Mar 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
"Ups and Downs" Exhibit
Wed-Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$6/adult, $5/senior, $4/child; children 3 and under are free
"Ups and Downs" is an exhibition to connect carousels and family recreation from the early 1900s to present. Featuring antique merry-go-round animals, this display examines how carving factories would create the different animals like several menagerie elk, created by various carousel manufacturers. A jumping giraffe will take the stage during the exhibit, as will a wolf, lion, and tiger.
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org

 

May 1, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
Privy to History: Civil War Prison Life Unearthed
Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes & Buckland aves., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior, $3/child (age 6-12)
Northwest Ohio is home to the only Union Army Civil War prison specifically designed to house captured Confederate officers. Johnson's Island Civil War Prison continues to reveal tantalizing details about the war and the men who fought and died. This exhibit focuses on additional information learned through archaeological evidence discovered since the 1965 publication of "Rebels on Lake Erie," the seminal history of the prison written by Charles E. Frohman. Numerous artifacts recovered from the site in recent years are on display.
419.332.2081 ext. 217
rbhayes.org

 

Jun 21, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014; Jun 20, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015
Summer Ghost Walks with Victoria
7 & 8 pm
Marshall Inn Bed & Breakfast, 204 Monroe St., Port Clinton
$8.50/person
Walk with your guide, Victoria, through old Port Clinton as she recounts tales of romance, history, mystery, and ghosts in the area. Call ahead for reservations.
877.376.5531
marshallinn.com

 

Sep 1, 2014 - Nov 27, 2014
Fall Yoga with Mary Leahy
Mon 9:45-10:45 am, Wed 10-11 am
Bodi N Balance, 3936 Harbor Light Landing Dr., Port Clinton
330.858.1890
bodinbalance.com

 

Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Fall Harvest Activities
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm
Burnham Orchards, 8019 SR 113, Berlin Heights
Daily activities include: the Great Corn Maze Adventure - over a mile of trails and 260,000 corn stalks to challenge you, a pumpkin patch - walk through the patch and select the pumpkins of your choice, and pick your own. Additional weekend activities include: hayrides through the orchard, face painting, balloon making, and more.
419.588.2138
burnhamorchards.com

 

Oct 19, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Halloween Classic
Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
Eight days of racing, camping, lottery prizes, bonus races, contests, drawings, and more. You can race or watch and have the time of your life!
419.668.5555
summitmotorsportspark.com

 

Oct 19, 2014 - Oct 24, 2014; Oct 26, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014; Nov 2, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014; Nov 9, 2014 - Nov 14, 2014; Nov 16, 2014 - Nov 21, 2014; Nov 23, 2014
Oberlin Connection
Sun-Fri 1-4 pm
Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave., Sandusky
Featured art exhibit: Oberlin Connection. An exhibit of works in a variety of media from a group of artists living and working in Oberlin, Ohio or who are recent graduates of Oberlin College.

419.625.1188
sanduskyculturalcenter.org

 

Oct 22, 2014
"Taking the Next Step"
7 pm
BSGU - Firelands Campus (Cedar Point Center), 1 University Dr., Huron
An informational program for adults interested in beginning or resuming their college education.
419.433.5560
firelands.bgsu.edu

 

Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014; Nov 5, 2014; Nov 12, 2014; Nov 19, 2014; Nov 26, 2014
Fall Chair Yoga With Mary Leahy
12-12:30 pm
Sutton Center Conference Room, 1848 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
330.858.1890

 

Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014; Nov 5, 2014; Nov 12, 2014; Nov 19, 2014; Nov 26, 2014
Fall Yoga with Donna Lueke
4:30-5:30 pm
Danbury School Library, 9491 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
419.341.4110

 

Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014; Nov 5, 2014; Nov 12, 2014; Nov 19, 2014; Nov 26, 2014
Family Fun Night
4-8 pm
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
$5/person
Enjoy the indoor playground, bounce houses, and skating rink (with choice rental) for only $5.00. With each admission, receive 2 FREE slices of pizza and a pop!

419.626.4467
ghostlymanor.com

 

Oct 22, 2014
Hansel & Gretel
10 am
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$4/student
This musical romp features a strange old lady in the woods who happens to be part giant, part ogre, part elf, and part troll. Could she be a witch, too? Only Hansel and Gretel will find out! For students grades: K-5.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014
Jazz Night
7-10 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Wine, pasta, and live jazz music featuring the Bob Smik Trio and special guests.
419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Oct 22, 2014; Oct 29, 2014; Nov 5, 2014; Nov 12, 2014; Nov 19, 2014; Dec 3, 2014
Wonderful Watercolors
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron.
$60/person (four-week session), $15/person (one session)
Learn to paint watercolors following step-by-step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. Please register by calling Clela at 440.371.5637 or send an email to clelasart@oh.rr.com. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
440.371.5637
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 23, 2014
A Burgundy & Oregon Wine Tasting
6 pm
Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
$135/person (tax and gratuity not included)
Featuring a tasting of nine wines from properties in Burgundy, France and the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Please call for reservations and more information.
440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

Oct 23, 2014
Beer vs Wine Dinner
6 pm
ZINC brasserie, 215 E. Water St., Sandusky
$65/person (plus tax & gratuity)
Each course will be paired with a beer and wine, each suited to the dish. See which one you prefer! Will the wine prevail...or the beer? Reservations are required.

419.502.9462

 

Oct 23, 2014; Oct 30, 2014; Nov 6, 2014; Nov 13, 2014; Nov 20, 2014; Nov 27, 2014
Fall Yoga with Mary Leahy
5:30-6:30 pm
Sutton Center Conference Room, 1848 E. Perry St., Port Clinton
330.858.1890

 

Oct 23, 2014
First Federal Farmers' Market
3:30-6:30 pm
Huron Boat Basin & Amphitheater, 330 Main St., Huron
Enjoy the freshest, healthiest produce from quality vendors and support the local growers.
419.433.8487
cityofhuron.org

 

Oct 23, 2014; Nov 20, 2014
Morning Blue Goose Bus Tours
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Join a ranger and enjoy access to closed areas of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 23, 2014
Port Clinton 4th Thursday Art Walk
5-8 pm
Various locations, Downtown Port Clinton
Free
Free, self-guided tour that combines astounding visual and live art, engaging events, and more in the core of Ottawa County.
419.341.0804
portclintonarts.org

 

Oct 23, 2014
The Witch Is In
6-8 pm
K&K Home Furnishings, 2609 Venice Rd., Sandusky
Come to K&K Home Furnishings for a spooktacular night out with food, drinks, sweet treats, and demonstrations featuring Quarry Hill Winery, Creative Cuisine, Tre Sorelle Cioccolato, BeadHottness, Lady Lockets, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Herbal Life Nutrition, Scentsy, Grace Adele, US Borne Books, Premier Jewelry, and more.
419.625.5300
kkhomefurnishings.com

 

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014
Boeckling's Banquet
Fri 5:30 pm, Sat 12:30 pm
Cedar Point Amusement Park, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
$74.95/person
Enjoy fine dining in the unique setting of the G.A. Boeckling's Eerie Estate haunted house. Gather with other spirits in the main dining room of the Estate and encounter creepy characters and fine food that's to die for! Does not include park admission. Reservations are required; seating is limited.

419.627.2350
cedarpoint.com

 

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Cedar Point's HalloWeekends
Fri 6 pm-12 am, Sat 11-12 am, Sun 11 am-8 pm
Cedar Point Amusement Park, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
Coaster thrills combine with spooky chills and monstrous fun for the little ones. It's a family-friendly daytime event (there's even a parade!), but beware of ghouls and terror emerging at night. Special hours October 12, 11 am-10 pm. Please note the Cedar Point is closed during the week.

419.627.2350
cedarpoint.com

 

Oct 24, 2014; Oct 31, 2014; Nov 7, 2014; Nov 14, 2014; Nov 21, 2014; Nov 28, 2014
Fall Yoga with Linda Green
8:15-9:15 am
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
419.635.2337
idarupp.org

 

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Halloween Party Cruise to Kelleys Island
8 pm
Goodtime I Lake Erie Island Cruises, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
$30.60/person
Put on your best costume and partake in this Halloween party on the lake! 21 and older only. Space is limited; call to make your reservation.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014
Lake Eerie Fearfest
Fri-Sat 7:30-11:30 pm, Sun 7:30-9:30 pm
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
$15/person (Ghostly Manor only), $25/person (all five haunted houses), $25/person (Fast Pass Ghostly Manor), $35/person (Fast Pass all five haunted houses)
Five of the most entertaining Haunted Houses on Lake Eerie! Recognized by The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been” series. Rated one of FORBES Top Ten Great Haunted Attractions for 2013.

419.626.4467
lakeeeriefearfest.com

 

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Sports Card, Coin, Stamp, and Collectible Show
Fri-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Find those rare coins and collectibles you've been looking for.
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014; Oct 31, 2014
Terror in the Field
Fri-Sat 7-11 pm
Novotny's Farm Market, at SR 2 and SR 60, Vermilion
$10/adult, $5/child (under 48")
Don't miss this exciting and scary haunted corn maze. Watch every eerie step you take in the field.
440.654.8847
facebook.com/Terrorinthefield

 

Oct 24, 2014
Wine Tasting
6-8 pm
Vine & Olive, 4917 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
$15/person (with a reservaton), $25/person (at the door)

Vine & Olive is proud to welcome Alberto Scarani of Ca' Montebello for his first visit to Ohio. His beautiful wines from Pavia,Lombardia, Italy, have graced the tables and shelves of northeast Ohio's finest restaurants and wine shops. This family-owned vineyard produces the Pavia region's finest wines such as a unique White Pinot Noir and a semi sweet sparkling red called Sangue di Giuda. Admission includes six tastes of wine plus appetizers. Please email manager@vine-olive.com to make a reservation.

 


419.502.4000
vine-olive.com

 

Oct 24, 2014
Zombie Bar Crawl
8 pm
Various locations, Vermilion
The party begins at Quaker Steak & Lube followed by stops at Woodstock Cafe, Lake Erie Taphouse, and Rudy's Bar & Grill. Drink specials and prizes for best costume. Please call for more information.
440.967.3724
thelube.com/locations/ohio/vermilion/

 

Oct 25, 2014
“Rocking the Dead” Battle of the Bands
5-10 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Join the Sandusky State Theatre for “Rocking the Dead” this fall for its 1st Annual Battle of the Bands. The battle will include seven finalists to perform on the historic Sandusky State Theatre stage. Each band will have the opportunity to show northwest Ohio and Sandusky who really is the best band of the land.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Oct 25, 2014; Oct 31, 2015
Adult Halloween Party
6 pm
Various locations, Kelleys Island
Dress up in costume; various contests and prizes at all taverns.

419.746.2360
kelleysislandchamber.com

 

Oct 25, 2014
Boo! at the Boardwalk
6-8 pm; Costume parade at 7 pm
Magee Marsh Boardwalk-West End, 13229 W. SR 2., Oak Harbor
Free
Great fun for the whole family. Visit stations along the boardwalk to learn about wildlife with treats and surprises for all.
419 898.0960
friendsofmageemarsh.org

 

Oct 25, 2014; Oct 31, 2015
Cops & Robbers Road Chase 5K Walk/Run
8 am registration, 9 am race
Jefferson Street Pavilion, North Jefferson St., Port Clinton
$20/pre-registration, $25/day of race
Dress up as your favorite cop or robber. Pick up a registration form at Perfect Color Hair & Tan, 90 N. Madison St., Port Clinton. All proceeds benefit the Ottawa County Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34 Scholarship Fund.
419.308.4690

 

Oct 25, 2014
Earth to Table Dinner
7 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 SR 13, Milan
$105/person (plus tax and gratuity)
Featuring Gunnar Karl Gislason of Dill Restaurant, Iceland. Reservations required.
419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

Oct 25, 2014; Nov 1, 2014; Nov 8, 2014; Nov 15, 2014; Nov 22, 2014; Nov 29, 2014
Fall Yoga with Donna Lueke
8-9 am
Bodi N Balance, 3936 Harbor Light Landing Dr., Port Clinton
419.341.4110
bodinbalance.com

 

Oct 25, 2014; Oct 24, 2015
Halloween at the Bay
Various locations, Put-in-Bay
Downtown taverns decorate with a theme for Halloween. Hundreds of people in costume. Some establishments have costume contests and give cash prizes. The island's last big weekend. You've got to see it, to believe it.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Oct 25, 2014
Halloween Festival
1-9 pm
Erie Islands Resort & Marina, 4495 W. Darr-Hopfinger Rd., Port Clinton
$5/car
Games and activities 1-4 pm, trick-or-treating 4:30-6 pm. Hayrides starting at 7 pm and haunted house opens at 7:30 pm. Special Halloween menu available. Call resort for additional information.
419.734.9117
erieislandsresort.com

 

Oct 25, 2014
Halloween Special
8 am-4 pm
Jamie's Flea Market, 46388 Telegraph Rd., Amherst
440.986.4402
jamiesfleamarket.com

 

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Happy Halloween Weekend
11 am-5 pm
Burnham Orchards, 8019 SR 113, Berlin Heights
Saturday and Sunday launching pumpkins from a pneumatic pumpkin launcher, benefiting the Wounded Warrior project. Activities for children, hay rides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and more!

419.588.2138
burnhamorchards.com

 

Oct 25, 2014
History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert
10-11:30 am
R.B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Topic: Women's Roles in the Civil War. Please call to register.

419.332.2081 ext. 239
rbhayes.org

 

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Kalahari Cup
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
This soccer tournament is designed for competitive community based travel teams both boys and girls U9 to U14. Please visit the website for more information.
657.206.KCUP
kalaharicup.com

 

Oct 25, 2014
Kid's Boo Bash Halloween Party
12-3 pm
Quaker Steak & Lube, 5150 Liberty Ave. (US 6), Vermilion
Dress up in costume and enjoy arts & crafts and a coloring contest.

440.967.3724
thelube.com/locations/ohio/vermilion/

 

Oct 25, 2014; Nov 1, 2014; Nov 8, 2014; Nov 15, 2014; Nov 22, 2014; Nov 29, 2014; Dec 6, 2014; Dec 13, 2014; Dec 20, 2014; Dec 27, 2014; Jan 3, 2015; Jan 10, 2015; Jan 17, 2015; Jan 24, 2015; Jan 31, 2015; Feb 7, 2015; Feb 14, 2015; Feb 21, 2015; Feb 28, 2015; Mar 7, 2015; Mar 14, 2015; Mar 21, 2015; Mar 28, 2015; Apr 4, 2015; Apr 11, 2015; Apr 18, 2015; Apr 25, 2015; May 2, 2015; May 9, 2015; May 16, 2015; May 23, 2015; May 30, 2015; Jun 6, 2015; Jun 13, 2015; Jun 20, 2015; Jun 27, 2015; Jul 4, 2015; Jul 11, 2015; Jul 18, 2015; Jul 25, 2015; Aug 1, 2015; Aug 8, 2015; Aug 15, 2015; Aug 22, 2015; Aug 29, 2015; Sep 5, 2015; Sep 12, 2015; Sep 19, 2015; Sep 26, 2015; Oct 3, 2015; Oct 10, 2015; Oct 17, 2015; Oct 24, 2015; Oct 31, 2015; Nov 7, 2015; Nov 14, 2015; Nov 21, 2015; Nov 28, 2015; Dec 5, 2015; Dec 12, 2015; Dec 19, 2015; Dec 26, 2015
Live Entertainment
6:30-9:30 pm
Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Live music and fun! Light food menu, wine, beer, and martinis.

419.588.3179
quarryhillwinery.org

 

Oct 25, 2014; Oct 31, 2015
Main Street Port Clinton Zombie Pub Crawl
7 pm-12 am
Various locations, Downtown Port Clinton
$10/person
Zombie pub crawl and ball in downtown Port Clinton. Ticket enters you in prizes and costume contest. First 100 tickets sold will receive a free t-shirt. Tickets are available at all downtown pubs and Main Street Port Clinton office.
419 734.5503

 

Oct 25, 2014; Jun 27, 2015; Jul 25, 2015; Aug 22, 2015; Sep 26, 2015; Oct 24, 2015
Oak Harbor Farmer's Market
9 am-1 pm
Downtown Oak Harbor
Free
Fresh, seasonal produce, local crafts, fresh baked goods, and more.
419.898.0479
oakharborohio.net

 

Oct 25, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Penn State
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
Free
Cheer on the Buckeyes and help support the Endowed Scholarship Fund of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. Raffles, food and drink specials, and lots of Buckeye spirit. Everyone is welcome to attend.
419.734.6507
lockdockandbarrel.com

 

Oct 25, 2014; Oct 31, 2015
Port Clinton Downtown Trick or Treat
1-3 pm
Various Locations, Downtown Port Clinton
Free
All young ghosts and goblins are invited downtown for some trick-or-treat fun.
419 734.5503
portclintonchamber.com

 

Oct 25, 2014
Pumpkin Palooza
12-3 pm
Milan Museum, 10 Edison Dr. (off SR 113), Milan
Free
Enjoy pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, Halloween coloring murals, costume contests, caramel apples, and much more! You must register in advance to participate in the costume contest and to receive a caramel apple. Registration deadline: Friday, October 24, 2014.

419.499.2968
milanhistory.org

 

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014; Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Quarry Hill Orchards Weekend Wagon Rides
12-5 pm
Quarry Hill Orchard Market, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Hourly tractor-pulled wagon rides through the orchard and adjacent metropark.

419.588.2858
quarryhillorchards.com

 

Oct 25, 2014
Sandusky Farmers' Market
8 am-12 pm
Corner of Hancock & Market sts., Sandusky
Fresh vegetables and fruits direct from the farm, as well as many other popular items including handmade jewelry, crafts, and homemade candles.
419.357.1939
sanduskyfarmersmarket.org

 

Oct 25, 2014; Nov 15, 2014
Stewardship Days
9:30 am-12 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Learn about the refuge while lending a hand to improve it. Stewardship projects include trail maintenance and habitat restoration projects.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 25, 2014
Sweet Scavenger Hunt
10-11:30 am
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Fun for all. Sandusky Mall Complex will be celebrating the Halloween season with scavenger hunt followed by a costume contest.
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Oct 25, 2014
Tombstone Derby
10 am-6 pm
Depot Park, 353 Ottawa St., Elmore
Event includes a mock kid drag race, full-sized drag racing contest, parade, food, kid-friendly haunted house, "Trails for Treats for Tots," and concludes with the main event--motorized casket races.
419.340.7020
villageofelmoreohio.com

 

Oct 26, 2014
Acoustic Coffee House Sunday
6:30-9:30 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Featuring Captain Howdy.
419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Oct 26, 2014
Children's Trick or Treat
6-7:30 pm
Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus, 8180 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor
Free
Annual Trick or Treat for children 12 and under and their families. No registration required.
419.898.2851
riverviewhealthcare.com

 

Oct 26, 2014
Live Entertainment
6-9 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
Oct 5: Steve Jad, Oct 12: Electric Duo, Oct 19: David Lester, and Oct 26: Paul Franks.
419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Oct 26, 2014
Ottawa Tram Tour
10 am-2 pm & 1-3 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Enjoy searching for wildlife on an open-air tram tour of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Reservations required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Oct 26, 2014
Robert Gruca
4 pm
Zion Lutheran Church, 503 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Free
Featuring Robert Gruca, classical guitarist. Freewill offering will be collected for Andrew Dunn Scholarship Program and Back to the Wild.

sanduskyconcert.com

 

Oct 27, 2014; Nov 3, 2014; Nov 10, 2014; Nov 17, 2014; Nov 24, 2014; Dec 1, 2014; Dec 8, 2014; Dec 15, 2014; Dec 22, 2014; Dec 29, 2014; Jan 5, 2015; Jan 12, 2015; Jan 19, 2015; Jan 26, 2015; Feb 2, 2015; Feb 9, 2015; Feb 16, 2015; Feb 23, 2015; Mar 2, 2015; Mar 9, 2015; Mar 16, 2015; Mar 23, 2015; Mar 30, 2015; Apr 6, 2015; Apr 13, 2015; Apr 20, 2015; Apr 27, 2015; May 4, 2015; May 11, 2015; May 18, 2015; May 25, 2015; Jun 1, 2015; Jun 8, 2015; Jun 15, 2015; Jun 22, 2015; Jun 29, 2015; Jul 6, 2015; Jul 13, 2015
"Designing a Backyard Grocery Store" Gardening and Plant Weekend Getaway
9:30 am-6 pm
McKenna's Inn Bed & Breakfast, 5714 E. Pittsburgh St., Port Clinton
$99
Event includes a brief lecture and hands-on session on organic garden design, hands-on instruction on how create a space to raise chickens, assortment of plants and seeds, entries for prizes, food, beverages, and more. Reservations required as space is limited.
419.341.6033

 

Oct 28, 2014; Nov 4, 2014; Nov 11, 2014; Nov 18, 2014; Nov 25, 2014
Fall Yoga with Linda Green
6:30-8 pm
Magruder Hospital Conference Center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton
419.635.2337
magruderhospital.com

 

Oct 28, 2014
Haunted Prison Farm Tour
6:30 & 7:15 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Tour the grounds and offices of Osborn MetroPark, which was previously a working prison farm for the State. View areas not typically shown to the public and hear never before heard ghost recordings. Registration required; limit 20 per session.
419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 28, 2014
Lake Erie's "Perfect Storm"
1 pm
BGSU Firelands - 1 University Dr., Huron
Guest speakers: Georgann and Michael Wachter.

419.433.5560
firelands.bgsu.edu

 

Oct 29, 2014
Halloween Spooktacular
6-7:30 pm
Port Clinton High School, 821 S. Jefferson St., Port Clinton
Free
For children, accompanied by adult, infants to grade 5. Trick or treat through the building and enjoy freaky fun and ghoulish games. Sponsored by PCHS Key Club and National Honor Society.
419.734.2147
www.pccsd.net

 

Oct 29, 2014
The Miami Erie Canal
1:30 pm
BGSU Firelands, 1 University Dr., Huron
Featuring guest speaker L. Neal Brady, Executive Director of the Miami & Erie Canal Corridor Association.

419.433.5560
firelands.bgsu.edu

 

Oct 30, 2014
City of Port Clinton Trick or Treat
6-8 pm
City of Port Clinton, Port Clinton
Don't forget to turn your porch light on if you will be passing out candy.
419.734.5522

 

Oct 30, 2014
Historic Vermilion Ghost Tour
7-8:30 pm
Various locations, Vermilion
$20/person
A walking tour of downtown Vermilion. What stories do the walls and locations that will be visited have to tell? Only a limited number of tickets will be sold. Please call Main Street Vermilion to purchase tickets.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Oct 30, 2014
Watercolor Painting with Dee Cochran
1-3 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Please call for a suggested supply list to bring with you to class. Registration is required for each class.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Oct 31, 2014
A Halloween/Masquerade Party
7 pm
Chez Francois/Touche' Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
$90-110/person (tax and gratuity not included)
Find your favorite costume and book this event early. The first 100 reservations will be seated downstairs and the later reservations upstairs in the Parisian Room. Please call for reservations and more information. You can dance in either venue, so put on your dancing shoes and enjoy a night of laughter and good times.
440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

Oct 31, 2014
Acrylic and Oil Painting with Kathie Widing
1-3 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Please bring any supplies you have on-hand. Registration is required for each class.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Oct 31, 2014
Halloween Costume Party
9 pm
Quaker Steak & Lube, 5150 Liberty Ave. (US 6), Vermilion
Prizes for best costume. Entertainment provided by DJ Jimbo Float.
440.967.3724
thelube.com/locations/ohio/vermilion/

 

Oct 31, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Kelleys Island Owl Festival
Fri 6:30-8 pm, Sat 9 am-8 pm, Sun 9 am-6:30 pm
Various locations, Kelleys Island
Owl banding, speakers, guided birding around the island, and more.
419.746.2360
kelleysislandchamber.com

 

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014; Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014; Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014; Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014; Nov 29, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014; Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014; Dec 13, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014; Dec 20, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
Arts Guild of Vermilion Winter Holiday Art Show & Sale
12-4 pm
Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main St. (SR 60), Vermilion
Featuring local artists and fine craftsmen. This is a great venue to do your holiday shopping!
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Nov 1, 2014
History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert
10-11:30 am
R.B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
Topic: James McPherson: A Life Cut Short. Please call to register.
419.332.2081 ext. 239
rbhayes.org

 

Nov 1, 2014
Movie: Planes
10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Free
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Nov 1, 2014
Movie: Planes
10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Free
Cars gets a high-flying spinoff with this Disney Toon Studios film about a humble crop duster who dreams of becoming a great air racer. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Nov 1, 2014; Dec 6, 2014
Nature Tots
10:30-11:30 am
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult for nature crafts, stories, and outdoor fun. Reservations required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Nov 1, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Illinois
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
Free
Cheer on the Buckeyes and help support the Endowed Scholarship Fund of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. Raffles, food and drink specials, and lots of Buckeye spirit. Everyone is welcome to attend.
419.734.6507
lockdockandbarrel.com

 

Nov 1, 2014; Dec 6, 2014
Swampers
1-2:30 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Children ages 6-12 are invited to bring their favorite adult for nature crafts, stories, and outdoor fun. Registration required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Nov 1, 2014
Volunteer Day: Whack a Weed
9 am-12 pm
Old Woman Creek, 2514 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron
Relieve stress while helping remove invasive plants. Learn techniques and new tools to help with invasive species removal.
419.433.4601
oldwomancreek.org

 

Nov 2, 2014
Hike the Dikes: Waterfowl
9-10:30 am
Magee Marsh Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Walk takes you into areas of Magee Marsh and Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge that are usually closed to the public. Attend three hikes and earn a hickory walking stick.
419.898.0960 ext. 31
friendsofmageemarsh.org

 

Nov 2, 2014; Nov 9, 2014; Nov 16, 2014; Nov 23, 2014
Live Entertainment
6-9 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
Nov 2: Denny Hall & Paul, Nov 9: Dolinar, Nov 16: Lance Horwedel, and Nov. 23: Gary Cover.
419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Nov 2, 2014
Mesenburg Bridal Show
1 pm
Mesenburg's Catering Hall, 545 Cleveland Rd. W, Huron
$5/person
Featuring door prizes, strolling modeling show, top area vendors, and free samples.
419.433.2954
mesenburg.com

 

Nov 2, 2014; Dec 7, 2014
Monthly Bird Survey
8 am
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Join a refuge volunteer and become a citizen scientist the first Sunday of each month. Bring your binoculars and dress for the weather. Meet at the trailhead parking area.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Nov 4, 2014
Critters of the Night Hike
6 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Seeing an owl swoop down to catch an unsuspecting mouse or spying a coyote heading out for a night hunt in the woods can be just as thrilling as a ride at Cedar Point! Learn more about the creatures of the night that live around the neighborhood with a short presentation about nocturnal wildlife followed by a hike to learn what you can see, hear, or maybe smell. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Registration not required.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Nov 4, 2014; Nov 11, 2014; Nov 18, 2014; Nov 25, 2014; Jan 20, 2015; Jan 27, 2015; Feb 3, 2015; Feb 10, 2015
Lyman Restoration Class
6-9 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
$150/member, $175/non-member
The class, under the instruction of Dwight Davis of Classic Marine, is a continuation of the restoration project of a 1930s 14' Lyman catboat. The restoration of the 14' boat will include working on replacing planks, steam bending ribs, and installing other structural parts. This is a four session class. Registration required.
419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Nov 5, 2014; Nov 12, 2014; Nov 19, 2014; Nov 26, 2014
Jazz Night
7-10 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Wine, pasta, and live jazz music featuring the Bob Smik Trio and special guests.
419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014; Nov 13, 2014 - Nov 16, 2014
"Fiddler on the Roof"
Thurs-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Playmaker's Civic Theatre, 604 W. 6th St., Port Clinton
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, this show's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy, and success.
419.734.5044
pcplaymakers.org

 

Nov 6, 2014
A Truffle Wine Dinner
6:30 pm
Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
$135/person (tax & gratuity not included)
Jennifer Stewart, French Portfolio Manager of Vintner Select will lead a tasting of nine wines from the truffle growing regions of Burgundy & The Rhone Valley in France to Piedmont, Italy.

440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

Nov 6, 2014
Anne Frank
10 am
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$4/student
Anne Frank’s diaries have always been among the most moving and eloquent documents of the Holocaust. This compelling story of adolescents in the face of human tragedy comes to life in this riveting adaptation of a classic piece of literature.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014
Annual Candelight Open House
Fri-Sat 10 am-8 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm
Christi's Just For Ewe, 9529 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
Free
Gourmet food demos, tons of door prizes, art class retreat demos, huge yarn shop trunk show, and more. Car pool to enter a drawing for a free gas card.
419.798.5151
christisjustforewe.com

 

Nov 7, 2014; Dec 5, 2014
First Friday Fundraiser
10 am-5 pm
Tre Sorelle Cioccolato, 634 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
The first Friday of each month will be dedicated to the community. 10% of the sales on the first Friday will be split between a school and a community organization. Oct 3: Firelands Montessori/Serving Our Seniors, Nov 7: Perkins/Piggyback Foundation, and Dec 5: Sandusky/CASA.
419.502.2462
tresorelleonline.com

 

Nov 7, 2014
The Ohio State University Marching Band Concert
8 pm
Hoover Auditorium, 115 Third St., Lakeside
$10/person
Enjoy a lively concert of the Ohio State Marching Band featuring their greatest hits. Visit the website to order tickets, and more information regarding parking, etc. Brutus Buckeye and the OSU Cheerleaders will also be in attendance. Seating is first come, first serve. Doors will open at 7:15 pm. Tickets are also available at Bassett's Market in Port Clinton and Mutach's Market in Marblehead.
419.707.9492
OSUMBinOttawaCounty.com

 

Nov 8, 2014
1st Milan Holly Run
8:30 am
Milan Town Hall, 24 Park St., Milan
$25-35/person
A 5K Run/Walk and a Fun Run. Awards, food, party, live band, beverages, and t-shirts. Holly Sneider of Milan, Ohio lost her battle with cancer in 2011. The "Life is Good No Matter What" foundation was created to honor her memory. All race proceeds will benefit this foundation.
facebook.com/hollyrun5K

 

Nov 8, 2014
Annual Ohio State V. Michigan Earth to Table Dinner
7 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 SR 13, Milan
105/person (plus tax and gratuity)
Featuring the chef teams from The Ohio State University and University of Michigan. Reservations required.
419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

Nov 8, 2014
Boy Scout Pinewood Derby
1 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Cheer on your favorite car and scout at this annual event.
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Nov 8, 2014
Fall Wine Tasting in the Gallery
6-8 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd., (SR 163), Marblehead
$25/person (plus tax and gratuity)
Enjoy a variety of delicious wines and hors d'oeuvres with live piano music. Reservations required.
419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014; Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014
Fremont Flea Market
Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 9 am-3 pm
Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 712 North St., Fremont
419.332.5604
sanduskycountyfair.com

 

Nov 8, 2014
Historical Program
1 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
Free with admission to the museum
Featured program: 'Climbing Cleveland's Iron Mountain' presented by Betty Lou Higgins.

419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Nov 8, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Michigan State
8 pm
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
Free
Cheer on the Buckeyes and help support the Endowed Scholarship Fund of the Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County. Raffles, food and drink specials, and lots of Buckeye spirit. Everyone is welcome to attend.
419.734.6507
lockdockandbarrel.com