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

 

Nov 14, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
Lights Before Christmas
Sun-Thurs 3-8 pm, Fri-Sat 3-9 pm (Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day)
Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo
$13/adult (age 12-59), $10/senior (age 60+), $10/child (age 2-11)
Enjoy displays containing millions of lights and many other holiday-themed attractions. Watch the dancing lights display near cheetah Valley, hear the joyous sounds of carolers on selected evenings, and visit with Santa in the Museum. New for 2014: Ice Slide and live reindeer at the Winter Village.

419.385.5721
toledozoo.org

 

Nov 15, 2014 - Dec 24, 2014; Nov 14, 2015 - Dec 24, 2015
Photos with Santa
Hours vary
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Stop by for a photo with Santa.

419.626.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Nov 21, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015; Nov 21, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
Northern Lights & Winter Brights
5-10 pm
Sandusky Bay Pavilion, 605 E. Water St., Sandusky
Celebrate the holidays by enjoying a festive light display outside the Sandusky Bay Pavilion and the Maritime Museum. The Museum will also be fully 'deck-ed' out inside as well and open winter hours.
419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
Christmas Light Show Spectacular
6 pm-12 am
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Free
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas Light Show Spectacular from the comfort of your warm vehicle! Tune your car radio to 99.7 FM; the light show plays every 30 minutes.
419.626.4467
ghostlymanor.com

 

Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014; Nov 27, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Firelands Festival of Lights
5-10 pm
Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., Huron
Free; donations accepted
The Festival of Lights is a wonderful, family-oriented, Christmas light display that involves over 30 local, non-profit organizations. Take a drive along Sawmill Creek Dr. to experience the lights and meet Santa!
419.433.3800 ext. 784
facebook.com/firelandsfestivaloflights

 

Nov 28, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015; Nov 27, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
Hayes Train Special Exhibit
Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm (closed Christmas & New Year's Day)
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $6.50/senior, $3/child (6-12 yrs)

Everyone is a kid again as they watch eight different model trains travel a 12x24-foot, three-tier model train layout. All of the trains are styles that relate to the life of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and his family. Visitors act as engineers lifting gates, flashing lights, sounding the whistle, and more, via a series of interactive buttons. A miniature Victorian village provides a picturesque setting through which the trains travel.


800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

Dec 10, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
12 Gifts of Christmas
Quaker Steak & Lube, 5150 Liberty Ave., Vermillion
12 charity events. 12 days in a row. 12 nights of live entertainment. 10% of the daily food sales will be donated to a different local, non-profit agency.
440.967.3724
thelube.com

 

Dec 13, 2014 - Dec 24, 2014
Holiday Gift Wrapping
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Have your gifts wrapped while you shop!
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Dec 16, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014; Dec 23, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014; Dec 30, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015; Jan 6, 2015 - Jan 11, 2015; Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015; Jan 20, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015; Jan 27, 2015 - Feb 1, 2015; Feb 3, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015; Feb 10, 2015 - Feb 16, 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. The museum is CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The museum is OPEN on Presidents’ Day (Feb 16) with special hours: 12-5 pm.

419.332.2081 ext. 17
rbhayes.org

 

Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
"A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$10/adult, $8/senior, $5/child
Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a school Christmas play, but he is both ignored and mocked by his peers. The story touches on the over-commercialization and secularism of Christmas, and serves to remind viewers of the true meaning of Christmas.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014; Dec 26, 2014 - Dec 27, 2014
Live Music
6-9 pm
Paper Moon Vineyards, 2008 SR 60, Vermilion
Live music featuring a variety of artists. Please check the website for hours and schedule of performers.
440.967.2500
papermoonvineyards.com

 

Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
Santa Claus Visit
6:30-8:30 pm
Depot Park, 353 Ottawa St., Elmore
Free
Visit with Santa in the Log Cabin. Be sure to bring your camera. Sponsored by the Elmore Lions Club.
419.340.7020
villageofelmoreohio.com

 

Dec 19, 2014 - Dec 22, 2014
Visit Santa in the Cookie House
5 - 8 pm
Santa's Cookie House, Washington St., Sandusky
Visit Santa in the Cookie House! Please bring a camera for photos.

 

Dec 20, 2014
A Cup of Christmas Tea
2-4 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 Mudbrook Rd., Milan
$25/adult, $15/child (tax and gratuity not included)
Enjoy the flavors of the season! Chefs will prepare a variety of teas, finger sandwiches, canapes, petit fours, and sweets. Reservations required.

419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

Dec 20, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
Auto Tour
8 am-4 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Enjoy the refuge from the comfort of your car. The seven-mile route departs from the visitor center parking lot. Make sure you stop at the refuge's Visitor Center, too! Explore hands-on exhibits and watch a short film about the natural and cultural history of the Lake Erie marsh ecosystem and the Great Black Swamp.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Dec 20, 2014
Christmas Winterfest
9 am-2 pm
Erie Islands Resort & Marina, 4495 W. Darr-Hopfinger Rd., Port Clinton
Brunch: $9.95/adult, $4.95/child
9-11 am breakfast with Santa. After breakfast cookies, ornament decorating, and more in Santa's beautifully decorated workshop from 11 am-2 pm.
419.734.9117
erieislandsresort.com

 

Dec 20, 2014
Firelands Audubon Annual Bird Count
10 am
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, 2715 Cleveland Rd. W, Huron
Take a hike with retired naturalist/bird expert, Mary Warren, to help with the Firelands Audubon Society annual bird count. Dress for the weather. 4th–6th graders welcome.

419.625.7136
firelandsaudubon.org

 

Dec 20, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014; Nov 7, 2015 - Nov 8, 2015; Nov 14, 2015 - Nov 15, 2015; Nov 21, 2015 - Nov 22, 2015; Nov 28, 2015 - Nov 29, 2015; Dec 5, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015; Dec 12, 2015 - Dec 13, 2015; Dec 19, 2015 - Dec 20, 2015
Holiday Arts Show
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

 

Dec 20, 2014
Live Entertainment
6:30-9:30 pm
Quarry Hill Winery & Orchard, 8403 Mason Rd. (one mile east of SR 61), Berlin Heights
Featuring Honey Creek Band, playing Christmas songs.
419.588.3179
QuarryHillWinery.org

 

Dec 20, 2014
Santa is in the House
11 am-3 pm
Exchange Park, Vermilion
Visit with Santa at his house! Bring a camera for photos. Sponsored by the Friends of Harbour Town.
440.654.8847
vermilionohio.com

 

Dec 21, 2014
Live Entertainment
6-9 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
Dec 7: Dolinar, Dec 14: Lance Horwedel, and Dec 21: Jerry Zsigo.

419.960.7030

 

Dec 21, 2014
Santa's Arrival
11 am-2 pm
Liberty Aviation Museum, 3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
Santa is flying into Erie-Ottawa International Airport at 11 am. Santa will be taking Christmas lists from 11 am-2 pm at the Liberty Aviation Museum Lobby. Free hotdogs, Christmas cookies, and hot chocolate for all the kids.

419.732.0234
libertyaviationmuseum.org

 

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

 

Dec 24, 2014; Dec 31, 2014
Jazz Night
6:30-9:30 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

 

Dec 25, 2014; Dec 25, 2015
Holiday Buffet
Kalahari Resort, 7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky

Enjoy a Christmas Buffet at Kalahari with friends and family this holiday season. Please check the website for a list of food items. Reservations strongly encouraged.
419.433.5543
kalahariresorts.com

 

Dec 26, 2014 - Dec 27, 2014
"The Beautiful Flame Pizza Napoletana"
5 pm
Paper Moon Vineyards, 2008 State Rd. (SR 60), Vermilion
"The Beautiful Flame Pizza Napoletana" will be visiting Paper Moon. Enjoy pizza the way it was created in Naples, Italy, circa 1889. Right before your eyes, they'll fire up oak or maple wood to a scorching 900 degrees! Each pizza is done in less than two minutes because of the high temperature.

440.967.2500
papermoonvineyards.com

 

Dec 26, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014
Holiday Clearance Sale
Mon-Fri 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Shop participating mall stores and find great sales at unbeatable prices.
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Dec 26, 2014; Dec 28, 2014; Dec 30, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014; Dec 26, 2015 - Dec 27, 2015; Dec 29, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015
Holiday Sleigh Rides Through Spiegel Grove
1-4 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$3/rider
Re-create a scene straight from the past when the Hayes Presidential Center hosts horse-drawn sleigh rides through the estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes. Young and old alike will delight in these nostalgic holiday tours through Hayes' 25-acre estate. Afterward, warm up with a visit to the elegant 31-room Hayes Home or the 2-story Hayes Museum.
800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

Dec 26, 2014 - Dec 27, 2014; Jan 3, 2015; Jan 9, 2015 - Jan 10, 2015; Jan 16, 2015 - Jan 17, 2015; Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 24, 2015; Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 7, 2015; Feb 14, 2015; Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015; Feb 27, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015; Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 7, 2015; Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015; Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015; Apr 11, 2015; Apr 17, 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

 

Dec 27, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014
Christmas in the Village
Sat 1-9 pm, Sun 1-5 pm
Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue
$6/adult, $4/child (ages 6-12); children 5 and under are free
Celebrate your favorite stories and songs of the season. Featuring Christmas carols, a Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer collection, display of nostalgic Christmas postcards, and more. 
419.483.4949
lymevillage.com

 

Dec 27, 2014
Live Entertainment
7-11 pm
Rosie's Bar & Grill, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton
Nov 7: Corduroy Road; Nov 14: Steve Brownell; Nov 21: Michelle Romary Trio; Nov 29: Sonny Ferguson; Dec 12: Michelle Romary; Dec 19:Steve Brownell.

419.960.7310
1812rosies.com

 

Dec 27, 2014
Live Entertainment: Corduroy Road
8 pm-12 am
Rosie's Bar & Grill, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton


419.960.7310
1812rosies.com

 

Dec 31, 2014
A New Year's Eve Celebration
Chez Francois/Touche' Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
First two sittings: $65/person; Last seating: $85/person
There will be three sittings: 4:30-6:30 pm, 7-9 pm, and 9:45 pm. Each seating will feature a multi-course dinner. The last seating will feature Mr. Mike Moore with an atmosphere for dancing. Note that availability of the last seating is extremely limited.

440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

Dec 31, 2014; Dec 31, 2015
Las Vegas Style Charity Casino
8:30 pm-1 am
Sawmill Creek Resort - Wilderness Hall, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
Featuring Vegas-style gambling, dancing, cash bar, and a chance to win prizes with gaming tickets. Overnight packages are available at Sawmill Creek Resort.
800.729.6455
sawmillcreek.com

 

Dec 31, 2014
New Year's Eve
8 pm-12 am
Quarry Hill Winery, 8403 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Free
Enjoy musical entertainment by Jay Guerrero.
419.588.3179
QuarryHillWinery.org

 

Dec 31, 2014
New Year's Eve at Zinc
Zinc Brasserie, 142 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Ready to Ring in the New Year? Zinc is pleased to offer dining options on New Year's Eve. Reservations are required. Please call for details.
419.502.9462
zincbrasserie.net

 

Dec 31, 2014; Dec 31, 2015
New Year's Eve Buffet
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky
Featuring an amazing selection of African inspired delicacies. Please check the website for a complete list of food items. Reservations strongly encouraged. Subject to 19% taxable service charge and applicable sales tax.
419.433.5543
kalahariresorts.com

 

Dec 31, 2014
New Year's Eve Celebration with Derrick & Derrick
9 pm-1 am
Rosie's Bar & Grill, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton
419.960.7310
1812rosies.com

 

Dec 31, 2014
New Year's Eve Party
8 pm
Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
$10/person (general), $20/person (VIP)
Families, kids, teens...everyone is welcome to celebrate on the skating rink! Choose from two party packages: $10 includes skate admission, skate rental, NYE party favors, one slice of pizza & a small pop or $20 VIP includes skate admission, choice rental of skates, scooter or rollerblades, NYE party favors, 12 game tokens, two slices of pizza & a large pop, and choice of one admission to Mini Golf, 4D Theater, or Ghostly Manor Haunted House.
419.626.4467
ghostlymanor.com

 

Dec 31, 2014
New Year's Eve Party
6 pm
Port Clinton VFW, 214 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Watch Trooper the Trout drop with good friends, great food, and lots of fun.
419.734.9981
pcvfw2480.com

 

Dec 31, 2014
Toast to the Town New Year's Eve Gala
6-8 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St. (at US 6), Sandusky
$15/person
Ticket includes admission into the event, food, beverages, carousel rides, and music.
419.626.6111
merrygoroundmuseum.org

 

Dec 31, 2014; Dec 31, 2015
Walleye Madness at Midnight
3 pm-12 am
Downtown Port Clinton, N. Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Annual event will provide fun and excitement for the whole family! Be sure to keep updated with events vendors and new entertainment on the Facebook page "Walleye Madness at Midnight."
walleyemadness.com

 

Jan 1, 2015
Resolution Run & Ride
10 am
Grace Community Church, 900 Smith Rd., Fremont
Free
Run, walk, and/or ride your bike on the Northcoast Inland Trail. Runners and walkers determine their own distance. Bikers have the choice of a 5, 10, or 20 mile distance.

419.332.4481
flatlanders.info

 

Jan 1, 2015; Jan 15, 2015; Feb 5, 2015; Feb 19, 2015; Mar 5, 2015; Mar 19, 2015
The Listening Room Local
7 pm
Rosie's Bar & Grill, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton
Enjoy some of northern Ohio's best singer-songwriters in a listening room environment. There will be special guests each week!
419.960.7546
1812rosies.com

 

Jan 1, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015
Winter Wear Drive for Charity
Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Drop off items such as gently used coats, gloves, hats, and scarves to be distributed by local non-profit agencies to help those in need.
419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Jan 3, 2015
Hayes Model Train Clinic
1-4 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$2/person
Keep those model trains on track with help from the Hayes Presidential Center. The clinic offers amateurs a chance to talk with experts about maintenance and repair, as well as the worth of older trains. Attendees with G- or O-gauge trains can run their models on the museum's 12x14-foot layout.
800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

Jan 3, 2015
Program: History of Cleveland Hopkins Airport
1:30 pm
Hinde Field, 1819 Boos Rd., Huron
Presented by Mr. Bill Meixner, President, Society of Air Racing Historians - Cleveland Chapter. Refreshments Served. Public Welcome! Hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 50.

419.239.8292

 

Jan 4, 2015
Full Moon Night Hike
7 pm
East Sandusky Bay MetroPark - Stockdale Arboretum, 4011 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky
Walk the meadows under the light of a full moon and look for nocturnal wildlife. 
419.625.7783 ext. 221
eriemetroparks.org

 

Jan 6, 2015; Jan 8, 2015; Jan 13, 2015; Jan 15, 2015; Jan 20, 2015; Jan 22, 2015; Jan 27, 2015; Jan 29, 2015; Feb 3, 2015; Feb 5, 2015; Feb 10, 2015; Feb 12, 2015; Feb 17, 2015; Feb 19, 2015; Feb 24, 2015; Feb 26, 2015
Open Public Shooting
5:30-8 pm
Camp Perry Training Site, 1000 Lawrence Dr. (off SR 2), Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to take advantage of a new opportunity to do practice shooting on Tue and Thurs evenings at the Camp Perry Marksmanship Center air gun range. The Camp Perry 80-point, 10-meter air gun range is fully equipped with electronic targets that accommodate air rifle, air pistol, or National Match Air Rifle shooting. Instructors and shooting equipment are available at the range.
419.635.2141 ext. 1101
thecmp.org/3p/publicshooting.htm

 

Jan 7, 2015; Jan 14, 2015; Jan 21, 2015; Jan 28, 2015; Feb 4, 2015; Feb 11, 2015; Feb 18, 2015; Feb 25, 2015
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

 

Jan 9, 2015
A Night of Comedy
8 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$12/person
Featuring Thaddeus Challis; headliner Chili Challis. Mature audience.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Jan 9, 2015
Sushi Making Class
7 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 Mudbrook Rd., Milan
$70/person (tax and gratuity not included)
Learn how to make specialty sushi rolls and nigiri from the chefs! At the end of the evening each guest will sip on a martini while enjoying the sushi they made. Reservations required.

419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

Jan 10, 2015; Oct 31, 2015
Bellevue Junior High PHYT Club
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Watch as students perform aerobatics, swing dance, jazz dance, and much more.

419.626.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Jan 10, 2015; Feb 14, 2015; Mar 14, 2015; Apr 11, 2015; May 9, 2015; Jun 13, 2015; Jul 11, 2015; Aug 8, 2015; Sep 12, 2015; Oct 10, 2015; Nov 14, 2015; Dec 12, 2015
Second Saturdays R 4 Kids
11 am-3 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $1/child (6-12 yrs)
A hands-on educational series designed for children and their parents/adult companions. Sessions include speakers, special guests, hands-on activities, and a make-it-take it craft. Attendees can come when they want during the time frame and spend as much time on an activity as they want. Pre-registration requested.

800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

Jan 11, 2015 - Jan 16, 2015; Jan 18, 2015 - Jan 23, 2015; Jan 25, 2015 - Jan 30, 2015; Feb 1, 2015 - Feb 6, 2015; Feb 8, 2015 - Feb 13, 2015; Feb 15, 2015
Off the Grid
Sun-Fri 1-4 pm
Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave., Sandusky
Featured art exhibit: Off the Grid.

419.625.1188
sanduskyculturalcenter.org

 

Jan 14, 2015; Jan 28, 2015; Feb 11, 2015; Feb 25, 2015; Mar 11, 2015; Mar 25, 2015; Apr 8, 2015; Apr 22, 2015; May 13, 2015; May 27, 2015; Jun 10, 2015; Jun 24, 2015; Jul 8, 2015; Jul 22, 2015; Aug 12, 2015; Aug 26, 2015; Sep 9, 2015; Sep 23, 2015; Oct 14, 2015; Oct 28, 2015; Nov 11, 2015; Nov 18, 2015; Dec 9, 2015; Dec 16, 2015
Arty Parties to Go!
6:30-9:30 pm
The Clinton House, 106 W. Perry St., Port Clinton
$35/person
Paint and take painting party. no painting experience required. All art supplies are provided. Instructor, Rebecca Booth will take you step-by-step through the painting process. You'll learn how to paint as well as leave with a successful painting.

419.855.3399
artypartiestogo.com

 

Jan 15, 2015
Daily Table Lecture and Dinner
6 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 SR 13, Milan
$40/person (not inclusive of tax or gratuity)
Ismail Samad, Executive Chef at Daily Table will discuss the pressing issue of food waste and how we can turn it into affordable, nutritious meals. Following the discussion guests will enjoy a dinner cooked from ingredients that would not have normally made it onto the shelves of a grocery store.

419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

Jan 15, 2015 - Jan 19, 2015
Progressive Mid America Boat Show
Thurs-Fri 12-9 pm, Sat 11 am-9 pm, Sun-Mon 11 am-6 pm
I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Dr., Cleveland
Boats of all shapes and sizes will be on display. Whether you like fishing, sailing, cruising, skiing, wakeboarding, or paddleboarding, you are really going to enjoy the boat show!
440.899.5009
clevelandboatshow.com

 

Jan 15, 2015
The Texas Tenors
7:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$30-60/person
Over 100 million people from around the world tuned in to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2009 to see The Texas Tenors become the highest ranking vocal group in the history of the show. From Alabama to Puccini, John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher bring their unique blend of country, gospel, classical, and Broadway to the stage.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Jan 16, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015; Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015
"Flamingo Court"
Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Playmaker's Civic Theatre, 604 W. 6th St., Port Clinton
This three part "slice of life" takes place in three different condos and has audiences laughing at the truth they see in what might be their own neighbors--only zanier!
419.734.5044
pcplaymakers.org

 

Jan 16, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015
Camp Perry Open
Camp Perry CMP Marksmanship Center, 1000 Lawrence Rd., Port Clinton
Match includes a three-position air rifle competition, an international air rifle (all standing) event, a pistol course of fire, and an optional clinic. See website for full schedule of events. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to attend.
419.635.2141 ext. 1131
odcmp.com/3P/CPO.htm

 

Jan 16, 2015
Jazz @ Eight Concert
8 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$10/person
419.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Jan 16, 2015
Lee DeWyze
8 pm
The Listening Room at OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
TBD
Kick-off 2015 with a fantastic performance by American Idol winner, Lee DeWyze. Please visit the website for ticket information. Reservations required as this show will sell out.

419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

Jan 16, 2015 - Jan 17, 2015; Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 24, 2015; Jan 30, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015; Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 7, 2015; Feb 13, 2015 - Feb 14, 2015; Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015; Feb 27, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015; Mar 6, 2015 - Mar 7, 2015; Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015; Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015; Mar 27, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015
Live Music
6-9 pm
Paper Moon Vineyards, 2008 SR 60, Vermilion
Live music featuring a variety of artists. Please check website for schedule of performers.
440.967.2500
papermoonvineyards.com

 

Jan 17, 2015
"When the Bell Rings"
This award winning documentary film is the story of Dino “The Lethal Warrior” Wells, a 40 year old former boxer who makes a gutsy attempt to return to fighting. As Wells undergoes intense training in order to shape up, he’s tormented by memories of his fatherless childhood and decides to reunite with his own estranged son. While the story of Wells’ attempted comeback would make a compelling sports underdog story in its own right, the film suggests that his strength and persistence are, in a way, only the outer marks of a man radically transforming his inner life.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Jan 17, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015; Mar 21, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015
Doryak Boat Building Workshop
8 am-4 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
$300/boat
Adult/child teams or the first time boat builder can build the 14' Doryak over the course of the weekend. All tools and materials for completion of the boat will be provided. Please call to register. Lunch provided.

419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Jan 17, 2015
New Year! New You!
10 am-4 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
What are your New Year's resolutions? Get in shape - mentally, physically, and financially? Help those in need by volunteering? Learn the best tips from experts.

419.626.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Jan 17, 2015
Tracing Your House's History
9:30-11:30 am
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$10/adult, $5/student (through high school)
Head Librarian Becky Hill will switch gears from human genealogy to explore the genealogy of houses and structures. She explains how to use printed and online sources to track down the owners and history of a property through deeds, Sanborn Maps, city directories, tax records, and other sources. Pre-registration required.
800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

Jan 18, 2015
Winter Tree ID
10 am
Edison Woods MetroPark, 8728 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Come out for a crisp walk through the woods and learn how to identify trees in the winter.
419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

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

 

Jan 21, 2015
Brown Bag Lunch Program: The Automobile in American Culture
12 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
Follow the invention and development of one of the most important technologies to shape our daily lives, the automobile.

419.625.3834
www.sandusky.lib.oh.us

 

Jan 22, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015
Winter Sidewalk Sale
Thurs-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm, Mon 10 am-9 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Find great bargains throughout the mall.

419.625.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 24, 2015; Jan 30, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015
Rabbit Hole
Fri-Sat 7:30 pm
Hirt Theatre at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
419.484.2787
bellevuearts.net

 

Jan 24, 2015
Historical Program
1 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
Free with admission to the museum
Featured program: 'Shipwrecks & Archaeology' presented by a member of Great Lakes Historical Society.

419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Jan 24, 2015
Toledo V. Cleveland Chef Dinner
6:30 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 Mudbrook Rd., Milan
$100/person (tax and gratuity not included)
Each Toledo and Cleveland Chef will present one course of a collaborative dinner. Guest judges will decide the winning city. Reservations required.

419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

Jan 25, 2015
Brides by the Bay Bridal Show
12:30-4 pm
Lyman Harbor, 1615 First St., Sandusky
$5/person
Annual show with vendors, food samples, prizes, and a fashion show by Brides World & Tux World.
419.626.6545
lymanharbor.com

 

Jan 25, 2015
Musical Arts Series: "Men Who Don't Bite"
3 pm
Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$15/adult, students and children are free
A quartet of the foremost bassoon players in the Western hemisphere.
419.734.6211

 

Jan 30, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015
Easter Seals Auction
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Creating solutions. Changing lives. Helping people with special needs. Fantastic items are for bid at this very special event.
419.626.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Jan 31, 2015
Historical Program
1 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
Free with admission to the museum
Featured program: 'Ice Harvesting' presented by Jim Miller.

419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Feb 1, 2015 - Feb 27, 2015
Fashion Show Tryouts
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Interested in modeling? Pick up a form at customer service. Must be able to model on March 14.

419.626.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Feb 3, 2015
Get Fit Club - Zumba
6 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Dance the winter away with this upbeat workout. Instructor Patricia Cromer from Norwalk’s Recreation Center, will have you moving and grooving in this 30-45 minute workout whether you have rhythm or not.

419.625.7783 ext. 221
eriemetroparks.org

 

Feb 4, 2015
MetroPark Hikers
10:30 am & 5 pm
Edison Woods MetroPark, 8728 Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Calling walkers and hikers of all abilities! See you rain, snow, or shine.
419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Feb 5, 2015
Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom
10 am
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$4/student
An historic play on Coretta Scott King, a talented singer who played an integral role in the American Civil Rights movement not only as the wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, but also as an independent woman.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Feb 6, 2015
Charlie Mars
8 pm
The Listening Room at OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$10 (plus 2-drink minimum)
Way under the radar, Mars is making serious art--and you need to know about it--because Charlie Mars is telling it the way it is.

419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 7, 2015
Halfway to Phlocking
Fri 7-11 pm, Sat 2-11 pm
Mr. Ed's Bar at Commodore Perry Inn & Suites, 255 W. Lakeshore Dr. (SR 163), Port Clinton
Free
A celebration of "Trop Rock" music featuring K.D. Moore, Beaudreaux's Back Porch, Johnny  Rodriguez, Corned Beef & Curry Band, and Michael "Crawdaddy" Crawley. Prizes and raffles.
412.221.5219
phlocking.com

 

Feb 6, 2015
Popcorn and a Movie
7 pm
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Come one come all to Osborn MetroPark and enjoy popcorn and a movie! Learn all about the history of popcorn and how it is used in our everyday life. Make a craft and watch Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who. Registration appreciated.

419.625.7783 ext. 221
eriemetroparks.org

 

Feb 7, 2015
An Ice-A-Fair to Remember
11 am-4 pm
Downtown (Liberty Ave. & Main St.), Vermilion
Free
Professionally carved ice sculptures and ice sculpting demos in downtown Vermilion. Lolly the Trolley rides.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Feb 7, 2015
Annual Wine & Chocolate Open House
12-4 pm
Firelands Winery, 917 Bardshar Rd. (off US 6), Sandusky
Join Firelands Winery for what is becoming the premier Valentine's Day open house on Ohio's north coast. Fine wines, exquisite chocolates and fabulous desserts. While you're here, pick up a gift for that special someone.
419.625.5474
firelandswinery.com

 

Feb 7, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015
Arctic Ice Festival
10 am-4 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
$1/person
Bring your family for a fun and educational weekend of winter activities featuring an ice sculpture display, ice rescue demos by Sandusky Fire Department, ice carving competition, programs, crafts, and more. Special winter exhibit inside the Maritime Museum.

419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Feb 7, 2015
Musical Arts Series: "Carol Dusdieker and Margarita Denenburg"
7:30 pm
Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$15/adult, students and children are free
Soprano and accompanist present French composer, Nadia Boulanger, and her "American Proteges" in a mix of art and comic songs and jazzy musical theatre.
419.734.6211

 

Feb 7, 2015
The Mid-Winter Chili Skiplane Fly-In
1-3:30 pm
Hinde Field, 1819 Boos Rd., Huron
Chili, burgers, dogs, and beverages supplied. Covered dish appreciated. Fly in, drive in, or ride your snowmobile. Come out and enjoy the afternoon. Public welcome! Hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 50.
419.239.8292

 

Feb 8, 2015
Winter Waterfowl Watch
10 am
Huron Boat Basin, 417 Main St., Huron
Free
Search for mergansers, scaups, loons, grebes, and more.
419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Feb 9, 2015
Tango Buenos Aires
7:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave. Sandusky
Free
Tango Buenos Aires presenting "The Song of Eva Peron". Tickets are free and will be available through The Lange Trust of Sandusky Library.
sanduskyconcert.com

 

Feb 13, 2015 - Feb 22, 2015
New Car Show
Mon-Sat 10 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-6 pm
Sandusky Mall, 4314 Milan Rd. (US 250), Sandusky
Check out the newest and hottest cars. Presented by Sandusky Auto Dealers Association.
419.626.8574 ext. 121
sandusky-mall.com

 

Feb 14, 2015
Earth to Table Valentine's Dinner
7 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 SR 13, Milan


419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 16, 2015
Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides Through Spiegel Grove
1-4 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$3/rider
In honor of Presidents' Day, take a tour through the 25-acre estate of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes using the mode of transportation he used - a horse-drawn sleigh. Rides are provided by South Creek Clydesdales of Fremont. After the ride, stay for the day and tour the 31-room Hayes mansion and two-story Hayes Museum & Library.
800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

Feb 14, 2015
Sailors Valentine's Workshop
1 pm
Maritime Museum of Sandusky, 125 Meigs St., Sandusky
Included with admission to the museum
Learn to make small versions of this intricate nautical craft.

419.624.0274
sanduskymaritime.org

 

Feb 15, 2015
Hayes Lecture on the Presidency
5-8 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$30/person; admission to the 7 pm lecture only is $10/person
President's Day weekend provides the perfect forum for a discussion about our nation's highest elected office and the men who have served in that capacity. Each year, a noted historian and/or author is invited to speak on a topic related to the presidency. A reception and catered dinner precede the lecture and offer the opportunity for personal interaction with the speaker. Reservations required.
800.998.PRES
rbhayes.org

 

Feb 19, 2015
Taste of the North Coast
5-8 pm
Kalahari Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky
$25/person (in advance), $30/person (at the door)
Twenty-some high quality food and beverage vendors provide samples of their specialties.
419.625.6421
TasteoftheNorthCoast.com