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 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014
The Splendor of Lake Erie Exhibit by Local Artists
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-2 pm
Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-West, 770 S.E. Catawba Rd. (SR 53), Port Clinton
Featuring local artists Rosemary Schramm of Port Clinton, Barbara Radebaugh of Catawba Island, Jim Siemer of Middle Bass Island, and Celeste Mycoskie of Put-in-Bay.
800.441.1271
shoresandislands.com

 

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 14, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014; Sep 21, 2014 - Sep 26, 2014; Sep 28, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014; Oct 5, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014; Oct 12, 2014
Drawn In
Sun-Fri 1-4 pm
Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave., Sandusky
Featured exhibit: Drawn In. Drawing is one of the oldest forms of human expression, with evidence for its existence predating that of written communication. Drawing is often exploratory, with considerable emphasis on observation, problem-solving, and composition. An unusual feature of Drawn In is a number of collaborative works in which two or more artists have worked on the same finished piece.

419.625.1188
sanduskyculturalcenter.org

 

Sep 15, 2014 - Sep 19, 2014; Sep 22, 2014 - Sep 26, 2014; Sep 29, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014; Oct 6, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014; Oct 13, 2014 - Oct 16, 2014
Arts at Grace: Inspirations From Nature...Art From My Heart
Mon-Fri 10:30 am-3 pm
Grace Episcopal Church, 315 Wayne St., Sandusky
Free
Featuring local artist, singer, and songwriter Rosemary Schramm.
419.625.6919
gracesandusky.org

 

Sep 19, 2014; Oct 3, 2014; Oct 17, 2014; 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

 

Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014; Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014; Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014; Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014; 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

 

Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014; Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014; Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014; 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

 

Sep 19, 2014; Sep 26, 2014; Oct 3, 2014; Oct 10, 2014; Oct 17, 2014; 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

 

Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014; Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Monty Python's Spamalot
Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm
Hirt Theatre at Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue.
Monty Python stalwart Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez adapt the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical featuring the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits and other Python touches. SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, adding swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film’s anarchic spirit.
419.483.3152
bellevuearts.net

 

Sep 19, 2014
Movies at the Library: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"
7 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Sep 19, 2014 - Sep 20, 2014
Music City Bottling Company Presents: Good Company
8 pm
The Listening Room at OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$10/general admission plus two-drink minimum
More than a band name, Good Company encapsulates the belief that music can be the common bond that brings individuals together through grace, understanding, and appreciation. Call or visit the website to reserve your spot today.
419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

Sep 19, 2014; Sep 21, 2014; 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

 

Sep 20, 2014
A Day for Genealogists
10:30 am-5 pm
Sandusky Library, Adams St., Sandusky
Getting Started (10:30 am-12 pm): Learn how to get started and how to use the online resources to search for your ancestors. Genealogy Lock-in (1-5 pm): Use this opportunity to use the Library's computers for genealogy research or tour the Archives Research Center. The Library will be open only to genealogists!
419.625.3834
www.sandusky.lib.oh.us

 

Sep 20, 2014
Annual Brewery Festival: Milan Brew-Haha
2-5 pm
Milan Museum, 10 N. Edison Dr., Milan
$10/person
Celebrate the town's brewing heritage at this 6th annual beer tasting event featuring Ohio-brewed beers. A variety of microbrews will be available to taste along with a menu of food items.
419.499.2968
milanhistory.org

 

Sep 20, 2014
Annual Fall Festival
10 am-3 pm
St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St., Port Clinton
All merchandise is new or crafted. The church women's lunch and bake sale will also be available.
419.635.5863

 

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014; Sep 28, 2014; Oct 19, 2014; Nov 16, 2014; 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

 

Sep 20, 2014
Canning Grape Juice
10 am
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens-Schedel Manor House, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore
$12/person, $10/Schedel members
Join Corinna Bench from Shared Legacy Farms in Elmore to learn how to can grape juice from fresh Concord grapes. This hands-on workshop will walk you through each step of the process, so you can go home equipped and confident to make it yourself. The recipe and technique is so easy and delicious, you'll never go back to Welch's. You will also have the option to purchase Concord grapes to take home and duplicate the process yourself. Fee includes admission to the gardens until 4 pm. Reservations required; limit 12 people.
419.862.3182
schedel-gardens.org

 

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

 

Sep 20, 2014; Sep 27, 2014; Oct 4, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Oct 18, 2014; 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

 

Sep 20, 2014
Feathers and Foliage Bird Festival
8 am-2 pm
Various locations, Kelleys Island
Free
Watch the trees for leaves and birds, all day long! Enjoy guided bird walks, bird banding, and more. Please call for more information.
419.746.2258
kelleysislandnature.com

 

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Ghost Walk Tour of Elmore
5 pm
Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St., Elmore
$15/person
The Friends of Elmore Library and the Elmore Historical Society is sponsoring this Ghost Walk Tour of Elmore. Fee includes a guided tour (approx. 1 1/2 hours), tour booklet, and full course meal at the Historical Society Barn.
419.862.2482
harriselmorelibrary.org

 

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Great Corn Maze Grand Opening!
11 am-5 pm
Burnham Orchards, 8019 State Route 113, Berlin Heights
Featuring over a mile of trails and 260,000 corn stalks to challenge you! Other activities include an antique tractor show, pumpkin patch, pick your own, hayrides, and more.
419.588.2138
burnhamorchards.com

 

Sep 20, 2014
Half-way to St. Patty's Day at the Bay
Parade at 1:45 pm
Various locations, Put-in-Bay
Celebrate the half-way mark to St. Patrick's Day. Hooligan's Irish Pub sponsors a Drum and Bagpipe Marching Band for the parade, which continues to grow each year. Island restaurants decorate, serve Irish food and beverages.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Sep 20, 2014
History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert
10-11:30 am
R.B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
$5/session or $25 for the six-part series
Topic: The 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The 72nd OVI represented Sandusky County’s largest single contribution of men to the war. The unit was recruited by Fremont attorney and Ohio Congressman Ralph P. Buckland. Please call to register.

419.332.2081 ext. 239
rbhayes.org

 

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Lake Erie Wing Watch
Old Woman Creek, 2514 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron
OWC will join a variety of bird conservation partners throughout Erie, Lorain, and Ottawa counties to host a weekend of fall birding activities called "Lake Erie Wing Watch." Guided hikes, birding by canoe, research demonstrations, crafts, and group celebrations, will all be part of this fall birding weekend throughout the Lake Erie coastal region. Check the Lake Erie Wing Watch Facebook page for more information.
419.433.4601
facebook.com/LakeErieWingWatch

 

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Lake Erie Wing Watch
Sat 2:30-9 pm, Sun TBA
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Free
Free family birding fun. Saturday will feature key note speaker Jen Brumfield, birding talks, displays, kids activities, and a campfire. Sunday will feature birding field trips at various locations.
419.625.7783
https://www.facebook.com/events/501483089944449/

 

Sep 20, 2014; Sep 27, 2014; Oct 4, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Oct 18, 2014; 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

 

Sep 20, 2014
Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus
8 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$53/person
Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story and based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Sep 20, 2014; Sep 19, 2015
Miller Boat Line 5K at the Bay
8 am registration
Boathouse Bar & Grill, 218 Hartford Ave., Put-in-Bay
$15-20/person
Join more than 800 runners in a challenging race around the island. Participants consider this to be one of the most beautiful runs in Ohio. Preregister for discounts. Registrants get special round-trip fare of $11 aboard the Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay.
800.500.2421
5katputinbay.com

 

Sep 20, 2014
Power Boating Basics
8 am-5 pm
Ohio DNR Division of Watercraft, 1407 Cleveland Rd. (US 6), Sandusky
$25/adult, $15/child (12-17)
Classroom and hands-on instruction on the basics of power boating, including trailering and on-the-water training. Must be 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license to complete land-based trailering portion of course. Minimum age is 12. Students age 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must have successfully completed a NASBLA-approved boater education course such as the Ohio Boating Education Course. Call for more information or to register.
419.621.1402
watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/

 

Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014; Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014; Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014; 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

 

Sep 20, 2014
Reverse Raffle & Beach Party
4:30 pm doors open: 5:30 dinner
Dock's Beach House, 252 W. Lakeshore Dr., Port Clinton
$100/person
Up to $7,500 Grand Prize, and other games of chance and prizes. All proceeds to benefit a special downtown Port Clinton project. Cost of ticket is tax deductible. Cash bar. Tickets may be purchased in Port Clinton at the Chamber, Perfect Color Hair & Tan, Huntington Bank, AAA Office, and First National Bank.
419.734.5503
portclintonchamber.com

 

Sep 20, 2014; Sep 27, 2014; Oct 4, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Oct 18, 2014; 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

 

Sep 20, 2014
The Color Run
Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr. (off US 6), Sandusky
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.
419.627.2350
thecolorrun.com

 

Sep 20, 2014
VFW State Wide Fishing Trip
VFW Post 2480, 214 Madison St., Port Clinton
Bring your own boat and equipment or be placed on a boat with equipment. Free primitive camping, free walleye or hot dog dinner, cole slaw, corn and fries. No animals allowed except service animals. Please call for more information.
419.734.9981

 

Sep 20, 2014; Oct 4, 2014
Wine Tasting Dinner Cruise
7:30-9:30 pm
Goodtime I, 101 W. Shoreline Dr. (Jackson St. Pier), Sandusky
$51/person
Enjoy an exquisite dinner and a beautiful Lake Erie sunset. Five one-ounce wine tastings. Each guest will receive a souvenir wine glass. Reservations are required.
800.446.3140
goodtimeboat.com

 

Sep 20, 2014
Winefest
12-8 pm
The Kelley's Island Wine Company, 418 Woodford Rd., Kelleys Island
Free wine tasting for adults and free grape juice for kids. There will be great food, fun games, and musical entertainment.
419.746.2678
kelleysislandwine.com

 

Sep 21, 2014
4th Annual Lake Erie Half Marathon
7 am
Sawmill Creek Resort, 400 Sawmill Creek Dr. (off US 6), Huron
Half Marathon, 5K, fun run, commemorative t-shirts to runners, post race celebration featuring music & refreshments, finisher medals to half-marathoners, and hydration stations throughout the course. Please visit website for details.
407.599.0568
usrahalf.com

 

Sep 21, 2014
Acoustic Coffee House Sunday
6:30-9:30 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Featuring The Womack Family Band.
419.732.2030
slatersmadisonstreetpub.com

 

Sep 21, 2014; Sep 28, 2014
Great Lakes Largemouth Series
5 am check-in; launch at safe light; 2:30 weigh-in
West Harbor Public Ramp, 1955 NE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
The fastest growing "largemouth only" bass fishing team tournament series on the Great Lakes. Visit the website to register or receive more information to participate. Spectators are encouraged to stop out on tournament day for the weigh-in.
614.361.5548
greatlakeslargemouthseries.com

 

Sep 21, 2014; Sep 28, 2014
Live Entertainment
6-9 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
Sept 7: Paul Unplugged, Sept 14: Dolinar, Sept 21: Denny Hall & Paul, and Sept 28: Acoustic Scotty.
419.960.7030
canoeclubwinebar.com

 

Sep 21, 2014
Outdoor Youth Program: Fishing
2 pm
James H. McBride Arboretum - Visitors Center, 1 University Dr., Huron
It's the perfect time of year to spot those fun fall insects. Come out after school to Huron Park and visit with an Erie MetroParks naturalist to see a praying mantis, walking stick and more. Registration appreciated.
419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Sep 22, 2014; Sep 29, 2014; Oct 6, 2014; Oct 13, 2014; Oct 20, 2014; 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

 

Sep 23, 2014
Autunm Begins Kayak Float
1 pm
The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13 Milan
Meet at the canoe landing for a paddle on the Huron River. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required; limit 12.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Sep 23, 2014; Sep 25, 2014; Sep 27, 2014
Cemetery Walk: Kings of Commerce
10 am
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
Local entrepreneurs helped make Sandusky the city it is today. Learn more about the influential men and women, well known and not so familiar, who made a splash on the business and industry scene both locally and nationally. This is an outdoor walking tour, please wear appropriate shoes and outerwear and be prepared to walk and stand for at least an hour. Registration is required.
419.625.3834
sandusky.lib.oh.us

 

Sep 23, 2014 - Sep 24, 2014; Nov 18, 2014 - Nov 19, 2014
Classroom Boating Course
5-9 pm
Ohio DNR Division of Watercraft, 1407 Cleveland Rd. (US 6), Sandusky
$5/person
This boater safety education classroom course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and fulfill Ohio's boater education requirement. Please call to register.
419.621.1302
watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/

 

Sep 23, 2014; Sep 30, 2014; Oct 7, 2014; Oct 14, 2014; Oct 21, 2014; 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

 

Sep 24, 2014
An Oktoberfest Beer Tasting
6:30 pm
Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
$55/person (tax and gratuity not included)
Experience the difference in taste of old world versus new world Oktoberfest styles. Please call for reservations and more information.
440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

Sep 24, 2014; Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; 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

 

Sep 24, 2014; Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; 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

 

Sep 24, 2014; Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; 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

 

Sep 24, 2014
Fun Night
5 pm
Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
$7/person
Looking for something different to do with your friends mid-week? Take your ride for a spin at Summit Motorsports Park. Open to everyone.
419.668.5555
summitmotorsportspark.com

 

Sep 24, 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

 

Sep 24, 2014; Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; 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

 

Sep 25, 2014
A German Wine Dinner
6:30 pm
Chez François/Touché Wine Bar, 555 Main St., Vermilion
$100/person (tax and gratuity not included)
Explore the wines of Germany. Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia will lead a tasting of ten wines.

440.967.0630
chezfrancois.com

 

Sep 25, 2014
Adventure Playground
5-8 pm
Friendship Park, Perry & Jefferson sts., Port Clinton
Free
Held in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk, this is an adventure playground activity for kids and their grown ups.

 

Sep 25, 2014
Evening Guided Tour of the Gardens
6:30 pm
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore
$15/person, $13/Schedel members
Master Gardner, Elaine Mylander, will direct a twilight journey of the beautiful 17-acre garden estate of Joe and Marie Schedel. The tour will include information on plants and trees as well as Schedel history. The 2-hour tour will also include a brief stop by the Schedel Summer Cottage or "Shack" as the Schedel's often referred to it. At 6 pm, participants may enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at the Brown Welcome Center.
419.862.3182
schedel-gardens.org

 

Sep 25, 2014; Oct 2, 2014; Oct 9, 2014; Oct 16, 2014; 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

 

Sep 25, 2014; Oct 2, 2014; Oct 9, 2014; Oct 16, 2014; 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

 

Sep 25, 2014; 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

 

Sep 25, 2014
The Listening Room Local at The Loft
7 pm
The Loft at Cielo Grande, 117 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free with two-drink or one-tapas plate purchase
Enjoy amazing tapas, great drinks, and some of northern Ohio's best singer-songwriters in a listening room environment. There will be special guests each week!
419.967.9084

 

Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014; Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014; 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

 

Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
North Coast Oktoberfest
Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 12-11 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
5K run with a beautiful view of Sandusky Bay, entertainment, traditional German food, German beer and wine, brat eating contest, arts and crafts market, flea market, and more. A great addition this year is the Saturday night Lighted Boat Parade; please visit the website to register your boat for this new addition!

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014; Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015
Port Clinton Area Harvest Festival
Fri 5-11 pm, Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm
Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
End of summer festival includes crafts, food and live entertainment all weekend long.
419.967.0467
facebook.com/portclintonharvestfestival

 

Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014; Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014; Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014; Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 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
terrorinthefield.wix.com/home

 

Sep 27, 2014
Chili and Corn Bread Drive-in/Fly-in
11 am-3 pm
Erie-Ottawa International Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
Stop by the airport and enjoy great homemade chili and cornbread.
419.734.6297
libertyaviationmuseum.org

 

Sep 27, 2014
Day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair
10 am-4 pm
Camp Perry, 1000 Lawrence Rd. (off SR 2), Port Clinton
Free
Free event for people with disabilities. All ages are welcome. Activities include fishing (catch and release), target shooting with pellet gun, birding, rowing, sailing, crafts, wildlife education, recurve and Genises bow, and many more activities and vendors. Visit with others with disabilities about their outdoor adventures and experiences. Lunch will be provided.
419.734.0330
abilitycenter.org/oh-day-range

 

Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014
Family Scarecrow and Antique Tractor Show
11 am-5 pm
Burnham Orchards, 8019 SR 113, Berlin Heights
Saturday live music by Lance Horwedel. Sunday live music by Willie Nelson Tribute Band. Antique tractor show, activities for children, hay rides, scarecrow making, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and more!
419.588.2138
burnhamorchards.com

 

Sep 27, 2014
History Roundtable with Mike Gilbert
10-11:30 am
R.B. Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont
$5/session or $25 for the six-part series
Topic: E.J. Conger: On the Trail of Lincoln's Assassin. Please call to register.
419.332.2081 ext. 239
rbhayes.org

 

Sep 27, 2014
Lobster Fest
5-8 pm
The Village Pump, 103 W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island
Dinner includes 7 oz lobster tail, cheesy potatoes, mixed veggies, baked apples, cole slaw, corn muffin, roll & butter, and carrot cake. No reservations. Please call for more information.
419.746.2281
villagepumpki.com

 

Sep 27, 2014
National Estuaries Day
10 am-4 pm
Old Woman Creek, 2514 Cleveland Rd. E, Huron
Reserve staff and partners will lead behind-the-scenes tours of the laboratories and research facilities. The Friends of Old Woman Creek will be hosting a raffle to support School Bus Transportation Grants allowing local schools to apply for field trip busing stipends to Reserve education programs.
419.433.4601
oldwomancreek.org

 

Sep 27, 2014; 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

 

Sep 27, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Cincinnati
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clintin
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.
419.764.6507
lockdockandbarrel.com

 

Sep 27, 2014
Put-in-Bay Tailgate Weekend
Various Locations, Put-in-Bay
Suit up in your favorite team's colors, favorite player's jersey, or tee and join your friends at one of the many island venues celebrating "Tailgate Weekend." You can bet you'll find Ohio State and the Brown playing on a big screen downtown.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Sep 27, 2014
Stewardship is Fun & Beautiful: Rain Barrel Art
11 am-3 pm
Old Woman Creek, 2514 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron
Celebrate National Estuaries Day by joining the half day demonstration by a rain barrel artist from Linda Zolton Wood's group, Art for All, of greater Cleveland. Stop in or stay for the entire session.
419.433.4601
oldwomancreek.org

 

Sep 27, 2014
Team Gunner Faith Over Fear Poker Run
Knucklehead Saloon, 2012 Cleveland Rd. W, Huron
$15/rider, $20/couple
To help battle leukemia. All vehicles welcome. Registration begins at 10 am; ride begins at noon. Five stops to be announced the day of the ride. Dinner promptly at 5 pm.

574.202.1093

 

Sep 28, 2014; 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

 

Sep 28, 2014
Cars for Critters Car Show
9 am-3 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
DJ Cruisin' Zeake, Back to the Wild, great food, and marsh tours are just part of the fun. This event raises funds for wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Sep 28, 2014
Cleats Chicken Run 5K Run/Walk
9-10 am Registration, 10:30 am Race
Cleats, 6801 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
$20/person
Register at Cleats, then travel by shuttle to the race starting line (Dean's Place). Race back to Cleats for an awards ceremony and after party. All funds raised will benefit local cross country and track teams.
419.734.9464
cleatswings.com

 

Sep 28, 2014
Ottawa Tram Tour
9 am-2 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

 

Sep 28, 2014
Woollybear Festival
9 am-6 pm
Victory Park, Ohio & Main sts., Vermilion
The Woollybear Festival is the largest one day festival in the State of Ohio. Fox 8 Meteorologist Dick Goddard wants you to be a part of the fun as the annual Woollybear Parade & Festival takes over Vermilion. The day begins with the World's Greatest Kids Race, Woollybear 500 Caterpillar race, King & Queen Woollybear contest, Woollybear pet look-a-like contest, food, crafts, live entertainment and The Wonderful, Wacky Woollybear Parade.
440.967.4477
vermilionchamber.net

 

Oct 1, 2014
B-17 Rides: Yankee Lady
3-6 pm
Erie-Ottawa International Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
$450/person
Experience the flight of a lifetime and take a ride on a B-17 "Yankee Lady".
734.483.4030
yankeeairmuseum.org

 

Oct 1, 2014
East Bay Morning Kayak Float
10 am
East Sandusky Bay MetroPark - Eagle Point Boat Launch, 3819 Cleveland Rd. (SR 6), Sandusky
Free
Meet at the Eagle Point boat launch for a morning kayak paddle on the East Bay and Putnam Marsh area. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required; limit 12.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 1, 2014; Oct 8, 2014; Oct 15, 2014; 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 2, 2014
Lecture Series at Heidelberg University
Heidelberg University, 310 Market St., Tiffin
Jackie MacMullan, a television analyst for ESPN and Comcast Sports Net, will be on campus as the keynote speaker for the fall semester. Previously, MacMullan was a columnist and associate editor of the Boston Globe and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, covering the NBA. Additionally, she has covered the World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, Olympic Games, Final Four tournaments and NBA Finals. She received several national awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors for investigative reporting and feature writing.
419.448.2168
heidelberg.edu

 

Oct 2, 2014
Sandusky Art Walk
5-8 pm
Various downtown locations, Sandusky
Unique art from 30+ artists, gourmet dining or great bar food options, and eclectic shopping.
419.627.9964

 

Oct 2, 2014; Oct 16, 2014; 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 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014
16th Annual Put-in-Bay Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party
12-9 pm
Island Club, 1490 Put-in-Bay Rd., Put-in-Bay
Free with accommodations at the Island Club
Join over 1,800 people for two days of free food and beverages, live entertainment and great family fun. Many island businesses offer great discounts for party attendees.
419.285.7427
putinbayfallball.com

 

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014
Clambake Weekend
4-10 pm
1812 Food & Spirits, 102 Madison St., Port Clinton
$32/person (plus ala carte selections)
Clambake includes New England clam chowder, garlic roasted chicken with candied yams, dozen little neck clams, lobster tail dainty, rope of sausage, and corn on the cob (all simmered in a special blend of seasoned broth). Reservations are required.
419.960.7588
1812rosies.com

 

Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014; Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
East Harbor Halloween Campout
East Harbor State Park, 1169 N. Buck Rd. (off SR 269), Marblehead
Fun for all! Have a ghoulish time with a bonfire, dance, scarecrow building contest, campsite decorating contest, a cookout, a seriously spooky haunted house, kid's crafts and games, hayrides and more!
419 734.4424
eastharborstatepark.org

 

Oct 3, 2014; 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

 

Oct 4, 2014
Bras for a Cause 5K Run/Walk
8 am registration, 9 am race
Jefferson Street Pier, N. Jefferson St., Port Clinton
$25 before Sept 29, $30 on race day
Awards for top male and female overall, top male and female runners in each age group, and top three walkers. Bra decorating contest! Bring your decorated bra to display, or wear it while you run! Winners announced immediately following the race. Proceeds to benefit Magruder Hospital Foundation in honor or Mimi Campbell, 25 year Magruder employee and Director of Nursing who lost her battle with cancer in 2010.
419.734.3131
magruderhospital.com

 

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
Country Harvest of Antiques and Crafts
Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 10:30 am-4 pm
Birmingham United Methodist Church, 15018 South St., Birmingham
$5/adult; children 10 and under are free
For the past 45 years, every first weekend in October, the rolling hills behind Birmingham United Methodist Church come alive with over 100 vendors displaying antiques, crafts, and other uniquely handmade items; attended by over 3,000 folks that enjoy sales, food, and fellowship.
440.965.4653
bumcohio.org

 

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
Harvest Happenings
11 am-5 pm
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Free
This event grows every year! Features include a tractor show, children's pedal pull, live animal displays, food vendors, hayrides, pumpkin painting, and more.
419.625.7783 ext. 232
eriemetroparks.org

 

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 3, 2015 - Oct 4, 2015
Hayes Civil War Re-enactment
9 am-5 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes and Buckland aves., Fremont
$4/adult, $2/child (6-12 yrs)
Mark the birthday of Ohio Civil War hero and 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes by experiencing life during the Civil War. Two hundred costumed re-enactors camp on the grounds of the Hayes estate for this two-day event. Soldiers conduct military drills, chat with visitors and re-create an actual Civil War battle on the lawn in front of the Hayes Home, The highlight is a formal, military graveside service. Veterans, re-enactors, and active-duty personnel also take part in this solemn, observance. Discounted admission offered to the Hayes Home and Museum available.
419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Oct 4, 2014
Island Wine Festival
11 am-6 pm
Put-in-Bay Winery, Bay View Ave., Put-in-Bay
Sample more than 400 International wines, including island wines from Heineman Winery and Put-in-Bay Winery, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of good food and excellent wine. Sample tickets are $1 and most samples are in the $1-4 range. Purchase a full bottle to take home.
419.285.2832
visitputinbay.com

 

Oct 4, 2014
Movie: Smurfs 2
10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Free
Gargamel is back, and this time he’s sending the Smurfs on a wild adventure through Paris in this globe-trotting sequel to the 2011 hit. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com