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.


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


Jun 1, 2014 - Sep 30, 2014
The Splendor of Lake Erie Exhibit by Local Artists
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-7 pm, Sat 9 am-7 pm, Sun 10 am-6 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.


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
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.


Aug 30, 2014 - Sep 1, 2014
56th Annual Milan Melon Festival
Sat 9 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-11 pm, Mon 10 am-6 pm
On the Village Square (SR 113), Milan
This celebration features rides, games, contests, antique car show, and live musical entertainment. The Grand Parade is on Sunday afternoon. The famous muskmelon ice cream and watermelon sherbet are the must-have treats. It's all found in charming Milan, Ohio.


Sep 1, 2014; Sep 8, 2014; Sep 15, 2014; 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
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.


Sep 1, 2014
Beach Yoga
8:30-9:30 am
Main Street Beach, Vermilion
Classes are free and open to the public. Donations accepted. All levels are welcome for this Hatha yoga class.


Sep 1, 2014
Danbury Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Spaghetti Dinner & Movie
11 am-6 pm
Gate fee applies: $10/adult, $7/child (age 12-18)
Movie begins at 7 pm.


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


Sep 1, 2014
Labor Day
Downtown Put-in-Bay
White Spiders downtown and "waving off" the last ferry of the day--but certainly not the season!


Sep 2, 2014; Sep 9, 2014; Sep 16, 2014; 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


Sep 2, 2014; Sep 4, 2014
Sunset Bay Cruise
7:30-9:30 pm
Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
$9.18/adult, $5.10/child (under 15)
A perfect way to spend a summer evening. Enjoy the sunset; special drink prices and relaxing entertainment. Dates subject to change; please call to confirm.


Sep 3, 2014; Sep 10, 2014; Sep 17, 2014; 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


Sep 3, 2014; Sep 10, 2014; Sep 17, 2014; 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


Sep 3, 2014; Sep 10, 2014; Sep 17, 2014; Sep 24, 2014
Fun Night
5 pm
Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
Looking for something different to do with your friends mid-week? Take your ride for a spin at Summit Motorsports Park. Open to everyone.


Sep 4, 2014; Sep 11, 2014; Sep 18, 2014; 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


Sep 4, 2014; Sep 11, 2014; Sep 18, 2014; 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.


Sep 4, 2014; 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.


Sep 4, 2014; Sep 11, 2014; Sep 18, 2014; 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!


Sep 5, 2014
A Night of Comedy
8 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Featuring Kate Brindle with Headliner Mike Jones. Mature audience.


Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014
Cruisin' by the Bay
Fri 5-10 pm, Sat 10 am-7 pm
Historic Downtown, 300 Columbus Ave, Sandusky
Historic downtown Sandusky sets the stage for the 23rd anniversary of Cruisin' by the Bay. This annual event draws hundreds of classic cars from Northern Ohio to the beautiful waterfront of the Sandusky Bay. Voted one of the best car shows in Ohio, Cruisin' by the Bay is an event not to miss. Free family fun.


Sep 5, 2014; 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. Jan 20 (NOTE this is not on the 1st Friday): Port Clinton/Wightman-Wieber Foundation, Feb 7: Sandusky Central Catholic/Stein Hospice, Mar 7: Huron/Firelands Regional Medical Center Auxiliary, Apr 4: Edison/Victory Kitchen, May 2: Margaretta/Care & Share, June 6: Norwalk/Boys & Girls Club, July 3 (NOTE this is not on the 1st Friday): Norwalk Catholic/Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Aug 1: Firelands Christian Academy/Erie Residential Living, Sept 5: Danbury/Ability Works, Oct 3: Firelands Montessori/Serving Our Seniors, Nov 7: Perkins/Piggyback Foundation, and Dec 5: Sandusky/CASA.


Sep 5, 2014
Friday Night Party Cruise
7:30 pm
Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
The Goodtime I departs from the Jackson Street Pier in downtown Sandusky and heads for Kelleys Island. Onboard is a DJ and 270 party animals. Once on Kelleys, bar hop until your departure time. Must be 21 and over and have proper ID.


Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
Perry's Victory Heritage Festival
Downtown Put-in-Bay
Activities and events at the Perry Memorial. Grand Parade on Saturday with area and local dignitaries, several high school bands and island antique and classic cars. War of 1812 military encampment. Musket & cannon firing demonstrations. Boy Scout Camporee with more than 1,200 Boy Scouts. Contact the Port Clinton, OH Boy Scout Troop 360 for more information about participating in the Camporee.


Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014; Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Seussical, the Musical
Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm
McBride Auditorium, BGSU Firelands, 1 University Dr., Huron
All tickets under $15/person
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre at BGSU Firelands College opens it's 2014-2015 season with the family musical, Seussical! From Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the team who created Once on This Island, comes a new and whimsical musical that weaves together Dr. Seuss's most famous tales. Seuss's stories have taught tolerance, peace, and the value of dignity to generations of kids — that "a person's a person, no matter how small" — in fun and captivating ways. A heart warming kid-friendly story that also won't insult an adult's intelligence, Seussical is the show for adults and children alike. Rated G.


Sep 6, 2014
17th Annual Stone Lab Open House
11:30 am-3:30 pm
Meet at Aquatic Visitor Center Dock, Downtown Put-in-Bay
Have you ever been curious about the Lake Erie science that takes place at Stone Lab? Do you want to take a peek inside Cooke Castle or peer down from Perry's Lookout? Grab the opportunity during this annual open house.


Sep 6, 2014
Art in the Park
10 am-5 pm
DeRivera Park, Put-in-Bay
Area and regional artists, photographers, potters, painters, silversmiths, fabric artists, glass artists and stained glass artists, etc. display and sell their work. Live demonstrations and silent auction to benefit the Put-in-Bay Arts Council.


Sep 6, 2014
Butterfly Fest
Kelleys Island Historical Museum, 224 Division St., Kelleys Island
This all day event features outdoor crafts, an indoor afternoon program, and Monarch tagging on the Historical Association grounds. Sponsored by the Kelleys Island Historical Association and Kelleys Island Audubon Club.


Sep 6, 2014
City Wide Garage Sale II
9 am-1 pm
Various locations, Huron
Last garage sale of the year.


Sep 6, 2014; Sep 13, 2014; 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


Sep 6, 2014; Sep 13, 2014
Farmer's Market
10 am-3 pm
Victory Park, Main and Ohio sts., Vermilion
Local produce, baked goods, honey, organic meat, jams, fine art, jewelry, herbs, flowers, crafts, plants, pottery, noodles, food trucks, and more.


Sep 6, 2014
Grub 'N Suds
10 am-8 pm
Depot Park, 353 Ottawa St., Elmore
A motorcycle event that has been held every year since 1996. Events include a Poker Run, motorcycle show, motorcycle-themed games, live bands, beer tent, and vendors.


Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
Historic Encampment, Musket and Carronade Firings
Sat 11 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial lawn, Put-in-Bay
Part of Perry's Victory Heritage Festival on South Bass Island.


Sep 6, 2014
Lights of Peace Harbor Illumination
The Shores of South Bass island
Harbor Illumination celebrates 200 years of peace with Canada and Great Britain. This is an event that captures the imagination and memories of islanders and visitors, connecting us to our history. From the Monument property to Stone Lab and along the shores of Gibraltar, flares will be deployed every 15 feet. You may purchase a flare online for your lost loved ones, or for your family that enjoys life here in the Bass Islands. They cost just $10 each and you can write a special quote or memory in our online "Tributes" section for the event. 


Sep 6, 2014; Sep 13, 2014; 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.



Sep 6, 2014
Movie: Turbo
10:30 am & 2:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Sep 6, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Virginia Tech
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
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.


Sep 6, 2014
Perry's Victory Heritage Festival Grande Parade
2:15 pm
Downtown Put-in-Bay
Local and regional dignitaries join 1,200 scouts, classic cars, and regional high school marching bands, the captain of the USS Lake Erie, area veterans, and 1812 re-enactors for the annual Grande Parade.


Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
Pioneer Days
10 am-5 pm
Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue
$6/adult, $4/child (6-12)
Experience the past at Pioneer Days as Historic Lyme Village comes alive with frontiersmen, Revolutionary and Civil War camps, demonstrating pioneer craftspeople, sutlers, musicians, one-room school sessions, kids' activities, food, and more.


Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014
Revolution3 Triathlon
Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Dr., Sandusky
Featuring a Full REV triathlon, Half REV, Sprint REV, Kids Rev, 5K & 1 Mile Glow Run, and Little Rev Adventure Race. Please visit website for more information.


Sep 6, 2014; Sep 13, 2014; 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.


Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014; Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014; Oct 18, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
Tiffin Flea Market
9 am-4 pm
Seneca County Fairgounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin
Featuring a wide variety of merchandise on display and for sale including antiques, collectibles, furniture, crafts, produce, sports cards, clothing, tools, glass, and much more. Food concessionaires also available and handicap accessible. 300-450 dealers per show. Open rain or shine; no pets allowed in the show area.


Sep 6, 2014
Toledo Symphony Concert
6 pm
Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial lower plaza, 93 Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay

Concert on the lawn of Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial's lower plaza. Rain location: Niagara Center.



Sep 6, 2014
Treasure Island Day
9 am-3 pm
Various locations, Kelleys Island
Come to Kelleys Island and search for treasure at this island-wide yard sale.


Sep 6, 2014
Wood Carver Show
10 am-4 pm
Merry-Go-Round Museum, 301 Jackson St., Sandusky
More than 20 wood carvers will demonstrate their craft and have available for sale artworks created by hand. Enjoy free admission to the museum and $1 carousel rides.


Sep 6, 2014
Wreath Laying at Battle Site
10 am
Fox's Dock, Put-in-Bay
Free, pre-registration required
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter will take participants to the Battle of Lake Erie battle site on Lake Erie for a wreath laying ceremony. Limit 70 participants. Pre-registration is required.


Sep 6, 2014
Wreath Laying Ceremony at Battle Site Aboard Miller Ferry
8:30 am check-in, 9:15 departure
Lime Kiln Dock, Langram Rd., Put-in-Bay
Free with advanced ticket
Attend a special wreath laying ceremony at the battle site aboard the Miller Ferry. There are a limited number of tickets available on a first come, first serve basis. Visitors must pick up a ticket at the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce on Put-in-Bay or the Lake Erie Shores & Island Welcome Center in Port Clinton prior to Sat Sept 6. There will be no tickets available the morning of the event. Bring a folding chair, sunscreen, and water. Small portable coolers are permitted. The trip will last approximately two hours.


Sep 7, 2014
11th Annual Go Take a Hike Kick-off
2:30 pm
Edison Woods MetroPark, Mason Rd., Berlin Heights
Run the Ridge 5K, guided hikes, free pizza and apples, family activities, hayrides, and shuttle to Quarry Hill Orchards.



Sep 7, 2014; Sep 6, 2015
12th Annual Hidden Garden Party Fundraiser
2-5 pm
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore
$150/person, $1000/table of 8
This event continues to grow in popularity as being among the most enjoyable benefits in the area for food, wine, and festivities--all in a beautifully unparalleled setting. First Class all the way from "champagne & harp" check-in, complimentary professional garden setting portraits for each couple, live music, open bar, fantastic noshing, and premier auctions, once again conducted by WTOL's Jerry Anderson and team. Proceeds benefit the Schedel Foundation. Reservations required.


Sep 7, 2014; Oct 5, 2014
Acoustic Coffee House Sunday
7-10 pm
Slater's Madison Street Pub, 111 Madison St., Port Clinton
Featuring The Naked Bacon Band.


Sep 7, 2014; Sep 14, 2014
Drive-In Church
8 am
Mon Ami Historic Restaurant Parking Lot, 3845 W. Wine Cellar Rd., Port Clinton
Worship in your car with service broadcasted from an enclosed wagon in the parking lot. Minister, pianist and special music for the service each Sunday. "Come as You Are...Leave a Little Better."


Sep 7, 2014; 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.


Sep 7, 2014; Sep 14, 2014; 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.


Sep 7, 2014
The Ultimate Cleveland Browns Tailgate Cruise
11:30 am
Goodtime I, Jackson St. Pier, Sandusky
Cruise to Kelleys Island, tailgating the whole way over, to watch the game at your favorite Kelleys Island location. On board enjoy drink specials and pizza as well as musical entertainment by Tight Wadd. Reservations can be made by phone. 21 and older only.


Sep 7, 2014
Vermilion Arts Guild's Summer Art Show
Fri-Mon 12-4 pm
Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main St. (SR 60), Vermilion
Featuring local artists and fine craftsmen.


Sep 8, 2014
Monday Lunch Cruise
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Goodtime I, 101 W. Shoreline Dr. (Jackson St. Pier), Sandusky
Enjoy a delicious lunch buffet onboard while cruising peaceful Sandusky Bay. Reservations are required five days prior to cruise.


Sep 10, 2014
18th Annual Billman Golf Outing
1 pm
Sawmill Creek Golf Club, 600 Mariner Village, Huron
$85/person, $340/team
Golf outing that raises funds for scholarships and provides a day of camaraderie for area golfers and visitors. Please call for more information.


Sep 10, 2014; Oct 1, 2014
B-17 Rides: Yankee Lady
3-6 pm
Erie-Ottawa International Airport, 3255 E. State Rd., Port Clinton
Experience the flight of a lifetime and take a ride on a B-17 "Yankee Lady".


Sep 10, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch Program: John Yates Beall and the Great Escape That Never Happened
12-1 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
Local historian Randy Koch will take you back 100 years to September 19, 1864, when the Confederacy launched an ill-fated attempt to free over 2,500 Rebel prisoners on Johnson's Island. The origins and objectives of this plot will be examined, along with an overview of the Civil War career of one of the scheme's primary characters, John Yates Beall.


Sep 10, 2014
Container Gardening with Cindy Bench
6:30 pm
Schedel Arboretum & Gardens-Trellis Gallery, 19255 W. Portage River S Rd., Elmore
$12/person, $10/Schedel members
Join Cindy Bench from Bench Farms in Curtice as she demonstrates how to create an eye-catching container. Learn more about choosing the right container and plants for patio, porch, or deck. Gate will open at 5:30 pm for participants to tour the gardens and browse the gift shop or plant sale. Reservations appreciated.
419 862.3182


Sep 10, 2014
ElderCollege Fall Kick-off
1:30-3:30 pm
Cedar Point Center at BGSU Firelands, 1 University Dr., Huron
Free and open to the public
The Lyme Village Pioneer String Band will provide their spirited brand of entertainment for the ElderCollege fall semester kickoff at Bowling Green State University Firelands College. ElderCollege is an independent organization supported by BGSU Firelands. With more than 150 members, it is designed to promote lifelong learning for adults 50 years of age and beyond from all educational and socio-economic backgrounds. Individuals can enroll in ElderCollege for a fee of $70 per semester or $110 for two semesters, which entitles them to attend unlimited classes during the selected period. Non-members can also participate by paying a minimal fee per class – typically $20.


Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014
Kelleys Island Yoga & Wellness Retreat
Kelleys Island
The festivities begin on Thursday with a reflexology workshop, and the yoga kicks off Friday evening with a sunset yoga and meditation class and continues through Sunday with lots of time to explore the island, have a chakradance experience, and perhaps indulge yourself with a Thai massage. There's nothing better than doing your daily downward dogs basking in the sun, with a yoga class playlist courtesy of the rolling Lake Erie surf, and cool breezes brushing across your face.



Sep 12, 2014
An American Music Series
8:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
An American Music Series presented by Anna Givens with the band Atlas Jazz.


Sep 12, 2014 - 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; 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.



Sep 12, 2014; Sep 14, 2014
Monster Mopar Weekend
Summit Motorsports Park, 1300 SR 18, Norwalk
Savor the raw power of some of the world's fastest mopars and the largest nostalgia super stock race in the world.


Sep 13, 2014; Sep 12, 2015
3rd Annual Fall into Autumn and Holiday Gift Giving
10 am-7 pm
Exchange Place Park, Corner of US 6 and SR 60, Vermilion
Stroll through the park where many vendors are selling their wares. Be sure to visit the specialty shoppes and eateries while in the area.


Sep 13, 2014
Beginning Genealogy Class
9:30-11:30 am
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center - Spiegel Grove, Fremont
$10/adult, $5/student
Learn how to begin researching your family's history from the experts at the Hayes Research Library. Class includes instruction and handouts on creating a family tree, plus a tour of the Hayes Library where numerous genealogical resources are available. Sponsored by Roots Magic Inc. Pre-registration is required.


Sep 13, 2014
Coast Weeks Beach Clean-up
10 am
Magee Marsh Wildlife Beach, 13229 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Help make the beach safe for people and wildlife. Enjoy lunch, hosted by Friends of Magee Marsh, after the clean-up. Registration required.
419 898.0960


Sep 13, 2014
Coast Weeks: Old Woman Creek Estuary Watershed Cleanup
9 am-12 pm
Old Woman Creek, 2514 Cleveland Rd. E (US 6), Huron
Roll up your sleeves and join OWC for clean-up of the creek crossings, roadsides, and the beachfront on International Coastal Cleanup Day. Clean-up supplies will be provided.


Sep 13, 2014
Family Frenzy
6:30 pm
Catawba Island Community Hall, 3307 NW Catawba Rd., Port Clinton
"Family Feud"-style game, where six teams will go head-to-head and answer questions that are designed to tickle your funny bone! All proceeds benefit Joyful Connections.


Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 14, 2014; Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014; 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


Sep 13, 2014
Kayak Poker Paddle
9 am-2 pm
Kelleys Island State Park, 920 Division St., Kelleys Island
Try your luck at a game of poker as you paddle along the Kelleys Island shoreline enjoying the scenery. You will make five stops at designated areas to pick up a card. The State Park Sandy Beach is the starting and ending location. Prizes for the best hand!


Sep 13, 2014; Oct 11, 2014
Marblehead Lighthouse Tour
11 am-4 pm
Marblehead Lighthouse, 110 Lighthouse Dr., Marblehead
Tours every 15 minutes to the top of the Marblehead Lighthouse, with the last tour beginning 15 minutes before closing time (weather permitting). Museum is opening during all lighthouse tours and entry is free.
419.734.4424 x.2


Sep 13, 2014; Oct 11, 2014
Marblehead Second Saturday Sunset Strolls
5-7 pm
Downtown Marblehead
Participating Marblehead merchants, including shops and restaurants, will extend evening hours the second Sat of each month. Each location will display the Sunset Stroll logo and will have cards to distribute to customers that can be used for discounts and specials at participating merchants. The cards, which will be valid May-Oct, can also be obtained at the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce office, 5681 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead.


Sep 13, 2014
New Years Eve at the Bay
6-11 pm
Various locations, Delaware Ave., Put-in-Bay
Island businesses celebrate New Year's Eve with Monte Carlo street games downtown. Many establishments hand out traditional party hate and accessories for the countdown to midnight. It is the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce's longest running fundraiser, which began in 1972.


Sep 13, 2014
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch Party vs. Kent State
Lock, Dock & Barrel, 124 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
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.


Sep 13, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; Nov 8, 2014; Dec 13, 2014; 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 is required.


Sep 13, 2014; Oct 11, 2014; 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
Wolcott House Tours
11 am-3 pm
Wolcott House, 9999 E. Bayshore Rd., Marblehead
The restored 1820's stone home is the home of the first three keepers of the Marblehead Lighthouse and is maintained and operated by the Ottawa County Historical Society as a living history experience. Docent led or self-guided tours of the house, and self-guided tours of adjacent Wolcott Cemetery. Gift shop open.


Sep 14, 2014
Hike the Dikes: Marsh Mammals
9-10:30 am
Sportsmen's Migratory Bird Center, 13229 W.SR 2, Oak Harbor
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.


Sep 17, 2014
Cigar Night
7 pm
Canoe Club Wine Bar, 5831 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Marblehead
Free with cigar purchase
Shannon Marr from North Coast Cigar Connections will be on-hand for comments and questions.


Sep 18, 2014
Third Thursday (Music, Flowers, & A Sunset)
6:30-9 pm
Downtown, Vermilion
Over 20 musicians and musical groups perform around downtown Vermilion.


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


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.


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


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!


Sep 20, 2014
Annual Brewery Festival: Milan Brew-Haha
2-5 pm
Milan Museum, 10 N. Edison Dr., Milan
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.


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.


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.


Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Fall Harvest Activities
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, Sat-Sun 11 am-5 pm
Burnham Orchards, 8019 State Route 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 and an antique tractor show.


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


Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Ghost Walk Tour of Elmore
5 pm
Harris-Elmore Public Library, 328 Toledo St., Elmore
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.


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.


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.


Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014
Lake Erie Wing Watch
Sat 2:30-9 pm, Sun TBA
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
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.


Sep 20, 2014
Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus
8 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
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.


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
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.


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.


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
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.


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.


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.