Jan 1, 2017 - Feb 28, 2017
"100 Moments: Celebrating a Century of the Nation's First Presidential Library"
Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm (Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$7.50/adult; $6.50/senior; $3/child (age 6-12)
The vaults are being opened to show artifacts, documents, and historic photos that highlight the 100-year history of the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums. Exhibit begins Oct 1, 2016 and runs through May 7, 2017 (hours vary)

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Jan 15, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017
Under Wraps
1-4 pm
Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave. (SR 4), Sandusky
Free
Under Wraps exhibits the two and three-dimensional work of eleven local and regional artists who are addressing the concept of something partially hidden, under a cover or a wrapping. Sometimes the art is quite literal, but in others the viewer may have to work a bit to uncover a meaning.
419.625.1188
sanduskyculturalcenter.org

 

Jan 18, 2017; Jan 25, 2017; Feb 1, 2017; Feb 8, 2017; Feb 15, 2017
Babies and Books
10:30 am
Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
20-25 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, and rhymes. Intended for children ages 6-23 months with caregiver. Play and social time will follow for those who participate in the morning program. No registration is required.

419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Jan 18, 2017
Color, Cookies, and Coffee
1 pm
Erie Islands Library, 281 Concord St., Put-in-Bay
Free
Need a break? Relax with a cup of coffee and a cookie or two and color your worries away with one of the adult coloring books. Visit with friends and neighbors. Invite your own friends to come along!  Coloring books and colored pencils are supplied; bring your imagination. This event is intended for adults only.
419.285.4004
idarupp.org

 

Jan 18, 2017
Cookbook Club: Chinese
6-7 pm
Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Get ready for Chinese New Year: 2017 Year of the Rooster and explore Chinese cuisine. Make and bring one regular-size recipe--enough that everyone gets a taste. There is no need to double or triple recipes. Recipes should be prepared at home prior to the meeting. For recipes books are available on the spinning rack in front of the book sale books in the middle of the library. (You can ask the front desk for help too!) Please bring your own place setting (plate, silverware) for each meeting. Refreshments will be provided. The library kitchen has a microwave that can be used for re-heating if necessary. The club is free and open to the public. Please call or visit the website to register.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Jan 18, 2017
MetroPark Hikers
10:30 am
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Let’s go outside and enjoy the wintry weather! You never know what tracks we will find.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Jan 18, 2017; Jan 25, 2017
Storytime with Miss Brenda
11:30 am-12 pm
Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St., Oak Harbor
Free
Bring your child to hear a story, sing, do crafts, and just play with others. This program is intended for infants to preschool-age children.

419.898.7001
oakharborpubliclibrary.org

 

Jan 18, 2017; Jan 25, 2017; Feb 1, 2017; Feb 8, 2017; Feb 15, 2017; Feb 22, 2017; Mar 1, 2017; Mar 8, 2017; Mar 15, 2017; Mar 22, 2017; Mar 29, 2017
Wonderful Watercolors
9:30 am-12:30 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
$60/four week session; $15/class
Anyone can create your own watercolor painting by following step by step demonstration by watercolor artist and teacher Clela Stelnicki. Register by contacting Clela at 440.371.5637 or clelasart@gmail.com. A supply list will then be provided by the instructor.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Jan 19, 2017; Jan 24, 2017; Jan 26, 2017; Jan 31, 2017; Feb 2, 2017; Feb 7, 2017; Feb 9, 2017; Feb 14, 2017; Feb 16, 2017; Feb 21, 2017; Feb 23, 2017; Feb 28, 2017; Mar 2, 2017; Mar 7, 2017; Mar 9, 2017; Mar 14, 2017; Mar 16, 2017; Mar 21, 2017; Mar 23, 2017; Mar 28, 2017; Mar 30, 2017; Apr 4, 2017; Apr 6, 2017; Apr 11, 2017; Apr 13, 2017; Apr 18, 2017; Apr 20, 2017; Apr 25, 2017; Apr 27, 2017; May 2, 2017; May 4, 2017; May 9, 2017; May 11, 2017; May 16, 2017; May 18, 2017; May 23, 2017; May 25, 2017; May 30, 2017
Marksmanship Nights
5-8:30 pm
Camp Perry CMP Competition Center, 1000 Lawrence Dr. (off SR 2), Port Clinton
$5/adult, $2/junior (high school students)
Shooters, including aspiring new shooters, are invited to do practice shooting at 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
thecmp.org/air/cmp-marksmanship-centers/open-public-shooting

 

Jan 19, 2017
Movie Night
5 pm
Erie Islands Library, 281 Concord St., Put-in-Bay
Free
Visit the website to see what movie will be shown. Refreshments will be served.

419.285.4004
idarupp.org

 

Jan 19, 2017; Feb 16, 2017; Mar 16, 2017
Open Mic Night
Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena
Free


419.638.5411
chateautebeauwinery.com

 

Jan 19, 2017
Teen Game Day
3-5 pm
Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to play a variety of board games and card games. Hang out, play games with your friends, listen to music, and enjoy some snacks and refreshments.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 22, 2017
"Looking"
Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. 6th St., Port Clinton
This play is about four singles, two women and two men, who are each looking for some kind of relationship. An awkward blind date turns into a good two-hour laugh fest, with some serious self-discoveries thrown in for good measure. Call for reservations.

419.734.5044
pcplaymakers.org

 

Jan 20, 2017
American Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 am-4:30 pm
Magruder Hospital Conference Center, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton
Free
Call to schedule an appointment, or visit the website and enter sponsor code: MAGRUDER HOSP.

419.732.4061
redcrossblood.org

 

Jan 20, 2017 - Jan 21, 2017; Jan 27, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017
Chateau Tebeau Winery Live Entertainment
7-10 pm
Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena
Please visit website for a list of scheduled performers.
419.638.5411
chateautebeauwinery.com

 

Jan 20, 2017; Jan 27, 2017
Come in out of the Cold!
3:15 pm
Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St., Oak Harbor
Free
Head to the library for STEAM,  LEGO's, games, and fun. This program is intended for Tweens and teens.
419.898.7001

 

Jan 20, 2017; Mar 31, 2017
Corduroy Road
7-11 pm
Bell Mell Tavern, 307 Fulton St., Port Clinton


419.732.2760
bellmell.com

 

Jan 20, 2017
Movies at the Library: "Florence Foster Jenkins"
7 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
The film stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who became an opera singer known for her painful lack of singing skill.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Jan 20, 2017
Wine Tasting at the Zoo
7-9 pm
Toledo Zoo-Aquarium, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo
$45/member, $50/non-member
Enjoy a delectable mix of wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and socializing. Bring your friends for a fun evening for all, or make it a romantic couple's night out. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

419.385.5721
toledozoo.org

 

Jan 21, 2017; Jan 28, 2017; Feb 4, 2017; Feb 11, 2017; Feb 18, 2017; Feb 25, 2017
Archery Classes
Oak Harbor Conservation Club, 975 S. Gordon Rd., Oak Harbor
There will be two sessions each Saturday with instructor Gene Baker. Adults and youth are welcome and families and couples are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required. Call for details.

419.559.8823
ohcc.us

 

Jan 21, 2017
Chris Cavanaugh
8 pm
The Listening Room in OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$10/person (plus 2-drink minimum)
A mix of old-school Kenny Chesney and guitar-slaying Keith Urban.

419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

Jan 21, 2017
Flashback to Prom Night
7-11 pm
Catawba Island Brewing Company, 2330 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton
Bring your sweetie dressed to impress in your era of prom styles: suits, puffy dresses, and suspenders are all encouraged. Break out the Varsity letter jackets and big hair. Complete with a DJ, virgin punch bowl, appetizers, photo booth, and disco ball.

419.960.7764
catawbaislandbrewing.com

 

Jan 21, 2017; Jan 28, 2017; Feb 4, 2017; Feb 11, 2017; Feb 18, 2017; Feb 25, 2017; Mar 4, 2017; Mar 11, 2017; Mar 18, 2017; Mar 25, 2017
Sweets and Coffee
10 am-12 pm
Erie Islands Library, 281 Concord St., Put-in-Bay
Free
Head down to Erie Islands Library every Saturday in January, February and March to satisfy your sweet tooth. The librarians are eager to make homemade cookies, muffins or cakes to thank patrons for visiting the library. Even if you have never been to the library, stop by to pick up your treat!
419.285.4004
idarupp.org

 

Jan 21, 2017
Tracing Your House's History Class
9:30-11:30 am
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$10/person
Head Librarian Becky Hill will explore the genealogy of a house. She will explain 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, highlighting, but not limited to, Sandusky County. Registration required.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Jan 22, 2017; Jan 29, 2017; Feb 5, 2017; Feb 12, 2017; Feb 19, 2017; Feb 26, 2017; Mar 5, 2017; Mar 12, 2017; Mar 19, 2017; Mar 26, 2017; Apr 2, 2017; Apr 9, 2017; Apr 16, 2017; Apr 23, 2017; Apr 30, 2017; May 7, 2017; May 14, 2017; May 21, 2017; May 28, 2017; Jun 4, 2017; Jun 11, 2017; Jun 18, 2017; Jun 25, 2017; Jul 2, 2017; Jul 9, 2017; Jul 16, 2017; Jul 23, 2017; Jul 30, 2017; Aug 6, 2017; Aug 13, 2017; Aug 20, 2017; Aug 27, 2017
Life Tree Cafe
6 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St., Port Clinton
Free
One-hour short movie followed by sharing thoughts and opinions on topics. Free refreshments provided.

419.732.3161

 

Jan 22, 2017; Feb 19, 2017; Mar 19, 2017
Tour Ottawa Wildlife Drive
Sunrise-Sunset
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Enjoy the refuge from the comfort of your car. The seven-mile, one-way gravel route begins from the overflow parking area. Entrance gate closes one hour prior to sunset.

419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Jan 23, 2017
Adult Coloring Night
6-7 pm
Oak Harbor Library, 147 W. Main St., Oak Harbor
Free
All materials and a light snack will be provided. You may also bring your own supplies. Enjoy a night of fellowship and relaxation. Call or visit the website to register.
419.898.7001
oakharborpubliclibrary.org

 

Jan 23, 2017
Ancestry 101 with Connie
6-8 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free


419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Jan 23, 2017
MetroPark Hikers
5-6 pm
Huron River Path MetroPark, 1805 River Rd., Huron
Cure that cabin fever feeling and take a walk!

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Jan 23, 2017; Jan 30, 2017
Monday Yoga
6:30 pm
Dregenfly Art LLC, 150 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Raja Luna Yoga instructed by Jamie Bishop.
419.656.8445
facebook.com/DregenflyArt.Photography.ArtStudio.DanielleLopez/

 

Jan 23, 2017
Playdate at Erie Islands Library
10:30-11 am
Erie Islands Library, 281 Concord St., Put-in-Bay
Free
Take your child to the library for a playdate.  Meet up with other parents and their little ones for a fun time listening to stories and songs, finger play and crafts.  For beginning walkers to 3-year olds and their caregivers.
419.285.4004
idarupp.org

 

Jan 23, 2017; Jan 30, 2017; Feb 13, 2017
Tales for Toddlers
10:30 am
Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and finger plays intended for children ages two and three with adult caregiver in the children's area beach room. No registration is required.

419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Jan 24, 2017
Game Night: Heads Up
4:30 pm
Erie Islands Library, 281 Concord St., Put-in-Bay
Free
Play the fun and hilarious game that Ellen plays on her show:  Heads Up!  Now you can play it with your friends on one of the library iPads. Loads of fun for all ages.
419.285.4004
idarupp.org

 

Jan 24, 2017; Jan 31, 2017
Get Fit Club
6-7 pm
Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Join Jennifer Hartman, POUND instructor, in this new workout that is sure to get you toned up and rockin’ out! Lightly weighted drumsticks will be provided so you don’t just listen to the music, but become it. Please bring a mat, towel, and water. Registration required; limit 25.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Jan 24, 2017
Harriet Tubman
10 am
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
The year is 1849. Watch as Harriet Tubman journeys back into slave country to rescue her family and many others. Traveling by the cover of night and cloaked in extreme secrecy, Harriet never lost a passenger during her trips on the Underground Railroad. The story of this amazing woman known as “Moses,” whose image will soon grace the redesigned $20 bill, comes to life in this exhilarating musical drama. Grades 4-12.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Jan 25, 2017; Jan 28, 2017; Feb 11, 2017; Feb 15, 2017; Mar 11, 2017; Mar 15, 2017; Mar 29, 2017
Eagle Tour
9 am-12 pm & 12:30-3:30 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Enjoy our national bird on this bus tour of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. See a few nests and discover why so many eagles call the marsh home. Reservations are required.

419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Jan 25, 2017
Presidential History Book Club
12 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, at Spiegel Grove, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
Free
All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency. Participants are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading "Andrew Johnson" by Annette Gordon-Reed.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Jan 26, 2017
Taste of the North Coast
5-8 pm
Kalahari Convention Center, 7000 Kalahari Dr. (off US 250), Sandusky
Beer tastings, wine tastings, and food samples from local restaurants.
419.625.6421
eriecountychamber.com

 

Jan 27, 2017
Classroom Kayaking
7-9 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
So you want to learn how to kayak, but you don’t want to look foolish on the water or struggle in front of strangers? Good news! This class is taught in a dry classroom with no water. You will gain experience with paddling gear, strokes, and rescues with the aid of our kayak simulator. Ages 12+. Registration required; limit 20.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Jan 27, 2017; Mar 31, 2017
Enchanted Story Time
10:30 am
East Sandusky Bay MetroPark - The Enchanted Cottage, 4011 Cleveland Rd., Huron
Free
Enjoy an interactive story time at The Cottage with puppets, finger plays, and more. Registration required; limit 15. All ages with accompanying adult.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Jan 27, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017; Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 4, 2017
RUMORS
Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue
At the large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
419.484.2787
bellevuearts.net

 

Jan 27, 2017; Feb 24, 2017; Mar 24, 2017; Apr 21, 2017; May 19, 2017
Tim Blake & Michele
7-11 pm
Bell Mell Tavern, 307 Fulton St., Port Clinton


419.732.2760
bellmell.com

 

Jan 28, 2017
Late Nite Catechism
2:30 & 7 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$29/person
Late Nite Catechism is, an uproarious piece of theater that takes audience members back - sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully to the children they once were. Sister goes from benevolent instructor, rewarding the "students" for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and laminated saint cards, to authoritative drill sergeant. These abrupt mood swings are bound to strike a resonant chord with everyone who survived the ups and downs of going to school, with an omniscient authoritarian at the helm.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Jan 28, 2017
Pork and Pinot
Rocky Point Winery, 111 W. Main St. (SR 163), Marblehead
$30/person
Four reds from Row Eleven Wine Co. paired with pork and beef delights from Jimmy G's. Beer and white wine will also be available for pairings. Call to reserve your seat.

419.967.5344
redferninn.com

 

Jan 30, 2017; Feb 27, 2017
Maker Mondays
4:30-8 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
A variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) supplies and technology will be available in the children's area. Items could include OSMO, Cubetto, Legos, Marble Runs, Rubik's Cubes, Doodler pen, Snap Circuits, etc. No registration required.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Jan 30, 2017
MetroPark Hikers
5-6 pm
Edison Woods MetroPark, 8111 Smokey Rd., Berlin Heights
Did you know hiking isn't only for warm weather? Winter has its beauty too!

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Jan 31, 2017
Connex: Robotic Spider and Robotic Beetle
4:30 pm
Erie Islands Library, 281 Concord St., Put-in-Bay
Free
Attempt to put together two Connex kits in one night. The featured kits will be the robotic spider and the robotic beetle. CONNEX is a do-it-yourself science kit and is suitable for children of eight years old and up. All completed kits will be displayed at the library.
419.285.4004
idarupp.org

 

Jan 31, 2017
Teen Cooking Club
4-5 pm
Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to make an inexpensive and easy snack or meal together, then eat and talk about what's on our minds. Even though this is called a "cooking" club, there is no stove at the library, so participants are limited to making easy foods and snacks that are no-bake or use a microwave. All supplies will be provided.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Feb 2, 2017
4th Annual Chili Cook Off Fundraiser
5:30-8 pm
Long Way Home Family Restaurant, 250 Castalia St., Bellevue
$5/person (and/or higher depending on amount of food purchases)
What's for supper? Hungry, but don't feel like cooking? Come on over! Participants from Bellevue local restaurants, organizations, caterers, and other food related businesses will be competing for the honors of the "People's Choice" award for 2017. This year Celebrity Guests battling it out will be HOGUES IGA and BASSETT'S Supermarkets! The volunteer panel of judges will have the esteem honors of voting for a celebrity winner. Both samples and bowls of chili will be available with full condiment bar, buttery cornbread, desserts, chances to win raffle baskets, 50/50 drawings, and more. Full menu will be available also. Visit the website for more information.


419.483.5405
shopbellevueohio.com

 

Feb 2, 2017; Mar 2, 2017
Open Mic Night
Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena
Free
Featuring David Lester, Guitarist/Vocalist.
419.638.5411
chateautebeauwinery.com

 

Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 4, 2017; Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 11, 2017; Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 18, 2017; Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017
Chateau Tebeau Winery Live Entertainment
7-10 pm
Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena
Please visit website for a list of scheduled performers.
419.638.5411
chateautebeauwinery.com

 

Feb 3, 2017
Michael McDermott
8 pm
The Listening Room in OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$12/person (plus 2-drink minimum)
"McDermott is one of the best songwriters in the world and possibly the greatest undiscovered rock n roll talent of the last 20 years." --Author Stephen King

419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

Feb 3, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017
Special Exhibit "Presidential Pop Culture: The Art of Influencing Perception"
Tues-Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 12-5 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$7.50/adult; $6.50/senior; $3/child (age 6-12)
The light-hearted exhibit showcases the evolution of the American Presidency in pop culture. Through movies, music, TV, cartoons, toys, and memorabilia, visitors gain insight into how pop culture shaped and influenced our perception of presidential hopefuls--both winners and losers. Admission is included with the price of a museum ticket. Exhibit will be on display until Oct 8, 2017.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Feb 3, 2017
State of Comedy
8 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$12/person
Featured comedian Mark Riccadonna; Headliner Tony Boswell. Mature audience. Limited seating.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Feb 3, 2017; Mar 3, 2017; Apr 7, 2017; May 5, 2017
Steve Brownell
7:30-10:30 pm
Bell Mell Tavern, 307 Fulton St., Port Clinton


419.732.2760
bellmell.com

 

Feb 3, 2017
Vegetable Showcase Series: Potato
6:30 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 Mudbrook Rd., Milan
$90/person (plus tax)

Experience the ultimate expression of the vegetable! This dinner features the potato, harvested at the peak of its season, and explores every possible iteration of the plant. The executive chef will use the seed, root, bulb, stem, leaves, pod, and bloom in preparing flavors, textures, and temperatures that are both familiar and inventive. The evening includes a six-course dinner that will include wine pairing suggestions. The menu will focus on the seasonal vegetable with a meat and/or fish according to the whim of the chef.


419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

Feb 4, 2017
Family Movie: Finding Dory
2:30 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
Free
Doors open 15 minutes prior to show time. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. You are welcome to bring snacks, drinks, and blankets.
419.625.3834
www.sanduskylib.org

 

Feb 4, 2017
Ice-A-Fair
11 am-7 pm
Downtown (Liberty Ave. & Main St.), Vermilion
Free
A day-long winter event for the entire family filled with glittering sculptures and ice carving demos throughout historic downtown Vermilion. Tour the area by foot or via Lolly the Trolley ($2/person; $5/family); more than 20 shops and restaurants will be open to welcome visitors along with Jolly the Snowman and Pete the Penguin. Add a visit to Ritter Public Library to experience their popular Chocolate Festival and sample chocolate confections ($1/sample). Stop in at Main Street Vermilion to warm up with free hot chocolate, cider, and cookies and take a chance on an exciting array of raffle baskets. The event caps with a towering display of Fire & Ice, made possible with a grant from Erie County Community Foundation. You're invited to the after party Meltdown at the Vermilion Boat Club for heavy hors d'oeurves around the fireplace and a great view of the river ($25/person). Please call Main Street Vermilion to make a reservation.
440.963.0772
mainstreetvermilion.org

 

Feb 4, 2017; Mar 4, 2017
Nature Tots
10:30-11:30 am
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Children ages 3-5 are invited to bring their favorite adult for nature crafts, stories, and outdoor fun. Be sure to dress for the weather. Reservations required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Feb 4, 2017; Mar 4, 2017
Swampers
1-2:30 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Children ages 6-12 are invited to bring their favorite adult for nature crafts, stories, and outdoor fun. Be sure to dress for the weather. Registration required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Feb 5, 2017; Mar 5, 2017; Mar 26, 2017
Afternoon Blue Goose Bus Tour
1-3:30 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Discover and learn about habitat restoration projects and management techniques while exploring closed areas of the refuge on this behind-the-scenes tour. Destinations vary depending on wildlife use and activity. Reservations required.
419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Feb 5, 2017
Cooking Class: Winter Vegetables
2-5 pm
Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 SR 13, Milan
$80/person (plus tax)
The quarterly series consists of topics that interweave seasonal vegetable cookery, classic cooking methods such as grilling or wood fire cooking, and basic preparations such as sauces to cover the material with the most essential understanding and using familiar ingredients to create delicious dishes. Class format includes a demonstration of a four-course menu that incorporates the learning objectives of the session. A tasting of each course will be offered. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back. Registration is limited.




419.499.7500
culinaryvegetableinstitute.com

 

Feb 6, 2017; Mar 6, 2017
Craft Mondays
4:30-8 pm
Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Complete a craft to take home. This program is intended for preschool, elementary, and teen ages. No registration required.
419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Feb 6, 2017
Tales for Toddlers Story Time and Crafts
6 pm
Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton
Free
Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and finger plays intended for children ages two and three with adult caregiver in the children's area beach room. No registration is required.

419.732.3212
idarupp.org

 

Feb 7, 2017 - Mar 14, 2017
America's Boating Course
Tues 6-8:30 pm
Firelands Presbyterian Church, 2626 E. Harbor Rd. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$28/person
Materials include U.S. Power Squadron ABC3 book and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Boating Regulation booklet. Attendees successfully completing the course will receive an Ohio State Boaters Certificate and a six month membership in the U.S. Power Squadron. All materials are included in the price of the course. Call or visit the website to register.

419.797.9717
portclintonpowersquadron.org/courses.htm

 

Feb 9, 2017
Loving Life - A Health and Beauty Expo
11 am-2 pm
Grace Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 19225 Witty Rd. (Witty & SR 51), Elmore
$8/person; $3/age 60 and older
Event features healthy living, regular check-ups, massage, essential oils, hairstyling tips, and Reiki treatments. Lunch available. Sponsored by the Elmore Golden Oldies. Call to register by Feb 2.

419.862.3874

 

Feb 10, 2017
2nd Annual Mardi Gras Reverse Raffle
6:30 pm
Port Clinton Elk's Lodge, 231 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton
$25/person
Tickets include admission to the event, dinner, and a chance to win the $1,500 grand prize. Other activities include fish bowls, 50/50 raffles, door prizes, and live entertainment featuring Monsieur Guillaum and His Zydeco Hepcats. Event is open to the public. Proceeds benefit PC Women's Club scholarships with a portion to be donated to the Pathway Inclusion Center.

 

Feb 10, 2017
Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart
8 pm
The Listening Room in OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$10/person (plus 2-drink minimum)


419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

Feb 10, 2017
Love Me Tender: A Cabaret Valentine
7 pm
Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue


419.484.2787
bellevuearts.net

 

Feb 10, 2017; Apr 14, 2017
Papa's Boys
7-11 pm
Bell Mell Tavern, 307 Fulton St., Port Clinton


419.732.2760
bellmell.com

 

Feb 11, 2017
Abraham Lincoln's Vision for Reuniting the Country
10:30 am
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
This is a first person portrayal of Abraham Lincoln and his vision for reuniting the country in 1865 after it became obvious that the North would win the war.

419.625.3834
www.sanduskylib.org

 

Feb 11, 2017
Firelands Symphony Orchestra presents "Masterful Beethoven"
7:30 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$10-29/person
The Firelands Symphony Orchestra will present the captivating music of Ludwig van Beethoven featuring guest artist, Nikita Mndoyants, Mixon First Prize winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition. Mr. Mndoyants, a Russian-born pianist who lives in Moscow and teaches at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory has toured extensively worldwide, performing in recital with orchestras and with chamber music ensembles. Since 2012 he has been pianist and composer in residence at the International Music Festival in Wissembourg, France.  He will be performing Beethoven’s Concerto # 4.
419.621.4800
firelandssymphony.com

 

Feb 11, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017; Mar 11, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017; Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 9, 2017; May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017; Jun 10, 2017 - Jun 11, 2017; Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017; Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017; Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017; Nov 11, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017; Dec 2, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017
Fremont Flea Market
Sat 9 am-4 pm, Sun 9 am-3 pm
Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 712 North St., Fremont
Free
Inside and outside vendors. Free admission and free parking.
419.332.5604
sanduskycountyfair.com

 

Feb 11, 2017
Second Saturdays R 4 Kids
9 am-5 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$7.50/adult, $1/child (6-12 yrs)
There will be a scavenger hunt available from 9 am-5 pm in the museum. Price includes admission to the  museum.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Feb 11, 2017
Valentine Day Wine & Dine at the Zoo
6:30-9:30 pm
Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo
$80/zoo members, $85/non-members
Make Valentine's Day reservations for an exclusive after-hours evening featuring a chef-designed meal with wine pairings. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

419.385.5721
toledozoo.org

 

Feb 12, 2017
Audra's Wine & Design: Guy DIY Valentine
1:30 pm & 6:30 pm
Audra's Floral, 514 W. Oak St., Oak Harbor
$35/person
An invitation for crafty men for an opportunity to handcraft your own Valentine's Day flower arrangement. Two class times offered. Call for reservations.

419.898.1155
audrasfloral.com

 

Feb 12, 2017; Mar 12, 2017
Volunteer Opportunities
1 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Discover the various ways you can support conservation during this introduction to the refuge and volunteer opportunities.

419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Feb 15, 2017
Brown Bag Lunch: Sandusky and the Underground Railroad
12 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
Join the Sandusky Library as they explore the Underground Railroad and the important role played by residents of Sandusky.

419.625.3834
www.sanduskylib.org

 

Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017; Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017
"Farce of Nature"
Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Genoa Civic Theatre, 509 1/2 Main St., Genoa
The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas where love blossoms, truths are revealed, and the lives of all--family, guests, and gangsters alike--change in incredible and surprising ways.

419.855.3103
genoacivictheatre.com

 

Feb 17, 2017 - Feb 20, 2017
Great Backyard Bird Count
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Observe the birds from the wildlife window and help scientists get a snapshot of global bird populations. Data shared at birdcount.org.

419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Feb 17, 2017
Rusty "G" String
7-11 pm
Bell Mell Tavern, 307 Fulton St., Port Clinton


419.732.2760
bellmell.com

 

Feb 18, 2017
Classroom Kayaking
1-3 pm
Osborn MetroPark - Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
So you want to learn how to kayak, but you don’t want to look foolish on the water or struggle in front of strangers? Good news! This class is taught in a dry classroom with no water. You will gain experience with paddling gear, strokes, and rescues with the aid of our kayak simulator. Ages 12+. Registration required; limit 20.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Feb 18, 2017 - Feb 20, 2017; Dec 26, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides Through Spiegel Grove
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
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. After the ride, stay for the day and tour the 31-room Hayes mansion and two-story Hayes Museum & Library.
419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Feb 18, 2017
Ottawa County Ag Society Midway Extravaganza
5:30 pm
Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor
$20/person admission
Price includes an all-you-can-eat homemade meal, cash bar, and special door prizes. Other pre-banquet raffle tickets available for: 100 lb. meat package, Glock hand gun or similar, Remington 1187 or similar shot gun, ladies package, fair tickets, or whole freezer hog. Proceeds will go to offset the costs of bringing rides and excitement back to the midway at the Ottawa County Fair. Call the fairground office for more information on raffles and ticket information.

419.898.2128
ottawacountyfair.org

 

Feb 21, 2017
Martin's Dream
10 am
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
Created and performed by the talented and charismatic Deondra Kamau Means, this one-man show explores the real person behind the pictures; a funny, intelligent, passionate man whose faith, family and education made him one of the most revered people in our nation's history. Grades 2-12.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Feb 22, 2017
Audra's Wine & Design: Bath Bombs
7 pm
Audra's Floral, 514 W. Oak St., Oak Harbor
$35/person
Handcraft your very own luxurious bath fizz. Learn how to make your own and take your mold for experimenting at home. Class fee includes all supplies, two glasses of wine and a light snack. Call for reservations.

419.898.1155
audrasfloral.com

 

Feb 22, 2017
Presidential History Book Club
12 pm
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, at Spiegel Grove, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
Free
All are invited to read and discuss books about the presidency. Participants are asked to bring their lunch. This month, the club is reading "Grant" by Jean Edward Smith.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Feb 24, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017; Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017
Bell, Book, and Candle
Fri-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm
Harlequins Theatre, 414 Wayne St., Sandusky
Greenwich Village witch Gillian Holroyd, a free spirit with a penchant for going barefoot, is unlucky in love and restless in life. She admires from afar her neighbor, Shep Henderson. When she learns he’s about to marry an old college enemy of hers, Gillian takes revenge by casting a love spell on him, and eventually falls for him herself. But witches who fall in love lose their supernatural powers: is the gentleman bewitching enough to entice her to give up sorcery and become mortal?

419.621.1311
harlequinstheatre.org

 

Feb 24, 2017
Jazz @ 8 Series presents “From Miles to Motown”
8 pm
Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
$12/person
The Michael Shirtz Quartet starts off the season with the sounds of Miles Davis and birth of the cool to the soulful sounds of Motown. Celebrate an evening paying tribute to the artists that dominated the character and music of the 60’s and 70’s jazz and R&B scenes.

877.626.1950
sanduskystate.com

 

Feb 25, 2017
Beginning Genealogy Class
9:30 am-11:30 am
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, 1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont
$10/person
Head Librarian Becky Hill will give an overview of how to get started doing your family history, especially using the resources available at the Hayes Presidential Library. Sponsored by RootsMagic. Registration required.

419.332.2081
rbhayes.org

 

Feb 25, 2017
Burning Snowman Fest 2017
12-8 pm
Dock's Beach House & Mr. Ed's, 252 W. Lakeshore Dr. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$5/person
Burn up Winter with lots of activities including bands, hot tubs, food and drink, and a GIANT Burning Snowman. Warm-up with Tap Takeovers on Friday night. Follow the Facebook page for event locations, entertainment line-up, and activities.

317.694.8566
facebook.com/burningsnowmanfest

 

Feb 25, 2017
Keith Anderson
8 pm
The Listening Room in OurGuest Inn & Suites, 220 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$25/person (plus 2-drink minimum)
Singer/Songwriter Keith Anderson’s latest song “I’ll Bring The Music” sums up Anderson to a T.  That is one thing that you can always say about this academic athlete from Miami, OK, who has always excelled at anything he has put his mind to, is he will bring the music. 
419.734.7050
thelisteningroompc.com

 

Feb 25, 2017
Nurture Nature Day
1-3:30 pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, 14000 W. SR 2, Oak Harbor
Free
Human nature protecting mother nature. Learn about the refuge while lending a hand to improve habitat for wildlife. Stewardship projects change throughout the year. Dress for the weather.

419.898.0014
fws.gov/refuge/ottawa

 

Feb 25, 2017
The Underground Railroad and the Night Sky
2:30 pm
Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky
Join the Sandusky Library as they follow the drinking gourd and complete crafts relating to the Underground Railroad at night. Suggested for ages 5 and up.

419.625.3834
www.sanduskylib.org

 

Feb 26, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017
Out of This World
1-4 pm
Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Ave. (SR 4), Sandusky
Free
The Sandusky Cultural Center provides educational and entertaining exhibits that stimulate an interest in the fine arts. They provide a focus for multicultural awareness and introduce complex issues and challenging concepts. The featured exhibit is Out of This World. The Gallery is closed on Saturdays, school holidays, vacations, "snow days", etc.
419.625.1188
sanduskyculturalcenter.org

 

Feb 28, 2017
Firelands Audubon Society: Wetland Restoration
7-9 pm
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
Ohio Wetlands Association’s Ray Stewart will discuss how wetland restoration can be part of the solution to many environmental issues.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Mar 1, 2017
Audra's Wine & Design: Painting with Donna
7 pm
Audra's Floral, 514 W. Oak St., Oak Harbor
$35/person
Create a spring-themed canvas painting. Class fee includes all supplies, two glasses of wine and a light snack. Call for reservations.

419.898.1155
audrasfloral.com

 

Mar 1, 2017
MetroParks Hikers
10:30 am
East Sandusky MetroPark, Eagle Point, 3819 Cleveland Rd., Sandusky
Hike the trails and explore your MetroParks with a fun group.

419.625.7783
eriemetroparks.org

 

Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017; Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017; Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017; Mar 24, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017; Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017
Chateau Tebeau Winery Live Entertainment
7-10 pm
Chateau Tebeau Winery, 525 SR 635, Helena
Please visit website for a list of scheduled performers.

419.638.5411
chateautebeauwinery.com

 

Mar 3, 2017; Mar 10, 2017; Mar 17, 2017; Mar 24, 2017; Mar 31, 2017; Apr 7, 2017; Apr 14, 2017
Lenten Fish Fry
5-7 pm
Port Clinton Knights of Columbus, 109 E. Perry St. (SR 163), Port Clinton
$9/adult, $5/child (age 6 and under)
Menu features all-you-can-eat Alaskan Pollock, fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, applesauce, lemonade, coffee, and dessert.
419.734.1858
kofc1750.com