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Friends of Ritter Public Library's annual Chocolate Festival is Saturday, February 1 during Vermilion's Ice-A-Fair. The public is invited to sample delicious homemade treats for just 50 cents a taste, then vote for their favorite and help crown the new Chocolate Champion.

Lance Horwedel performs solo acoustic on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Paper Moon Vineyards in Vermilion, Ohio. Lance Horwedel has been a musician and performer for 32 years. He has performed in the bands Hipster, The End, Rumours, Dazey Chain and Legends of Rock. Influences include Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Joe Walsh, Black Sabbath, The Police, and good old CKLW am gold.

Erie Shore Watercross Tour Championship, hosted by Erie Shore Watercross Tour and Erie Shore Wave Runners, will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm in Vermilion, Ohio. This will be free to spectators from Main Street Beach and outside the safe coast zone in the water. Launching in Summer 2020, the Erie Shore Watercross Tour will test riders.

Dollar Tree will be opening in Vermilion, Ohio in January at 4723 Liberty Avenue in South Shore Plaza. Dollar Tree is a national company with thousands of stores located in shopping centers and malls in all 48 contiguous states. Dollar Tree specializes in offering customers products they need at extreme values. Every single item is only $1 (or less).

Literature Through the Ages: Women in Fiction takes place on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 7 pm to 8 pm in the Endowment Room at Ritter Library. The novels of Alcott, Austen, Bronte, Woolf, and Morrison -to name a few- have endured, maintaining their role as canon in the world of fiction. As modern publishing has changed, and the amount of authors being published today increase expentially.

Winter is the season to get cozy and read! New book clubs at Ritter Public Library are open to new members. True-crime fans love the Tuesday Night Mystery club, which meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. The Which Was Better club compares books with their movie version. It meets every third Thursday at 1 pm.

The Lorain County Metro Parks is unveiling a brand new website. The change delivers a user-friendly and visually appealing update. Plus, the new site will now be more mobile-friendly, improving your browsing experience while out in the parks. From program details, to location information and maps, the newly revamped site makes it easier than ever to find nature nearby! Visit the new website at

Will your family take home the prize? Family Trivia Night, hosted by Ritter Public Library, takes place on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Ritter Library. Special rounds for kids and their grown-ups mean everyone feels like a smartypants. But only one family leaves with the prize. Register online as groups of 5; ages 8 and older.

A New Year's Eve Roaring 20's Bash, with Madison Crawl, takes place at The Old Prague Restaurant and Bar in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 starting at 8 pm. Swing into the 20's with Madison Crawl! Come dressed as Flappers and Gangsters and welcome the roaring 20's in! Recognized as Cleveland's Barrelhouse Boogie Kings, The Madison Crawl revives the raw, earthy, swingin sounds of boogie blues.

Brownhelm Community Christmas takes place December 24th, annually. Santas visit all homes in Old Brownhelm delivering gifts, candy and fruit. 20 Santas visit all homes in Old Brownhelm, the area originally served by the Brownhelm School before it was consolidated with Firelands Schools. Every child under 10 receives a gift; those up to age 14 receive candy.

Jacob Frish performs live at Route 6 Pub in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 7 pm. Jacob Frish is a singer/songwriter who was born and raised in the farmlands of northern Ohio. Since he was 2 years old, he entered competitions by playing the keyboard. It was clear music was in his blood at such a young age.

The Vermilion Fire Company, Inc., the social club for firefighters, will host the annual Santa On The Fire Truck on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Vermilion On The Lake and surrounding areas - including Woodlands, Highbridge, and the Elberta Beach area. Children will have an opportunity to meet Santa and receive a treat bag. The Vermilion Fire Company Inc. invites the children of Vermilion to join them.