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Most boaters in Vermilion know they’re required to have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable life jacket on board for every person on their boat. But boating safety advocates recommend that all boaters and passengers not only have a life jacket, but wear it at all times while boating. Accidents on the water can happen.

Friends of Ritter is Ritter Public Library's official volunteer group. Their mission is to promote reading and to support the library. They manage the annual and the ongoing book sales and host community events. The board meets every first Tuesday of the month at 2 pm in the library. Guests are always welcome.

Brownhelm Historical Association's Cemetery Preservation Committee is working to restore the historical headstones in the Brownhelm Cemetery. Historical Brownhelm Cemetery, located at North Ridge and Sunnyside roads, is the resting place of early settlers and prominent residents of the area.

Celebrate Earth Day with Lorain County Metro Parks throughout the entire month of April. There are programs for everyone, from citizen science programs to learning about the Earth itself! Preregistration is required for these programs. Garlic Mustard Pull Tuesday, April 6th, 2 - 3 pm Black River Reservation - Bur Oak

The City of Vermilion Police Department will be accepting registrations for this year's Safety Town. 2021 Safety Town will be held from June 14th to June 25th. Applications will be available at schools, preschools, and at the Police Department starting April 9th. If you have any questions, send an email to Kate Kopriva at

Chocolate & Wine tickets make great Valentine's Day gifts! Shop, wine and dine, and explore downtown Vermilion Ohio. Join the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce Chocolate and Wine Walk. The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce Chocolate & Wine Walk 2021, a local favorite event, will be offered on three dates this year: April 24th, July 25th (Christmas in July theme), October 23rd (Halloween Theme).

The World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio is encouraging Vermilion residents and visitors to leave baby animals alone. Each spring there are baby animals in nests and burrows all around us. Your children may find a fledgling bird or a baby rabbit and bring it home.

Discover someplace new. Eat something delicious. Support local business. Come to Vermilion for the first ever Restaurant Week March 21 to March 27. There’s a restaurant for every taste and budget, from upscale dining to casual bistros to the local watering hole. What they all have in common is that the food is delicious.

Warm up while it's cold outside with a chance to win a $1000 grand prize...and more prizes sprinkled throughout the event. Join Rotary Club of Vermilion for a virtual Reverse Raffle from the comfort of your own home on Friday, February 19, 2021 from 7 pm to 8 pm. Cost is $20 per entry.

A Valentine's in the Parks takes place on Sunday, February 14, 2021 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Vermilion River Reservation. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones with some nature and campfire fun! Begin with going on a self-guided nature scavenger hunt hike; afterwards relax and warm-up at your own private firepit making yummy s'mores (all materials provided) while enjoying Mill Hollow’s romantic, wintery scenery.

Winter Survival Series: Shelter Building takes place on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 1 pm to 2 pm at Vermilion River Reservation. In this first part of the survival series, learn how to make a basic debris hut shelter, and participate in a shelter building competition.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Lorain County Metro Parks are hosting a 7-day program event, “Remember the Dream.” This event will begin on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, January 15, and continue beyond MLK Day, ending Friday, January 22. This event will have a virtual component, online activities, and outdoor experiences for everyone to enjoy. You will find everything you need.