Briefly, Nov. 27

Bake sale today

Elmwood Assisted Living at the Shawhan, 54 S. Washington St., is having a bake sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today with baked goods suitable for Thanksgiving. Items for sale include breakfast rolls, breads, pies, cheesecakes, cookie bars, homemade candy, carrot cakes and specialty cakes.

Winter garb for grabs

FOSTORIA – First Step, 1099 Columbus Ave., Fostoria, is

conducting a winter clothing giveaway 10 a.m.-3 p.m., starting Monday and continuing daily through Dec. 6.

For more information, call (419) 435-7300.

Winterfest coming

FINDLAY – The annual Winterfest in downtown Findlay is to begin at 6 p.m. Friday in Dorney Plaza. After the lighting of the Christmas tree, shoppers are invited to visit shops and businesses for music and food.

Model train show slated

SANDUSKY – The Firelands Society of Model Railroaders is to sponsor a model train show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Erie County Fairgrounds, 3110 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for those 18 and younger. For more information, visit

Historic homes on tour

NORWALK – Firelands Historical Society has planned a Holiday Tour of Homes for 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Six decorated homes and the Firelands Museum are to be open to visitors. The stops can be made in any order, and guests will be asked to cover or remove their shoes.

Tickets for the tour are $15. They can be purchased the day of the tour at Berry’s Restaurant or at 9 Case Ave.

Bands to give concert

PORT CLINTON – The North Coast Concert Band and Big Band are to present a holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Port Clinton High School, 820 S. Jefferson St., Port Clinton.

The concert is free.

‘Night of Hope’ Sunday

NEW WASHINGTON – Together We Hurt, Together We Heal is to present the fifth annual Night of Hope at 6 p.m. Sunday at New Washington United Methodist Church, 402 S. Center St., New Washington.

This group reaches out to families who are missing a loved one this holiday season, due to drug use, incarceration, death or residential rehabilitation. The service is to include special music, candle lighting and a message of hope.

For more information, call (419) 563-1809 or visit