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46. &SJF$PVOUZ$JWJM8BS 419.625.2984, 800.255.3743 Join the Erie County Civil War Committee in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War (2011-2015). The group promotes a variety of Civil War-related events, programs, and historical sites in and around the Lake Erie Shores & Islands. Visit the Erie County Civil War 150 on Facebook for alerts on upcoming events, including the annual Civil War encampment at the Ohio Veterans Home Museum in August; or call to request a copy of the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Civil War Destination Guide. .BZ Biggest Week in American Birding 419.898.4070 The Biggest Week is a 10-day festival featuring some of the best spring birding North America has to offer. Featuring workshops, guided birding activities, day-long and half-day birding van tours, keynote speakers, and more. Among the myriad of events offered during the festival are workshops, American Woodcock trips, daily walks at the world-famous Magee Marsh, keynote presentations, birding by ear workshops, and presentations on world birding. Great fun for birders of all interests and skill levels. .BZ Cedar Point Opening Day 419.627.2350, New for 2015: Rougarou™, a thrilling floorless- design coaster. Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®, also features over 150 rides and attractions, entertainment, PEANUTS™ areas, and beach. .BZ Victoria Day Weekend 419.285.2184, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial, commemorating two centuries of peace between the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain, opens for the season. The Memorial and Visitor Center is open 10 am-5 pm daily through October. Downtown merchants and island home owners join together for one big island-wide garage sale on Saturday. .BZ+VO Ohio Bike Week 419.502.0022, The Midwest's largest motorcycle rally featuring over 100 free concerts and events in Sandusky, Toledo, Cleveland, and the Lake Erie Shores & Islands area. +VO U.S. Brig Niagara at Put-in-Bay 419.285.2832, The U.S. Brig Niagara, a U.S. Coast Guard certified Sailing School Vessel (SSV), will be making a regular stop at Put-in-Bay the third weekend in June each year through 2020 (except 2017 when the ship will be in dry dock undergoing a renovation). Please visit the website for more information. +VO Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest 419.285.2832, The Pyrate King returns for four days to find his stolen treasure. Activities include kids and adult costume contests, cardboard boat races, 5K run/walk, and Pyrate Village featuring Pyrate Marketplace, Faire Wynds Circus, historic displays on cooking, medicine, weapons, and navigation. Lots of re-enactments in "pyrate" gear; dress as a "pyrate" and join the fun. Special Events © R.Fair © D. Myers 25 26 26 25 27 27

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