Top ten things to do this month

We've picked ten of what we think are some of the best events going on this month.
Jan 10, 2013

1. Readers’ Choice Awards Nominations
Nominations for the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards are happening Monday, Jan. 21 - Thursday, Jan. 31. Find the list of award categories both in the RCA story in this lovely print magazine and on and then get to nominating starting on January 21.
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 21 - Thursday, Jan. 31
COST: Free

2. "James and the Giant Peach"
Edison High School will be presenting the Roald Dahl classic “James and the Giant Peach.” The show times have been changed in the hope that the show will be invited to the State Thespian Conference. So go out and support your local thespians.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 11 & 12; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13
WHERE: Edison High School, 2603 St. Rt. 113 E., Milan
COST: $5 for students, $6 for adults
INFO: 419-499-4652 Ext. 1080

3. Too Cool Ice Fishing
Head out to the Paper District Marina and learn how to ice fish. This awesome event is open to kids grades K-12 with an adult. Fishing bait and tackle will be provided, so all you have to bring is your fishing rod. Limit is 20 participants so make sure to pre-register with the Sandusky Recreation Department and dress for the weather.
WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26
WHERE: Paper District Marina, 611 W. Shoreline Dr., Sandusky
COST: Free
INFO: 419-627-5886

4. “A Steady Rain”
“A Steady Rain” by Keith Huff is a dark adult drama with a cast of two. The show explores the complexities of the lifelong friendship of two men and how life affects such friendships.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, Jan. 18, 19, 25 & 26
WHERE: Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St., Bellevue
COST: $10 per person

5. Nelson Illusions - Smokey & Mystery Tour
Head out to the Ritz for this rare chance to see a woman cut in half, a Ferrari helicopter and more. Nelson Illusions is a family trio of illusionists with all sorts of exciting tricks in store. You won’t want to miss this show of steampunk wonder.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12
WHERE: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin
COST: $10 per person
INFO: or our Nelson Illusions story

6. A Night of Comedy
Enjoy a night of comedy featuring Chili Challis and Owen Thomas. The State Theatre will be full of laughs when these two comedians come through town, and you won’t want to miss it.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18
WHERE: Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
COST: $10 per person

7. January Earth to Table Dinner
Enjoy delicious food prepared by Chefs Carl Swanbeck, John Selik and Jeff Jarrett. The January menu will consist of a three course meal including foods such as braised pork shoulder, Ohio hanger steak, lobster en croute and much more. These events are a big hit, so make your reservations soon.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19
WHERE: Culinary Vegetable Institute, 12304 Ohio 13, Milan
COST: $75 per person
INFO: 419-499-7500 or visit

8. Read It - See It presents “Charlotte’s Web”
Tired of being the only one who can’t say “the book was so much better?” Join the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and the Ritz Theatre for a screening of the classic “Charlotte’s Web,” as a part of their Read It - See It series. But be sure to stop by the library and pick up a copy of the book to read first.
WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20
WHERE: The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., Tiffin
COST: $3 per person
INFO: 419-448-8544

9. Valentine’s Day Wreath Workshop
Head out to the Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark for a workshop to create a Valentine’s Day wreath for that special someone. Participants must bring ½ yard of printed cotton Valentine fabric, ½ yard of matching solid color cotton fabric, fabric scissors and a 14” wire wreath frame. Registration is required.
WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23
WHERE: Frost Center at Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
COST: $2 per person
INFO: 419-625-7783

10. “Heroes Behind the Badge”
As a local tribute to Officer Andrew Dunn, the Sandusky Police Department, with the Sandusky State Theatre, will be showing a screening of the documentary “Heroes Behind the Badge.” 50 percent of the proceeds will benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
WHEN: 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan 13
WHERE: Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave., Sandusky
COST: $10 in advance, $15 at the door