Did you ever wonder how some gardeners come home with a blue ribbon year after year? Huron County Master Gardeners share tips and techniques at this Saturday's workshop: "How to Prepare Your Flowers for Exhibition." Participants will receive a copy of the Huron County Fair book and ideas for single blossom and artistic arrangement displays. The show will be held at the Ernsthausen Community Center, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $5. Call (419) 663-6775, ext.28 for details.
Huron County Republican Women's Club president Susan Hazel has announced the 2007 Lincoln Day banquet will be April 30 at the Norwalk Eagles Club, 151 Cline St.
The guest speaker will be Mary Taylor, state auditor.
Social hour begins at 6:15 p.m. with dinner at 7. Reservations are required. To reserve your seat, call Babetta Thornhill at (419) 668-0647 by Saturday. Reservations are $25 per person and will be accepted at the door.
SHILOH A cabin fever bash will be held May 5 at American Legion Post 503, Shiloh, starting with a roast beef dinner at 6 p.m. and followed by entertainment at 8. The event is sponsored by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 503 with $10 tickets available from Squadron 503 members for anyone 21 and older. A limited number of tickets can be purchased at the door.
Local walking tour
Two guided walking tours of Norwalk's West Main Street Historic District will be offered by the Firelands Historical Society this summer.
This is the 20th year the society has sponsored the popular tours.
Henry Timman, society vice president and Huron County historian, will lead a tour on May 6, and Mary Carabin, society secretary, will lead a tour July 8.
Both tours will leave from the Firelands Museum, 4 Case Ave., Norwalk, at 2 p.m.
Guides will identify architectural styles and give the history of early residents of the homes.
The historic district is bounded on the east by the Norwalk Public Library, includes the Firelands Museum and extends west on Main Street to about the 200 block. Walking distance for the complete tour to the west boundary and returning to the museum is about two miles.
There is no charge for the tours but donations to the historical society will be accepted.