Thanks to the season change — at least, that's what our calendar is telling us — there is a slew of events popping up all over the region. You can start working your way to a healthier you, enjoy the local arts offerings, head to a huge Hoop Day fundraiser or try out some craft beer. Read on for some of our top picks.
1.) Look Who’s Walking Kick Off
Why you should go: There’s no better time to get active and enjoy the slightly warmer temperatures. Get the lowdown on this year’s schedule of walking events and what’s new this year. You’ll get details on stress-busting programs offered on off Mondays, like Zumba, What’s New in Nutrition, Tai Chi and Building Strength through Everyday Activities). Meet in the Erie Room of the Frost Center at Osborn Park.
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. April 4
WHERE: Osborn Park, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
2.) Art After Hours
Why you should go: Because it’s good to support your local arts scene. Every month, the Jodie McCallum & Co. Fine Art Gallery in Marblehead hosts this event, allowing you to meet and greet visiting artists. Patrons of the arts (meaning you) will be able to mingle and check out the artwork, as well as partake in refreshments like wine, tea, coffee, cheese and crackers.
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. April 1
WHERE: Jodie McCallum & Co. Fine Art Gallery, 724 W. Main St., Marblehead
3.) Hoop Day 2: Raising Autism Awareness
Why you should go: This fundraising event, which gives all proceeds to Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Autism Spectrum Kids Program Summer Camp, is going to have plenty of things for everyone. There will be tons of live music, raffles, fun crafts and games for kids and lots of vendors from all over Ohio. It kicks off with music by Bradley Mayer at 4 p.m., Paul Forshtay and Mike Allen at 5 p.m., Shawn Sweeney at 6 p.m., Olympic Lion at 7 p.m., DJ Gilbert, Steve Long and Bill Scagnetti at 8 p.m.; Ebin’s Flow at 9 p.m. and an open drum circle at 10 p.m. All are welcome; bring your own percussion and join in.
WHEN: 4-11:30 p.m. April 2
WHERE: VFW Post 1238, 2004 E. Main St., Bellevue
4.) Beer Tasting
Why you should go: Beer. Need we say more? Seriously, though, Norwalk’s Mill Street Bistro has built a reputation for quality food and a lengthy beer and wine selection. Tonight’s tasting will feature five crafted beers paired with food selections, with live music by Caryle Smith.
WHEN: 6 p.m. April 2
WHERE: Mill Street Bistro & Bar, 21 Mill St., Norwalk
5.) All Male Revue
Why you should go: Ladies, we shouldn’t have any problem talking you into this one. For the ultimate ladies’ night, you’ll want to head to the Eagles Club to enjoy drink specials like $2 beer and $2 shots — and of course, scantily clad men. For ages 18 and older only. VIP packages are available; call for more information.
WHEN: 7 p.m. April 2
WHERE: Norwalk Eagles, 151 Cline St., Norwalk
INFO: 216-251-7500 or showclix.com/event/20465/