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Elyria notebook: Dec. 2

Courthouse dedication ceremony rescheduled

The dedication ceremony for the Judge John A. Howard Elyria Municipal Courthouse – previously scheduled for November – has been rescheduled for Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.

Lorain County Urban League, the event`s sponsor, is offering tickets, which include food and drinks, for $50 each. The ceremony will be at the new courthouse at the corner of West Avenue and Broad Street.

Completion of the project has been delayed for some weeks with workers scrambling to put the finishing touches on it before it opens this month.

Proceeds from ticket sales at the opening-day ceremony will help pay for a bronze bust of Judge John A. Howard, a former Elyria Municipal Court judge known for his compassion and fairness when dealing with folks in his courtroom.

A portion of the ticket money also will benefit the John A. Howard Memorial Committee`s scholarship foundation. Tickets must be reserved in advance – call (440) 323-3364, ext. 21.

Internship open house

Leadership Lorain County will host an open house on Dec. 28 to recruit potential interns for the area`s nonprofit groups.

The open house, 5 to 7 p.m. at 201 Burns Road, will offer interested college students a chance to learn about Lorain County nonprofits and some of the paid internships that are available.

For the past decade, Leadership Lorain County has organized internships for college students who are natives of Lorain County, offering them unique positions that allow them to grow their professional skills. For information or to reserve a space, call (440) 366-4700.

Educators offer help for the college-bound 

A group of area educators is teaming up to offer information sessions so middle- and high-school students and their parents can plan ahead if the students are interested in attending college. The KnowHow2Go Lorain County campaign is aimed at teaching local students how to negotiate the often-confusing labyrinth of testing, funding and enrollment that comes with entering college.

Local seventh- through 10th-graders and their parents can attend an information session from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lorain County Community College`s Spitzer Conference Center. For information, call (440) 366-4012.

The Marines and Santa are in Elyria 

You might have missed the first one, but Pandy`s Christmas Wonderland will host another Candy Cane Festival Saturday at its Griswold Road location.

The festival will include a drop-off location where toys can be donated for Toys for Tots, while youngsters can enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and face painting, make ornaments and play games that involve candy canes.

Santa Claus himself will be the main attraction, appearing 1 to 3 p.m., while the Marine Corp. will also be manning their Toys for Tots collection area.

Admission is free, and while some of the games require a few dollars to join in, the money will be donated to Toys for Tots.

For information, call Pandy`s at (440) 324-4314.

Don`t forget the flu shot
The Elyria City Health District will hold another clinic 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at 202 Chestnut St. Cost for the vaccination is $15 per person, though Medicare and Medicaid are accepted. For information, visit