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Wednesday, March 16
Leprechaun Bash, Swanton Public Library, 4-5:30 p.m. Kids in grades 6-12 can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland! They’ll have a scavenger hunt for chocolate gold coins, sample Irish foods, funny videos, and more! Registration is requested; go online to swantonpubliclibrary.org, call, or stop by the library. The event is free.
Thursday, March 17
Cardmaking class, 6:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Cardmaking classes, led by Anna Geis, continue in March with spring-themed cards, including one for a new baby. the fee is $5 for 3 cards. Children 8 and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 419-826-2760 to register or register online.
eNature: Get the Most Out of Your Photo Gear, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Oak Openings Buehner Center. Think you need a fancy camera or long lens to go out and take great pictures in nature? Think again. You have the ability to take any photo with your phone, point and shoot, or other camera. This program offers tips and tools to help you get to know your camera, offering both indoor classroom and outdoor photography time. Dress for the weather and bring a camera equipped cell phone or camera. Cost is $10 for non-member and $9 for members. Register at metroparkstoledo.com or by calling 419-407-9700.
Saturday, March 19
Celebrate Ireland, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Swanton Public Library. Hear Irish stories, try some Irish food, play some Irish games, and make an Irish craft. The program is for grades K-5. Register for this free party on our website, at the front desk, or by calling 419-826-2760.
Easter Egg Hunt, Swanton Memorial Park shelter house. Hosted by Swanton Lions Club from 1-3 p.m.
Sunday, March 20
Spring Equinox Geocache, 1 p.m., Evergreen Lake at Oak Openings. Chase out the winter blues and welcome in spring with a fun GPS spring scavenger hunt. No geocaching experience necessary. GPS units will be provided. Cost is $8 for members and $9 for non-members. Register at metroparkstoledo.com or by calling 419-407-9700.
Monday, March 21
Swancreek Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the township building, 5565 County Road D. The public is welcome.
Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the library. The public is welcome to attend.
Tuesday, March 22
Swanton Township Trustees will meet at Swanton Township Hall, 13410 Airport Highway at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Wednesday, March 23
Teen Anime Club, 4 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Come to the library for an afternoon all about anime and otakudom! Join in to talk about anime and eat snacks, Japanese and otherwise. Free program from grades 6-12.
Thursday, March 24
Swancreek Water District Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the township building, 5565 County Road D. The public is welcome.
Afternoon Adventure: Nature Play, 2 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Get ready to get all your wiggles out as we explore our natural world! A Metropark naturalist will provide materials to help facilitate the nature play event. Come learn about the benefits of playing in nature while you enjoy our beautiful Metroparks! Register at metroparkstoledo.com. Cost is $2.
Monday, March 28
Swanton Village Council will meet at the Swanton Municipal Building, 219 Chestnut St. at 7 p.m. The Public Service and Public Safety Committees will meet prior to the meeting, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Swanton Garden Club will hold monthly meetings. They will meet the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Call Jan Heyman at 419-206-2047 or Elfrieda Jewell at 419-826-4129 prior to the meeting to find out the location.
The Fulton County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society meets the second Tuesday of the month except July and August at 7 p.m. in the Trinity Lutheran Church, 410 Taylor St., Delta. Speakers, programs, research tips. Public welcome.
OPERS Fulton County Chapter 29 meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Wauseon Senior Center.