Up and Coming

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Tuesday, Oct. 27

Swanton Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Swanton Township Hall, 13410 Airport Highway. The public is welcome to attend.

Under the Moon 5K, 7 p.m., Secor Metropark. Join Metroparks, the Toledo Roadrunners Club and Dave’s Running for a special event under the light of the moon. Run against the clock or enjoy a walk on the 3.1 mile trail course. Special lighting will help guide the way but flashlights and headlamps are suggested. This is a fun event for all; there will be no official timing or scoring so go at your own pace. Along with a great Autumn run/walk under the moon, enjoy roaring fire pits, apple cider, s’mores, music and learn from Metroparks naturalist, what sings in the night. This is an Autumn Adventure Program. Register at metroparkstoledo.com. The cost is $5. Children 5 and under are free.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Halloween Hoopla and Trick-or-Treating will be held in Swanton. Halloween Hoopla will be from 3-5 p.m. downtown, while trick-or-treating is 6-7:30 p.m. throughout the village.

Monday, Nov. 2

Swancreek Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the township administrative office, 5565 County Road D. The public is welcome to attend.

Saturday, Nov. 7

Old Fashioned Bonfire: Campfire Concert, 7 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Fun at the campground doesn’t have to end when summer does! Bring the whole family down for a good old fashioned bonfire at the White Oak Campground. We will be roasting marshmallows, singing camp songs, and more. Folding lawn chairs are recommended but will not be provided, please bring your own. Attendees are asked to register in advance at metroparkstoledo.com.

Autumn Adventure: Oak Openings by Horseback, 12 p.m. Explore the Oak Openings trails on horseback with experienced naturalists. Learn about winter tree ID and other ways you can explore the great outdoors this coming winter. You must provide your own horse and helmets must be worn at all times for safety. Register at metroparkstoledo.com.

Sunday, Nov. 8

Tables of Contents luncheon at Valleywood Golf Club at 1 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 am.

Monday, Nov. 9

Harding Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, if needed. The public is welcome.

Swanton Village Council will meet at the village hall, 219 Chestnut Street at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. The Public Service and Public Safety Committees will meet prior to the meeting, beginning at 6 p.m. The Committee of the Whole will meet after the meeting.

Blood Drive from 1-6 p.m. at Holy Trinity School Life Center, 2644 US 20. Walk-ins welcome. Bring ID.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Weekly classes offered at Swanton Library for children ages 1 to 5 years. Children will play and learn about the space and the sky through stories, music, and crafts. Free. No registration required.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Swancreek Water District Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the township building at 5565 County Road D. The public is welcome to attend.

Adult book discussion led by Marty Kaback, 7 p.m. This month’s topic is a free discussion.

Weekly/Monthly Event

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.

Alzheimer’s Support Group, last Tuesday of each month, 3 p.m., 214 S. Munson Road, Swanton. Family members who are or will be caregivers are invited to a monthly forum. Come discuss your changing role and how to find resources to assist you. Call Chris Cremean for reservations at (419) 825-1145.

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.

Helping Other Parents Experiencing Grief (HOPE) is a support group that meets the third Monday of every month, except December, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fulton County Health Center meeting room. HOPE offers support for parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of infants, young children and teenagers due to illness or accident. For more information, call (419) 330-2757.

The Quilt Bear Cafe Club is a monthly club that features a monthly “cup” of quilting. They meet the third Saturday of every month at The Quilt Bear Studio, 13115 Angola Road, Swanton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and enjoy sewing time with friends, a light lunch, door prizes and more. Contact Mary Jo for more information on projects and materials at 419-822-6667.