Up and Coming

Anyone wishing to include meeting times of an area group or organization or announce special events in the “Up & Coming” column can submit information by email at [email protected]

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the library. This is a change from its regularly scheduled date due to the holiday. Open to the public.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Swanton Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the board office, 108 N. Main Street. The public is welcome to attend.

Fix Your Broken Heart with Frosting: Anti-Valentine’s Party for Grades 6-12, 4 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Wear anything but red or pink and come to the library to celebrate all the things Valentine’s Day isn’t. Everyone is welcome, single or not. Registration is requested; go online, call, or stop by the library. The program is free.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Medicare, Social Security, and Retirement Assistance, 10 a.m. to noon, Swanton Public Library. Valerie Edwards of the Fulton County Senior Center will work with individuals with questions pertaining to the above. Appointments are required. To schedule your free consultation, contact the Senior Center at 419-337-9299.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Get Out Alive, 1 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. What would you do if you got lost in the woods? Hopefully you’ll never find yourself in such a situation, but it never hurts to be prepared! Participate in fire building, shelter building and learn some basic strategies and tips for wilderness survival. Program will be held outside. Dress appropriately. Register at metroparkstoledo.com.

Sweet Treats for grades K-5, Swanton Public Library, 10:30 a.m.. It’s all about candy this month, so get ready to have a tasty time! Read sweet stories, play some gooey games, make a candy craft, and of course do plenty of taste-testing. Register online or call 419-826-2760. Free.

Cardmaking Classes, 1-4 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Our series of cardmaking classes, led by Anna Geis, continues in February with birthday cards. The fee is $5 for three cards. Children eight and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 419-826-2760 to register, or register online.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Ice Fishing 101, 1 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Have you ever thought you might want to try ice fishing, but you didn’t know where to start? Join local expert Brad Dunkle to learn the essentials for your first trip. The first hour will be indoors and we will cover basic gear, tips, and tricks. If weather allows, and the ice is thick enough, we will spend the last 30 minutes on the ice of Mallard Lake.

Monday, Feb. 22

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.

Swancreek Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the township building, 5565 County Road D. The public is welcome.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

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

Coloring for Grown-ups, 12:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Adults are invited to come color and create a beautiful piece to display – the library provides coloring sheets and colored pencils. This free program will be facilitated by the library’s own artist-in-residence, Gail Phipps. Please call, visit the library’s website, or stop by the library to register.

Thursday, Feb. 25

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

Friday, Feb. 26

Cabin Fever Reliever Used Books/Media Sale kicks off in the Children’s Room in the Swanton Public Library at 10 a.m. The sale continues Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds benefit library programs.

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.