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 tsenews@civitasmedia.com

Tuesday, May 3

Night Sky Watch, 9 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Look up at the sky and what do you see? Learn more about the night sky and participate in this fun family activity that you can enjoy all year round. Register at metroparkstoledo.com.

Wednesday, May 4

Board of Library Teens will meet at Swanton Public Library beginning at 4:45 p.m. New members are welcome to attend.

Thursday, May 5

Free Dinner For All, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Dodge St., Swanton. Serving from 5-6:30 p.m. in the church hall. Menu includes baked potato bar with chili, cheese, and broccoli, hot vegetable, tossed salad, various desserts, coffee. The personnel of Park School are hosting the May meal.

Saturday, May 7

Free Fishing Day, 2 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. No fishing license required. Join Metroparks and take advantage of Ohio’s free fishing weekend. Metroparks will provide basic instruction and lend fishing poles for free. Bait Provided. Children must be attended by a guardian. Please register everyone who will be fishing at metroparkstoledo.com.

Sunday, May 8

Oak Openings Wildflowers, 1 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Discover what spring ephemerals carpet Oak Openings trails as the season progresses. Register for one or all of these walks led by OCVN Naturalists Chris and Randy Haar. Register at metroparkstoledo.com.

Monday, May 9

Swanton Village Council will meet at the Swanton Municipal Building, 219 Chestnut St. at 7 p.m. The Water and Sewer and Finance Committees will meet prior to the meeting, beginning at 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, May 10

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

Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Swanton Public Library. Bring your child to the library to share books, crafts, and activities about gardening and growing things. Children two and under must have a guardian present with them.

Lunch with the Birds, Join the birds for lunch in the Window on Wildlife. Enjoy your afternoon with some birdwatching! Munch on your lunch while the birds crack some seed outside. Please bring a packed lunch, field guides & binoculars are welcomed. Register at metroparkstoledo.com.

Beaks and Eats, 4 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Birds are bouncing through our Metroparks this May- come discover how they eat with those beaks! We will have the Bird Beak Buffet out so you can try your hand at using a beak. All ages are welcome to participate, no registration is required.

Thursday, May 12

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

Monday, May 16

Swancreek Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the township building, 5565 County Road D. The public is welcome.

Blood Drive, 12-6 p.m., Epic Center, 124 N. Main St., Swanton. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: SWANTONCOMMUNITY.

Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees meet at 7 p.m. in the library. The public is welcome to attend.

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.