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, Aug. 16

Wee Workshop: Dune Buggies, 1:30 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Discover surprising facts about one of our tiniest friends, bugs! Join us for story time, fun hands on activities, creative crafts, and a tasty snack. Register at metroparkstoledo.com.

Thursday, Aug. 18

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

Handmade Cards, 6:30-8 p.m., Swanton Public Library. The series of Cardmaking Classes, led by Anna Geis, continues; the fee is $5 for 3 cards. Students will make cards with a theme of “At the Fair!” Children 8 and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Please call to register or register online.

Friday, Aug. 19

Teens’ and Children’s Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids are invited to bring their saleable items to Swanton Public Library for the annual Flea Market on the lawn. No pets allowed and vendors must provide their own change and set-up. Call 419-826-2760 or visit our library’s website for more information.

Swanton All-Class Reunion, 6 p.m. to midnight, Memorial Park. Open to the public 21 and over. Beer garden. $5 cover. Free parking.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Swanton Corn Festival, all day. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. At Memorial Park, festivities begin at 9 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 22

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

Tuesday, Aug. 23

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

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Dementia Awareness, 7-8 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Join us as Chris Cremean of Swanton Healthcare presents “Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community.” Chris will share tips and best practices for working and living with those dealing with this disease. Please call to register for this free program or register online.

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.

Growing through Grief Bereavement Group will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 210 N. Main St., Swanton. Conducted by licensed bereavement counselors, the sessions are free and open to anyone in the community who is interested in attending. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the Hospice Bereavement Department at 419-661-4001.

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.