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Wednesday, Sept. 28
Personal Safety Self-Defense Classes, 6:30-8 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Officer John Roof from the Wauseon Police Department will visit the library for a presentation on personal safety. He’ll cover topics such as self-defense and the law, strategies for keeping yourself safe, and how to avoid confrontation. This class is free and open to all. Register by phone at 419-826-2760, at the circulation desk, or online at www.swantonpubliclibrary.org.
Hatchling Hike, 10-11 a.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Parents and young ones- come join Metroparks on a stroller strut! Meet area parents/caretakers on this leisurely nature walk. Engage your senses while learning about the different native wildlife and the changing colors of Metropark landscapes. Register at metroparkstoledo.com.
Saturday, Oct. 1
Babysitting Clinic, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Participants must be at least 11 -years-old. Cost is $20. Call 419-826-2760 or visit www.swantonpubliclibrary.org for more information.
Cycle Circle: Women’s Group Ride, 7:30 a.m., Oak Openings Preserve. No registration required. All cyclist levels welcome on this beginners level ride. Be sure to bring your bike, helmet (required), lights or reflective gear, full reusable water bottle and friends. The pace will be set by a group consensus.
Fall Leaves and Seeds Nature Walk, 10 a.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Come explore the largest Metropark in search of fall’s bounty of fruits, nuts and seeds. Sightings of squirrels, birds and chipmunks are sure to delight as they prepare for winter’s long nap. Register at metroparkstoledo.com. Free.
Tunes at the Dunes, 6:30 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Dr. Harvey Ballard will share knowledge on the variety of grasshoppers, katydids and crickets you might find singing at Metroparks. This outdoor program will include a brief introduction followed by fun field work at the Oak Openings Sand Dunes. Closed toe shoes suggested. For information on how to get involved in the weekend’s small group field studies, contact Kim High at 419-467-8291. Register at metroparkstoledo.com. Free.
Monday, Oct. 3
Swancreek Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township hall, 5565 County Road D. The meeting is open to the public.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
In Search of Fall Color, 6:30 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Brilliant fall color is on its way. Discover where and when it hits first in the Metroparks by taking a nice brisk walk through the park with an interpretive guide. Register at metroparkstoledo.com. Free.
Monday, Oct. 10
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 regular meeting beginning at 6 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Swanton Township Trustees will meet at Swanton Township Hall, 13410 Airport Highway at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Thursday, Oct. 13
Swancreek Water District Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the township hall, 5565 County Road D. 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.
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.