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Tuesday, July 14
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.
Wednesday, July 15
Historical Heroes for grades 3, 4, and 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Swanton Public Library. All about heroes who really lived. Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.
Anime Club for grades 6-12, 4-5:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Join to watch an episode or two of a new anime chosen by the attendees, make candy sushi, and sample Japanese snacks. Participants are welcome to come in cosplay, anime or otherwise. Teens who just completed these grades are invited. Free!
Thursday, July 16
Medicare, Social Security, and Retirement Assistance, 10 a.m. to noon, Swanton Public Library. Cheryl Witt of the Fulton County Senior Center will work with individuals with questions pertaining to the above. Appointments are required – to schedule yours, contact Cheryl at 419-337-9299.
Heroes in History for grades K, 1, and 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Swanton Public Library. All about heroes who really lived, and meeting one who lives here and now – Bruno the service dog! Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.
Minecraft for Teens in grades 6-12, 1-4 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Beginning players through advanced players are welcome to join. Bring your laptop with a power cord and a mouse. Experienced Minecraft players Wes Payton and Jordan Mitchell will be on hand to help you navigate this world of survival. Drinks will be provided. Please bring a snack to share and your own laptop if possible. Call, come in or sign up online. It’s all free! Limited to 10 teens.
Cardmaking Class, 6:30-8 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Come make three lovely handmade cards on under the direction of cardmaker Anna Geist. Children over age 8, accompanied by an adult, are welcome to attend as well. The supply fee is $5.00 and registration is required. Call, stop at the circulation desk, or register online.
Saturday, July 18
Drive Thru Chicken BBQ dinner hosted by the Swanton Fire Department. The drive thru will be held at the Swanton Fire Station at the corner of Church Street and Hallett Avenue from 11 a.m. until they are gone. Dinners are $8 and include half chicken, potatoes, cole slaw and a roll. The chicken is being cooked by Tom Sullivan.
Monday, July 20
Swanton Village Council will meet at the village hall, 219 Chestnut Street at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. The Water and Sewer and Finance Committees will meet prior to the meeting at 6 p.m.
Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Open to the public.
Swancreek Township Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. at the township administrative office, 5565 County Road D. The public is welcome to attend.
Harding Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. in the township building. if needed. The public is welcome.
Wednesday, July 22
Heroes of Myth for grades 3-5, 10:30 a.m., Swanton Public Library. Greek mythology, hero stories, and more! Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free! No registration required.
Water Games for grades 6-12, 3-4:20 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Come to the library for an afternoon spent beating the heat. There will be a mini-pool party on the lawn outside the library, with free snacks, water balloons, water war games, a mini-pool, and more. No registration required. Free.
Thursday, July 23
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.
Tall Tale Heroes for grades K, 1, and 2, 10:30 a.m., Swanton Public Library. Heroes in stories, tall tales, and more! Children who just completed these grades are invited. Free. No registration required.
Make Your Own Spa Products, 6 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Instructor Karin McGilvery, owner of Abundance Soaps, will share her methods for creating bath fizzies, bath salts, body scrub, tub melt, and bath tea. Wear older clothes as we’ll be working with oils. Class fee: $5 per student. Supply fee: $20 per student. All supplies provided. Registration is required.
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 9 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.