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Tuesday, Jan. 17
Swanton Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the library. The organizational meeting is first followed by the regular business meeting. The public is welcome to attend.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Astrolger Janet Amid, 7-8 p.m., Swanton Public Library. She’ll be returning to the library to present her annual program on astrology and what to expect in 2017. Call the library to register or register online at www.swantonpubliclibrary.org/node/240.
Saturday, Jan. 21
Clifford Celebration for grades K-5, 10:30 a.m., Swanton Public Library. Celebrate man’s best friend at the library. Read Clifford the Big Red Dog stories, play dog games, decorate Clifford cookies, and meet a real live assistance dog! Register online, at the front desk, or by phone.
Survival 101, Shelter, Signal, Survive (Families), 3:30-5 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve Mallard Lake parking lot. In the harshest conditions, shelter can be one of the most pressing needs to survive. Being able to improvise a shelter quickly is a great skill to have in your tool belt. Come prepared to be outside as they use the resources found in the woods to build some quick shelters. Register at metroparkstoledo.com. Cost is $5, $4 for Metroparks members.
Sunday, Jan. 22
Intermediate Orienteering: Adults, 1 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. Put your Orienteering skills to the test on our orienteering course. Brief introduction to the course and navigation included. Dress for the weather and have footwear appropriate for off-trail and uneven ground. Register at metroparkstoledo.com.
Monday, Jan. 23
Swanton Village Council will meet at the Swanton Municipal Building, 219 Chestnut St. at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Swanton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the township hall, 13410 Airport Highway. The public is welcome to attend.
Thursday, Jan. 26
Cardmaking, 6:30-8 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Ongoing series of cardmaking classes with instructor Anna Geis starts up again in January with some wonderful cards expressing love. A $5 supply fee covers three cards. Children 8 years and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Registration is required; please call (419) 826-2760, come in, or visit the library website.
Swancreek Water District will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 5565 County Road D. The public is welcome to attend.
Saturday, Jan. 28
Drug Take Back Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Unwanted and expired medications, lotions and syringes can be dropped off at the Swanton Village Hall conference room, 219 Chestnut St. and Swanton Pharmacy, 147 E. Airport Highway.
Travel Circle: Biking in Utah by Larry Lindsay, 1 p.m. Oak Openings Lodge. Spend an afternoon with Maumee Valley Adventurers. Hike or ski at 1 p.m., weather permitting. At 2:15 p.m., enjoy a slide show presented by a guest speaker. No registration required.
Monday, Feb. 6
Swancreek Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the township building, 5565 County Road D. The meeting is open to the public.
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Lunch & Learn for local businesses to learn about how medical marijuana can affect them. At Swanton Community Center, 217 Chestnut St., from 12-1 p.m.
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.