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Wednesday, Aug. 16
Memory Screenings, Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, 214 S. Munson Road, 2-4 p.m. By appointment only. Individuals can take advantage of free, confidential memory screenings as part of Community Memory Screenings (CMS) an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to promote proper detection of Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and successful aging. Contact Chris Cremean at 419-825-1145 to make a reservation.
Mountain Biking 101, 10 a.m., Oak Opening Preserve. Topic is manual front wheel lift. Adults only. Bring your own bike, helmet and water. Limited mountain bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at metroparkstoledo.com.
Thursday, Aug. 17
Cardmaking Class, 6:30-8 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Anna Geis’s series continues; the fee is $6 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 419-826-2760 to register or register online.
Friday, Aug. 18
Swanton Alumni Golf Outing, 1 p.m., Valleywood Golf Club. Visit www.swantoncornfest.com for registration information. Proceeds benefit Swanton Athletic Scholarship Fund.
Swanton High School All-Class Reunion, 6 p.m. to midnight, Memorial Park. Open to public and guests welcome. $5 cover. Free parking. Must be 21 or over to enter. Proceeds from the All Class Reunion benefit the Swanton Local Schools Foundation and help defray expenses.
Saturday, Aug. 19
Swanton Corn Festival. Many activities entertainment opportunities in Memorial Park throughout the day. Parade at 10:30 a.m.
Lucas County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society meets at 2 p.m. in the Huntington Meeting Room on the first floor of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, located at 325 Michigan St. in downtown Toledo. All are welcome. There will be a presentation by Jan Whitaker on Non-Population Census Schedules. Learn about these under-utilized sources for your genealogical research. For further information contact http://www.lucasogs.org.
Sunday, Aug. 20
Bridal Show, Sunday, Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m., Swanton American Legion #479, 200 Hallett Ave. Brides-to-be welcome. Wedding dress raffle and door prizes. Browse 30 wedding vendors. For information, call Kristen at 419-388-0260.
Monday, Aug. 21
Swancreek Township Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the township building, 5565 County Road D. The meeting is open to the public.
One of the Last Great Place on Earth, 6 p.m., Oak Openings Preserve. What makes the Oak Openings region so special? Why is it such a focus for biologists, birders, and other outdoor enthusiasts? Come learn the fascinating 15,000 year history of our largest metropark.
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, 1-3:30 p.m., Swanton Public Library. The event is outside, so please bring sunscreen, blankets/chairs, and whatever else you might need. NASA’s broadcast of 100 percent totality will stream in real time inside the library. The eclipse starts just after 1 p.m.; peak viewing time is a little after 2:30 p.m. Viewing glasses will be provided for anyone who doesn’t already have a pair.
Tuesday, Aug. 22
Swanton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the township hall, 13410 Airport Highway. The public is welcome to attend.
Thursday, Aug. 24
Swancreek Water District will meet at 6:30 p.m. at 5565 County Road D. The public is welcome to attend.
Family Night, 6 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Celebrate the first evening of the Friends of Swanton Public Library book sale. Have a free caricature done by local cartoonist Don Lee, do make-and-take crafts, and get the first choice at the sale. Light refreshments will also be served.
Friday, Aug. 25
Used Media/Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Swanton Public Library. Sale held in the Children’s Program room. Proceeds benefit library programs. Sale continues Aug. 26 with the same hours.
Teens’ and Children’s Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Swanton Public Libary lawn. 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 the library website, www.swantonpubliclibrary.org, for more information.
Monday, Aug. 28
Swanton Village Council will meet at the Swanton Municipal Building, 219 Chestnut St. at 7 p.m. Public Service and Public Safety Committees will meet prior to the meeting beginning at 6 p.m. The Committee of the Whole will meet after the regular meeting. 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.