1. Troy Athens High School will host "MLK - A Celebration of Freedom", a special program to honor some of history's greatest leaders. The entire community is invited to the event on Monday which begins at 8:30 a.m. The event is free, but donations for next year's program are appreciated.
2. The Troy High School Colt Drum Line will host a can and bottle drive this week in order to raise money for new instruments for the group. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and band members will come and pick the items up from your front porch. The drive will run until Feb. 4. From 2:30-7 p.m. on the final day, cans and bottles can be dropped off at the high school auditorium circle drive.
3. Why not take up a new hobby this year? The Great Lakes Depression Glass Collectors Club will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church of Troy. Club members share a love of the beautiful, collectible glassware from the era of the Great Depression through the 1970's.
4. Help your Junior Girl Scout earn her nature-related badge or achievement through the Troy Nature Society. The Animal Habitats Program will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center. Pre-registration is $12.
5. Brookfield Academy will host its Winter Open House Sunday from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Determine if the school is the right choice for your child as you experience live demonstration classrooms, samples of student work and more.