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5 Things to Know This Week: Athens Hosts Community-Wide MLK Day Celebration, Brookfield Academy Open House, Can and Bottle Drive

Here's the scoop on what's happening in Troy for the week of Jan. 21.

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 randa.seifeldin@gmail.com, 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.

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