1. Towards means near a period of time.
Pattern 1: towards + noun
I always feel hungry towards dinnertime.
Typical nouns used after towards:
dawn, dinnertime, dusk, evening, lunchtime, mid-afternoon, midnight, noon
Pattern 2: towards + the + end/middle + of + the + noun
We start getting ready for school towards the end of the summer.
Typical nouns used with this pattern:
class, concert, course, day, fall, flight, game, month, party, period, season, semester, show, spring, summer, trip, vacation, week, winter, year