22. July

Blood Drive: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place July 22 at Churubusco United Methodist Church, 750 N. Main St., Churubusco, 1-6 p.m. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule your donation or call 800-REDCROSS.

24. July

Our Turn to Serve: Churubusco’s American Legion is hosting an Our Turn to Serve event on July 24. The event is being held to help a veteran obtain a service dog. The events for the day begin at noon, including a veterans bike show, Polski BBQ, silent auction, 50/50, pull-tabs, corn hole and facepainting. After 5 p.m., there will be 18+ events, including a pin-up show at 7 p.m. and other events. Free tickets for veterans are available. Visit www.pinupsontour.com for more information.

Green Center Ice Cream Social: An ice cream social will be held at Green Center, 4-8 p.m. For a free-will donation, visitors can enjoy creamed chicken, sloppy joes, chili dogs, and homemade ice cream. The event is sponsored by the Green Township Community Center. New this year are free outdoor kids activities, a craft and a small petting zoo, sponsored by the 4-H. The center is located at the southwest corner of CR 300E and 300S in Noble County.

3. August

Conservation Day Camp: The annual Conservation Day Camp, hosted by the Whitley County Soil and Water Conservation District, will be held Aug. 3, 9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 9-13. The camp is located at Camp Whitley, northeast of Columbia City. Campers will have the opportunity to shoot skeet, practice archery and build a bird house that they will take home with them at the end of the day. After lunch, they will play some games and see Mark’s Ark, with his collection of animals and reptiles. At the end of the day, they will go swimming in Troy-Cedar Lake. Those interested in sending a child should contact the Whitley County SWCD office at 788 W. Connexion Way, call 260-244-6266 or email Nadean Lamle at nadean.lamle@in.nacdnet.net for a camp application.

7. August

St. Matthew’s ice cream: St. Matthew’s Church will host a fundraiser on Aug. 7, 4-7 p.m. The event includes seven flavors of homemade ice cream, desserts, chips, ham, hot dogs and sloppy joes for a free-will donation. The church is located at SR 9 and CR 500N.

Junior Achievement Car Show: Junior Achievement of Whitley County will host a car show on Saturday, Aug. 7, in downtown Columbia City. Gates open at 8 a.m. and show registration closes at 10 a.m. Prizes will be awarded at 1 p.m. for the Top 5 categories, including top motorcycle. Dash plaques will be handed out for the first 100 registered. Registration is $15 at the gate, $10 if pre-registered by July 28. All proceeds benefit nearly 3,000 Whitley County students participating in Junior Achievement. Booth space is available for $20 for a nonprofit or $25 for others. For more information, contact Stacey Dumbacher at sbdumbacher@gmail.com or 260-415-3422.

12. August

Chamber golf outing: The annual Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is Aug. 12 at Eagle Glen Golf Club. Lunch and registration begins at 11 a.m. with play starting at noon. Team registration includes play for four, cart, lunch and a hole sponsorship for $400. Individuals can enjoy lunch and play for $100. Cheats packages will be available for $40 each for the Florida Scramble style outing. Sponsor a hole for $125. For more information, contact the Chamber at 260-248-8131 or email office@whitleychamber.com.


One Community meals: One Community in South Whitley is offering meals one day a week on Wednesdays starting in October. Meals are on a carry-out and delivery basis only. Carry-outs can be picked up from 11-11:30 a.m. behind the former Brownstone restaurant. Deliveries are available within the town limits only.

Multi-County Medical Outreach Clinic: is a free clinic at 885 Connexion Way, Columbia City, typically open Thursday afternoons from 1-5 p.m., except the fifth Thursdays of the month. The clinic is conducting telephone appointments during the virus situation at 260-564-1946. The clinic serves non-insured or underinsured on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are accepted.

CUMC Food Pantry: Churubusco United Methodist Church offers a substantial amount of food and essentials for families. Call the church for an appointment at 260-693-2154. The supplies are open to anyone in need.

CUMC Drive-Thru food give away: Every Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Churubusco United Methodist Church gives two bags of groceries to supplement families in need. The event is open to anyone in need, no appointment needed.

Celebrate Recovery: is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our lives. The group meets weekly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Church Big House, 5019 E. CR 500S, Noble County.

Drug Free Whitley County: Meets the third Thursday of the month at noon in the basement of Parkview Whitley Hospital, where lunch can be purchased. These meetings are open to the community. Email Carlee LaRue at whitleydfi1@gmail.com for more information.

Tri-Lakes RSD board meetings: The Tri-Lakes Regional Sewer District’s Board of Trustees will hold their 2020 regular monthly board meetings on the second Monday of each month at the District Office, 5240 N. Old 102, Columbia City. Special meetings, if required, will be posted in advance of the meeting date and time as required by the state’s open door policy.

Martha’s House: Free clothing of all sizes, household items and small furniture is available for families in need at Sugar Grove Church, 5019 E. C.R. 500S, Churubusco, by appointment only: 260-693-1718.

Understanding Your Grief: A program led by Parkview Home Health and Hospice will be each Thursday 6:30-8 p.m. at Green Center United Methodist Church, 2861 S. C.R. 300E, through March 21. Each session will include information and ideas by Alan Wofelt, and internationally noted author, educator and grief counselor. Rev. Ken Weaver, LCSD, LMFT and chaplain; and Cathy Petrie, LCSW and bereavement counselor, will discuss emotional responses to illness and death, and how to cope. To register, call 800-292-9894 or call Petrie at 260-452-5606.

Yoga therapy: The Peggy F. Murphy Grief Center in Fort Wayne is offering people who have lost loved ones a chance to work through their grief with therapeutic yoga sessions. Sessions take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month. There is no charge for the sessions, but the center asks people to register ahead of time by calling 260-453-3261.

Impact Food Pantry: at 500 W. Van Buren St. will be open on Thursdays from 1-4:45 p.m.

The Churubusco Lions Club: meets every second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Papa’s Place at 6:30 p.m.

Chess Club: meets every second and fourth Thursday of each month at the South Whitley Community Public Library. All ages and experience levels welcome.

eSpecially Needed: This family Support group for families of children with special needs meets the third Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Columbia City United Methodist Church, Room 200, 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City. Childcare is available. For more information, contact Jan Boggs at 249-8429.

C3 Youth Group: meets with youth pastor Brad Milikan 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ Community Church, 316 N. Main St. in Churubusco. Students grade 6-12 are welcome to join.

Churubusco United Methodist Nursery School: is accepting registration for the 2021-22 school year. Children should be 3, 4 or 5 by Aug. 1. Enrollment is $55 and monthly fees will be $85 for the three-day program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Morning sessions are 9-11:30 a.m. Afternoon sessions are 12:30-3 p.m. For more information, call the office at (260) 693-2154.

Cook, Talk and Taste: meets 6 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month. Participants must register for a seat ahead of time on the Peabody Public Library website.

VFW Post 5582 hosts a fish fry: the first and third Fridays of each month, 5-6:30 p.m. The post is located at 415 E. Chicago St., Columbia City.

Whitley County Herb Gatherers: meet the third Monday each month. The group is dedicated to preserving the lore of herbs for future generations, their uses and how to grow them. All are welcome. Meetings are at 1 p.m. in Parkview Whitley Hospital’s medical building classroom No. 2. To learn more, contact Sharon at 260-503-4199.

Community Harvest Farm Wagon: meets at 1 p.m. every first, third and fifth Thursday in the old Crossroads Bank parking lot in South Whitley. Free fruits and vegetables for families. Be sure to bring your own bags.

Fun with Robotics: meets at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday and 1:30 p.m. every last Saturday at the Peabody Public Library. Kids are invited to learn how to build and program their own bots.

Here to Help: You don’t have to fight addiction alone. Whitley County has many support groups to help you get, and stay, sober.


12&12 Group and AL-ANON

Grace Lutheran Church

204 N. Main St Columbia City, IN

Thursday 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Monday 7:30-8:30 p.m.

South Whitley Discussion Meeting

United Methodist Church

6685 S.R. 14, South Whitley, IN

Monday 7-8 p.m.

Coach House — Smith and Sons Funeral Home

207 N. Main St., Columbia City, IN

Tuesday 7:30-8:30 p.m.

There is a Solution Group

St. Matthews United Methodist Church

1460 E. 500 N. Columbia City, IN

Saturday 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Larwill Anonymous Group

Richland Township Fire Station

6538 W. County Road 100 N. Larwill, IN

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery

The Center

201 W. Market St. Columbia City, IN

Sunday 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Landing

201 W. Market St. Columbia City, IN

Thursday 6-8 p.m.

Ages 13-19


Coach House — Smith and Sons Funeral Home

207 N. Main St. Columbia City, IN

Tuesday 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church

204 N. Main St. Columbia City, IN

Wednesday 7:30-8:30 p.m.


Dial 211 for FREE rides to and from substance use treatment and certified support programs.

Whitley County Council on Aging. For pricing, call (260) 248-8944 or visit whitleycountycouncilonaging.com/public-transit

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