10. Sept. 

Amateur Radio Club meeting: The next Whitley County Amateur Radio Club general meeting will be held Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. via Zoom, meeting ID: 873-7881-5017. The meeting will also be live streamed on the organization's Facebook page. The program will be on "Fun with Digital Signal Modes FT4 and FT8, presented by the American Radio Relay League. All general meetings are open to the public. 

12. Sept. 

Washington Center UMC ice cream social: The Washington Center United Methodist Church will host its annual Ice Cream Social with a COVID twist this year. The homemade ice cream drive-through on Sept. 12 will be held 2-6 p.m. Ice cream will be available in quarter containers in vanilla, chocolate, lemon, peach, strawberry, maple chocolate mint chip, maple nut and cookie dough. The ice cream will be offered with a free-will offering. The event will be held at the church, 8010 S. Washington Road. 

2nd Saturday Art Market: The 2nd Saturday Art Market, hosted by the 2nd Floor Gallery and Studio in Churubusco, will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m at the business, 105 S. Main St., Churubusco. There will also be food trucks. 

14. Sept. 

Master Gardeners: Beginning Sept. 14, the Purdue Master Gardener Program will begin its "basic training" course for residents of Whitley and Noble counties. The program is volunteer-based. Basic training will be held on Monday evenings, 6-9 p.m. from Sept. 14-Dec. 21. Classes will be held alternately at the Noble County Purdue Extension Office and the Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds Ag Museum. The cost is $150 per person or couples sharing a handbook can attend for $230. Contact the extension office at 260-244-7615 to register or for more information. 

16. Sept. 

Junior Lady Eagles Basketball Coaching Clinic: For anyone interested in learning more about helping coach in the Columbia City girls basketball youth program, there will be a coaching clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Indian Springs Middle School from 6:45-8 p.m. Email coach Amy Shearer directly at sheareral@wccsonline.com if interested in attending. There is no charge to attend. 

17. Sept. 

SGCS special education meeting: Smith-Green School Corporation will host an informational meeting for parents of children with special needs who reside within the Smith-Green attendance area and are homeschooled or attend a non-public school. The meeting will be held Sept. 17 at 8 am. at the administrative office Smith-Green. Those with questions should contact Dan Hile at 260-693-2007. 

18. Sept. 

Chamber Fall EXPO: The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center will host a Fall EXPO, 5-8 p.m. in downtown Columbia City. There will be food, music, shopping and prizes. Limited sponsorship and booth space is available. For more information, email office@whitleychamber.com or call 260-248-8131 on weekdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

19. Sept. 

Fun Run/Walk for Paws: The 4th annual 5K Run/Walk for Paws, an event to benefit the Humane Society of Whitley County, will be held at 8 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Morsches Park. Registration forms are available at the shelter or online at hswc.org. The cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt if pre-registered by Sept. 4. Forms can be dropped off at the shelter at 951 S. Line St. or emailed to director@hswc.org

Whitley County FOP benefit: The Whitley County Fraternal Order of Police will sponsor its 41st annual Variety Benefit Show at the new Columbia City High School auditorium, located at 1600 S. SR 9, Columbia CIty. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will feature Chuck King, a performer of Las Vegas and Norwegian Cruise Lines, who is also seen on HBO and Showtime. King presents an engaging show that is a unique blend of comedy and magic for the entire family. Opening will be Regional band Helicons Peak performing a variety of music. Tickets are $14 and children under age 12 are admitted free. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 800-830-6950 or 260-244-7641. 

20. Sept. 

4-H lasagna dinner: The Whitley Count 4-H Program will host a lasagna dinner in a drive-through event, noon-2 p.m. A family style 1/2 pan (10-inch-by-12-inch) will also be available take-and-bake style, both for individuals and families. The cost for a family pan is $20. A form is available on the 4-H Facebook page to pre-order a meal. Contact Janet for more information, 260-609-6252. 


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 2020-21 school year. Children should be 3, 4 or 5 by Aug. 1. Enrollment is $50 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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