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Live folk concertJetty Rae will be playing a live concert at Huntington University Friday at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $19. Rae is a singer and songwriter originally from Northern Michigan and has been singing, touring and recording since 2004. She released her first full-length album, “Blackberries,” in 2007, her first EP, “Nobody,” in November 2009, and lullaby album, “La La Lu and the Lazy Moon,” in July 2011. Jetty’s latest album, “Drowning in Grain,” was released in February. Rae shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan and Miranda Lambert at Lilith Fair in Detroit where she was handpicked by Sarah McLachlan and Terry McBride as the featured local artist. For more information about the show, contact email@example.com.Bed giveawayHelpline of Whitley County is in the process of acquiring 100 box springs and mattresses from the Super 8 hotel. Currently the office is closed for reorganization, but will be open to distribute these beds to persons in need now through Aug. 31. There will be a limit of 2 beds per family. Anyone interested must visit Pat Mossburg at the Salvation Army office to obtain a voucher. A current identification, proof of address in the form of a current bill and proof of income in the form of a pay stub will need to be shown at this visit. Vouchers can only be obtained through the local Salvation Army office. No beds will be given without a voucher. The Salvation Army is located at 1200 W. Depoy Dr. inside the First Church of God and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information contact The Salvation Army at 248-1711. Class reunionThe Columbia City High School class of 1940 will meet at Richard’s Restaurant on Friday at noon. This will be the 72nd get together for this class. Classmates are invited as well as their guests. Class reunion The South Whitley High School graduating class of 1946 will meet at the Brownstone on State in South Whitley for a pre-Triennial Reunion at noon on Saturday. Ice cream socialThe Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department will host an ice cream social Saturday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. On the menu is vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and lemon ice cream. Sloppy joes, hot dogs, cakes, pies and drinks will also be served. Ice cream and food will be available for a free will donation. The fire department is located at 7893 Washington Rd., Columbia City.Class reunionThe Whitko Class of 1972 will be holding its 40th class reunion Saturday at the Larwill Community Building. Event organizers are still trying to locate several classmates including: David Swartz, Randy Walter, Terry Neer Click, Deb Reed Blank, Kathy Maggart Derheimer, Juanita Wilson Brison, Dale Gerard, Denise Hart, Dennis Hull, Mike Swartz, Lindsey Slater, Larry Kahn and Judy Matheny. Contact Cathy Shear Lundgren at 1201 N. Penny Dr., Warsaw, IN 46580 or call (574)268-4878 to pass on any information that might assist in locating these classmates. Women’s workshop“How to Get a Grip on Emotions,” presented by reVision Women’s Ministry, is a free workshop open to all women, Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This workshop will teach practical tools in emotional management. The workshop is free, but a freewill donation is encouraged. Refreshments will be served. Childcare will not be provided. The event will be held at the Super 8 Hotel off U.S. 30, in the conference room. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot call 244-3656 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.christiebarkley.blogspot.com.Alumni reunionSouth Whitley High School graduates are invited to come back to school this summer. The class of 1963 is organizing, “Those Were the Days,” and encourages classmates who have not responded to their invitation to do so right away. The 36th Triennial Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday at Whitko High School in South Whitley. Since there is ample room in the Whitko gymnasium for alumni and their guests, organizers have extended the reservation deadline to Wednesday. 5K run/walk“Healthy Traditions” 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow wow, will be Saturday at Morsches Park, Columbia City. The cost for adults is $10. After today the cost will be $15. For children 17 and younger, the cost is $5. After today the cost is $10. Race T-shirts are available for $8. Check-in and late registration will start at 7:45 a.m. the day of the race. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.mimaipowwow.org or call Rachelle at 229-1827. Register for the race online at www.runrace.net/fidarace.Korean War mtg.The monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Assoc., Indiana Chapter One will be held on Saturday at the VFW, 2202 W. Main St., Fort Wayne.The meeting begins promptly at 10 a.m. with lunch being served after. Friends and spouses are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Mary Anna Roemke at 485-7627.Class reunionSouth Whitley High School class of 1949 will meet for lunch at The Crossroads Inn, Ind. 9 and Ind. 14, at 11 a.m. for a pre-alumni reunion Saturday. Contact Mary K. Miller at 244-2946 or email@example.com to R.S.V.P. Patriots meetingThe Whitley County Patriots will meet Tuesday. Because the Church of the Nazarene is hosting its annual vacation bible school during the first week of August, the meeting has been changed to the second Tuesday in August. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The Church of the Nazarene is located at 506 N. Main St., Columbia City. Life coachingFree life coaching sessions will be offered at the Peabody Library Wednesday and Aug. 22. The sessions will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. To register, call 503-9047 or 212-2457. Aging educ. seriesTimbercrest Senior Living, in North Manchester, continues its series on Successful Aging, a seven month educational event. This month’s session will be held in the Timbercrest Assembly Room on Thursday, Aug. 16. The presentation will start at 9:30 a.m. and will last approximately one hour. Free refreshments will be served. Attendees will learn the permanent and temporary causes of dementia, as well as the difference between normal age-related memory loss and memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s. All Successful Aging sessions are open to the public, and anyone may attend, even if they missed the previous programs. People of any age are welcome, but the series will be especially helpful to seniors or those who provide care for an older adult. There is no need to make a reservation for any of the Successful Aging sessions. Interactive workbooks are available for the entire series and can be picked up the day of the presentation or in advance. To request a workbook in advance or for questions, contact Danielle Fox at 982-3924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.BloodmobileThe American Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit the Columbia City United Methodist Church on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This will be held in the lower level of the church. Donors should enter from the east, lower level door. Individuals who are at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Donors should bring their Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification when coming to donate. Donors who give on Aug. 16 will receive a free insulated tote bag. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-red-cross or visit redcross.org. Ice cream socialOak Grove United Methodist Church will host an ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. Soft serve ice cream will be available in vanilla, chocolate, lemon and strawberry with toppings offered. Also on the menu will be sloppy joes, hot dogs, chips, pies, cakes and cookies. A freewill donation is encouraged and carry outs will be available for a price. Proceeds will to toward UMCOR for storm relief.Oak Grove United Methodist Church is located at 4490 W. 200 S. in Columbia City. Ice cream socialSaturn Christian Church will host an ice cream social Sunday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be ice cream and food served for a free will offering. The church is located at 6731 E. 800 South in Columbia City.Music and campingThe 14th Annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest will be held Thursday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Bill Monroe Music Park in Bean Blossom. Blossom is five miles north of Nashville, Ind., on Ind. 135. The “Bean, “ as it’s affectionately called, is a three day music party featuring national blues bands, wine and beer tastings, food and camping on location with all night campfire jams. Those participating are invited to bring instruments, dancing shoes and hula-hoops. Admission to the Thursday, Aug. 23 festivities is free. There is a free workshop offered at a Beginners Harmonica Seminar held at the festival on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the festival are available at the gate or by calling (812)334-4420. For more information visit www.bleanblossomblues.com.Music festival Crossroads Music Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 25 starting at noon. The event will be held at the Mizpah Shrine Horse Grounds, 985 N. Ind. 9, Columbia City. This is a charity event. The cost is $5 for adult admission, and children under 12 are free. Entertainment will include Tito Discovery, Heady Times and a special guest appearance to be announced. From noon to 4 p.m. hotdogs will be served. From 4 to 9 p.m. there will be a hog roast. The cost is $5 per plate of food. There will be a beer tent, cornhole boards, Route 66 car show and primitive camping. All proceeds go toward Shriner’s Hospital-Chicago/Ameriface. For more information, contact Tricia Morton at 723-5267 or email@example.com. Visit the event online at www.facebook.com/crossroadsmusicfest.Sounds of SummerPeabody Public Library, in conjunction with the Whitley County Community Foundation, presents “Sound of Summer,” the annual summer concert series. All concerts will be held on the lawn behind the library, beginning at 6 p.m. Scratch & Sniff will entertain Saturday, Aug. 25. In keeping with past series, this is a local band led by Mark Roberts. They will be playing rock and roll.Class reunionChurubusco High School class of 1987 will hold its 25th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8.Organizers are in need of contact information for many of the classmates. To report updated contact information for any classmate, contact Shonda (Creech) Hogeston at 693-3548 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.DYWThe 48th annual program of Distinguished Young Woman/Junior Miss of Whitley County will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Newell Rice Auditorium of Columbia City High School. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students Kindergarten through 12th grade. Tickets are available at the door. Reserve seating will be available for parents of the participants only.Art festivalThe 11th Annual Art Festival in Downtown Columbia City will take place Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be held around the courthouse square.Class reunionThe Columbia City High School class of 1945 will celebrate its 67th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Big G’s restaurant. The class will meet at 11:30 a.m. and have lunch at noon. For more information, contact 244-4393.Class reunionClassmates who attended Washington Center High School or grade school is invited to attend the school reunion set for noon on Sept. 13 at the senior center in Columbia City. The cost is $20. Those interested in attending should R.S.V.P. by Sunday, Sept. 9 by calling Shirley Smith at 396-2201.Literacy fundraiserThe Whitley County Literacy Council’s next fundraiser will be held on the Court House Square Saturday, Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The fundraiser comes at the end of a week that focuses on literacy nationwide. At the Farmer’s Market participants can buy a raffle ticket for a Kindle Fire, while the children listen to stories by local celebrities, Abby Harris and Darci Kessie from South Whitley, Shellie Miller and Michael Mc Peak from Churubusco, and others including Amy Jagger, Mayor Daniels, Kathy Heuer, Jane Trump, Cindy Baker and Beth Sickafoose. Children will be able to choose a free book from a collection of gently used books donated by sponsors. A balloon artist from Sweetcakes Entertainment in Ft. Wayne will also entertain and create “balloon animals” for each child. The council will display information about their work, as well, and answer questions and take donations.5K run/walkRegistration is on going for the Free to Breathe Fort Wayne 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk. The event will take place Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at Headwaters Park, 330 South Clinton St., Fort Wayne. All proceeds help support the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s vital research, education and awareness programs. For more information, to register or donate, visit www.FreetoBreathe.org/fortwayne.Teen workshopSunday, Sept. 23, the First Church of God will host a county wide, hands on, interactive afternoon for teenagers. The Whitley County Domestic Violence Task Force (WCDVTF) has plans to make a difference in the lives of young adults in Whitley County. GEMS will focus on personal safety along with a hands-on self defense class hosted by Dean Houser and the local police force. “MAN UP!” attendees will be challenged by a motivational speaker focusing on character building and breaking down masculine stereotypes. Also, there will be pizza and door prizes that will round out the event. For more information contact Sherry Sausaman at 609-7086 or Chip Stevenson at 248-5121.Class reunionCentral Noble High School class of 1982 will be celebrating 30 years on Saturday, Sept. 29. The reunion is planned at the American Legion in Albion. Invitations will soon be mailed. The committtee is seeking current addresses for the following classmates: Kim Carmichael Bowyer, Lisa Chester, Dave Pancake, Dan Potter, Penn Rinehart Miller and Mark Steinbarger. To report updated contact information call Lisa Ladig Lock at 635-2700 or Vicki Moorhouse Jellison at 636-3509.Hog roastA hog roast will be held for the Chad Miller Cancer Benefit Fund on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at Monson Chapel Sonrise United Methodist Church, 12220 Lower Huntington Rd. The night will feature a silent auction, bike run and a D.J. Carry out dinners will be available. Deposits for the fund can be made at any 1st Source Bank location under the account title of Chad K. Miller Cancer Benefit Fund. For more information call 244-7919 or 625-3468.Senior eventAging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana is holding its 37th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony Friday, Oct. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Fort Wayne Marriott Marquis Ballroom The cost is $25 per person or $200 for table of 10. For more information, call 745-1200 x 228.