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Free concertThe Messengers Quartet will be in concert at Merriam Christian Chapel on Saturday at 7 p.m. This will be a free concert. The church is located at 3985 S. U.S. 33, Albion.Clothing giveawayPierceton United Methodist Church is holding its annual free garage sale Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship room of the church. Shoppers are invited to come in and fill a bag or two of clean, gently used clothing of all sizes. There is no cost for any of the clothing items. This is a mission outreach of the ladies of the church.Bus tripsSunday, there will be a Riverside Charter bus trip to FireKeepers Casino. The cost is $35 and includes $20 slot play and $5 food credit. For more information contact Lisa Kimmell 739-7159. Class reunionColumbia City High School class of 1941 will meet on Saturday at noon at Big G’s. For more information, contact Ed Meyers at 691-3223. If a classmate is interested, but unable to attend, and would like to send an update, it can be sent to Reunion, 2287 E. Crampton, Columbia City, IN 46725.Class reunionThe 35th class reunion for the class of 1977 will be Friday through Saturday at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, the class will meet at 7 p.m. for a “meet and greet” at Portside Pizza in Tri-Lakes. Saturday, the class will host a sit down dinner at the Brownstone Cafe, South Whitley. There will be a social time at 6 p.m. with dinner and dancing starting at 6:30 p.m.Anyone with information on these classmates or for more information on the event should contact Tara L. Heinbaugh-Porter at 609-7322 or email@example.com. Class reunionThe Columbia City High School class of 1952 will hold its 60th class reunion at Eagles Nest Event Center, 125 S. Eagle Glen, Columbia City at 6 p.m. on Saturday.Event organizers are still trying to locate Eugene Bray, Sara Coy, Ardella Brown, Margaret Gustufson, Carolyn Egolf, Dan Wright, Dean Schoel, Nancy Ramp and Phil Weeks. Classmates who might have contact information are asked to contact Geiger at 244-6296. 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. The concerts will be held rain or shine. Kenny Taylor will perform Saturday. Taylor entertains with soft rock, sixties music and Elvis songs. 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.Community revivalThe West Etna Community Church, located near Larwill, will conduct revival services beginning Sunday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. and continuing at 7 p.m. through Wednesday. A nursery is provided for each service.Life coachingFree life coaching sessions will be offered at the Peabody Library Wednesday and continuing on Aug. 15 and 22. The sessions will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. To register, call 503-9047 or 212-2457. Live folk concertJetty Rae will be playing a live concert at Huntington University Friday, Aug. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $19. For more information about the show, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Class reunionThe Columbia City High School class of 1940 will meet at Richard’s Restaurant on Friday, Aug. 10 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, Aug. 11. Class reunionThe Whitko Class of 1972 will be holding its 40th class reunion Aug. 11 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 Aug. 11 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. 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 email email@example.com. For more information visit www.christiebarkley.blogspot.com.Alumni reunion>/b>South 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, Aug. 11 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, Aug. 11 at Morsches Park, Columbia City. The cost for adults is $10. After Thursday, Aug. 9 the cost will be $15. For children 17 and younger, the cost is $5. After Thursday, Aug. 9 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, Aug. 11 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, Aug. 11. Contact Mary K. Miller at 244-2946 or firstname.lastname@example.org to R.S.V.P. Patriots meetingThe Whitley County Patriots’ will meet Tuesday August 14. 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. 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. Music, 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.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 festivalCrossroads 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. 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.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.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. 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 book 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. 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.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 doors will open at 11:30 a.m. A book signing will follow the event. The ceremony will be held at the Fort Wayne Marriott Marquis Ballroom. The cost is $25 per person or $200 for table of 10. “Communities for a Lifetime” Awards of Excellence 2012 honorees will be announced. For more information, call 745-1200 x 228.