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Saturday•Benefit for Chad Miller — 4 to 8 p.m.A hog roast will be held for the Chad Miller Cancer Benefit Fund on Saturday 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. •CCHS 1942 class reunion — 11:30 a.m.The CCHS class of 1942 members will get together for lunch at Big G’s Resturant Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are not necessary and attendees will order from the menu. For additional information, call Bob McKibbin, (405) 225-6982 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.•Cornhole tournament — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.A Benefit Cornhole Tournament will be held Saturday at the Whitley County 4-H Grounds Commercial Building, 680 W. Squawbuck Rd., Columbia City. The event is sponsored by Big Lake Church of God.Tournament 1, for individuals, begins at 9 a.m. First Place prize is $125. Tournament 2, 64 Team Open tournament will follow Tournament 1. The First Prize for Tournament 2 is $1,000. Raffle tickets will be available for $10. Raffle items include an Apple Ipad and a Toshiba 40” LCD TV. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m.Food will be available, along with other prizes and a 50/50 drawing. For registration forms, raffle tickets, donations, or questions contact email@example.com or call Big Lake Church of God at 691-3503.•CCHS show choirs dinner — 4:30 to 7 p.m.“Let Us Entertain You with Dinner and Musical Entertainment”, a spaghetti dinner will be hosted by the Columbia City High School Show Choirs Saturday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the high school.These choirs are made up by City Heat, City Lights, City Soul and City Crew. The dinner is sponsored by Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant. Columbia City High School is located at 600 N. Whitley St.Contact any show choir member to purchase tickets or call Shawn Ellis, Choir Parent Organization board member at 610-6244. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and under. Tickets will be available at the door and carry out dinners will be available.•Chicken, Pit-tato sale — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.The Whitley County Historical Society is having a Nelson’s Port-a-Pit Chicken fundraiser on Saturday in the Tractor Supply Company parking lot in Columbia City. Chicken will be available for sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presale tickets are available by contacting Dennis Warnick at 244-5146 or Scott Allison at 244-0227. Presale prices are $5.50 for chicken and $3 for Pit-Tatoes. All presale orders must be picked up prior to 12:30 p.m. to guarantee availability.•Spaghetti supper — 4 to 7 p.m.A spaghetti supper will held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Columbia City Masonic Lodge building on Business 30 East, Columbia City. Adults cost $7, children ages five through 12 are $4 and children under five-years old are free. The dinner is sponsored by Teti Sheri Temple #60 Daughters of the Nile. •FFA breakfast — 6:30 to 10:30 a.m.The Columbia City FFA alumni are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage and egg breakfast to help support the four judging teams competing in national contests this fall. A benefit raffle will also be held. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.For the breakfast, adults will cost $7, children ages six to 12 will be $5 and children under five years old will eat for free. Carryout breakfasts are available for $7.If you are unable to attend the breakfast, but would like to financially support the teams, have an item to donate for the raffle or need more information, contact Annette Lamle, 609-7537.•Co. Democrats forum — 9 to 10:30 a.m.The Whitley County Democrats will host Kevin Boyd, the Democratic Third District congressional candidate, for a public town hall forum. The public is encouraged to attend and discuss issues facing Hoosiers in Northeast Indiana with their Democratic candidate for Congress. The forum will be at Peabody Public Library, 1160 E. Ind. 205, Columbia City, Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.•Clothing giveaway — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.A clothing giveaway will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Center for Whitley County Youth in Columbia City. The giveaway is hosted by New Hope Wesleyan Church.•Saturn Christian dinnerThe Saturn Christian Women’s Fellowship would like to invite the public to its annual Beef and Noodle Dinner Saturday. The church is located at 6731 E. 800 S., Columbia City from 4 to 7 p.m.Besides Beef and Noodles, the menu will also include a tossed salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, dessert and beverage. It is an all-you-can-eat event and is also a free-will offering event. The ladies will also have a bazaar featuring a cookie bar, other baked goods, crafts, and other miscellaneous. We hope to see you there.•Heritage Day — noon to 4 p.m. Chain O’Lakes State Park will host a Heritage Day, Saturday, at the Stanley Schoolhouse. Programs run from noon to 4 p.m. and include hand-dipping candles over a campfire, making cattail twine bracelets, and a tour of the schoolhouse. Cathy Draeger-Williams, archaeologist for the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, will be on hand with information and tabletop dig boxes for children to explore. This event is free; however, standard park entrance fees of $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle apply.For more information, contact naturalist Leslie Arnold at 636-2654 or chaininterp@dnr.IN.gov. Chain O’Lakes State Park is at 2355 E. 75 South, Albion, 46701.•Co. Republican breakfast — 8:30 a.m.The Whitley County Republican Party is having its monthly breakfast Saturday at 8:30 a.m. With keynote speaker, Secretary of State Connie Lawson. The breakfast will be held at CC Deli, 118 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, IN 46725. The cost is $7.•Religious freedom rally — 10 a.m.People concerned for the recent uptick in religious persecution will want to attend the “Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally” Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Allen County Courthouse.Local radio host, Pat Miller, along with District 74 Rep. Sue Ellspermann, Sue Swayze, policy director for Indiana Right to Life, and Dr. William Weinrich of Concordia Theological Seminary are among the speakers. Mr. Fred Everett of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese will update the crowd on lawsuits against the Federal Health and Human Services Mandate.Sunday•Walk for Autism — 2 p.m.The Autism Society of Indiana will hold a one mile walk to benefit the Whitley County Autism Support Group. The event will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Whitley County YMCA in Columbia City. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and costs $10. All registrants will receive a walk T-shirt. Families can take part in games, snacks, prizes and local autism resource providers will be on hand.For more information, contact Jamie Blook at 229-0997 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Preregistration can be done online at www.autismsocietyofindiana.org.•W. Point Trinity Fall Festival — 3 to 6 p.m.West Point Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its fall festival Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be free food, games, prizes and more.West Point Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 4980 N. Etna Rd.•Community Christmas mtg. — 4 p.m.A meeting will be held for the Whitley County Community Christmas at the Columbia City United Methodist Church Sunday at 4 p.m. The meeting is open to the community. For more information contact Craig Crosson at 327-3708.Monday•Alzheimer’s support group — 6:30 p.m. An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support group will meet at the Columbia City United Methodist Church Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the Albright Room on the lower level. The confidentiality is secure and all are invited to come and learn what can be done to help loved ones. Care for the caregiver is of utmost importance. Group participants can learn from others how they are coping with their support and their loved-ones condition.•College fair — 6 to 7:30 p.m.Columbia City Area College Fair will be Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbia City High School. The fair will host more than 45 college, military and financial aid representatives. This event is open to both parents and students.Wednesday•Passages annual meeting — 5 to 7 p.m.Passages, Inc. and Whitley Crossings, Inc. will host an annual meeting Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The night is themed, “Personal Triumphs” and will feature Olympic-qualified American Snowboarder and Abilities Advocates Kevin and Pia Pearce. The night will also include dinner and a presentation by the Whitley County Dazzlers.Thursday, Oct. 11•Flu shots — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Flu shots will be given Thursday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a walk-in clinic and no appointment is neeeded. Other upcoming dates for shots include Thursday, Oct. 18 from 8 to 6 p.m.Adults shots will cost $15 and will be payable with cash only. Childrens flu shots will be offer for ages six months to 18. Children with private health insurance that covers flu shots will need to see their physician.Children with no insurance, medicaid and no flu coverage with insurance are eligible to come to the clinic.For more information, call the Immunization Clinic at 244-2310.Friday, Oct. 12•CHS Still Soaring Game — 7 p.m.Churubusco High School Football will host a Still Soaring CHS Game for years 1963 to 2013 Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. At halftime, there will be a 1963 team picture and former coaches will be introduced. After the game there will be coaches pictures, multiple generation pictures, former players, cheerleaders and band members picture.For more information contact Cathy Petrie at 438-3809.Saturday, Oct. 13•Pumpkin Run/Walk — 8 a.m.Parkview Whitley Hospice has announced open registration for its third annual Pumpkin Run, a 1K fun run for children, 5K run/walk and 10K run, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. The events will be held in downtown Columbia City at The Center for Whitley County Youth. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m., and the entry fee is $15 for the fun run and $20 for all other events before Oct. 1, $25 that date, and $30 after Oct. 8.The running events are being held to increase awareness of the benefits of Parkview Whitley Hospice services, recruit hospice volunteers and raise funds for Parkview Whitley Hospice.Participants are encouraged to honor the memory of a loved one by adding a commemorative sign in the Pumpkin Patch at the event by contributing $20 per person commemorated. A loved one’s name also may be added to individual T-shirts, which are orange and long sleeved. The customization will be available at the event with a cost of $8 to have a loved one’s name printed on the T-shirt.All proceeds from the events will benefit Parkview Whitley Hospice, which provides family-centered care for the patient, and emotional and spiritual support to everyone involved. Parkview Whitley Hospital includes nurses, social workers, chaplains and trained volunteers.For additional information, contact Carrie Hoffman at 248-9802 or Carrie.Hoffman@parkview.com. Online registration is available at Foundations.Parkview.com/PumpkinRun.•Women’s conference — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Warsaw Wesleyan Church presents, “Unmasked, Unafraid Women’s Conference,” slated for Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to women in Warsaw and the surrounding areas. The theme of this year’s conference, Unmasked, Unafraid, supports the concept of embracing our authentic selves to live more abundantly. The annual conference features a regional keynote speaker, as well as local professional women sharing their expertise. Darla France, this year’s event keynote speaker, is an established speaker with more than 20 years experience speaking at schools, business groups and churches. She is also the Executive Director of LifeTouch Ministries, Inc.The registration fee is $15, held steady from last year’s fee. Women can get more information and a registration form by visiting www.warsawwesleyan.com (click on the Designed by God logo). Registration is open until Oct. 4, with limited registration available the day of the event. •Lions Club dinner — 4 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 13 the South Whitley Lions Club will host an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin dinner. It will be served with baked beans, apple sauce and drink. The cost for adults will be $8.50 and children $4. The dinner will start at 4 p.m. and will be held at the Cleveland Township Fire Station.•Pierceton Presbyterian dinner — 11 a.m.Pierceton Presbyterian Church will hold its annual Harvest Home Dinner Saturday, Oct. 13. The traditional all-meat chicken pie will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 to 7 p.m.The church is located on Ind. 13 in Pierceton. The cost for adults is $8 and children are $4. Senior meals will cost $5. •Mason class — 8 a.m.Columbia City Lodge #189 will be hosting a one day class for the first three degrees of Masonry. There will be a special dispensation from the Grand Master of Indiana. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 8 a.m. Candidates should come early to register and each candidate should have a mentor with them. New petitions are available. The fee is $75 and needs to be turned in before the Tuesday stated meeting for consideration and vote. For more information contact Bud Rothgeb at 244-7060 or 229-2420 or call Dewayne Lane at 248-8391 or 229-8037.•Missionary League — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will have a North Zone Rally Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 2465 W. Keiser Rd. Columbia City. Registration is $6 and includes a continental breakfast.“Modern Day Moses - Let God Lead” is this year’s theme presented by Deaconess Kris Hodges, missionary in Wau, Sudan. There will be a voluntary monetary ingathering to support the school/church building which is bring built in the Sudan community. The ladies of the congregations are encouraged to attend and bring a friend.Election of officers will be held as well. Registration deadline is Oct. 8. For more information, contact Mary Zelt at 627-2228.•Zumbathon — 1 to 3 p.m.The Whitley County Salvation Army invites the community to join in on a zumbathon Oct. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Eagle Quest Church in Columbia City. The cost is $5 to participate and there will be door prizes. A self-defense class will be given by Living Arts Dean Houser.Other prizes include:•Three month membership with three months unlimited tanning at Anytime Fitness•Jacuzzi room at Quality Inn•Gift certificate from Downtown on the Square•Gift certificate for Big G’s•Gift card from Walmart•Gift certificate to Pizza Hut•Gift items from Fabulous Hair and Nails•Gift from Auto ZoneFor the door prizes, tickets $1 each or six tickets for $5.Tickets can be bought at the Salvation Army office and on the day of the event. The Salvation Army’s office is located inside First Church of God.For more information, call 248-1711. Proceeds go to Salvation Army Whitley County to feed local families for Christmas.•Craft auction, bake sale — 1 p.m.Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority Nu Theta Chapter will hold its 16th annual Craft Auction and Bake Sale Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at the VFW #5582, 415 E. Chicago St., Columbia City. The VFW Auxillary will be serving lunch at noon. All proceeds go to charity. No credit cards will be accepted, only cash or check. There will be door prizes. For more information, contact Carol Hursey at 249-0795 or Nancy Sherrick at 691-2416.•Korean War Vets. mtg. — 10 a.m.The monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One will be held Oct. 13 at the VFW, 2202 W. Main St., Fort Wayne. The meeting begins promptly at 10 a.m. with lunch and social hour afterward. Friends and spouses are welcome to attend.