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Friday•CHS Still Soaring Game — 7 p.m.Churubusco High School Football will host a Still Soaring CHS Game for years 1963 to 2013 Friday 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•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 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 Saturday, 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 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. 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 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.•Zumbathon 4 Paws — 2 to 4 p.m.A zumbathon will be held to benefit Whitley County Humane Shelter Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 109 S. Main St., Columbia City. For more information, contact Abel Rosado at 574-780-1740 or Deb Aldrich 248-9739.•Missionary League — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League will have a North Zone Rally Saturday 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 being 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.•Clothing giveaway — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.A free clothing giveaway is planned for Saturday at Lincolnway Church of Christ, 600 W. Lincolnway, Columbia City, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.•Veterans benefit — 4 to 7:30 p.m.The 7th Annual O’DZ Jeep Jam will be Saturday at, 5611 Illinios Rd., Fort Wayne. The event will be a benefit for disabled American veterans. Featured at the event will be Jeeps, food, beer and live bands.•Zumbathon — 1 to 3 p.m.The Whitley County Salvation Army invites the community to join in a zumbathon Saturday 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 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 Saturday 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.Sunday•Elks brunch, auction — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417 will host an End of Summer Brunch and Auction Sunday. The brunch will begin at 11 a.m. with an auction at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 per person, $4 for children ages four to 10. Children under the age of three will eat for free.Proceeds from the event will go to Indiana Elks Cancer Research, Elks charities and the lodge building fund. Parties of six or more should R.S.V.P. at 244-7351. •Thomas Marshall celebration — 2 p.m.Sunday at 2 p.m., the Whitley County Historical Museum will be hosting a celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the election of Thomas Riley Marshall to the V\vice presidency of the United States. To celebrate this historic event, the Whitley County Historical Museum will feature guest speaker David J. Bennett to speak about Thomas R. Marshall. Bennett is the author of the book “He Almost Changed the World: The Life and Times of Thomas Riley Marshall.” Additionally, the Whitley County Historical Museum will host an open house, where visitors may tour the Columbia City home of Thomas and Lois Marshall, as well as a display of Marshall’s life. Visitors may also enter for a chance to win a copy of Bennett’s book, purchase a “5 cent cigar,” and enjoy refreshments.The Whitley County Historical Museum is housed in the former home of Thomas R. Marshall. The museum is located at 108 W. Jefferson St. in Columbia City.Friday, Oct. 19•Sr. awards ceremony — noon to 2 p.m.Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana is holding its 37th Annual Meeting and 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 and will feature Barry Petersen, “CBS Sunday Morning” contributor, “CBS Evening News” correspondent and author of “Jan’s Story”: Love lost to the long goodbye of Alzheimer’s.” 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 ext. 228.•AARP tripsTwo trips are being planned for Bearcreek Farms Productions. Friday, Oct. 19 will be for “GI Blues” which is back by popular demand. Nurses entertain the troops with songs from the 40s and 50s. The cost is $35.The second trip is Friday, Nov. 9 to see “Red, Hot and Blue Holiday,” with players from Branson, Mo. This includes a live band for a nostalgic journey through the big band era of the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s. The cost for this trip is $44. Both trips include show tickets, a buffet lunch and a ride on the Sunbeam Express. The bus will leave from the Nazarene Church, Main St. Columbia City, at 9:15 a.m. and return approximately 5 p.m. Reservations for both trips are needed by Friday, Oct. 5. Contact Betty Mink at 723-6044 to make reservations or for more information. Checks need to be made payable to AARP and sent to Mink at 5534 W. Ind. 14, South Whitley, IN 46787. Both trips are open to anyone who is interested in participating.•Retired teachers mtg. — noonThe Whitley County Retired Teachers (WCRT) will meet Friday, Oct. 19 at noon at Columbia City United Methodist Church - Kiononia Room. The program will feature Senator Banks. The WCRT were recognized at the fall meeting for its many volunteer hours invested in the community.Saturday, Oct. 20•Holly Days Craft Show — 9 a.m.The Annual Holly Days Craft Show will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. This is a fundraiser for Deer Ridge Elementary Parent Teacher Club (PTC). The PTC does many activities with and for the families and staff of Deer Ridge Elementary School. All funds raised go to the school to support the improvement of children’s education. Deer Ridge Elementary is located at 1515 Scott Rd., near Illinois Road, Fort Wayne.For more information contact Tanya at 431-2151 or visit www.hollydayscraftshow.com.•Tenderloin dinner — 4 to 7 p.m.The senior center will be hosting an all-you-can-eat tenderlion dinner Saturday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner is to benefit the senior center and is open to the public. The cost is $8 for adults, children ages six to 12 are $4 and children under the age of five are free.The dinner will include potato salad, green bean, applesauce, dessert and a drink. The senior center is located at 710 Opportunity Dr., Columbia City.•Tombstone Trail — 10 a.m.The Genealogy Society will be hosting a tombstone trail in Greenhill Cemetery. The community is invited to come and hear Clark Waterfall expound on his favorite character, Hayes Linvill. Find out who I. B. McDonald was. Find out who drank carbolic acid. Learn more about Mr. Gates, one of our governors and other notable residents. Anyone interested should plan to meet at the maintence building at Greenhill at 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 20. There will be a small amount of walking. There is no charge.•Delta Theta dinner — 4 to 7 p.m.The Delta Theta Tau philanthropic group will hold a spaghetti dinner, Oct. 20 at the Peabody Public Library from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets in advance are $11 and at the door they will cost $13. The dinner will include spaghetti with or without meat sauce, breadsticks, salad and a choice between a cookie or brownie and drink. The food will be prepared by CC Deli of Columbia City. A drawing for a P. Buckley Moss Remarque entitled, “Our Capital City,” will be up for the winning. One ticket can be bought for the drawing for $5 or five tickets for $20. Entertainment will be brought by Sigma Eta Fine Arts Sorority and Chain O’ Lakes barbershop ensemble. Tickets can be purchased at Crossroads Bank, Columbia House Interiors and from Delta Theta Tau members.Saturday, Oct. 27•Lighthouse bazaar — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.The Lighthouse Craft Bazaar will be Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Center. Over 70 crafters will be on hand with custom made jewelry, woodwork, Christmas decorations, candles, quilts, doll clothes, and many more custom made items. Admission is free. There will be bake sale items and a food court. All proceeds from booth rentals, bake sale and food court will benefit The Lighthouse Transitional Shelter helping the homeless in the community get a fresh start with self-sufficiency training, education, supportive services, housing, transportation and employment assistance. For information on available booth rentals contact The Lighthouse at 244-5266 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.•Stamp show — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Anthony Wayne Stamp Society will host a stamp collecting show at Concordia Lutheran High School, 1601 St. Joe River Rd., Fort Wayne. The show will be Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking and admission is free.For more information, contact Jim Mowrer at 422-1716 or e-mail email@example.com.•W. Point Trinity bazaar — 8:30 am.West Point Trinity United Methodist Church, 4980 N. Etna Rd., will be holding its annual bazaar Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The table rental is $15. All proceeds go to missions. There will also be homemade sandwiches, soup and pies. If interested contact Jodi at 244-7594 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.