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Fireworks fundraiserPortside Pizza will host a pair of fundraisers designed to raise money for the annual Tri Lake fireworks. On Saturday, June 9, beginning at 2 p.m., a hog roast will be held which will include a silent auction, a corn hole tournament and live music. Anyone wanting to donate items to the silent auction should call Portside Pizza at 691-3333.On Saturday, June 16, a golf outing at Crooked Lake Golf Course will be held. The event will begin at 10 a.m. Sign up will be held at Portside Pizza.Mobile mammographyFrancine’s Friends Mobile Mammography coach makes getting a screening mammogram quick, easy and convenient. Many insurance plans are accepted and funding is available to cover expenses for women who do not have sufficient financial resources. The mobile mammography program is a partnership of the Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Breast Diagnostic Center and Francine’s Friends. Upcoming visits in Whitley County include:• Monday, June 4; Curves, 8475 E. U.S. 33, Churubusco• Monday, June 11; Kroger, 621 Countryside Dr., Columbia City• Thursday, August 2; USSI, 4578 E. Park 30 Dr., Columbia CityFor an appointment, call 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540. Walk-in appointments may be available depending on the schedule.Patriots welcome keynote speakerThe Whitley County Patriots will welcome Professor Maurice Moshe Eisenstein, PhD. as the keynote speaker at their meeting in June. A well-known associate professor of political science at Purdue University-Calumet, Professor Eisenstein will share his experiences of anti-semitism and why Jews and Christians should be concerned about the recent rise in anti-Jewish sentiment.The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at The Church of the Nazarene located at 506 N. Main St., Columbia City. Ice cream socialThe Cleveland Township Fire Department will host its annual ice cream social Saturday, June 16 at 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Cleveland Township Fire Department and will feature homemade ice cream, hamburgers and desserts. For more information contact Steve Weber at 479-8486 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Lakes festivalThis year’s Northern Indiana Lakes Festival will be Saturday, June 9, at Center Lake in Warsaw from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will continue on Sunday, June 10, at Winona Lake from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Northern Indiana Lakes Festival is a celebration of one of the area’s most precious natural resources - water. The Northern Indiana Lakes Festival increases awareness of and appreciation for lakes through education, experience, fun and celebration. For more information visit http://water.grace.edu. Questions about the Northern Indiana Lakes Festival, can be directed to the Lakes Festival Coordinator at KLASinfo@grace.edu.Class of 1943 reunionThe Columbia City High School class of 1943 will have a reunion at Big G’s restaurant Saturday, June 16, at noon.Bus tripsA riverside charter bus trip will take place Saturday, July 28, to Chicago for $55. In August, there will be a trip to FireKeepers Casino. That trip will take place Sunday, Aug. 5, and will cost $35. This includes $20 slot play and $5 food credit. For more information contact Lisa Kimmell 739-7159.Pool and splash padThe Splash Pad will be open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Those who wish to rent the Splash Pad for birthday parties can do that Monday through Friday before the pad opens at noon. The pool will be open every day. Hours are Monday and Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m. and Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Swim team sign up has started and begins Monday, June 4.The swim lessons schedule for the summer is:•Session 1: Monday, June 11, to Friday, June 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. classes.•Session 2: Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 13.•Session 3: Monday, July 23 to Friday, Aug. 3.Business and tech expoThe Northern Indiana Business and Technology Expo will be Tuesday, June 12 to Wednesday, June 13, at the Orthopaedic Capital Center in Winona Lake. It is a free, two day event, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on Wednesday. For more visit www.nibexpo.com.Redman memorialA gathering to celebrate and remember the life of Richard Kit Redman will be held Saturday, June 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Columbia City Elks Lodge #1417, 109 S. Main St., Columbia City. Kit Redman passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 22, at his home in Savannah, Ga. He is survived by his wife. Event planners said, “Please join Kit’s relatives, friends, classmates, teachers and football team members (he was captain of the undefeated 1967 CCJHS team) to share thoughts, stories, laughs and toasts to a really great guy. We hope to see you there.” Snacks and refreshments will be served. For additional information contact Leila Plew at 229-0417 or Tim Cook at 244-4051. S.Whitley park fundraiserSouth Whitley Park will host a fundraiser a called “Picnic In the Park” Saturday, June 23rd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a free will donation for food. Tickets can be purchased at the event for kids’ games and prizes, activities, face painting, bounce house and dunk tank. There will be live kids’ music entertainment. All funds raised will go to help fund the second side of the park, Adventure Mania. For every $1 raised, Dekko will match it with $2 up to $5,000. CCHS graduationColumbia City High School will hold its graduation ceremony in the gym at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8.CJSHS graduationThe Churubusco Jr.-Sr. High School graduation will be Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m.WHS graduationWhitko High School graduation will be Friday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.