Francine’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. The mobile mammography will be coming to Whitley County Thursday, August 2 at USSI, 4578 E. Park 30 Dr., Columbia City. Call 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540 for an appointment. Walk-in appointments may be available depending on the schedule.
A 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.
S.Whitley park fundraiser
South Whitley Park will host a fund raiser a called “Picnic In the Park” Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free will donations for food. Tickets can be purchased at the event for kids’ games with 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.
Library book sale
Friends of the Peabody Public Library are having a book sale Thursday, June 28 to Saturday, June 30. The sale will be held in the downstairs portion of the library. An assortment of books will be available from mysteries, historical stories as well as cookbooks. Other items for sale will include videos, CD’s and children’s books. The sale will help support the library. The sale will be open to members only on June 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. and then open to the public from 6 to 8. On June 29-30, the sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Class of 1972 reunion
The Whitko Class of 1972 will be holding their 40th class reunion August 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.
“How To Beat a Bad Hair Day,” presented by reVision Women’s Ministry, is a free workshop open to all women, Saturday, July 14 at 10 to 11:30 a.m.
This workshop will teach practical tools in emotional, time and physical management. The workshop is free, but a free will donation is encouraged. Refreshments will be served. Childcare will not be provided. The event will be 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 .
Columbia City High School, class of 1987, will hold its reunion Saturday, July 21. Social & cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. and an outdoor cookout will be at 6 p.m. as well as door prizes, 50/50 drawing, and corn hole. The reunion will be at Port Side Pizza (Tri-Lakes), 5310 N Old 102, Columbia City. The cost is $20 per person or $30 per couple. Mail reservations and money to Angie at 1138 S. Wolf Rd., Columbia City, IN 46725 by July 1st. An additional $5 per person is due after July 1 or at the door. The class Facebook page is Columbia City Joint High School Class of 1987. For more information contact Angie at 229-0170 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Whitley County Health Department will be having walk-in clinics today as well as Thursday, June 28 and again on July 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for school shots. For more information call the immunization clinic at 244-2310.
The Whitko High School,class of 1977, will host its class reunion on Saturday, July 28 at 6 p.m. at Messmore’s Barn in Warsaw. Messmore’s Barn is located on the corner of 225 East and 75 North. This will be a casual gathering with Doyle Hull’s band, “Timeline,” playing. Friday, July 27 there will be a pre-reunion get together at the Green Parrot in South Whitley at 8 p.m. There will be a golf outing on Saturday, July 28. Contact Kerry Bailey at email@example.com  for more information.
Also, some classmates are still trying to be located. They are Vic Bechtold, Bill Bergin, Marsha (Boyer) Smith, Everett Brown, Jo Ella Brumbaugh, John Burton, Kathy (Chandler) Parsons, Norman Coffman, Gary Cotton, Carla Couch, Vickie (Kennedy) Langohr, Bob Keplinger, Mike Patrick, Rockie Peconga, Rick Reid, Linda Ridener, Joe Rose, Kristina (Rusher) Reel, Dave Scott, Pat Sibert, Tennley (Williamson) Walters and Sandra (Woodward) Parrott. Contact Mary Miner Robinson with information on how to contact any of these classmates. To R.S.V.P. for the reunion, contact Mary Miner Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org  or on Facebook at Whitko Class of 1977 Reunion.
The Columbia City Parks and Recreation Department will present a fireworks display at Morsches Park on July 3 at dusk. Contact the park office at 248-5180 for more information.
Sunday, 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. Planning sessions are underway for GEMS (Girls Embracing Maximum Safety) and “MAN UP!”.
According to Sherry Sausaman, WCDVTF president, last year about 75 young women attend GEMS and this year the group is including an opportunity for young men called “MAN UP!.” 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.
Patsy Cline concert
“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” is the story of Patsy Cline’s career intertwined with dozens of her greatest hits. The concert features a live band. This event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 15 to Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at The Old Train Depot, 115 E. Market St, Pierceton Ind.
Tickets for the show are $35 and include a meal.To make a reservation or for more information call 574-594-2090 or visit www.bestschotzproductions.com .