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, Aug. 2 at USSI, 4578 E. Park 30 Dr., Columbia City. For an appointment call 1-800-727-8439, ext. 26540. 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.
The 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.
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 Sunday. 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 email@example.com .
The Whitley County Health Department will be having a walk-in clinic on Thursday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for school shots. For more information call the immunization clinic at 244-2310.
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 attended 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 .
The Claypool United Methodist Church welcomes everyone to a tenderloin community dinner Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. The proceeds will go toward to the church and its missions.The cost is $7 for ages 13 and older, $3.50 for ages seven to 12 and children under six are free.
The Noble Township Fire Department will host a pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. The breakfast will be held at 3199 S. Ind. 109, east of Wolf Lake. A free will donation is asked.
The 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, Aug. 4. Event ogranizers 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 Summer
Peabody 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. The library’s Teen Idol concert will be held on Saturday. Taylor Duncan, Teen Idol winner, and Louisa Bingham, second runner-up, will be performing. The Stardust Dance Band will perform on Saturday, July 21. The band now has a vocalist. Stardance plays swing, big band and forties/fifties music. Kenny Taylor will perform Saturday, Aug. 4. Kenny 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.
5k race and walk
Witnessing Our Lord’s Forgiveness will be having a 5k race and walk Saturday, Aug. 4 in Wolf Lake. The race will begin at 8 a.m. with registration between 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. Registration is currently taking place and will last until Tuesday, July 31. The cost is $15 per person and includes a T-shirt or $10 per person without a T-shirt.
To register for the race, contact Bryan Gill at 348-8205, mail in a registration form or visit www.hotonion5k.wordpress.com .
“Who’s Bad” will be playing a live concert at the Three Rivers Festival on Wednesday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m. in Fort Wayne.
Ice cream social
St. Matthew’s Church will host an ice cream social Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be nine flavors of ice cream as well as sandwiches, pie, cake and drinks. A freewill donation is encouraged.
The Salvation Army of Whitley County is inviting the community to a healthy event on Saturday. Zumbathon for A Sole Purpose will be from 1 to 3p.m. at The First Church of God Gymnasium area. For a $5 fee participants can get a workout with four different instructors and a DJ while helping to raise money for new school shoes and backpacks for local children in need. Participants can also purchase tickets for door prizes provided by Exotic Nails and Hair, Arby’s, Pizza Hut, Color Me Tan, Auto Zone, Kernal Coladas, Culligans and Memory Lane Antiques and Gifts. For more information contact Pat Mossburg at 248-1711.
There are less than three weeks left to register for Super Soccer Camp at Tri Lakes Baptist Church to be held July 23-27. The cost is $30 per child. The camp is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with a closing program on Friday evening. For more information, contact Kathy at 244-7113 or Paula at 244-4917.
The Whitley County Council on Aging and Aged, Inc. is sponsoring the following activities for seniors in the community: Monday, North Ridge Bingo at noon; Wednesday, blood pressure at 10:30 a.m., corporation lunch at 11:30 a.m. featuring Sonny Meyers and haircuts at 1 p.m.; Thursday, July 12, Humana Bingo at noon; Monday, July 16, board meeting at 9 a.m. and Oaks Bingo at noon. For more information, contact Debra Darr, at 248-8944.