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Tuesday•Gardening club -6:30 p.m.All gardening and landscaping enthusiasts are invited to the second meeting of the newly formed South Whitley Area Garden Club Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the South Whitley Community Public Library. Alice Nicodemus will share her tips for best preparing a vegetable garden for a bountiful, healthy, and delicious harvest. The group will also discuss and finish planning some upcoming field trips, including a container planting trip. All are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend. For more information, call Beth Ann Sickafoose at 723-4762 or Darci Kessie at 723-6128. •Preschool roundup Whitley County Consolidated Schools’ Preschool Roundup will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at Mary Raber Elementary School in Columbia City. Parents should call 244-5857 to register or for more information. •TOPS - 10 a.m.Taking Off Pounds Sensibly is a group designed to help foster health and weight loss. The group meets each Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Columbia City at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Jeanne Parish at 691-3904.Thursday, April 10•Radio Club - 6 p.m.The next meeting of the Whitley County Amateur Radio Club will be held Thursday, April 10 at the Peabody Public Library in Columbia City. The meeting will start 6 p.m. in the Lower Level Community Room A and will focus on linear versus switching power supplies. All general meetings are open to the public. Saturday, April 12•GOP breakfast - 8:30 a.m.The Whitley County Republican Party’s next breakfast is Saturday, April 12 and is open to the public. The breakfast will start at 8:30 a.m. and is a candidate forum. The public will have a chance to meet the Republican Primary Candidates and ask questions in the three county wide contested races of District 83 State Representative, County Sheriff and County Prosecutor.The breakfast will be held at Columbia City Church of the Nazarene (Fellowship Hall) for a free will donationReservations are requested by Thursday, April 10 by email at or calling 417-0247.•War vets - 10 a.m.The monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association IN Chapter One will be held April 12 at the Eagles #248, 4940 Bluffton Rd. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served after the meeting. Friends and spouses are welcome to attend.•Health fair - 7 a.m.Parkview Whitley Hospital will present its annual Heartbeats Health Fair Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 7 to 10 a.m. The health fair will take place in the Medical Plaza next to the hospital in Columbia City.•Blood Chemistry 17 – Helps to assess the health of the major organs as well as cardiac risk factors. A 10- to 12-hour fast is recommended, but water is permitted. The cost is $18.•TSH blood test (thyroid) for $20 •PSA blood test (prostate) for $20•Hemogram blood test (anemia/Iron) for $8•Glyco A1C (Heart function / Diabetes) for $20•Vitamin D for $35Other free screenings and healthcare services and information will be provided by the staff of Parkview Whitley hospital. This will include:•Bone density•Height / weight / blood pressure•Skin cancer•Foot exams•Sleep study•Smoking cessation•Diabetes•Healthy eating•Seated massageHeartbeats also will feature Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography coach. For women who have insurance, the Breast Diagnostic Center (BDC) will bill their insurance. If a woman does not have insurance but is able to pay, the BDC offers a reduced rate if payment is made on the day of service. Funding is available for women who do not have insurance or resources to pay. Appointments are preferred, and walk-ins are accepted based on availability. To schedule an appointment, call (800) 727-8429, ext. 26540, or 483-1847. Breakfast items will be available for purchase in the hospital restaurant. For more information about Heartbeats, visit or call 248-9400.