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Community Calendar

March 8

• A vendor meeting for the Whitley County Farmers Market will be held at 6 p.m. at Smith & Sons Carriage House in downtown Columbia City. Coordinators are also seeking entertainment for the Saturday morning market. Call 610-6002 for more information.

• The Woodlands Senior Center will host a free fashion show at the facility, located at 710 Opportunity Drive, Columbia City, at noon. The show will feature LuLaRoe clothing, Snappy Snaps Jewelry and shoes from Shoe Sensation. Reservations are required for the $3 Salisbury steak lunch.

March 9

• Passages Inc. will host its annual art exhibit and silent auction from 5-7 p.m. at the Eagle Glen Event Center in Columbia City. There will be a variety of work from the organization’s Creative Arts Program. The event is free and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Proceeds will support the art program and Passages’ artists.

March 11

• The Whitley County EXPO, hosted by the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Indian Springs Middle School. Last year, more than 2,500 people attended the event, which showcases local businesses.

March 17

• Passages Performing Arts Program will present “Spotlight Avenue: Dreams Aren’t Just for Sleeping,” at 7 p.m. at Peabody Public Library. Admission is free, but a freewill donation will be accepted. The group will perform again March 18 at 2 p.m. at the library.

March 18

• Whitley County’s Historical Society will host its annual dinner at noon at the Whitley County Agricultural Museum, 680 W. Squawbuck Road, Columbia City. The event begins with a silent auction at 11 a.m., which will include artwork of local historical builsings and places, along with animals and scenes painted by Jeanette Brown. There will be a guest speaker, author Al Zacher, and a meal will be catered by Jill Daniel Catering. Call the history museum for reservations, 244-6372.

March 21

Churubusco’s 24th annual Rotary Auction will be held at Churubusco High School’s cafeteria, with a buffet starting at 5:45 p.m. and the auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. Money raised goes toward scholarships for high school seniors, as well as community programs. Those with questions should call Chuck Jones at 609-1895.

March 24

• The Churubusco Youth Foundation will host a fish fry fundraiser for new playground equipment at Churubusco’s Town Park. The meal is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Churubusco’s American Legion, 115 S. Main St. The cost of a fish dinner is $8.50 which includes fish, french fries and applesauce. A fish basket is $5.50 for a fish sandwich, fries and applesauce. A fish sandwich alone is $3.50.

May 24-25

• Registration for Churubusco Elementary School will be held May 24 and 25 at the school. Those wishing to register their children should call 693-2188 to schedule an appointment, and a registration packet will be mailed. Churubusco Elementary School accepts transfer students.

By appointment

• The food pantry at Churubusco United Methodist Church is open Tuesday through Friday by appointment. Call 693-2154 to schedule or for assistance.

• Martha’s House is available for individuals in need of clothing (infant-adult), household items, toys and small furniture. Free of charge. Call Sugar Grove Church of God, 693-1718, to make an appointment.

Ongoing

• Food giveaway every Tuesday in cooperation with Community Harvest Food Bank from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Churubusco United Methodist Church, 750 N. Main St. Free fruits, vegetables, milk, bread and more.

• The St. John Bosco Catholic Church food pantry is open from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and serves Churubusco residents and those within an eight-mile radius.

• Aluminum can drive sponsored by the Churubusco Youth Football League.

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