• The Center for Whitley County Youth will host its annual Cook-Off event at First Church of God at 6 p.m. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for The Center.
• Chris Garau will host an informative session for autism advocacy at Peabody Public Library at 5:30 p.m.
• The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce will host its GROW Network meeting at South Whitley’s library from 8-9 a.m.
• The Turtle Days Association will host the 8th annual Tom Fletcher Memorial Texas Hold ’Em tournament at the American Legion. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the tournament starts at 2 p.m. sharp. The cost is $25 with a payout for the top five. Pizza will be served and drinks may be purchased. Proceeds go to the Tom Fletcher Scholarship, which is awarded to a Churubusco student.
• The Whitley County Extension Homemakers will host their annual spring garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Setup is Friday from 3-7 p.m. Space rental is $20 each. The event will be held at the Whitley County 4-H Center on Squawbuck Road. For more information, call Barb Overdeer at 244-5210.
• Peabody Public Library will host its annual Battle of the Books event for elementary, middle and high school students, starting at 9:30 a.m.
• The Tacketts and their band, “Powell Creek Junction,” from Defiance, Ohio, will be performing at Sugar Grove Church of God in Churubusco at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. The husband and wife and their seven-member band perform Christian country and Southern gospel music. The public is invited to attend and a freewill offering will be taken. The church is located at 5019 E. C.R. 500S in Noble County.
• Columbia City’s Common Council will meet for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
• Churubusco’s Lions Club will host its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Brevin’s.
• Author Margaret Hobson will visit the South Whitley library to talk about her series of books featuring Indiana’s 44th Regiment, which includes soldiers from Whitley County. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
• The Whitley County Extension Homemakers will host its Spring Fling at the Whitley County 4-H Center at 1 p.m. The cost is $2 and the program will discuss quilts. Reservations are due by April 18.
• The Whitley County Country Quilters will hold their regular meeting at 6 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Columbia City. The meeting begins with refreshments at 6 p.m. Quilters also meet at 4 p.m. to socialize, work on projects or receive assistance with any quilting questions.
• The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center will host its Thanks A Bunch Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at By: Belle Haven in South Whitley. The event is held to celebrate administrative assistance, support staff, volunteers and others who help businesses reach success. The cost is $20. RSVP to the Chamber by April 14 at noon via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-8131.
• South Whitley library will host euchre for those aged 55 and older at 1 p.m.
• A basket class taught by Marjorie Kennedy Babbitt will be hosted at South Whitley’s library at 6 p.m.
• Churubusco’s Main Street will host its annual pork chop fundraiser 4-7 p.m. at the Boy Scout Building. The $10 meal includes a 1-inch-thick pork chop, green beans, potato salad, cookies and a drink
• The South Whitley Annual Garage Sales will be held Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30.
• Trinity Presbyterian Church will host a craft show and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 30 vendors will be present.
• The Albion Chamber of Commerce will host the annual townwide yard sales.
• A garage sale at Asbury United Methodist Church, 605 E. Main St., Albion, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Saturday will be $1 bag day. Lunch will be served Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are many estate items to sell.
• The Downed Veterans Ride and Dinner hosted by the Churubusco American Legion will include a ride, meal and music by an area radio station. The ride is $5 per person and begins at 11 a.m. Those driving cars are welcome to participate. The dinner is a taco bar and cost $5, from 3-6 p.m. For more information, call Daryl Kizer at 693-1732 or Doug Cope at 897-3893. The Legion is also hosting a $600 raffle and will draw the winner that day.
• The Whitley County Council on Aging will host its annual all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast 6:30-10 a.m. at the Woodlands Center, 710 Opportunity Drive, Columbia City. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. Whitley County Transit will provide transportation for seniors in need from 8-10 a.m. Those wishing to schedule transportation should do so by noon May 3.
An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will be held at Green Township Community Center from 6-10 a.m. The breakfast is provided for a freewill donation — proceeds benefit the community center, located west of County Road 300 East on County Road 300 South in Noble County, near Churubusco.
• Livestock identification forms for Whitley County 4-H are due online.
• The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce will host a Whitley County Education Forum. Details to come.
• 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.
• The 2017 Master Gardeners Garden Walk will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature gardens from the Churubusco/Smith Township area. There are seven gardens on the tour.
• The Whitley County 4-H Fair will be held at the Whitley County Fairgrounds in Columbia City.
• 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.
• 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.