Community Calendar

 

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Ongoing

• New Beginning’s Recovery, New Beginnings Family Fellowship, every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 7-8 p.m., 760 N. U.S. 35, Winamac.

• Angel Tree fundraiser, PMH Auxiliary, honor or memorialize a friend/family member.  Cost is $5 per name and will be placed on the tree in the hospital lobby the month of December, PMH front lobby, 616 E 13th st., Winamac

• Boy Scout Troop 229 is holding its 12th annual Coat Drive until December 15th. Drop boxes are located at Sander’s IGA and Sun & Suds Laundromat, and will be distributed through Pulaski County Human Services.

Friday, December 2

• Olson Auctions December Consignment Auction begins. View and Bid at olsonauctions.hibid.com, Call Nate @574-242-1262 with questions.

• Inspection Day, 9 a.m-2 p.m., Olson Auctions December Consignment Auction, View items at 259 S. 700 W., Winamac. Bid at olsonauctions.hibid.com, Call Nate @574-242-1262 with questions.

• Item Pickup, November Online Hibid Auction, Olson Auctions, 1-5 p.m. Tractors, farm eq., vehicles, antiques, etc. View terms, view and bid on items at olsonauctions.hibid.com. Preview and pickup location: 259 S. 700 W., Winamac.

Post Benefit Fish Fry, VFW Post 1728, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Open Bowling, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, 3-10 p.m., 1988 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester.

• Electric Parade, 7 p.m., Winter Wonderland in Downtown Winamac, Sponsored by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.

• Miller’s 100 Year Anniversary Celebration, at Miller’s in Downtown Winamac, immediately after the Electric Parade.

• Winter Wonderland event in downtown Winamac sponsored by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. Vendors, Coat Drive, Gingerbread contest at Tippy’s, Stories with Mrs. Claus, and More! Contact the Chamber of Commerce @ 574-225-0549 for more info.

Saturday, December 3

Free Temporary Tattoos for Kids! 8-11 a.m., at INKsignia Tattoo Studio, part of the Winter Wonderland event sponsored by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. Free-will donations accepted benefiting the Chamber. 113 N. Market St., Winamac.

• Olson Auctions, Real Estate Auction, 10am (Eastern). 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath ranch style home. Bid on site, property location: 701 N US 35, Winamac.

Open Bowling, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, 2-10 p.m., 1988 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, Rock City starts at 10:30 p.m.

• Soup and Salad Bar, VFW Post 1728, 4:30-7 p.m. Enjoy either stuffed pepper soup or chili! 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

• Ugly Sweater Party + Karaoke! 7 p.m., Tippy’s in Downtown Winamac, Winter Wonderland Event, sponsored by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.

• Winter Wonderland event in downtown Winamac sponsored by the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. Vendors, Coat Drive, Gingerbread contest at Tippy’s, Stories with Mrs. Claus, and More! Contact the Chamber of Commerce @ 574-225-0549 for more info.

Sunday, December 4

Open Bowling, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, 3-8 p.m., 1988 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester.

Monday, December 5

• Zak’s Tech Time, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 10 a.m. - noon, 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

“The Bartender Drink Special,” VFW Post 1728, from 3 p.m. on, 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Tuesday, December 6

Open Bowling, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, noon-4 p.m., 1988 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester.

• “The Martini Specials with good friends,” VFW Post 1728, from 3 p.m. on, 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

• Teen’s Art Club, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 4 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Teens N Tweens, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 4 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.  

Wednesday, December 7

• Coffee and Tea Time, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 10:30 a.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

• Recycled Grocery Bag Mat Craft, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 11 a.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Open Bowling, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, 3-8:30 p.m., $10/game including shoes, 1988 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester.

• Lego Club, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 4 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna. 

Broasted Wings & Wedges, 4:30-7 p.m., VFW Post 1728, 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Thursday, December 8

• Olson Auctions December Consignment Auction Ends. View and Bid at olsonauctions.hibid.com, Call Nate @574-242-1262 with questions.

$2.00 Domestic Beer, VFW Post 1728, 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

• Game On, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 4 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

• After Hours Chat with Pulaski County CDC Executive Director Nathan P. Origer. 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Grappa Room. Here’s your chance to be heard! 200 N. Monticello St., Winamac.

Friday, December 9

• Buyer Pickup, Olson Auctions December Consignment Auction, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Call Nate @574-242-1262 with questions, 259 S. 700 W., Winamac.

Open Bowling, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, 3-10 p.m., 1988 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester.

Saturday, December 10

• Buyer Pickup, Olson Auctions December Consignment Auction, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Call Nate @574-242-1262 with questions, 259 S. 700 W., Winamac.

Open Bowling, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, 2-10 p.m., 1988 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, Rock City starts at 10:30 p.m.

• 2nd Saturday Coloring Circle, Kewanna Union Township  Public Library, 11 a.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Sunday, December 11

Open Bowling, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, 3-8 p.m., 1988 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester.

Monday, December 12

• Purdue Extension Parent & Child Nutrition Program, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 10:30 a.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Tuesday, December 13 

Teens N Tweens, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 4 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna. 

Wednesday, December 14 

• Coffee and Tea Time, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 10:30 a.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

• Soil and Water Conservation “Monarch Butterflies,” Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 11 a.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna. 

• Adult Book Club, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 2 p.m. or all month on Facebook, 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Thursday, December 15 

• Purdue Extension CATCH Kids Club, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Friday, December 16

• Truck and Trailer Absolute Auction, Don Smock Auction Company, 10 a.m., Live or online at proxibid.com/dsa. Selling for Ralston Trucking, INC. 651 Axe Ave., Valparaiso.

Saturday, December 17

Bread of Life Food Pantry, Star City United Methodist Church, 10-11 a.m., 2324 E. Main St., Star City.

• Santa Claus Event, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 10:30 a.m. - noon, 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Open Bowling, Country Lanes Bowling Alley, 2-10 p.m., 1988 N. Old U.S. 31, Rochester, Rock City starts at 10:30 p.m. 

Monday, December 19

First Day of Hanukkah

• Library Board Meeting, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 6 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Tuesday, December 20 

Teens N Tweens, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 4 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna. 

Wednesday, December 21

Winter Begins

• Purdue Extension “Spice Up Your Life,” Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 11 a.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

• Home schoolers at the Library “Water Cycle,” Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 2 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Thursday, December 22 

• Christmas Bingo hosted by Teens & Tweens, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Saturday, December 24

Christmas Eve

• Kewanna Union Township Public Library closed for Christmas

Sunday, December 25

Christmas Day

• Kewanna Union Township Public Library closed for Christmas

Monday, December 26

Kwanzaa

• Kewanna Union Township Public Library closed for Christmas

Wednesday, December 28 

• Back to the Past: “Our Kewanna,” Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 11 a.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Thursday, December 29 

• Makerspace, Kewanna Union Township Public Library, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., 210 E. Main St., Kewanna.

Saturday, December 31

New Year’s Eve

• Kewanna Union Township Public Library closed for New Year’s

Sunday, January 1

New Year’s Day

• Kewanna Union Township Public Library closed for New Year’s

Monday, January 2

• Kewanna Union Township Public Library closed for New Year’s

Friday, January 6

Clip and Save Benefit Fish Fry, VFW Post 1728, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Sunday, January 15

Farm Toy Show, Northern Indiana Power from the Past, Winamac Town Park, www.winamacpowershow.com.

Monday, January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday, January 20

Clip and Save Benefit Fish Fry, VFW Post 1728, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Friday, February 3

Clip and Save Benefit Fish Fry, VFW Post 1728, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Friday, February 17

Clip and Save Benefit Fish Fry, VFW Post 1728, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Monday, February 20

President’s Day

Wednesday, February 22

Ash Wednesday

Friday, March 3

Clip and Save Benefit Fish Fry, VFW Post 1728, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Monday, March 12

Daylight Saving Time

Friday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

Clip and Save Benefit Fish Fry, VFW Post 1728, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Friday, April 7

Good Friday

Clip and Save Benefit Fish Fry, VFW Post 1728, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 1066 S. U.S. 35, Winamac.

Local Food Pantries

Pulaski County Human Services Food Pantry hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by curbside pickup. Call 574-946-6500 to schedule pickup or come to 115 W. Pearl St., Winamac, and ring the bell.

Winamac Nazarene Church Neighbor to Neighbor Compassionate Ministries food pantry is open, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday, at 514 E. 13th St., Winamac, west of the PMH ER entrance. Bring a box or laundry basket, wear a mask and wait in your vehicle. Call 574-946-7637.

Star City United Methodist Church hosts the Bread of Life Food Pantry every third Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. Only Pulaski County residents are eligible. Please provide your own boxes and baskets for the items.

Volunteer Opportunities

VFW Post 1728: Would you like to serve the Veterans that served you? Volunteer as your schedule allows! Let us know when you would like to volunteer. We would appreciate the help. 

The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers to serve on the fire department. Applications can be picked up at the Winamac Town Hall, Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 120 W. Main St., Winamac.

Monthly Meetings

REACT meetings are held the first Monday of the month at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital boardroom at 7 p.m.

North Central Indiana Quail Forever meets the first Tuesday of each month at Poblanos in Winamac from 7-8 p.m.

The Friends of Tippecanoe River State Park group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the state park.

Monterey Town Council meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., at 7033 N. Walnut St., Monterey.

The Pulaski County Soil and Water Conservation District meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m. in the break room of the USDA Service Center.

The Pulaski County Drug Free Council meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m., at Bethel Bible Church, 6968 W. SR 14, Winamac. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pulaskidrugfree.

The Pulaski County Library hosts a book club on the second Friday of each month at 2:30. To sign up, call the library at 574-946-3432.

What’s going on at the Pulaski County Public Library?

What does Medicare cover? How much can I expect to pay? When and where should I apply? What if I’m still working? Get answers to all these questions and more at Medicare 101. This session will be held at the library on Tuesday, November 15th at 4:45 p.m. Early sign-up is encouraged; call the library to reserve your spot.

Kids can build whatever they can imagine using Legos at Lego Builders on Mondays from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Come in for Story Time and activities for toddlers on Toddler Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. If you can’t make it in the morning, Afternoon Story Time is held on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Each week on Wednesday at 10 a.m., the library hosts an informal Coffee & Conversation gathering in the café/lounge. Coffee from Chiro Coffee is provided, and participants are welcome to bring their own drinks as well. All are welcome.

The library’s collection of board games for all ages is available on Wednesdays after school.

On Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m., Duplo bricks and larger blocks are available for toddlers to play with at Toddler Legos. Tunnels are also set out in the children’s area for toddlers to crawl through.

Drop-In Kids’ Crafts are available all day on Fridays.  Crafts will be available while supplies last; any extra craft kits will be available the following week.

•  Book Club is held on the second Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. The book up for discussion in October is The Death of Jane Lawrence by Caitlin Starling. The library’s virtual Book Clubs take place over Zoom. To sign up, call the library at 574-946-3432.

Board Games for all ages are available all day on Fridays!

The library is excited to announce its newest digital service, Kanopy. Kanopy is a new library service that allows you to stream movies and TV shows with your library card. The collection contains over 30,000 titles that inspire, entertain, and enrich. Visit the library website to learn more and get started.

Register your child to receive one free book a month from birth to their fifth birthday from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library by signing up online at www.imaginationlibrary.com. Call the Pulaski County Public Library at 574-946-3432 with any questions. Want to help support at a local level? Mail your donation check to Arrowhead RC&D, PO Box 196, Winamac, IN 46996.

What’s going on at the Kewanna Union Township Public Library? 

Read Down Your Fines! Start the New Year with no library fines! Kewanna Union Township Public Library will be offering a fine forgiveness program “Read Down Your Fines” to patrons 18 and under. Readers may sign-up to participate in “Read Down Your Fines” beginning September 1. Readers with fines accumulated at Kewanna Union Township Public Library will be eligible to participate. The reader and their parent will be asked to sign a reading contract. The reader must receive approval at the library in order to participate. All books that will be used as credit for this program are to be checked out or read in the library by December 30. Stop in at the library to sign up soon!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card. Throughout the school year, public librarians and library staff will assist parents and caregivers with saving hundreds of dollars on educational resources and services for students. From free access to STEAM programs and activities, educational apps, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost-effective back-to-school supplies available. Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and philanthropist Idina Menzel and her sister, author and educator Cara Mentzel, have been named honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-Up Month. This September, Idina and Cara will join the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to sing the praises of a library card. Also in September, the sisters’ debut picture book, Loud Mouse, about a little mouse named Dee who loves to sing very loudly, will be released by Disney Hyperion. As honorary chairs, Idina and Cara will remind everyone that one of the best places to find your voice is at the library. During Library Card Sign-Up Month, they want you to explore all the library has to offer, like new children’s books, access to technology, and educational programming. “It’s a little card that goes a loud way. Let your imagination sing at the library,” says Idina. Cara adds, “The library is where your imagination sings. Get your library card and ‘check it out’ today.”

2022 Kewanna Fall Festival Events: Kewanna Union Township Public Library has planned several special events on Saturday, Sept. 24 in conjunction with the Kewanna Fall Festival. These events include a Free Book Give Away, Meet and Greet Fulton County Nonprofits, Patron Appreciation Booth, and Story Time on the Lawn. Kewanna Union Township Public Library will be hosting a Free Book Give Away on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and select books of their choice from our free give away collection. We have books for all ages. Stop in and pick out a bagful! The library will also be hosting a Meet and Greet Fulton County Nonprofits in our Performing Arts Room. The meet and greet will be held from 9 a.m.-1p.m. for community members to learn more about local service organizations and to find out what they have to offer. Be sure to visit the library for this special opportunity! Kewanna Union Township Public Library will be having a Patron Appreciation Booth on Saturday, Sept. 24 during the Kewanna Fall Festival. Treats and give aways will be available 10 a.m.-1p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop in as we show appreciation to our library patrons! Story Time on the Lawn will be held at noon on Sept. 24. Children of all ages are welcome to relax in front of the library and listen to a variety of popular children’s books. The library will also be having a Kewanna Fall Festival Coloring Contest. Pick up an entry from the library. Contest entries are due by September 17th.

Coffee and Tea Time is held at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning. Plan to attend our Coffee and Tea Time enjoying time with your neighbors and friends and then stay for Back to the Past “Our Kewanna”.

Back to the Past: “Our Kewanna” Local historian, Bob Clyde, will continue his discussion of the history of Kewanna. Back to the Past: “Our Kewanna” will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m

Medicare 101 - Area 5 will be presenting a program Virtual “Medicare 101” on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m., in Kewanna-Union Township Public Library.  Join us to learn about all the new updates that will be a part of Medicare in 2023.

Savings & Retirement - Lake City Bank Associates, Penny Ramsey and Justin Taylor, will be presenting a program called “Savings & Retirement” on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. in Kewanna Union Township Public Library. They will share information about saving money for expenses, emergencies, goals, and retirement. Everyone is welcome to attend this very informative program!

Homeschoolers at the Library “The Rain Forest” - Our Homeschoolers at the Library program is back & it’s all about science! We will be learning about “The Rain Forest “on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. in Kewanna Union Township Public Library.   

Coffee and Tea Time is held at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday morning.  Plan to attend our Coffee and Tea Time enjoying time with your neighbors and friends and then stay for Back to the Past “Our Kewanna.”

Back to the Past “Our Kewanna” - Local historian, Bob Clyde, will continue his discussion of the history of Kewanna in Kewanna Union Township Public Library.   Back to the Past: “Our Kewanna” will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m.

Monster Bash Halloween Party - Our Teenz and Tweenz Club will be hosting a Monster Bash Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4-5 p.m. at the Kewanna-Union Township Public Library.  The Monster Bash is open to all ages, and everyone is welcome! There will be Halloween themed games, treats, music, and a costume contest. We can’t wait to see your favorite characters!   Dress to spook!

Teens N Tweens every Tuesday at 4 p.m. 

Coffee and Tea Time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Lego Club every Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Kids Night every Thursday at 4 p.m.

Euchre Night every Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m.

Back to the Past is held on the last Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m.

Notices

Pulaski County Human Services and Northwest Indiana Community Action are pleased to announce Meals On Wheels of Northwest Indiana is the new caterer for senior meals at both of the centers. If you are 60 or older, order your meal today, Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Arrowhead Country Public Transit Pulaski County Human Services operates 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 574-946-6500.

Contact Pulaski County Human Services at 574-946-6500 to take part in the Energy Assistance Program. Rent or other assistance applications are available at Pulaski County Human Services.

Retire your flag with honor by bringing it to Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory chapels in Royal Center, Kewanna and Logansport. Your flag will honor a veteran by being draped across them at the time of cremation.

Free pregnancy tests are available at the Health Department. Tests are available for individuals who need an official confirmation for insurance purposes, or for individuals who just need/want a free test. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended by calling 574-946-6080.

Contact the Pulaski County Health Department at 574-946-6080 or email akeller@pulaskicounty.in.gov for information on receiving your free Narcan kit, while supplies last.

Find out if your child qualifies for the high-quality pre-K program On My Way Pre-K by calling 1-800-299-1627 or visiting www.onmywayprek.org.

For more information about Alcoholics Anonymous call 574-242-2262 or 574-946-0389 or for more information about Al-Anon call 574-242-1604 or 574-270-0129.

If you have served active duty in the United States Armed Forces since Dec. 7, 1941, and have been honorably discharged or are still serving, you are eligible for membership in the American Legion. If interested, call 574-242-0836.

Did You Know?

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