Community Calendar

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Tuesday, Oct. 16

• The Pulaski County Public Library will be hosting “The Great American Read” viewing parties starting at 10:30 a.m. 

Hiring event on behalf of Belstra Group Farms and Interstate Family Farm, 3:30-7 p.m. CDT, 308 15th St. SE, DeMotte. For more information, call 219-987-4343, ext. 179.

• Local beekeepers meeting, 5:30 p.m., at Pulaski County Public Library. All beekeepers welcome.

Wednesday, Oct. 17

• Get into the Halloween spirit by painting pumpkins at the Pulaski County Public Library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin.

• Learn about mindfulness and stress, 11 a.m., at the Kewanna-Union Township Public Library. 

Thursday, Oct. 18

• Marshall County Council on Aging presents the Marshall County Senior Expo 2018, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Plymouth High School, 1 Big Red Dr., Plymouth.

Create a decorative pumpkin using wine corks at the Pulaski County Public Library at 5 p.m. Space is limited so reserve a spot. 

Friday, Oct. 19

Fall cemetery cleanup of McKinley Memorial Gardens. Please have all decorations and anything else you want to save removed before this date.

• Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Old U.S. 31, Rochester, has open bowling, 3-10 p.m.

Fish fry to benefit Pulaski County React, serving 4-7:30 p.m., VFW Post 1728, U.S. 35 S., Winamac.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20

Haunted woods trail, tickets sold 7:30-11 p.m., rain or moonlight, Fulton Co. Museum Grounds, 4 miles north of Rochester.

Saturday, Oct. 20

• Born in a Barn bean blast and customer appreciation day, serving free ham and beans, chili, cornbread and apple cider, 10 a.m., 302 N. Heaton St., Knox. Donations for the local food pantry and winter gloves, hats and personal hygiene products will be accepted.

Prime rib dinner, serving 4-8 p.m., VFW Post 1728, 1066 S. Monticello St., Winamac.

• Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church annual ham and bean supper, 4-7 p.m., Lake Bruce Garage, 991 N. Main St., Lake Bruce.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

• Get into the Halloween spirit by painting pumpkins at the Pulaski County Public Library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin.

• Learn about estate and will planning, 11 a.m., at the Kewanna-Union Township Public Library.  

Free workshop designed to teach fundamental estate planning concepts by Winamac lawyer Tim Murray, 3-5 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 574-946-7819.

Family bingo night, 4 p.m., at the Kewanna-Union Township Public Library.  

Thursday, Oct. 25

• Star City United Methodist Church annual chicken pie and ham loaf supper and country craft bazaar, bazaar opens at 4 p.m., meal served from 5-7 p.m., 2324 E. Main St., Star City.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27

Haunted woods trail, tickets sold 7:30-11 p.m., rain or moonlight, Fulton Co. Museum Grounds, 4 miles north of Rochester.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Yesterday’s Treasures craft show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Fulton County Fairgrounds, Rochester, sponsored by Fulton County Extension Homemakers.

• Pulaski County Republican Women Fall Luncheon, 2 p.m., Cornerstone Event Center, Francesville. Keynote speaker will be Rep. Douglas Gutwein. Call Judy at 574-225-2999 or Pat at 219-204-1473 for reservations.

Halloween party with costume prizes and karaoke, 7 p.m.-midnight, VFW Post 1728, 1066 S. Monticello St., Winamac.

• The WCHS Drama Dept. proudly presents “Parfumerie,” a play in three acts, 7 p.m., WCHS Auditorium.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Safe trick or treat at Hickory Creek, 2-4 p.m., 515 E. 13th St., Winamac. Open to children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Please use front entrance only.

• The WCHS Drama Dept. proudly presents “Parfumerie,” a play in three acts, 2 p.m., WCHS Auditorium.

Notices

Absentee voting (in person) continues through Monday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m.. You may vote at the Pulaski County Justice Center Lobby, 110 E. Meridian St., Winamac, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed from 1-1:30 p.m.) and Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. You may also vote at the Francesville Fire Station, Meeting Room, 122 E. Montgomery St., on Fridays, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed from 1-1:30 p.m.) and Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

• In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pulaski Memorial Hospital will be offering discounted mammograms for the entire month of October. To schedule an appointment, call 574-946-2193.

• The Cancer Support Group of Winamac meets the second Saturday of every month at the Isis Theatre in Winamac. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. The group is free and open to anyone that has been affected by any cancer: current fighter, survivor, caregiver, family, friend. For more information, visit our Facebook page, email csgw46996@gmail.com or call or text 574-946-6966.

• 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.drugfreepulaski.org.

• PMH Senior Care Coffee Hour, second and fourth Wednesdays each month, 10-11 a.m., open to community members age 65 and older, PMH Senior Care Building, 525 E. 13th St.,Winamac.

• The Commitment to Excellence in Partnering workshop, every Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at the Pulaski County Public Library.

• Purdue Extension Pulaski County is offering a variety of classes, including how to learn more with a tablet or iPad, getting started with computers, basic or intermediate Excel, basic or intermediate Word, Publisher, QuickBooks and Spanish. Certificates awarded upon completion. Call 574-946-3412 to register or for more information.

• 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.

Quilts of Valor for Pulaski County is underway. Donations are currently being accepted. Contact Michelle Schmicker at 574-595-0629 for more information.

• Seniors looking for something fun to do? Pulaski County Human Services Inc. has bunco the first Tuesday of each month; bingo the second Thursday; and grocery bingo the last Wednesday. Activities are always from noon-1 p.m. Call 574-946-6500 for more info.

• The Pulaski County Public Library is currently accepting donations for their Centennial Fundraising Campaign. Donate toward the next 100 years at www.cfopc.org or stop by the library at 121 S. Riverside Dr., Winamac.

• Head Start, offering free, quality preschool services at Winamac and West Central for children ages 3 to 5 years whose families financially qualify, fall enrollment is now taking place. Call 574-946-4211 to schedule your appointment.

• If you have the next grand or humble business idea but don’t know where to start, the Pulaski County Community Development Commission’s revolving loan fund may be able to help you. Contact executive director Nathan P. Origer at 574-946-3869 or at nporiger@pulaskionline.org for more information.

• The Pulaski County Health Department is conducting free lead screenings/hemoglobin testing for those students needing it to get into Head Start or anyone else needing to be tested. Please call 574-946-6080 for an appointment or for more information.

• Star City United Methodist Food Pantry is open 10-11 a.m. every third Saturday of the month for those who live in Pulaski County. Proper ID is required.

REACT is looking for new volunteers. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital boardroom at 7 p.m. For more information call Blake Newman at 574-242-0091 or Les Barton at 574-946-7539.

• Medaryville Christian Church offers a free weekly family meal and classes for children in kindergarten through age 12 each Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m.

• The Francesville American Legion Post 228 meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Francesville Fire Station.

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

• The Pulaski Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meets the third Monday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria, except the months of July and December.

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

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

Pulaski County Retired Teachers meet for breakfast the first Thursday of each month at Kostas in Winamac at 8 a.m.

• Pulaski Memorial Hospital’s OB department offers a free breast-feeding drop-in clinic for all mothers every Wednesday. This clinic is an opportunity to get questions answered by a certified lactation consultant or a lactation counselor. The clinic is available, 3:30-6:30 p.m., in the PMH lobby classroom. No appointment is necessary.

• Veterans, servicemen, National Guard or reserve personnel are eligible to join the American Legion Post 71. For information, call 574-946-0049.

• The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is offering a free 911 education program to schools, preschools, churches and other groups to help people of all ages learn when to call 911, what to do when the operator answers, what questions the operator will ask and what people can do to make 911 calls more effective for them. Call the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 574-946-6655 to schedule or for more information.

Ladies Christian Women’s Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Nazarene Church, 516 E. 13th St., Winamac. Everyone is welcome. There is a different program each month. Contact Joyce at 574-946-6271 or Marilyn at 574-946-3041.

• Bethel Bible Church, Winamac, holds a weekly Family Night, featuring dinner, learning and fellowship, 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the church.

• The Life Savior Club for students in grades kindergarten through 6 meets every Thursday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 830 N. Market St., Winamac.

• The Sons of American Legion Post 96 in Medaryville meet the first Sunday of every month at 1 p.m.

• The VFW Post 1728 Auxiliary meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

• The VFW Post 1728 round-table meeting at 7 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month.

• The legionnaires of Medaryville American Legion Post 96 meet at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month.

• The Pulaski County Human Services Inc. Board meets the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at 115 W. Pearl St. in Winamac.

Pulaski County ABATE meets the second Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Winamac Eagles. Call 574-225-2068 for more information.

• The Visually Impaired People, or VIP, group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the Von Tobel Community Center, 115 W. Pearl St., Winamac.

• 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.

• 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.

Good Samaritan Store, 519 W. Madison St., Winamac, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

What’s going on at the PCPL?

• Stop in or visit to happen what’s happening this month during the Third Saturday Kid’s Program.

• Knitters, crocheters or cross-stitchers are welcome to bring their project and meet with other local stitchers in the stitch club at 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. 

• Join other Magic: The Gathering League players every Monday at 4 p.m. 

Yoga at the Library will be held the second and fourth Saturdays at 10 a.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Limited yoga mats available.

Lego League every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Kids of all ages can come and exercise their imagination as they build with Legos. 

• Those who need assistance in local history research can ask the historian on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 1 p.m. 

• Kids and families can stop by the library at any time on Saturdays for something fun during Drop-in Saturdays

• Join kids, youth and parents from the area as they play an exciting card game based on Pokémon! The league meets each Wednesday at 4 p.m. No experience is necessary, but come prepared to have a good time.

Toddler Legos on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and is for the youngest library patrons. 

Third Thursday programs at the West Side Center in Medaryville each month. Children are invited to the program at 5:15 p.m., followed by a program for adults at 7 p.m.

Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines or music to a Nook, Kindle, iPad or other device. For more information call the library at 574-946-3432.

• The Pulaski County Public Library is now circulating Nooks. Visit the Winamac branch today to check out an eReader.

• Do you love music? Download five free music downloads weekly from the library website, www.pulaskicounty.lib.in.us, through Freegal, that provides access to more than 10,000 music labels from 65 different countries and includes more than 3 million songs from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

• If looking for a particular book and the library does not have it, ask about the interlibrary loan service. For more information call the library at 574-946-3432.

Family Movie Night is every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Movies are appropriate for all ages of youth.

Interactive video games are available every Friday. Xbox and Wii gaming systems are available for multiplayer video games that encourage social interaction. Children must have a completed permission form on file. For more information, please call the library at 574-946-3432.

• Do you enjoy board games such as Monopoly, Checkers, or Candy Land? If so, we hope to see you at game night! It is held every Monday at 4 p.m.

• The Pulaski County Public Library Teen Activity Board is where teens gather to offer suggestions and help to make PCPL a fun and exciting place for their peers. They also brainstorm ideas for upcoming events and programs. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m.

Genealogy help on Mondays 4-6 p.m. If a person is interested in their family history but are not sure where to start, this is the time and place to find out. For more information call the library at 574-946-3432.

• The second Friday of every month the PCPL in Winamac has a book club that meets at 2:30 p.m. For more information call the library at 574-946-3432.

• The Pulaski County Public Library has tutor rooms available for small group meetings, tutoring or quiet studying. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

Computer tech time is on the first and last Monday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon. 

• Library board meeting on the last Monday of each month at 6 p.m.

Lego club meets every Tuesday and Friday from 4-5 p.m.

GED (TASC) study table Thursdays from 2-3 p.m.

Adult book club at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. 

Teens in Town (TNT) meeting Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Coffee group Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Game On on the first Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m.

• Make-it take-it craft on the third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. 

Family Game Night last Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m.

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

Puzzles R Fun every Thursday from 5-6 p.m.

Second Saturday Coloring Circle at 1 p.m. 

Game day Saturdays from noon-3 p.m. 

Story time the last Saturday of the month beginning at 1 p.m.

Pulaski County Journal

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