Friday, Feb. 27
• Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Rochester, has open bowling from 3-11 p.m.
• Why do animals change color in winter? Find out at this kids’ program sponsored by Friends of Tippecanoe River State Park, 4 p.m., at the Pulaski County Public Library Medaryville branch.
Saturday., Feb. 28
• Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Rochester, has open bowling from 2:30-10 p.m. and rock city every Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1
• Star City Lions Club all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage and biscuits and gravy breakfast, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Star City Community Building.
• Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Rochester, has open bowling from 1-6 p.m.
• Canines, Felines & Wine, an event featuring wine tasting and live auction, 4-7 p.m., Moss Creek Golf Course Clubhouse. All proceeds benefit Pulaski Animal Center.
Tuesday, March 3
• The fifth annual Pulaski County Economic Development Summit, 7 p.m., Cornerstone Event Center, Francesville, featuring keynote speaker Geoff Schomacker, of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. This free event includes a catered meal. Please RSVP by noon on Friday, Feb. 27 by calling 574-946-3869.
Friday, March 6
• VFW Post 1728 fish fry, 4-7:30 p.m., U.S. 35, Winamac.
Tuesday, March 10
• Friends of Tippecanoe River State Park monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., Tippecanoe River State Park Office.
Wednesday, March 18
• Pulaski County Retired Teachers will meet at Cornerstone Event Center in Francesville at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to Cathe or Loretta by Friday, March 13.
Thursday, March 19
• Real estate auction of 60+/- acres in Section 34, Harrison Twp., Pulaski County, 7 p.m., by Olson Auctions Inc., at the Star City Community Building.
• Pulaski Memorial Hospital’s OB department offers breast-feeding classes for mothers. A board-certified lactation consultant and a lactation counselor are on staff to teach the classes that are available for moms after the baby is born and when they arrive home. Classes are 7-9 p.m. There is a fee for the classes. For more information call the hospital at 574-946-2113.
Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27
• Spring Break for both West Central and Eastern Pulaski school corporations.
Monday, March 30
• Auction of 118+/- acres of farmland in Van Buren Twp. by Halderman Real Estate Services, 6:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Council 1561, Winamac.
• Pulaski Memorial Hospital offers a five-week prenatal course for expecting families. The course offers education and assistance in experiencing a positive labor and delivery tailored to individual birth plans. Courses are April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, and are held at the hospital, 7-9 p.m. There is a fee for the sessions. To register, call 574-946-2113.
Friday, April 3
• Good Friday: No school for Eastern Pulaski or West Central school corporations today.
Sunday, April 5
Saturday, April 11
• The Pulaski Animal Center begins accepting donations for their “great crap sale.” Please do not bring console TVs, sofa beds, tires, encyclopedias or mattresses and box springs.
Saturday, April 18
• Pulaski Memorial Hospital is offering a Sibling Preparation Class, 9-10:30 a.m., that prepares brothers and sisters between the ages of 3 and 10 for the arrival of their new sibling. An adult must accompany the child. There is no fee for families who are delivering at PMH. To register, call 574-946-2113.
Saturday, April 25
• Pulaski Animal Center “great crap sale,” Pulaski County 4-H Fairgrounds in the Winamac Town Park. All proceeds benefit the animal center.
• Northwest Indiana A$$et Building Campaign provides IRS-trained and certified community volunteers to give free assistance to taxpayers whose household income is less than $53,000. They prepare and file your federal and state income tax returns at no cost to you. Call Pulaski County Human Services, 574-946-6500, to make an appointment.
• Monterey Town Council meetings will be held the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 7033 N. Walnut St., Monterey.
• Winamac Athletic Boosters meet the first Wednesday of every month in the Winamac Community High School Distance Learning Lab at 7 p.m. There is no fee to join.
• Pulaski County Retired Teachers meet for breakfast the first Thursday of each month at Kosta’s in Winamac at 8 a.m.
• Through October of 2015, contact Pulaski Animal Center at 574-946-0265 to receive a $50 certificate good at Davis Veterinary Service for spay, neuter or microchip service as part of “Operation FIX.” Only ten certificates will be released per month. Limit two per household.
• Fellowship Baptist Church, Winamac, invites women of the community to join in their Bible study series “Listen and Learn,” Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church.
• Bethel Bible Church, Winamac, holds a weekly Family Night, featuring dinner, learning and fellowship, 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the church.
• Hickory Creek at Winamac is collecting pop tabs to support Shriners Hospitals for Children. Call 574-946-6143 to see how you or your organization can get involved.
• The Knights of Columbus, located on CR 50 N., Winamac, holds bingo every Sunday evening. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and games start at 6:30. Progressive colossal cash board played every night.
• 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 574-946-4443.
• 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 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.
• 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 email@example.com for more information.
• 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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule or for more information.
• Pulaski County REACT meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the board room at Pulaski Memorial Hospital.
• 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.
• 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.
• Live on the west side and want to get more active? American Legion Post 96 in Medaryville has aerobics every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-11 a.m., every Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9-10 a.m.
• The Sons of American Legion Post 96 in Medaryville meet the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m.
• The VFW Men’s Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of every month.
• VFW Post 1728 and women’s auxiliary meet the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
• 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 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday 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.
• 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.
What’s going on at the PCPL branches?
• After school programs for children of all ages at the Medaryville branch at 4 p.m. For more information call the library at 219-843-3021.
• Toddler Legos for ages 2-7 is held every Tuesday at 10 a.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.
• Lego League on Mondays at 4 p.m. Kids of all ages can come and exercise their imagination, using the weekly topic as the launching point for their Lego creation.
• The Pulaski County Public Library is now circulating Nooks. Visit the Winamac branch today to check out an eReader.
• 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.
• Do you love music? Download three 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.
• Family Movie Night is every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Movies are appropriate for all ages of youth.
• Game on! The Pulaski County Public Library is excited to offer a Wii and xbox w/Kinect for patrons to use here at the library. Three gaming opportunities will be offered for kids ages 10 and older throughout the week. Children must have a completed permission form on file. For more information, please call the library at 574-946-3432.
• 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.
• 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 Thursday 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 places 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.
• Don’t miss toddler time every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Pulaski County Public Library in Winamac.
• Every Saturday the PCPL in Winamac offers a story hour from 2-3 p.m. For more information call 574-946-3432.
• 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 third Monday of every month the PCPL in Medaryville has a book club that meets at 2 p.m. For more information call the library at 219-843-3021.
• 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.
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