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The Journal Gazette

Monday, October 28, 2019 1:00 am

Community Update

Fundraisers

HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR: 9a.m. to 3p.m. Saturday; Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds, 680 W. Squawbuck Road, Columbia City; hosted by Passages Inc.

CADETS IN CADENCE DINNER AUCTION: Dec. 7; Concordia High School, gymnasium, 1601 St. Joe River Drive; bid on live and silent auction items, Christmas trees and dcor; Concordia's Chamber Singers, dinner stations; hosted bar; $100 tickets if purchased before Thursday or $125 after; tickets available at the high school office or www.clhscadets.com; for more information, email wbentz@clhscadets.com or call 483-1102, ext. 234.

REBIRTHDAY PARTY: Benefit for the National Center for Transgender Equality; doors open at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, silent auction, bake sale, word, poetry and comedy from 5 to 8 p.m. and live music from 7 p.m. to midnight; Welch's Ale House, 1915 S. Calhoun St.; donation of $10; for more information, go to www.facebook.com/events/473269390118163.

Health

BLOOD DRIVE: 1:30 to 6:30p.m. Wednesday; Olde Towne Diner, 14515 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville; for more information, go to Old Towne Diner on Facebook or www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your donor appointment with sponsor code .

BLOOD DONATIONS: 1 to 7p.m. Tuesday, Mad Anthony Taproom, 114 N. Main St., Auburn.

Lecture

“GRANDE DAME CATRINA: HONORING DEATH”: 3:30p.m. Tuesday; Trine University, Wells Theater inside Taylor Hall, Angola; Ana Bowman will discuss La Catrina, an important symbol of Mexican culture, especially during the Day of the Dead tradition; more information at mayusm@trine.edu.

“BEARING WITNESS: HOLOCAUST THROUGH THE EYES OF SOLDIERS”: 2p.m. Sunday; History Center, 302 E. Berry St.; presented by Kayleen Reusser; George R. Mather lecture series; free; 426-2882.

Library

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-2900; 10:30a.m. Saturday, ceremony to rededicate the Indiana Room after yearlong renovation; refreshments will be served.

Organizations

INDIANA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 7:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Nov. 9; Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd.; for more information and to register by Thursday go to indiananativeplants.org/gatherings/annual-conference.

TOASTMASTERS DISTRICT 11: 8:30a.m. to 5:15p.m. Saturday; Don Hall's Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road; speaker is Pres Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking, motivational speaker and executive speech coach; $30; register at www.eventbrite.com.

INDIANA CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST PEACE: 5:30p.m. Saturday; Pine Valley Country Club; 10900 Pine Mills Road; speaker is Susan Abulhawa, author of “Mornings in Jenin”; and poet and founder of “Playgrounds for Palestine”; $75; reservations at https://indianacmep.org/event/indiana-center-for-middle-east-peace-annual-gala.

Seniors

SALAMONIE SENIOR LUNCHEON: Noon today; Salamonie Lake Interpretive Center, 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews; Linda Schaper will lead a fall craft session titled “Scarecrow Face”; all supplies provided; chicken noodle soup will be provided; bring own table service, beverage, side dish to share and a $1 donation; register at 260-468-2127.

WHITLEY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING: 710 N. Opportunity Drive, Columbia City; 260-248-8944; 6p.m. Tuesday, music with Melvin Mullins; and 11:30a.m. Thursday, Halloween food and a party at noon.

ANNUAL 50+ HARVEST/CARD PARTY: 1p.m. Friday; Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Monsignor Faber Activities Center, 1500 W. State Blvd.; lunch, cards and socializing; $10 person; more information at 471-4148 or 483-4353.