The Journal Gazette
Monday, July 15, 2019 1:00 am

Community Update


BUILDING DUGOUT CANOES: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sept. 21; meet at Bostwick Pond, Miami State Recreation Area, 6701 E. 550 S., Peru; demonstrations are free and open to the public; property entrance fees apply.

“ARTS IN THE PARK”: 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 20; meet at the program shelter in the modern campground, Miami State Recreation Area, 6701 E. 550 S., Peru; learn a bit about flood control, create your own rain stick, thunder drums and a bumble bee shaker; all ages.

5 TO THRIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES: 8 a.m. to noon selected Wednesdays in September, October and November at various locations throughout Noble County; it is a series of leadership development sessions facilitated by past Thrive program participants and other community leaders; focuses on one of the five pillars necessary for success in any community: entrepreneurial growth, youth engagement, leadership development, community investment and cultural enhancement; teens and adults; $250 person; tuition assistance and scholarships available; register at 800-200-6499 or


CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 6316 Mutual Drive; 484-9560; “Summer Foods Made Lighter,” 2 to 3:30 p.m. today or 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 24.

“MD & ME: WALK-N-LEARN”: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; Salomon Farm Park Old Barn, 817 W. Dupont Road; Dr. Ashley Bojrab, podiatry, will present “Learn What Skin and Nail Changes Reveal About Your Feet”; following the talk, participants can then walk and ask questions on the trail; register at or 866-784-6706.

SEVENTH ANNUAL CHILD MALTREATMENT SYMPOSIUM: 7 to 11 a.m. Wednesday; Parkview Mirro Center, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive; includes breakfast followed by informational sessions and interactive discussions with several local experts; for anyone who works with children who should know how to recognize and report child maltreatment; free but registration is required at www.parkview.comm/cms071719 or

PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP: 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (and the third Wednesday of each month); Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center, 5920 Homestead Road on the Visiting Nurse campus; more information at or 435-3261.


“HUNTINGTON COUNTY NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS”: 7 p.m. Wednesday; Huntington County Historical Museum; avocational archaeologist Jim Bickel of Huntington will present the program; free to members; small fee for non-members.

44TH ANNUAL MEETING & AWARDS CEREMONY – AGING & IN-HOME SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25; Parkview Mirro Center for Research, 10622 Parkview Plaza Dr.; speaker is Mike Farrell, known as Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt on the TV series “M*A*S*H”; presentation will be “Caregiving: A Role With No Script”; $30 tickets now available at


APLS GENEVA: 305 E. Line St., Geneva; 260-368-7270; all day Tuesday; “Switch Gaming Day”; Super Smash Bros., Mariokart Delux, Super Mario Bros. U Delux, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu, Just Dance 2019, Minecraft.

HUNTINGTON CITY-TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY: 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington; 260-356-2900; workshop on starting a small business, presented by mentors from SCORE Northeast Indiana, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; register at 260-422-2601,, 260-356-5300 or; also, author Damian Mason will speak about his business book “Do Business Better” at 2 p.m. Saturday followed by a Q&A.

KENDALLVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY: 221 S. Park Ave., Kendallville; 260-343-2029; 6 p.m. Thursday, Pinterest Parenting, “Lost Sock Board”; also, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2, kindergarten children starting this fall can get a jump start by taking this class, registration is required for both events at 260-343-2010 or


WHITLEY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING: 710 N. Opportunity Drive, Columbia City; 260-248-8944; “Shall We Dance” movie screening at noon Thursday.

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