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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Farmer's Market opening among activities

May 3, 2012

Whitley County Farmer’s Market starts Saturday
The Whitley County Farmer’s Market will start Saturday and end Oct. 13.
Meeting time will be every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and every Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at TSC.
The event will be located at the Courthouse Lawn on Saturdays and Tractor Supply on Wednesdays
The Farmer’s Market will provide an assortment of fresh produce, lush plants for your garden and home items.
All items can be found each week.
It will be a bustling place filled with music and friends.

Car show and benefit Saturday
There will be a car show and benefit Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hearth at Sycamore Village, located on Ind. 14 and Allen/Whitley County Line Road.
Food and bake sale items will be a free will donation.
Silent auction items are toys, tools, sports wear, beauty supplies, golf, motel stays, golf umbrellas, gift baskets and more.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Sat.
An all-you-can-eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held Saturday at 6:30 a.m.
The event will take place at the Woodlands Senior Center, located at 710 Opportunity Drive in Columbia City.
Adults will be $5, children six to 12 are $3 and five and under are free.
All proceeds benefit the Whitley County Council on Aging.

Bicycle Repair Day Saturday
A Bicycle Repair Day will be held Saturday from 8 a.m. to approximately noon.
The event is sponsored by the Whitley County 4-H Bicycle Club.
Labor is free.
For more information, call 248-6390.

Cubs bus trip set for Sunday
There will be a Chicago Cubs bus trip to Chicago Wrigley Field Sunday.
Those planning to attend the Cubs bus trip will depart from Big Lake Church of God at 9 a.m. and return at 9 p.m.
All proceeds will go to the Big Lake/Tri-Lakes fireworks fund.
Cost is $65 per person. For more information, call the Big Lake Church of God at 691-3503.

Social Security for Couples
May 10
Michael Hull, of Hull Financial Group, will present “Social Security for Couples” May 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Whitley County Extension Office, located at 115 S. Line St. in Columbia City. It will also be held May 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Whitley County 4-H Center at the Whitley County fairgrounds.
The Cost is $20 per couple.
Hull is an expert on advising couples and is coming to Whitley County for two workshops. Hull will also take a few appointments for couples counseling.
Appointments are one and a half hours in length.
Those who wish to participate must bring Social Security numbers and a copy of your 2011 tax return.
Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis.
All appointments will be at the Whitley County Extension Office and are available May 10 and May 11. Reservations and payment for the workshop are due by Monday.
For more information, call Cindy Barnett, 244-7615, 625-3313 or email:
This program is sponsored by Purdue Extension – Whitley County.

Dining with Diabetes begins May 30
“Dining with Diabetes” is a program for people with diabetes and their families.
This four-week cooking school will be held on Wednesday evenings, May 30, June 13, June 20 and June 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Whitley County Extension Office, located at 115 S. Line St. in Columbia City.
This curriculum reflects current advances in diabetes nutritional education and also takes into consideration today’s busy lifestyle.
Recipes utilized throughout the curriculum have fewer and less expensive ingredients and are prepared with less fat and sodium content.
Utilization of the artificial sweeteners in combination with limited amounts of sugar is emphasized to reduce overall carbohydrates and calories.
Emphasis is placed on the addition and importance of fiber and calcium in the meal plan.
The class schedule is: May 30: “Special Occasions and Desserts – Looking at Sweeteners and Carbohydrates”; June 13: “What is Diabetes?”; June 20: “Main Dishes – Looking at Fats and Sodium”; and June 27: “Side Dishes – Looking at Fiber.”
Cost is $25 per person for all four sessions and $15 for the second person in a family.
Registrations are due May 23.
For more information, call 244-7615 or 625-3313 or e-mail


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