First Day of School for students at Smith-Green Community Schools.
23rd Annual Chicken BBQ at Faith Lutheran Church, 9251 E. State Road 205, Churubusco, from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. $6 for full meal, $4 for chicken only and $4 for children 11 and under. Carry-out dinners provided along with tables for inside or outside pavilion dining. Proceeds to “Outreach Ministry.”
August 20, 21, 26
Preserving Nature’s Bounty presented by Purdue Extension Service in Whitley County. Learn how to preserve foods safely at these workshops on canning, freezing and drying foods. August 20 at South Whitley Public Library 1 to 3 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m.; August 21 at Churubusco Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. and August 26 at Whitley County Extension Office from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. To register call 260-244-7615 or 260-625-3313. Cost is $3 per person, payable at the door. For more information email
Free Movie Night brought to you by the Downtown Merchants. Come see “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” at the PNC parking lot, 8 to 11 p.m. Bring lawn chairs for this free family-friendly event. Prizes and giveaways all evening.
Martha’s House is available for individuals in need of clothing (infant-adult), household items, toys and small furniture. Given away free of charge. Call Sugar Grove Church of God, 693-1718, to make an appointment.
Monday and Thursday
Churubusco History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and relive life in earlier times through photos and memorabilia.
2nd Monday of Month
Alzheimer’s Support Group Meeting for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. All meetings are confidential and free of charge. Held at Columbia City United Methodist Church, 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City, at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 1-800-272-3900 or Jon Gotz at 260-503-9459.
Churubusco Community-wide Free Food Service in cooperation with Community Harvest Food Bank will give away free fruits, vegetables, milk, bread and misc. to local residents at the Churubusco United Methodist Church, 750 N. Main Street, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. No income restrictions, open to all in the area. For more information call 693-2154.
Freedom Through Art (FTA), 6 to 8 p.m. at Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries, Inc., 1615 Vance Ave., Suite 3, Fort Wayne. Informal art program for veterans. FTA is a free wellness program and is free to any veteran. 260-755-2239 or 637-6618; lmvfm.org/.
Food Pantry open by appointment at Churubusco United Methodist Church. If assistance is needed, call the church office at 693-2154 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
First Tuesday of the Month
Churubusco Elementary School PTO Meeting at 7 p.m. in the Elementary Library. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Food Pantry at St. John Bosco Catholic Church open 4 to 6 p.m. Serving Churubusco and 8 mile radius.
Second Thursday of the Month
LaOtto Park Association Meeting at 7 p.m. in the community building. Park Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information call 637-6011.
2nd & 4th Thursday
Wolf Lake Free Health Clinic open from 1 to 7 p.m., now located at 524 Branch Court, Columbia City (facing ACE Hardware).