Thursday, Aug. 17
• Make a pinhole projector to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse at the Pulaski County Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Call the library to sign up.
Friday, Aug. 18
• Eclipse activities for kids at the Pulaski County Public Library at 4 p.m.
• VFW Post 1728, U.S. 35, Winamac, offers a fish and shrimp dinner and a bluegrass jamboree. This event is open to the public.
Saturday, Aug. 19
• VFW Post 1728, U.S. 35, Winamac, hosts the start and finish point for the Shorter benefit.
• Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Old U.S. 31, Rochester, has open bowling, 3-10 p.m., and rock city every Saturday at 10:30 p.m.
• Free concert by Haycraft and Chad Van Herk, 7-9 p.m. EDT, 9601 Union Rd., Plymouth. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. In case of rain the concert will be held indoors.
Sunday, Aug. 20
• Indian Trail Wines fourth annual car show at the gazebo, Classic Cars / Vintage Wines, with registration from 7 a.m.-noon and awards at 3 p.m. The best viewing time for this family-friendly event is between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Three miles east of Royal Center to 350 W., then half a mile north.
• Public auction, 11 a.m., Rogers Auction House, 119 S. Chicago St., Royal Center, by auctioneer Terry Rogers.
• Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Old U.S. 31, Rochester, has open bowling, 3-8p.m.
Monday, Aug. 21
• Solar eclipse viewing party at the Pulaski County Public Library from 1-3:30 p.m. Eclipse glasses will be provided for safe outdoor viewing.
Tuesday, Aug. 22
• Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Old U.S. 31, Rochester, has open bowling, noon-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 23
• Snacks and more, 11 a.m., at the Kewanna-Union Township Public Library.
• Back to school bash, 4 p.m., at the Kewanna-Union Township Public Library.
Thursday, Aug. 24
• Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Old U.S. 31, Rochester, has open bowling, 3-9 p.m.
• Make & take Scrabble coasters at the Pulaski County Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Supplies will be provided and space is limited. Call the library to reserve a spot.
Friday, Aug. 25
• Huge annual yard sale held in a building, 1.5 miles west of Winamac on SR 14 to 1584 W. SR 14, Winamac, 8 a.m.-?
• Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Old U.S. 31, Rochester, has open bowling, 3-11 p.m.
• VFW Post 1728, U.S. 35, Winamac, will hold a raffle drawing and the band Acoustically Speaking. This event is open to the public.
Saturday, Aug. 26
• Huge annual yard sale held in a building, 1.5 miles west of Winamac on SR 14 to 1584 W. SR 14, Winamac, 8 a.m.-?
• Youth registration for bowling at Country Lanes Bowling Alley, Old U.S. 31, Rochester, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 27
• Annual homecoming celebration and fundraiser for Independence Church of Gillam Township, noon, 5037 E. 375 N., Medaryville, featuring a meal, entertainment, wagon rides, church tours and more.
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• Pulaski County Farmers’ Market is looking for vendors! Farmers’ Market will be held Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, June through October. The first, third and fifth Saturdays will be on the north side of the Pulaski County Courthouse lawn, Winamac, and the second and fourth Saturdays will be at the Agrisol Parking Lot in Francesville. Contact Krysten at 574-242-2685 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.
• The Pulaski County Public Library is currently accepting donations for their Centennial Fundraising Campaign. Donate toward the next 100 years at www.cfopc.org or stop by the library at 121 S. Riverside Dr., Winamac.
• Pulaski Animal Center, in conjunction with Davis Veterinary Service PC and The Community Foundation of Pulaski County, offers reduced-price opportunities to spay, neuter or microchip your pet. For more information, visit www.pulaskianimalcenter.com.
• The hours of the Salvation Army’s Service Representative for Pulaski County are the first and second Mondays of each month, 9-11 a.m. at the Winamac Nazarene Church. Please enter through the ramp doors and proceed to the gym. Contact number: 574-933-1537.
• The Winamac Nazarene Church Neighbor to Neighbor Food Pantry, 516 E. 13th St., Winamac, is open Mondays from noon-6 p.m. with no more Wednesday hours. Call 574-946-3775 or email email@example.com for more information.
• The Winamac Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers to serve on the fire department. Applications can be picked up at the Winamac Town Hall, Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 120 W. Main St., Winamac.
• Quilts of Valor for Pulaski County is underway. Donations are currently being accepted. Contact Michelle Schmicker at 574-595-0629 for more information.
• 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.
• Head Start, offering free quality preschool services at Winamac and West Central for children ages 3 to 5 years whose families financially qualify, fall enrollment is now taking place. Call 574-946-4211 to schedule your appointment.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
• Star City United Methodist Food Pantry is open 10-11 a.m. every third Saturday of the month for those who live in Pulaski County. Proper ID is required.
• REACT is looking for new volunteers. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at the Pulaski Memorial Hospital boardroom at 7 p.m. For more information call Blake Newman at 574-242-0091 or Les Barton at 574-946-7539.
• 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.
• Monterey Town Council meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 7033 N. Walnut St., Monterey.
• North Central Indiana Quail Forever meets the first Tuesday of each month at Poblanos in Winamac from 7-8 p.m.
• Pulaski County Retired Teachers meet for breakfast the first Thursday of each month at Kostas in Winamac at 8 a.m.
• 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.
• 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 574-946-0049.
• 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 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 to schedule or for more information.
• Ladies Christian Women’s Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Nazarene Church, 516 E. 13th St., Winamac. Everyone is welcome. There is a different program each month. Contact Joyce at 574-946-6271 or Marilyn at 574-946-3041.
• Bethel Bible Church, Winamac, holds a weekly Family Night, featuring dinner, learning and fellowship, 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the church.
• 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.
• The Friends of Tippecanoe River State Park group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the state park.
• The Sons of American Legion Post 96 in Medaryville meet the first Sunday of every month at 1 p.m.
• The VFW Post 1728 Men’s Auxiliary meets the first Wednesday of every month.
• The VFW Post 1728 Women’s Auxiliary meet the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.
• The 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 2 p.m. on the first Sunday 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.
• Good Samaritan Store, 519 W. Madison St., Winamac, is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
What’s going on at the PCPL?
• Together time is a summer program held Tuesday mornings at 10 and is for the youngest library patrons.
• Family legos are for kids of all ages on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. during the summer.
• Third Thursday programs at the West Side Center in Medaryville each month. Children are invited to the program at 5:15 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend the program at 6:30 p.m.
• Coloring circle on the second Thursday of each month at 2:30 p.m. Supplies are included along with adult coloring books.
• Lego League every Monday at 4 p.m.
• Toddler Legos every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
• Story and craft time every Saturday 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.
• The Pulaski County Public Library is now circulating Nooks. Visit the Winamac branch today to check out an eReader.
• Do you love music? Download five 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.
• 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.
• Family Movie Night is every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Movies are appropriate for all ages of youth.
• Interactive video games are available every Friday. Xbox and Wii gaming systems are available for multiplayer video games that encourage social interaction. 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 place 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.
• Every Saturday the PCPL in Winamac offers a story hour at 10 a.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 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.
What’s going on at the Kewanna-Union Township Public Library?
• Computer tech time is on the first and last Monday of the month 10 a.m. to noon.
• Lego club meets every Monday and Friday from 4-5 p.m.
• GED (TASC) study table Mondays from noon-1:30 p.m.
• Library board meeting at 6 p.m. on the last Monday of the month.
• Teens in Town (TNT) meeting Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.
• Coffee group Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
• Good’s History Review on the second Wednesday at 3 p.m., and last Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m.
• Family nutrition program on the third Wednesday at 11 a.m.
• Euchre night every Thursday from 5:30-8 p.m.
• Game day Saturdays from noon-3 p.m.
• Second Saturday coloring circle at 1 p.m.
• Story time the last Saturday of the month beginning at 1 p.m.
• Family game day on the last Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m.