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February 7, 2014

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ELKHART

Upcoming Third House series announced

The Third House series of meetings in Elkhart with state lawmakers has begun for 2014. Coffee and chairs are promised to the first 60 people in the door, organizers said, and people wanting to stand in the back of the room are welcome to coffee, too.

The schedule will be a little different this year. Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce officials say they wanted to balance the public’s desire to have timely input while respecting the fact lawmakers spend most of the week away from home.

As such, Friday luncheons have been added to the schedule.

The upcoming meetings include:

• Today from noon to 1 p.m. at the Elkhart Public Library, 300 S. Second St.

• Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Elkhart Chamber

• Friday, March 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Elkhart Chamber

• Saturday, March 22, (tentative) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Elkhart Chamber.

For the Friday events, Chamber officials will be offering people a lunch option — $7 sandwich, sides and treat from Pumpernickel’s.

To reserve a lunch for Friday’s meeting go online to Elkhart.org. Attendees can provide their own “brown bag” lunchs, too.

BENTON

Winter camp at Five Medals canceled

Due to the weather, the Gathering at Five Medals: Winter Rendezvous at River Preserve County Park in Benton that was scheduled for this weekend has been canceled. Event organizers are hoping to reschedule the event later in the spring.

BRISTOL

ADEC Learn @ Lunch series canceled

The ADEC Learn @ Lunch series has been cancelled, including the Feb. 21 program.

Viv Blakeslee, spokeswoman for ADEC, said, “We have appreciated both the speakers and the audiences throughout the past six years, and hope that you have benefited from learning about our community’s resources. Thank you for your support.”

GOSHEN

Financial aid meeting set for Monday at GHS

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Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

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