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Community Events

Upcoming Community Events

If you would like to have your event on our calendar call 620-342-1400, 1-800-279-1964 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

APRIL

4/15 --  Elmendaro Township Library Tea with author June Hilbert: 2 p.m. at the library in Hartford

4/15 – "Within my Reach" Workshop: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Catholic Charities office, 702 Commercial 3rd floor.

4/15 --  Family Fun Night: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Emporia Public Library

4/16 --  Lyon County Historical Society Volunteer Appreciation Tea: 2 p.m. at 709 Commercial

4/16 - 19  --  "Uncle Vanya" ESU Theatre:  7:30 p.m. each evening. Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall at ESU

4/17 --  Multi-Generation Work Force: Boomers to Millennial:  11 a.m. Trusler Business Center

4/17 --  Computer Class; Basic Windows 8: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Emporia Public Library

4/17 --  Microsoft Office Fundamentals:  6 p.m. FHTC Downtown Campus in the Humanitarian Center

4/19 --  Bunny Hops 5K:  8 a.m. Riverside Elementary School

4/19 --  Lebo United Methodist Women Easter Bake Sale:  8:30 at Lebo Senior Center

4/19 --  "Mad Scientists":  9 a.m. Lee Beran Recreation Center

4/19 – Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at Humanitarian Center 6th & Constitution

4/19 --  29th Annual Flint Hills Optimist Club "Easter Egg Hunt": 10 a.m. at Jones Park

4/19 --  Emporia Vintage Baseball Team Away Game: 1 p.m. in Topeka

4/19 --  Neosho Rapids Community Projects Committee/Lions Club "Easter Egg Hunt": 1:30 p.m. Games.  2 p.m. Hunt at Neosho Rapids Community Center

4/19 – Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland "I Can Be Anything" Early Bird Sign Up: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Flinthills Mall

4/20 --  5th Annual Community Easter Celebration by Messiah Lutheran Church:  8:30 a.m. Lyon County Fairgrounds

4/22 --  Rocket Stoves; Principles & Construction:  6 p.m. FHTC

4/22 – "Within my Reach" Workshop: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Catholic Charities office, 702 Commercial 3rd floor.

4/23 – Kansas Native Plant Society Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Emporia Public Library

4/23-26 --  "Uncle Vanya":   7:30 p.m. each evening. Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall at ESU

4/24 --  ECKAN in Action 5K Run/Walk:  9 a.m.at ECKAN Early Head Start

4/24 -- Getting an Empty In-Box Every Day; Managing Your Email:  11 a.m. Trusler Business Center

4/24 --  5th Annual Free Diabetes Community Health Fair: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Bowyer Community Building, Emporia

4/24 --  Microsoft Office Fundamentals:  6 p.m. FHTC Downtown Campus at the Humanitarian Center

4/24 – "Fighting for my Brother" by Ride Into History: 6:30 p.m at Emporia Public Library

4/25 – 12th Annual Flint Hills Technical College Benefit Auction: 6:30 p.m. White Arena in Civic Auditorium

4/25 – Flint Hills Photography with Don Wolfe: 5:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bluffs Historic Site in Chase County

4/26 – Relay for Life "Bake Sale" fundraiser: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Flinthills Mall.

4/26 --  Gardeners of America Annual Plant Sale:  7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Anderson Building at the Lyon County Fairgrounds

4/26 – Flint Hills Sustainability Fair: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Flint Hills Technical College

4/26 --  Emporia's Farmer's Market kicks off their outdoor season at the Sustainability Fair:  9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at FHTC

4/26 -- HeartChase: 9 a.m. at Welch Stadium, ESU

4/26 – Flint Hills Photography with Don Wolfe: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Pioneer Bluffs Historic Site in Chase County

4/26 – 3rd Annual Walk to Benefit "Happy Life Children's Home" in Kenya: 10 a.m. - 1st Congregational Church, 12th & State

4/27 – Flint Hills Photography with Don Wolfe: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Pioneer Bluffs Historic Site in Chase County

 4/27 – Emporia Brown Express "Super Custom Car Show": Noon to 5 p.m. in the 1000 & 1100 blocks of Commercial in Emporia

4/27 – Party for the Planet: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at David Traylor Zoo

4/29 – "Within my Reach" Workshop: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Catholic Charities office, 702 Commercial 3rd floor.

 

MAY

 5/3 – Burritos for Breakfast at Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

5/3 – Cinco De Mayo Annual Scholarship Concert: 7:30 p.m. Albert Taylor Hall at ESU

5/4 – Las Casitas Association Cinco De Mayo Celebration: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Las Casitas Park, West South Avenue - See more at: http://www.kvoe.com/community/community-events#sthash.T3P5q1Vx.dpuf

5/4 – Hand in Hand Hospice "Homes Tour": 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at 4 homes in Emporia

5/6 – "Within my Reach" Workshop: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Catholic Charities office, 702 Commercial 3rd floor.

5/7 – Veteran's Roundtable Spring Meeting: The film "Triumph of the Will": 2:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Granada Theatre

5/10 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

5/17 – 1st Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Church Fellowship Hall

5/17 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

5/22 – KVOE's Celebration of National BBQ Day: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Mark II Lumber, 825 E. 6th

5/24 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

5/31 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

 

JUNE

 

6/5 – 77th Annual Flint Hills Rodeo: 8 p.m. at Strong City

6/6 – 77th Annual Flint Hills Rodeo: 8 p.m. at Strong City

6/7 – BSA Troop #157 Biscuit and Gravy Feed: 6 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at 1st Congregational Church, 202 E. 12th.

6/7 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

6/7  – Tallgrass Writing Workshop: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Emporia State University

6/7 – 77th Annual Flint Hills Rodeo: 2 p.m. Parade f/Cottonwood Falls to Strong City.  8 p.m. - Rodeo Performance in Strong City

6/7  – Tallgrass Writing Workshop Reception & Book Signing: 7 p.m. at "Red Rocks" Historic Home, 927 Exchange

6/8  – Tallgrass Writing Workshop: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Emporia State University

6/14 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

6/20 – Washunga Days: Council Grove

6/21 – 1st Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Church Fellowship Hall

6/21 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

6/21 – Washunga Days: Council Grove

6/28 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

6/22 – Washunga Days: Council Grove

 

 

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS

COFFEE, CHAT & RESTORATION AT PIONEER BLUFFS

Volunteers work at Pioneer Bluffs Historic Farm on the first Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Lunch is provided. Work is done to preserve the site.

Pioneer Bluffs is open to the public in spring, summer and fall from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fri, Sat, Sun and Monday. During winter months the site is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays only. To find out more call 620-753-3484. Their web site is www.pioneerbluffs.org

 

FARMER’S MARKET

The Winter Emporia Farmer’s Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. - noon Nov. through April. The location is the Humanitarian Center, 215 West 6th. For information call 620-343-6555.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH CLOTHES CLOSET

Get good used clothing at affordable prices at the First Christian Church “Clothes Closet” 202 E. 12th. Hours are 3-6 PM every Friday and every Saturday morning from 9 AM – Noon. For more information call 342-1582. 

HISTORIC HOWE HOUSE & WELSH FARMSTEAD

Located at 315 East Logan Avenue, the Howe House is on the register of historic places.  Built in 1867 by a Welsh immigrant stonemason is open to group tours by appointment. Just call 620-340-6310. The historic home is open Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. now through mid-November.

Take a stroll along the new Prairie Patch walking nature trail, which connects the Howe House to the Emporia Zoo.

OLDER KANSANS EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

The Older Kansans Employment Program invites seniors to have coffee and meet other job-seekers, as well as hear motivational speakers every Tuesday at the Emporia Senior Center on East 12th at 9:30 AM.

ABUNDANT HARVEST MEALS

Abundant Harvest serves meals Mon-Thurs. at the Abundant Harvest Food Kitchen, 1028 Whittier, evenings at 5:30. There is no charge and all are welcome. If you would like to volunteer, call Jennifer at 342-7439.

FRIENDSHIP MEALS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Do you have an hour to spare at least once a week? Friendship Meals need volunteer drivers to deliver noon meals to shut-in seniors. Delivery time is usually 10:30 a. - 11:30 a.m  Mileage is reimbursed. Call Terry for information at 340-8001 or 481-1045.

 

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