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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.

NOTE: See bottom of this page for ongoing activities/events as well as a listing of service clubs.

JULY

7/31 - 8/5 -- 4-H Section of the 2014 Lyon County Fair: Daily on fairgrounds.. - (Click here for MORE INFORMATION)

7/28 – Cro-Knitters Guild Meeting: 7 p.m. at Lyon County Extension Meeting room, 2632 W. Highway 50.

7/29 – Emporia Senior Center Celebration: 5:30 p.m. at the center, 603 E. 12th

7/30 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. 5 p.m. in the City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant.

7/30 – HR PAGE 2nd Annual Conference: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Trusler Business Center

 

AUGUST

 8/1 – Garage & Antique Sale: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at 1st United Methodist Church, 9th & Merchant

8/1 – 5th Annual Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser by NRH Foundation: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. in Webb Hall/Memorial Union at ESU

8/2 – Miller United Methodist Men Monthly Breakfast: 7 a.m.- 10 a.m. at Miller United Methodist Church

8/2 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/2 – Garage & Antique Sale: 8 a.m. - Noon at 1st United Methodist Church, 9th & Merchant

8/2 – Flapjack Fundraiser for "Stepping Stones": 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Applebee's.

8/2 – Touch A Truck: 11 a.m. - Noon at Parking area of Jones Aquatic Center.  An ERC activity.

8/2 – Pioneer Bluffs Prairie Talk with Kansas City Voices Magazine: 1:30 p.m. in the Barn at Pioneer Bluffs Historic Site in Chase County

8/2 – Morris County Youth Rodeo: 6 p.m. at Council Grove

8/3 – Freddy's Team Baseball Game & Fundraiser for Heidi Peneda: 11 p.m.  - 5 p.m. at Soden's Grove

8/5 – 8/16 -- Carnival and Grandstand Events of the 2014 Lyon County Fair.  - (Click here for MORE INFORMATION)

8/6 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/9 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/9 – 1st Christian Church "Lawn Party & Backpack Ministry": 810 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 1st Christian Church, 202 E 12th Emporia

8/10 – Final Swim of the Summer at Jones Aquatic Center. FREE!!: Noon - 3 p.m. at the Center

8/10 – ERC "Pooch Plunge": 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.at Jones Aquatic Center

8/10 - 8/22 - ERC Corporate Challenge 2014: Daily at various locations in the community. (Click here for complete schedule)

8/13 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/14 - 8/15 - Kansas Senior Open Golf Tournament: Emporia Golf Course, Municipal Air Port

8/15 – Chase County "Chautauqua":  4 p.m. - 8 p.m. "Under the Big Tent" south of the river bridge in Cottonwood Falls (Click here for complete schedule)

8/16 – "Walk to Defeat ALS":  8 a.m. in Emporia's Jones Park

8/16 – Chase County "Chautauqua":  10 a.m. - 8 p.m. "Under the Big Tent" south of the river bridge in Cottonwood Falls

8/17 – Chase County "Chautauqua":  10 a.m. - 3 p.m."Under the Big Tent" south of the river bridge in Cottonwood Falls

8/20 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  5 p.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/22 – Corporate Challenge Award Presentations:

8/22 – 8/24 - Dynamic Discs "Latitude 64" Tournament:  Various Courses in the city

8/22 - 8/23 - 28th Annual Flint Hills Beef Fest:  Lyon County Fairgrounds - (Click here for website)

8/23 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/23 – Beef Fest "5K Run for the Brand": 8 a.m. at the Orchard North on Highway K-99.

8/26 – Humane Society "Bow Wow Basics" 2nd  session: Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th Ave.

8/27 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. in  City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/29 – "Knock Kneed Sally in Concert": 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre

8/30 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/30 - 8/31 – National Toy Fox Terrier "Specialty" Dog Show: Lyon County Fairgrounds

 

SEPTEMBER

 9/6 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

9/7 – Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "The 1925 Brutal Murder of a Kansas Farm Wife": 2 p.m. at home of William Allen White, 927 Exchange.

 9/13 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

9/13 – Great American Market: All day in downtown Emporia.

9/13 – 17th Annual Super Custom Car Show: Noon - 5 p.m. in 10 & 1100 blocks of Commercial Street

9/13 – Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow Annual Fiesta: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. at Las Casitas Park, West South Ave.

9/14 – Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "William Allen White Battles the KKK in Kansas": 2 p.m. at home of William Allen White, 927 Exchange.

 9/20 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m.  in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

 9/20 – Lyon County History Center Fund Raiser w/Emporia Symphony Orchestra:  5:30 p.m.at Emporia High School.

9/21 – Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "William Allen White in France during WWI": 2 p.m. at home of William Allen White, 927 Exchange.

 9/27 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

9/28– Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "Poetry on the Porch VIII": 2 p.m. at home of William Allen White, 927 Exchange.


OCTOBER

10/4 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

10/4 – Twin Rivers Junior Shooting Sports "Banquet/Auction" Fundraiser:  5:30 p.m. in Anderson Building/Lyon County Fairgrounds.

10/5 – Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "Teddy the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks": 2 p.m. at home of William Allen White, 927 Exchange.

10/11 – Sertoma Club of Emporia Annual Biscuits & Gravy Scholarship Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Emporia Senior  Center

10/11 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

10/18 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

10/25 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant.

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE NATIONAL PRESERVE

Summer hours at the Preserve run from June 1st through Labor Day. During the summer there will be ranch tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Visitor's Center is open daily from 8: 30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Lower Fox Creek one-room school house will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nature and Hiking Trails are open 24 hours a day.

Summer only: On Fridays during June the preserve sponsors "Fun with Flora and Fauna" for children. Meet at the visitors center.  Programs run from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. For more information call 620-273-8659.

 

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. Pioneer Bluffs is always open by appointment.


Visit The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs in the 1908 home of Henry and Maud Sauble Rogler.
 
Rooted deeply in the pioneering spirit of the past, today's pioneers are preserving history, respecting the land, and engaging community at Pioneer Bluffs.
 

Pioneer Bluffs is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that runs on "volunteer power" and donations. Join us on the first Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m. for coffee, chat, and restoration. Contact executive director Lynn Smith at (620) 753-3484 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.  

Pioneer Bluffs is also available for group tours and private events. Area school and youth groups can schedule A Day on the Farm

 

FARMER’S MARKET

The Emporia Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday morning through summer and fall at  8 a.m. - 10 a.m. May. through Oct.. A Wednesday evening market is added in June. The location is the city parking lot at 7th and Merchant. 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.m - 11:30 a.m  Mileage is reimbursed. Call Terry for information.

EMMA CHASE MUSIC HALL/COTTONWOOD FALLS

The Emma Chase Cafe sponsors "Friday Night Jam Sessions" next door to the cafe in the "Music Hall".

All Jam Sessions begin at 7:30 p.m.  The Friday night schedule is as follows:

 

1st. Friday -- TALLGRASS PICKIN'

2nd Friday --  K-177 BLUEGRASS PICKIN'

3rd  Friday -- TALLGRASS GOSPEL

4th  Friday -- OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL

on 5th Fridays -- PICKIN' THE BLUES


Watch their website emmachasecafe.com for special weekend events. or you can call (620) 273-6020

 

EMPORIA AREA SERVICE CLUBS

Altrusa Club  of Emporia: 6 p.m. every Thursday. Locations vary.  Call 620-342-4433 for the site. 

Emporia Lions Club: Noon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month in Kansa Room of the ESU Memorial Union.

Flint Hills Optimist Club: Noon every Thursday at Skyline Room in ESU Memorial Union.

HR PAGE: Noon on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Greek Room of the ESU Memorial Union (HR PAGE holds a social from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. on the 3rd Friday of each month.  Locations vary monthly).

Kiwanis Club of Emporia: 6 p.m. each Tuesday at Nona's Restaurant in the Best Western

Rotary Club of Emporia: Noon each Thursday in the Emporia Country Club.

Sertoma Club of Emporia: Noon every Thursday at the Pizza Ranch.

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