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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.

 

OCTOBER

10/23 – United Way "Dine United": 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Planet Sub in Emporia

10/23  - "Love Canon in Concert": Evening Emporia Granada Theatre

10/23  -  Casino Night to Benefit The Make  A Wish Foundation & The Wayne Foundation: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in Memorial Union Ballroom at ESU

10/24 - Community Engagement Sessions on Asthma Mgt.: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & Session II 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Cora Miller Hall at NRH. (click here for complete schedule)

10/24 - Annual Neosho Rapids "Haunted House": 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Starts at Neosho Rapids Community Center

 10/25 – Elmendaro Township Library "Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast":  6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Hartford Community Center

10/25 – Melvern Fall Festival:  7 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Melvern

10/25  - Flint Hills Optimist Club Annual "Chris Cakes Pancake Feed": 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Presbyterian Church 1702 W. 15th.

10/25 – Pancake Breakfast in Admire:  7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the Admire Community Center

10/25 - Flu Shots North Lyon County: 10:30 a.m. - Noon at North Lyon County Sr. Center in Allen

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

10/25 – Friends of the Library Book Sale: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Emporia Public Library

10/25 – Imagine Teen Leadership Conference Girl Scouts:  9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Cram Science Hall/ESU

10/25 – 1st Congregational Church "Fall Harvest Soup Supper": 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Church Fellowship Hall, 12th & State.

10/25 - Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow "Mexican Dinner"; a benefit for the Emporia Arts Center: 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. a the Arts Center, 815 Commercial

10/25 – Admire United Methodist Church "Annual Harvest Dinner & Bake Sale":  5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the church in Admire

10/25 - Annual Neosho Rapids "Haunted House": 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Starts at Neosho Rapids Community Center

10/27 – 10/30 Friends of the Library Book Sale: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Emporia Public Library

10/27 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

10/28 – ESU Woodwind Showcase Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

10/29 – Bonner & Bonner Diversity Lecture featuring "Coach Ken Carter":  7 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall at ESU

10/29 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 p.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

10/30– United Way "Dine United": 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Olpe Chicken House

10/30 – 3rd Annual "Flavors of the Flint Hills" to benefit Pioneer Bluff's: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Cottonwood Falls

10/30 – Republican Party Soup & Pie Dinner Fundraiser: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at 727 Commercial, Emporia

10/30 – Miami Clarinet Quartet Recital: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

10/31 – Friends of the Library Book Sale (final day): 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Emporia Public Library

10/31 - KSHSAA Girls State Volleyball -Classes 2A & 3A: All Day White Arena in Civic Auditorium (Day 1)

10/31 – VFW Post 1980 "Halloween Party Fundraiser": 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. at the Post home, 932 Graphic Arts Road

10/31 - Annual Neosho Rapids "Haunted House": 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Starts at Neosho Rapids Community Center

10/31– HALLOWEEN!!

 

NOVEMBER

 11/1 - KSHSAA Girls State Volleyball -Classes 2 & 3A: All Day White Arena in Civic Auditorium (Conclusion)

11/1 – American Heart Association First Aid Adult/Infant/Child CPR Class: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Newman Regional Health/Continuing Education Classroom

11/1, 11/8, &  11/15 – Work it! Health & Fitness Series for Girls!  Session 1 for Grades 4 - 8: 10:30 a.m. - Noon GSA Program at Genesis Health Club.

11/1 – 3rd Annual "Flavors of the Flint Hills" to benefit Pioneer Bluff's: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Swope Park in Cottonwood Falls

11/1, 11/8, &  11/15 – Work it! Health & Fitness Series for Girls!  Session 2 for Grades 9 - 12: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. GSA Program at Genesis Health Club.

11/1 – Dinner & Auction to Benefit ALS victim Mike Haskett:  4 p.m.. - 6:30 p.m. at the Hartford Community Center

11/1 – 11/22 - Veteran's Artist Gallery Exhibit: Normal business hours at Emporia Arts Center. (Click here for complete schedule)

11/1 – 11/30 - Veteran's Library Display: Normal business hours at Emporia Public Library  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/2 – ERC'S CHILI NIGHTS: 6 p.m. at Lee Beran Recreation Center

11/3 – Whirlwind No-Till Expo: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Marion Community Meeting Room, 203 N. 3rd in Marion

11/4 – ELECTION DAY: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

11/4 – "Soup-a-Palooza" Fund Raiser for the Emporia Farmer's Market: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Lyon County Extension Office, 2632 W. Highway 50.

11/4 – Veteran's Artist Exhibit Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Emporia Arts Center (Click here for complete schedule)

11/4 – Neosho Rapids Elementary PTO "Soup Supper": 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Multipurpose Room at Neosho Rapids

11/5 – League of Women Voter's "Forum on Economic Development in Emporia": 7:30 p.m. at ESU Memorial Union

11/6 – 21st Annual Emporia Christian School Pancake Feed: 7 a.m. - Noon at Lyon County Fairgrounds

11/6 – Veteran's Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Emporia Senior Center (FREE to Veteran's) (Click here for complete schedule)

11/6 – United Way "Dine United": Entire Day at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers in Emporia

11/6 – "Marty Stewart" Concert: 7 p.m. Emporia Granada Theatre (Click here for complete schedule)

11/6 – "A Family Reunion to Die For": 7 p.m. in Emporia High School Auditorium.

11/6 – Mid-America Woodwind Quintet Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

11/6 – Veteran's Military Roundtable"The Cost of War": 7:30 p.m. Preston Family Room/ESU-Memorial Union  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/7 – Rummage Sale: Noon - 6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 12th & Market

11/7 – "Gathering in the Grove": 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Carnegie Bldg. 303 W. Main in Council Grove

11/7 – "A Family Reunion to Die For" - Dinner Theatre: Dinner 6 pm., Play 7 p.m. at Emporia High School

11/7 – Mid-America Woodwind Quintet Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

11/7 – Veteran's Show Off Your Talent!: 7:30 p.m.In Albert Taylor Hall/ESU  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/8  – Landscape Painting - Session 3 GSA Grades 2 - 8: 10 a.m. - Noon at Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve Chase County.

11/8 – Rummage Sale: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, 12th & Market

11/8 – "Gathering in the Grove": 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Carnegie Bldg. 303 W. Main in Council Grove

11/8 – Veteran's Artist Exhibit Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Emporia Arts Center (Click here for complete schedule)

11/8 – Quilts of Valor Presentation: 11:00 a.m. American Legion, West 12th in Emporia (Click here for complete schedule)

11/8 – "A Family Reunion to Die For" - Dinner Theatre: Dinner 6 pm., Play 7 p.m. at Emporia High School

11/9 – Freedom Fest Run/Walk/Bike: 8 a.m. at the All Veteran's Memorial in Soden's Grove (Click here for complete schedule)

11/9 – "Gathering in the Grove": 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Carnegie Bldg. 303 W. Main in Council Grove

11/9 – Veteran's Week Student Essay & Poster Awards: 2 p.m. at Emporia Middle School on Graphics Arts Road  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/10 – Reception & Program - "Kansas and the Civil War in American History" A Traveling Exhibit: 5:30 p,m, Emporia Public Library 

11/10 – Lyon County Historical Society Museum Exhibit - "Life Interrupted: Lyon County Kansas and the Civil War"Normal Business hours at the Emporia Public Library 

11/11 – VETERAN'S DAY

7:00 a.m. Veteran's Breakfast at Presbyterian Manor

9:30 a.m. Veteran's Day Parade, downtown Emporia

11:00 a.m. Veteran's Day Memorial service at the All Veteran's Memorial in Soden's Grove

Noon  "Ham & Bean Feed" at American Legion on West 12th  & VFW at 932 Graphics Arts Road

11/13 – United Way "Dine United": Entire Day at Coach's in Emporia

11/13 – ESU Music Dept. "Jazz Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

11/14 – ESU Music Dept. "Opera Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

11/15 – Daisy - Vi's Story GSA Grades K & 1: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.Coffey County Library, Burlington.

11/15 – "America Recycles Day": 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Emporia/Lyon County Transfer Station, 3100 W. South Ave.

11/15 – Emporia Symphony Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

11/18 – ESU Music Dept. "Percussion Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

11/19 – "A Moon for the Misbegotten" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

11/19 – 11/20 Medicare Counselors "Part D" Available: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Lyon County Court House Annex, l402 Commercial

11/20 – ESU Music Dept. "Chamber Orchestra Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

11/20 – "A Moon for the Misbegotten" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

11/21 – "A Moon for the Misbegotten" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

 11/21 – Quail Initiative Habitat Tour & Dinner: Habitat Tour - 4:30 p.m. and Meal & Information 6 p.m.

11/22 – ESU Wind Ensemble Concert following Honors Band Event: 4:00 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

11/22– "A Moon for the Misbegotten" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

11/24 - 11/30 – Winning Veterans Artists Display Normal business hours at ESB Financial, 8th & Merchant

11/27 - THANKSGIVING

11/29 - KSHSAA Class 6A State Football Championship: Afternoon in Welch Stadium/ESU

 

DECEMBER

 12/1 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

12/2 - Annual Community Christmas Parade: 7 p.m. Downtown Emporia

12/5 - Community Engagement Sessions on Asthma Mgt.: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & Session II 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Cora Miller Hall at NRH. (click here for complete schedule)

12/5  Annual "Festival of Trees": Noon - 2 p.m. on Main Street in the Memorial Union at ESU

12/6  Kansas Children's Service League's "Red Stocking Breakfast": 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a..m. at Pizza Ranch 3000 W. 18th Ave.

12/6 – ESU Choirs/Emporia Camerata/Community Chorus & Emporia Symphony Orchestra "Holiday Concert -- Handel's Messiah": Albert Taylor Hall/ESU

12/10 - 12/11 - USD 253 Annual Seasonal Celebration: 7 p.m. each evening in White Arena/Civic Auditorium

12/11 – 12/13 Friends of the Library "Gingerbread House" Contest: On Display in Large Meeting Room of the EPL

12/13  Girl Scouts Holiday Craft Workshop: 10 a.m. - Noon at Emporia Arts Center, 815 Commercial.

12/14 – Emporia Municipal Band Annual Holiday Concert Day: 3 p.m. Granada Theatre.

12/18 – ESU Music Dept. "Percussion Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

12/25 - CHRISTMAS DAY

 

JANUARY (2015)

1/1 - NEW YEAR'S DAY

1/5 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

1/23 - Community Engagement Sessions on Asthma Mgt.: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & Session II 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Cora Miller Hall at NRH. (click here for complete schedule)

1/24 – GSA Cookie College 101-Emporia Grades 4 - 8:  1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia

 

 

FEBRUARY

2/2 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

2/14 - VALENTINE'S DAY

 

 

MARCH

3/2 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

3/4 – "The Tree House Effect" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/5 – "The Tree House Effect" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/6 – "The Tree House Effect" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/7 – "The Tree House Effect" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/17 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY

 

APRIL

4/6 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

4/21 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 7:30 p.m. in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

4/22 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 7:30 p.m. in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

4/23 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 7:30 p.m. in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

4/24 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 7:30 p.m. in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

4/25 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 7:30 p.m. in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

4/26 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 2 p.m. Matinee in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

 

MAY

5/1 – "Spring Dance Project" : 7:30 p.m. In Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

5/4 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

5/10 - MOTHER'S DAY

 

 

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE NATIONAL PRESERVE

Winter hours at the Preserve run from November 1, through April 30, 2015.

The Visitor's Center is open daily from 9 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.

For more information on tours and buildings call 620-273-8494.

 

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.

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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