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Community Events

Upcoming Community Events

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

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 - Choral Invitational Concert: 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church

3/6 – Emporia Friends of the Zoo "Roundup": 6 p.m. at the Emporia Country Club.

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

3/6 - Chamber Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

3-6 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

3/7 -Emporia Lion's Club "Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast": 7:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at Emporia Sr. Center, 603 E. 12th.

 3/7 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

3/7 - Heins & Co. "Relay for Life" team will have a bake sale to benefit cancer victim Hoyt Schaefer: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Flinthills Mall

3/7 - Flint Hills DU Annual Banquet: 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at American Legion Post #5, 2921 West 12th in Emporia

3/7 - Chamber Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

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

3/7 - Prairie Talk: Flint Hills Women: 1:30 p.m. at Prairie Bluffs State Historic Site in Chase County.

3/8 - Hartford Community Club "Spaghetti Supper": 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the new Hartford Community Center.

3/9 - Red Cross Bloodmobile: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Emporia Presbyterian Church, West Campus, 1702 W.15th.

3/9 - Lawrence Poet (& former KS Poet Laureate) Caryn Mirriam Goldberg reads at ESU: 7 p.m. in Preston Family Room, ESU Memorial Union.

 3/10 - Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert: TBA in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

3/11 - Red Cross Bloodmobile: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Memorial Union, ESU.

3-11 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

3/11 - 3/14  - KSHSAA State 1A-Div. 1 State Basketball Tournament: Afternoon and Evening each day at Civic Auditorium/White Arena.

3/12 - Choral Festival: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Beach Music Hall, in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

3/12 - Red Cross Bloodmobile: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Memorial Union on the ESU Campus.

3/12 - The Wailers: 7 p.m. at Granada Theatre

3/12 - Emporia Arts Council presents "Narek Artutyunian Clarinet Concert" 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

3/13 - John Anderson in Concert: 7 p.m. at Granada Theatre

3/14 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

3/14 - St. Patrick's Day Parade: 1 p.m. in Downtown Emporia.  St. Patrick's Info

3/17 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY

3-18 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

3/21 - Kid Wrestling Championshipls: All day at Emporia High School

3/21 – First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

3/21 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

3/21 - Chamber of Commerce "SPRING EXPO": 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at White Arena/Civic Auditorium

3/21 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

3/23 - Candidate Forum: 6:30 p.m. at Flint Hills Technical College

3/24 - Habitat for Community Benefit Concert: 7:30 p.m. at 1st United Methodist Church of Emporia.

3-25 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

3/26 - 29 - Dirty Kanza Training Camp

3/28 - Dialogue: 8 a.m. at Sauder Alumni Center, ESU

3/28 - SOS 3rd Annual "Hope-A-Palooza" featuring the Dueling Pianos of Jason Whorlow & David Butler: 8 p.m. at the Emporia Granada Theatre. (for complete schedule click here)

3/29 - Reading United Methodist Church Women "Roast Beef Lunch": 12:15 p.m. at the Church

3/30 - Pittsburg State Poet, Laura Washburn reads at ESU: 7 p.m. in Preston Family Room at ESU Memorial Union.

3/31 - Red Cross Bloodmobile: 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Emporia Presbyterian Church, West Campus, 1702 W.15th.

 

APRIL

4/1 - Red Cross Bloodmobile: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Emporia Presbyterian Church, West Campus, 1702 W.15th.

4-1 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

4/2 - Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange Opens for Seasonal Tours.

4/8 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

4/8 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

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

4/9 - "Movin' & Groovin'" 8th Annual Senior Prom: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Webb Hall, ESU Memorial Union

4/11 - ABATE of KANSAS Dist. #12 "21st Annual Spring Fling Bike Show": 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Bowyer Building at Lyon County Fairgrounds.

4/11 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

4/11 - Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Emporia Public Library

4/12 - Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale: 2 p.m. -5 p.m. Emporia Public Library

4/13 - Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Emporia Public Library ($20/bag)

4/14 - Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Emporia Public Library (10/bag)

4/14 - Woodwind Showcase Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

 4/15 - Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Emporia Public Library ($5/bag)

4/15 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

4/16 - Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Emporia Public Library $2/bag, Final Day)

4/16– KU Poet Megan Kaminski reads at ESU : 7 p.m. in Preston Family Room at the ESU Memorial Union

4/18– First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

4/18 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

4/18 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at Humanitarian Center

4/18 - "The Taste": 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. In White Arena, Civic Aud.

4/19 - Spring Migration Triathlon: 9 a.m. In Welch Stadium at ESU.

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

4/22 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

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 - "Heart Chase": 10 a.m. at Welch Stadium on the ESU Campus

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

4/26 - Reading United Methodist Church Women "Roast Beef Lunch": 12:15 p.m. at the Church

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

4/29 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

MAY

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

5/2 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

5/2 - 1st Annual "Trot for Tots", Sponsored by P.L.A.Y.: 7 a.m. in Soden's Grove. Children's race at 8 a.m. Adults at 10 a.m.

5/2 - Emporia Camerata/Community Chorus Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU.

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

5/5 - Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

5/6  - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

5/9 - Emporia Police Department Golf Tournament to Benefit Special Olympics: 9 a.m. at the Emporia Golf Course

 5/9 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

5/9 - Red Rocks State Historic Site Season Opening Concert: On the Lawn of the site, 927 Exchange. Afternoon

 5/10 - MOTHER'S DAY

5/13 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

5/16 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

5/16– First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

5/20 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

5/27 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

JUNE

 6/1 - "Sundays on the Porch; William Allen White Takes Ownership of the Gazette in 1895": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

6/4 - Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics: 9  a.m. leaving from 12th and Commercial

6/4 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

6/7 - "Sundays on the Porch; William Allen White & ElDorado": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

6-11 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program (Concluding Program of the Series: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

6/14 - "Sundays on the Porch; Marcia Lawrence looks at 'Franklin Gilson,  Emporia's Professor of     Pageantry": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

6/21 - "Sundays on the Porch; A panel of Emporia writer's read and talk about writing: 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

6/28 - "Sundays on the Porch; Flint Hills Harmony presents Harmony on the Porch": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

 

JULY

 

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

9/6 - "Sundays on the Porch; Second Generation - William Lindsey & Kathrine White": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/13 - "Sundays on the Porch; WAW - A Voice of Reason in an Age of Isolationism": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/20 - "Sundays on the Porch; Panel Discussion - Profiles from Emporia's Past": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/27 - "Sundays on the Porch; Poetry on the Porch IX": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

 

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 Winter Emporia Farmer’s Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from November through April. 10 a.m. - Noon Nov. through April. It is located in 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.

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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