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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.

 FEBRUARY

2/9 - 78th Annual Meeting of The Lyon County Historical Society: 5:30 p.m. at Bowyer Community Building, (pot luck to follow mtg.)

2/9 - Americus  Food Pantry: 6:30 p.m. at the Americus United Methodist Church

2/9   Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: 5:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Church West Campus,  1702 West 15th

2/10 - Woodwind/Brass/Percussion Day at ESU for High School & Jr. Hi Students: All Day at Beach Music Hall & Albert Taylor Hall

2/11 - Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours": 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Citizens State Bank, 1449 Industrial.

2/11 - Jakes' Barber Shop: 6 p.m. at the Burlington Library

2/11 - Model "T" Club: 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington Senior CenterLibrary

2/12 - Lyon County Republican Central Committee "Lincoln Day Dinner": 5:45 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Anderson Building, Lyon Counlty Fairgrounds

2/13 - Boy Scout Troop 157 Pancake Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at 1st Christian Church, 202 East 12th.

2/13 - Sunflower Gymnastics "Annual Sunflower Winter Invitational" (trampoline & tumbling): 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Civic Auditorium/ White Arena

2/13 - Beta Sigma Phi "Red Dress Masquerade Ball": 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. at The Granada Theatre

2/13 - Annual Girl Scout Cooky Sales Gets Underway

2/14 - Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve presents Ken Burns Documentary Series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea": 1 p.m. at Visitor Center, 2480 Kansas Highway 177.

2/14 - Senior Citizen Dance:  3 p.m. - 6 p.m.  at  Burlington Senior Center.

2/14 - Model "T" Club: 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington Library

2/18 - Olpe High School "Sweetheart Spaghetti Dinner": 5 p.m.  -  7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus in Olpe.

2/18 - Jazz Concert: 7:30 p.m. at Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

2/19 - Emporia High School presents "Mary Poppins": 7 p.m. in EHS Auditorium

2/19 - Seussical: 7 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre

2/20 - KDWPT Angler Education Program Workshop: All Day at Flint Hills Technical College

2/20 - Annual Polar Plunge: 10 a.m. at Mouse Lake, 1101 Topeka.   Plunge at 11:30

2/20 - 1st Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Braum's on West 6th.

2/20 - Fish Kansas Instructor Workshop: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at  Flint Hills Technical College

2/20 - Emporia High School presents "Mary Poppins": 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. in EHS Auditorium

2/20 - Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation "Auction & Dinner": 5 p.m. at Emporia Best Western on West Highway 50

2/20 - Terri Clark & Mark Willis Acoustic Concert: 7 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre

2/20 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial

2/21 - Red Rocks Sundays at the Site: "Old Emporia: A visual Tour with Darla Mallein:  2 p.m. at the Visitors Center

2/21 - Eagle Creek Saddle Club "Annual Pancake Supper": 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  at the Olpe Chicken House

2/26 - United Way of the Flint Hills "Campaign Celebration": Noon - 1 p.m. in Ballroom at ESU Memorial Union

2/27 - 2/28 - Flint Hills Greener Living Show:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Anderson Building at the Lyon County Fairgrounds

2/28 - Red Rocks Sundays at the Site: "Poet Walt Mason, Emporia's Uncle":   2 p.m. at the Visitors Center

 

MARCH

3/1 - A Welsh Tea: 3:30 p.m. at Lebo United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

 3/1 - Horn Day at ESU featuring Renowned Horn Player Robert Lee Watt: 1 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. at Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

3/2 - The Flick: 7:30 p.m. at Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/3 - Choral Festival: All Day at  Beach Music Hall, ESU

3/3 - Choral Invitational Concert: 7 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

3/3 - The Flick: 7:30 p.m. at Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/4   The Emporia Friends of the Zoo "Annual Round Up": 6 p.m. at The Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds

3/4 - The Flick: 7:30 p.m. at Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/4 - Emma Chase Friday Night Music "Gospel Night": 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. at Prairie PastTimes, Cottonwood Falls

3/5 - Lions Club "Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast":  7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Emporia Sr. Center on east 12th.

3/5 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial

3/5 - Chamber Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

3/5 - The Flick: 7:30 p.m. at Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/6 - St. David's Day Concert": 2:30 p.m.  at Emporia Presbyterian Church, West Campus on 15th.

3/8 - Free Document Destruction: 4 p.m.  -6 p.m. at Bowyer Community Building Park lot, Lyon County Fairgrounds

3/8 - Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert "Frolicsome Festival": 7:30 p.m. at Albert Taylor Hall, ESU.

3/9 -  3/12 - KSHSAA 4A State Basketball Tournament: Daily in Civic Auditorium White Arena

3/11 - Emma Chase Friday Night Music "Bluegrass Night": 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Prairie PastTimes, Cottonwood Falls

3/12 - 68th Annual Kiwanis Club "Pancake Day": 7 a.m -  1 p.m. in The Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds

3/12 - Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade: 1 p.m. in downtown Emporia

3/18 - Diamond Rio: 7:30 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre

3/18- Emma Chase Friday Night Music "Gospel Night": 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Prairie PastTimes, Cottonwood Falls

3/19 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial

3/20 - 1st Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Braum's on West 6th

3/23 - Chamber Choir Festival: All Day at Beach Music Hall, ESU.

3/25 - Emma Chase Friday Night Music "Old Time Rock 'n Roll & Vintage Country Night": 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. at Prairie PastTimes, Cottonwood Falls

3/26 - Flint Hills Gobbler Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation "Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic": 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Dry Creek Sporting Clays.

3/26 - Riverside Elementary School & Emporia NEA "Bunny Hop 5K": 8 a.m. at Riverside Elementary

3/26 - Grand Funk Railroad: 7:30 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre

3/26 - Celtic Nights: Spirit of Freedom: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

3/26 - 4/1 - Dirty Kanza Training Camp: at Dirty Kanza office 11 West 8th.

 

APRIL

4/2 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial

4/6 - Future Music Student Day: All Day Beach Music Hall ESU

4/11 - Habitat for Humanity Choir Concert:  7 p.m. at 1st United Methodist Church

4/12 - Mid America Woodwind Quintet Concert: 7:30 p.m. at Heath Recital Hall, ESU

4/13 - The Birds: 7:30 p.m. at Frederickson Theatre, ESU

4/14 - The Birds: 7:30 p.m. at Frederickson Theatre, ESU

4/15 & 4/16 - Opera Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

4/15 - The Birds: 7:30 p.m. at Frederickson Theatre, ESU

4/16 - The Birds: 2 p.m. at Frederickson Theatre, ESU

4/16- The Birds: 7:30 p.m. at Frederickson Theatre, ESU

4/16 - 1st Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Braum's on West 6th.

4/16 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial

4/17 - Spring Migration Triathlon: 9 a.m. at Welch Stadium, ESU

4/19 - Percussion Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

4/21 - Jazz Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

4/22 - Chamber Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

4/26 - Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert:: 7:30 p.m. in Webb Hall, ESU Union

4/28 - Wind Ensemble Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

4/29 - Spring Dance Show "Light 'em Up":  7:30 p.m. in The Bruder Theatre, ESU

 

MAY

5/1 - Choir Concert: 4 p.m. at 1st United Methodist Church

 

 EMPORIA ANIMAL SHELTER

ISN'T IT TIME YOU ADOPTED A PET?   Adopt a pet.  Stop by the Emporia Animal Shelter 1216 Hatcher  Monday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  And Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Applications are available at the Shelter.

 

EMPORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Emporia Public Library is an extremely busy service to the Emporia Community. Between paid staff and volunteers like the Friends of the Library, a day doesn't pass in which something is not going on which affects some segment of the community.  All this on top of the normal services library offers with books, periodicals and research.emporialibrary.org

The following web address will take you directly to the EPL official web site which will list on-going activities as well as hours of operation. Emporia Public Library Web Site

 

VETERAN'S ADMINISTRATION

Every day is Veteran's Day at South East Kansas Works.  Veterans are eligible for help in finding work, career counseling and other services. 

Please Contact: Veteran's Representative Richard Snook at 620-342-3355 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE NATIONAL PRESERVE

Winter Season - November through April
Buildings Open Daily
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Season - May through October
Buildings Open Daily
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The preserve buildings will be closed for the following holidays:

2015

  • January 1, 2016 (New Year's Day)

  • January 18, 2016 (Martin Luther King Jr's. birthday)

  • February 15, 2016 (President's Day)

  • October 10 2016 (Columbus Day)

  • November 11, 2016 (Veteran's Day)

  • November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving Day)

  • December 25, 2016 (Christmas Day)

  • January 1, 2017 (New Year's Day)

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 Noon. 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.  Also check out:  http://pioneerbluffs.org/pioneer-bluffs-today

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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