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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.

JANUARY (2015)

1/12 - EHS "Mini Dance Clinic" w/Varsity Dance Team: 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at Emporia High School

1/14 - The Harlem Globetrotters "2015 Washington General's Revenge Tour": 7 p.m. at Civic Auditorium's White Arena

1/15 - EHS "Mini Dance Clinic" w/Varsity Dance Team: 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at Emporia High School

1/16 - EHS "Mini Dance Clinic" will perform: At Emporia High School at halftime of the boys game.

1/17– First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

1/17 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

1/17 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

1/17 - Emporia Baseball Booster Club "Poker Tournament": 6 p.m. - 11p.m. at VFW 932 Graphic Arts Road.

1/18 - Emporia Bridal Expo: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Webb Hall ESU.

1/19 - Flint Hills League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena

1/20 - Flint Hills League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena

1/20 - Emporia Camerata Audition: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Beach Music Hall, ESU.

1/22 - Flint Hills League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena

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)

1/23 - Flint Hills League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena

1/23 - 118th Annual Meeting of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Webb Hall ESU Memorial Union.

1/24 – Girl Scout Troop #30025 "Pancake Feed": 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall of 1st Congregational Church.

1/24 – Girl Scout Troop #30035 "Cake Fundraiser": 710 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Price Chopper, West Highway 50, Emporia.

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

1/24 - Flint Hills League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena

1/26 - Emporia Friends of the Library Annual Meeting: 5 p.m. Large Meeting Room at the Library.

1/26 - Lyon County League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena

1/27 - Lyon County League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena

1/27 -Northern Heights High School FBLA "Pancake Feed": 5 ;15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. at Sacred Parish Hall, 106 Exchange.

1/28 – Lyon County Spelling Bee:  10 a.m. at Turning Point Academy, 315 South Market

1/29 - Lyon County League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena

1/30 - Lyon County League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena

1/31 - Lyon County League Basketball Tournament: All Day at Emporia's Civic auditorium/White Arena.

1/31 -Sacred Heart Church Annual Bierock Sale: 10:30 a.m. - Noon at Sacred Parish Hall, 106 Exchange.

1/31 - 19th Annual Ground Hog Dinner: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of 1st Congregational Church, 12th & State.

1/31 -1st Annual Banquet & Auction for Quail Forever: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the American Legion.

FEBRUARY

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

2/2 - Lyon County Conservation District 75th Annual Meeting & Banquet: 6 p.m. at Harvest House of Flint Hills Christian Church

2/6 - "Babes in Toyland"- Emporia High School Musical: 7 p.m. at EHS Auditorium

2/5 – "The 5 Browns", EAC 2015 Performing Arts Series:  7:30 p.m. at the Emporia Granada Theatre

2/7 - Sunflower Gymnastics "Winter Invitational": All Day White Arena/Civic Aud.

 2/7 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

2/7 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th.

2/7 - Lyon County Crimestoppers "Chili Cook-Off": 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Bowyer Community Building

2/7 - "Babes in Toyland"- Emporia High School Musical: 2 p.m. Matinee and 7 p.m. evening performance at EHS Auditorium

2/7 - "Some Enchanted Evening" 2015 Beta Sigma Phi Heart Dance: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. at the Granada Theatre.

2/8 - Sunflower Gymnastics "Winter Invitational": 9All Day White Arena/Civic Aud.

2/8 - "Sundays at the Site; A Reprise of William Allen White & his fight against the KKK": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks Visitors Center, 927 Exchange.

2/11 – "Sting Out Hunger" Meals for Ebola Relief in Liberia: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. on ESU Memorial Union "Main Street".

2/14 - Boy Scout Troop #157 "Annual Pancake Day": 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 12th and Market

2/14 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

2/14 – First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

2/14 - VALENTINE'S DAY

2/15 - "Sundays at the Site; The Spanish Flu Pandemic in Kansas and Emporia": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks Visitors Center, 927 Exchange.

2/21 -Annual Polar Plunge & other activities: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Mouse Lake on Topeka & The Emporia Senior Center. (click here for complete schedule)

2/21 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

2/21 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

2/22 - "Sundays at the Site; Harvey House History in Postcards": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks Visitors Center, 927 Exchange.

 2/24 - Wind Ensemble Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

2/25 - Jazz Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

 2/28 - Writing Workshop: Saving Grandpa's Stories: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Prairie Bluffs State Historic Site in Chase County.

2/28 - 33rd Annual Big Brothers/Big Sisters "Bowl for Kids Sake": 6 p.m. at Flint Hills Lanes in Emporia

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

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

3/7 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

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.

3/9 - 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

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

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

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

3/17 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY

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

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

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

APRIL

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

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

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

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)

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

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

4/16 - Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale:19 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 - "Taste of Emporia": 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 – 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

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

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

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

5/10 - MOTHER'S DAY

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

JUNE

 

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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