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Upcoming Community Events

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

 

MAY

5/24 - Summer Arts "Kick-Off Party": 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Emporia Arts Center, 815 Commercial.  

5/25  - K.I.S.S. (Keep It Safe Summer): 8 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Building on the  Lyon County fairgrounds.

5/27 - Emma Chase Friday Night Music "Oldtime Rock ' n Roll & Vintage Country Night": 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Prairie PastTimes, Cottonwood Falls.

5/29 - Admire Community Center  "Monthly Pancake Breakfast":   7 a.m. - 9 a.m. at the Community Center.

5/28 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

 

JUNE

 6/1 - Emporia Public Library "Brown Bag Concert; Mr. Stinky Feet":  Noon in the Library Courtyard.

6/1 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

6/2 - Flint Hills Rodeo: 8 p.m. Rodeo Arena in Strong City.

6/2 - Emporia Municipal Band Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park.

6/3 - Flint Hills Rodeo: 8 p.m. Rodeo Arena in Strong City.

6/4 - Art in the Garden at Red Rocks & Culture on the Porch: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Red Rocks state Historic Site.

6/4 - Elmendaro Township Library "Gallery on the Go Canvas Painting Fundraiser": 10 a.m. the Township Library in Hartford.

6/4 - Flint Hills Rodeo: 2 p.m. Annual Parade.  8 p.m. Rodeo Arena in Strong City.

6/4 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

6/5 - Art in the Garden at Red Rocks & Culture on the Porch: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Red Rocks state Historic Site.

6/8 - Emporia Public Library "Brown Bag Concert; Marshall Mitchell's Lowboy Music for Kids":  Noon in the Library Courtyard.

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

6/9 - Emporia Municipal Band Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park.

6/11 - Friends of the Emporia Animal Shelter, "2nd Annual Benefit Co-ed Softball Tournament"  All Day at the South Avenue Softball Fields.

6/11 - Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Flinthills Mall.

6/11 - Symphony Day "Open House at Pioneer Bluff's with Art in the Barn":   2 p.m. on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

6/11 - Annual Symphony in the Flint Hills:  All Day Event to be held at the South Clements Pasture seven miles west of Bazaar

6/11 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

6/11 - Hand in Hand Hospice "Wings of Hope Butterfly Release": 6 p.m. at the Butterfly Garden of the David Traylor Zoo, 75 Soden's Road.

6/12 - Sundays at the Site "Food & Hospitality with the Whites": 2 p.m. on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

6/15 - Emporia Public Library "Brown Bag Concert; Peanut Butter Hamster":   Noon in the Library Courtyard.

6/15 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

6/16 - Emporia Municipal Band Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park.

6/18 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

6/18 - 5th Annual Jenkins/Yeager Memorial CO-ED Softball Tournament:  All Day in Neosho Rapids.

6/19 - Sundays at the Site "Dr. Crumbine & the Dark Side of the Progressive Movement": 2 p.m. on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

6/22 - Emporia Public Library "Brown Bag Concert; Brian Wendling Juggling":  Noon in the Library Courtyard.

6/22 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

6/23 - Emporia Municipal Band Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park.

6/25 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

6/26- Sundays at the Site "Singer-Songwriter on the Porch": 2 p.m. on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

6/29 - Emporia Public Library "Brown Bag Concert; The Rockin'  Rob Show":  Noon in the Library Courtyard.

6/29 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

6/30 - Emporia Municipal Band Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park.

 

JULY

7/2 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

7/2 - Pioneer Bluff's "Bethel College Brass Quintet Music Matinee: 1:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bluff's.

7/2 - Pioneer Bluff's "Ice Cream Social: 3 p.m. at Pioneer Bluff's.

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

7/8 - 7/10 -  College of Emporia Alumni Reunion: All day C of E Flyer

7/9 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant. 

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

7/16- Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

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

7/23 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

7/23 - Pioneer Bluff's "Saving Grandpa's Stories writing workshop": 8:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. at Pioneer Bluff's.

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

7/30 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

 

AUGUST

8/3 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

8/5 - Newman Regional Health "7th Annual Denim & Diamonds Benefit":  7 p.m. -in Webb Hall, ESU.

8/6 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

8/10 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

8/13 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

8/17 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

8/20 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

8/24 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

8/27 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

8/27 - Pioneer Bluff's "Prairie Talk: Col. Sam Wood, Saint or Sinner?":  1:30 p.m. at Pioneer Bluff's.

8/31 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

 

SEPTEMBER

9/3 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

9/4 - Sundays at the Site "Kansas' Unstoppable Pandemic": 2 p.m. on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

9/7 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

9/10- Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

9/11 - Sundays at the Site "Lyon County's Latino Heritage": 2 p.m. on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

9/14 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

9/17 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

9/18 - Sundays at the Site "Prince Hall Masonic Lodge History": 2 p.m. on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

9/21 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

9/24 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

9/25 - Sundays at the Site "Poetry on the Porch X": 2 p.m. on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

9/28 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at City Parking Lot, 7th & Merchant.

9/30 - Authors on the Porch "White Children's Book Award Authors": on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

 

OCTOBER

10/2  - Sundays at the Site "Journey for Barbara - Beverley Buller": 2 p.m. on the porch at Red Rocks State Historic Site.

 

 

 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

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

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

The preserve buildings will be closed for the following holidays:

2016

  • 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 Summer Emporia Farmer's Market is held every Saturday morning from May through October. Wednesday evenings from 5p. 8 p.m. are added in June. It is located in the city parking lot at 7th & 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.

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.