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Written by Erren Harter
"NOTE: See bottom of this page for ongoing activities/events as well as a listing of service clubs.
10/5- Morris County Hospital Auxiliary "Community Blood Drive": 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Council Grove Christian Church, 106 east Main
10/6 - 13th Annual SOS Domestic Violence Summit: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Flint Hills Technical College.
10/6 - Emporia Symphony Concert "Movie Magic II": @ the Granada Theatre -- 10 a.m. Children's Concert, Regular Concert at & 7:30 p.m.
10/7 - ESU Marching Band Festival: 7 a.m.- at Welch Stadium
10/8 - Dine United (Benefit United Way): 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Planet Sub
10/8 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
10/10 - Sertoma Club "Annual Biscuits & Gravy Scholarship Breakfast": 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Emporia Sr. Center on East 12th.
10/10 - Osage City United Methodist Church "Bazaar": 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Osage City Senior Center, 604 Main.
10-10 - "Benefit Rodeo & Roping Event" for Mighty Montana Cole": 5 p.m. at Eagle Creek Saddle Club Arena west of Olpe.
10/10 - Neosho Rapids Memorial United Methodist Church "Annual Bazaar & Soup Supper": 5:30 p.m. at Neosho Rapids Elementary School
10/10 - Fresh Maine Lobster Feast: Serving at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at 1st Congregational Church
10/11 - Osage City Fire Department "Annual Open House": 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Osage City Fire Station.
10/15 - Dine United (Benefit United Way): 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Pizza Ranch
10/15 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
10/16 - "Sacred Heart - Everything Christmas" Garage Sale: 8 a.m. - noon at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 106 Exchange
10/17 - Salvation Army Pancake Feed to benefit the "David McGill Medical Fund": 7 a.m. - noon at Salvation Army Annex.
10/17 - "Move, Emporia 10K Run & 1 mile Walk": 7:30 a.m. from Newman Regional Health
10/17 - Flint Hills Opt8mist Club Pancake Feed: 7:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Presbyterian Church West Campus on 15th.
10/17 - 21st Annual Fall Forestry Festival: 8:30 a.m. at the Paul Dean Tree Farm in Madison
10/17 - "Sacred Heart - Everything Christmas" Garage Sale: 8 a.m. - noon at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 106 Exchange
10/17 - Emporia Masonic Lodge "Free Cancer Screening": 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 424 Merchant
10/17 - KVOE/Bruff;s Steak Challenge: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Bruff's Steakhouse
10/17- Disability Mentoring Dayt at ESU: All Day on the ESU Campus
10/17- Olpe United Methodist Church "Oktoberfest Supper": 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the church Fellowsh8p Hall
10/18- Faith Lutheran Church "Oktoberfest": 4 pm - 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran.
10/19 - Michael James Mette "Christian Concert": 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
10 /22 - 10/24 - ESU HOMECOMING ALL WEEK SEE: www.emporia.edu/homecoming for more details
10/22 - 10/25 - "South Pacific" ESU Homecoming Musical: Nightly in Albert Taylor Hall.
10/22 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
10/24 - Twin River Junior Shooting Sports Banquet: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds.
10/24 - Saffordville United Methodist Church "Harvest Supper": 6 p.m. at the church.
10/26- "Imagine Emporia Together Committee" 2nd Public Meeting: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Emporia High School
10/25 - Dine United (Benefit United Way): 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. at Coaches Grill & Bar
10/27 - KVOE'S 14th Annual Drive for Food to benefit the Salvation Army Food Pantry: 10 a.m. until completed.
10/28 - 14th Annual Senior Life Fair -- "Life At its Best": 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Flint Hills Christian Church - - Harvest House.
10/31 - "Si Se Puede" (Yes, I Can): 9 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. at Science Hall at ESU
10/31 - David Traylor Zoo "Boo in the Zoo": 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the Zoo
11/1 - Emporia Arts Center presents "CANTUS, Men's Ensemble": 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall at ESU
11/3 - Neosho Rapids Elementary School PTO's Annual Soup Supper: 5 P.M. - 7 P.M. at the school.
11/4 - Future Music Student Day for High School Jrs. & Srs.: 8 a.m. at Beach Music Hall, ESU
11/5 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
11/7 - Pioneer Bluff's "Ranch Heritage Prairie Talk features the Story of the Ranchland Trust of Kansas": 1:30 p.m. in the newly restored barn at Pioneer Bluff's Historic Site in Chase County.
11/11 - VETERAN'S DAY National Celebration
11/12 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
11/13 - Opera Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU
11/14 - Time Travel at the North Lyon County Museum: 5 p.m. -8 p.m. at Admire Community Center
11/17 - Jazz Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU
11/19 - National Teachers Hall of Fame Auction: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. (live on KVOE)
11/19 - Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. Albert Taylor Hall, ESU
11/19 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
11/18 - 11/22 - "Creating Claire": Nightly in The Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall, ESU.
11/21 - Honors Band Program and Concert: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU
11/22 - "Harvest Home" ESU Choir Concert: 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Emporia
11/26 - THANKSGIVING DAY National Celebration!!
12/1 - 38th Annual Christmas Dedication & Parade: Starting around 6:30 downtown. Parade will be broadcast on KVOE.
12/3 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
12/10 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
12/24 - First United Methodist Church Christmas Eve Service: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Live on KVOE
12/25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
EMPORIA ANIMAL SHELTER OCTOBER
This October, fall in love with a new best friend. 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.
SERTOMA CLUB MINIATURE TRAIN IN SODEN'S GROVE
The miniature train which is operated by the Sertoma Club of Emporia, will run through August on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m..
Cost is 50 cents per person. For private parties call 620-341-4360.
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
Every day is Veteran's Day at South East Kansas Works. Veterans are eligible for help in finding work, career counseling and other services.
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:
January 1, 2015 (New Year's Day)
January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King Jr's. birthday)
February 16, 2015 (President's Day)
October 12, 2015 (Columbus Day)
November 11, 2015 (Veteran's Day)
November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day)
December 25, 2015 (Christmas Day)
January 1, 2016 (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 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 also available for group tours and private events. Area school and youth groups can schedule A Day on the Farm.
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.