Thick weekend of activities coming

Weather permitting, several big activities are planned for this weekend.

Things get started Saturday with the Lion Club's annual biscuits and gravy breakfast from 7:30 to 11:30 am at the Emporia Senior Center.

Club member Dave Eldridge says the meal includes all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy, plus sausage, fruit cup and drink. Cost is $5 in advance, $6 at the door and $2.50 for kids under age 10, with proceeds benefiting a myriad of club projects.

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Speaking of food, International Food Day is taking place at Emporia State University from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Visser Hall Skillett Atrium. The university's international student groups will have different delicacies to offer, with menu prices ranging from 50 cents to $5.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Flint Hills is set for its annual Bowl For Kids Sake starting at 6 pm at Flint Hills Lanes. The 32nd annual event raises money for the charity's matching programs.

Sacred Heart Church has its Mardi Gras auction Saturday evening. Organizer Jami Reever says there are a lot of specialty items up for bid.

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Cost is $15 to be involved. Bidding starts at 6:30 pm. Proceeds benefit school operations and scholarships.

Saturday is also St. David's Day, but Emporia's annual celebration takes place Sunday. St. David is the patron saint of Wales, and event organizer Rhonda Gordon says music was a big part of his legend.

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The concert begins at 2 pm at Presbyterian Church West Campus. Tea and Welsh bread will also be served.

Find out more about community events online at KVOE.com.

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