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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.

 JULY

7/1 - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/The Band of Many Colors:  Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

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

7/1 - 7/4 -  Arab Shrine Carnival: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. & Noon to 10 on Saturday at Lyon County Fairgrounds.

7/2 - Newman Hospital Auxiliary "Grilled Hot Dog Day": 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Hospital Snack Bar

7/2 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

7/3 -  Annual 5K "Glow Run at Gridley": 9 p.m. in Gridley

7/4 - INDEPENDENCE DAY "4TH OF JULY" CELEBRATED:  7/4 -  Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

7/4  -Annual Veteran's Gravel Grind: 8 a.m. at Gridley Independence Day Celebration

7/4 -  Kid's Fishing Derby "Gridley Independence Celebration": 8 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. at Gridley Lake

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

7/4 - 7/5 -  TOAD HOLLOW "Day Lily Tours": 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. each day at Toad Hollow, 1534 Road 170 (4 miles east of Emporia)

7/4 - Emporia "Fireworks Display: Approximately 9:45 p.m. on the ESU Campus

7/8 - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/Hispanic Roots Foklorico Dance: Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

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

7/8 - 7/11- ESU Summer Theatre "The Nerd": 7:30 p.m. at Bruder Theatre in King Hall at ESU

7/9 - "Emporia Municipal Band concludes 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert & the retirement of Conductor Gary McCarty: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

7/10 - "Jo Dee Messina" Concert: 8 p.m. at Granada Theatre

7/11 -  Giving Tree Room in Admire: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Admire Community Room  

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

7/11 - Flint Hills Optimist Club Annual Golf Tournament: 8:30 a.m.- at Emporia Golf Course

7/15 - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/Drum Safari:  Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

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

7/18 - Annual "Twinkie Fest Celebration": 7 a.m.- Noon at Flinthills Mall parking lot

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

7/18 - 4th Annual Jenkins/Yeager Memorial CO-ED Softball Tournament": All Day in Neosho Rapids

7/18 -  Giving Tree Room in Admire: 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Admire Community Room

7/19 - Emporia Public Library "Family Pool Party: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Jones Aquatic Center

7/22 - Final Day of Emporia Camera Club Print Show: 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. in Rotunda of Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

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

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

7/25 - ESU Summer Theatre "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" Final performance of the summer: 7:30 p.m. at Bruder Theatre in King Hall at ESU

7/28 - Emporia Public Library "You are the Hero" -- End of Summer Program Party for Teens: 4 p.m. at the Library

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

7/30 - 8/15  - Annual Lyon County Fair: Daily at locations on the Fairgrounds (click here for full schedule)

 

 AUGUST

8/1 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

8/1 - ERC "Touch-A-Truck" for Kids: 11 a.m. - noon at the Jones Aquatic Center parking lot.

8/1 - Annual "Rubber Ducky Races": 1:45 p.m. at Jones Aquatic Center

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

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

8/8 -  2nd Annual Hartford Jaguar Athletics Golf Tournament: 8 a.m.- at Osage City Country Club

8/12 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - at City Parking lot, 7th & Merchant

8/15 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

8/16 - "Final Day of Summer at Jones Aquatic Center: Noon - 3 p.m. FREE SWIMMING.  3:30 p.m. the Annual POOCH PLUNGE.

8/19 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - at City Parking lot, 7th & Merchant

8/21 - 16th Annual Beef Fest BBQ Contest: All Day at the Lyon County Fairgrounds

8/22 - 16th Annual Beef Fest BBQ Contest: All Day at the Lyon County Fairgrounds

8/22- Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

8/26 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. - at City Parking lot, 7th & Merchant

8/29 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 

 SEPTEMBER

9/6 - "Sundays on the Porch; Second Generation - William Lindsey & Kathrine White": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/13 - "Sundays on the Porch; WAW - A Voice of Reason in an Age of Isolationism": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/20 - "Sundays on the Porch; Panel Discussion - Profiles from Emporia's Past": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/27 - "Sundays on the Porch; Poetry on the Porch IX": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

 

OCTOBER

10/24 - Twin River Junior Shooting Sports Banquet: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds

 

 

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

 

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.  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.

 

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

6/26 - Emporia Recreation Commission's "Kid's Fishing Derby": 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Peter Pan Park Lake

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