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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.

APRIL

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)

4/14 - Lebo American Legion Annual Cancer Benefit Card Party: 1:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Lebo

 4/14 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

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

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

4/16 - Veteran's Roundtable Spring Meeting: "WWII Motion Pictures": 7:30 p.m. in Sauder Alumni Center, ESU

4/16 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

4/16 - SOS "Take Back the Night": 7 p.m. at Bruder Theatre, ESU

4/16 - Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale: 9 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

4/17 - Salvation Army Auction to benefit their Youth Programs: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Annex, 327 Constitution

4/18– First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. at Braum's, 1028 W. 6th (breakfast on your own)

4/18 - "Giving Tree Room": 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Admire Community Center

4/18 - Emporia Farmer's Market (final of the winter season): 10 a.m. - noon at Humanitarian Center

4/18 – Emporia High School "Latinos Unidos Students - Enchilada Dinner"" : 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Emporia Senior Center, 603 East 12th.

4/18 - Olpe United Methodist Church "Saturday Supper":  5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. a.m. - noon at Humanitarian Center

 4/18 - American Cancer Society "Strike Out Cancer" Fundraiser: 6 p.m. at Flint Hills Lanes in Emporia

 4/18 - "The Taste": 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 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

 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

 4/22 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

 4/23 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 7:30 p.m. in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

4/24 - 4/25 - "Sleep in a Box" Fundraiser: 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday morning at the Didde Catholic Campus Center, 1415 Merchant.

4/24 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 7:30 p.m. in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

4/25 – Admire Community Monthly Pancake Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the Admire Community Center

4/25 - Emporia Farmer's Market as part of Sustainability Fair: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at FHTC Parking Area

4/25 - Annual Flint Hills Sustainability Fair: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Flint Hills Technical College

4/25 - Safe Kids Emporia - "Child Passenger Safety Check": 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Staples Parking Lot, 2200 Industrial Road.

4/25 - "Heart Chase": 10 a.m. at Welch Stadium on the ESU Campus

4/25 - Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the "Jeri Fish Memorial Fund at the Emporia Christian School: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Fellowship Hall of  1st Congregational Church, 12th and State.

4/25 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 7:30 p.m. in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

4/26 - "Sleep in a Box" Fundraiser Concludes: 10:30 a.m. at the Didde Catholic Campus Center, 1415 Merchant.

4/26 - Reading United Methodist Church Women "Roast Beef Lunch": 12:15 p.m. at the Church

4/26 – Shakespeare's "As You Like It" : 2 p.m. Matinee in Frederickson Theatre in Roosevelt Hall/ESU

4/28 - Emporia Public Library  Class on "Advanced Word Processing": 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. at Public Library

 4/28 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

4/29 – Chi Omega Sorority will host their annual "Chi O Queso" : 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Sorority House, 1519 Merchant

` 4/30 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

MAY

5/1 – "Spring Dance Project" : 7:30 p.m. In Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

5/2 – 3-ON-3 Basketball Tournament & Breakfast to benefit 6 year old Brooklyn Barrett of Burlington who has Kabuki Syndrome Awareness & Juvenile Arthritis: Breakfast 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Burlington Middle School. BB Tournament all day in Burlington High School & Middle School Gyms.

5/2 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

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

5/2 - 1st Annual "Trot for Tots", Sponsored by P.L.A.Y.: 7 a.m. in Soden's Grove. Children's race at 8 a.m. Adults at 10 a.m.

5/2 - Emporia Camerata/Community Chorus Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU.

5/3 - Vintage Baseball:  William Allen White Sox vs. Wichita Bull Stockings: 2 p.m. at the Howe House Field, 315 East Logan

5/3 - "Train Rides for Technology" Autism Fundraiser: 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Sertoma Train in Soden's Grove.

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 Public Library  Class on "Introducing Windows 10": 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. at Public Library

5/5 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

 5/5 - Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

5/7  - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

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

5/9 - Emporia Police Department Golf Tournament to Benefit Special Olympics: 9 a.m. at the Emporia Golf Course

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

5/9 - Red Rocks State Historic Site Season Opening Concert: On the Lawn of the site, 927 Exchange. Afternoon

 5/10 - MOTHER'S DAY

 5/12 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

 5/14 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

5/16 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

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. at Braum's, 1028 W. 6th (breakfast on your own)

5/19 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

5/21 - "KISS" (KEEP IT SAFE SUMMER): 5:30 P.M. - 8 P.M.  Flinthills Mall (former SEARS location)

 5/21 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

5/23 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

5/25 - MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATED

5/25 - "Memorial Day Program including Muncipal Band": 9 a.m. at All Veteran's Memorial in Soden's Grove

 5/26 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

 5/28 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

5/28 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

5/30 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

5/30 - Traditional Memorial Day date.

5/31 - "St. Joseph's Catholic Church "Trivia Night Fundraiser": 6 p.m. at Knight's of Columbus Hall in Olpe

JUNE

 6/1 - "Sundays on the Porch; William Allen White Takes Ownership of the Gazette in 1895": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

6/2 - 5th Annual "Pink Parade" to benefit the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure: 7 p.m. at the Emporia High School Track

 6/2 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

 6/4 - Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics: 9  a.m. leaving from 12th and Commercial

6/4 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

6/4 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

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

6/7 - "Sundays on the Porch; William Allen White & ElDorado": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

6-11 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program (Concluding Program of the Series: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

 6/11  - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

6/13 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 6/14 - "Sundays on the Porch; Marcia Lawrence looks at 'Franklin Gilson,  Emporia's Professor of     Pageantry": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

6/18 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

6/20 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 6/20 - First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. at Braum's, 1028 W. 6th (breakfast on your own)

6/21 - "Sundays on the Porch; A panel of Emporia writer's read and talk about writing: 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

 6/26 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

6/27 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 6/28 - "Sundays on the Porch; Flint Hills Harmony presents Harmony on the Porch": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

 JULY

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

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

 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

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

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

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

 

AUGUST

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.

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS

 

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.  

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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