"NOTE: See bottom of this page for ongoing activities/events as well as a listing of service clubs.
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.
for details. Also check out: http://pioneerbluffs.org/pioneer-bluffs-today
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.