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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.

 

NOVEMBER

11/18 – ESU Music Dept. "Percussion Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

11/19 – "A Moon for the Misbegotten" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

11/19 – 11/20 Medicare Counselors "Part D" Available: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Lyon County Court House Annex, l402 Commercial

11/20 – KSU "Catbacker's Watch Party" : 6 p.m. at Coaches

11/20 – ESU Music Dept. "Chamber Orchestra Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

11/20 – "A Moon for the Misbegotten" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

11/21 – "A Moon for the Misbegotten" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

 11/21 – Quail Initiative Habitat Tour & Dinner: Habitat Tour - 4:30 p.m. and Meal & Information 6 p.m.

11/22 – Messiah Lutheran Church "Harvest Home Festival" : 8 a.m. in the Anderson Building at the Lyon Counlty Fairgrounds

11/22 – Reading Business Stroll : 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Reading

11/22 – ESU Wind Ensemble Concert following Honors Band Event: 4:00 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

11/22– "A Moon for the Misbegotten" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

11/24 - 11/30 – Winning Veterans Artists Display Normal business hours at ESB Financial, 8th & Merchant

11/25– David Traylor Zoo "Happy Holidaze Lighting Ceremony": 5:15 p.m.: in the zoo.

11/27 - THANKSGIVING

11/27– Walnut "Turkey Day Dash; 5k Fun Run/Walk" : 7:30 a.m. at Walnut Elementary School in Emporia

 11/28– Strong City "Seasonal Express" (part of Chase County Counltry Christmas : 75:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.at the historic depot and caboose in Strong City.(click here for complete schedule

11/29– Ethan Carroll Memorial "Coyote Calling Contest" : 8 a.m. at Morris County 4H Building

11/29– 4th Annual "Shop Lebo" : 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Various locations in Lebo

11/29– 1st Lebo Small Business "Chili Cook Off": 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Reed Company (former Kan-Build Complex)

 11/29– "A Chase County Country Christmas" : 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Cottonwood Falls/Strong City (click here for complete schedule

11/29 - KSHSAA Class 6A State Football Championship: Afternoon in Welch Stadium/ESU

 

DECEMBER

12/1  Emporia Community Foundation "Match Day" to benefit  Food for Students, What's in Outdoors, Emporia Municipal Band, Emporia Celebrates the Flint Hills, and the Never Let Go Fund:  9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Flint Hills Mall.

12/1  Red Cross Bloodmobile "Community Blood Drive": Noon - 6 p.m. at 12th Avenue Baptist Church, 2023 West 12th.

12/1 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

12/2  Red Cross Bloodmobile "Community Blood Drive": 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 12th Avenue Baptist Church, 2023 West 12th.

12/2 - Annual Community Christmas Parade: 7 p.m. Downtown Emporia

12/5 - Community Engagement Sessions on Asthma Mgt.: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & Session II 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Cora Miller Hall at NRH. (click here for complete schedule)

12/5  Annual "Festival of Trees": Noon - 2 p.m. on Main Street in the Memorial Union at ESU

12/6 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

12/6  Kansas Children's Service League's "Red Stocking Breakfast": 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a..m. at Pizza Ranch 3000 W. 18th Ave.

12/6 – ESU Choirs/Emporia Camerata/Community Chorus & Emporia Symphony Orchestra "Holiday Concert -- Handel's Messiah": Albert Taylor Hall/ESU

12/7– Red Rocks - White Christmas by The William Allen White Community Partnership" : 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange

12/10 - 12/11 - USD 253 Annual Seasonal Celebration: 7 p.m. each evening in White Arena/Civic Auditorium

12/11 – 12/13 Friends of the Library "Gingerbread House" Contest: On Display in Large Meeting Room of the EPL

12/13  Girl Scouts Holiday Craft Workshop: 10 a.m. - Noon at Emporia Arts Center, 815 Commercial.

12/14 – Emporia Municipal Band Annual Holiday Concert Day: 3 p.m. Granada Theatre.

12/18 – ESU Music Dept. "Percussion Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

12/20– First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

12/20 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

12/20 - "Christmas with Santa": 9 a.m. -10 a.m. at Lee Beran Recreation Center (reservations reqd.)

12/25 - CHRISTMAS DAY

 

JANUARY (2015)

1/1 - NEW YEAR'S DAY

1/3 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

1/5 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

1/10 - 2/7 - "Children Inspire Glass Project": Emporia Arts Center

1/17– First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

1/17 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

1/23 - Community Engagement Sessions on Asthma Mgt.: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. & Session II 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Cora Miller Hall at NRH. (click here for complete schedule)

1/24 – GSA Cookie College 101-Emporia Grades 4 - 8:  1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Amend Girl Scout Center, Emporia

 

FEBRUARY

2/2 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

2/7 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

2/8 - "Sundays at the Site; A Reprise of William Allen White & his fight against the KKK": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks Visitors Center, 927 Exchange.

2/14 - VALENTINE'S DAY

2/15 - "Sundays at the Site; The Spanish Flu Pandemic in Kansas and Emporia": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks Visitors Center, 927 Exchange.

11/15– First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

2/21 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

2/22 - "Sundays at the Site; Harvey House History in Postcards": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks Visitors Center, 927 Exchange.

 

MARCH

3/2 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

3/4 – "The Tree House Effect" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/5 – "The Tree House Effect" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/6 – "The Tree House Effect" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/7 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

3/7 – "The Tree House Effect" : 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

3/17 - ST. PATRICK'S DAY

3/21 – First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

3/21 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

 

APRIL

4/4 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

4/6 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

4/18– First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

4/18 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - noon at the Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th

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

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

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

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

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

 

MAY

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

5/4 – Flint Hills MS Connection Monthly Group Meeting: 6:30 p.m. in the Sunflower Conference Room at Newman Regional Health

5/10 - MOTHER'S DAY

5/16– First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS

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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