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Upcoming Community Events

*If you would like to have your event on our calendar call 620-342-1400, 1-800-279-1964 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOTE: See bottom of this page for ongoing activities/events as well as a listing of service clubs.

 

AUGUST

8/20 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  5 p.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/22 – First Congregational Church Fall Rummage Sale: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the church basement, 12th and State

8/22 – Corporate Challenge Award Presentations:

8/22 – 8/24 - Dynamic Discs "Latitude 64" Tournament:  Various Courses in the city

8/22 - 8/23 - 28th Annual Flint Hills Beef Fest:  Lyon County Fairgrounds - (Click here for website)

8/23 – First Congregational Church Fall Rummage Sale: 7 a.m. - 11a.m. in the church basement, 12th and State

8/23 – "Walk to Defeat ALS":  8 a.m. in Emporia's Jones Park

8/23 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/23 – Beef Fest "5K Run for the Brand": 8 a.m. at the Orchard North on Highway K-99.

8/23 – "Cruisin' the Campus":  5 p.m. - 9 p.m. a.m. at Plumb Hall & on the Main Drag (Commercial St.) in Emporia.

8/23 – Great Plains Trio Concert: 7:30 p.m.  in Heath Recital Hall at ESU p.m. in  City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/24 – Emporia Vintage Baseball will host Topeka Western's:  1 p.m. at Historic Howe House on Logan Ave.

8/26 – Humane Society "Bow Wow Basics" 2nd  session: Humanitarian Center, 215 W. 6th Ave.

8/27 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 5 p.m. in  City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/28 – Eagle Creek WRAPS Soil Health Workshop: 5 p.m. at 120 West Listerscheid in Olpe

8/29 – "Knock Kneed Sally in Concert": 8 p.m. at the Granada Theatre

8/30 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

8/30 - 8/31 – National Toy Fox Terrier "Specialty" Dog Show: Lyon County Fairgrounds

 

SEPTEMBER

9/3 – Hornet Rally: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in Welch Stadium/ESU

 9/6 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

9/6 – Veteran's Tribute Golf tournament: Emporia Golf Course

9/6 – Emporia Chamber of Commerce EASCAR Night: The Anderson Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds

9/7 – Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "The 1925 Brutal Murder of a Kansas Farm Wife": 2 p.m. William Allen White State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/7 – Juice Newton/Exile Concert: 7 p.m. Granada Theatre

9/13 – Girl Scouts of Kansas, Heartland; "Landscape Painting #1: 10 a.m. - Noon at Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve/Chase County

9/13 – 17th Annual Super Custom Car Show: Noon - 5 p.m. in 10 & 1100 blocks of Commercial Street

 9/13 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

9/13 – Great American Market: All day in downtown Emporia.

9/13 – 17th Annual Super Custom Car Show: Noon - 5 p.m. in 10 & 1100 blocks of Commercial Street

9/13 – Hispanics of Today & Tomorrow Annual Fiesta: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. at Las Casitas Park, West South Ave.

9/13 – ESU Music Dept. "Gala Benefit Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

9/14 – Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "William Allen White Battles the KKK in Kansas": 2 p.m. at home of William Allen White, 927 Exchange.

9/14 – Emporia Vintage Baseball will host Flint Hills Antique Power Association:  4 p.m. at Historic Howe House on Logan Ave.

9/19 – Relay for Life for Lyon County Annual Event: 7 p.m. - 6:30 a.m. (Sat) in the South Parking Lot of Flinthills Mall

9/20 – United Way/HRPAGE Golf Tournament:  8 a.m. at Emporia Country Club.

9/20 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

9/20 – 9/21 Flint Hills Antique Power Association Tractor Show:  All day at Historic Howe House on Logan Ave.

 9/20 – Lyon County History Center "Magical Moments"  Fund Raiser w/Emporia Symphony Orchestra:  5:30 p.m.at Emporia High School.

9/21 – Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "William Allen White in France during WWI": 2 p.m. at William Allen White State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/25 – ESU Music Dept. "Jazz Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

9/26 - 9/27 Fabulous Finds on Highway 99: Annual sale that runs along K99 from city to city

9/27 – 24th Annual Hartford Harvest Day: 7 a.m. - Midnight. (click here for complete schedule)

9/27 – "Joyful Noise Music Camp"/Symphony in the Flint Hills: 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Camp Wood YMCA in Chase County

9/27 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

9/28 – Cellist Eugene Friesen in Concert at the "Joyful Noise Music Camp": 10 a.m. at Camp Wood YMCA in Chase County a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

9/28 – The U.S. Marine Corps Band in Concert: 2 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

9/28– Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "Poetry on the Porch VIII": 2 p.m. at William Allen White State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.


OCTOBER

10/1 – Marching Band Festival: 6 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Welch Stadium, ESU

10/2 – ESU Music Dept. "Choral Invitational Concert": 7:30 p.m. in First United Methodist Church

10/3 – ESU Chamber Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

10/3 - 10/4 -  Girl Scouts of Kansas, Heartland; "Mother Daughter Camp - Daisy/Brownies": 5:30 p.m. (10/3) - Noon (10/4) at Camp Wood, Elmdale

10/3 - 10/4 -  Girl Scouts of Kansas, Heartland; "Mother Daughter Camp - Junior/Cadette": 1:30 p.m. (10/4) - Noon (10/5) at Camp Wood, Elmdale

10/4 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

10/4 – Annual William Allen White Children's Book Awards: All Day on the ESU Campus

10/4  – "Mary White" - the Movie: 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. in the Granada Theatre

10/4 – Twin Rivers Junior Shooting Sports "Banquet/Auction" Fundraiser:  5:30 p.m. in Anderson Building/Lyon County Fairgrounds.

10/5 – Sundays on The Porch at Red Rocks "Teddy the Ghost Dog of Red Rocks": 2 p.m. at William Allen White State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

10/7 – Emporia Symphony Orchestra Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Granada Theatre in downtown Emporia

10/10 - 10/11 - "Emporia High School Class of '64", 50th Reunion: Various Locations in Emporia

10/11 – Sertoma Club of Emporia Annual Biscuits & Gravy Scholarship Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Emporia Senior  Center

10/11 – Girl Scouts of Kansas, Heartland; "Landscape Painting #2: 10 a.m. - Noon at Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve/Chase County

10/16 - Joe Diffie In Concert: Evening Emporia Granada Theatre

10/16 – ESU "Working" ESU Homecoming Musical: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall/Plumb Hall

10/17 – 11/7 Quilts of Valor Display:  Normal business hours Emporia Public Library. (Click here for complete schedule)

10/17 – Veteran's Artist Exhibit Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Emporia Arts Center (Click here for complete schedule)

10/17 – ESU "Working" ESU Homecoming Musical: 8 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall/Plumb Hall

10/17 -"Art-Tober Fest": All Day at Granada Theatre

10/18 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant

10/18 - ESU Homecoming

10/18 – ESU "Working" ESU Homecoming Musical: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall/Plumb Hall

10/18 - 10/19  - Kansas High School Rodeo: All Day at the Lyon County Fairgrounds

10/19 – ESU "Working" ESU Homecoming Musical: 2 p.m. Matinee in Albert Taylor Hall/Plumb Hall

10/20 - KSHSAA Classes 3, 2, & 1A State Girl's Golf Tournament: All Day Emporia Golf Course

10/23  - "Love Canon in Concert": Evening Emporia Granada Theatre

10/25 – Emporia Farmer's Market:  8 a.m. in City Parking Lot 7th & Merchant.

10/28 – ESU Woodwind Showcase Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

10/30 – Miami Clarinet Quartet Recital: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

10/31 - KSHSAA Girls State Volleyball -Classes 2 & 3A: All Day White Arena in Civic Auditorium (Day 1)

 

NOVEMBER

 11/1 - KSHSAA Girls State Volleyball -Classes 2 & 3A: All Day White Arena in Civic Auditorium (Conclusion)

11/1 – 11/22 - Veteran's Artist Gallery Exhibit: Normal business hours at Emporia Arts Center. (Click here for complete schedule)

11/1 – 11/30 - Veteran's Library Display: Normal business hours at Emporia Public Library  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/4 – Veteran's Artist Exhibit Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Emporia Arts Center (Click here for complete schedule)

11/6 – Veteran's Breakfast: 8 a.m. at Emporia Senior Center (FREE to Veteran's) (Click here for complete schedule)

11/6 – "Marty Stewart" Concert: 7 p.m. Emporia Granada Theatre (Click here for complete schedule)

11/6 – Mid-America Woodwind Quintet Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

11/6 – Veteran's Military Roundtable"The Cost of War": 7:30 p.m. Preston Family Room/ESU-Memorial Union  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/7 – Veteran's Show Off Your Talent!: 730 p.m.In Albert Taylor Hall/ESU  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/8 – Veteran's Artist Exhibit Reception: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Emporia Arts Center (Click here for complete schedule)

11/8 – Quilts of Valor Presentation: 11:00 a.m. American Legion, West 12th in Emporia (Click here for complete schedule)

11/9 – Freedom Fest Run/Walk/Bike: 8 a.m. at the All Veteran's Memorial in Soden's Grove (Click here for complete schedule)

11/9 – Veteran's Week Student Essay & Poster Awards: 2 p.m. at Emporia Middle School on Graphics Arts Road  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/10 – Reception & Program - "Kansas and the Civil War in American History": 5:30 p,m, Emporia Public Library  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/10 – Lyon County Historical Society Museum Exhibit - "Life Interrupted: Lyon County Kansas and the Civil War"Normal Business hours at the Emporia Public Library  (Click here for complete schedule)

11/11 – VETERAN'S DAY

7:00 a.m. Veteran's Breakfast at Presbyterian Manor

9:30 a.m. Veteran's Day Parade, downtown Emporia

11:00 a.m. Veteran's Day Memorial service at the All Veteran's Memorial in Soden's Grove

Noon  "Ham & Bean Feed" at American Legion on West 12th  & VFW at 932 Graphics Arts Road

11/13 – ESU Music Dept. "Jazz Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

11/14 – ESU Music Dept. "Opera Concert": 7:30 p.m. in Heath Recital Hall, ESU

11/15 – Emporia Symphony Concert: 7:30 p.m. in Albert Taylor Hall, ESU

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

11/20 – 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

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

11/122– "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

11/27 - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

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

 

DECEMBER

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

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

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

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

12/25 - CHRISTMAS DAY

 

JANUARY (2015)

 

FEBRUARY

MARCH

 

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

 

APRIL

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" : 27:30 p.m. In Karl C. Bruder Theatre, ESU

 

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS

TALLGRASS PRAIRIE NATIONAL PRESERVE

Summer hours at the Preserve run from June 1st through Labor Day. During the summer there will be ranch tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Visitor's Center is open daily from 8: 30 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.

Summer only: On Fridays during June the preserve sponsors "Fun with Flora and Fauna" for children. Meet at the visitors center.  Programs run from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. For more information call 620-273-8659.

 

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 Emporia Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday morning through summer and fall at  8 a.m. - 10 a.m. May. through Oct.. A Wednesday evening market is added in June. The location is the city parking lot at 7th and Merchant. 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. The historic home is open Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. now through mid-November.

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.

 

EMMA CHASE MUSIC HALL/COTTONWOOD FALLS

The Emma Chase Cafe sponsors "Friday Night Jam Sessions" next door to the cafe in the "Music Hall".

All Jam Sessions begin at 7:30 p.m.  The  monthly Friday night schedule is as follows:

 

1st. Friday -- TALLGRASS PICKIN'

2nd Friday --  K-177 BLUEGRASS PICKIN'

3rd  Friday -- TALLGRASS GOSPEL

4th  Friday -- OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL

on 5th Fridays -- PICKIN' THE BLUES


Watch their website emmachasecafe.com for special weekend events. or you can call (620) 273-6020

 

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.