3/10 – Emporia Chapter 384 of National Association of Retired & Federal Employees: 11:30 a.m. at Pizza Ranch, 3000 W. 18th
3/10 – Math Family Night at Emporia Middle School: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Emporia Middle School
3/11 – Coffey County Cancer Support Group "Soup Lunch": 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at 4-H Building in Kelley Park, Burlington
3/12 – La Bonita Garden of Grace Gardening Class: 6:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 2 Neosho St.
3/12 - 3/15 – KSHSAA Class 1A Division 1 State Basketball Tournament: Daily in White Arena, Civic Auditorium
3/12 – Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Open House: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Preserve Visitor Center at 2480 Ks. Hwy 177
3/13 –Kaleidoscope: Choral Invitational Concert with the ESU A Capella Choir & Chamber Singers: 7:30 p.m. 1st United Methodist Church, 9th & Merchant
3/15 – 1st Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Church Fellowship Hall
3/15 -- Flint Hills Gobblers Women in the Outdoors Archery Day: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Dry Creek Sporting Clays
3/15 – Emporia Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon Emporia Humanitarian Center, 215 West 6th.
3/15 – Emporia Farmer's Market Annual Meeting: Noon at Humanitarian Center
3/15 – St. Patrick's Day Parade: Morning in downtown Emporia
3/15 – Vet City Rollers Bake Sale: 8:30 a.m. in front of Town Royal Bar in downtown Emporia
3/19 – Annual EVCO Food Show: All Day in White Arena, Civic Auditorium
3/21 -- 3/22 – Melvern Pride Dinner-Theatre "Boarding House": Evening at Melvern Community Building
3/22 – Annual Spring EXPO: All Day in White Arena, Civic Auditorium
3/25 – Habitat for Humanity Annual Concert with the ESU A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, Emporia Camerata and Community Chorus: 7:30 p.m. 1st United Methodist Church, 9th and Merchant
3/28 – Hamilton High School Carnival Fundraiser
3/29 – 13th Annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dry Creek Sporting Clays
3/29 – Flint Hills Optimist Club High School All Star Basketball Games: Evening in White Arena, Civic Auditorium
3/29 – SOS "Heartland" Concert & Auctions: 8 p.m. Emporium Granada Theatre a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Church Fellowship Hall
4/5 -- NKANS (Newman Kansas Association of Nursing Students "Dog 'n-Jog" Memorial Scholarship Fun Run: 4:30 p.m. Emporia High School Fitness Trail
4/7 - 4/12 -- Friends of the Library Book Sale: Daily at the Emporia Public Library
4/13 -- Spring Migration Triathlon: Will begin at 8 a.m. at the ESU Pool
4/19 – 1st Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Church Fellowship Hall
4/23 – Kansas Native Plant Society Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Emporia Public Library
4/25 – 12th Annual Flint Hills Technical College Benefit Auction: 6:30 p.m. White Arena in Civic Auditorium
4/26 – 3rd Annual Walk to Benefit "Happy Life Children's Home" in Kenya: 10 a.m. - 1st Congregational Church, 12th & State
4/27 – Emporia Brown Express "Super Custom Car Show": Noon to 5 p.m. in the 1000 & 1100 blocks of Commercial in Emporia
5/17 – 1st Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Church Fellowship Hall
6/7 – Tallgrass Writing Workshop: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Emporia State University
6/7 – Tallgrass Writing Workshop Reception & Book Signing: 7 p.m. at "Red Rocks" Historic Home, 927 Exchange
6/8 – Tallgrass Writing Workshop: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Emporia State University
6/21 – 1st Congregational Church Men's Breakfast: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Church Fellowship Hall
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 Mon. During Winter months the site is open from 10 to 5 on Mondays only.
To find out more call 620-753-3484. Their web site is www.pioneerbluffs.org
The Winter Emporia Farmer’s Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. - noon Nov. through April. The location is 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. 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. - 11:30 a.m Mileage is reimbursed. Call Terry for information at 340-8001 or 481-1045.