"NOTE: See bottom of this page for ongoing activities/events as well as a listing of service clubs.
11/26 - Walnut Elementary School "Turkey Day Dash": 7:30 a.m. at Walnut.
11/26 - THANKSGIVING DAY National Celebration!!
11/28 - Chase County Country Christmas: All Day in Cottonwood Falls
11/28 - Chase County Country Christmas "Homes Tour": Noon to 4 p.m. in Cottonwood Falls
11/28 - Small Business Saturday: All Day in Lebo
12/1 - Emporia High School Wrestling Team Annual Taco Supper: 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of 1st United Methodist Church.
12/1 - "The Star of Bethlehem" : 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Peterson Planetariulm, ESU.
12/1 - 38th Annual Christmas Dedication & Parade: Starting around 6:30 downtown. Parade will be broadcast on KVOE.
12/2 - "The Star of Bethlehem" : 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Peterson Planetariulm, ESU
12/3 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
12/4 - Plumb Place "Artist's Open House": 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Plumb Place, 224 East 6th
12/4 - TFI Family Services "Silver & Gold Anniversary Celebration": 5:30 p.m. -at Bowyer Community Building, Lyon County Fairgrounds.
12/5 -"Red Stocking Breakfast" to benefit Kansas Children's Service League": 7:30 a./m. - 10:30 a.m. at Pizza Ranch, 3000 W. 18th Ave.
12/5 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
12/5 - Plumb Place "Artist's Open House": 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Plumb Place, 224 East 6th
12/5 - Madison Historical Society "Homes Tour": 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Starts at the Madison Depot/Museum.
12/6 - "Battle of the Badges - Toy Drive": Throughout the day in Emporia.
12/6 - ABATE District 12 "Toy Run": 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at VFW, 930 Graphic Arts Road
12/10 - NASA History Series: U.S. Manned Space Exploration: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 in Peterson Planetarium at ESU
12/6 - Congregational Women's Fellowship "Christmas Brunch": 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at 1st Congregational Church 12th and State.
12/15 - Emporia Municipal Band "Christmas Concert": 3 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre
12/19 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
12/24 - First United Methodist Church Christmas Eve Service: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Live on KVOE
12/25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
1/2 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
1/16 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
1/30 - Starship: 7:30 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre
2/6 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
2/19 - Seussical: 7 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre
2/20 - Fish Kansas Instructor Workshop: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Flint Hills Technical College
2/20 - Terri Clark & Mark Wills: 7 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre
2/20 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
3/5 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
3/18 - Diamond Rio: 7:30 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre
3/19 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
3/26 - Grand Funk Railroad: 7:30 p.m. at Emporia Granada Theatre
4/2 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
4/16 - Emporia Winter Farmer's Market: 10 a.m. - Noon at 701 Commercial
EMPORIA ANIMAL SHELTER
ISN'T IT TIME YOU ADOPTED A PET? Adopt a pet. Stop by the Emporia Animal Shelter 1216 Hatcher Monday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. And Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Applications are available at the Shelter.
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
Every day is Veteran's Day at South East Kansas Works. Veterans are eligible for help in finding work, career counseling and other services.
TALLGRASS PRAIRIE NATIONAL PRESERVE
Winter Season - November through April
Buildings Open Daily
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Season - May through October
Buildings Open Daily
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The preserve buildings will be closed for the following holidays:
January 1, 2015 (New Year's Day)
January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King Jr's. birthday)
February 16, 2015 (President's Day)
October 12, 2015 (Columbus Day)
November 11, 2015 (Veteran's Day)
November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day)
December 25, 2015 (Christmas Day)
January 1, 2016 (New Year's Day)
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 also available for group tours and private events. Area school and youth groups can schedule A Day on the Farm.
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.
Don’t miss Chili Night this Sunday, November 1st at 6 p.m. It’s the ERC’s 4th Annual Chili Cooking Contest! Competition will be based on traditional and non-traditional recipes for Chili. Tickets are just $3 and everyone who buys a ticket is a judge! Eat Chili!! Judge Chili! Prizes for the winners! You can even toast marshmallows to make the worlds best S’mores!! Buy your tickets from the desk at the Lee Beran Recreation Center! Plan a fun night out at the Emporia Rec Commissions, Chili Night, This Sunday night. Don’t miss it.