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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.

MAY

5/19 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

5/20 - Emporia Sr. Center Celebrates "Older Americans Month": 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at Emporia Sr. Center on East 12th.

5/21 - "KISS" (KEEP IT SAFE SUMMER): 5:30 P.M. - 8 P.M.  Flinthills Mall (former SEARS location)

 5/21 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

5/23 - Admire Community Center Monthly Pancake Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 9 ;30 a.m. at the center in Admire

5/23 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

5/23 – Masonic Lodge #114, Florence will host Free Cancer Screening: 9 a.m. - Noon at Masonic Center, 417 Main in Florence

5/25 - MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATED

5/25 - "Memorial Day Program including Municipal Band": 9 a.m. at All Veteran's Memorial in Soden's Grove

 5/26 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

5/27 - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/Mr. Stinky Feet:  Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

 5/28 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

5/28 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

5/29 - "Art in the Garden of Red Rocks": 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Red Rocks, 927 Exchange

5/30 - 10th Annual Dirty Kanza 200 Bicycle Race: Start and Finish line downtown in the 800 Block of Commercial

 5/30 - "Art in the Garden of Red Rocks": 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at  Red Rocks, 927 Exchange

5/30 - Emporia Arts Center "Artmobile": All Day in front of the Center 815 Commercial with Face Painting & Arts & Crafts for Kids

5/30 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

5/30 - Traditional Memorial Day date.

5/31 - "St. Joseph's Catholic Church "Trivia Night Fundraiser": 6 p.m. at Knight's of Columbus Hall in Olpe

JUNE

 6/1 - "Sundays on the Porch; William Allen White Takes Ownership of the Gazette in 1895": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

6/2 - 5th Annual "Pink Parade" to benefit the Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure: 7 p.m. at the Emporia High School Track

 6/2 - "Bow Wow Basics; Dog training": 6 p.m. at Hammond Park. (Humanitarian Center in case of bad weather)

6/3 - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/Comedic Magician, Eric Vaughn:  Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

 6/4 - Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics: 9  a.m. leaving from 12th and Commercial

6/4 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

6/4 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

6/4 - 78th Annual Flint Hills Rodeo: 6:30 p.m. "Kids Stick Horse Rodeo (Dance Floor) 8 p.m. Opening Night at the Rodeo.

6/5 - ESU Athletic Department Annual Auction: 6 p.m. at Civic Auditorium/White Arena .

6/5 - 78th Annual Flint Hills Rodeo: 6:30 p.m. "Kids Stick Horse Rodeo (Dance Floor) 8 p.m. Rodeo.

6/5 - "CASES FOR KIDS" 5K Glow Run/Walk: 9 p.m.: at offices of Saint Francis Community Services, 1200 Graphic Arts Road.

6/5 - ESU Athletic Dept. Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament: 9 a.m. Emporia Golf Course:

6/6 - 78th Annual Flint Hills Rodeo: 2 p.m. Rodeo Parade b/w Cottonwood Falls and Strong City.: 630 p.m. "Kids Stick Horse Rodeo (Dance Floor) 8 p.m. the Rodeo. 10 p.m. Rodeo Dance.

6/6 - Chamness 4-H Club Bake Sale:: 8 a.m. - till sold out at Waters True Value, 2727 W. 50, Emporia

6/6 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

6/7 - "Shelter Celebration & Open House": Noon - 3 p.m. at Emporia Animal Shelter, 1220 Hatcher

6/7 - "Sundays on the Porch; William Allen White & ElDorado": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

 6/10  - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/Richard Renner - Vodvill Klown: Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

6-11 - ESU Peterson Planetarium History of the Manned Space Program (Concluding Program of the Series: 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. at the Planetarium on the ESU Campus.

 6/11  - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

6/13 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 6/14 - "Sundays on the Porch; Marcia Lawrence looks at 'Franklin Gilson,  Emporia's Professor of   Pageantry": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

 6/15 - RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Pgm.) Spring Celebration: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Lyon County Courthouse Annex Room.

 6/17 - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/Randy's Music Jam:  Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

6/17 - Flint Hills Chapter of the Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers & Singers Monthly Meeting: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Emporia Senior Center, 603 E. 12th

6/18 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

6/20 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 6/20 - First Congregational Church Men's Breakfast : 8 a.m. at Braum's, 1028 W. 6th (breakfast on your own)

6/21 - "Sundays on the Porch; A panel of Emporia writer's read and talk about writing: 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

6/22 - 6/26 -  SOS "Kydzone" for Chase Counlty Youth: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Community Building in Cottonwood Falls.

 6/24 - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/35th Infantry Division Band/Brass Quintet:  Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

 6/26 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

6/27 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 6/28 - "Sundays on the Porch; Flint Hills Harmony presents Harmony on the Porch": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

 JULY

 

7/1 - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/The Band of Many Colors:  Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

 7/2 - "Emporia Municipal Band 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

7/4 - INDEPENDENCE DAY "4TH OF JULY" CELEBRATED

7/4 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 7/8 - Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/Hispanic Roots Foklorico Dance: Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

  7/9 - "Emporia Municipal Band concludes 75th Anniversary Season" Weekly Concert & the retirement of Conductor Gary McCarty: 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Fremont Park

7/11 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 7/215- Weekly "Brown Bag Concert - w/Drum Safari:  Noon - 1 p.m. in Public Library Courtyard.

 7/18 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

7/25 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 

AUGUST

 8/1 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 8/8 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

8/15 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

8/21 - 16th Annual Beef Fest BBQ Contest: All Day at the Lyon County Fairgrounds

8/22 - 16th Annual Beef Fest BBQ Contest: All Day at the Lyon County Fairgrounds

8/22- Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 8/29 - Emporia Farmer's Market: 8 a.m.- at City Parking lot,7th & Merchant

 SEPTEMBER

9/6 - "Sundays on the Porch; Second Generation - William Lindsey & Kathrine White": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/13 - "Sundays on the Porch; WAW - A Voice of Reason in an Age of Isolationism": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/20 - "Sundays on the Porch; Panel Discussion - Profiles from Emporia's Past": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

9/27 - "Sundays on the Porch; Poetry on the Porch IX": 2 p.m. at Red Rocks State Historic Site, 927 Exchange.

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES/EVENTS

 

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.


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.  Also check out:  http://pioneerbluffs.org/pioneer-bluffs-today

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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