"The Culture of Cranes" is the title of a fee Stop 'N Learn program that will be presented at noon Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Danielle Feist, assistant director of the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College, will talk about the cultural symbolism, spirituality and traditions associated with cranes.
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 3 p.m. on Thursday at the cemetery office.
USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at noon on Wednesday at Great Bend Middle School to review the status and tour the construction site at the school.
Barton Community College's Board of Trustees will consider a proposed policy change that would allow beer or wine to be served on campus during special events. The proposal is on the agenda for a board meeting set for 4 p.m. Monday at the Seminar Room, F-30, on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The meeting was changed from the trustees' regular Thursday date because of scheduling conflicts.
Editors Jaime Oss and Teresa Johnson of Barton Community College's annual literary publication, "Prairie Ink," have begun accepting entries for its fifth edition.
Grace Community Church, 210 McKinley St. Great Bend, will hold a Fall Harvest Carnival from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. There will be carnival games, hay rides, a family photo booth, chicken noodle soup and chili, as well as "trunk or treat" for the costumed little ones in the parking lot.
Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the 1960 movie "Inherit the Wind" at 6:15 tonight at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave. The movie is presented as part of the Movies with a Message Series. Refreshments will be served, and there will be discussion time after the movie. A freewill donation is requested.
The walk-through drama, "Revenge! When Rage Takes Control," opens Friday, Oct. 25, at Great Bend's Church of the Nazarene, 4811 Broadway Ave.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
American Red Cross announced the follow upcoming blood donation opportunities: Ellinwood – Oct. 28 from 2-6 p.m. at St. Joseph's Parish Center. Great Bend – Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Barton Community College. Ransom – Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Western Plains High School. Larned – Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Larned High School, and Oct. 25 from noon to 6 p.m. at ...
Students at the Teen Spot at the Great Bend Public Library will be making Cubee Crafts Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. This event is open to all students in grades 7-12.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-196 Hwy, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Host will be Jim Vopat with greeters Matt Hiss and Sarah Panning. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is offering a new fitness class, "Wake Up Workout," taught by Dixie Divis. The class meets from 5:15-6 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 22 through Dec. 19, at the GBRC Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Barton County Sheriff's office in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will be host a Hunter safety class at the Sheriff's Office, 1416 Kansas Ave. on Oct. 26 and 27.
Barton County Extension Agent Donna Krug will present "What's in a Snack" at noon Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., and 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This Stop 'N Learn session is hosted by the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission, both recreation centers, City Auditorium and Cavanaugh Wellness Center will be closed today through Sunday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular hours will resume on Monday.