The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the Thelma Harms Conference Room at the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway. This is a support group for persons with mental health problems and their families. The group is for education, advocacy and peer support. For more information call Tom Bauer, 620-639-1827.
High school students wanting to get a head start on their career this summer can take advantage of dozens of Barton Community College's career and technical online classes at little to no cost to them, except textbooks and program fees as applicable. The classes are available via BARTonline.org through Senate Bill 155. For more information on these opportunities and a course listing, visit highschool.bartonccc.edu and click on "Senate Bill #155."
Residents of Russell and Ellsworth looking to further their educations during the summer months can do so via Barton Community College by attending an on-site enrollment from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27 at Russell High School, 565 E. State St., Russell. Students can also enroll online at bartonccc.edu.
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in the Fine Arts Building, F-157. The recital is free.
PAWNEE ROCK – The Pawnee Rock city cleanup is set for Saturday on Centre Street in front of the City Hall. The event starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. or the dumpsters are full. Hazardous materials collection will be available from noon to 2 p.m. No tires or yard waste will be accepted.
Great Bend Unified School District 428 will be paying mileage reimbursement to families with children in grades K-12 who live outside of the city limits and 2.5 miles or more from their designated school (by way of the shortest route). The rate of reimbursement will be determined at a later date.
The Sterling College theatre department usually concludes their theatre season with a night of one acts presented by the directing class, but this year, due to more students participating in the theatre class, they will conclude with two evenings of one act plays at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, in Culbertson Auditorium.
The Dream Theatre in Russell will show the new independent film "Wichita" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 1. The film will also be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at the Crest Theater in Great Bend. Doors open each night at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $10.
The Gluten Free & Celiac Disease Support Group meeting that was scheduled for Monday, May 5 at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, has been canceled. The group no longer has regularly scheduled meetings, but keeps in touch with members via email. For more information, contact Geneva, 620-786-4265, or Mary, 620-617-1217.
Due to an increase in expected attendance, the concert by opera specialist Jessica Perez has been moved. It will now be held in the Shafer Art Gallery at Barton Community College. The concert time is still 7 p.m. this Friday.
Lindsborg - Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) has issued awards for the 2014 Congressional Arts Competition hosted by The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg. All high school students in the First Congressional District were encouraged to participate. The grand prize winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
The Local Support Groups list in Sunday's Great Bend Tribune contained an error. The time for the Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Grief Support Group meeting is 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Mondays. The group meets in Conference Room 103 of the Medical Building at 3520 Lakin Ave. Entrance is on Lakin. The new series of meetings starts May 5 and runs through June 30, except for Memorial Day. For more information contact Hospice Chaplain John Grummon or GBHH&H Social Worker Cathy Soeken by calling 620-792-8171.
Great Bend Public Library announced the following upcoming events:
The Great Bend Cemetery Board will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Great Bend Cemetery building.
Driver's education permits will be available through the online application portal beginning on May 5, 2014.