Sunflower Diversified Services will hold a charity Texas Hold'em poker tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday, in the Heritage Room of Great Bend's Highland Hotel, 3017 10th St. Registration will open at 10:30 a.m.
The Cannonball Trail Stagecoach Gun Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Pratt County Fairgrounds, 81 Lake Road. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free with an adult. Proceeds benefit the Cannonball Trail American Red Cross.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Animal Care Hospital, 3400 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Shay Kasselman with greeters Allene Owen and Seth Rolfs. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Pastor Clay will be giving out commodities from 5 to 6 p.m. on March 26 at the SRS building on Patton Road.
Kevin Regier, a pharmacist at Medical Park Pharmacy in Great Bend, will talk about what people need to know about prescriptions and prescription plans during the Touched by Cancer support group meeting at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at Heartland Cancer Center. Reigier will answer questions after his presentation.
Eco-consultant Rebecca Ford will talk about ways to cut energy costs and save money while making homes or businesses more environmentally friendly during the program, "Green Money," at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, 592 NE K-156.
The monthly jam session/pot luck regularly held at the Deines Cultural Center will be held on Sunday at 820 N. Main in Russell. Musicians start to gather at 3 p.m. A covered dish supper begins at 5 p.m. Pickin' continues into the evening. Anyone wishing to join in the pot luck is asked to bring food to share.
"Journey of the Universe", an epic story of cosmic, earth and human transformation, will be shown in conjunction with Kansas Interfaith and Power and Light at 7 p.m. today at Barton Community College, at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Dominican Sisters' Mother house, 3600 Broadway in Great Bend and at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Great Bend Public Library.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111, Great Bend, will have a St. Patrick's Day dance with the Flatland Band, from 8:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Post, 504 Washington St. Tickets are $7. This is a men's auxiliary fundraiser for the Fort Dance Soldiers Home. The dance is open to VFW members and guests.
Barton Community College will be closed for the college's spring break March 19-23. Barton's offices will remain open through March 21, but will be closed March 22 and 23. The Shafer Gallery will be closed March 19-25.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn Session titled "More Plants on the Plate," from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This program will also be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will approve new personnel when it meets at 4 p.m. Thursday in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. The list of potential employees includes a part-time coordinator for the new Pharmacy Technician Program.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by C & V Home Improvement, 2407 10th Street, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be AJ Chrest with greeters Kristy Rupe and Lana Dietz. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Dance to Limited Edition and enjoy a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day March 17 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas in Great Bend. Dinner begins serving at 5:30 p.m. and Limited Edition will kick of the music at 8 p.m. Dinner and dance is $15. Dinner only is $9. Don't forget to wear your green.
Cartoonist, author and librarian C. Michael Hall will speak on the subjects of comics, graphic novels and their educational potential at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Barton Community College campus. The location of his programs has been moved to F-30, the Seminar Room of the Fine Arts Building.
The Great Bend City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the City Office, 1209 Williams. On the agenda are the reorganization of the council, election of a council president, an economic development report and a revision to the employee handbook regarding military duty.
The monthly Shine & Show returns this month with an event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Waters True Value, 1649 K-96 in the Westgate Shopping Center. Shine & Show is a free car show presented by Mid-America Mopars.
The Great Bend Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred the afternoon of March 2, but was not reported.
The Barton County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday at the Barton County Courthouse, 1400 Main in Great Bend. The agenda includes proclamations for National Crime Victims' Rights Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week, the courthouse video security system and a Fairview Township Board resignation.
Joyce Esfeld will explain the secret to making "The Perfect Pie Crust" in a free program from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. This is a free Stop 'N Learn Session of the Great Bend Recreation Commission.
The Great Bend Area Support Group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Kansas will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Thelma Harms Room at St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgical Center.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp will hold his next Barton County town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the Great Bend Farm & Ranch Expo, in Exop III, west of Great Bend. He is continuing the tradition of visiting each of the District's 63 counties each year. So far, Representative Huelskamp has completed 221 town halls during his time in office.
The Barton County Sheriff's Office will conduct a concealed carry firearms safety class starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the office, 1416 Kansas Ave. in Great Bend. This class is a prerequisite for application for a Kansas concealed carry handgun license.
The veteran's representative from the Kansas Commission on Veteran's Affairs will not be making his normal second Thursday visit in April to the Kansas Works Office. Instead, he will be in Great Bend on the third Thursday, April 17th. He will return to the second Thursday schedule in May and the months following.