The Touched by Cancer support group will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland St. Youngsters from Central Kansas Christian Academy will be singing Christmas carols, and candy canes will be distributed.
Barton Community College will again host the Jingle Bell Swing dance, with music provided by the Hilltop Singers and a 17-piece big band made up of area musicians. The dance runs from 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Great Bend American Legion, 1011 Kansas Ave.
Prospective pilots from the area will have a chance to learn the fundamentals of flying as Barton Community College will offer private pilot ground school classes from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 9 through May 9, in BCC's Technical Building, T-178.
Young Living will present the "Raindrop Technique" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 1st at The Front Door Facility, 1615 10th Street in Great Bend. This event is free to the community. Following a video presentation will be a hands on demonstration. This energizing technique has been used for years as a highly effective method for balancing and rejuvenating the mind and body. Powerful benefits include reduced pain and inflammation, improved circulation, stress relief, improved immune function and facilitating the release of emotions. For more information call 793-9258.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission is taking reservations for a Christmas Entertaining Meals luncheon program on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Great Bend Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Program Coordinator Garet Fitzpatrick invites the public to "get into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful meal and the sounds from the Great Bend Middle School Women In Harmony group. The meal will begin at noon and entertainment will be held from 12:15-12:45 p.m., followed by time to visit with your friends before you head back to work at 1 p.m."
Barton Community College will present a student recital of instrumental and vocal performances at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in BCC's Fine Arts Building, F-157.
The Barton Community College Board of Trustees will discuss college vehicle replacement bids at its December study session, set for 4 p.m. Thursday in the Seminar Room, F-30 of the Fine Arts Building. Other items on the agenda include military certificates, the BCC financial statement, EduKan budget, plans to meet with legislators in the BCC service area, iPad training and the 2012 Association of Community College Trustees' Legislative Summit, Feb. 13-16 in Washington, D.C. Trustees will also discuss changing the date of the December business meeting from Dec. 15 to Dec. 13.
The Central Kansas Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired will hold its Christmas potluck dinner at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Convent Auditorium, 3600 Broadway. All members and guests are welcome.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by Waters True Value, 1649 West K-96 Highway, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green with greeters Julie Smith and Jan Westfall. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
Great Bend Regional Hospital will host a Lab Fair Dec. 6 and 9 from 6-7:30 a.m. in the east entrance foyer of the hospital, located at 514 Cleveland St.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at noon on Thursday at Great Bend High School, 2027 Morton. Items on the agenda include, policy development relating to fundraising practices in the district and presentation of any offers received on the Shady Grove property. Great Bend High School Principal Tim Friess and other staff members will share information regarding the academic programs and the school improvement efforts at Great Bend High School.
John Clayton, area maintenance superintendent for the Kansas Department of Transportation Great Bend Area Office, retired on Nov. 1 after 29 years of service to the State of Kansas.
Golden Belt Home Health and Hospice (GBHH&H) will offer a free community program, "Getting Through the Holidays When a Loved One Has Died." It is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 in the Thelma Faye Harms Room in the basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center in Great Bend.
Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., will be showing free holiday movies on Dec. 2 and 3.
A rural Barton County man sustained possible injury Wednesday morning after the 2000 Nissan Xterra he was driving went off the road in the 300 block of NW 20 Ave. J.B. Slater told dispatch the air bags had deployed, he had chest pains from the accident and he was unable to get out of the vehicle.