The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host a free Stop 'N Learn session titled "Spring Flowers" from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Gerry Esfeld from Northview Nursery will talk about some of the new perennials and annuals available this year. She will also share tips on selecting the perfect flowers, fertilizing, mulching and care of flowers.
Carlie Brown, education director at the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo, will bring some zoo animals to the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., for a free program from 1-2 p.m. Friday. Brown will bring a Columbian red tail boa constrictor, kinkajou, hedgehog, great horned owl and maybe a few other animals, said Garet Fitzpatrick, program coordinator at the Great Bend Recreation Commission. She will also discuses what's new at the zoo.
A Veterans Service Representative from the Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs will be at the Great Bend Kansas Works Center, 1025 Main Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday to assist veterans and their families in applying for VA benefits. The Kansas Commission on Veterans' Affairs is a state agency that provides free assistance to veterans and their families with veterans' benefits. Call 785-625-8532 for more information.
As part of his "Continuing the Tradition" town hall tour, Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced he will host 12 more town hall meetings in April, including one in Russell County on April 21. Through the end of March, he said he had visited and hosted town hall meetings in 36 out of the 69 counties in the First Congressional District.
This week's Chamber of Commerce Coffee will be hosted by the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, at 9:30 a.m., Thursday. Ambassador in charge will be Karmi Green, with greeters John Sullivan and Shay Kasselman. Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be available.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission's Board of Directors will consider insurance proposals when it meets at 4 p.m. Monday at the Carl Soden Recreation Center, 1214 Stone St. Other action items on the agenda include the employee handbook, refund service charge and an executive session for discussion of personnel.
Barton Community College will host its fourth annual Sidewalk Art Contest April 19-21 on the sidewalk outside the College's Shafer Gallery.
USD 428 Board of Education and Interest-Based Bargaining Teams of GB-NEA will meet at 8:30 a.m. on April 27 at the District Education Office.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the Board of Education District Office, 201 South Patton Road. Items on the agenda include Great Bend High School 5A State Wrestling Champs recognition, Teacher of the Year candidates, and State and Federal Programs updates.
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Great Bend Noon Kiwanis club is set for 9:30 a.m. sharp on Saturday, April 23. The hunt will be at the Kiwanis Walking Track on the north side of Veterans Memorial Park, just off McKinley Street.
Great Bend Senior Center's monthly potluck dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. This month's dinner will feature a baked potato bar. The fee is $1.50 for the baked potato and toppings. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and their own table services to the dinner.
Crime Stoppers is seeking information about the theft of a black enclosed trailer and the two Yamaha Banshie four-wheelers inside it. Great Bend Police Chief Dean Akings said the tailer was stolen from 1201 Jackson St. sometime between 6 p.m. on March 22 and 8:30 a.m. on March 23.
LYONS - The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses will make an appearance in Lyons Friday afternoon.
A legal representative will be at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave., from 1-2 p.m. Thursday to provide free legal advice to senior citizens ages 60 and over. Those planning to use the service are asked to call the Senior Center, 792-3906, to make an appointment.
The Barton Community College Department of Music will present a student recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, located in Barton's Fine Arts Building, F-157. Admission to the concert is free.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will offer an American Red Cross lifeguard certification course March 16-21 at the Barton Community College pool. GBRC offers the ARC Water Park Lifeguard training class. This class includes CPR for the professional rescuer, AED, and first aid. This is a 24-31-hour course.
Barton Community College will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 in the Technical Building in room T-186, the Case New Holland Training Building. All types of blood are needed.
Auditions for the Great Bend Community Theatre production of "Becky's New Car," by Steven Dietz, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 9, and 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin Ave. Note this is one week later than previously announced.
St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend will host its annual Roast Beef Dinner"on Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Church Fellowship Hall, 2101 Jackson St.
The First Baptist Church, 1600 19th St. in Great Bend, will host a women's Bible study from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The subject will be "Becoming a Woman of Grace."
GALATIA - St. Paul Lutheran Church in Galatia is hosting a Soup Supper/Bingo night on Saturday, March 1 starting at 5:30 p.m., with bingo following at 7 p.m. Chicken noodle/butterballs, green bean dumpling, chili and homemade desserts will be served.