ELLINWOOD — Eagles will soar at the new Sentinel Art Gallery, 201 S. Main, Ellinwood highlighting a weekend of family friendly events for the third annual June Jaunt beginning on Friday.
“We tried to make June Jaunt a relaxed and fun event,” said J. Basil Dannebohm, Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce administrator.
A visit to Ellinwood is not complete without touring the historic Ellinwood tunnels with master story tellers Chris McCord and Rick Casagrande at the corner of Santa Fe and Main Street. The tours will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. each day and at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, kicking off the weekend.
German brats and Wolf Stone Ice Cream, where vanilla or chocolate ice cream are mixed with your favorite toppings, will be for sale at the Historic Wolf Hotel.
At the new Sentinel Art Gallery, painted pop art eagles will be on display from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday evening. The poured concrete eagles, painted by local artists, will soon line Main Street businesses and homes. This will be the first viewing of the artwork.
The social hour is free and while viewing the artwork, enjoy wine, craft beer from Defiance Brewery of Hays, and taste South American appetizers.
The evening continues when someone in the family is out to destroy the godfather at the murder mystery and dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Friday night. “The Mafia Murder” murder mystery and dinner will be at the Historic Wolf Hotel and will offer Sue’s Barbecue. Cost is $25, and the last day to purchase tickets is today. There are a limited number left.
Saturday opens up with a 7 a.m. Color Run.
Shopping galore runs from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Antique and Unique Market and Sidewalk Sales on the grass at the American Legion, Main and U.S. Highway 96. There will be antiques, repurposed furniture, photography and collectibles. Kids can make arts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the same location.
Food vendors will be available at the Antique and Unique Market and at the Wolf Hotel from noon to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, participate in a 2 p.m. Paper Bead Workshop at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center.
Sentinel Gallery will be open for tours all day Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. From 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. there will be chili dogs and beer. Mingle with emerging artists and view artwork at the gallery. There will be live music with Brian Teimeyer who will play jazz, ska and reggae with melodic vocals.