Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Ottawa. The annual Christmas Parade will be held on Nov. 29th at 11 a.m. Activities are planned throughout the day, with the lighting of the Christmas tree by the mayor that evening. For more information contact the Ottawa Chamber at 785-242-1000
Celebrate the holiday season in downtown Ottawa on Saturday, November 29th. Activities are planned throughout the day, with the lighting of the Christmas tree by the mayor that evening. Many businesses will have open houses, specials and extended hours. Download the event flier here.
Its also small business Saturday. Shop your local businesses! Many will have Holiday Open Houses, Specials, and extended hours for your shopping pleasure!
Garnett Volunteer Fire Department is having a Chili & Soup Supper Saturday, November 29th from 4pm – 8pm at the Garnett Fire Station, 132 W. 4th Ave. They will be serving Chili, Soup, Veggies, Cake & Beverage. Adults just $6.00. Child 12 & under: $3.00. The Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will also be accepting donations (food & paper products) for ECKAN Christmas Food Pantry. Also, don’t forget to join them after the Christmas Parade! Santa Claus will be at the Fire Station following the parade for pictures.
The Christmas Parade Committee of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau announces that the 37th annual community Christmas Parade will be held downtown on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
This year’s theme is “Holly-Dazzle. The evening will begin with a dedication and lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in front of the Cable ONE office at 714 Commercial. Festivities include a Christmas message, musical performances, and a lighting ceremony performed by City of Emporia Mayor Jon Geitz. The Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. at 4th Avenue, and proceed up Commercial Street to 12th Avenue.
2014 Garnett Friends of the Library Holiday Home Tour will be held Sunday, Dec. 7th from 1:00p – 4:00p. Proceeds of this special event benefiting the needs and activities of the library
Three beautiful homes are featured on this tour, and the tour begins at 1:00 p.m. with a ticket-only event at the host church. Rounding out the event is a stop at the Garnett Public Library for delightful homemade refreshments and entertainment. The Walker Art Gallery is also made available to visitors free of charge. There will also be a holiday boutique sponsored by our local BPW the same day at Praire Belle’s
Advance tickets are available for purchase at the Garnett Public Library for $8 each. Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event at the library or at the church ($10).
Featured on this year’s Friends of the Library Holiday Homes Tour:
For most of us, the holidays are a time of family celebration and happiness. For families torn apart by domestic violence or child abuse, the holidays are an ugly reminder of the pain and fear they are experiencing. To help make the holidays brighter for those troubled families, SOS is asking for your help to provides basic needs and small gifts to families during the holidays.
Families/individuals are eligible for adoption if they have worked with SOS consistently the last three months and do not qualify for assistance from the Salvation Army. Those available for adoption are from within the six counties SOS serves: Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Greenwood, Morris and Chase.
If you are interested in adopting a family/individual this holiday season, call SOS,
620-343-8799. The deadline to adopt is Dec. 11
The Flint Hills Optimist Club Christmas tree lot is set up and will be opening this Friday, November 28 at 10 am. It is located again this year in the Guion’s Furniture parking lot at 2023 west 6th in Emporia.
The lot will be open every day, the hours are Monday – Friday, 5 pm to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm.
There are several varieties of fresh cut trees including Canadian Balsam, Fraser Fir, white Pine and Scotch Pine. Sizes from 3′ Fraser Firs complete with stand to 9′ Canadian Balsam. there is also wreaths and Garland by the foot. They also have tree disposal bags and “tree life” additive for water.
the Flint Hills Optimist Club is a not-for-profit organization that is wholly dedicated to area youth. As the “Friend of Youth”, the Optimist club sponsors a wide variety of youth activities in the greater lyon County area.
PlEaSE CONtaCt: CHRIStmaS tREE CHaIRmaN BOB BUrENHIEdE (620-344-4322) OR CluB PRESIdENt, lISa KEItH (620-341-4368)
Technology Simplified with Free Computer Classes from the Emporia Public Library. All Sessions are on Tuesdays at 2pm & 6pm and are 90 minutes long. To Register call 620-340-6462
Sept. 2: Computers for Beginners “Learn the basics of the computer and Windows 7″
Sept. 9 Windows 8.1 for Beginners ” Learn the basics of the newest operating System”
Sept. 16 Basic Word Processing “Learn how to change font, size, alignment and much more”
Sept. 30 Basic Internet “Learn how to search for information”
Oct. 14 Basic Spreadsheets (Excel) “Learn the basics of using this tool for reports and data”
Oct. 21 E-books Online ” Learn to use the free e-book resources of the State Library of Kansas.
Nov. 25 Facebook for Beginners “Learn the basics of this very popular social networking website.
Dec 9 Genealogy Research Online “Learn how to use the internet to find your ancestors
Dec. 16 Introduction to Weebly “Learn how to make a website for fun or business using this free resource.
The library continues to provide training and assistance in computer literacy. They want everyone to be able to do basic tasks and searches. Their formal computer classes will continue. In addition, they will do one-on-one tutoring on basic computer software and mobile devices. Staff will be available on Monday thru Friday by appointment. Contact the Reference Desk at 620-340-6450 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org