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An Artsy Affair – Ottawa


Lions Club All You Can Eat Breakfast – Emporia

The Emporia Lions Club will be hosting an all-you-can-eat  Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast on Saturday, March 7 from 7:30 – 11:30 AM at the Emporia Senior Citizens Center, 603 E. 12th. Biscuits and gravy, fruit cups, juice and coffee will be served.  Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under the age of 10.  Adult tickets at the door will be $6.  Tickets are available from any Lions Club member or by calling 343.3210.  Proceeds from the breakfast are used to fund the clubs service projects throughout the year.

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time is Sun. March 8th. Before you head to bed Saturday Night be sure to set your clocks 1 hr. ahead. Also, remember to check the batteries in your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.

Greeley Elementary Chili & Soup Supper Fundraiser


Proceeds from this fundraiser go to support our kids and their school. Dinner includes chili, soup, veggies and dessert. Plus, hotdogs for the kids.

Cancer Crusaders Soup Lunch Fundraiser – Burlington

The 5th Annual Cancer Crusaders Soup Lunch Fundraiser will be held on Tues. March 10, at the 4-H Building in Kelly Park in Burlington. Serving time will run from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30pm or until supplies last. For just $5 your lunch will include your choice of 3 soups, a dessert and drink. Soups available will be Chili, Potato, Taco, Ham & Beans, Vegetable & Lots More!! Dine-In, Carry Out or Delivery is available but limited to the Chili, Potato and Vegetable soups.

To place a delivery order call Martha at 203-9010, Pam at 203-0806, or Sherri at 203-0927. Donation for delivery service requested and courtesy of Coffey County Transportation; A Lasting Impression & Strawders & Daughters.

All money raised goes to the Coffey County Cancer Support Group and stays local to assist those affected by cancer.

For updates check them on facebook

Garnett Adult Grief Support Group

There will be a Adult Grief Support Group beginning Thurs., March 12th at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 258 W. Park Rd in Garnett. The meeting will be from 7:00-8:30pm. This event is FREE to the community and no talking is required. Coffee, Bottled Water & Snacks are provided. All receive a book & workbook to help you understand grief & yourself. Join them if you’re grieving the loss of a loved one or another type of life tragedy. Call or text Brenda with your questions 913-424-6243. Visit them at Email Brenda at Like them on Facebook.

Farm & Ranch Succession Conferences- Iola


Living History: 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Conflict – Garnett

Living History: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Conflict, presented by The Anderson County Historical Society. Saturday March 21st from 10:00a – 3:30p at the Anderson County Jr./Sr. High School, located at 1100 Hwy 31 in Garnett.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m. – Theatre performance in the high school auditorium: Lee and Grant at Appomattox

12:00 p.m. – Lunch Break (Various food vendors on site)

1:30 p.m. – Presentation of uniformas and weapons of the Civil War

2:30 p.m. – Firing demonstration of Civil War weapons and cannon.

Tour Civil War era campsites and visit the re-enactment actors!

For more information go to or call 785-304-2810


Spring Expo- Emporia

the 2015 Spring Expo will take place on Saturday, March 21st from 9am – 5pm at the W.L. White Auditorium, 111 E. 6th Ave in Emporia. Admission is FREE to attend. Attending Spring Expo is a great way to welcome spring and get some tips and information from the pros in the area on home-improvement projects, landscaping, lawn and garden, rentals, self-improvement, automotive and much more! For more information you can contact the Chamber at 342-1600

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program- Burlington

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program is a recreational group exercise program that was co-developed by the Arthritis Foundation and the YMCA of the USA. The program is conducted in warm water and can be geared to participants with different ability levels. The program is designed for people with arthritis, but anyone can benefit from it. The physical goals of the program are to reduce pain and stiffness, restore or maintain joint range of motion, maintain or increase muscle strength, improve balance and coordination, decrease fatigue and increase endurance, and improve overall perceived health status.  The class provides a friendly, fun atmosphere in which participants can make new friends and try new activities. Men and women of all ages can benefit from this class.

The class meets every Monday and Thursday afternoon, 2-3p.m. beginning January 19 through March 26, 2015 at the Burlington Recreation Center Aquatics Room. The class is taught by Lindsay Payer, R.N. and Cindy Joy, R.N. certified arthritis aquatic leaders. There is a $20 fee payable to the Burlington Recreation Center. Please register at the Burlington Recreation Center 620-364-8484.   For further information, please call the Coffey County Health Department at 620-364-8631 or 1-800-947-4271

Kindergarten Round Up – Burlington

If your child will be 5 years old on or before August 31st, 2015 then he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year.  All of the families of eligible children in USD 244 and other families that express interest in the school district are invited the Kindergarten Round Up. Friday, March 27th, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 pm at the Burlington Elementary School. Located at 706 Niagara Street in Burlington. This is a chance for parents and children to come together and meet the school staff, tour the building, and have a brief orientation about readiness for kindergarten. Burlington Elementary School offer an all day kindergarten program.

For registration you will need to bring:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Residence (such as a utility bill)

For more information & to schedule an appointment please call 620-364-8882.

Easter Egg Hunt – Ottawa

You are invited to Ottawa Retirement Village for their Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, March 28th starting at 1:30pm at Village West on the west side of the building. The Easter Egg hunt is for kids ages 0-12. Punch and cookies will be available.

Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt – Iola

The Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt in Iola will take place on Saturday, April 4th, on the Courthouse lawn starting at noon.

Easter Egg Hunt – Garnett

Join the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Easter Bunny for the annual community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 4th on the Anderson County Courthouse lawn from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

Times & Age groups are as follows:

1:15p – Ages 1-2

1:30p – Ages 3-4

1:45p – Ages 5 -6

2:00p – Ages 7-8

Prizes will be awarded for each age group. Games & activities for all kids after the hunt. Plus, parents bring your cameras to have a pictures taken with the Easter Bunny!

Annual All-Corvette Show – Ottawa

Don’t miss the Annual All-Corvette Show on April 11th from 9:00a – 3:00p at Carstar, 402 N. Main St in Ottawa. Come see corvettes from six generations representing 60 years of automotive history and performance! This is a free spectator event. Participant registration is $10/car. Every corvette is welcome, regardless of year or condition. All proceeds will be donated to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter.

Spring City Wide Garage Sale – Garnett

Bargains galore can be found in the Spring City Wide Garage Sale in Garnett April 11th. Sponsored by the Garnett Area Chamber of Commerce.  Register for only $5 with the GACC no later than Friday, April 3rd to get on the official map, social media blasts, in local newspaper listings, and also to receive exclusive coupon packet. Garage sale maps will be available for FREE at the Chamber Office and website beginning April 9th.





Spring Fling Bike Show – Emporia


Easter Bunny Visits – Emporia

Grab the kids and let them visit and take a picture with the Easter Bunny at the Flint Hills Mall in Emporia!

The Easter Bunny will be available  from Noon to 5:00p on Saturdays & 1:00p-5:00p on Sundays.

Easter Bunny Dates:

March 14th & 15th

March 21 & 22

March 28 & 29

April 11th

4th Annual Breast Cancer Walk / Run – Humboldt

The 4th Annual Breast Cancer Walk/Run in Humboldt will be held April 18th starting at 8:00a. Registration is $20 with t-shirt before April 6th.  After April 6th the cost is $25 with no guarantee of a t-shirt. All proceeds will be donated for research and this year part of the money will be donated locally. For more information please contact Misha Collins at 620-305-9496. They also have an event page on Facebook.

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ECKAN 5K Walk/Run- Ottawa

Come support Community Action and help fight poverty at the ECKAN 5k Walk/Run on April 25th ! The Race will be at the ECKAN Central Office, 1320 S. Ash St in Ottawa. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the run/walk to begin at 9 a.m. Medals will be given to the top three places for men, women and younger than 18 categories. For more information or questions, contact Sherri Scott at (785) 242-7450 ext. 7100 or e-mail

Westphalia Community Blood Draw & Fire Dept Donation Breakfast

Coffey County Health System will offer reduced fee Comprehensive Profile and PSA lab work up on Saturday, April 25 from 7:30am to 10:00am at the Westphalia Fire Department.

Westphalia Fire Department will also host a free will Donation Breakfast during this time as well.

City Wide Garage Sale – Ottawa

Be on the lookout for all kinds of treasures in and around Ottawa at the Spring City Wide Garage sale. May 9th from 9am – 6:00pm

Ottawa Outdoor Vintage & Antique Flea Market

Have a fun day pickin’ at the Ottawa Outdoor Vintage Flea Market, May 9th 9:00a – 3:00p. Vendors downtown and in north Ottawa will have unique antiques and vintage and primitive items at bargain prices.

2015 Legislative Dialogues – Emporia

The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau Government Matters Committee along with the League of Women Voters will again host the 2015 Legislative Dialogues with Senator Longbine along with Representatives Ron Highland, Don Hill and Peggy Mast.

The dates for this year’s Legislative Dialogue Series have been set for February 21, March 28 and May 16. Coffee and pastries will be available at 8 a.m. with the dialogue discussion beginning at 8:30 a.m. Locations will be announced at a later time.

Dialogues are a series of community political forums organized each year by the Chamber’s Government Matters Committee and the League of Women Voters. All Dialogues are free to attend. This series of dialogues provide a great opportunity for the public to voice their concerns and ideas to their elected officials.

The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization of 450 area businesses that join forces to accomplish collectively what no one business could do individually. The mission of the Chamber is to be proactive in creating an environment for business and community success. The organization is currently focusing on business advocacy and development, and leadership and membership development.

2nd Annual Hot Rod / Poker Run – Iola

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