Join the Coffey County Historical Museum, 1101 Neosho Street in Burlington for Kansas Day 2015 and to celebrated their 154th birthday on Saturday, January 31, 2015.
*Silent Auction & Live Auction – Items donated for the auctions will be pictured on their facebook page. Donated so far for the auctions are Disney World Passes, T-Bones Tickets, KC Chiefs items, Schlitterbahn Passes, and much more!
*Pioneer Activities- Children will have the opportunity to make rope, yarn dolls, candles, and much more!
*Meal – The Burlington United Methodist Church will serve chicken & noodles, chili, hot dogs, and homemade desserts in the Pioneer Gallery.
The proceeds from the meal will benefit the Burlington United Methodist Church while the other proceeds from the event have been designated for the restoration of the Bethel Church and the Rural Dale School House located at the museum.
For more information visit them on facebook www.facebook.com/coffeymuseum
Emporia High School Bowling Boosters is holding a Bowling Equipment Donation Drive. If you or someone you know has bowling equipment they would like to donate to the Emporia High School Bowling Team, Please contact one of the following people: Larry Ford/Flint Hills Lanes; Coach Rick Carl/Emporia High School; Carol Simmons/EHS Bowling Boosters – 620-412-7958 or Chris Sill/EHS Bowling Boosters – 620-794-5767. Thank you for your continued support of the EHS Bowling Team!
Ottawa Main Street is hosting a Business Seminar on Feb. 2nd from 5:30p – 7:30p. This event is open to anyone but directed toward local business owners and how they can improve their bottom line. An open round table will discuss the future and profitability of owning and operating a business in Franklin County. Bruce Lindskog will lead the group by developing a discussion on today’s issues for businesses. If possible, RSVP to (785) 242-2085.
Crest HS FCA will have a Build Your Own Taco Bar in the Crest HS cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 6 beginning at 5:00. It will end when the 3rd quarter of the Varsity Boy’s basketball game begins. A drink and a dessert will also be available. Donations are appreciated, but are not required to eat.
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
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.
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.
Link for registration form- https://docs.google.com/
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.