Join in the fight against cancer and have fun doing it! The Relay For Life of Lyon County will take place Friday, September 19th outside of the Flint Hills Mall. The survivor dinner starts at 6:00 pm with the relay kicking off 7:00 pm. This years theme is tailgating. There will be tons of family activities including tye dye, camping, face painting, photo booth, DJ, etc. Click here to register or contact one of the committee members for help. Team captain meetings are held every last Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm at Best Western. Be sure to attend to stay up to date on the relay and receive prizes!
Join the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland as they make new friends this school year, take action in their communities, build leadership skills – and have fun!
Local Girl Scouts will be welcoming new girls to their troops during a Girl Scout Sign-Up Night from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at Flint Hills Lanes, 1519 W. Sixth Ave. in Emporia. This is a great opportunity to join the fun and excitement in Girl Scouting, which builds girls of courage, confidence and character. It’s only $5 for “All-You-Can-Bowl” during this event.
In Girl Scouts, the pre-eminent leadership development organization for girls, members discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences – including extraordinary field trips, community service projects, cultural exchanges and environmental stewardships – girls grow courageous and strong.
To help ensure the overwhelming benefits of Girl Scouting continue, Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is also seeking dedicated volunteers. There are volunteer opportunities to fit any schedule, from helping with a single event to leading a troop of girls.
For more information on Girl Scouting in your area or on this event, please contact Kelly Westcott at (800) 342-4532 or visit kansasgirlscouts.org.
The Emporia Public Library will host “The Santa Fe Trail and the Civil War,” a presentation and discussion by Leo E. Oliva on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 pm at the Library. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Library for more information. 620-342-6464 www.emporialibrary.org
The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council. This program is part of a series of events tied to the recognition of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Programs will continue in October and November, with support from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Families with children of all ages are welcome to join Miss Lori every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. for Family Night @ the Library! There will be stories, music, activities and a craft each week! The storytime theme for Tuesday, Septmeber 23 will be “See You Later Alligator, After While Crocodile.” It’s going to be lots of fun!!!
There will be a Alzheimer’s Memory Walk Afghan Raffle. You can make a donation of $1.00 per ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets. Tickets are available at the following locations: The Medicine Shoppe, Emporia Chamber of Commerce, and Emporia Senior Center. For more information and questions, contact Janet Haag – 620-481-9484 or Susan Williams – 620-340-5464.
The EHS Bowling Team will be selling Sonic Cards for their Annual Fundraiser, until 10/1/2014. The cards are $5.00 each and do not expire until 12/31/2016. These make great gifts for any occasion! Please talk to an EHS Spartan Bowler and purchase your cards today. For questions, contact Coach Rick Carl at Rick.Carl@usd253.net or Carol Simmons/EHS Bowling Boosters at 620-412-7958. Thank you for supporting the EHS Bowling Team!
Be Bold, Be Bald! is a national fundraising event held on the third Friday of October each year, and takes place wherever you are. Participants go bald by boldly wearing a bald cap (or very boldly shaving their head) to honor those who bravely fight cancer and raise money to help fight back. Participants get sponsored for their bold move, and choose the charity they want their proceeds to benefit. This years Be Bold, Be Bald event takes place Friday, October 17th. To sign up or for more information please visit www.beboldbebald.org