The Hunting and Fishing Expo is at the Flinthills Mall on March 8th and 9th. Team Hope will be in the Kids Corner with a fun game and activities. We will need help setting up, during the event, and taking down the display. Please let us know if you can help one of the days, even if for a short time.
March 7th, Friday, 6-8pm set up in the Food 4 Less space at the mall.
March 8th, Saturday, 10am-5pm
March 9th, Sunday, 1-4pm
Take down after the event Sunday.
Its the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Parade Saturday, March 15th at 1:00 p.m. Downtown Emporia.
During Spring Break Week, come to Emporia Recreation Center for All Sports Camp! Every day March 17-21 from 12:30-5:30pm, we will try a new sport. Basketball, soccer, kickball, dodgeball, fencing, competitive swimming or disc golf to name a few. All sports will be suitable for beginners and competitors, and we will focus on basic skills as well as FUN. The fee is just $10 per day and the registration deadline is Monday March 10. Call ERC at 620-340-6300 or register online at emporiarec.org.
SOS is hosting an evening filled with a Branson-style concert, and live and silent auctions on March 29th. The concert features the band Heartland which features Jason Pritchett, America’s Got Talent finalist, and his wife Desta. Emporian and former Branson entertainer Callie Agler-Medrano will also perform. The concert starts at 8 p.m. at the Emporia Granada Theatre. Heartland sings today’s hottest country music as well as some classics. Concert tickets are $20 each or for $35 you attend the SOS party which includes light hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks, auctions and receive a reserved concert seat. The live auction offers guests the chance to bid on once in a lifetime experiences including an airplane day trip over the Flint Hills which includes lunch and a museum tour in Benton, Kansas; two two-day tickets to the Inaugural NASCAR Night Races Camping World Truck Series, track passes and pre-race concert; a catered dinner for six people at the home of and hosted by ESU President Michael Shonrock and a barbecue dinner for 10 people. The silent auction consists of a variety of themed-baskets. The auctions and SOS party begin at 6 p.m. at the Emporia Arts Council. Tickets are available at Java Cat, Granada Coffee Company, Sweet Granada and SOS Administrative Offices. To purchase tickets on-line or view a list of our live and silent auction items go to www.soskansas.com
The St. Joseph Parish in Olpe, KS, will host their annual Spring Festival on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 307 Iowa St. The dinner and kids’ games will be from 3:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. in the K of C Hall. In case of rain, the children’s games will also be moved to the K of C Hall. Raffle tickets will be available, beginning March 12, from St. Joseph CCD students (grades 1-6), or the day of the festival. The menu will consist of ham, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade chicken and noodles, green beans, coleslaw, Jello salads, pickles, beets, rolls, homemade pie, cake, or cookies, water, tea, and coffee. Ticket prices for the meal are: Adults-$8.00, Children (10 and under)-$3.00. Carry out meals are also available.