Lyon County Historical Society


ERC Indoor 50+ Sports

Emporia Recreation has a new program for those 50 and older- Indoor 50+ Sports! We
created the program to encourage those 50 and older to continue their love of sports and competition, and both novices and competitors are welcome. We will be set up and ready each weekday at 9am for the following sports: Monday Table Tennis, Tuesday Badminton, Wednesday Pickleball, Thursday Bocce and Friday Bolo. Play FREE August 15 to 29, starting September 2 there will be a $1 drop-in fee each day. If it’s been awhile since you learned something new, this is your time! You can purchase a Discount Punch Card for $20 with 22 punches to use for any of the 50+ Sports as often as you like. Call 620-340-6300 for more information, or just stop by some morning and try a new sport!

Lunch & Learn – Positioning: How to place your business in the customer’s mind

You are invited to join us on Wednesday, September 3 for our next Lunch & Learn –  Positioning: How to place your business in the customer’s mind? Presented by Jim Stephens, Emporia State University  KSBDC. This is an old topic, but one that is often forgotten or misused. Why does a customer choose to buy a particular brand or shop at a particular store instead of others?  How can a business change the customer’s mind? Positioning is the central factor in most customers’ minds as they make their daily economic decisions.  It isn’t a conscious issue, but it is critical to a business’s success.

Date – Wednesday, September 3

Time – 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location – Trusler Business Center, Valu-Net Smart Room

Cost – $12 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Each reservation will receive a box lunch.

Reservations must be made by noon, Tuesday, September 2 . Please RSVP right here
on-line through our Events Calendar or call 620-342-1600.
All cancellations must be made 24 hours before the event.

ERC Micro Soccer Clinics

The Micro Soccer Clinics offered by Emporia Recreation are for all kids ages 3 and 4. Children work one on one with a parent and coaches to learn basic soccer skills. Sessions are offered on Saturdays from 9:30- 10:00am or 10:15 -10:45am beginning September 6 at ERC/TRYSA Sports Complex. The fee is $25 for residents of USD253 or $30 for non-residents and the registration deadline is Wednesday September 3. All participants receive a t-shirt. Call 340-6300 for more information or visit

Hornet Rally – Swarm The Nest




2014 Biker Sunday


ERC Branson Holiday Trip

Join Emporia Recreation on a Christmas adventure in Branson, Missouri that you’re not soon to forget! Board a spacious Motorcoach and set off for a 5-day/4-night trip to the “Live Music Show Capital of the World”. This Show Extravaganza includes admission to seven fabulous Branson shows; New Jersey Nights, George Dyer, Dublin’s Irish Tenors with The Celtic Ladies, The Haygoods, The Dutton Family, and Yakov Smirnoff. There will be an Informational Trip Meeting on Thursday, August 7 at 5:30pm in the ERC Game Room to explain all the details and answer any questions. The Registration Form can be found on the website at under Programs/Travel and the deadline is September 18. Call 340-6300 for more information.

Relay For Life

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!

Osage Chamber Beer Fest

2014 tasting (5)

Be Bold, Be Bald

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

Living Is So Big Studio Schedule


Take The Fright Out Of Cancer Carnival


Fall Library Classes


Dental Hygiene Program – FHTC


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