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Annual Veterans Day Program in Wichita

The granite and marble sign identifying Wichita's Veterans Memorial Park

The Wichita Veterans Day parade was last weekend, but the annual ceremony to celebrate and honor U.S. military veterans veterans is happening on Wednesday.  Veterans Memorial Park of Wichita will conduct its annual Veterans Day Program at the Park this Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11 a.m.  The program will include the flag lined walkway, a […]

Kitchen tools donation drive

Free cooking classes wichita ks

Do you have some gently used or new kitchen tools you would like to donate to those in need? K-State Research and Extension has begun a community donation initiative called Kitchen Restore that will provide essential tools for making healthy meals to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness. The Kitchen Restore donation drive will be […]

Free Waste Tire Collection for Sedgwick County Residents and Businesses

flyer: free waste tire collection for Sedgwick County Residents and Businesses

If you have some old tires you’d like to get rid of (and you live in Sedgwick County), you can do it free a couple days in April. Sedgwick County residents can take their tires for FREE disposal to the Sedgwick County West Yard at 4701 S. West Street between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. […]

Wichita Public Library opens for “Grab and Go” service March 8

Wichita Public Library Advanced Learning Library in Wichita, KS

Wichita Public Library locations will reopen to in-person services on Monday, March 8. The new “Grab and Go” service model will let customers browse materials on shelves and use public computers. The Library won’t be going back to business as usual, however; some changes are being made in an effort to ensure the library is […]

FREE: Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Household Hazardous Waste Facility Wichita KS

Doing some spring cleaning? Or planning some home renovation? Here’s a cheap tip that could save you some $$ on getting or getting rid of paint and other hazardous waste. Chemicals like paint or household cleaners and other hazardous materials shouldn’t be thrown in the trash. Instead, take them to the Sedgwick County Household Hazardous […]

Free dental screenings for children under 18

Dr. Houlik free chidlren's dental screenings all of february and march

Houlik Family Dentistry is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month, an initiative to spread awareness about the importance of oral hygiene in children under the age of 18. To celebrate, Dr. Joseph Houlik will be offering free dental screenings to any child during the months of February and March. A dental screening includes an exam, […]

Grand opening freebies and deals at new Sport Clips haircuts in Wichita

five stylists standing in Sport Clips Haircuts new grand opening location Wichita at Central and Hillside

A new Sport Clips Haircuts location is opening in Wichita on Friday, October 16, 2020 and they will be celebrating with some great deals – including a FREE haircut for new clients. The coupon is valid until November 22, 2020. (You can scroll down to screenshot it and show it to your stylist.) The new […]

Free summer meals for kids extended to August 31

Free meals for kids when school is out

  Free, nutritious meals are available to children this summer through a variety of programs in the Wichita area.  USD259 Summer Food Program Wichita Public Schools, USD 259, provides free grab-and-go meals with breakfast and lunch items for any child ages 1-18 during the Summer Food Program, which is from June 1 through July 31, […]

Businesses reopening in Wichita, KS

Small local business sign on door says "Come in, we're open"

We’re seeing more and more announcements about businesses reopening in Wichita. Most have modified operations somewhat – especially in terms of sanitation procedures and ensuring customers can maintain social distancing. Some places of business are requesting or requiring that customers wear masks. You don’t need a medical grade mask. I made a super simple one […]

$10 kids cuts from JCPenney Salon for back-to-school

JCPenney Salon is offering its back-to-school kids haircut coupon again this year. The Kids Cuts are just $10 with a designer or senior designer at JCPenney or The Salon by InStyle while appointments last when you present the coupon. The offer is valid for kids in grades K-6. The coupon is good until September 15 […]

The BIG list of military discounts in Wichita KS

Military discounts in Wichita

When I’m paying for a purchase, you’ll likely hear me ask, “Do you offer a military discount?” My husband, a 20-year Air Force veteran, taught me that line. Judging from the input when I asked a Facebook group of military spouses for their favorite places that offer military discounts, I’m not the only person with […]

Dillons will accept SNAP benefits for grocery pickup

Customers who buy groceries with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits will soon be able to use Dillons’ curbside pickup service.  The low-contact pickup service allows customers to shop online via website or mobile app and then pick up the grocery order when it’s ready. Previously, a SNAP/EBT payment method wasn’t supported, but that option should […]

Wichita Library cards available by phone

Wichita Public Library ecard available by phone

If you don’t already have a Wichita Public Library card and would like one so you can take advantage of numerous library resources available online, the WPL is making it easy for you to get one.  The Library announced on Saturday that it is now issuing e-cards over the phone.  With a Wichita Public Library […]

USD259 offer free breakfasts, lunches for children

grab and go meals for Wichita-area students

The Wichita Public School system will provide free grab-and-go meals for children ages 0-18 regardless of their school district.  No signup, eligibility, or registration is required; however, children much be present to receive the meal.  USD259’s program began on Wednesday, March 25. (See below for a list of locations and links for more information.)  USD259 […]

Free lunch for kids when school is out

Free lunch 4 kids when school is out from Partners for Wichita

This program was available during spring break and is usually available during the last weeks of summer. For continuing free meals throughout summer, read our article about Free meals for kids during the summer. Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids is a program of Partners for Wichita that provides free lunches for kids ages 18 […]

Free storage for displaced college students at U-Haul

U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage at U-Haul-owned and -operated facilities to help college students impacted by unforeseen schedule changes at their universities. The free storage offer was announced by the company in a press release. The offer is in response to “A growing number of schools are evacuating campuses in favor of […]

Air Capital Commitment Discounts

airplane flying in the sunlight

If you’ve been affected by layoffs in the aviation industry here in Wichita, you’ll be glad to know  FREE resources are available to you at a new website. The Air Capital Commitment web page was designed by a community task force to be a connecting point between workers and organizations that can help them.  A […]

2022 Entertainment Book

Entertainment Book and app

The new year is approaching so this is a great time for a reminder about the Entertainment app for Wichita.    Wichita no longer has a printed Entertainment book, but we do have access to the digital app which has great discounts on restaurants and attractions in our area.  If you purchase the app, which […]

FREE wifi hot spots in Wichita

free wifi hot spot checkout wichita ks

Earlier this year, the City of Wichita tested a program that allowed residents to check out free wifi hot spots at specific recreation centers in Wichita. This month the City announced it has received a grant from AARP that will allow the program to continue. The goal of the pilot program is to “lessen the […]

Free health screenings at Hunter Health Clinic

FREE Health Screening at Sams Club

Hunter Health Clinic at the Central Clinic location on North Grove Avenue in Wichita will hold free health screenings on Monday, July 29. Everyone is welcome, according the health clinic’s Facebook event page here. They’ll have the following free screenings: Dental Screenings Blood Pressure Checks Blood Sugar Screenings HIV Testing Behavioral Health Screenings Participants will […]

Free parent/caregiver education class from National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness parent education class

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering a FREE class for parents or caregivers of children who show signs of struggling with mental health symptoms. The free class begins on June 2 and will be held at West Heights United Methodist Church in west Wichita. You will need to register in advance. Below […]

Supercuts coupon: $5 off after MLB walk-off home run

Supercuts coupon MLB baseball

Supercuts is stepping up to the plate with a coupon for adult haircuts that will keep you looking great for your “at bat” moments in life. This baseball season, every time a walk-off home run is hit, save $5 on an adult haircut at participating locations. The promotion is valid on Wednesdays, when the required coupon […]

Free wireless internet for Wichita residents

The City of Wichita is testing a program which provides FREE wireless internet access to homes in the Wichita area. The pilot program is being paid for by T-Mobile and is open to any Wichita resident age 18 or older with ID and proof of address. According to a press release issued by the City, […]