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Walking Book Club- Great Plains Nature Center

Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita KS

Enjoy the beauty of Wichita’s Great Plains Nature Center while chatting with fellow book enthusiasts. [sc name=”subscribe-link” ] Each first Friday of the month, Great Plains Nature Center welcomes people to a relaxed environment for learning something new and getting outdoors with other nature (and book) enthusiasts.  January through May and October through December, the […]

Wichita Trivia Nights

Trivia night Wichita KS

Trivia nights at restaurants and pubs are an ideal frugal activity! They’re super fun for a date, for an evening out with friends and family, or even if you’re on your own. Typically, playing is free. Of course, at most venues it’s appreciated – and in some cases required – that you patronize the establishment by […]

Symphony of Spring, Friends University Singing Quakers

symphony of spring singing quakers friends university wichita ks

The Friends University Singing Quakers will present the Symphony of Spring concert featuring the theme Feelin’ Alright, April 22-24. The show has been a Wichita favorite for more than 50 years. Disney favorites, pop standards and Broadway tunes from around the world will be featured from shows ranging from Fiddler on the Roof, The Phantom […]

Late Night at the Museum of World Treasures

Museum of World Treasures

The Museum of World Treasures is open late on the last Thursday of most months. The special evening hours come with a special admission price of only $6 per person plus tax from 5-7 p.m., so you can spend a couple evening hours exploring all the displays at a discount! Regular admission to the Museum […]

ReCycle Bike Repair volunteer opportunity with Bike Walk Wichita

ReCycle Bike Repair volunteer opportunity with Bike Walk Wichita

Bike Walk Wichita hosts regularly-scheduled bicycle repair volunteer opportunities every week. And if you need a bicycle, volunteering at ReCycle is a way to earn one!  This is something older kids, teens or adults can do.  Bike Walk Wichita receives donations of bicycles, parts, or money to help those in the community who need transportation. […]

Singing Quakers Spring Choir Performance at Friends University

Friends University choir, Singing Quakers

Friends University’s Singing Quakers will present their annual Home Concert March 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m. The concert is a finale to their four-day singing tour in Friendswood, San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas. The spring concert, Songs of the Spirit, explores different aspects of the spirit – […]

The Workroom’s Outdoor Artisan Market 2022

The Workroom's 2nd Saturday Artisan Market

The Workroom’s 2nd Saturday Artisan Market is back for 2022. The market features local products and art, food trucks, and live music all outside the shop at 150 N. Cleveland in Wichita. [sc name=”double-check-reminder” ] Stop by and shop on the second Saturday of April and October, then hop the free trolley and do some more […]

South Side Food Truck Rally & Vintage Market

The Blood Orchard Vintage Market will be held Saturday, March 5, in south Wichita, along with the south side food truck rally. The vintage market is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features local small-business vendors for all things vintage, rustic, and shabby-chic. The food truck rally generally starts at 11 a.m. and the […]

Design & Grow Gardening Workshop 2022

Registration is open for the 2022 Design and Grow Gardening Workshop from K-State Research and Extension, which will be held in-person with a virtual option this year. The popular gardening workshop will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost to attend, whether in person or virtually, is $5 […]

Friends University Jazz Festival

Friends University will celebrate its 29th annual Jazz Festival this February.  Normally, this Jazz Fest highlights acclaimed jazz celebrities, but this year it is all about the Friends Alumni!  The festival will start on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. with an evening concert featuring the Concert Jazz Band with vocalists Tyruzaay Richards and Jyavon Hill. […]

Wichita Thunder Hockey 50% off tickets this weekend

The Wichita Thunder hits the ice this weekend and they have some ticket specials! Get 50% OFF TICKETS to the below games with the promo code IBA50 – Purchase tickets in person at the Thunder office, the INTRUST Bank Arena box office, or online at intrustbankarena.com/events-tickets/wichita-thunder  Friday, February 4 Toyota Community Night Saturday, February 5 […]

FREE YMCA Jop Prep program for teens

2022 YMCA Job Prep program for teens

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers a program for older teens that can help them land a job, be an awesome employee, and manage the money they’ll begin making. Classes start Feb. 7, 2022 but enrollment meetings must be scheduled before Jan. 24, 2022. The FREE program is funded by the Strong Communities campaign and will […]

Free two hours of college credit with Newman University’s STEM program

Newman STEM Exploration Program

Okay, this looks amazing. It’s for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. If you know someone who would like this, share it with them and let them know their application is due no later than February 16, 2022. Check out all the details they submitted below:  Newman University STEM Exploration Program Free Two Hours Of […]

FREE K-State’s Garden Hour Webinar Series 2022

k state garden hour 2022 series lunch webinar online

K-State Research and Extension will continue its FREE series of gardening webinars in 2022. “K-State Garden Hour” is held live online over the lunch hour.  Organizers of the K-State Garden Hour say the 2022 lineup is charging full speed ahead, starting with the first Wednesday in January – Vegetable Varieties for Bountiful Harvests. You can […]

Regal Classic Holiday Movies Series

Regal Christmas Movie Series

  This is such a fun deal! Regal is showing classic holiday movies on four dates this season. Here’s the holiday movie lineup they have planned… Regal Classic Holiday Movies Series November 27, 2021: The Polar Express December 4, 2021: Gremlins December 11, 2021: Elf December 18, 2021: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Related: Free or […]

Little Women Broadway Musical Friends University

Little Women at Friends University Kansas

Friends University will present the musical, Little Women, Friday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic book, Little Women has been expertly adapted for the stage and song. The story centers around four adventurous sisters- Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March – as they grow up in Civil War America. It is a captivating […]

Friends University Community Orchestra

Friends University community orchestra, Wichita, Kansas

The Friends University Community Orchestra will present their first performance of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. on the Sebits Auditorium stage. “We are excited to perform an orchestra favorite – Beethoven’s 6th Symphony. It’s nicknamed ‘Pastoral’ for its depiction of country scenes ranging from a country dance to a thunderstorm,” […]

Free children’s choir performance at Naftzger Park

FREE Community Children's Choir event downtown Wichita at Naftzger Park

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, the Wichita Community Children’s Choir will perform a FREE concert at Naftzger Park. The free event is being held in partnership with Wichita Park and Recreation. Enjoy the Wichita Community Children’s Choir as they take the stage to brighten your day with music. This is a FREE family-friendly event in […]

FREE Movie in Naftzger Park tonight: Shrek

shrek movie in park oct 20 2021 wichita ks tallgrass film

Tallgrass Film Association is celebrating the 20th anniversary of SHREK with a free screening of this family classic at Naftzger Park tonight (Wednesday, October 20, 2021). This almost slipped past me! (It was on the weekly calendar, but misfiled under “Halloween Movies.”) What a fun thing to do on a Wednesday night. The fun begins […]

Free: Taste of Jazz concert at Wichita Art Museum

wichita art museum taste of jazz b-side

This Sunday, October 17, 2021 the Wichita Art Museum will host a FREE outdoor jazz concert in the Paula and Barry Downing Amphitheater. B-Side will perform live. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. but you can get there early to pick up dinner from the food truck. Here’s the description from the WAM website: “Not […]

FREE Skating at Wichita Ice Center

Free public skate session wichita ice center sept 24 7-10 p.m.

Thanks to Jena for this tip! The Wichita Ice Center will be hosting a FREE public skate session for all ages this Friday evening, September 24.   Get free admission and only pay for skate rental ($3) if you need to use their skates. This will be a great opportunity to try ice skating before […]

Bel Aire Fall Festival 2021

Bel Aire is hosting its annual fall festival this year.  The fall fun day begins at 11 a.m., October 16, at the Bel Aire Recreation Center, 5251 East 48th St. North in Bel Aire, Kansas, with fun and activities for all ages. Costumes are welcomed! They’ll have a car show, music, vendor fair, family fun, […]

FREE Back to School Family Board Game Night at Sedgwick County Extension

August 2021 free board game night flyer

Need something fun (and free) to do with the kids? Bonding Through Board Games is a FREE family board game event held at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. Even if you regularly play board games with the family, these free events will give you an opportunity to try new games, meet new people, and do […]

This is Love Documentary Screening

On Sunday, July 25, 2021 we’ll all have the opportunity to see a screening of This is Love – a feature music documentary that follows Wichita soul singer Rudy Love through his experiences over decades of struggling in the music industry.  Included at the event will be special performances by Rudy Love Jr. and DJ […]

Garden Tools & Treasures Sale at Sedgwick County Extension

wheelbarrow with garden tools

The  Sedgwick County Extension’s sale of gardening tools and unique treasures is back for 2021! It will be held the last three days of July. Improve your garden or landscape while supporting a great cause at the 3rd annual Tools & Treasures Sale. It will be held July 29th through 31st at the Sedgwick County […]