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The Great Bend Public Library- Early Literacy Story time – January 8 – April 16th
The Great Bend Public Library is offering an active time for little learners featuring early literacy skills, picture books, finger plays, songs, rhymes, music and movement. This Class will resume January 8th until April 16th on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Holy Family School Endowment Dinner – Saturday, January 19th
Holy Family School would like you to grace them with your presence for their Endowment Dinner Friday, January 19th. Social and cash bar start at 6:30 PM and a Gourmet Meal at 7. Its $50 per plate for a Shrimp cocktail and 8oz. Prime Rib dinner and dessert. For more information contact the Prince of Peace Parish Office.
American Legion Veterans of Comedy Night – Saturday, January 19th
The Great Bend American Legion Post 180 will present “The Veterans of Comedy” Show Saturday night January 19th. Tickets are $25 for a dinner and the show starting at 6. Show tickets are just $15 and that starts at 7:30. It will feature professional comedians Will C of Storage Hunters, Jerad Langley and David Scott. They are also all Veterans. Get your tickets now at the American Legion, 11th and Kansas in Great Bend. Or call 620-793-5912. Great entertainment coming to Great Bend for a Great Cause. Show your support for veterans and please attend this show.
Heartland Farm- Hands-On Workshops – Friday & Saturday, January 18th – 19th
Heartland Farm is offering a Fiber Space hands-on workshop on Friday the 18th and Saturday the 19th. This program is for all levels. Choose from Knitting, crocheting, spinning, and weaving. For more details Visit the heartland farm website and check out “experiences” www.Heartlandfarm-ks.org
BCYP Newtworking Mixer Friday, January 18th
The Barton County Young Professional Mixer event has been moved to Friday January 18th. Animal Medical Center is still the place to be starting at 6, at 622 McKinley in Great Bend. The evening will include games, giveaways, great food, and drinks! You could win a $250 gift card from P&S Security and High Call Outfitters…Plus 10 people will win $20 chamber gift certificates. This Friday at Animal Medical Center on Friday January 18th.
Barton County’s Got Flavor Feat. The Colorado Keys – Saturday, January 19th
It’s Back!!! Bring your taste buds and your singing pipes! Returning for the 5th year, Barton County’s Got Flavor brings with it a fun evening of food paired with dueling pianos. This event takes place on Saturday January 19th at the Great Bend Event Center from 6 to 11 PM. Tickets on sale for $25 per person or $15 if you just want to catch the show. A cash bar will be available. Barton County’s Got Flavor is a fundraiser for the Barton County area Habitat for Humanity. Cooks and teams interested in entering are encouraged to email HabitatBartoncounty@hotmail.com
Eagle Communications “Bride’s Day Event” Sunday, January 20th
If you are planning to get married in the new year, Sunday Afternoon January 20th is the perfect time to attend the 4th annual “Bride’s Day Event” from 2 until 4. See the latest in wedding fashions, merchandise and services from area vendors inside the Best Western Courtyard at 10th and Madison in Great Bend. The event is free to attend and many vendors will offer free samples. Plus one lucky Bride To Be will win a $500 gift certificates to spend with any of our Bride’s Day Sponsors. You must register to win and you must be present at the show at 4 pm.
Great Bend Optimist Club NBA Challenge – Sunday, January 20th
The Great Bend Optimist Club and The Fieldhouse is hosting a Junior NBA Skills Challenge on Sunday January 20th at 2 pm. Participation is free and open to boys and girls 13 and under. Kids could win an all-expense paid trip to New York City. The competition starts at 2 at The Fieldhouse at 9th and Madison in Great Bend. A parent or guardian must be present and you need to bring a copy of the kids birth certificate. for more details call Shane Dicks at 620-786-4780.
Soup Sampler Supper Sunday, January 20th
Everyone is invited to the Soup Sampler supper sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella Sunday, January 20th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the Prince of Peace Parish Center in Great Bend. Tickets are $7 Per person including drink and dessert, children under 5 eat Free. They will have several varieties of soups to sample! Lots of prizes raffle tickets are 6 for $5 or 12 for $10
Great Bend Columbus Club Stag – Friday, January 25th
The Great Bend Knights of Columbus Club will host it’s annual “Men’s Stag Night” Friday January 25th at the Club at 723 Main in Great Bend. Social hours starts at 5:30, Dinner at 6:30. The menu includes mountain oyster’s, smoked sausage, baked potato, baked beans, and coffee, tea or water for just $20. Advanced tickets available from Club Members and evenings at the Knights of Columbus Club after 5:30, Monday nights, and Wednesday thru Friday. A cash and gun raffle will also take place. Proceeds will benefit the many youth activities sponsored by the club.
Battle in the Barn – Saturday, January 26th
Barton County Fair Association presents Battle in the Barn, a day of indoor motorcycle and kart racing. First round takes place January 26th in the Expo III Arena in Great Bend. Gates open at Noon, Practice round starts at 3 PM, and races begin at 6 PM. Admission is $10, 6 and under get in free, and Pit Passes are $15. Dress warm it could be cold. For more information call 620-797-FAIR (3247) or www.Bartoncountyfair.com
Hoisington Knights of Columbus Council- Steak and Shrimp Dinner – Saturday, January 26thHoisington Knights of Columbus Council would like to invite everyone to a KC Strip Steak and Shrimp dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. on Saturday, January 26th @ the Hoisington Knights of Columbus Hall, 114 N. Main. The cost is $12 for Shrimp, $17 for the KC Strip Steak, or $20 for a Steak and Shrimp combo, and all meals include all the trimmings. All proceeds fund council’s charitable activities.
Great Bend American Legion Argonne Post 180 Baseball Club Tryouts Saturday, January 26th
The Great Bend American Legion Argonne Post 180 Baseball is hosting tryouts for the Class AAA Chiefs and Class A Braves Saturday, January 26th from 1-5 PM and Sunday the 27th as a Make up day only for winter sport athletes from 12:30 to 2:30 PM at the Panther Athletic Center on 19th street in Great Bend. For more information contact For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call Chris at (620) 617 5684
The Larned Music Club Sunday January 27th
The Larned Music Club with be presenting “A Musical Soiree” at 3 PM on Sunday, January 27th at the Larned Community Center. the Program features Benjamin Cline on Cello and Irena Ravitskaya on Piano. Tickets are $5. The Chocolate Fountain is the Music Clubs Fundraising Even to Benefit their Scholarship Fund.
Casa Chocolate Auction – Saturday, February 2nd
Central Kansas Casa will be having their 14th annual Casa Chocolate Auction at the Great Bend Events Center on Saturday, February 2. Tickets are $50 Per Person. They will have a silent auction, Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and chocolate fountain starting at 6 PM, and the Live auction will start at 7:30 PM. For more information see their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/centralkansascasainc/ or contact Caitlyn Eakin 620-792-5544.
Caregivers Count Support Group – Sunday, February 3rd
The Caregivers Count Support Group will meet this Sunday Afternoon from 2 until 4. The group is set up to accommodate Parents and Guardians of Children with special needs. The meeting will be held at the first Christian Church, on the corner of Broadway and K-96 in Great Bend.
Great Bend Evening Lions Club 9th annual Ham & Bean Supper Thursday, February 7th
The Great Bend Evening Lions Club invites you to the 9th annual Ham and Bean Supper on Thursday, February 7th from 4:30 to 7 pm. at the 1st Presbyterian Church at 24th and Washington in Great Bend. Tickets are $6 per person Kids 3 and under eat Free. Dine-in or Carry-out. Tickets include drink and dessert. Free Vision Screening will also be available. Net Proceeds used for area projects. For tickets Contact Elwyen Manneth 620-282-2598, Al Horner 620-282-9262, or Don Sweeney 620-282-1343
Great Bend American Legion Argonne Post 180 Chili/Soup Supper Monday, February 11th
The Great Bend American Legion Argonne Post 180 Baseball Program is hosting the Annual Legion Baseball, Chili/Soup supper for the Class AAA Chiefs and Class A Braves Monday, February 11th from 5 to 7 PM at the Great Bend American Legion on Kansas Ave. Cost is $7 per person. Come out and support this youth baseball organization whose sole purpose is to teach young Americans the importance or sportsmanship, good health and active citizenship. For more information email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Chris @ (620)617-5684
Golden Belt Community Concert: Under the Street Lamp – Saturday, February 16th
The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced the concerts for its 2018-2019 season. Concerts are presented at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium, Located at Lakin and Stone. Concerts begin at 7:30 PM. and the doors open at 6:30 PM the next scheduled concert takes place on Saturday February 16th at 7:30 PM. and will feature under the Street Lamp, a concert celebration of Classic Radio Hits from the 50’s to the 70’s. This Foursome Delivers a unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars, and martini shakers. This group has been featured on Smokey Hill Public Television.
The Barton County Conservation District’s Annual Meeting – February 21st
The Barton County Conservation District’s Annual Meeting is Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus. Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 PM. Open bar for beer and wine.They will be serving a whole hog roast dinner, Entertainment will be provided by the Hoisington High School Forensics Team. The annual meeting is a free event. For More information or to register for the event contact District Manager Sara C. Martinz at 620-792-3346, ext 303. or email her atSara.email@example.com
Great Bend Chamber Banquet – Saturday, February 23rd
The 97th Annual Meeting and Banquet for the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development is scheduled for Saturday February 23rd at the Great Bend Events Center from 6 to 11PM. The evening will include Cocktail and Social Hour, Catered Dinner, live music, and the Special recognition of our community award winners. Deadline to reserve seats is Monday, February 11th. 2019. This years Banquet will connect attendees and the community using the medium variety of entertainment. Awards to be Presented that night include Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, and Nextgen Leader of the Year.
Sunflower Diversified Services Charity Gala – Saturday, March 2nd
The 14th annual Charity Gala for Sunflower Diversified Services returns to the Great Bend Events Center on Saturday March 2nd. “Light Up the Night” is this year’s theme. The night starts at 5:30 with a social hour, dinner catered by the Classic Inn, open bar, deal or no deal, silent and live auction, featuring a customized K-State Golf Cart and Trailer. Other events include a basketball arcade, putt n play, diamonds and champagne. All proceeds will support children and adults with developmental disabilities. Tickets are $100 per person and available by calling Connie O at 620-792-1325.