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Winter Classics Concert "Brilliance"

Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra

Newton High School (Kansas)

Sunday January 22, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday January 22, 2017

Thomas W. Douglas conducts works by Mozart, Holst, and a reprise of Dwight Beckham's "Fanfare Sixty". Young Soloist Andrew Thiesen, trombone, plays Ferdinand Davids "Concerto no. 4".

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Sand County Almanac Book Club

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Wednesday January 25, 2017, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday January 25, 2017

Book club discussing the writings of conservationist Aldo Leopold. This session will be led by Lorna Harder, and will cover the following excerpts of "A Sand County Almanac": Marshland Elegy and Odyssey. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the Hesston Public Library or for purchase at the Arboretum gift shop for $10.

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Chamber 101: What can the Chamber do for me?

Newton Area Chamber of Commerce

Newton Area Chamber of Commerce

Thursday January 26, 2017, 8:30am to 9:30am

Thursday January 26, 2017

Kick off the new year right and attend this presentation to learn how you can make the most of your membership! Are you recently new to the community? Or wishing that you could be more involved, but don’t know how? The Newton Chamber will be hosting a Chamber 101 presentation explaining the benefits of Chamber membership and what the Chamber has to offer you and your business. This first Chamber 101 of 2017 will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 8:30 to 9:30 am in the Chamber of Commerce board room. A light breakfast will be provided, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to Courtney Critchfield on/or before Thursday, January 19th via phone or e-mail.

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Celebrate Kansas Day!

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum

Saturday January 28, 2017, 11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday January 28, 2017

Come celebrate the birthday of the state of Kansas! Our theme this year is "Cowboys" as we mark the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail which runs through the museum grounds! Come see real live longhorns and buy some BBQ from "All Fired Up"!

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Fire Recovery in the Red Hills: Winter Lecture Series 2017

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Tuesday January 31, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Come for supper at 6:00 p.m. or just the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ($2 for lecture, $7 for supper and lecture). Call 620-327-8127 by 4 p.m. on Friday before the Tuesday lecture for supper reservations. Ecologist and field manager Ken Brunson of the The Nature Conservancy knows a lot about the Anderson Creek Wildfire of March 2016 that consumed about 390,000 acres of land in Oklahoma and Kansas. By some estimates, this was the biggest private lands fire in the U.S. since records have been kept. Several hundred head of livestock were killed, thousands of miles of fence, and at least a dozen houses were destroyed. Positive and negative impacts to land and wildlife varied, and Ken will show photos as part of his presentation about this fascinating story.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Bethel College, North Newton, KS

Tuesday February 7, 2017, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Tuesday February 7, 2017

Bursting onto the international scene with Paul Simon's Graceland recording in 1986, South Africa's favorite male a capella chorus has sold more than 6 million records. Last delighting the HBPA patrons in 2010, Mambazo won it's fourth Grammy for best World Music Album in 2013 and earned it's sixteenth nomination in 2015.

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Sand County Almanac Book Club

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Wednesday February 8, 2017, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday February 8, 2017

Book club discussing the writings of conservationist Aldo Leopold. This session will be led by trained Leopold Education Project facilitator Mark Kozubowski, and will cover the following excerpts of "A Sand County Almanac": Great Possessions, Prairie Birthday, The Green Pasture and The Choral Copse. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the Hesston Public Library or for purchase at the Arboretum gift shop for $10.

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Birding at the Arboretum with Lorna

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Saturday February 11, 2017, 8:00am to 9:00am

Saturday February 11, 2017

Join Lorna Harder, birding enthusiast and biologist, for monthly bird walks at the Dyck Arboretum! See how many species you can find! Second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m.!

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Liz Longley Concert (Rescheduled to Feb. 19)

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sunday February 19, 2017, 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Sunday February 19, 2017

**RESCHEDULED: WAS January 15, NOW February 19** While Liz Longley’s songs and vocals invite complimentary comparisons to Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci Griffith — all artists she’s supported live — her latest effort spotlights a style and confidence that’s all her own. Learn more about Liz Longley at http://www.lizlongley.com/ **RESCHEDULED: WAS January 15, NOW February 19** Tickets Pre-paid, reserved seating single-concert tickets (pre-tax) are $20 for adults and $10 for children 18 and under; Dyck Arboretum members receive a 10 percent discount – $18/$9. Order tickets here. Presented by Dyck Arboretum of the Plains and the Prairie Window Concert Series.

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Sand County Almanac Book Club

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Wednesday February 22, 2017, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Book club discussing the writings of conservationist Aldo Leopold. This session will be led by emeritus ethics professor Duane Friesen, and will cover the following excerpts of "A Sand County Almanac": The Land Ethic. Copies of the book are available for borrowing at the Hesston Public Library or for purchase at the Arboretum gift shop for $10.

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Animal Sounds Around Us: Winter Lecture Series 2017

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Tuesday February 28, 2017, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Tuesday February 28, 2017

Come for supper at 6:00 p.m. or just the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ($2 for lecture, $7 for supper and lecture). Call 620-327-8127 by 4 p.m. on Friday before the Tuesday lecture for supper reservations. “Bioaccoustics” can teach us so much about the ways that animals communicate with one another and behavioral ecology in general. Being in tune with and being able to identify the sounds of animals in addition to the visual cues, will also make us more more keenly aware of wildlife populations around us. Biology professor Mark Nolen specializes in this area and will speak about the auditory world of wildlife (birds, frogs, and insects especially) around us that we often don’t see.

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Montreal Guitare Trio

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Bethel College, North Newton, KS

Saturday March 4, 2017, 7:30pm

Saturday March 4, 2017

Described by the CBC as "the hottest guitar trio in Canada," MG3 has quickly established itself as a force of rejuvenation and cross-pollenization across various musical forms. Marrying passionate virtuosity with a stealthy sense of humor, guitarists Glenn Levesque, Marc Morin, and Sebastien Dufour charm the ears of seasoned critics and capture the hearts of their fans.

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Leprechaun Run 2017

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Saturday March 11, 2017, 7:30am to 10:30am

Saturday March 11, 2017

On Saturday, March 11th, 2017, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will host its 7th Annual Go Green Leprechaun Run event, including both a 10K and 2-mile Fun Run. Festivities will run from 7:45 check-in for the 10K to 11:30 a.m. at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, located at 177 West Hickory in Hesston.

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Living the Land Ethic in Kansas

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Saturday March 18, 2017, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Saturday March 18, 2017

Symposium Purpose: 1. Introduce the concept of Leopold’s Land Ethic 2. Learn more about the elemental prairie resources that shape our Kansas economy and identity 3. Find inspiration from the practitioners who steward our Kansas natural and human resources Registration Early bird fee of $40 for Arboretum members/$50 for non-members (fee increases to $50/$60 March 10) includes a full day of presentations, breakfast, and lunch. To register, contact the Dyck Arboretum at 620-327-8127 / 177 W. Hickory, Hesston, KS or arboretum@hesston.edu. *RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, TO BE INCLUDED IN MEAL COUNT.* Symposium Schedule 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast (rolls, coffee, fruit) 8:30 – 8:45: Introduction to Symposium/Introduction to Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic (Brad Guhr) Documenting and Helping Us Appreciate the Prairie Elements 8:45 – 9:30: Prairie Soils – Rolfe Mandel (Archeology/Soils Professor, Kansas University) 9:30 – 10:15: Prairie Vegetation – Craig Freeman (Botanist/Herbarim Curator, Kansas Biological Survey) 10:15 – 11:00: Prairie Wildlife – Michael Pearce (Wildlife Photographer/Sportsman, Wichita Eagle) Living A Land Ethic 11:00 – 12:15: Agricultural Steward of Soil and Water – Jason Schmidt (Dairy Farmer, Flint Hills Land Steward) 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.: Lunch 1:20 – 2:05: Ranching Steward of the Prairie – Pete Ferrell (Rotational Grazing Rancher, Flint Hills Land Steward) 2:05 – 2:50: Connecting People and the Land – Brian Obermeyer (Flint Hills Program Manager, The Nature Conservancy) 2:50 – 3:35: Instilling the Land Ethic in Our Children – Erin Dowell (Earth Partnership for Schools Teacher, Peterson Elementary – Wichita) 3:35 – 4:20: A Land Ethic for the Future – Wes Jackson (Founder of The Land Institute)

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Butterflies Go Native: Winter Lecture Series 2017

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Tuesday March 28, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuesday March 28, 2017

Come for supper at 6:00 p.m. or just the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ($2 for lecture, $7 for supper and lecture). Call 620-327-8127 by 4 p.m. on Friday before the Tuesday lecture for supper reservations. Kansas native plants and native butterflies have evolved together in symbiosis. Likewise, native plant gardeners and butterfly enthusiasts are natural soul mates. Indeed, only native plants are allowed for garden certification by NABA (North American Butterfly Association). Scientist and Kansas State University master gardener, Lenora Larson, will share her insights on butterfly lifestyles and showcase stunning photographs of our native butterflies and their native plants hosts. Participants will learn how to expand their native plant focus to attract “flying flowers”.

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SYBARITE5

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Hesston Mennonite Church

Thursday April 20, 2017, 7:30pm

Thursday April 20, 2017

"Their rock star status...is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience..." That is how The Sarasota Herald Tribune described SYBARITES5, classical music's most dynamic new chanmber music group. The first string quintet to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, SYBARITES5 is a champion of new music, with a repertoire ranging from Mozart to Radiohead.

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FloraKansas Spring Member Pre-Sale 2017

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Thursday April 27, 2017, 8:00am to 7:00pm

Thursday April 27, 2017

One of the greatest member benefits at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains is the 10% discount at our plant sales and the opportunity to get FIRST DIBS at our Member Pre-Sale! Don’t miss out! Shop between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Yes - we are extending the member sale hours!!!! Enjoy one-on-one assistance from our staff and volunteers. 

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FloraKansas Spring Plant Sale

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Friday April 28, 2017, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Friday April 28, 2017

Sale is open: Friday, April 28 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30 - 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 1 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our customers find plants at affordable prices and enjoy supporting the mission of the arboretum. Our repeat customers tell us how pleased they are by the quality of our plants – and how well these plants are adapted to Kansas’ challenging climate. Those who live with hard Kansas clay, wet in the spring and dry in the summer, tell us these plants not only survive – they thrive! Hundreds of varieties of plants are available, many locally grown. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers are on hand to answer questions and give suggestions. 

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Kansas Mennonite Men's Chorus Concert

Kansas Mennonite Men's Chorus

Presser Hall

Sunday April 30, 2017, 4:30pm

Sunday April 30, 2017

A choir of 300 men singing a variety of sacred music. Musical genres ranging from blues and bluegrass to classic four part harmony.

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Kansas Mennonite Men's Chorus Concert

Kansas Mennonite Men's Chorus

Hesston High

Sunday May 7, 2017, 7:00pm

Sunday May 7, 2017

A choir of 300 men singing a variety of sacred music. Musical genres ranging from blues and bluegrass to classic four part harmony.

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