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Hot Topic Luncheon: Active Shooter Preparedness

Newton Area Chamber of Commerce

Meridian Center

Wednesday February 21, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Wednesday February 21, 2018

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Harvey County Emergency Management will be hosting this quarter’s Hot Topic Luncheon on Active Shooter Preparedness on Wednesday, February 21st from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Meridian Center. The cost to attend the Hot Topic Luncheon: Active Shooter Preparedness is $25 for Chamber Members and $35 for non-members. Lunch will be provided. Please register for the luncheon no later than by Monday, February 12th. If you reserve, you are responsible to pay even if you do not eat or are unable to attend. Here’s what an attendee can expect to learn during this Hot Topic Luncheon: Learn the history of Harvey County’s preparation for active shooter events. Gain an understanding of issues and concerns unique to active shooter preparation in places of commerce. Determine if your facility is a “soft target” and what can be done to strengthen the safety of your business and much more. Active shooter is a term used by law enforcement to describe a situation in which a shooting is in progress. Unlike a defined crime, such as a murder or mass killing, the active aspect inherently implies that citizens have the potential to affect the outcome of the event based upon their responses. When active shooter incidents occur, there are often multiple fatalities and trauma inflicted on a community. Between 2000 and 2006, an average of 6.4 incidents occurred each year. Between 2007 and 2013, and average of 16.4 incidents occurred each year, and has continued to increase in frequency. 60% of the incidents ended before police arrived. According to the DOJ “A Study of Active Shooter Incidents in the United States Between 2000 and 2013”, 45.6% of active shooter incidents occurred in Places of Commerce. 27.5% occurred in business spaces open to pedestrian traffic.14.3% occurred in business spaces closed to pedestrian traffic. 3.8% occurred in malls The best time to consider how you can help your business prepare and respond for this type of crisis in now. Yes, it can happen at your business. Certainly every Place of Commerce will have its own approach to how a business responds if an active shooter incident would occur. However, there are some universal principles worthy of discussion that honor all Places of Commerce and increase safety and security. Facilitators will lead these discussions and provide information to help your business prepare for such an event while at the same time understanding the response of local emergency personnel.

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Native Plant Landscaping Symposium

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Saturday February 24, 2018, 8:30am to 3:15pm

Saturday February 24, 2018

Ten experienced and inspiring gardeners will briefly tell us their unique stories of landscaping with native plants. Some of their landscapes are more wild and ecological in nature and others more horticultural and manicured, but they are all on the spectrum of native plants. Spend a day with us to hear the vignettes of these native plant gardeners, get a virtual tour of their landscapes in photos, and hear their answers to our questions. With hundreds of years of collective gardening experience in the room, it will be an enriching and inspiring day for you as you think about ways to create, shift, or enhance your native garden/landscape! Registration Early bird fee of $40 for Arboretum members/$50 for non-members (fee increases to $50/$60 after February 2) 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. *FOOD RSVP BY WEDNESDAY, February 21, TO BE INCLUDED IN MEAL COUNT.*

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Artist Reception: Sue Godwin's "The Views Around Us"

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Saturday February 24, 2018, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Saturday February 24, 2018

Join us at the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Visitor Center Gallery for "The Views Around Us" from Kansas painter Sue Godwin. The show will be on display during February and March of 2018, with an artist reception on Saturday, February 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Sue Godwin was born and raised in Michigan, where her love of landscapes began. She earned her Associates of Applied Science-Commercial Art degree in 1984 from Northwestern Michigan College. Over the years, Sue transitioned from being a production artist of many years, to stay-at-home-mom, to primary education assistant and para-educator. 2013 marked the fulfillment of her desire to be a full-time landscape artist. Sue is represented at Strecker Nelson West Gallery in Manhattan, Kansas, where she was recently one of the featured artists in the gallery’s Holiday 2017 show “SNW Presents”. In November and December, 2017, Sue was Guest Artist at the McPherson Public Library, with a show titled, “Sunrise, Sunset, and Time in Between”. Earlier in the year, Sue had two of her paintings selected and sold at the 2017 Symphony in the Flint Hills Art Show and Auction.

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Party with Picasso

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Saturday February 24, 2018, 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Saturday February 24, 2018

Please join us for "Party with Picasso," our LOVE YOUR GALLERY evening Saturday, February 24. It's our annual winter fundraiser for the arts and art education. Begin with hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. and live music. Then enjoy dinner at 6:30, followed by a live art auction. Enjoy the music of Seth Girten and Jenny Bowen, cello and violin duo. Reservations are $60. Seating is limited this year, so please reserve your spots early. RSVP by February 20, 316-284-2749.

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BCAPA Faculty Recital

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Bethel College Chapel (Ad Building)

Sunday February 25, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday February 25, 2018

Join us as BCAPA Academy of Music faculty perform solo and ensemble pieces! Free admission, reception to follow.

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Prairie Window Concert Series

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sunday February 25, 2018, 4:00pm

Sunday February 25, 2018

Tickets can be purchased by calling (620) 327-8127

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Insect Diversity in Grassland Habitats: Winter Lecture 2018

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Tuesday February 27, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuesday February 27, 2018

Come for supper at 6:00 p.m. or just the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ($5 for lecture, $10 for supper and lecture). Call 620-327-8127 by 4 p.m. on Friday before the Tuesday lecture for supper reservations. Why are there so many animal species on Earth? Prior to becoming the new 15th President of Bethel College, Professor Jon Gering worked with his students at Truman State University to address this long-standing ecological question. He will summarize his research findings on beetles in deciduous forest tree crowns and katydids in grassland habitats while revealing the peculiarities of ecological field research that often go unrealized by the general public. An interactive session on ‘singing’ insect identification and natural history will empower the audience to become aware of the abundant ‘soloists’ (the cicadas, crickets, and katydids) in Kansas parks and grasslands. (Photo: Bruce Marlin)

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First Saturday Bird Walk

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum

Saturday March 3, 2018, 7:30am to 9:00am

Saturday March 3, 2018

Join experienced birders as they spot feathered friends! Our First Saturday Bird Walk departs from the kiosk in the museum parking lot and for a mile-and-a-half hike through Chisholm Park and along the Sand Creek Trail. Be prepared for some unpaved/steep terrain. Binoculars and a bird book are recommended but not required. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome but should be able to remain quiet so they don’t scare the birds!

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Easter Pysanky

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Saturday March 3, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday March 3, 2018

Fun for the whole family! All ages and skill level welcome. Join us at the Carriage Factory to decorate your own Eater egg using traditional Ukrainian methods. These Pysanky eggs are always beautiful!!! All supplies included $45 per creator. Reserve your spot today, 316-284-2749. Fees due at time of registration and on or before February 27.

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Student Choreography Concert

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Krehbiel Fine Arts Center, Bethel College

Friday March 9, 2018, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Friday March 9, 2018

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Go Green Leprechaun Run 2018

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Saturday March 10, 2018, 7:30am to 11:15am

Saturday March 10, 2018

On Saturday, March 10th, 2018, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will host its 8th 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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Second Saturday Series

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Saturday March 10, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Saturday March 10, 2018

"Mom! Dad!" -WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT STRINGED INSTRUMENTS in the Discovery Room Learn how to help your budding young musician and avoid frustration in this workshop for parents. We will cover note reading, tuning and string replacement, instrument care and maintenance, and basic fingering and bowing technique, so that you know just what to look for when your little Paganini practices. $15/session or $40 for all three Email bcapa@bethelks.edu to reserve your spot. Deadline to register is one week before event!

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Native Plant School: Birdscaping

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Thursday March 15, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Thursday March 15, 2018

Participants will learn how to attract birds to their yards year-round. Subtle changes in how you landscape can make a big difference. Planting with birds’ needs in mind will attract greater numbers and more variety of your feathered friends. Katie Schmidt will help you look at your yard from a bird’s point of view. Cost is $10/non-member or $8/member. There is no limit to the class size. The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains offers numerous workshops that encourage the use of native plants in landscaping. Native plants are drought tolerant, ornamental, and provide food and shelter to wildlife. A landscape rich with native plants can be enjoyed for its beauty and the wealth of birds and pollinators it attracts.

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Prairie Window Concert Series: Smooth Hound Smith

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sunday March 25, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Sunday March 25, 2018

Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, Smooth Hound Smith is able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints. 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.

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Bats of Kansas: Winter Lecture Series 2018

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Tuesday March 27, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Come for supper at 6:00 p.m. or just the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ($5 for lecture, $10 for supper and lecture). Call 620-327-8127 by 4 p.m. on Friday before the Tuesday lecture for supper reservations. Bats are fascinating creatures. Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History’s Zoologist and Bats of Kansas coauthor Curtis Schmidt is a great advocate of these nocturnal mammals. Their populations thrive near streams and when insects are abundant. They roost in caves, built structures, and forests. As the prairie state of Kansas gradually becomes more wooded, the range for many species of bats continues to expand into our state. Learn more about their expanding ranges, common habits, challenges of white-nosed syndrome, and ways that you can improve the chances of having bats join the ecology of your own landscape.

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Native Plant School: Native Plant Essentials

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Thursday March 29, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Thursday March 29, 2018

One of the wonderful things about working with native plants is that they provide a lifetime of enjoyment and discovery. For those of you that want to learn more about native plants, this class will introduce you to soil types, prairie ecology, native plant communities, and why native plants are important. The concepts of conservation, preservation, and stewardship are important components of this class. Cost is $10/non-member or $8/member. The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains offers numerous workshops that encourage the use of native plants in landscaping. Native plants are drought tolerant, ornamental, and provide food and shelter to wildlife. A landscape rich with native plants can be enjoyed for its beauty and the wealth of birds and pollinators it attracts.

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Oil painting Workshop with Ann Lewis

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Thursday April 5, 2018, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Thursday April 5, 2018

Join instructor Ann Lewis in making the color charts in Richard Schmid's book Alla Prima II and applying them in painting exercises. $125 per day or $300 for all three days. Please click the event image for the supply list or call the gallery for more information, 316-284-2749. Reservation and fees due on or before March 7th.

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Native Plant School: Rain Gardens 101

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Thursday April 5, 2018, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Thursday April 5, 2018

Learn how to build your own rain garden. We’ll explore the critical role rain gardens can play in controlling the amount of stormwater runoff, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time. Cost is $10/non-member or $8/member. There is no limit to the class size. The Dyck Arboretum of the Plains offers numerous workshops that encourage the use of native plants in landscaping. Native plants are drought tolerant, ornamental, and provide food and shelter to wildlife. A landscape rich with native plants can be enjoyed for its beauty and the wealth of birds and pollinators it attracts.

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First Saturday Bird Walk

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum

Saturday April 7, 2018, 7:30am to 9:00am

Saturday April 7, 2018

Join experienced birders as they spot feathered friends! Our First Saturday Bird Walk departs from the kiosk in the museum parking lot and for a mile-and-a-half hike through Chisholm Park and along the Sand Creek Trail. Be prepared for some unpaved/steep terrain. Binoculars and a bird book are recommended but not required. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome but should be able to remain quiet so they don’t scare the birds!

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The Latin Connection with Guest Artist Berta Rojas

Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra

Bethel College, North Newton, KS

Sunday April 8, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday April 8, 2018

Latin Grammy winner, guitarist Berta Rojas performs Rodrigo's "Concierto de Arunjeuz," and other Latin American music with NMKSO. The orchestra, conducted by Thomas W. Douglas will also play "Carmen Suite" by Bizet and "Danzon No. 2" by Marquez.

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Berta Rojas and Newton Mid Kansas Symphony Orchestra

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Memorial Hall - Bethel College

Sunday April 8, 2018, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday April 8, 2018

Renowned for her flawless technique and innate musicality, Berta Rojas ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists, praised as “guitarist extraordinaire” by the Washington Post and by Classical Guitar Magazine as “Ambassador of the classical guitar.” Kansas Paraguay Partners joins with HBPA to present one of Paraguay’s most celebrated artists in a special concert presentation with the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra.

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KMMC Concert

Kansas Mennonite Men's Chorus

Central Community Church

Sunday April 8, 2018, 7:00pm

Sunday April 8, 2018

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Second Saturday Series

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Saturday April 14, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Saturday April 14, 2018

"So You Think You Can Practice?" with Guest Music Instructor Panel in the Discovery Room What are scales so important? Do I really need to put my thumb through all that? How can I learn that one really tricky bit? Bring your questions, and learn to practice like the pros in this panel discussion of practice tips. $15/session or $40 for all three Email bcapa@bethelks.edu to reserve your spot. Deadline to register is one week before event!

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KMMC Concert

Kansas Mennonite Men's Chorus

Bethel College, North Newton, KS

Sunday April 15, 2018, 7:00pm

Sunday April 15, 2018

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FloraKansas Spring Member Pre-Sale 2018

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Thursday April 26, 2018, 8:00am to 7:00pm

Thursday April 26, 2018

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 26. 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 27, 2018, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Friday April 27, 2018

Sale is open: Friday, April 27 - 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 - 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 30 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MEMBER-ONLY PRE-SALE EVENT IS: Thursday, April 26 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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First Saturday Bird Walk

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum

Saturday May 12, 2018, 6:30am to 8:00am

Saturday May 12, 2018

Join experienced birders as they spot feathered friends! Our First Saturday Bird Walk departs from the kiosk in the museum parking lot and for a mile-and-a-half hike through Chisholm Park and along the Sand Creek Trail. Be prepared for some unpaved/steep terrain. Binoculars and a bird book are recommended but not required. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome but should be able to remain quiet so they don’t scare the birds!

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Second Saturday Series

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Saturday May 12, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Saturday May 12, 2018

"40 Pieces of Wood: An Introduction to Violin Anatomy" with Seth Girton in the Discovery Room If a tree falls in the Tyrol Mountains, does it make a sound? Why, yes, it does, and it sounds like Paganini! Find out how the violin works, what it looks like inside, and why those green snakey things matter. Maintenance tips, history, and myths abound in this exploration of the fiddle as object. $15/session or $40 for all three Email bcapa@bethelks.edu to reserve your spot. Deadline to register is one week before event!

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Piano Studio Recitals

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts BCAPA

Sunday May 27, 2018, 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Sunday May 27, 2018

Piano Studio Recitals

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