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Love Your Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Saturday February 25, 2017, 5:30pm to 9:00pm

Saturday February 25, 2017

Please join us for "Starry Night," our LOVE YOUR GALLERY evening soiree Saturday, February 25. It's our annual winter fundraiser for the arts and art education. Begin with hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. and artist talks by Debra Clemente and Jennie Becker. Then enjoy dinner at 6:30, followed by a live art auction. Howard Glanton on classical guitar throughout the evening. Reservations are $60. Seating is limited this year, so please reserve your spots early. 316-284-2749.

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Sunday Afternoon at the Museum

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum

Sunday February 26, 2017, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday February 26, 2017

Rachel Epp Buller, “Documenting and Imagining Memory through Art” Building on Gesine Janzen’s use of ancestral photographs in her prints, Bethel College Associate Professor of Visual Arts and Design Rachel Epp Buller will address how works by contemporary artists Susan Hiller, Christian Boltanski, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres evoke ideas of memory and memorialization through photographs and other historical artifacts. Do these artists seek to record historical memories, like archivists? What are the intersections of individual (personal) and cultural (public) memory? And, how do artists inspire viewers to imagine memory?

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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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First Saturday Bird Walk

Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum

Saturday March 4, 2017, 7:30am to 8:30am

Saturday March 4, 2017

Meet at the kiosk in the Kauffman Museum parking lot and join Gregg Friesen for our First Saturday Bird Walk!

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Watercolor Batik

Carriage Factory Gallery

Carriage Factory Gallery

Saturday March 4, 2017, 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Saturday March 4, 2017

Create a watercolor Batik with instructor Velera Adams. Supplies required call to reserve your spot today. $35.00 per student.

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Montreal Guitare Trio

Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts

Bethel College, North Newton, KS

Saturday March 4, 2017, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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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Leadership Luncheon with WSU's Dr. Bardo

Newton Area Chamber of Commerce

Meridian Center

Tuesday March 7, 2017, 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Tuesday March 7, 2017

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Newton is proud to announce their speaker for their annual springtime Leadership Luncheon event: Dr. John William Bardo. This Leadership Newton Luncheon will take place on Tuesday, March 7th from noon to 1:15 pm at the Meridian Center. Lunch will be provided to those who attend. The cost to attend this luncheon will be $15 for Chamber members and $25 for non-Chamber members. If you are interested in attending this event, then please e-mail the Chamber’s communications director, Courtney Critchfield at: courtney@thenewtonchamber.org on or before Tuesday, February 28th. Dr. Bardo’s academic interests involve the relationships between higher education, the economy, and quality of life. He speaks regularly on issues associated with the New Economy and building competitiveness.

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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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Spring Concert "Facets of Memory"

Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra

Memorial Hall - Bethel College

Sunday March 19, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Sunday March 19, 2017

Thomas W. Douglas and NMKSO are joined by guest composer Michael Knopf for a performance of "The Reef." The program also music on remembrance and western themes. The concert is presented in collaboration with the Kauffman Museum's Spring Gala, an event to follow the concert with exhibit and presentation by Gesine Janzen. More info and tickets at www.nmkso.org.

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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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