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Located east of Emporia, Camp Alexander is 90 acres of woods, ponds and rolling meadows with fitness and biking trails, a nine-hole golf course and water sports. Edward Jones Alexander, a freed slave who settled in the area after the Civil War, left all of his savings and 40 acres to the orphaned and needy children of Emporia, Lyon County, and the State of Kansas. Camp Alexander offers 10 consecutive weekly camps for children ages 6-14. Additionally the Youth Leadership Program offers teens ages 13-14 the opportunity to enjoy all camp activities while also building upon their levels of responsibility and leadership. Families could be eligible for multi-child discounts or scholarships. Register early as some camps are prone to selling out. Information: Camp Alexander, 1783 Road P5, Emporia; 794-1830;; Themes for this summer are:

Summer Camp 2019: May 27 - Aug. 2 Camp Alexander offers 10 consecutive weekly camps for children ages 6-12. Additionally the Youth Leadership Program offers youth ages 12-14 the opportunity to enjoy all camp activities while also building upon their levels of responsibility and leadership. Families may sign up for a single week or the entire summer.



There’s enough fun for ev- ers spend the whole week in eryone! the woods and the beautiful wilderness that makes up Camp Alexander. The anMr. Alexander’s nual summer Fish Fry will Summer Adventure be held this week! WEEK 1: MAY 28 – MAY 31 Midsummer (NO CAMP MAY 27TH) Come see it all! Nature, swimming, Mayhem arts and crafts, this is an action packed week full of all Week 6: July 1 - 5 (No the favorite “classic” activi- camp on July 4) The summer ties to fill summer. is heating up, we’re half way and there is lots of Olympic Games through, fun left to be had! Do you have WEEK 2: JUNE 3 - 7 A week a special talent? Come show full of sports! Do you have off your singing, dancing, what it takes to be a Camp comedy or any other skills at Olympian? From wacky to our annual Talent Show. wonderful, all campers will fill their days with more fun TEAMWORK makes than they knew could be the DREAMWORK! had. WEEK 7: JULY 8 - 12 Join us Water Wars in a fun-filled week of games WEEK 3: JUNE 10 - 14 The that can’t be done alone. name explains it all! That’s Make new friends. Chalright, a full week dedicated lenge yourself and enjoy the to water balloon fights, wa- accomplishments of a team ter guns and an epic skir- environment. mish between campers and Tidal Wave counselors. WEEK 8: JULY 15 - 19 One Moovin’ and week of water games won’t cut it. Join for round two as Groovin’ campers build their cardWEEK 4: JUNE 17 - 21 What board boats and steer selfbetter way to exercise and constructed watercraft to have fun than Movin’ and open water! Groovin’ at Camp AlexanSports Mania der. Obstacle courses, running through the trails and WEEK 9: JULY 22 - 26 Let maybe even a visit from a the games begin – Again! An local gym! A week full of fun entire week filled with team activities that will make ex- sports. Challenge yourself, ercise look like child’s play. challenge others and score for team Camp AlexanNature Adventure one der. WEEK 5: JUNE 24 - 28 Enjoy the outdoors? Then this Summer Highlights is the week for you! Help WEEK 10: JULY 29 - AUG. 2 your team build a tree fort Wrap up the summer with and capture the Yeti! Camp- your Camp favorites.


Camps by date: JUNE 9 - 15 ✦✦Traditional Camp ✦✦Traditional Day Camp (M-F) ✦✦Basic Horse Camp ✦✦Skateboard Camp JUNE 16 - 22 ✦✦Traditional Camp ✦✦Traditional Day Camp (M-F) ✦✦Basic Horse Camp ✦✦Paintball Camp ✦✦Top Camp Chef ✦✦Inside Out Camp JUNE 23 - JUNE 29 ✦✦Mini-Camp (Sun.-Wed.) ✦✦Horse Day Camp (M-F) ✦✦Paddle and Climb Trip JUNE 30 - JULY 6 ✦✦Camp Corral (for children of military) ✦✦Horse Day Camp (M-F) JULY 7 - 13 ✦✦Traditional Camp ✦✦Traditional Day Camp (M-F) ✦✦Basic Horse Camp ✦✦Construction Camp ✦✦Drama Camp JULY 14 - 20 ✦✦Traditional Camp ✦✦Traditional Day Camp (M-F) ✦✦Advanced Horse Camp ✦✦Top Camp Chef JULY 21 - 27 ✦✦Traditional Camp ✦✦Traditional Day Camp (M-F) ✦✦Basic Horse Camp ✦✦Mini-Camp (Sun.-Wed.) ✦✦Mini-Camp (Wed.-Sat.) ✦✦Skateboard Camp JULY 28 - AUG 3 ✦✦Traditional Camp ✦✦Traditional Day Camp (M-F) ✦✦Basic Horse Camp ✦✦Paintball Camp AUG 4 - 10 ✦✦Traditional Camp ✦✦Horse Day Camp (M-F) ✦✦Teen Camp ✦✦Advanced Horse Camp

Multi-week sessions JUNE 9 - 22 ✦✦Leaders in training 1-LEAD ✦✦Wranglers in training JULY 7 - 20 ✦✦Counselors in training ✦✦Wranglers in training JULY 21 - AUG 3 ✦✦Wranglers in training ✦✦Leaders in training 2-EXPLORE

Traditional Camps, ages 7-17 Traditional Camp is Camp Wood YMCA’s most popular option and introduces campers to a variety of classic camp activities (horseback riding, swimming, archery, etc.) while also allowing campers the opportunity to customize the week to their interests with daily “skillbuilders” and cabin choice activities. The Emporia Arts Center features summer classes for all ages and skill levels, from those who are just ready to get their hands dirty — sometimes literally — to those who are ready to take their craft to the next level. Paint a Pet, Clay Wheel Throwing and Design with a Splash of Wine (or Juice, for the kids) remain some of the most popular classes and will be back this summer.

For a full rundown of what Students in first grade will be offered in 2019 and through high school are how to register, visit empo- eligible to audition free of charge. If cast, the one-week fee is $20 and rehearsals will Missoula Children’s be held daily. Auditions will be held at 4:30 p.m. June 24 Theatre at the Emporia High School In 2019, the Emporia Arts Auditorium — please arrive Center will present the Mis- a half-hour early to register. soula Children’s Theatre’s The performance will be at presentation of “The Snow 7 p.m. June 28, also at the EHS Auditorium. Queen.”



Day Camps, ages 6-13 Now offering Traditional and Horse Day Camps. Join Camp Wood YMCA for all the fun of summer camp from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Just like overnight campers, day campers learn new skills, build character and make new friends while at camp.

Mini-Camps, ages 5-8 Mini-Camp is a fourday, three-night session for children ages 5 - 8 and is based on the Traditional Camp model. Mini-camp introduces new campers to a variety of classic camp activities (archery, swimming, horseback riding, etc.) while tailoring each program to the unique needs of the youngest campers.

Teen Camps, ages 13-17 Teen camps are de signed with Camp Wood YMCA’s oldest campers in mind — allowing them to experience their favorite activities like the Alpine Tower and canoeing while also trying new activities geared for the unique interests and skill levels of teenagers.

Leadership Camps, ages 11-17 Empower each child or teen to explore their strengths as a leader during one of the popular leadership camps. Whether they join Camp Wood YMCA’s staff as a future counselor or wrangler, or they hope to make a difference in their school and community, these camps offer training and activities to suit their goals.

Skateboard Camp, ages 10-17

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert skater, spend the week in Camp Horse Camps, Wood YMCA’s brand new skate park perfecting ages 7-17 tricks and learning from an Indulge each child’s experienced skate staff. love of horses at one of Camp Wood YMCA’s popuConstruction lar horse camps. Campers spend their mornings at Camp, ages 10-17 the hilltop arena and on Spend a week learning beautiful prairie trails for a week of riding, practice carpentry and construcand fun. Whatever skill tion. Campers will conquer level, there is a horse camp projects that range from simple upcycling to larger, for them.

challenging construction work.

Drama Camp, ages 10-17 Indulge your creative side and spend a week exploring the performing arts at Camp Wood YMCA. Surrounded by campers and counselors with similar interests, campers will spend their days immersed in the arts.

Paintball Camps, ages 10-17 Battle it out with other campers on Camp Wood YMCA’s paintball course while learning techniques and strategies from an experienced and enthusiastic staff.

Top Camp Chef, ages 10-17 Take that love of cooking to camp where campers learn skills to make them a top chef. Campers will spend their mornings in a large industrial kitchen learning meal planning, recipes, menu development and, of course, cooking. Campers also get to eat their creations!

Paddle and Climb Trip, ages 14-17 New this year to Camp Wood YMCA, campers will embark on a week-long off-camp adventure. After a one-night stay at camp, these adventurers will head to Colorado where they’ll experience two days of climbing and two days of whitewater rafting. Led by professional outfitters and supervised by Camp Wood YMCA staff, this will an awesome trip for the young adventurer.

Inside Out, ages 11-14 Inside Out is a leadership camp designed for youth ages 11-14. What if you were turned inside out, and all that people saw was what’s on the inside? Inside Out is designed to teach young leaders to consider people and leadership challenges from the inside out. Come explore the fun of camp while exploring your own leadership style. By the end of the week, you’ll know yourself better, have gained new skills and be prepared to serve as a role model for your peers.

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Weekly Flint Hills Tours Every Saturday AprilOctober Prairie Earth Tours has made it their business to help people appreciate the prairie. Hop on our bus with seasoned guide, Casey Cagle, and hear historical stories from the region, see hidden gems, and enjoy a scenic drive through one of the most treasured landscapes in North America. Tours depart from the Flying W Ranch, 1515 G Road, Cedar Point, at 1:30 p.m. and return at approximately 4:30 p.m. Bookings must be made in advance.

Prairie Sunset Tour Whether it’s a solo adventure, family vacation or a romantic getaway, the Flint Hills are a magical place to visit. We’re making it even easier to get the whole experience with our two-hour guided bus tour. Book a seat on one of our Friday evening tours this year. This is a fun and relaxing tour with seasoned tour guide, Casey Cagle. Learn about what makes the Flint Hills region such an important ecosystem, hear flint hills folklore, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. All bookings must be made in advance. Seating is limited. Tours depart from The Grand Central Hotel on Broadway st. in Cottonwood Falls every Friday evening. Please pay attention to your booking information as the departure time varies by date due to changing sunset times. Food and




teaming back up with Emporia historical storyteller, Roger Heineken, to offer again The Magical History Tour of Emporia. A two-hour driving tour with engaging commentary by Heineken full of Emporia lore and history. Established 162 years ago, Emporia is one of the oldest towns in Kansas. Heineken has been sharing his impressive knowledge of Emporia history with guests and travelers for many years and has a repertoire of stories you won’t soon forget. Come see why William drink allowed. No alcohol. Allen White was named If our minimum of four pas- the most influential persengers is not met then the son in Kansas and much tour may be canceled. more on this magical history tour. Wild edible and Tours depart at 10 a.m. July 7 and Aug. 4 from medicinal plant the parking lot in the 800 block of Merchant Street. tour The Tallgrass Prairie is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Join this area’s leading expert, Thomas Eddy, and Prairie Earth Tours, on a trip to learn about how to identify wildflowers, how certain plants have changed the course of history, and what plants have traditionally been used for food and medicine. Eddy is a botanist and entomologist. Retired from the Department of Biological Sciences at Emporia State University, Eddy has been an inspiration to countless individuals learning to appreciate the complex prairie ecosystem. Rarely will you find someone more passionate in their field. Every trip you take to the prairie is more enjoyable when you can identify the plants you walk by. This tour is one of our most popular. The tours depart at 7:30 a.m. June 28, July 12, Sept. 20, Oct. 4, from in front of the Granada Theatre, 809 Commercial St. Tours are held rain or shine and do involve a small amount of walking and standing on even ground. All ages are welcome.

Kansas Craft Brewery Tours

Safely travel through Wichita and experience the best breweries in Kansas with a small group of like-minded connoisseurs of quality beer. Each brewery has its own character and unique take on the craft. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how beer is made, drink old favorites and discover new ones. Each participant gets a Prairie Earth Tours beer glass to take home. Kick back and leave the driving and planning to us. This tour is currently only available for private groups. ✦✦Visit 4 different breweries ✦✦Get a private tour of a production facility ✦✦Get a behind the scenes look at how craft beer is made ✦✦Learn about the history of beer in Kansas ✦✦Receive a complimentary Prairie Earth Tours beer glass ✦✦13 passenger maximum group size ✦✦21 or older to book ✦✦Pricing is for transportation and access – any Magical History food or beverage purTour of Emporia chases are the responsibility of each guest Prairie Earth Tours is

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Improve math and problem-solving skills, write a computer program and conduct chemistry experiments at Inspired By Math’s math and science summer camp. Inspired By Math is a math enrichment program for middle school students. The summer camp is a way for students to get a taste of what this after-school program will be like next school year.

To register: Go to Download the registration form on the brochure link. Fill out the form and mail it along with payment to the address provided. Contact: Laura Albertson ( or Qiang Shi (




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May 31 is the summer deadline for several Emporia Recreation youth summer sports camps. Choose from Hornet Baseball, ESU Basketball, Aquatics Adventure Camp, Junior and Senior Golf, and Lady Spartan Basketball. These camps are all great for beginners or kids who want to improve their skills. Excellent, professional instructors, hands-on learning and lots of fun! Register online at and call 340-6300 with questions. Don’t miss the deadline!

residents of USD 253, $65 for non-residents, for campers ages 7-10. Camp activities range from tours to fishing to arts, crafts, science and concerts. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. Camp counselors will cook lunch on Monday and Friday. Parents are asked to bring an evening meal for their family on Thursday evening and stay for the camp program. Enroll online at www. or call 3406300 for more information.

Opening Day at Jones Aquatic Center

Splash Days

Start your summer off with a splash at Jones Aquatic Center! Opening Day is from noon-8 p.m. May 25. Admission is $5 for adults 16 and over, $3 ages 4-15, children 3 and under free with a paid adult. Everyone who attends opening day will receive a coupon for a half price swim redeemable any other day of the summer 2016. And don’t forget about Twilight Swim Nights — from 5 - 8 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It’s only $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for youth. Check the website for more information at

Camp Wilson Camp Wilson is a funfilled, week-long day camp sponsored by Emporia Recreation Commission held at Wilson Park on the ESU Campus. There are seven weekly sessions to choose from, beginning June 3, and the cost per week is $60 for

Bring your child care group out to Jones Aquatic Center for some fun in the sun! This program is geared to the younger kids and the JAC Splashpad is open just for them from 10 - 11:30 a.m. every Monday - Thursday, June 17 to July 25. The fee is just $1.50 for anyone 4 years to adult; kids 3 and under are FREE. Call the Aquatic Center at 620-340-6400 with questions.

JAC Lap Swimming/ River Walk Come and get some cardio exercise at the Jones Aquatic Center! You can get your blood pumping at evening Lap Swim or River Walk. Swim laps in the big pool, or walk with/or against the current in the lazy river for some great cardio exercise. From 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, May 28 - Aug. 9. The fee is just $1.50 drop-in or purchase a $30 Punch Card with 22 punches for a discount.

Former ESU Tennis Coach, George Milton, will be the instructor for youth tennis offered by the Emporia Recreation Commission. The first session runs June 3- June 12 with eight lessons. Session 2 is July 8-18 and Session 3 runs from July 22Aug. 1. Pick the session that fits your busy summer! Lessons are held at ESU Milton Tennis Courts and the program has three age levels from 5 years to 14, with fees from $30 to $50, depending on age group. Registration closes May 28 for the first session. Call ERC at 620-3406300 with questions, or register on line at

Junior Golf Emporia Recreation Commission is offering a six-week Junior Golf program for ages 7 -14 years old, on Tuesdays beginning June 4, or Thursdays beginning June 6. Participants will meet at Lee Beran Recreation Center at 1 p.m. and ride our bus to Emporia Municipal Golf Course, returning at 3 p.m. Kids will learn the fundamentals of golf along with the proper etiquette of the game. Bring your own clubs if possible; loaner clubs may be available for checkout if needed. The fee of $55 for residents of USD 253 and $60 non-residents includes transportation and green fees. Enroll by Friday, May 31 by calling 340-6300 or online at

NEW! Adult Co-Ed Water Volleyball Ready for a new sport this summer? How about Adult Co-Ed Water Volleyball at Jones Aquatic Center? This is not your ordinary volleyball league! This game incorporates some of the rules of volleyball with a little different scoring. Teams may include up to four players. Games will be played on 6 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings June 6 - July 18, at JAC and will be self-refereed. Sign your team up by May 24. Schedules will be sent to coaches by May 30 and the fee is just $50 per team. Register online at


It’s easy for omnivores, carnivores and vegetarians to eat locally. The Emporia Farmers Market has everything needed, from salad greens to grass-fed beef, yard eggs to gluten-free bread.

The Signature Event is an annual gathering on the prairie celebrating music, art and the ecology of the Flint Hills. The 2019 Signature Event is in Chase County on June 15 at Irma’s Pasture near Bazaar. According to ancient




The Farmers Market is held in the parking lot on Merchant Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. There is free parking in the lot and on the streets. Vendors bring vegetables, flower bouquets,

baked goods, crafts, bedding plants, hot food fundraisers, live music and other great stuff each Saturday morning, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. through the summer, and each Wednesday afternoon at 5 – 6:30 p.m. starting June 5. Vendors are always welcome. Contact a market volunteer at the kiosk, email, or call 620-343-6555. Learn more at

tradition, the Osages (in their own language, the Wahzhazhe) came to earth from the stars. Perhaps they were the first to comprehend that we are all made of stardust. An understanding of the heavens was as essential to their

survival on the open grasslands as it was to sailors on the vast sea. But once European settlers’ prairie schooners rolled to a stop, the mariners of the prairie turned their gazes toward the Farmer’s Almanac and their noses to the grindstone. With no perceived useful purpose, the skies became the dominion of dreamers. But on the open prairie, it is only the vast sky that ground us — and the North Star that guides us.

Red Rocks State Historic Site, the home of the William Allen White family, is the place for a summer series of art and informal talks. Sunday at the Site — held at 2 p.m. Sundays — was inspired by the White family’s legendary hospitality. If a member of the family was on the porch of their Emporia home, guests were welcome to join them for a visit. Programs in 2019 will be held on June 9, June 23, July 14 and July 28. They are free of charge and are held rain or shine. (In case of rain or extreme heat,

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programs are moved inside to the visitor’s center.) Programs run from 45 minutes to an hour, usually with time for questions and answers afterward. The visitors center has plenty of seating and air conditioning. Red Rocks State Historic Site is one of 16 state historic sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society, a state agency. Although Red Rocks is a State Historical Site, it does not receive state funds. All programs, restoration and maintenance are paid for via donations and grants. Red Rocks events are

presented in cooperation with the William Allen White Community Partnership, Inc. Red Rocks State Historic Site, home of the Pulitzer-prize winning editor and owner of The Emporia Gazette, is located at 927 ExchangeStreet. For more information, call 342-2800 or visit kshs. org/red_rocks. Through the summer, Red Rocks is open from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Sundays on the Porch are free and sponsored by members of the William Allen White Community Partnership.

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Tuesday and Thursdays - 915-1015 - Exercise Class Bingo Tuesday Nights - 5:30 Doors Open for Concessions; 6:00 Sales; 7:00 Play Begins. This is a Charitable Gaming Fundraiser which supports our Mission of serving seniors of Lyon County, Kansas and the surrounding area. Bingo is open to all ages - not just seniors! July 4th - Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration. - Old Fashioned Games, Prizes, BBQ, Great Food. Open to the Community from 3-7. July 13th - Launching of the Seniors Disc Golf Club August 4th - Board Game Day August 17th - Luau September 14th - Bingo-Glo with Elvis

Volunteer at the Emporia Senior Center and support our worthy cause.

Seniors are encouraged to participate in our quality activities and daily programs. They are welcome to a glass of fresh iced tea or lemonade in a comfortable and cool atmosphere.

Like us on Facebook or call a member of the "Success Team" for more information at 620-343-3160.



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THE GAZETTE, EMPORIA, KANSAS Mother Goose Time (Toddlers to 36 months) 9:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Children’s Storytime Room Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Children’s Storytime Room

Summer 2019 Adult 14, AUG. 11, LARGE MEETING ROOM Attention game lovevents: Come to the library to Computer Classes ers! play fun board games with ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS others! There will be a variety Need help with your com- of board games out, so pick puter, phone or tablet? Can’t your favorite or find a new make it to one of the library’s one to play! computer classes? You can Movie Showing: call IT Coordinator, Richard Sandstrom at 620-340-6461 “October Sky” to schedule a one-on-one ses6 P.M. JUNE 25, GRANADA sion. THEATRE Join for a free showing of “October Sky,” a movie Online Library on the true story of Digital Resources based Homer Hickam Jr., a coal 2 - 3:30 P.M., AUG. 29, miner’s son who was inspired LARGE MEETING ROOM The by the launch of Sputnik 1 in library has a vast amount of 1957 to take up rocketry and resources available online. eventually became a NASA Join us as we explore online engineer. journals, eBooks, old newspa“The Search for pers and much more, all available through the library. Planet Goldilocks”

Book Discussions

(Copies are available at the circulation desk)

Evening Readers 6:30 p.m.; Large Meeting Room June 5 — “Cordelia’s Journey” by Hazel Hart July 3 — “Every Note Played” by Lisa Genova Au. 7 — “The Mars Room” by Rachel Kushner Page Turners 10 a.m.; Large Meeting Room June 11 — “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje July 9 — “Cordelia’s Journey” by Hazel Hart Aug. 13 — Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

One Book, One Emporia 6:30 P.M. JUNE 12, JULY 10, AUG. 14, LARGE MEETING ROOM “October Sky” by Homer Hickam Jr.

Board Game Fun! 2 - 4 P.M. JUNE 9, JULY

To Infinity and Beyond: Robots in Space

3 P.M. JUNE 3, LARGE MEETING ROOM Join the ESU elementary majors on a journey to space. Robots and coding will assist in the travels. This event is designed for children Super Stars Music in grades K–5 and registration is required. To register, and Movement call the children’s department 10 A.M. JUNE 7, 14, 28, JU- at 340-6466. LY 5, 12, 19, LARGE MEETING Slime Science ROOM Ages 3 - 5 are invited to make music and move 4 - 6 P.M. JUNE 4, JULY 2, with us on select Fridays this LARGE MEETING ROOM What summer! makes the best slime? We’ll have tons of ingredients for Summer Reading kids to test out!

Blast-off Celebration

2 - 3:30 P.M., MAY 24 This summer, the library is celebrating a Universe of Stories! Join for games, activities and crafts. Blast off for another summer of reading and fun. 2019 is all about outer space, and this event will be out of this world!

Kids’ Koncert Series

Navigating the Stars 2 - 4 P.M. JUNE 6, LARGE MEETING ROOM How does the U.S. Navy use the stars to navigate ships? The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps will fill you in!

Animals at Night 3 P.M. JUNE 10, LARGE MEETING ROOM This is a special program presented by the David Traylor Zoo! For humans, the setting sun tells them it’s time to sleep. But while they quietly dream, a whole world of animals is just waking up! What do these animals do and how do they see, move and hunt in the dark? Find out at this program — and meet one of the zoo’s nocturnal animals!

NOON, WEDNESDAYS MAY 29 - JUNE 26, LIBRARY COURTYARD Join us each Wednesday from May 29 to June 26 for family-friendly entertainment! In case of inclement weather (including excessive heat), the show will be moved to the Little Theater at the Civic Auditorium across the street from the library. The lineup this Protect the year includes Dino O’Dell; Craft Corner: Astronauts! Harper; Funky Mama Galaxy Coasters Monty (Krista Eyler); Amazing Ar4 - 6 P.M. JUNE 11, LARGE 1 P.M. AUG. 3, LARGE MEET- thur Fratelli, Professional MEETING ROOM Do you think ING ROOM Imagine galaxies Showoff; and Richard Renner, you can create a system that of your own while making an Vodvill Klown! will protect two astronauts? alcohol ink coaster! (Wearing Participants will be encourold clothing is advised.) Jeff Quinn, aged to test their contraptions in the library atrium. Magician! VVV 2 P.M., JULY 18, JULY 23, PETERSON PLANETARIUM AT ESU A show about the search for a planet like Earth, one suitable for sustaining life! This program is available for adults and children grades 6 and up. Each showing is limited to 36 seats, so call 3406451 to register.

10 A.M. MAY 31, LITTLE THESummer 2019 Youth ATER, CIVIC AUDITORIUM Events: The Emporia Public Library invites you to witness the Children’s magical moments of Jeff Storytimes Quin in a special showing at (May 28 - July 18) the Little Theater at the Civic Pat-A-Cake Club Auditorium (across the street (Birth to 18 months) from the library). 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Children’s Storytime Room

Mad Science Hour

5:30 - 6:30 P.M. JUNE 19, JULY 17, AUG. 28, LARGE MEETING ROOM Discuss the science behind crater types, the light spectrum and DNA! We’ll have super fun science experiments at each program!

Worm Races 10 A.M. JUNE 21 Join the




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Worm Racers Universe at All summer reading parEmporia Public Library! See ticipants are invited to join at who has the fastest worm in the Jones Aquatic Center for Emporia! a special, library-only pool party! (You must have a ticket Blast Off! for this event.) The rain date 4 - 6 P.M. JUNE 25, LARGE for this event will be July 28. MEETING ROOM Which rocket will go the farthest? Kids Blast Off into are invited to design, build Drawing with Kyle and test their own rockets!

Walking on the Moon


10 A.M., JULY 23, LITTLE THEATER, CIVIC AUDITORIUM Children ages 5–12 are invit3 P.M. JUNE 27, LARGE ed to draw super fun cartoons MEETING ROOM Learn about and to take home refrigeratorthe principles of space travel ready works of art! with Mad Science of Greater Kansas City! The library will Tween Trading be celebrating the 50th anniCard Club versary of the Apollo 11 mission and man landing on the 1 - 2:30 P.M., AUG. 17, LARGE moon. MEETING ROOM This is the Lunar Looney Golf place for Yu-gi-oh!, Pokémon and Magic trading card play! 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. JULY 2 Stop in for casual gaming and You’re invited to join for a make new friends; snacks will round of Lunar Looney Golf! be provided. There will be nine holes of Anime Club wacky space-themed miniature golf for the whole family! 5 - 6 P.M. AUG. 22, LARGE MEETING ROOM Fans of JapaNeato-Magneto nese cartoons are welcome to Anime Club! A new anime Planets will be featured every month 4 - 6 P.M. JULY 9, LARGE and a Nihoninspired craft and MEETING ROOM Step into a enjoy some yummy snacks! scientist’s shoes and investigate magnetic fields! All Aboard For

Movie Showing: “Magic Tree House: Space Mission” 2 AND 3 P.M. JULY 11, PETERSON PLANETARIUM, ESU Meet at the Peterson Planetarium at ESU for a special space-themed movie! This event is for children in grades K–5. Registration is required; please call 340-6466 to register.

Movie Showing: “Home”


6 - 7 P.M. AUG. 29, SODEN’S GROVE Emporia Public Library in cooperation with Mobilizing Literacy invites families to Soden’s Grove (by the Sertoma Train Station) for games, activities and a super-special birthday snack to celebrate Emporia Public Library’s 150th birthday! A free book will be given to the first 100 families in attendance! Don’t miss out on this special celebration!


6:30 P.M. JULY 16, GRANASummer hours: DA THEATRE Emporia Public Monday, Tuesday, ThursLibrary will be hosting this day, Friday — 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. special movie viewing at Wednesday — 9 a.m. - 8 the Granada Theatre. Come p.m. dressed as an alien to be Saturday — 11 a.m. - 5 entered into a special prize p.m. drawing! Sunday — 2 - 5 p.m. 110 E. Sixth Ave. EmpoGrand Finale Family ria, KS 66801 620-340-6462 Pool Party 6:30- 8 p.m. July 21

While you plan for the expected, let us help with the unexpected. Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care

provides fast, convenient care for non-emergency illnesses and injuries such as: • Fever • Vomiting or diarrhea • Ear, nose and throat infections • Animal & insect bites • Mild burns • Minor cuts that may require stitches • Earache • Coughs, colds & sore throats • Rash or other skin irritations • Sprains or strains • Mild asthma 620-343-7828. No appointment necessary. Monday – Friday: 1:00-9:00pm | Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm Holidays: 10:00am-6:00pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Back to School & Sports Physicals

Beat the back-to-school rush by calling today to schedule your child’s school and sports physicals. Appointments can be made with Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine and Pediatrics providers by calling 620-343-2376.

Immunization Records

Families can request medical records during business hours Monday - Friday by calling 620-343-6800 ext. 2625.

1201 West 12th Avenue | Emporia, KS | 620-343-6800 |

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