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  1. Emporia Public Library Adult Summer Reading Passport

    May 25, 2017 - July 24, 2017 @ Emporia Public Library

    Adults, visit the public service desk on the 2nd floor to obtain your Summer Reading Passport. It’s simple: Read six books, visit the six locations in downtown Emporia listed on the passport, and turn in your passport for a prize and to be entered into a drawing for a grand prize at the end of summer!

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  2. Emporia Public Library Your Leadership Edge

    May 25, 2017 - July 24, 2017 @ Emporia Public Library

    Learn more about the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) and how the KLC leadership principles are equipping people to lead all over the state! Access the Your Leadership Edge website at the library for free. Participate in group video chats lead by KLC instructors throughout the summer. Check out a copy of “Your Leadership Edge” by Ed O’Malley and Amanda Cebula. Ask at the public service desk on the 2nd floor about how you can participate in the Your Leadership Edge library program and be eligible for prizes!

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  3. Council Grove: Washunga Days

    June 16, 2017 - June 18, 2017 @ Council Grove, KS

    Washunga Days 2017 will be on June 16-18 at the Riverwalk Park as well as the Ben I. Smith complex. Food vendors will be set up in the Riverwalk Park. This will give the "food court" appearance and easy access to all vendors. The main tent will be set at the north end of the riverwalk and will house all of the entertainment. You can also call the Chamber with any questions and they will direct you to the correct contact.

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  4. Adult Softball Tournament

    June 17, 2017, All Day @ Sante Fe Park

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  5. Youth Baseball Tournament 10U & 12U

    June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017 @ Peter Pan Park

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  6. Emporia Farmers Market

    June 17, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ 7th Avenue between Merchant and Commercial Street

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  7. 2017 Emporia Garden Tour

    June 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    The 2017 Emporia Garden Tour, sponsored by the Lyon County Extension Master Gardeners, is 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. June 17. There are five unique locations on tour this year: 1720 Hammond Dr., 217 S. Commercial St.; 545 Road 140; 427 Sylvan St.; and the William Allen White House, 927 Exchange St. Tickets are available via the Lyon County Extension Office or any Master Gardener. Tickets are also available the day of the tour at all locations.

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  8. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve: Horse-Drawn Haying Demonstration

    June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Strong City

    Living history interpreters at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve will demonstrate the process of historic haying using draft horses and 19th century machinery from 10 to 3:30 and techniques of ranch stove cooking from 10 a.m. until noon, while preparing a meal for the ranch hands. Throughout the day listen to live historic music and watch wool spinning demonstrations in the historic barn. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections and memorable experiences. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway) and is a unique public/private partnership between the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy.

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  9. Emporia Police Benefit Association: Movie in Jones Park "Sing"

    June 17, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Jones Park

    Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a movie on the lawn. Movie starts at dusk. Cash only concessions available.

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  10. ESU Summer Theatre: Star Spangled Girl

    June 17, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Bruder Theatre, ESU

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  11. Live Music with Brickhorse @ Bourbon Cowboy

    June 17, 2017, 10:00 PM - June 18, 2017, 1:00 AM @ Bourbon Cowboy

    Local favorites featuring Jake Miller on vocals (this kid has a crazy set of pipes) playing country and classic rock covers.

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