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  1. Chamber Coffee: Catholic Social Service

    March 5, 9:30 AM @ Catholic Social Service

    Please join us for a Chamber Coffee on Thursday, March 5th at 9:30 a.m. hosted by Catholic Social Service at 2201 16th St.

  2. Free Story Time at Everything Under the Son

    March 5, 10:00 AM @ Everything Under the Son

    Everything Under the Son now offers a free storytime every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. This is perfect for daycare providers, babysitters, stay-at-home parents, or homeschooling parents. Snacks are provided. No RSVP necessary.

  3. Bingo at the American Legion

    March 5, 7:00 PM @ American Legion Post 180

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, the American Legion Post 180 at 1011 Kansas Avenue will host Bingo at 7 p.m. (except when it falls on a holiday). Proceeds from the dessert sales benefit Quilts of Valor. No advance reservation required to play.

  4. KWEC Winter Kids Program

    March 7, 10:00 AM

    The Kansas Wetlands Education Center has the cure for boredom - winter nature programs! Kids will investigate feathers, birds and tracks, learning more about the world around them and the creatures living there. So don't delay, sign-up soon, as the maximum for each class is 20 children. Designed for children ages 6 through 12, one-hour programs will be offered at no charge from 10-11 a.m. each Saturday. Children age 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration deadlines in sequential order of the classes are Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and March 4. To register for classes, or for more information, call 620-566-1456 or 1-877-243-9268. Although there is no program charge, donations for supplies are always appreciated. Making Tracks: March 7 Take a trip with some of the Cheyenne Bottoms animals by following their tracks. Find out how to identify animals by their tracks and make a plaster track cast To keep up with events and activities through the Kansas Wetlands Education Ce

  5. Daylight Savings Time Starts

    March 8, All Day

  6. Barton County Commission Meeting

    March 9, 9:00 AM @ Room 106 at the Courthouse

    The Barton County Commission will meet in Room 106 at the Courthouse. These meetings are held each Monday morning at 9 a.m. (except holidays) and are open to the public.

  7. Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists Meeting

    March 10, 6:00 PM @ Kansas Wetlands Education Center

    You’re invited to the third meeting of the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists! We’re excited to share this new opportunity for nature enthusiasts in central Kansas. Each month, the CBN will meet at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to learn about a different nature topic from KWEC staff and guest speakers. Each meeting will also include hands on activities, so come prepared to have fun! March’s meeting will be on the 10th, from 6 to 7 pm. on "Hear the Lively Songs." Hear the lively songs of the frogs in yonder pond! Cheyenne Bottoms is a froggy paradise! Learn about the local amphibians, how to identify them, and what the KWEC is doing to help support frog and toad research. You can sign up for a field trip later in the year to help out with our annual Frog Watch. For more information, call the KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 or head to http://wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu/events/cheyenne-bottoms-naturalists/ for current information and a full schedule of meetings.

  8. Bingo at the American Legion

    March 10, 7:00 PM @ American Legion Post 180

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, the American Legion Post 180 at 1011 Kansas Avenue will host Bingo at 7 p.m. (except when it falls on a holiday). Proceeds from the dessert sales benefit Quilts of Valor. No advance reservation required to play.

  9. GBHS Band Concert

    March 10, 7:00 PM

    Enjoy the GBHS band at 7:00 PM at the Great Bend High School Gym.

  10. Sensational Senses

    March 11, 1:30 PM

    Animals experience the world differently than we do as humans. This Rec Center class will explore how animals see, taste, hear, feel, and smell in the world. You will learn about how our senses are like animals and how they are different. An adult must accompany children to the class. Event will take place on March 11 from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.

  11. Hoppy Easter Ceramics

    March 11, 7:00 PM

    Okay, ladies grab a couple of your friends and join the Great Bend Rec to visit and paint this cute ceramic Easter Bunny to decorate your home for Easter. Class is on March 11th from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Visit the www.greatbendrec.net for more information.

  12. Free Story Time at Everything Under the Son

    March 12, 10:00 AM @ Everything Under the Son

    Everything Under the Son now offers a free storytime every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. This is perfect for daycare providers, babysitters, stay-at-home parents, or homeschooling parents. Snacks are provided. No RSVP necessary.

  13. Bingo at the American Legion

    March 12, 7:00 PM @ American Legion Post 180

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, the American Legion Post 180 at 1011 Kansas Avenue will host Bingo at 7 p.m. (except when it falls on a holiday). Proceeds from the dessert sales benefit Quilts of Valor. No advance reservation required to play.

  14. USD 428 11:30 Dismissal

    March 13, 11:30 AM

  15. Afternoon Kids Day Out

    March 13, 1:00 PM @ Rec Activity Center

    School’s out early, so get registered to spend the afternoon at the Rec Activity Center doing some fun crafts, enjoys some yummy snacks, and other fun activities. This event will take place on March 13th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

  16. Barton Hosts "Brain Gym" Workshop

    March 14, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Barton Community College will host a "Brain Gym" workshop on Saturday, March 14th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The foundation of Brain Gym consists of 26 simple movements. They create new neural connections to improve brain functioning which increases cognitive abilities, physical and motor skills, and increases self-esteem. The movements only take a few minutes to do and the changes are “simply” profound. Participants will learn: • All 26 Brain Gym developmental movements. • Variations of the movements. • Application and strategies for implementing Brain Gym in the classroom, professional or private setting. • Numerous brain integration games and activities. This workshop is for anyone interested in: • improving cognitive skills • improving physical and motor skills • increasing confidence and self-esteem About our Speaker Dorothy Gray, an educator, public speaker and published author has over 40 years experience teaching elementary students, college students and senior c

  17. No School USD 428 - Spring Recess

    March 16, All Day

  18. Barton County Commission Meeting

    March 16, 9:00 AM @ Room 106 at the Courthouse

    The Barton County Commission will meet in Room 106 at the Courthouse. These meetings are held each Monday morning at 9 a.m. (except holidays) and are open to the public.

  19. Imagination Playground

    March 16, 9:30 AM @ GBRC Activity Center

    Wild & Play! Experience the Imagination Playground! Bring your tots and enjoy yourself at the GBRC Activity Center-2715 18th Street. Morning Hours: 9:30-11am 1st & 3rd Wednesday Evening Hours: 6:30-7:30 pm This is a free drop in activity recommended for children 2 years & up. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

  20. Great Bend City Council Meeting

    March 16, 7:30 PM @ City Office Building

    The Great Bend City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the City Office Building at 1209 Williams. When Monday falls on a holiday, the meeting will be held the next day (Tuesday) at the same time and place.

  21. No School USD 428 - Spring Recess

    March 17, All Day

  22. St. Patrick's Day

    March 17, All Day

  23. Spring Break Kids Day Out

    March 17, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Meet your friends at the Rec Activity Center for some fun. Each day will include crafts, games, snacks, bowling or Putt Putt golf at Walnut Bowl along with some other fun organized activities. Pizza will be provided on the 17th and sub sandwiches on the 19th along with beverages for lunch. Deadline to sign up is March 12 and the event will be held on both the 17th and 19th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  24. Kansans Optimizing Health Program Starts

    March 17, 1:30 PM

    Kansans Optimizing Health Program Starts: This six week program developed by Stanford University will help you improve your health, one step at a time. Check out the Great Bend Rec Center website (http://www.greatbendrec.net/) for more information.

  25. Bingo at the American Legion

    March 17, 7:00 PM @ American Legion Post 180

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, the American Legion Post 180 at 1011 Kansas Avenue will host Bingo at 7 p.m. (except when it falls on a holiday). Proceeds from the dessert sales benefit Quilts of Valor. No advance reservation required to play.

  26. No School USD 428 - Spring Recess

    March 18, All Day

  27. No School USD 428 - Spring Recess

    March 19, All Day

  28. Spring Break Kids Day Out

    March 19, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Meet your friends at the Rec Activity Center for some fun. Each day will include crafts, games, snacks, bowling or Putt Putt golf at Walnut Bowl along with some other fun organized activities. Pizza will be provided on the 17th and sub sandwiches on the 19th along with beverages for lunch. Deadline to sign up is March 12 and the event will be held on both the 17th and 19th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  29. Free Story Time at Everything Under the Son

    March 19, 10:00 AM @ Everything Under the Son

    Everything Under the Son now offers a free storytime every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. This is perfect for daycare providers, babysitters, stay-at-home parents, or homeschooling parents. Snacks are provided. No RSVP necessary.

  30. Get Growing!

    March 19, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

  31. Bingo at the American Legion

    March 19, 7:00 PM @ American Legion Post 180

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, the American Legion Post 180 at 1011 Kansas Avenue will host Bingo at 7 p.m. (except when it falls on a holiday). Proceeds from the dessert sales benefit Quilts of Valor. No advance reservation required to play.

  32. No School USD 428 - Spring Recess

    March 20, All Day

  33. Young Professionals Casino Night

    March 21, All Day

    The Barton County Young Professionals group will host their 3rd Annual Casino Night on Saturday, March 21st. The event will include a delicious catered meal, casino games, raffle prizes, and a free photo booth! Tickets will be sold for $25 per person, and all proceeds from the event will fund the community service projects being organized by the Young Professionals group in 2014. The Barton County Young Professionals group is operated under the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development, and strives to accomplish three goals: 1) facilitate networking, 2) give back to the community, and 3) develop young leaders. For more information about the Young Professionals program or to get involved, contact Chamber Marketing Director Rachel Mawhirter at 620-792-2401.

  34. Disappearing Hour Glass Quilting Workshop

    March 21, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ GBRC Burnside Room

    The Central Kansas Thread Benders and the Great Bend Recreation Commission are co-sponsoring a Quilting Workshop. This workshop will be held on Saturdays, March 21 and March 28, 2015 in the GBRC Burnside Room (1214 Stone St.) from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The project will be the Disappearing Hour Glass. These are such fun blocks and look so much more difficult than they are! You will learn how to make a beautiful Disappearing Hourglass Quilt using 10 in squares of fabric. To register or for more information, contact instructor, Susan Gray, at 620-982-4625. The entry fee is $15.00. Stop by the GBRC office to view the project and pick up a supply list.

  35. The Great Easter Craft

    March 21, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Easter is just around the corner, so join the Great Bend Rec Center as the make a fun Easter craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event takes place on March 21st from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

  36. Relay for Life Diva Day

    March 22, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Best Western Courtyard

    Shop for Easter and Mother's Day at the Relay for Life "Spring Diva Day" on Sunday, March 22nd at the Best Western Courtyard in Great Bend from 11AM to 4PM. This event will feature numerous vendors and there will be door prizes, refreshments and demonstrations throughout the day. Proceeds from the booth rental will benefit Relay for Life of Barton County. Sponsored by the Great Bend Tribune Relay for Life Team. More vendors are welcome. Contact Kandi Wolf at 620-797-5651 or relaylady044@hotmail.com if interested.

  37. Barton County Commission Meeting

    March 23, 9:00 AM @ Room 106 at the Courthouse

    The Barton County Commission will meet in Room 106 at the Courthouse. These meetings are held each Monday morning at 9 a.m. (except holidays) and are open to the public.

  38. Barton Planetarium Full-Dome Movie & Presentation

    March 23, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    The Barton Planetarium will feature movies utilizing the full-dome projection system throughout the spring semester. The Planetarium is located in the Science Building. Enter through the sliding doors on the north side. Admission is free. Each movie will be followed by a live presentation by Barton’s Planetarium Director Dr. Tim Folkerts. The presentations will feature a tour of the night sky, hands-on activities or actual outdoor stargazing. There will be shows on the following dates from 7-8 p.m.: 3/23/15 – “Rockets, Satellites and Space Exploration” 4/6/15 – “Ancient Astronomers” 4/20/15 – “Exoplanets” 5/4/15 – “Cosmology” The Planetarium received major upgrades this past year including a digital projector and enhanced sound equipment. For more information, please contact Planetarium Director Dr. Tim Folkerts at folkertst@bartonccc.edu or (620) 792-9320.

  39. Easter Cooking with Mom

    March 25, 10:00 AM

    The GBRC has some fun Easter theme cooking recipes for you and your mom or grandmother to make together. An adult must accompany children. This class is on March 25th starting at 10:00 AM.

  40. Free Story Time at Everything Under the Son

    March 26, 10:00 AM @ Everything Under the Son

    Everything Under the Son now offers a free storytime every Thursday morning at 10 a.m. This is perfect for daycare providers, babysitters, stay-at-home parents, or homeschooling parents. Snacks are provided. No RSVP necessary.

  41. BCC Vocal Masterclass

    March 27, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Vocal Masterclass, 3-9 p.m., Dorothy Moses Morrison Chapel, Fine Arts Building, F-157. Voice students and area high school students will perform and then receive vocal training and advice from Dr. Bryan Pinkall from Kansas State University in a forum setting. Admission is free. Contact: Glenna Gaunt, (620) 792-9289

  42. Movie with a Message "Life is Beautiful"

    March 27, 6:15 PM @ 3600 Broadway Ave

    Heartland Center for Spirituality in Great Bend will show the movie "Life is Beautiful" in their continuing program "Movies with a Message" on Friday, March 27, 2015. The movie begins at 6:15 p.m. at the Dominican Sister Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway. Refreshments will be served. A free-will donation is requested. The final movie in the series is: Powder (April 24).

  43. Run the Runway II

    March 27, 6:15 PM @ Great Bend Municipal Airport

  44. Central Kansas Spring Expo

    March 28, All Day @ Expo Complex

    The Central Kansas Spring Expo will take place Saturday, March 28th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Expo Complex 2.5 miles West of Great Bend, Kansas.

  45. Kansas Advanced Hunter Education Class

    March 28, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    This Kansas Advanced Hunter Education class will concentrate on the proper care of your firearm before and after the hunt. Participants are encouraged to bring their rifle and/or shotgun and corresponding ammunition to the class. Shotguns will be patterned in advance of Spring Turkey season. Rifles will be shot over a chronograph and information entered into a ballistics program. Proper cleaning procedures as well as a discussion of ballistics will also be covered. Students will go home with their shotgun pattern board and/or their ballistic sheets showing the trajectory of their individual firearm. Class will be taught by Tim Boxberger, Kansas Hunter Education Instructor. This class is for anyone ages 11 and older with a Hunter Education Card. Participants must present their Hunter Education Card at the beginning of the class. The class will be held on Saturday, March 28th, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Great Bend Police Training Facility (995 K Ave.). Students must preregister.

  46. Central Kansas Spring Expo

    March 29, All Day @ Expo Complex

    The Central Kansas Spring Expo will take place Saturday, March 28th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 29th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Expo Complex 2.5 miles West of Great Bend, Kansas.

  47. Barton County Commission Meeting

    March 30, 9:00 AM @ Room 106 at the Courthouse

    The Barton County Commission will meet in Room 106 at the Courthouse. These meetings are held each Monday morning at 9 a.m. (except holidays) and are open to the public.

  48. GBHS Boys Golf Invitational

    March 30, 3:00 PM

    Support the GBHS Boys Golf team at their home invitational at the Stone Ridge Golf Course at starting at 3:00 PM.

  49. Easter Egg Party

    March 31, 3:30 PM

    The GBRC has fun activities planned at this Easter Party decorating party. Children will decorate Easter eggs. This party will take place on March 31st starting at 3:30 PM

  50. Central Kansas Community Choir Concert "God & Country"

    March 31, 7:30 PM

    The Central Kansas Community Choir, which is sponsored by Barton Community College will hold its 2015 concert, “God and Country," on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Barton Community College. A non-denominational mixed chorus directed by Barton Barton’s Director of Chorale Activities Vern Fryberger, the choir is open to all central Kansas residents who enjoy singing; high school age and above. This year, the choir’s repertoire will include several sacred selections including “Gloria” by Randol Bass, “De Profundis” by Russell Robinson, and “Festival Gloria” by Craig Courtney. Patriotic selections include “Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams and “Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Wilhousky. Each of these selections will be accompanied by the Barton Community Orchestra under the direction of Steve Lueth. This is the seventh season for the Central Kansas Community Choir, which formed in 2003 and performs a major concert every other year in the spring.


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