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  1. Rocky Mountain Race Week in Great Bend!

    June 12, 2021 - June 18, 2021

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  2. USSSA Softball Tournament

    June 12, 2021 - June 13, 2021

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  3. Batcats vs El Dorado Broncos

    June 13, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Al Burns Memorial Field

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  4. Great Bend Rec and GBPL Activities ALL Month

    June 14, 2021, All Day

    Check out the Great Bend Rec’s website at https://greatbendrec.com/ to find all the fun events this month! Check out the Great Bend Public Library Website to see all their programs at https://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=1955&inc=0.

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  5. GBPL Safari Storytime

    June 15, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

    Join us for a wild story safari. We will be hunting through the jungles, deserts and oceans reading animal tales to learn more about animals all over the world. We will dance the animal boogie, swing our tails and leap through the jungle to create amazing animal crafts and roar with excitement as we learn together. - Recommended for 0-7 years old ( but all ages welcome)

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  6. Central Kansas Partnership Meeting

    June 15, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Barton County Courthouse 1400 Main St.

    Central Kansas Partnership provides community framework for change. They strive to join in a common effort to build and empower healthy and safe communities, reduce the risks of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and promote healthy attitudes, behaviors, and community resources. Join Central Kansas Partnership: Anyone can join Central Kansas Partnership! Just give us a heads up by filling out the contact form below or email us. Meeting are generally held the third Tuesday of the month, see our calendar page for more information. Join A Task Force: Want to be a part of some pretty awesome community transformation work. We think you would be a great contribution to the team! Just fill out the form below or email us to let us know which task force(s) you want to be a part of and we will provide you with the details.

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  7. Batcats vs El Dorado Broncos

    June 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Al Burns Memorial Field

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  8. GBPL The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    June 16, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Great Bend Public Library

    Join Richard Elsen and his team as they skillfully manipulate the 2 foot tall, hand carved wooden dolls into living characters with distinct personalities as they perform the legendary fantasy that has touched the hearts of millions of people through the world, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. Contact Information Amy; Event Organizer

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  9. Third Thursday Summer Street Stroll

    June 17, 2021, All Day

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  10. GBPL Around The World Adventures

    June 17, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Get your passport ready to be stamped on 7 Continents. Each week we will travel to a new country and jump in to learn about the animals, their habitats and the cultures of the people who live there. We will have hands-on activities and as we explore music, crafts, science and games from Australia June 10, Asia June 17, Africa June 24, Antarctica July 1, South America July 15, North America July 22 and Under The Sea July 29. Ages Kdg - 5th grade

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  11. American Legion Braves Classic

    June 18, 2021 - June 20, 2021

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  12. Clara Barton Foundation 28th Annual Benefit Online Auction

    June 18, 2021, All Day @ Virtual Event - Online

    The benefit auction will be online the entire weekend, opening Friday, June 18th at 8:00 AM and closing Sunday, June 20th at 7:00 PM. To view items and register to bid, visit www.one.bidpal.net/clarabarton or simply text clarabarton to 243725. Auction items include: a Branson Getaway, 2-night stay at the Historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park - CO, Royals tickets/parking pass, firepit, Kate Spade tote and wallet, Pit Boss Table Top Grill, 4th of July firework package & Yeti cooler, golf memberships, an autographed Jackie Stiles basketball, an autographed Lady Oilers State Champion basketball, and hand-crafted specialty items. The traveling longhorn horns will again be part of the auction this year. Bidding Opens: Friday, June 18th @ 8 AM Bidding Closes: Sunday, June 20th @ 7 PM To view auction items or to register to bid, visit www.one.bidpal.net/clarabarton or simply text clarabarton to 243725.

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  13. Relay 4 Life

    June 18, 2021, All Day @ Jack Kilby square

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  14. SRCA Races

    June 18, 2021 - June 19, 2021

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  15. Clara Barton Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament

    June 18, 2021, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Lake Barton Golf Course

    4-Person Scramble Annual Benefit Golf Tournament During this year’s tournament, you will have the chance to win awards for three tournament flights – top three places, thanks to sponsors: Ehler Chevrolet, First Kansas Bank, and State Farm – Steve Lunsford, Agent. The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 15th. The memorable Hole-In-One Contest will offer golfers two chances to win $1,000 thanks to Ehler Chevrolet. Other contests include the longest drive, longest putt, closest to the hole, and straightest shot for both men’s and women’s divisions, sponsored by Cardinal Pharmacy. This year’s tournament will also include a Par 3 Poker Hand contest. The registration deadline is Tuesday, June 15th. Registration includes green fees, golf cart rental, lunch on the course, and a player gift.

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  16. Clara Barton Foundation 28th Annual Benefit Online Auction

    June 19, 2021, All Day @ Virtual Event - Online

    The benefit auction will be online the entire weekend, opening Friday, June 18th at 8:00 AM and closing Sunday, June 20th at 7:00 PM. To view items and register to bid, visit www.one.bidpal.net/clarabarton or simply text clarabarton to 243725. Auction items include: a Branson Getaway, 2-night stay at the Historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park - CO, Royals tickets/parking pass, firepit, Kate Spade tote and wallet, Pit Boss Table Top Grill, 4th of July firework package & Yeti cooler, golf memberships, an autographed Jackie Stiles basketball, an autographed Lady Oilers State Champion basketball, and hand-crafted specialty items. The traveling longhorn horns will again be part of the auction this year. Bidding Opens: Friday, June 18th @ 8 AM Bidding Closes: Sunday, June 20th @ 7 PM To view auction items or to register to bid, visit www.one.bidpal.net/clarabarton or simply text clarabarton to 243725.

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  17. Ava Avocet Book Launch

    June 19, 2021, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thanks to funding from the Dorothy M. Morrison Foundation, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center is putting the final touches on a children's book to be ready in June 2021. The funding will provide a copy to every K-6 classroom in Barton County as well as every school and community/public library within 70 miles of the center. Save-the-Date for a launch party where you can receive a free copy of the book to be autographed by the author and illustrator on Saturday June 19 at 10am!

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  18. Clara Barton Foundation 28th Annual Benefit Online Auction

    June 20, 2021, All Day @ Virtual Event - Online

    The benefit auction will be online the entire weekend, opening Friday, June 18th at 8:00 AM and closing Sunday, June 20th at 7:00 PM. To view items and register to bid, visit www.one.bidpal.net/clarabarton or simply text clarabarton to 243725. Auction items include: a Branson Getaway, 2-night stay at the Historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park - CO, Royals tickets/parking pass, firepit, Kate Spade tote and wallet, Pit Boss Table Top Grill, 4th of July firework package & Yeti cooler, golf memberships, an autographed Jackie Stiles basketball, an autographed Lady Oilers State Champion basketball, and hand-crafted specialty items. The traveling longhorn horns will again be part of the auction this year. Bidding Opens: Friday, June 18th @ 8 AM Bidding Closes: Sunday, June 20th @ 7 PM To view auction items or to register to bid, visit www.one.bidpal.net/clarabarton or simply text clarabarton to 243725.

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  19. Father’s Day

    June 20, 2021, All Day

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  20. Great Bend Rec and GBPL Activities ALL Month

    June 21, 2021, All Day

    Check out the Great Bend Rec’s website at https://greatbendrec.com/ to find all the fun events this month! Check out the Great Bend Public Library Website to see all their programs at https://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=1955&inc=0.

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  21. GBPL Aspen Black: Poetry & Songwriting Workshop

    June 21, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Calling poets and songwriters of all levels! Do you want to hone your craft? Or are you just beginning and not sure what to do next? This workshop for adults of all ages will give you exercises in finding engaging ideas, choosing a "voice", mapping your structure, working within a condensed story arc, blending elements of reality and fiction, designing and smoothing melodic/metrical/and linear progression, strengthening your message and hook, and editing for performance and/or publication. Please bring a laptop, electronic device, or good 'ol paper and pencil to capture your work. Songwriters, please also bring a personal recording app or device; musical instruments are welcome. Lastly, all participants are encouraged to bring one song or poem you have written (finished or just as much as you have now) to share or perform in an encouraging, constructive, and forgiving creative environment.

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  22. City Council Meeting

    June 21, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    First and Third Monday of each month

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  23. GBPL Safari Storytime

    June 22, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

    Join us for a wild story safari. We will be hunting through the jungles, deserts and oceans reading animal tales to learn more about animals all over the world. We will dance the animal boogie, swing our tails and leap through the jungle to create amazing animal crafts and roar with excitement as we learn together. - Recommended for 0-7 years old ( but all ages welcome)

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  24. Batcats vs Hutch Monarchs

    June 22, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Al Burns Memorial Field

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  25. GBPL After Hours Video Game Night

    June 22, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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  26. GBRC Imagination Playground Time

    June 23, 2021, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Let your little one’s imagination go wild with the “Imagination Playground”. These free drop-in activities are recommended for children ages 2 and older. All children MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 and older. All adults planning to bring children to this drop-in program will need to sign up for a FREE Imagination Playground membership card that they will need to use to attend this program. The playground will be set up at the Great Bend Rec Activity Center (2715 18th St.) from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. on June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th, 21st, September 8th and 22nd.

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  27. Great Bend Chamber Ribbon Cutting: Just Say It Though

    June 24, 2021, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a special ribbon cutting celebrating the new membership of Just Say It Though. The ribbon cutting will place at 9am on Thursday, June 24th.

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  28. GBPL Around The World Adventures

    June 24, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Get your passport ready to be stamped on 7 Continents. Each week we will travel to a new country and jump in to learn about the animals, their habitats and the cultures of the people who live there. We will have hands-on activities and as we explore music, crafts, science and games from Australia June 10, Asia June 17, Africa June 24, Antarctica July 1, South America July 15, North America July 22 and Under The Sea July 29. Ages Kdg - 5th grade

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  29. SRCA Races

    June 25, 2021 - June 26, 2021

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  30. GBRC Fishing Fun Day Out

    June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Let’s go fishing! Join staff from the KDWPT Fisheries Division and learn the basics of fishing. Adults are welcome to enjoy fishing with a child, but must have a license to fish. Around 11:00 am, we will head out to the KWEC. Each participant will be required to bring a lunch and beverage in a cooler (with ice if needed). Snacks will be provided in the morning and afternoon. After lunch, the KWEC staff will have some fun fishing activities planned. Following these activities, we will head back to the Activity Center for the rest of the day. Parents: drop off your child at Vet’s Lake south shelter and pick them up at the Activity Center. Partial scholarship available. Enrollment: Max. 24 Fee: $15.00 Code: Age: Date: Day: Time: Place: #209008D 6-12 yrs 6/25 F 9am-4pm ACTCTR

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  31. Barton County Master Gardeners Garden Tour

    June 25, 2021, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  32. Great Bend Garden Tour

    June 25, 2021, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Cottonwood Extension District Barton County Master Gardeners 2021 Great Bend Garden Tour Location Local Gardens Contact Information Cottonwood Extension District Barton County Master Gardeners

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  33. Batcats vs Hutch Monarchs

    June 25, 2021, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Al Burns Memorial Field

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  34. GBPL Family Outdoor Movie: Sonic The Hedgehog

    June 25, 2021, 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Family Movie On The Lawn (Join us on the front lawn of the library to enjoy an evening under the stars. You are encouraged to make a cardboard “car” , blanket or lawn chair. Popcorn and water will be served free *Reservations required - limited tickets : Please Pick up a ticket at the Children’s Circulation desk the week of the Movie . The film follows Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Schwartz), who teams up with local town sheriff Tom Wachowski (Marsden) to find his lost rings and escape the mad scientist Dr. Robotnik (Carrey).

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  35. Hap Dumont Baseball Tourny

    June 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021

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  36. Batcats vs 316 Sluggers

    June 26, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Al Burns Memorial Field

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  37. Batcats vs 316 Sluggers

    June 27, 2021, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Al Burns Memorial Field

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  38. Great Bend Rec and GBPL Activities ALL Month

    June 28, 2021, All Day

    Check out the Great Bend Rec’s website at https://greatbendrec.com/ to find all the fun events this month! Check out the Great Bend Public Library Website to see all their programs at https://libcal.greatbendpl.info/calendar/calendar/?cid=1955&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=1955&inc=0.

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  39. GBPL Special Children's Story Time

    June 29, 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

    Join us for a wild story safari. We will be hunting through the jungles, deserts and oceans reading animal tales to learn more about animals all over the world. We will dance the animal boogie, swing our tails and leap through the jungle to create amazing animal crafts and roar with excitement as we learn together. - Recommended for 0-7 years old ( but all ages welcome)

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  40. GBPL MAD Science from Kansas City

    June 30, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Mad Science Presents Tales of Tails Wednesday June 30 2:00 p.m. (45minute program) Join this science team from Kansas City as they put on hats of paleontologists, fighter pilots, detectives and more to investigate and experiment! Tales from comets, to dinosaurs, to rockets, Tales are everywhere in our world...and beyond. All Ages

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