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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. SRCA Races

    June 25, 2021 - June 26, 2021

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  5. 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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  6. Barton County Master Gardeners Garden Tour

    June 25, 2021, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  7. 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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  8. Batcats vs Hutch Monarchs

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

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  9. 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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  10. Hap Dumont Baseball Tourny

    June 26, 2021 - June 27, 2021

    More information to come...

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  11. Batcats vs 316 Sluggers

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

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  12. Batcats vs 316 Sluggers

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

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  13. Great Bend Rec and GBPL Activities ALL Month

    June 28, 2021, All Day

    Check out the Great Bend Rec’s website at to find all the fun events this month! Check out the Great Bend Public Library Website to see all their programs at

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  14. 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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  15. 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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