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During this quiet time at the Burford, we are installing a catering kitchen in the North Classroom. The kitchen will feature a warming oven, dishwasher, large refrigerator and plenty of prep space. Caterers who provide food for events at the Burford will be thrilled with the addition. Thanks…

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Even though the theatre is closed right now, there is some activity in the north classroom and online. This week we began construction on a new catering kitchen in the Burford and will launch Virtual Burford! online.

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For the second time in the Burford’s history the theatre is dark. A dark theatre is a theatre that is closed. The first closure was in 2004 when B&B Theatres moved north of town and gave the building to the Arkansas City Area Arts Council. Over the next 10 years, volunteers and contracto…

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The February meeting of the Gardenaires Club featured Kaitlin Schmidt, grounds manager and horticulturist at the Dyke Arboretum in Hesston. Schmidt gave a program on designing ecological landscapes complete with birds, bugs and beautiful gardens.

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The Southwestern College theater department will present “Little Women, The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28-29, and at 2 p.m. March 1 in the Richardson Performing Arts Center on the SC campus.

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Joe Diffie is coming to the Burford Theatre on Feb. 29. The Grammy winning singer/songwriter and his full band will be in Arkansas City for a stop on their current tour. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with general admission seating.

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PONCA CITY, Okla. — Patti Coppock is the featured speaker at the Pioneer Area Quilters Guild meeting March 2 at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1904 N. Pecan Road, in Ponca City.

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The Walnut Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. March 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 2448 Edgemont Dr., in Arkansas City.

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The Winfield High School Viking Drama will present “Radium Girls,” a drama in two acts by D.W. Gregory, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, and at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the WHS auditorium, 100 N. Viking Blvd.

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Members of the Winfield Gardenaires met in January.

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Cowley College’s spring band concert, featuring performances by the jazz ensemble and concert band, is at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22 inside the Robert Brown Theatre.

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An advertising curtain that at one time was in the school at Rock will be the topic of the Museum Friends program presented by Cheri Nichols at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Cowley County Historical Museum.

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Katya Crow, as Miss Katherine Wiley, left, Elena Woodburn, as Grace Fryer, and Tristan Romero, as Tommy Krieger practice for the Winfield High School Viking Drama production of ‘Radium Girls’ by D.W. Gregory, set for 3 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Based on a true story, ‘Radi…

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Savannah Stage, as Glory, and Matt Eli, as East, practice in a scene called ‘Her Heart.’ She has unwittingly camped out in his yard to witness the northern lights.

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Callum Wolf, left, and Bruce Werner practice for the Keyboard Duet Festival, set for 6 p.m. Sunday in the Brown Center at Cowley College. Pianists ranging from beginners to adults, with seven levels of performers will take part.  To honor Cuban guest artist David Perez Martinez, many Spanish…

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, send that special someone the gift of song by getting the Cowley College Singers to deliver a Singing Valengram.

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“Kansas Composers from Arkansas City Make the Heart Sing” is the special theme for the Arkansas City Music and Dramatics Club meeting at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at First United Methodist Church, 2448 Edgemont.

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