• 2-5 p.m. — Teen Volunteer Alumni “White Elephant” Party, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St. Former teen volunteers through the years bring a goofy white elephant gift ($10 or less — doesn’t have to be new) for the exchange game (just like the good old days).

• 6-10 p.m. — Winfield Isle of Lights, nightly through Dec. 30. Free. Donations welcome.



Arkansas City 

• 6:25 p.m. — Bingo mini games, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 3212 N. Summit St. Regular session at 7 p.m. Also Wednesday. 


• 6-10 p.m. — Winfield Isle of Lights, nightly through Dec. 30. Free. Donations welcome.



Arkansas City

• 1 p.m. — Learn and Play Pinochle, Senior Center, 320 S. A St.

• 5:30-7 p.m. — Mondays-in-His-Name free evening meal, Northside Baptist Church, 500 N. Fifth St.


• 10:30-11:30 a.m. — Monday Manipulation Card Games, Baden Square Senior Center. Prizes sponsored by Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice.

• 2-5 p.m. — Teen “White Elephant” Holiday Party, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St. All teens, ages 12 and older are welcome. Bring a goofy white elephant gift ($5 or less — does not have to be new) and join us for a festive teen party, gift exchanges and holiday treats.

• 6-10 p.m. — Last night for Winfield Isle of Lights. Free. Donations welcome.



New Year’s Eve

Arkansas City

• 12:30-2 p.m. — TOPS 0151, First United Methodist Church, 2448 Edgemont Dr. Call Diana, (620) 660-5238.

• 1 p.m. — Pinochle, Senior Center, 320 S. A St.

• 5-6:30 p.m. — Five Loaves free evening meal, First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. First St.

• 6 p.m. — Mahjong and Pitch, Senior Center, 320 S. A St.

• 7 p.m. — Bingo, American Legion Post 18, 113 E. Washington Ave. Public invited. Also Friday nights.

• 8 p.m. to midnight — “Under the Burford Moon,” V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts, 118 S. Summit St.


• 6 a.m. — Men of Promise breakfast and Bible study, GracePointe Assembly of God fellowship hall, Seventh Avenue and Harter Street. $1 donation requested.

• 2-4 p.m.— Free Health Screen for older adults, Winfield Senior Living Community Center. 

• 5-6 p.m. — Tuesday's Table free community meal, First United Methodist Church, 10th Avenue and Millington Street.



New Year’s Day



Arkansas City

• 1:30 p.m. — Complete Count Committee meeting, Water Treatment Facility, 400 W. Madison Ave.

• 5-6 p.m. — Shepherd’s Table, Shepherd’s Grace Church, 1125 S. Summit St.

• 5-7:30 p.m. — Thirsty Thursday at the Burford, V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts, 118 S. Summit St.

• 7 p.m. — Ark City Al-Anon, Trinity Episcopal Church, 224 N. A St. Entrance off Walnut Avenue, 20 yards west of alley, downstairs.


• 8-10 a.m. — Free vitals checks by SouthWind ResCare, 317 N. Viking Blvd.

• Noon — Kiwanis Club, Baden Square, 700 Gary St.

• Noon — Soroptimist International of Winfield meets at Winfield American Legion for lunch and a business meeting.

• 5-6 p.m. — Free community supper and life skills training session, Grace United Methodist Church, 320 College St.

• 6 p.m. — Book study, “Who Switched Off My Brain?” Physicians Pavilion, lower level. Minimal cost. Scholarships available. Call Mary at (620) 218-6534.

• 7:30 p.m. — Masonic Lodge 110, Masonic Hall in Winfield.


• 6:30-7:30 p.m. — TOPS, Udall United Methodist Church, 305 S. Church St., (620) 782-3705.



Arkansas City

• 11 a.m. — Remnants, Senior Center, 320 S. A St.

• Noon-6 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive, Central Christian Church, 206 W. Central Ave.

• 7 p.m. — Bingo mini-games, American Legion Post 18, 113 E. Washington Ave. Public invited.

• 7 p.m. — Dance, Senior Citizens Center, 320 S. A St.



Be advised: Holidays may cancel some events.

Arkansas City

• Walnut Valley Woodcarvers Club, 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Cherokee Land Rush Museum.

• Ark City Weight Watchers, 6 p.m. Mondays, Church of Christ, 2700 N. Summit St. Weigh in at 5:30 p.m.

• Maple Park Alcoholics Anonymous, north side of Redwood Village Plaza, 1423 N. Eighth St., noon Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. Sundays, (620) 506-7522.

• Easy Does It Alcoholics Anonymous, Trinity Episcopal Church, 224 N. A St., 7 p.m. daily except Thursdays, (620) 442-5880.

• Finding Freedom in Christ, 5 p.m. Saturday, Trinity Baptist Church, 1301 S. A St.

• Open Door, 1224 S. Third St., 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Call (620) 229-0415 for a ride.

• Gamblers Anonymous, 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 812 W. Chestnut Ave., (620) 262-5098.


• Winfield Lions Club board meets at Pizza Hut at noon the Tuesday before first general monthly meeting.

• Winfield Lodge 110 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Hall, 106 E. Eighth Ave., first and third Thursdays.

• Cowley County Chess Club, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 105, Beech Science Center, Southwestern College. Park on north; use back door. Free. All ages and skill levels welcome. Bring standard-size chess set, (620) 221-3000.

• Public swim, indoor pool, White P.E. Building, Southwestern College, 2000 Warren Ave. Ages 6-12, $1; ages 13-older, $2; ages 5 and younger free with paying adult. Open swim 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• USD 465 Parents as First Teachers play group, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Winfield Early Learning Center. For parents and children up to age 3 (older siblings welcome), (620) 221-5124 or (620) 229-2526.

• “Sowing the Seed” Narcotics Anonymous group, GracePointe Assembly of God, Seventh and Harter, noon, Tuesday and Wednesday. Use west door, (316) 524-7775.

• 12 x 12 Alcoholics Anonymous, 304 N. Soward St., north of Southwestern College, noon and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Non-smoking meetings, (620) 221-2388.

• Winfield Community Food Pantry, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, 314 College St.

• Friendship Meals, Senior Citizens Center, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Winfield Community Center, Baden Square. Meal at noon Monday through Friday. Call (620) 221-2451 a day ahead for reservations.

• American Legion Post 10 Winfield, first and third Wednesdays, meal at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; American Legion Riders, 10:30 a.m. second Sunday, with Sons of American Legion at 11 a.m; Ladies’ Auxiliary, 7 p.m. third Wednesdays.

• Weight Watchers, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. weigh-in, 6 p.m. meeting, Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, 123 E. Ninth Ave. Guests are free.

• Women’s Weight Loss and Fellowship, Mondays, Central Baptist Church, 904 Wheat Road, 3:15 p.m. First session free. Call Cheryl, (620) 262-2299.


• Food, Friends and Cards, 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Grenola Senior Center.

• Grocery Bingo, 7 to 9 p.m. first Mondays, Atlanta Senior Citizens Center, 314 W. Third St. Free.

• Pitch Party, 7 p.m. Fridays, Udall Senior Center. Bring snacks to share.

• Udall Senior Center potluck lunch and cards, noon, first and third Fridays. Bring a covered dish.

• Douglass Senior Center Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., third Saturday every month.

• Monterrey fundraiser, 5 to 7 p.m., last Monday every month, Douglass Senior Center.

• Biscuits and Gravy, 6 to 7 a.m. Mondays, Grenola Senior Center. Donations accepted.

• TOPS, Udall United Methodist Church, 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, (620) 782-3866.

• Maple Township Board meeting, 7 p.m. third Monday, Udall Community Building.

• Grenola Community Club, 6 p.m. second Monday, Grenola City Complex.

• Grenola Senior Citizens/Grenola Pitch Card Club, covered dish dinner and cards, 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday, Senior Citizens Center.

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