SATURDAY, DEC. 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Arkansas City

9 a.m. ― Arkansas City High School Class of 1959 Breakfast, Brick’s restaurant, 301 S. Summit St.

• 10 a.m. ― Santa Run 5K and fun run, downtown Arkansas City.

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ― Festival of Trees, V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts, 118 S. Summit St.

• 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ― Old-fashioned carriage rides, downtown Arkansas City.

• 1 p.m. ― Children’s story time with Santa, Arkansas City Public Library, 120 E. Fifth Ave.

• 2 p.m. ― Pictures with Santa Claus, Ben Givens Center City Park, 101 N. Summit St.

•6 p.m. ― Lighted Santa Parade, downtown Arkansas City.

Winfield

• 8-11 a.m. ― Cowley County Humane Society Breakfast with Santa, American Legion Post 10, 115 W. 10th Ave. Breakfast. $5 suggested donation. Bring your camera for a photo with Santa from 8:30 to 10 a.m., $2 suggested donation. Meet some adoptable dogs. Also crafts for kids.

• 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ― Winfield Flea Market, fairgrounds, Building 1. Free admission. Also, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. ― First Baptist Church All Church Bazaar and Lunch, 200 E. 11th Ave. Lunch served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7.

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ― Winfield Compost Facility open as weather allows, 320 Broad St. Accepting cut grass, brush, limbs (six-inch diameter or less), yard waste, tires up to 18 inches (limit four). No lumber, construction or household trash accepted.

• 10:30 a.m.-noon ― Sensory Saturday Fun and Free Play, ages birth to 7, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St.

• 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ― DIY Hand Warmers craft project, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St. For ages 13 and older. Registration required.

• 2-3:30 p.m. ― DIY Scrunchies craft project, Winfield Public Library, 605 College St. For ages 10 and older. Registration required.

• 7:30 p.m. “The Almost Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel,” Winfield Community Theatre, Baden Square. Tickets are $10. Also, at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Area

• 9 a.m.-noon ― Udall Church of the Nazarene, Second Blessing Garments Clothes Closet, church annex.

• 6 p.m. ― Christmas Parade, downtown Newkirk, Okla.

 

SUNDAY, DEC. 8

Arkansas City

• 1:30-5 p.m. ― Festival of Trees, V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts, 118 S. Summit St.

• 1:30-2:30 p.m. ― Prairie Voice concert, V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts, 118 S. Summit St.

• 2:30 p.m. ― Candlelight Vespers concert, Cowley College Brown Center Theatre. Free admission.

• 3 p.m. ― Showing of “White Christmas,” V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts, 118 S. Summit St.

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

Winfield

• 7-11 a.m. ― All You Can Eat Breakfast, American Legion, 115 W. 10th Ave.

• 8 a.m.-4 p.m. ― Winfield Flea Market, fairgrounds, Building 1. Free admission.

• 2 p.m. ― Last performance of “The Almost Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel,” Winfield Community Theatre, Baden Square. Tickets are $10.

• 3 p.m. ― South Kansas Symphony and A Capella Choir present “Winterfest,” Richardson Performing Arts Center, Southwestern College campus.

• 4-6 p.m. ― Revitalized Mariners, a Presbyterian Church service group, First Presbyterian Church basement, 1101 Millington St. Call (620) 221-4500 or (620) 221-3000 for information. Childcare provided.

 

MONDAY, DEC. 9

Arkansas City

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

• 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ― Walnut Valley Quilters Guild, 2448 Edgemont Dr. Call (620) 221-3450 or (620) 221-1909 for information.

• 1:15 p.m. ― Retired Citizens Advisory Council meeting, 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.

• 7 p.m. ― Arkansas City Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 120 E. Fifth Ave.

Winfield 

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

• Noon ― Winfield Main Street Committee meeting, 123 E. Ninth Ave.

• 1-4 p.m. ― Winfield Commodities Distribution, Grace United Methodist Church Parlor, 320 College St. Enter by east door off east parking lot.

• 4:15-5:15 p.m. ― After-School Book Club for Grades 4-7. Winfield Public Library, 605 College St. Runs through Dec. 16.

• 4:30 p.m. ― Museum Friends meeting, Cowley County Historical Society, 1011 Mansfield St. 

• 6 p.m. ― Reception for outgoing BOE members, Tim Nihart and Jamie Kaiser, William Medley Administration Center, 1407 Wheat Road.

• 6:30 p.m. ― Winfield board of education, William Medley Administration Center, 1407 Wheat Road.

• 7:30 p.m. ― Al-Anon family groups, First Baptist Church, 200 E. 11th Ave. Enter at south door of education wing.

• 7:30 p.m. ― Winfield High School Jazz Band will present a free concert in the WHS Auditorium.

Area

• 6 p.m. ― USD 462 Board of Education meeting, Central Junior-Senior High School, in Burden.

 

TUESDAY, DEC. 10

Arkansas City

• 10 a.m. ― RISE Cowley coalition meeting, Water Treatment Facility, 400 W. Madison Ave.

• 10:30 a.m. ― South Central Kansas Medical Center Auxiliary board meeting, followed by annual Christmas Luncheon at noon. Optional gift exchange.

• Noon ― Cowley County Legislative Committee meeting, 106 S. Summit St.

• 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.

• 5-8 p.m. ― Cowley Indoor Market, Chestnut Avenue Venue, 3120 E. Chestnut Ave.

• 5:30 p.m. ― Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, City Hall, 118 W. Central Ave.

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

• 7 p.m. ― Ark City Saddle Club monthly meeting, Bolton Township Building, 6700 block of 32nd Road across from IXL School. For more information call (620) 446-2879.

• 7 p.m. ― Bingo American Legion Post 18, 113 E. Washington Ave. Public invited. Except first Tuesday of the month. Also Friday nights.

Winfield

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

• Noon ― Cowley County Legislative Committee meeting, 123 E. Ninth Ave.

• 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 and Millington.

• 6:30 p.m. ― Queen City 138 Order of Eastern Star dinner, following by 7:30 meeting and Christmas party. Long form; wear Christmas attire. Bring a wrapped gift, $3 limit, marked for a lady or man.

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11

Arkansas City 

• 10 a.m. ― GE retirees coffee, Senior Center, 320 S. A St., in Ark City.

• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-6 p.m. ― Gift Wrapping Wednesday, Arkansas City Public Library, 120 E. Fifth Ave.

• 10:30 a.m. ― Storytime, Arkansas City Public Library, 120 E. Fifth Ave.

• 1 p.m. ― Bridge and games, Senior Center, 320 S. A St.

• 4:30-5:30 p.m. ― Ark City Chamber of Commerce “cash mob,” Factory Connection, 2135 N. Summit St.

• 5:30-6:15 p.m. ― SHARE Meal, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 220 E. Washington Ave.

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

Winfield

• 8 a.m. ― Angels Care Home Health Blood Pressure Checks/Education, Winfield Recreation Center, 624 College St.

• 8-9:15 a.m. ― Late Start Wednesday Lattes and Breakfast Snacks for sixth- to 12th-graders, Grace United Methodist Church, 320 College St. Free to all students. Call (620) 221-0618 for more information.

• 11 a.m. ― Winfield Chamber Ambassadors Committee meeting, 123 E. Ninth Ave.

• Noon ―Winfield Lions Club meets at the American Legion.

1:30 p.m. ― Grandview United Methodist Women meet in the church parlor.

• 4-5:30 p.m. ― USD 465 Come and Go Reception for Tabatha Rosproy, Kansas Teacher of the Year, Cumbernauld Village.

• 6:30-8 p.m. ― DivorceCare Recovery Support Group, Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, 3725 E. Ninth Ave.

 

THURSDAY, DEC. 12

Arkansas City

• 10 a.m. ― Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce coffee, Union State Bank, 127 S. Summit St.

• Noon ― Visit Ark City Board of Trustees meeting, Pam Crain’s house, 26179 101st Road.

• Noon ― Birthday Dinner, Senior Center, 320 S. A St.

• 4 p.m. ― Equal Opportunity and Accessibility Advisory Board meeting, City Hall, 118 W. Central Ave.

• 4 p.m. ― Lego Club, Arkansas City Public Library, 120 E. Fifth 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. And Festival of Trees.

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

Winfield

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

• 4 p.m. ― Winfield City Commission work session, Community Council Room, City Hall.

• 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.

Area

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

 

FRIDAY, DEC. 13

Arkansas City

• 10 a.m. ― Nutrition Council meeting, Senior Center, 320 S. A St.

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

• Noon ― Music Club Chorus, Senior Center, 320 S. A St.

• Noon ― City Commission study session, City Hall, 118 W. Central Ave.

• 7 p.m. ― Bingo American Legion Post 18, 113 E. Washington Ave. Public invited.

Winfield

• 7-9 p.m. ― 13th Annual Christmas Jazz concert, College Hill Coffee, 403 Soward St.

 

ONGOING

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

• 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. 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.

Area

• 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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