Entertainment

Big turnout for solar eclipse watch party Aug. 21 at Cowley College

A large crowd gathered for the solar eclipse watch party on Aug. 21 at Cowley College’s Calder Bonfy Amphitheatre. As part of the event, a few hundred free eclipse-watching solar glasses were given out by the college’s Student Life Office. Cowley College’s Math and Science Club provided free pizza prior […]

Cowley College plans solar eclipse watch party, Lines & Lyrics on the Lawn

Cowley College will be host to a solar eclipse watch party at noon Aug. 21, followed by a Lines & Lyrics on the Lawn event at 12:30 p.m., at the Calder Bonfy Amphitheatre, located between the Brown Center and Galle-Johnson Hall. The event is open to the public. Free eclipse-watching […]

K&O Steam and Gas Engine Show coming to Winfield this weekend

WINFIELD — The 36th annual K&O Steam and Gas Engine Show is coming to Winfield on Aug. 18-20. This show features track tractors and stationary engines, with live entertainment and exhibitions during the weekend. The K&O Steam and Gas Engine Association, headed by President Billy Metzinger, is keeping the show […]

Cowley College presents “Mary Poppins” open auditions on Aug. 21-22

Cowley College is seeking vibrant, energetic performers and musicians for its fall musical “Mary Poppins” and performers aged 4 or older are strongly encouraged to attend. Auditions for those aged 8 or older will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 21-22 in the Robert Brown Theatre, located at 215 S. Second St. in […]

Hypnotist entertains students on first day of Cowley College’s fall semester

Eric Mina, 2016 Hypnotist of the Year, brought his unique blend of comedy and hypnosis Aug. 15 to Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre, capping a busy first day of the fall semester. Mina, who has performed at more than 100 schools, currently is on the road as part of his Good […]

Arkansas City Farm and Art Market plans Family Fun Night on Aug. 15

The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market will be host to a Family Fun Night from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15. This evening of family-friendly fun will feature live music on the Wilson Park rotunda stage by Troy Pulver. There also will be food trucks, a bouncy house for […]

Southwestern College to host solar eclipse watch party Aug. 21 in Winfield

WINFIELD — A solar eclipse watch party, hosted by the natural sciences and mathematics division of Southwestern College, will be open to the public on Aug. 21. The partial eclipse is set to occur about midday and all are invited to attend the event near the main college entrance on […]

Third annual SCKMC Landrush to add 10-mile bike race, new obstacles

With only a week left before this year’s South Central Kansas Medical Center Landrush, the race planning committee is completing the final details for a new event. The third annual SCKMC Landrush will take place on Aug. 26 at the hospital grounds in Patterson Park Subdivision. Opening ceremonies will begin […]

Alcohol consumption area moved to tennis courts for this year’s PrairieFest

The City Commission of Arkansas City voted 3-0 on Aug. 1 to approve an ordinance allowing the consumption of alcohol at PrairieFest this year. While consumption also has been allowed in years past, there will be a change in where it can occur this year. In years past, beer was […]

Three local churches planning back-to-school events with free supplies

Several local churches are giving back to the community in the next two weeks by helping to provide for students who will start school this month. This weekend, First United Methodist Church will give away shoe vouchers, in cooperation with Walmart. In order to apply, parents must go through the […]