Events

Free Affordable Care Act health information session planned Dec. 1

Cowley First, the Cowley County Economic Development Partnership, will be host to a free Affordable Care Act presentation from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at Cowley College’s Wright Room, located at 215 S. Second St. in Arkansas City. The presentation is geared toward employers, business owners, human resources managers, CPAs […]

Christmas in the City to kick off with Merry Monday, tree lighting

The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the City event will kick off with Merry Monday on Nov. 20 in downtown Arkansas City. Live music will begin and food vendors will open at 4 p.m. The festivities will continue until 7:30 p.m. Food vendors include Ark City […]

Tracking Santa sightings in downtown Arkansas City through December

Santa Claus will make several appearances next month in Arkansas City, starting with Merry Monday. Santa will be on hand to light the Christmas decorations and pose for photos with children starting at 6:15 p.m. Following Merry Monday, Santa can be found nearly somewhere in Ark City every weekend. North […]

Alderbrook plans Festival of Wreaths fundraiser Dec. 16 for blessing boxes

Alderbrook Village will be host to a holiday fundraiser this year called the Festival of Wreaths. The event, which will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 16, features wreaths that have been donated by local businesses. “(The) wreaths will be auctioned during our festive event and proceeds will benefit […]

Daily Bytes looks to highlight upcoming events in new video series

Ark City Daily Bytes is looking to highlight upcoming events in a new video series that we plan to start in 2018. The series, “Weekend Download,” will go live on Thursdays and feature events happening during the upcoming weekend and into the next week. It will be available to view […]

Robert Brown Theatre packs them in for performances of Mary Poppins

Cowley College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department performed Disney’s and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, to large audiences Nov. 9-11 inside the Robert Brown Theatre. The performance was directed and choreographed by theater director Cara Kem. “Mary […]

Legacy Foundation seeking nominations for 2017 Spirit of Humanity Award

The Legacy Regional Community Foundation Board of Directors announced during the 20th anniversary celebration in October 2016 that each year, the Foundation will recognize an individual or group for inspiring the vision of Legacy through his or her leadership and action. Community members are encouraged to nominate individuals or groups that embody […]

Veterans Day events planned in schools today, downtown on Saturday

Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, as does the annual Veterans Day parade in Arkansas City. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Summit Street in downtown Ark City. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1254 will place flags in Riverview Cemetery on Saturday morning, before the parade. […]

Selfie with an Elfie social media contest offered for Christmas in the City

A Selfie with an Elfie scavenger hunt will be a part of the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas in the City activities this year. Selfie with an Elfie is available to local customers for a chance to win $350 in Chamber Bucks. The contest starts Nov. 20. Each […]

Public forum on Nov. 13 to discuss survey of Downtown Historic District

The City of Arkansas City will be host to a special informational forum Nov. 13 at the Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center to discuss an upcoming historical survey. This public meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. The senior center is located at 320 South A St. Business and property owners […]