Events

America’s Heartbeat to thrill audiences

PrairieFest is just around the corner. America’s Heartbeat, an outdoor concert, will begin at 7 p.m. June 3 in Wilson Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. No coolers are allowed in the fenced area of the park at those times because there will be a cash bar. In the area […]

Community band season kicks off May 24

The Arkansas City Community Band will begin rehearsals next week for its 145th season. Community members of high school age or older are encouraged to be involved in the band. “We depend on the members of the community to keep this great American tradition going in our community,” director Chris […]

Royal Gauntlet Society to return to Art and Poetry camp

Those attending the Art and Poetry Champions camp at Ark City Arts this year will step into the past and be transported to a time of royalty, tall tales, brave knights, and fantastic creatures. Like the knights of old, campers will learn about falconry and how these birds were used […]

Farm and Art Market under way after soggy start

The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market got off to a soggy and cold start last week. About 13 vendors braved the weather, according to market coordinator Kristi Old. “We have over 20 vendors signed up once the market gets going, and we have nicer weather,” she said. All produce […]

Friday Movie Series doubleheader tonight

Friday night’s doubleheader offering in the 2016 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series is being billed as more of a throwback night for the adults in the audience. In honor of the 30-year anniversary of a pair of comedy classics, three entities — Tamara Niles for Judge, Young Professionals of Cowley […]

Deadline nears for golf tournament

Golf teams interested in participating in the third annual Chamber Golf Tournament, which will take place at 8 a.m. May 21 at Great Life Golf & Fitness, must register by 7 p.m. May 20. Each four-person team will need to register and pay in advance this year. One person on […]

Series of swap meets planned

A series of swap meets set for this summer and fall will kick off May 14 at Orscheln Farm & Home. Items available will include livestock, poultry, pets, crafts, produce, tools, antiques, garden supplies, plants and much more. Those wishing to set up and sell at the swap meet can […]

Friday Family movie series continues

What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than with the latest spooky installment in the 2016 Outdoor Friday Family Movie Series on May 13? A total of seven more movies are planned each Friday night through June 24 (except June 3, due to PrairieFest), including two more doubleheaders and […]

Second annual Bobby Estus Memorial Bike Ride planned

The second annual Bobby Estus Memorial Bike Ride will be May 28. This year, the ride will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Paris Park and participants will ride or walk to Veterans Memorial Lake. Strollers and wagons are welcome, but organizers ask that no pets be in attendance. The Bobby […]