This weekend in Arkansas City promises to be chock full of events.
From a moon-rise hike to live music and a train show, there should be something for everyone right here at home.
Chaplin Nature Center will be host to a moon-rise hike tonight.
From 6 to 8 p.m., the nature center will be open to those who wish to watch the moon rise.
The sun will set at 6:28 p.m. and the almost-full moon will rise seven minutes later.
Participants can take a quarter-mile hike down the sandy shores of the Arkansas River to witness this celestial exchange.
Afterward, there will be a hike back to the visitors center by the light of the moon.
The nature center is located at 27814 27th Drive, west of Arkansas City.
Those with children may prefer to check out the final free movie at Wilson Park.
“Beauty and the Beast” will start at 6 p.m. under the rotunda. It is free and open to the public.
Later tonight, Piper Leigh and the Smokin’ Section will perform at Britt’s Bar and Grill.
Starting at 9 p.m., the local band will play without a cover charge.
Britt’s is located at 1419 N. Eighth St. in Redwood Village.
Toy train show
The Arkansas City Train Show will be Nov. 4-5 at the Agri-Business Building, 712 W. Washington Ave.
This event is $5 for adults. Children younger than 12 are admitted free of charge.
There will be more than 80 dealer tables, featuring train models of all makes and scales.
Event hours for Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., while Sunday hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, contact Javen Schmucker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 253-5918.
Burford Theatre events
Nov. 4 also will see Ark City Arts’ presentation of “Midnight at the Masquerade.”
The VIP reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Burford Theatre, located at 118 S. Summit St.
This event is limited to those who are 21 years of age or older.
Ticket price ranges for this event vary from $60 to $150.
Those who wish to attend may RSVP by calling (620) 442-5895.
The Burford also will be host to a screening of “The Adventures of Milo and Otis.”
Starting at 2 p.m. Nov. 5, the classic movie featuring a pug and a tabby as best friends can be seen in the historic theater. Tickets are $5 and the event is open to everyone.