If you’re wondering how to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, look no further. Carolyn at Wichita on the Cheap has a full list of deals and freebies for dad and the whole family.
Do you have a struggling reader in your life? (Or just want to hang with cute doggies?) Register for the Humane Society’s Read with Rover program this Saturday beginning at 10:00 am. These sweet registered therapy dogs are a great audience.
How about a little Sunset Yoga? Come this Tuesday the 20th beginning at 7 pm at the Wichita Art Museum to stretch and strengthen in the evening light.
Tonight, Thursday the 15th, enjoy Chris Standring for the Bradley Fair Summer Concert Series from 7:30-9:30 pm.
This Friday you can hear The Crowson’s play their “front porch music” at Watermark from 6-8 pm.
Another round of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is beginning July 13th. If you or someone you know is at risk, consider signing up. If you aren’t sure if you’re at risk, make use of their free online self-assessment.
Tree Top Nursery is holding a Father’s Day Sale this weekend, including 30% off one tree, shrub, or perennial.
Don’t miss the Great Plains Nature Center’s Bio Blitz this Saturday the 17th, and help them record all the plants and animals in Chisholm Creek Park.
This looks great: Old Town Farmer’s Market is offering tickets for a Market-to-Table Culinary Experience each week. This Saturday will feature Krista Sanderson from the Wichita-based company Eat Real America, along with Kid Power with Kid Power Programs. Great one for the kiddos to learn from. Purchase tickets here.
Need a unique, local gift for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life? What about a gift card from from Elderslie Farms? Delightful.
Join the Donuts with Dad fun this Saturday the 17th at City Arts from 10-11:30. Enjoy breakfast and creating pinwheels and cross-stitch ties with Dad.
Come to Night at the Fountains on Wichita WaterWalk this Friday night, June 16th, from 5-8 pm. Enjoy local music, food & retail trucks, and an opportunity to give to a local charity.
Check out the Augusta City-Wide Garage Sale this weekend, June 16 & 17.
Enjoy free admission to Orchard Park’s Pool this Saturday the 17th from 1-6.
Our next chance to maintain a posture of learning in our Race Conversation is this Friday July 16th at an after-hours discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This book is “a heartfelt look at America and its history through the lens of a black man raised in a nation that has systematically devalued people of color.” Register here for this discussion at the Angelou Branch.
If you are in Grades 6-12, join the Build a Better Locker event at Angelou Branch from 2:30-3:30 tomorrow, June 16th. Make emoji magnets, create a one-of-a kind pencil & pen container, and custom design a cell-phone holder.
Stop by this Saturday the 17th at the Comotara Branch any time from 10-6 for a Birdhouse Take Home Craft.
And a heads up for teens: This Monday from 4-5 join the Teen Writing Group at Alford Branch, a chance to practice your creative writing skills and meet other teens interested in writing.
Have a great weekend!