July Briefs

Go Fourth

A new memorial to the American Revolutionary War will be dedicated Thursday, July 4, at Veterans Memorial Park, 329 Veterans Parkway(west of Second Street and North Waco).  The event begins at 10 a.m. with a presentation of colors by the Kansas Army National Guard. U.S. Rep. Ron Estes and others will speak.

Connect with vets

Veterans can connect with more than 50 agencies and programs eager to serve them at the Veterans Awareness Expo Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mid-America All-Indian Center. This fourth annual event is free and open to the public. 

The 1:00 p.m. program will showcase McConnell Air Force Base leaders providing an update on the KC-46 Pegasus, the military’s newest tanker.  

Midwest Battle Buddies accompanied by service dogs, Cloud 9 Therapeutic Equine Foundation and horses, food trucks, military vehicles, VA mobile units and representatives will be on site.

 The Indian Center Museum will be open free to veterans, with discounted tickets for family members. The Indian Center is located at 650 N. Seneca.

Senior show

KPTS Channel 8, is launching a show called “Empowering Seniors.” Hosted by Katherine Ambrose, a realtor and senior living expert, the show will focus on topics such as downsizing, remaining independent, communicating with children, avoiding scams and protecting assets. It airs the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 p.m.

Garden gang

If you’re interested in becoming an Extension Master Gardener, the K-State Research and Extension Center will host an informational meeting Tuesday, July 30th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Sedgwick County Extension Center. For questions, please call Rebecca McMahon at 316-660-0142.

Derby book sale

Friends of the Derby Library are holding a book sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27 and 1 to 4 p.m. July 28.  A preview sale for Friends members is 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 26.

The sale featureds thousands of books for children and adults, music, CDs and audio books. Proceeds benefit the library, which is located at 1600 E. Walnut Grove Road.

Free for fall

Get your garden ready for fall with a series of free classes offered by the Wichita Public Library and K-State Resarch and Extension Center. The sessions will be held on Tuesdays at the Westlink library  branch and on Thursdays at the Advanced Learning Library downtown from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

Here’s the lineup:

July 31 and August 2: Composting 101

August 7 and 9: Fall Rose Care

August 14 and 16: Fall Container Gardening

August 21 and 23: Fall Bulbs – Butch Ewing

August 28: Fall Lawn Care – Matthew McKernan

Registration is required. To register, go to wichitalibrary.org and search in the Events calendar or call (316) 261-8500 (Advanced Learning Library) or (316) 337-9456 (Westlink Branch).π

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