February Briefs

By Tammara Fogle | February 1, 2023

Wichita Community Foundation on the move

The Wichita Community Foundation is on the move literally and virtually.  The foundation is moving to Broadway Autopark (pictured at right) at the corner of Broadway and English in early 2023 from its current location in the Epic Center at 301 N. Main. A news release from the foundation notes that the move puts it nearer recent downtown developments including Fidelity Bank’s Rise Car Park, which houses Grow, First Mile Cantine and Rise Farms; the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine; and WSU Tech’s Niche. The foundation also recently revamped its website, wichitafoundation.org.

Bethel College releases Life Enrichment schedule 

NORTH NEWTON — Faith, politics and music are some of the topics to be explored during Bethel College’s Life Enrichment series this month. The series is designed for adults 60 and older; the cost is $30 per semester or $3 per week. Registration is on the day of the event. Below are the schedule, topics and presenters. For more information, contact the college at (800) 522-1887 or (316) 283-2500 or visit bethelks.edu.

Feb. 2: 9:30 a.m., “Faithful Journeys,” A.B Stokes, Bethel head football coach; 10:35 “The Impact of Social Media on Youth and the Classroom,” Brian Skinner, 2022 Kansas Teacher of the Year, North Newton; 11:30 a.m., “KanCare Expansion — The Movement too Urgent to Be Ignored,” April Holman, Executive Director of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas.

Feb.9: 9:30 a.m., “The HMC Way,” Sara Kelly, Outreach Coordinator, and Re’An Will, Health Ministries, Newton; 10:35 a.m., “The Miracle of Chase Kear: The Story of Chase Kear’s Pole Vaulting Accident,” Paul and Paula Kear, Colwich; 11:30 a.m., “On Two Wheels at 15,000 Feet,” an MCC Learning Tour in Bolivia, Joe Smucker, Newton.   

Feb. 16: 9:30 a.m., “Let’s Hop Over the Gate!” Jennifer Isaacs, assistant director of Wren House, Valley Center; 10:50 a.m., “Writing East of Liberal: Broadening My Perspective of the Land,” Raylene Hinz Penner, lecturer emeritus, Washburn University.

Feb. 23: 9:30 a.m., “Moving a House to Make a Home,” Omar Galle, professor emeritus, University of Texas, and Zona Platt Galle, retired master of social work, North Newton; 10:35 a.m., “Aphasia: Loss of Language, NOT of Intellect?” Harold Regier, church-related social justice ministries, North Newton; 11:30 a.m., “Tale of Western Music through Lyrics and Melody,” Jeff Davidson, Eureka.

Delano concert Feb. 12

The Delano Brass ensemble will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023, at West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. The 28-piece brass-and-percussion ensemble will perform music by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Arthur Pryor and John Phillip Sousa.