August Briefs

By Tammara Fogle | August 2, 2021

Children 1st seeks help

Can you teach, garden or cook? Children 1st, a nonprofit serving low-income students and their families, is seeking a retiree with expertise in one or more of those areas to teach its food curriculum. Children 1st has an education garden and teaching kitchen. 

The position is volunteer but there is some pay with an end-of-service cash award through the AmeriCorps program. For more information, contact Kathleen Webb at or 316-303-4083.

West High class of ’60 reunion

The West High class of 1960 is planning a reunion to be held Oct. 9. Members who are interested in attending are asked to email Bonnie Ellinger Jenkins at or Paul Donham at

Take me out to the ballgame

Grand Central Station in Newton is inviting supporters to a baseball game at Wichita’s new Riverfront Stadium as part of a fundraiser for the senior center. The game is at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. Tickets to the event are $75 and include a pregame picnic buffet at the stadium, plus seating in a special area for the Wind Surge game against the Arkansas Naturals. For more information, including transportation options, call Janice Stubby at (316) 249-3291.

Genealogical library reopens

The Midwest Historical & Genealogical Society at 1203 N. Main has resumed its regular hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

 Volunteers will be on hand to help visitors with their research and lead classes, which include: PowerUp, second Tuesday of each month, 1:30pm; Photo Mysteries, third Tuesday, 1:30pm; and House History, first Saturday, 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call 316-264-3611.