August Briefs

By The Active Age | August 1, 2019

Musical afternoons

The Thursday Afternoon Music Club has announced its schedule for 2019-2020. Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at 1:30 p.m. in Senseney Music Recital Hall, 2300 E. Lincoln. Memberships are $25 but not required to attend the concerts.

The club, now in is 105th year, promotes fine music in Wichita and provides music scholarships to Wichita State University and Friends University. For more information, call (316) 722-6304.

September 12: Bradley Baker, piano, Tabor College faculty, Wichita Symphony Orchestra pianist. 

October 10, 2019: Camille Burrow, cello, Wichita Symphony Orchestra; Music Theatre Wichita.

November 14, 2019: Judith Fear and Sylvia Coats, piano duo, retired Faculty Wichita State University.

February 13, 2020: Thursday Afternoon Music Club scholarship recipients. April 11, 2020, Wiedemann Hall-WSU, 3:00 p.m.: Graduate Piano Fellowship Recital.

Veterans Expo

Veterans and their families can connect with more than 50 organizations set up to serve them at Veterans Awareness Expo 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Mid-American All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca. The free event will also feature a service dog demonstration, therapy horses, food trucks and a 1 p.m. presentation about the new KC-46 tanker by personnel from McConnell Air Force Base. For more information, call (316) 992-2247.

Who’s your hero?

The American Red Cross of South Central and Southeast Kansas is seeking nominations for people who have performed extraordinary acts for the 2019 Tribute to Heroes breakfast in Wichita in December. You can submit nominations through Aug. 23, 2019 by visiting   

School supply drive

Via Christi Village Georgetown is hosting a school supply drive to benefit students at McLean Elementary School. Requested items include 24-count crayons, No. 2 pencils, 5-inch blunt scissors, eraser tops, dry erase markers, glue sticks, 3-ring spiral notebooks, reams of white copy paper and pocket folders. Items may be dropped off Aug. 5-18 at Via Christi Village Georgetown, 1655 Georgetown.

Mood setting

Ticket sales are under way for a night of big band music and dancing at the Kansas Aviation Museum. The Oct. 18 event, a fundraiser for the mission of the University Congregation Church, will feature several groups performing the music of Glenn Miller, The Mills Brothers and The McGuire Sisters, plus complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $100. For more information, call (316) 634-0430.