By Tammara Fogle | May 30, 2023

AARP safe driving classes restarted

Brenda and Tom Gibson have resumed giving AARP Drive Safety classes in person. The dates and locations of upcoming classes are: May 31, Derby Senior Center; June 7, Dedicated Senior Medical Center; June 29, Haysville Senior Center; July 19, Mulvane Senior Center; July 21, Clearwater Senior Center. 

Participants must pre-register with the locations. The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. For more information, call Tom Gibson at (316) 641-3021. The classes teach safe driving techniques and may make participants eligible for a discount on their insurance.

Ice cream social

The Wichita Sewing Museum is hosting an old-fashioned ice cream social from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. Tickets are $20, with kids eight and under free. The ticket includes entry to the museum, a raffle, ice cream and access to vendors. Proceeds will help sponsor sewing lessons for children at the museum. 

El Dorado garden tour

EL DORADO — Five botanical beauty spots will be featured during El Dorado’s second annual garden tour. The come-and-go events runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 11. Tickets are $20 and can be bought on Eventbrite or at gardens on the day of the event. Proceeds benefit El Dorado Main Street.

Gospel concert

Southern Gospel group Karen Peck and New River will perform at Country Acres Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. Peck is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, a Dove award winner and Grammy nominee. Tickets are $20 and $25, with proceeds benefiting the church’s senior programs.

PET-acular at Oaklawn

The Oaklawn Activity Center, 4904 S. Clifton, will offer no-cost microchipping and parvo vaccines for dogs during its PET-acular event from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Pet adoption resources, pet resource vendors and more will be featured. According to organizers, well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.

Book signing

Rev. Randy Quinn will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Voice Overheard: Biblical Characters That Speak” at West Heights United Methodist Church, 745 N. Westlink. The free event in the fellowship hall begins at noon on Sunday, June 25.

Empowered Senior Series

The Empowered Senior Series will feature two speakers during its session at Botanica at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8 at Botanica: Cameron Crawford, creator of the popular Facebook page “Aging Parent Tribe,” and Mark Oelze, a marriage and family counselor and author of “The Pledge of a Lifetime.” The event is free.