Category: Entertainment

Take grandkids to Cosmosphere, Eisenhower Museum and more for free this summer

July 14, 2021 | By Tammara Fogle

Kansans can take their grandchildren to many attractions for free this summer thanks to a program called Sunflower Summer. Participating attractions include the Cosmosphere, Botanica, Exploration Place, Eisenhower Presidential Museum, Boot Hill Museum and dozens of other museums, state parks, historical sites, theaters and more. The program, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Education, provides […]

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Glickman, Friesen pen new books — and you can win one!

July 1, 2021 | By Joe Stumpe

“Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies” by Dan Glickman (University of Kansas Press, $34.95) Dan Glickman believes the lack of humor in the current political environment is no laughing matter.       “I do think there’s a toxic partisanship — an excessively partisan atmosphere in politics […]

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Research on Kansas spelling doesn’t quite add up

| By Joe Stumpe

Here’s a two-pronged headscratcher: Why do Kansans have a hard time spelling “multiplication,” and why are we trying to in the first place? Researchers affiliated with AT&T looked into what words residents across the United States have been asking Google for help spelling. (No, they’re not spying on your laptop or phone. A website called […]

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July Quiz: Where in Kansas are you?

| By Nancy Wheeler

Imagine you are plopped down in an unfamiliar Kansas town and shown only one or two of its features. Can you identify it? Use the clues below to identify 13 different towns across the state. The answers appear on page 17. 1. You pass the Holly Frontier Oil Refinery on your way to the Coutts […]

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Recipe for You or Two: Tuna-Corn Chip Bake

| By The Active Age

Kathy Kramer is the winner of a $25 gift certificate donated by The Spice Merchant for this month’s winning Recipe for You or Two, a variation of the tuna casserole we all grew up with. Kramer said she and her husband like just about any recipe with tuna in it. This one goes well with […]

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July Theatre

| By Diana Morton

Forum Theatre at the Wilke Center, 1st United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. Sh-Boom! Life Could be a Dream. A doo wop trip down memory lane, written and created by Roger Bean. At Springfield High, the Crooning Crabcakes prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest. Trouble comes in the form of Lois who arrives […]

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Derby library book sale, Kansas oil painters exhibit

| By The Active Age

Derby library book sale The Friends of the Derby Public Library will host their annual book sale from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25 from 1-4 pm in the Community Room at the Derby Public Library located at 1600 E. Walnut, Derby, KS. Kansas oil painters exhibit opens […]

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Botanica

Botanica drawing winner announced

| By Tammara Fogle

Daniel Fisher of Wichita is the winner of our drawing for a family membership to Botanica. His name was drawn from a pool of 52 supporters who donated $50 or more to The Active Age last month. We will hold five more monthly drawings from among our “Honor Roll” donors. The Active Age wishes to […]

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Fashion after Fifty: Dressing with style

June 1, 2021 | By Bonnie Bing

You know it’s a new season by the number of catalogs clogging your mailbox. Three arrived the other day, and while it was fun to see spring clothes, nearly all of them were meant for a woman who is perfectly formed and between the ages of 18 and 30. Trying to be positive, we should […]

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Prairie Pines and Wichita Jazz Festival team up for concerts

| By Ted Blankenship

Kansas is the source of some of the best music to be heard anywhere and has been for some time.  Wichita, for example is home to Chamber Music at the Barn, now in its 25th season at Bob Scott’s Prairie Pines venue on north Maize Road, and the Wichita Jazz Festival now nearing its 50th […]

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