Concerts, film and more things to do in October

By the active age | October 1, 2022

Strike up the bands

The Delano Jazz Orchestra and Delano Brass Ensemble kick off their 2022-23 seasons this fall with free concerts at the West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. The 18-member jazz group will play a concert featuring compositions by Pat Matheny, Charles Mingus and others at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The 28-member brass and percussion ensemble will perform a show featuring “Toccata,” a Sousa march and more at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.

New film showcases state 

Exploration Place is showing a new movie, custom-made for the 60-foot screen of its Dome Theater, that was filmed using drones at more than 40 locations around Kansas. “Kansas: An Immersive Dome Experience” is 25 minutes long and is being shown daily in the theater.

Adam Smith, Exploration Place’s president and CEO, called the film a “love letter to Kansas.” It includes drone footage of Syracuse Sand Dunes Park, the Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park, Coronado Heights, Big Brutus, the Cathedral of the Plains and more scenes of landscapes, wildlife, industry and agriculture.

Check for showtimes and a film trailer.

Andover book sale

The Andover Public Library will hold a book sale Oct. 13-15 at the library, 1511 E. Central Avenue in Andover. Proceeds benefit the children’s summer reading program and other library activities.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 13; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, when there will be a $5 sack sale. A sneak peek for Friends of the Library will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12.

For more information, contact the library at (316) 558-3500.

Free flu shots Oct. 15

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in Wichita is offering its annual free flu shot clinics for those who are unemployed, uninsured or unable to pay for ages 3 and older. The clinics will be held at these locations on Saturday, Oct. 15:

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• GraceMed Helen Galloway Clinic, 1122 N. Topeka 

• Guadalupe Clinic, 940 S. St. Francis

• Guadalupe Clinic South, 2825 S. Hillside

• HealthCore Clinic, 2707 E. 21st St. N.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• Hunter Health, 527 N. Grove

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual influenza vaccination by the end of October for everyone 6 months and older. A donation from United Way of the Plains helps cover the cost of the vaccines.

Bethel series enriches life

NORTH NEWTON — Bethel College has released the October schedule for its Life Enrichment series, designed for adults 60 and older. The cost is $3 per week or $30 per semester, with the fee waived for first-time attenders. Sessions are held in Krehbiel Auditorium on the Bethel campus here.

The schedule includes:

October 13 — 9:30 a.m., “Creating a Haven for Birds in Your Backyard,” with Gregg Friesen; 10:35 a.m., “Hopi Missions Today,” with Kaye Neff; 11:30 a.m. “Thriving at Any Age,” with Dr. Jeanne Erickson.

October 20 — 9:30 a.m., “Soils for Life,” with Isaac Broeckelman, 10:35 a.m., “Mental Health is Health,” with Eric Litwiller; 11:30 a.m., “Playing Piano Duets – A Favorite Way to Create Music at Home in the 1800s,” with Karen Bauman Schlabaugh and Ben Woodward-Breckbill.

October 27 — 9:30 a.m., “Eco-Arts-Spheres: Art as a pollinator creating transformative changes towards restoring the human relationship with the land and natural environment,” with Ann Zerger; and 10:50 a.m., “Fresh Produce Orchardists, Market Growers and Truck Farmers,” with Cindy Higgins, Eudora.

There’s a coffee break during each session.

Carve out some time

The Great Plans Woodcarvers are holding a sale and show at the Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W. 21st N., and inviting other woodcarvers to take part. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 in the center’s Sunflower Room. Admission is $2.

The sale and show will feature work by wood carvers, workers and turners. People interested in participating should contact Scott Kailer at (316) 204-5294 or Entry forms are also available on the Great Plains Woodcarvers Facebook page.