March Briefs

By The Active Age | February 25, 2022

Cowboy concert

The Delano Wind Ensemble is staging a concert inspired by the American West and its most iconic character, the cowboy. “Home on the Range,” “Shenandoah,” “Oklahoma!” and the theme from “The Magnificent Seven” are some of the pieces the group will play before finishing with John Phillip Sousa’s march “El Capitan.” The performance is at 3 p.m. March 6 at West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca. There is no charge although a $10 donation is requested.

Eagle a keeper

A golden eagle has been added to the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit in Central Riverside Park. The eagle was hit by a semi in 2021 and underwent surgery on his wing but can’t be released because he’ll never be fully capable of flight. “Keeper” was chosen as the raptor’s name in a contest on the exhibit’s Facebook page. The best time to view Keeper is during the daily noon feeding time.

Augusta legislative coffee

The Butler County Farm Bureau Association and Go Augusta! Are hosting a legislative coffee from 9-11 a.m. March 26 at the historic Augusta train depot, 618 State St. Kansas Senate President Ty Masterson and Rep. Kristey Williams will answer questions. There’s no charge for the event, which will also feature coffee and donuts.

Women artists

The Ulrich Museum’s spring exhibition features a variety of pieces by women artists from near and far, including Finnish video artist Elija-Liisa Ahtila and Wichita artist Ann Resnick, whose Chapter & Verse is shown below. The free exhibit runs through May 7 at the museum on the campus of Wichita State University. An audio piece by Annabel Daou is showing at WSU’s Grace Memorial Chapel as part of the exhibition.

Heights reunion

Wichita Heights class of ’72 will celebrate its 50th reunion Sept. 16-18. For more information, visit https://heightsclassof72.myevent.com/

Community center and library open in Wichita’s North End

The Evergreen Community Center and Library opened last month after a $1.65 million renovation. The facility at 2601 N. Arkansas is designed to bring together several community services under one roof. 

“We have missed providing our full services to the North End community and look forward to seeing everyone again for programs, computing and meeting information and educational needs,” said Jaime Prothro, the city’s director of libraries.

The new facility houses the Evergreen Branch Library, Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center, Empower, Kansas Hispanic Education & Development Foundation, Salud + Bienestar, Kansas Department for Children & Families, Wichita Police Department and Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department.

Each agency housed at the Evergreen Community Center and Library has slightly different operating hours.

Friendship Lamps for sale at WIN

Friendship Lamps, which were featured in an article in our February issue, can be purchased at the Women’s Initiative Network, 510 E. Third St., from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. They sell for $59 each and come in different styles.

The lamps are usually sold in pairs since they are designed to connect friends and family members living apart, turning colors when somebody touches them. To make the lamps, WIN employees women working toward financial independence.

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