Things to do in July

By The Active Age | June 27, 2023

AARP safe driving classes

Several AARP Drive Safety classes have been added to the upcoming schedule. Participants must pre-register with the locations. 

The dates and locations are: July 19, Mulvane Senior Center, (316) 777-4813; July 21, Clearwater Senior Center, 316) 584-2332; Aug. 10, Downtown Senior Center, (316) 267-0197; Sept. 7, Park City Senior Center, (316) 744-1199; and Sept. 20, Derby Senior Center, (316) 788-0223.

The cost is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. For more information, call Tom Gibson at (316) 641-3021.

Three-day Derby book sale

DERBY — Derby Friends of the Library are holding a book this month. The members preview is from 6:30-8 p.m. July 21. The public sale is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 22 and from 1-4 p.m. July 23. The library is located at 1600 E. Walnut Grove.

Senior series

Money and aging are the topics of this month’s free Empowered Seniors series at Botanica. “The Nest Egg Talk: The Truth About Spending & Protecting Money” is from 10-11:30 a.m. July 13. 

Oaklawn events

The Oaklawn Senior Center has several events planned for this month, including Ice Cream Day from 1-2 p.m. July 14; a breakfast burrito fundraiser for $6 a plate from 8-10 a.m. July 15; and community bingo with a $20 grand prize at 1:45 p.m. July 20. The center is located at 2937 E. Oaklawn Dr.

July 4th celebration

Wichita’s “Red, White & Boom” event kicks off at 6 p.m. July 4 with food trucks set up along the Hyatt Regency lawn. Fireworks will start about 9:40 p.m. People can watch from the lawn or from inside Riverfront Stadium. There is no charge.

Transportation survey

The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking community input as it launches the planning process for its long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan, called WAMPO MTP 2050. According to a news release, the goal of this plan is to look at priorities for transportation improvements throughout the Wichita metro region.

To take WAMPO’s survey, visit  


A photograph in last month’s issue was incorrectly identified as Ernie Logan. Here is his photograph.