Is America ready for a female president? On the next KPR Presents, Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas Governor and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, talks about women in politics and her own political career.
Visit Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve over the Labor Day Weekend and help celebrate the 10th anniversary of our annual Prairie Quilt Display. There is no charge for displaying your quilt and each participant will receive a free prairie poster. Please call the preserve at 620-273-6034 ext. 241 before Tuesday, September 1, 2015 to make arrangements to drop off your quilt.
2480 B KS Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869
Please join us for a double-barreled night of doom with two cheese classics from the 1950s - Attack of the Crab Monsters and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.
It's a tidal wave of terror when king size crustaceans crawl from beneath the sea to dip humanity in a giant bowl of melted butter. Then watch out when the 50 foot woman goes on a jealous rampage in the ultimate female revenge flick.
Join us at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence, Friday, September 4. Tickets $7, available at the doors, which open at 6:30 p.m. Stay for intermission and win some tasteless prizes from the Retro Cocktail Hour prize closet!
Boots? Check. Cowboy hat? Check. Old West spirit? Check. Aficionados of all things western will celebrate the return of Old West Cowboy Days after a six-year hiatus during a day-long festival Sept. 5 in Ottawa, Kansas. “The cowboy culture is not dead,” organizer Peach adl said. “From campfires to cattle drives to concerts, we wanted to bring people together to celebrate the western way of life.”
A kick-off to the event is the Bourbon Train ride on the Kansas Belle Dinner Train at 7 p.m. Sept. 4. Passengers will ride from Baldwin City to Norwood while enjoying five unique bourbon tastings and appetizers. They’ll also experience an old-time wagon ride and a roaring campfire with a Western theme. For more information and to make reservations, contact the Kansas Belle Dinner Train at (785) 594-8505.
Want to see dozens of Longhorn cattle being driven down Ottawa’s Main Street? Don’t miss the cattle drive at 10 a.m. Sept. 5. The drive is sponsored by the Plaza Cinema and Burkdoll Brothers of Garnett, Kansas. Participants can enjoy many other activities throughout the day in and outside of Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory St., including vendors, Wild Women of the West, local horse breeds, a horse video and a barbecue dinner. Miniature horses will be on display from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. outside of
the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, as well an opportunity to take photos with CoCo Chanel, a live “unicorn.” Activities around the city of Ottawa include an exhibit at the Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh St.; western movies and a Buffalo Bill exhibit at the Plaza Cinema, 209 S. Main St.; a shooting presentation by the Lebo 4-H club at The Gun Guys, 412 S. Main St.; and carriage rides throughout downtown Ottawa.
The night will conclude with performances by the Travis Marvin Band and Rusty Rierson, plus recognition of the Kansas Cowboy of the Year, all at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.explorenekansas.com and click the “2015 Cowboy Days” link under the “Arts & Events” tab. Peach Madl, organizer, (785) 423-1585, or email@example.com