Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Punch card for prizes part of KS 150 week
As an incentive (or merely a bonus) for those attending next week’s Kansas 150 events in Iola, a punch card for prizes will be offered and clipped at each program.
Participants need to collect two punches through the week to be eligible for prizes, which include an autographed photo of Kansas City Chiefs star Jamaal Charles, Allen County Historical Society memorabilia and a Kansas 150 hooded sweatshirt.
Cards will also be punched for visits to the Allen County Historical Museum and for checking out Kansas materials at the Iola Public Library.
Cards are available at ACHS, the library, the Bowlus Fine Arts Center or at any of the Kansas 150 Week events.
Punched cards should be dropped off at the Historical Society through the week, or brought to the Kansas 150 birthday party before 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29.
THE WEEK’S celebrations begin with fabric artist Ada Niedenthal’s reception at the Mary L. Martin Gallery of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
Monday features historical films and photographs presented by Max Snodgrass at the Bowlus at 7 p.m.
Tuesday finds Iolans trying to solve “History’s Mysteries” at the Frederick Funston Meeting Hall, 207 N. Jefferson Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.
Wednesday afternoon, children’s librarian Leah Oswald offers up “Kansas: One State, Many Stories,” to listeners of all ages. The program starts at 3 p.m. in the Flewharty-Powell annex of the Iola Public Library.
“Let’s Talk Kansas Books!” is Thursday’s event, at 7 p.m. in the Flewharty-Powell annex. Five Iolans will expound on five books related to people or events in the Sunflower State.
Friday, Iolans can enjoy the classical strains of the Lyric Arts Trio performing “Ad Astra” at the Bowlus. Fifth graders will be treated to the tunes at 1:30 p.m.; all others are welcome at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, celebrate Kansas’ 150th year of statehood with a party at the Allen County Historical Museum, 20 S. Washington Ave. New exhibits will be on display and punch card prize winners will be chosen.
All events are free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.