Autism Awareness Month at the Kansas Aviation Museum – Thru April 29th 2018

When you visit the Kansas Aviation Museum now thru April 29th, they will donate 4 tickets for every Ticket sold.  Guests will choose one of the three partnering organizations to donate 2 adult/2 children’s tickets towards.

The 3 Organizations represented are:  Heartsprings, Rainbows United and Greater Expectations.  All 3 of these Organizations do wonderful work with individuals who have Autism.

Heartspring’s Autism Services program provides a wide variety of innovative services and resources for individuals, families, professionals, and community members affected by a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related symptoms. Building and enriching a meaningful life for each family member is the focus of services provided and are highlighted through the various programs offered. Autism Services at Heartspring consists of the Community of Autism Resources and Education (CARE) program and Behavioral Services including Applied Behavior Analysis.” Directly off the Heartspring Autism Services For more information, visit their website heartspring.org/autism

Rainbows: “Rainbows United offers the most progressive, advanced therapies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through the Kansas Autism Waiver Program,Commercial Insurance and Kansas Managed Care Organizations through Early Screening Diagnosis and Treatment. We understand that children with autism require a unique setting, one that is structured and designed to shut out the distractions that often stand in the way of learning and developing.” Visit their website at  rainbowsunited.org/services/autism-services

Greater Expectations (with store front- Autism Avenue)

“The Greater Goal

As part of the Independent Living Resource Center, Greater Expectations mission is to become a catalyst for growth and opportunities for individuals ages 18-35 with high functioning Autism.  Using evidenced based interventions and strategies, our goal is to understand how Autism impacts each individual and to develop personalized “visions” and “goals” which target key areas of deficit.” For more information, visit  ilrcks.org/programs-services/greater-expectations

 

Graphic Credit – Kansas Aviation Museum

 

Kansas Aviation Museum ~ 3350 South George Washington Blvd. Wichita , KS 67210

For more information on the Kansas Aviation Museum, visit their website kansasaviationmuseum.org

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Spring into the Arts Downtown Celebration – Newton, Ks *Thursday, April 19th 2018 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Spring into the Arts Festival will feature a new downtown celebration on April 19th 2018.

This free event will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Sixth Street and in Krehbiel Park and the Carriage Factory Art Gallery in Newton, Ks.

Spring into the Arts Downtown Celebration will feature performances by local musicians and members of the Newton Area Arts Council, food trucks, art demonstrations and the announcement of the winners of the annual festival art contest.

The new event replaces “Art and Music in the Heart of Newton,” which the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce decided to discontinue in late 2017.

Food trucks will begin serving at 5:30 p.m. along Sixth Street. Vendors include LeJ’s Barbecue, Salted Creamery, Twisted Joe’s on the Go, Kona Ice and Comfort and Joy.

Live music begins in the park at 6 p.m. with the Newton Chorale, followed by a quintet from Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra at 6:30; Newton Community Children’s Choir at 7 p.m.; Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m; and Sounds of the Heartland at 8 p.m.

Photo Credit – Sounds of the Heartland

Local artists demonstrating throughout the evening will include Susan Bartel, watercolor; Mary Lee McDonald, mosaics; and Patty Morton, fabric sculpting.

Art contest winners will be announced at 7 p.m. in the gallery. Prizes will include $100 for overall winner and $50 for second place and art-themed gift baskets for youth prizes.

Additionally, information about participating members of the Newton Area Arts Council will be available at the event, including the Newton Murals and Arts Project, which will set up information on Sixth Street in front of the site of its first mural.

 

Graphic Courtesy – Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau

In addition to the downtown celebration, several other festival events are planned for April, including:

  • Berta Rojas and Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m. April 8 at Memorial Hall at Bethel College. Tickets available at the door.
  • Latin Fusion Music Showcase, 7 p.m. April 13 in Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College. Presented by Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts. Admission is free.
  • Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus spring concert: 7 p.m. April 15 at Bethel College. Admission is free.
  • “Newton Kids Create: Storytelling Through Art,” 1-5 p.m. April 22 at Kauffman Museum, North Newton. The event is the opening reception for an exhibit featuring art by students in Newton Public Schools. Admission is free.
  • Apple Blossom Festival, 5-8 p.m. April 27 at Newton Presbyterian Manor. Featuring performances by Newton Community Children’s Choir and Great Plains Jazz Orchestra, barbecue dinner, craft vendors and children’s carnival. Advance tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children and are available at Presbyterian Manor and Midland Bank. Tickets will be available at the gate for $9 for adults and $5 for children.
  • Watercolor Roses Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Carriage Factory Gallery. Cost is $35 and includes supplies. RSVP by calling 316-284-2749.
  • Newton Community Children’s Choir spring concert: 3 p.m. April 29 at Shalom Mennonite Church, Newton. Admission is free.

For more information about the Festival or the Downtown Art Celebration, call the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau at 316-284-3642 or go to  www.tonewton.com/spring-arts-festival.html

 

We All Eat – A Free Hands on Learning Event! *Thursday, March 29th 2018 3 pm – 7 pm

 The WE ALL EAT! 2018 Event is a FREE, come and go Event to learn more about healthy eating through Education, Cooking Demos, Tips, Tools, Tricks and Tastings!  There will also be Door prizes and other Giveaways!  

Activities for ALL Ages! 

Date:  Thursday, March 29th 2018 – 3 pm – 7 pm 

Location:  Sedgwick County Extension Office 7001 W. 21st St. N, ( 21st and Ridge) Wichita, Ks  67205

For more information on the We All Eat! Event visit this Video 

Event Sponsors are Dillions and the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita

 

Graphic Courtesy – Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita

 

Graphic Credit – Visual Fusion

 

 

Pet Pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Kansas Humane Society *Saturday, March 24th 2018 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

Bring your pets to the Kansas Humane Society to take photos with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 24th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

The Kansas Humane Society is located at 3313 N. Hillside, Wichita, Ks.

They have a fun, spring themed backdrop and two photo packages available for purchase.  Photo packages are $10 for a digital copy, and $15 for a digital copy and one “5×7” print.

All proceeds benefit the Kansas Humane Society and help them care for thousands of animals each year! 

Event Sponsors:  Grin & Share It Photo Booths and Lowes

For more information on the Programs and Services that the Kansas Humane Society provides, visit their Website

Graphic Credit – Kansas Humane Society

 

 

 

NCAA Division – Mens Basketball Championship at Intrust Bank Arena March 15th and 17th, 2018

The NCAA Division – Mens Basketball Championship is being held at Intrust Bank Arena – March 15th and 17th, 2018! 

NCAA Open Practice Day is Wednesday, March 14th from 11 am – 620 pm.  Visit here for more information 

Sessions 1 and 2 are Thursday, March 15th 2018 and Session 3 is Saturday, March 17th 2018.  

Visit the Intrust Bank Arena Website for more details on Teams, Game times, and more!

There are some fun Fan Events near Intrust Bank Arena and in the Wichita Downtown Area!

For Parking tips, visit this link at downtownwichita.org for great ideas on Shuttles, the Q-LINE Trolley, Street Closures and more! 

Intrust Bank Arena Website intrustbankarena.com

 

12th Annual ICT St. Patrick’s Parade ~ *Saturday, March 17th 2018 Starts at 12:00 Noon

Join your friends and family for the 12th Annual ICT St. Patrick’s Parade!

Historic Delano – Wichita, Ks 

Saturday, March 17th 2018 ~ Starts at 12 Noon 

The Parade Route starts at Douglas and McLean and goes west to Douglas and Walnut

Parking is available at Lawrence Dumont Stadium, other available lots and side streets.

Parade T-shirts are available at $10 each ~ Adult sizes only ~ Small – 3x ~ Supplies are limited!  To order T-shirts, visit the “Contact Us” Page on the Delano St.Patrick’s Parade website! 

 Visit The Delano St. Patrick’s Parade Website for more info 

Follow The St. Patricks Parade on Instagram and Twitter for more updates and photos! 

Graphic Courtesy – 12th Annual ICT St. Patrick’s Parade