Womens Fair *February 17th – 19th 2017

Dont miss the Women’s Fair!

February 17th – 19th 2017

Expo Hall  Century ll  225 W Douglas Wichita, KS 67202

The Women’s Fair has something for everyone!

Showcasing the latest in fashion, home décor, food, fitness, hairstyles and beauty products, the 19th Women’s Fair Feb. 17-19 brings the most up-to-date trends to Wichita’s Century II. In addition to a business workshop, motivational speakers and health screenings, more than 300 exhibitors will offer something for everyone in a unique marketplace filled with thousands of ideas and products.

            More than two dozen stage shows will complement the exhibits with fashion and hair shows, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, on-stage contests, a model search, a Shocker Pride Fashion Contest, fitness workouts, Doggy Fashion Show and much more.

Womens Fair Feb 17th - 19th 2017
Graphic Courtesy of the Women’s Fair

Fair hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.

            Visit their website home page at womensfair.com for a $1-off coupon on adult tickets (print out and present at box office; electronic coupons not accepted). Spot’s Party Bus will again provide free door side transportation from Lawrence-Dumont Stadium parking lot.

For more info, visit The Women’s Fair website

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Kansas Day Celebration to feature Chisholm Trail Anniversary – Kauffman Museum, North Newton Ks *January 28th 2017



Kansas Day Celebration to feature Chisholm Trail Anniversary

The Kauffman Museum will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail during its annual Kansas Day Celebration on Saturday, January 28th at the museum in North Newton.

The event will feature a live longhorn, music, square dancing demonstrations, a cowboy and cowgirl parade, indoor and outdoor crafts, activities and demonstrations.

Celebrate Kansas Day begins at 11 a.m. with an hour-long presentation in Krehbiel Auditorium at Bethel College entitled “Head ‘Em Up & Move ‘Em Out,” by Jim Gray, executive director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame. Gray’s presentation is free.

All Fired Up BBQ food truck will sell food items following Gray’s presentation, beginning at noon.

Kauffman Museum - North Newton, Ks
Photo Courtesy Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau

From 1-4 p.m., Kansas Day activities will be held at the nearby Kauffman Museum. The family-friendly event is also free. Special demonstrations and activities include:

  • 1:15 p.m.: Square dancing demonstration by Circle Eight Square Dance Club
  • 2:15 p.m.: “The Chisholm Cattle Trail: The Rest of The Story,” a presentation by Gary and Margaret Kraisinger
  • 3:15 p.m.: Gospel and traditional bluegrass tunes by Jammin’ Biscuits
  • 3:45 p.m.: Cowboy and cowgirl parade – wear your best Western wear or make a vest at the museum

Indoor activities offered throughout the afternoon include knot making, cattle “stamp”ede, cowboy card toss, trick ropes, horse gear and tack display, “back in the saddle” photo op, a storytelling corner and “Memory Matters” handwriting activity.

Ongoing outdoor activities will include a walk on the actual Chisholm Trail with Brian Stucky, Wild West ropin’, cowpie tic-tac-toe, live longhorns, popcorn popping, a Native American teepee, blacksmith demonstration by Bill Moffitt, rope making, rope splicing, corn shelling, Dutch oven cooking demonstration, wagon rides with Country Boys Carriage and old-fashioned schoolyard games.

The event will also include a bake sale featuring homemade baked goods and a silent auction of antiques and collectibles, including six Remington paintings in color-artist’s proofs (1906), two antique revolvers dating from the turn of the century, a pair of antique cowboy spurs and a set of 16 U.S. National Park Service pamphlets (1930-1931).

Special Chisholm Trail anniversary merchandise will be available for purchase in the museum’s gift shop, while supplies last.

The Kauffman Museum is located on the campus at Bethel College at 27th and North Main in North Newton.

For more information call the museum at 316-283-1612 or the Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau at 316-284-3642 or go to tonewton.com/kansas-day.html.

Photo Courtesy Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau


Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show *January 20th – 22nd 2017

The 2017 Starbird-Devlin Charities Car Show

Celebrates 60 Years Tradition!

Friday, January 20th Noon – 10 pm,  Saturday, January 21st 10 a.m. to 10 p.m and Sunday, January 22nd 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Century II | 225 W. Douglas Ave, Wichita KS 67202

Tradition rich show draws people from all over the Midwest to help raise funds for two Local Wichita charities.

Celebrating the 60thth year this January, the annual Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show aims for their biggest show yet at Century II in downtown Wichita, January 20th – 22nd!

The annual car show that has been a Wichita tradition since 1957 when Darryl Starbird started the show.  In 2011, the show was purchased by a new local ownership group, Cars for Charities Co. a 501(c)(3) organization and turned the car show into a charity event.

The 2016 show set an all-time record charitable donation for the show raising a total of $150,000 for their two local Wichita charities.  Proceeds from the show were distributed equally to Starkey, Inc. and The Arc of Sedgwick County – each receiving $75,000 donations because of the show and its fundraising efforts.

Once again, the three-day show anticipates strong attendance with many attendees from outside of the Wichita city limits.  The tradition started by the new ownership group of letting children 11 & under in Free has bolstered the show to a strong family event where grandparents, parents and children attended together.  “It’s very gratifying to see two and sometimes three generations of family walking around the show together reminiscing over these wonderful classic cars that have been brought in from all over the country,” said Tim Devlin, board president, Cars for Charities and owner of Devlin Rod and Customs in Wichita.

“Then to top it off to be able to give a sizeable donation each year to our local charities and bring visitors and tourism to our great city makes all the hard work and sacrifice of our volunteer’s worth it.  We urge the entire city to come out and support this show.  Simply by attending the event, your dollars stay directly in this community and help support our charities.  This isn’t just another car show, this family event helps make the lives of individuals in Wichita and Kansas much, much better by the work of our charities.”

.  Tickets are currently on sale with discounted tickets available at Wichita area QuikTrip’s.

For ticket prices, visit the Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show website.

Starbird-Devlin- Rod & Customs Charities Car Show
Photo Courtesy Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show


Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show
Photo Courtesy – Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show


Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show
Graphic Courtesy Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show


For more information, visit the The Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Charities Car Show website

Annual Health Fair at GreenAcres Market – 2 locations *Saturday January 21st 2017 11 am – 2 pm

Join GreenAcres Market for their Annual Health Fair Saturday, January 21st 11 am – 2 pm.  This Event will be held at two Wichita GreenAcres locations:  21st and Maize – 10555 W 21st St N., Wichita, Kansas 67205 and Bradley Fair –  8141 E. 21st, Wichita, KS 67206.

Visit with local alternative health care practitioners and the knowledgeable GreenAcres staff as you continue your New Year’s resolutions!

Annual Health Fair at GreenAcres Market Saturday January 21st 2 locations in Wichita
Graphic Courtesy GreenAcres Market


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The Arc’s Lights run thru December 28th

The Arc’s Lights are now open!

November 24th – December 28th 2016

Enter from W. Douglas Ave at N. St Paul St (between West St & Meridian Ave).

The Arc’s Lights support programs for people with disabilities.  Bring your family to this wonderful drive-thru light display with over 100 “new” displays this year!

Fridays & Saturdays admission is $10 a carload (tax included). Advance tickets can be purchased at TheArcsLights.org or at area Quiktrips for only $8.00 (tax included).  Sundays – Thursdays admission is by donation.  Pre-purchased tickets can be used Sunday-Saturday.  Donations are always appreciated those evenings and every night.

The Arc’s Lights open at 5:30 pm every night.  Regular closing time is Sun – Thurs 9:00pm, Fri & Sat 10:00pm (and Dec 19, 20, 21, 22), and Christmas Eve 11:30 pm.

Santa photo nights will be every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday through Dec 23 (5:30 – 8:30pm). Other nights for Santa photos include:  Dec 19, 20, 21, 22 (5:30 – 8:30pm)  Printed photos with Santa are a $5 donation or take a photo with your camera for a donation.

Pet Photo Night will be December 15th  5:30-7:30pm

Photo Courtesy of The Arc’s Lights
Photo Courtesy of The Arc’s Lights

For more information:  TheArcsLights.org, Facebook and Twitter TheArcsLights – #TheArcsLights

Kids Cabaret for a Cause *Sunday, December 4th 2016 7 pm

Kid’s Cabaret for a Cause VI – Sunday, December 4, 2016

 The Independent School HS Auditorium

8317 East Douglas | Wichita, KS  67207

Ticket Donation $5 and cash donations would be greatly appreciated and gratefully received. An Angel Tree will be in the lobby to support a family this Holiday season.

The Studio will be hosting its 6th Kid’s Cabaret for a Cause to benefit The Christmas Crusade.  Previous Kid’s Cabs have raised money for The Treehouse, The Wichita Children’s Home, The Kansas Food Bank and Music Theatre Wichita. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with my students and we all love hosting these benefits for such worthy local causes.” Many of these Studio students performed in the 2016 Music Theatre Wichita season, including James Heinrichs who recently played Chip in Beauty and the Beast.  Other performers include Abby Jolicoeur and Cami Abraham, 2016 Finalists in the Voice of the Heartland vocal competition in Oklahoma. Abby was also the 2014 Winner of the Kansas Kids Got Talent competition and 2016 $1,000 Grand prize winner of the Voice of the Children competition.  In 2014, Studio student, Timothy TV Cao joined the Broadway cast of Matilda as a swing for the roles of Bruce and Tommy.  After in year in NYC, Timothy studied with the American Ballet Theatre in NYC and currently studies with ABT in Kansas City while continuing lessons at The Studio.

For more information about the Kids Cabaret and The 42nd Annual KFDI Christmas Crusade for Kids, visit the KFDI website.

Graphic Credit – Kids Cabaret For A Cause

About The Studio – Amy Menas Voice

The Studio – Amy Menas Voice, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas launched operations in 2006, is focused on providing private voice lessons and vocal and performance coaching for young people. Studio students have performed on Broadway in New York City, at regional productions and locally in several Music Theatre Wichita productions, as well as numerous community events and school projects. Boasting more than fifty students, ranging in age from seven to eighteen years old The Studio is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people and the audiences for whom they perform.

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