15th Annual PedalFest at Heartspring *Saturday, August 25th 2018

Heartspring will celebrate its 15th Annual PedalFest on Saturday, August 25th 2018, bringing together more than 600 cyclists!

Funds raised provide free and reduced services for the ever-deserving children in the Heartspring Pediatric Services.

PedalFest offers a route for every level of cyclist including a 100K, 50K, 25K, 5K Family Ride and a 60K Gravel Ride.  All rides begin and end on the Heartspring Campus.

After the ride, join Heartspring for the “Post Ride Celebration” to enjoy lunch and to visit the vendors. Kids can hang out in the “Tiny Rider Area” with inflatables, an obstacle course and participate in the trike decorating contest and sign making.

Join a friend’s Team, start your own or donate today!

See below for more information about this Event!

Graphic Credit – Heartspring

Don’t miss the Early Bird Special! Registration costs vary. T-shirts are included in your Registration with opportunities to win prizes including Gift Cards to a local bike shop of your choice, a beer stein, and a PedalFest Polo and Jersey.

The more you raise, the more you win!

Visit the PedalFest website for more information!  www.pedalfest.org



Saturday Spotlight – Reverie Roasters, Wichita, Ks

Wichita has lots of great Coffee Shops including Reverie Roasters

Reverie Roasters is located at 2202 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, Ks and Reverie Roasters-Cafe at The Kiva – 220 W. Douglas Ave, Suite 62, Wichita, Ks

Recently I stopped by Reverie for a Mocha and a Cinnamon roll, both were delicious!   The Cinnamon rolls are made fresh daily at Reveries Roasters – at Founders Bakery.

Reverie Roasters also serves Biscuits & Gravy, and a variety of Sandwiches, Soups, and Salads.  They also feature delicious Pastries and Bread Products from Founders Bakery.

The photos below were taken at The Reverie Roasters at 2202 E. Douglas, Wichita, Ks


I like to ask them for “Latte Art” – it always looks so pretty!

There are several seating options at the Reverie Roasters ( at 2202 E. Douglas )  This photo shows “one section” where you can sit.

Reverie Roasters currently has two locations and they are opening a new location at the Advanced Learning Library in Wichita, Ks on June 16th!

 For more information about Reverie Roasters and all they have to offer, visit their website at reverieroasters.com

Follow Reverie Roasters on Instagram @reverieroasters




Wichita Riverfest *June 1st – June 9th 2018

Its Riverfest time!  Join your family and friends for all of the fun Events that Riverfest has to offer!

Riverfest has many fun Events including the Sundown Parade, Twilights Pop Concert and Opening Nights Fireworks on Friday, June 1st, the Riverfest Classic Car Show June 8th – 9th, and daily Concerts at 3 Venues!   Be sure and stop by the Food Court for all kinds of delicious food!

Each day of the Festival brings many Events that the entire family will enjoy! For a full list of Events and Activities, visit their Day Calendar.

Be sure and download the Mobile app for the Riverfest, its called “Wichita Riverfest 2018” and it’s available for iPhone and Android.

Artwork Credit – Joe Worley

Be sure and buy a Riverfest Button to get into all the Concerts and most Events free for all 9 days!  Adult Riverfest Buttons are just $10, Children Riverfest Buttons: 6-12 years are $5 and Children 5 and younger get into the Events for Free.  You can purchase buttons at the festival gates or at some area retail locations.

Artwork Credit – Joe Worley


Artwork Credit – Joe Worley

 This photo was the Best of Show winner of the Riverfest 2017 Photo Contest – taken by Debbie Greene.

Photo Credit – Debbie Greene
 For more details on the Wichita Riverfest, visit their website at  wichitariverfest.com


Artwork Credit – Joe Worley



Fathers Day Car Show at the Sedgwick County Zoo – Sunday, June 17th 2018 8:30 am – 4 pm

Grab your crew, put the pedal to the metal, and cruise on out to the Sedgwick County Zoo for Father’s Day. See classic cars, antique autos, vintage hot rods, and new model cars while exploring your favorite animal exhibits at the Zoo!

Dads receive free admission when accompanied by a paying child.

Sunday, June 17th 2018 8:30 am – 4 pm

Sedgwick County Zoo – 5555 W. Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, Ks 67212

Graphic Credit – Sedgwick County Zoo

Online registration closes at midnight on June 15th. In person registration available at the Sedgwick County Zoo’s membership office from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 16th or 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 17th.  For more information on registration, visit this link scz.org/visitor_tickets-signature_zoo_events.

Photo Credit – Sedgwick County Zoo

For more information on this Event, visit the Sedgwick County Zoo’s website 



Mothers Day at the Sedgwick County Zoo – Sunday, May 13th 2018 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Join your Mom at the Sedgwick County Zoo on Mothers Day!

On Mother’s Day, Moms get free Zoo admission with any paid child admission!

And, on Mothers Day, plan on having Brunch with Mom at the Sedgwick County Zoo, they will a Pancake and Sausage Brunch by Chris Cakes from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., for just $5 a person!

 For more information on the Sedgwick County Zoo’s Events, visit their Website 

Sedgwick County Zoo – 5555 Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, Ks 67212

Photo Credit – Sedgwick County Zoo


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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