Monday, September 26, 2016

Area Happenings

Here are the upcoming events that the Gazette has been made aware of as of July 30, 2016.
September 23, 2016. To submit an item to the community events calendar, please email it to

September 29, 2016
Ives Chapel
Thankful Thursday
6-7 P.M.

October 1, 2016
Time: 4:30-10 P.M.
Location: 718 High Street  Baldwin City, KS

Bluegrass and BBQ
A party to benefit the Lumberyard Arts Center
5 P.M. Sky Smeed
A top Kansas singer-songwriter, Sky's album, Drive All Night, is "likely the best feel-good indie album to come out of Kansas in 2015." - Currentland

6 P.M. Truckstop Honeymoon
Voted 2016 Best Local Band in Lawrence, this multiple-award winning duo, Mike and Katie West, entertain you with family-friendly, high energy bluegrass and Americana music.

8 P.M. Wakarusa River Band
This group of musicians is dedicated to sharing our musical heritage. From old country to classic rock and new originals! Contemporary folk and rock n roll.

BBQ pulled pork, coleslaw, cheesy corn bake, desserts, lemonade and ice tea (Beer available in the Lotatorium for those 21 and over.

Free will donation for Smokin' BBQ Dinner and Drinks

October 1 and 8, 2016 

Winter Clothing Give Away
8-11 AM
Ives Chapel UMC
1018 Miami

ACT Ottawa brings Franklin County delicious chills and delicious food this October in our dinner theater "Night of One Acts".        

For those who are ready to start the Halloween season with something spooky and fun, here is an invitation to spend the evening with Franklin County's community theater group at Ottawa Municipal Auditorium at 301 S Hickory.  We will present the tale of "The Monkey's Paw" by Jacobs and Parker, "The Red Lamp" by Hilliard Booth, and Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm for seating on Friday October 7th and Saturday October 8th.  There will be a dinner theater option on Saturday October 8th, with doors open at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm meal.  Dinner will be catered by our own local Lillybelle's and will consist of a bread bowl with choice of Butternut & Pumpkin soup or Potato Chicken Chowder and a salad. For dessert, we will serve a wonderful slice of cheesecake with your choice of a chocolate, strawberry, or caramel drizzle.  The deadline for ordering dinner reservations is September 23.  We will close our run with a matinee show at 3pm, with doors open at 2:30pm.  Ticket purchasing information and pricing are available online at

October 8, 2016
Winter Clothing Giveaway
Neighbor Helping Neighbor

October 12, 2016
The Baldwin City Community Senior Mix will feature Becky and Danny McMillen, Storytellers, for the program at 2 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, 1018 Miami Street on Wednesday, October 12. The theme of the program is "Ghost Stories." All seniors from 55 to 105 in the Baldwin/area community are welcome to enjoy this fun and fellowship time with seniors of like interests. Fellowship and refreshment time will follow the program.

October 15 & 16, 2016

Maple Leaf Festival

11 A.M.  Parade begins
10:45 A.M. Children's Parade
Location: Downtown Baldwin City

October 27, 2016
Ives Chapel
Thankful Thursday
6-7 P.M.

Every 4th Thursday of the Month

10 A.M. - 11 A.M.
Mobile Food Bank
Baldwin City New Life Assembly of God
118 5th St
Baldwin City, KS
Stay in car, line up and drive through

Every Tuesday through October
Eudora Local Gardening Farmer’s Market
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Tuesdays 
 through October 2016
1402 Church Street
Eudora, KS. 
In the parking lot of Gene’s Hartland Foods. 
Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!

Every Wednesday through October
De Soto Farmer’s Market (Fresh Promise’s Market)
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wednesdays through October 2016 
at The Barn at Kill Creek Farm
9200 Kill Creek Road
De Soto, KS
 Local, fresh produce and foods offered by local growers and producers!

 Every Thursday through October
Cottin's Hardware Farmer's Market on Thursdays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm through September at Cottin's Hardware & Rental back parking lot - 1832 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS. Local vendors offer a variety of goods including produce, baked items, hot foods, meats, eggs, soaps, jams, jellies, herbs, fudge and much more!  

 Every Friday through October
Perry Lecompton Farmers' Market 
Fridays from 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
at Bernie's parking lot
24 Hwy and Ferguson Road
Perry, KS
Visit the market to find fresh vegetables, fruits, homemade jams and jellies, baked goods, honey, fresh cut flowers, farm fresh eggs, handmade crafts and more!

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