The SEK Humane Society’s 12th-annual Adopt-A-Thon will be held Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd. The shelter will be offering discounted adoption fees with dog adoptions reduced to $40 and cat adoptions reduced to $20. Some 150 animals are awaiting adoption. The shelter is located 2 1/4-miles west of 20th-Street & the U.S. Highway-69 Bypass in Pittsburg. Hours are Monday-Saturday 11am-4pm & Sunday 1pm-4pm. For more information call 1-620-231-1840.
The Barton County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale will be held Saturday, May 2nd at 8am at Lamar’s Moore Pavilion, located 1-block east of the Lamar square. It’ first come-first serve. Come early, they sell fast! The public is invited.
Pittsburg’s USD-250 will host “Coffee With The Superintendent” Friday, April 24th at 7:30am at Six-o-One Donut Shop, 601 South Broadway in Pittsburg. Join Pittsburg Superintendent of Schools Destry Brown to discuss the school district’s facilities planning or any other topic. The public is invited & urged to attend.
The 12th-annual Bill Coleman Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, April 25th at Four Oaks Golf Course in Pittsburg. It’s a benefit for the Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc.. Registration for the 4-person scramble begins at 7:30am with a shotgun start at 8:30am. For more information call 1-620-235-0067.
The 2nd-annual Paula Deen/Jimmy Houston Charity Auction & Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, May 2nd at Tong Farms near Jasper. The fishing tournament will be held from 8am-2pm. For more information call 1-417-394-3099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The dinner & auction begins at 6:30pm at 17389 Redbud Road. For more information call 1-417-394-3099 or visit pauladeen.com/live-events. Proceeds go to Deen’s Georgia-based Bag Lady Foundation and Lafayette House at 1809 South Connor Avenue in Joplin.
A Dodge Booster Club Fundraiser will be held Friday, April 24th from 3:30pm-7:30pm in the parking lot of the Frontenac Sports Complex. Jay Hatfield Dodge-Chrysler-Ram-Jeep will have a number of vehicles there for test drives. Dodge will donate $20 to the Frontenac High School Booster Club for every test drive that is taken, up to $5,000. Jay Hatfield will provide the vehicles & volunteers to held the school with the fundraising test drives. The public is invited to attend.
Frontenac’s Fire Department will hold a Project Graduation Pancake Feed Saturday, April 18th from 7am-Noon in the Frontenac school cafeteria. Donations will be accepted for pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice, milk & coffee. All proceeds will go to Frontenac High School’s Project Graduation.
The Southeast Kansas Recycling Center, Inc. will hold a 2-day free document shredding in honor of Earth Day. The shredding…Friday, April 24th & Saturday, April 25th from 9am-3pm at 615 South Joplin Street in Pittsburg…is available on a first come-first serve basis. Confidential documents will be shredded in a confidential manner. For more information call 1-620-231-8930.
The Superhero 5K Run/Walk Mile March will be held Saturday, April 25th on the PSU campus. Pre-registration is $20. Registration race day is $25 and begins at 7:30am with the race at 8am. Dress as your favorite Superhero. All proceeds go to the March of Dimes. For more information call Jordan at 1-620-704-5463 or visit email@example.com.
The 5th-annual Get Busy Livin’ 5K, Friendship Walk and Kid’s Fest will be held Saturday, April 18th at Hutchinson Field at the Pittsburg Middle School, 1310 North Broadway. The gates will open at 7:15am and the events will begin at 9am. Walk-up registration will be accepted on race day but will not guarantee a t-shirt. The event is held to honor the life & spirit of former Pittsburg High School and Kansas State University quarterback Dylan Meier. For more information visit getbusylivin.org.
The Barton County Chamber of Commerce annual Awards Banquet: A Black Tie Affair will be held Friday, April 17th at Memorial Hall, 1100 Broadway Street in Lamar. The social hour will begin at 6pm. Dinner will be served at 7pm followed by the awards presentation and an auction. For more information call 1-417-682-3595 or visit bartoncounty.com.
Pittsburg State University’s Korean Student Association will host Korean Culture Day on Wednesday, April 8. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cultural performances at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. This will include the traditional Korean fan dance, modern K-Pop dances, Nanta (Korean percussion), a traditional Korean children’s fairytale skit of Kongji and Patji, samulnori (traditional Korean instruments), and Taekwondo (Korean martial arts). The performances are free and open to the community.
Following the performances, a traditional Korean meal will be served at 7:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Campus Ministry (UMCM), 201 E. Williams St. The meal will be Korean barbecue, fried kimchi and rice. Tickets for the dinner are $5. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting Sumin Lee at 201-257-2820 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barton County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 4th-Thursday Music/Food on the Square Thursday, April 28th from 6pm-8pm at the bandstand on the west side of the Lamar Square. The public is invited to enjoy food & live music. For more information call 1-417-682-3595 or visit bartoncounty.com.
Pittsburg’s annual Big Bang Rockfest, to raise money for the city’s July 4th fireworks will be held Saturday, April 25th at T.J. Leland’s, THe Break, 505 & Bourbon Street. There’s a $10 entry fee. For more information call 1-620-231-8310 or visit pittks.org.
Musicians For Miracles will provide the entertainment for Music Mania, A Benefit For Cathy McDonald Edwards Saturday, April 18th starting at 1pm at Pickled Pete’s Bar & Grill and Varsity Sports Bar in Frontenac. There will be a shuffleboard tournament at 1pm with same-day registration from 11am-12:30pm. Also a silent auction & raffle. For more information call 1-620-230-5270 or 1-620-249-1339.