Category Archives: Art

Fort Scott Happenings by the Chamber of Commerce

Fort Scott Community College Program ranks #2 in Kansas!! (See press release flyer below for more information)
To see the full list of rankings of nursing programs, click this link: https://www.nursingexplorer.com/states/kansas
If you would like more information about the FSCC nursing program, click this link: www.fortscott.edu/nursing
Hedgehog.INK will be open on Sundays and Mondays from 1:00-5:00pm starting Sunday, July 7th.  During the month of August, adult fiction gently used books will be buy 2 get 1 free (see flyer below)
Horticulture Services in Fort Scott – Krista Harding, Horticulture Agent for the Southwind Extension District, has office hours at the Extension office inside the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday
In an effort to better serve residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding communities, Krista is there weekly to answer questions and offer advice on lawn and gardens, trees and shrubs, flowers and insect. Bring your spotted leaves, strange looking insects or wilted flowers and let her help you! This a free service and is available to all community members. Questions? Call 620-223-3720 (See flyer below)
Save the Date: 2019 Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation Fall Golf Classic 4-Person Scramble – Saturday, September 14th at Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 S. Horton in Fort Scott (See flyer below)
$200 per team includes green fees, cart & lunch. Deadline to enter is September 6th.

This fundraiser will help the Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation to support programs for our neighbors with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Allen, Bourbon, Neosho, and Woodson counties.

For more information, contact Tricia at 620-431-7401, ext. 230 or tcampbell@tvds.org

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Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows
& bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
16 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavilion,
1st & Main, 7pm

Friday Night Concert in the Park – Sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce

This week’s concert features Mike Lundeen on keyboard – eclectic style music, gospel and light classics. Come early and bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.  In the event of bad weather we will move to The Common Grounds Coffee Shop

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

17 Flicks on the Bricks: Beauty & The Beast – Live Action (sponsored by the City of Fort Scott) – Skubitz Plaza,
100 Old Fort Blvd, movie starts at sundown  (FREE ADMISSION)
17 Woodland Hills Golf Course 1 Person Scramble –
2414 S. Horton, 8am shotgun start

1-Person scramble where players may play a second ball on any shot; however, once played, the second shot must be used. The tournament will be flighted based on final score

$35/Woodland Hills member, $50/non-member – includes 18 holes of competition, prizes, lunch following play

Contact Shannon O’Neil at 620-223-5060

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Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products
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Begin the Begin (sounds of R.E.M.) concert at Boiler Room Brewhaus, 2 S. National Ave., Saturday, August 17th at 7pm

Tickets $10, on sale now at the Brewery, Visitors Center and the Chamber (231 E. Wall St.)

Visit www.boileroombrewhaus.com

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Heartland Showcase Boer Goar Sale – Bourbon County Fairgrounds, 2102 S. Huntington Blvd., 10am (See flyer below)

Heartland Showcase Boer Goat Sale, Sunday, August 18th at 10am. There will be viewing times for Saturday, August 17th at 4-6pm and Sunday, August 19th starting at 10am. This will be at the Bourbon Co. Fairgrounds on 2102 S. Huntington Blvd in Fort Scott. There will be a complimentary lunch from 11am-12pm

Consignors: Tate Farms, Thunder Boer Goats, Road 20 Farms, Criser Ranch, Sunflower Boer Goats, Anderson Boer Goat Acres, StripeBoers, Broken Trigger Boer Goats, Rock’n B Ranch, Quality Boer, Fanning Farms, and 4 Star Ranch

You may contact Lisa Stripe at 402-759-5497 or Jill Lanham at 402-984-8344
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Meet & Greet Abbie Hodgson – Candidate for Congress 2020 (See flyer below)

The public is invited to a Meet & Greet with Abbie Hodgson – Candidate for Congress 2020

When: Sunday, August 18th at 2pm
Where: Boiler Room Brewhaus, 2 S. National Ave., Fort Scott

Democrat Abbie Hodgson will seek the party’s nomination to challenge freshman GOP Rep. Steve Watkins in Kansas’ 2nd congressional district, which includes Lawrence, Topeka and Leavenworth

18 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus –
10 S. National, 3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of 8 teams, maximum of 5 members on a team)

$5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team. Pre-register at the tap room

19 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s Pizza, 10 N. Main,
12-1pm
19 Community Book Club – email Sara Coon for location: sibs1976@yahoo.com

August’s book is “The Drive”, by Teresa Bruce

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Story Time, hosted by the Fort Scott Public Library –
201 S. National, 10-11am

Join Miss Val and other local families for a themed story time, featuring 2-3 books read aloud, songs or fingerplays, craft, and snack, along with a play table for before and after the stories. All story times welcome any age children and teens
Some themes are based around seasons, holidays, and annual events, while others are chosen by regular attendees
For more information, visit fortscott.mykansaslibrary.orgor see our Facebook events page by clicking HERE
Enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and snacks related to our theme in the downstairs event room. Hope you can come. Tell your friends!
20 T.O.P.S Meetings held weekly on Tuesdays at Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 10:30am
20 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
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Respond to the Call – Give Blood! Fort Scott Community Blood Drive – Battle of the Badges (see flyer below)

Where: Fort Scott Community Blood Drive at Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Avenue
When: Tuesday, August 20th – 1pm-7pm
            Wednesday, August 21st – 9am-1pm

Please call 620-223-5946 to schedule an appointment

Visit redcrossblood.org. Download the Blood Donor app!

20 Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living,
3rd Tuesday of each month – 820 S. Horton, 2-4pm

Residents and public are invited the 3rd Tuesday of each month

20 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Tuesday evenings, 4-6pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds. We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

20 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main, 6-7pm
21 KDOT Local Consult Meeting (Southeast Region) – Independence Civic Center, 410 N. Penn Ave., Independence, KS 67301 – 9am-12pm

The public is welcome to attend and give input on future transportation projects

21 2019 Fort Scott Community College Business Expo –
2108 S. Horton

The purpose of this event is to display local resources to FSCC students and community. Also for FSCC to continue and/or create new relationships with local businesses

This is a free event with lots of exposure to students and the community. This is also a great opportunity to hire new employees or promote your business

If you would like your business to participate, call Kassie Cate, FSCC Student Activity Coordinator, at 918-801-5060

Complimentary coffee and pastries are available to participating businesses in the faculty lounge (north hall, labeled “Faculty Lounge” above the doorway)

Students will receive a stamp card that will be stamped at each table they visit. Students who visit twelve or more tables and turn in a stamp card will be entered to win raffle prizes

21 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,  308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
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Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
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TAG – Teen Advisory Group – Fort Scott Public Library –
201 S. National, 4:15-5:15pm

Join Teen Advisory Group members in the library events room. This event is exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snacks night, community service project, book club meeting, and craft night each month. Members can help the library develop programs, displays, and book collections that better serve teens! Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. See you at TAG, and bring your friends!
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Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee is being hosted by Ascension Via Christi Hospital Fort Scott
Location:  401 Woodland Hills Blvd.
22 Horticultural services at the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday – 210 S. National, 9am-3:30pm (See flyer below)

Krista Harding, Horticulture Agent for the Southwind Extension District, has office hours at the Extension office inside the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday. In an effort to better serve residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding communities, Krista is there weekly to answer questions and offer advice on lawn and gardens, trees and shrubs, flowers and insect. Bring your spotted leaves, strange looking insects or wilted flowers and let her help you! This a free service and is available to all community members. Questions? Call 620-223-3720

22 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
12pm-1pm
22 Meet & Greet with Congressman Steve Watkins at Boiler Room Brewhaus – 2 S. National, 4-5pm

The public is invited to a meet & greet with Congressman Steve Watkins at Boiler Room Brewhaus at 4pm

Visit Congressman Steve Watkins’ website HERE

22 Recognition of Dick Hedges – 50 years as Tribune guest writer – Hedgehog.INK Book Store, 16 S. Main St.,
4:30-6pm; remarks at 5:15pm (See flyer below)

The public is invited to a reception honoring Dick Hedges as a 50-year guest writer of the Fort Scott Tribune. Dick writes a weekly Saturday article of human interest and everyday happenings

22 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center,
735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm

Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize

22 A Star is Born, or Died – Boiler Room Brewhaus,
2 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from
7-9pm for karaoke fun. Cheer on your favorite local star!

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Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows
& bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
23 Author Talk and Book Signing with Rebecca Thesman at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main St., 6-7pm (see flyer below)

Meet and greet author Rebecca Thesman. There will be an author talk, Q & A, and booksigning. Her book will be available for purchase in the bookstore. Light refreshments will be served. Visit www.facebook.com/hedgesbookstore/

23 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavilion,
1st & Main, 7pm

Friday Night Concert in the Park – Sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce

This week’s concert features the Apostolic Church Acapella Choir. Come early and bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.  In the event of bad weather we will move to The Common Grounds Coffee Shop

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

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Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products
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Southeast Kansas Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Gorilla Village, Pittsburg, KS, 8am (See flyer below)

Help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Walk in honor of or in memory of someone with Alzheimer’s disease. This is a community event for all ages. No entry fee. Walkers who register and raise at least $100 receive the event T-shirt. 1-mile walk route. Please register online at alzwalkseks.org. Event day registration starts at 8:00 a.m., Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m., Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.
For more information, click HERE

24 7th Annual Fort Scott National Cemetery #1 Wreath Ride – Registration at 3rd & Main St. from 9-10am

The 7th Annual ride in support of the Wreath Across America Project in Ft. Scott National Cemetery #1. All vehicles are welcome. All proceeds go towards the purchase of a wreath for our nation’s finest buried at Ft. Scott National Cemetery

Registration: 3rd & Main St., Fort Scott, KS, 9-10:30am

$35/bike, $50/truck – includes 1 meal & 1 t-shirt, 2 chances for Grand Prize (American Flag Knife). Extra meal $7.50, additional t-shirts $20.00. Drawing for a Sig Sauer M17 & 1911 Pistol donated by Fort Scott Gun & Pawn

For more information contact Kevin Wagner: 620-215-2174

24 Benefit Fundraiser for the Leatherman Family – Bourbon County 4-H Building, 2102 S. Huntington in Fort Scott, 5-8pm

Benefit Fundraiser for the Leatherman family – Saturday, August 24th, 5-8pm, at the Bourbon County 4-H Building, 2102 S. Huntington in Fort Scott.

Meal (free will donation): pulled pork, beans, skillet potatoes, served from 5-6:30pm

Live auction –  6:30pm (if you would like to donate auction items, contact Wilma Hibdon: 620-224-0707

Cornhole Tournament immediately after the auction – $20 per team

Leanne was diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer. Mark and Leanne have been travelling back and forth to Joplin for chemo treatments and doctor’s appointments. Surgery to remove her tumors was done with good results. The Leatherman’s have been lifelong 4-H supporters and Fair Board members. Please come out and join us in supporting this wonderful family!

Cherry Jammers Perform at Friday Night Free Concert

The Friday Night Free Concert at Heritage Park this week will feature the Cherry Jammers music ensemble from the Cherry Grove Baptist Church.

It is held at 7 p.m. at the corner of Main and First Street in downtown Fort Scott.

“This group is one of our favorites who have performed for us for many years,” Ralph Carlson, event organizer for the Chamber of Commerce, said. “The group sings hymns and gospel classics. The group combines vocal and various musical instruments.”

Come early and bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.

In the event of bad weather the event will move to The Common Grounds Coffee Shop on Main Street.

What’s Happening in Fort Scott By the Chamber of Commerce

Fort Scott Community College Program ranks #2 in Kansas!! (See press release flyer below for more information)
To see the full list of rankings of nursing programs, click this link: https://www.nursingexplorer.com/states/kansas
If you would like more information about the FSCC nursing program, click this link: www.fortscott.edu/nursing
Hedgehog.INK will be open on Sundays and Mondays from 1:00-5:00pm starting Sunday, July 7th. During the month of July, children’s gently used books are
buy 2 get 1 free. During the month of August, adult fiction gently used books will be buy 2 get 1 free

Benefit Bass Fishing Tournaments & Raffles for Class of ’91 Grad Chad Elmer – Entry fees will go toward’s Chad’s upcoming expenses and prize money. Raffles include fishing and outdoor gear, ammo, an AR15 gun, and more! (See flyer below for complete details)

Due to the popularity of the Trailblazers program, The Fort Scott National Historic Site will be repeating the program for a second week from August 12-16. The workshop will be the same as the one held the previous week, except that 12 additional children will be able to participate
This program is open to youth ages 9-12. It will begin at 8:30 am and end at noon each day and there is no charge for the day camp. Registration is underway. To sign-up, contact Fort Scott National Historic Site at (620) 223-0310 or e-mail your name and phone number to: fosc_interpretation@nps.gov
Horticulture Services in Fort Scott – Krista Harding, Horticulture Agent for the Southwind Extension District, has office hours at the Extension office inside the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday
In an effort to better serve residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding communities, Krista is there weekly to answer questions and offer advice on lawn and gardens, trees and shrubs, flowers and insect. Bring your spotted leaves, strange looking insects or wilted flowers and let her help you! This a free service and is available to all community members. Questions? Call 620-223-3720
Save the Date: 2019 Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation Fall Golf Classic 4-Person Scramble – Saturday, September 14th at Woodland Hills Golf Course,
2414 S. Horton in Fort Scott (See flyer below)

$200 per team includes green fees, cart & lunch. Deadline to enter is September 6th.

This fundraiser will help the Friends of Tri-Valley Foundation to support programs for our neighbors with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Allen, Bourbon, Neosho, and Woodson counties.

For more information, contact Tricia at 620-431-7401, ext. 230 or tcampbell@tvds.org

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Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
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Medicalodges of Fort Scott is holding a Pulled Pork Fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on Friday, July 26th from 10am-2pm (See flyer below)

Menu: Pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, chips, cookie… $5

– Drive up to the south end of building (915 S. Horton) for your order to be brought to you
– Any order with 10 or more dinners can be delivered if requested
– You may call your order in ahead of time: 
620-223-0210
 
26 2019 Chamber Golf Classic 4-Person Scramble – Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 S. Horton, 11am registration, chipping contest & lunch, 12pm tee-off (See flyer below)

Join us for the Chamber Golf Classic – always a great time and fun tournament! Prizes, raffles, and hole challenges!

To register a team and/or sponsorship, click HERE

26 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavillion, 1st & Main St., 7-8pm

This Friday’s concert at the Gazebo downtown will feature “Forever Family”. Jim Dillow, brother, Ernie Dillow and sister, Shirley Showalter started singing together about 6 years ago.  They felt God leading them to share the gospel message of hope and love through music and testimony.  Forever Family enjoyed singing at the Gazebo for the last 3-4 years.  In December of 2017 Jim was suddenly taken to his heavenly home.  They discontinued their ministry at that time as the loss of their Godly and inspiring brother was so heartbreaking and overwhelming.  Recently God has opened doors for Ernie and Shirley to sing together again.  Friday evening will be their first full concert since Jim’s passing.  They, along with Jim’s wife, Susan, are dedicating this performance to the memory and legacy of their brother and husband.  They look forward to sharing; knowing God always has a plan for our lives.  Ernie and Shirley will continue to praise God and seek His guidance for future ministry

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net
26 Flagship Romance performing at Liberty Theatre Patio – 113 S. Main St. 8-10pm

Shawn & Jordyn are returning to Fort Scott to perform music from their new album “Concentric”, along with some favorites from previous albums. Tickets are $10, seating is limited

To purchase tickets, contact:
– Deb: 620-224-8650
– Terri: 620-224-7221
– Kate: 620-224-4442

Watch a Flagship Romance video HERE

27 Benefit Bass Fishing Tournament for Class of ’91 Grad Chad Elmer (See flyer below)

CLICK HERE VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE HERE FOR FULL DETAILS:

Everyone who knows Chad Elmer and and for those of you who do not –  He was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and they found a couple spots on the liver. He is under going some pretty aggressive chemo therapy treatment

Check-in 5:15 am @ 223 N National Ave. Ft.Scott
Tournament starts @ 6:00 am sharp (everyone starts here no early sign ins)
Weigh – in 3:00 pm @ 223 N National Ave. Ft. Scott

Entry will be $25/person. 50% of the entry fees will go to Chad to help with his up coming expenses and the other 50% will go to prize money

2 or 3 person teams, however you choose. Pay out for 1st and 2nd place for biggest stringer and pay out for the biggest Bass. Fish must be 15″ minimum to weigh in and MUST BE ALIVE!

Contact Justin Daly: 620-215-3849 with any questions

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Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products
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 Fort Scott National Historic Site’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is looking for clues during the Fort’s “Texting and Twitter – 1840’s Style” on Saturday, July 27, from 10 am until 3 pm. Open to all ages

“Texting and Twitter – 1840s style” will give you clues into historic methods of communication including quill pen and ink well letter writing, deciphering messages in Morse code, and composing a ‘tweet’ for a historic news story

All programs are free and open to the public. To participate, stop by the visitor center

The site exhibit areas and visitor center are open daily from 8 am -5 pm daily. The park grounds are open daily from ½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour after sunset

Visit our website at www.nps.gov/fosc

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Rollin’ For Sami – Cancer Benefit Ride (See flyer below)
Sami Milburn is a 2015 graduate of FSHS who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in June 2018. When diagnosed, Sami was a junior in college. She has had to put her education, and her career as a hairdresser, on hold while being treated at KU Medical Center. All proceeds from this ride will be going to help Sami fight her cancer

When: July 27th, 2019
Registration: 9-10:30am

Where: Fort Scott, KS
Start: 5 Corners Gas Station
Stops include: His & Hers in Walnut, The American Legion in Cherokee, and The Pink Pickle in Girard

Etc: $25 to ride (two or four wheels), shirts for the first 50 riders, silent auction, and Copperhead Nation to play at conclusion of ride!

Visit the “Rollin’ For Sami” Facebook page by clicking this link:  https://www.facebook.com/Rollin-For-Sami-345127172851873/

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Cinema Saturdays at the Gordon Parks Museum – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, 12-2pm

The Gordon Parks Museum will show the films of Gordon Parks on Saturdays this summer starting on June 8 at 12:00 p.m. in the museum on the FSCC campus.  This free event will feature Mr. Parks’ films and one of Kevin Willmott’s films
27 The Wayward Bettys benefit concert for Fort Scott Paws & Claws Animal Shelter at Boiler Room Brewhaus – 2 S. National, 7pm (See flyer below)

This is a benefit concert raising funds for Fort Scott Paws & Claws Animal Shelter

Tickets are $10 in advance & may be purchased at the following:
– Fort Scott Paws & Claws Animal Shelter – 8 N. Judson
– Boiler Room Brewhaus – 2 S. National Ave.
– Chamber of Commerce – 231 E. Wall St.

28 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus –
10 S. National, 3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of 8 teams, maximum of
5 members on a team)

$5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team.
Pre-register at the tap room

30-31 Summer Reading Program: Superheroes & Sci-Fi –
FS Public Library, 201 S. National, 10am-12pm

With guest author Cathy Werling

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T.O.P.S Meetings held weekly on Tuesdays at Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 10:30am
30 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
30 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Tuesday evenings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds. We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

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Economic Development Priority Planning Session – Bourbon County Commission Room, 210 S. National Ave., 1st Floor, County Courthouse, 5:30-7pm

Economic Development Director will be presenting findings of community assessments and ask for feedback into setting priorities.
We will ask:
Where do you want to see our community 5-10 years from now?
What, from your perspective, will move our county forward?
What are our strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities?
What are the urgent (if any) needs right now?
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Dine & Donate event at Papa Don’s to benefit Walk to End Alzheimer’s (See flyer below)

On July 31st Papa Don’s will donate 10% of your dining bill (dine-in OR carry-out) to Walk To End Alzheimer’s in Southeast Kansas

Visit the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s website HERE
Visit Papa Don’s website HERE
31 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,  308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
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Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
31 Teen & Tween Summer Reading Wrap-Up: Harry Potter Birthday Party – FS Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 5-6pm
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Shoe Voucher Bingo Fundraiser at Community Christian Church – 1919 S. Horton, 6:30-9:30pm (See flyer below)

Back to School Shoe Vouchers!!
Join us for a night of fun to help area students in need receive a $15 voucher for back to school shoes.  In recent years we have provided for students K-5th but want to expand that grade range to include MS & HS students as well

$10 donation for a 10 game pack with 3 cards on each game. Light concession will also be available
Visit CCC’s website: http://www.cccfortscott.com/

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Iraq in the Bible – First Southern Baptist Church,
1818 S. Main, 6:30pm

A special presentation of “Iraq in the Bible” will be held at Fort Scott’s First Southern Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 31st beginning at 6:30 pm. The church is located at 1818 South Main in Fort Scott. This interactive video presentation will look at the history, archaeology, and prophecies of Iraq. Israel is the most mentioned nation in the Bible. Iraq is the second most mentioned nation in the Bible. However, it is not called Iraq. Instead, Iraq is known as Nineveh, Babylon, Shinar, Assyria, Ur of the Chaldees, and Mesopotamia. Chaplain James Collins, a retired U.S. Army Chaplain, visited all of the historic locations. Chaplain Collins will be your guide through the land of Iraq. You are invited to attend this special free presentation. Bible Study small groups are welcome. For more information, call Fort Scott’s First Southern Baptist Church at
(620) 223-2986

Art is Ageless Winners

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village artists among
Art is Ageless
® masterpiece level winners

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — Three winning artists in Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2020 Art is Ageless calendar produced by PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America).

Carpenters Bluff Bridge,” a photograph by Paul Milks; “Church on the Mountain Side,” a painting by Glenda Stevicks; and “Nature,” a sculpture/3-D entry by Tony Fornelli, will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall. “Bright Journey,” a fiber arts entry by Carolyn Munsell, will be featured on the new pull-out postcards included in the 2020 calendar.

In addition, “His Name is Jesus,” a needlework by Charlotte Kite, will be featured on the Art is Ageless greeting cards.

Works by local winners are automatically entered into a masterpiece level competition with winning art from 16 other PMMA communities. More than 190 entries were received for this year’s masterpiece competition. The winners are featured in the Art is Ageless calendar with pull-out postcards and greeting cards.

 

Art is Ageless, open exclusively to people age 65 and older, is a copyrighted program of PMMA. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years.

PMMA’s Art is Ageless program encourages Fort Scott Presbyterian Village residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through its annual competition, as well as art classes, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions throughout the year.

Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of PMMA’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health. Residents and friends of PMMA’s Art is Ageless program are proving that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.

For more information about Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, contact Becky Kellum, marketing director, at 620-223-5550 or rkellum@pmma.org. For more on Art is Ageless, visit ArtIsAgeless.org.

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Highlights of LibraryCon 2019

Submitted by Valetta Canon
Fort Scott Public Library held its very first LibraryCon event on July 20, from 10 am to 2 pm at the library. It began with cookie decorating for kids with Martha Scott as Tabitha Twitchett. Children painted cookies, let them dry while listening to a story, and then consumed their masterpieces.
Martha Scott decorates cookies with children at LibraryCon.
 
Meanwhile, local authors Cathy Werling and James Collins began speaking with people downstairs, with Werling helping kids make little “buckets” to fill with kindness, in her ongoing quest to help children realize they can be everyday heroes.
Cathy Werling prepares for children with her books and activities.
Collins shared some of his humor and interesting observations, for which his book is known, and both authors sold several books throughout the day.
James Collins waits at his author’s table to sign and sell his books.
Meanwhile, Professor Allen Twitchell, dressed as historical figure Alan Quatermain, kept incoming attendees entertained.
Some people stopped by a photo station to have their pictures taken with various props or to play games from different fandoms. Many attendees grazed on chocolate molds of famous movie and television show icons, cheese balls, gummy lifesavers, and superhero graham cookies, served at the refreshments table. Also served was cold bottled water, donated by G & W Cash Saver of Fort Scott.
Nancy Linnenbrink, Kassandra Farr, Angel Farr, and volunteer Ashley Cannon hang out Anime Alley for children’s activities.
 
Upstairs, Dominic Cannon and Jo Goodbody manned a tabletop gaming table, and at 10:30 am, Susan Messer began a Children’s Literature Trivia session, which covered 20 questions on the topic and lasted for an hour. In the end, Jayce Warner won, receiving a trophy and prize.
 
In the young adult book area, 11-year-old Ashley Cannon, dressed as a character named Pidge from the animated series, Voltron, led kids in several anime-related activities, including the game “Name That Pokémon,” a foam Poké Ball craft, and a Voltron helmet craft.
In the children’s room, Taylor Qualls, dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and 9-year-old Kaylee Cannon, dressed as Joy from the movie “Inside Out” led children to color bookmarks and coloring pages, and to make a covered rose craft. They were also invited to build something with piles of building blocks or to play with a cardboard space shuttle control center and the space shuttle, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. 
Madalynn Miner and another child color in Cartoon Corner with volunteer Taylor Qualls, dressed as Belle.
 
Soon after the cookies were cleaned up, a tea party began with the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Alice, and the White Rabbit in attendance.
Angela Bin, dressed as the Queen of Hearts, reads an Alice in Wonderland story to the children at the Mad Hatter Tea Party.
Children chose between hot and cold tea and a variety of shortbread cookies, then listened to an abbreviated Alice in Wonderland story read by the Queen of Hearts, played by Angela Bin. Levi Bin played the Mad Hatter, Emma Bin was Alice, and the White Rabbit was played by Brooklyn Miller. 
 
Many of the tea party attendees came upstairs after the party for the kid’s activities, most of whom decided to participate in Miss Val’s digital scavenger hunt, which challenged teams to photograph everything listed for the hunt in 15 minutes or less. Two teams tied for the win. 
 
At 12:45 pm, a group of kids, teens, and one adult lined up in the downstairs computer room to show off their LibraryCon costumes for the library’s first costume contest.
First, six children in the ages 0 – 11 years category paraded before judges Angela Bin, Allen Twitchell, and Brenda Buehler. Madalynn Miner was the winner, with her Little Red Riding Hood costume.
Next, three in the ages 12 – 17 years category showed off their costumes, with Jo Goodbody taking home a trophy and prize for his king costume. Finally, one adult, Taylor Qualls, claimed her prize for her Belle outfit.
Professors Allen Twitchell, dressed as Alan Quatermain, and Harold Hick, dressed in a Star Trek outfit, pose together before heading to their respective workshops.
Also winning trophies and prizes were Kaylee Cannon for Most Unique Costume, Brooklyn Miner for Funniest Costume, and Kimberly McBoon for Most Beautiful Costume.
 
Soon after, upstairs, Allen Twitchell led a round of sports trivia, for which Brenda Buehler won the trophy and prize.
At 1 p.m., Professor Harold Hicks began a creative writing workshop with a group of young people in the event room, and at 1:30, Professor Allen Twitchell led a workshop upstairs on how to create a historical character. 
Professor Harold Hicks leads children in a creative writing workshop in the library event room.
 
The library staff have declared this first installment of LibraryCon a success, based on participation and attendee feedback, and plan to hold an event next year, likely around the same time of year.
If you are interested in being a guest author or artist, speaker or volunteer, or would like to donate prizes, food, etc. for the event, please contact the library at (620)223-2882, visit in person, or email vcyouthlib@gmail.com.
Professor Allen Twitchell leads a workshop on how to create a historical character in the library’s upstairs seating area.
Kaeli Watkins, Brooklyn Miller, and volunteers Dominic Cannon and Jo Goodbody gather around the gaming table upstairs.

Chamber Coffee at the Empress Event Center July 25

WEEKLY CHAMBER COFFEE REMINDER
Join us for Chamber Coffee
Hosted by:

Bourbon County E-Community
Location:

Empress Event Center, 7 N. Main St.
Thursday, July 25, 2019  at 8:00 a.m.
Chamber members and guests are encouraged to attend for networking, community announcements, and to learn about the hosting business or organization.
Members may pay $1 to make an announcement about an upcoming event, special/sale/discount, or news of any kind.
Upcoming Coffees:
August 1 – OPEN – CALL TO SCHEDULE
August 8 – State Farm/Meeks Law Firm (RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY TO FOLLOW)
August 15 – Craw-Kan
August 22 – Ascension Via Christi Fort Scott

A Memorable Night with Gordon Parks

 

The Gordon Parks Museum has been such an inspiring addition to Fort Scott Community College and the community. Recently, the Gordon Parks Museum has graciously obtained new additions to the museum from the Mercy Fort Scott Foundation. The new additions will be revealed at the “Night at The Gordon Parks Museum” event on July 25th.

“This fundraiser event will be a very fun evening with great opportunity to see the grand viewing of our newest addition to the museum, the Gordon Parks collections from the Mercy-Fort Scott Foundation Board. Event participants will also be able to enjoy some great music from Blues Guitarist, Lem Sheppard as he will be performing throughout the night. We will have some great silent auctions items and a 50/50 raffle. This fundraiser event is a great way to help support one of our unique treasures we have in our community, the Gordon Parks Museum.” said Kirk Sharp, Executive Director of the Gordon Parks Museum.

Doors will open for the event at 6 pm Thursday night and Lem Sheppard will begin to perform at 6:30 pm. Heavy hors derves will be served and a cash bar will be available. Tickets to the event will be $15 prior to the event that can be purchased at the museum. Tickets will then be $20 at the door the night of the event. For more information, please contact Kirk Sharp at 620.223.2700 ext. 5850 or email him at kirks@fortscott.edu. You can also follow the museum on Facebook.

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What’s Happening In Fort Scott July 5

2019 Chamber Golf Classic 4-Person Scramble – Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 S. Horton, July 26th, Registration: 11am, Tee-Off 12pm  (See flyer below)

For more information or to register, click HERE

Google Livestream: Get Productive with Google’s Digital Tools – hosted by the Chamber of Commerce- Lowell Milken Center, 1 S. Main, Tuesday, July 17th from
11am-12pm   TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
This workshop will be good information for literally anyone – from teachers, to business owners, to a DIY’er who likes to stay organized!
What’s to be expected:
– How Google’s office productivity tools-including Gmail, Calendar, Drive and other apps-can boost productivity
– Tips and tricks for getting more out of the tools, and how to use them most efficiently.
– Creative ways to accomplish a variety of tasks for your professional and personal projects in your everyday life
Kids Eat Free Lunch At The Keyhole, noon to 1pm,
Mon.-Fri., now through July 26th!! 10th & Main St., across from the Fort Scott High School

Sack lunches will be provided to those under 18. Children check in, no need to give names, and then pick up a lunch of shelf-stable meals. Open to all kids, regardless of income; no need to reside in Fort Scott

Hedgehog.INK will be open on Sundays and Mondays from 1:00-5:00pm starting Sunday, July 7th. The bookstore will also be open on the 4th of July holiday from 10am-4pm. During the month of July, children’s gently used books are buy 2 get 1 free. During the month of August, adult fiction gently used books will be buy 2 get 1 free

Benefit Bass Fishing Tournaments & Raffles for Class of ’91 Grad Chad Elmer – Entry fees will go toward’s Chad’s upcoming expenses and prize money. Raffles include fishing and outdoor gear, ammo, an AR15 gun, and more! (See flyer below for complete details)

Horticulture Services in Fort Scott – Krista Harding, Horticulture Agent for the Southwind Extension District, has office hours at the Extension office inside the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday.
In an effort to better serve residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding communities, Krista is there weekly to answer questions and offer advice on lawn and gardens, trees and shrubs, flowers and insect. Bring your spotted leaves, strange looking insects or wilted flowers and let her help you! This a free service and is available to all community members. Questions? Call 620-223-3720
5-6
NO SALE THIS WEEKEND DUE TO HOLIDAY
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at
10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
5-7 Patriots Classic Baseball Tournament, hosted by FSHS

For more info, contact Josh Regan at: jregan@usd234.org

5 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavillion, 1st & Main St., 7-8pm

This week’s concert features three of the regular contributors to the Friday Night Concert Series. First, Marilyn Adcock (on vocal, guitar and autoharp), who does a mix of classic folk, gospel and traditional music. Second, David Pricket (vocal and guitar), doing classic country, gospel hymns and traditional music. Third, The Sekanaires Gospel Quartet with Ray Mauck (singing & bass), Curtis Ramsey (singing/lead tenor), Steve Bell (singing lead, harmony, occasional guitar), and Ralph Carlson (singing baritone, guitar). The Sekanaires have existed since the 1960’s and have a mixed repertoire of gospel, hymns and folk gospel

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited. In the event of bad weather, the concert will move to Common Ground Coffee Co., 116 S. Main St.

6-7
Sights & Sounds of 1840’s Military Fireworks! – Fort Scott National Historic Site
The Independence Day celebration continues on July 6 and 7 as you discover the rich history and significance of the fort.  Experience frontier cooking demonstrations, play period games, see mock artillery and weapons drills, and explore the prairie grass as the fort comes to life before your eyes
Saturday, July 6
10:00 am – Prairie Walk
12:00 pm – An Arm and a Leg: 1840s Medical Program
1:00-3:00 pm – Let the Games Begin-Historic Games station
3:00-4:30 pm – Going Green: Historic Gardens station
4:00 – Flag Retreat

Sunday July 7
11:00 am – Guided Tour of the Fort
12:00 pm – A Hearty Grip
1:00 pm – Guided Tour
2:00 pm – Democracy Run Wild
3:00 pm – The Price of War
4:00 pm – Flag Retreat

6
Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products
6
Cinema Saturdays at the Gordon Parks Museum – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, 12-2pm

The Gordon Parks Museum will show the films of Gordon Parks on Saturdays this summer starting on June 8 at 12:00 p.m. in the museum on the FSCC campus.  This free event will feature Mr. Parks’ films and one of Kevin Willmott’s films
7 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus –
10 S. National, 3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of
8 teams, maximum of 5 members on a team)

$5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team. Pre-register at the tap room

7 Fort Scott Chamber Music Series, sponsored by
BB County Arts Council and Key Charitable Trust

This concert will include flute, harp, cello, bass and voice. Soprano Vanessa Thomas (who will appear in this concert) was featured by The Kansas City Symphony last December during their series of holiday concerts

Featured Musicians: Rebecca Dunnell – Flute; Jim Palmer – Harp; Vanessa Thomas – Soprano; Ben Clinesmith – Cello; Kathleen Clinesmith – Bass

8 2019 Youth Theater Camp starts (4 weeks) – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center,
2018 S. Horton, 9am-12pm

The camp is free to all area youth ages 6 to 17 and runs from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday beginning with introductions and auditions July 8. Speaking roles are available for 26 young actors, but everyone attending the camp will be utilized. Enrollment is open by attending the first day of camp July 8. Late enrollees also will be accepted the first week of camp only

A 40-minute play, “To Be A Star”, will be presented August 1st & 2nd at the Ellis Fine Arts Center. In addition to rehearsing the play, camp participants will receive instruction in theater basics and the chance to engage in theater exercises

Contact Allen Twitchell at 620-218-2147 or allent@fortscott.edu

8 Forget Me Not Fellowship at Integrity Home Care
& Hospice- 902 S. Horton, 2-pm

Forget Me Not Fellowship – Hope and Healing One Day at a Time:
Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month. At Integrity, we know the passage through grief is tough and can lead to a time of intense soul searching. That’s why we’re here for you when it matters most. You don’t have to bear the burden of doing it all alone. We provide care that never stops – for our clients, and for their families. As you continue your journey, join us for fellowship and support

For more info, contact 620-223-1191 ext. 17805 (See flyer below)

8 USD-234 Board of Education Meeting – 424 S. Main St., 5:30-6:30pm
9-10 Summer Reading Program – FS Public Library,
201 S. National, 10-11am

“Animal Tales” with guest Jan Hedges

9 T.O.P.S Meetings held weekly on Tuesdays at Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 10:30am
9 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
9 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Tuesday evenings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

9 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Express Employment Professionals, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce – 119 S. Main St., 5:15pm (See flyer below)

Ceremony begins at 5:15pm, with remarks and ribbon cutting at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served

9 Historic Preservation Association of BB County Meeting – Old Congregational Church, 502 S. National Ave., 7-8pm

Great fellowship, refreshments, and a door prize – hope you can attend!

10 Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center (2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month) – 735 Scott Ave., 9-10am

Come drink some coffee and play some bingo at Buck Run.  Staff will provide the bingo cards, the caller, and coffee.  Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

10 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,  308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
10
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
10 Summer Reading Program for Middle & High School Students – FS Public Library, 201 S. National, 4-6pm – “Crafts & Creative Writing”
11-14 2019 FSCC Summer Showcase Baseball Tournament

For more info, CLICK HERE  or contact John Hill: jhill@fortscott.edu

11
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Hedgehog.INK
Location: 16 S. Main St.
11 Horticultural services at the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday – 210 S. National, 9am-3:30pm

Krista Harding, Horticulture Agent for the Southwind Extension District, has office hours at the Extension office inside the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday. In an effort to better serve residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding communities, Krista is there weekly to answer questions and offer advice on lawn and gardens, trees and shrubs, flowers and insect. Bring your spotted leaves, strange looking insects or wilted flowers and let her help you! This a free service and is available to all community members. Questions?
Call 620-223-3720

11 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
12pm-1pm
11 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm

Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize

11
Rotary Social – Trivia Night at Boiler Room Brewhaus – 2 S. National Ave., 6-8pm

Rotarians, Guests, and Potential Rotarians:

Join us for a Rotary Social and Trivia!
Come whether you want to play trivia or not! Boiler Room Brewhaus offers a variety of both alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. They also sell light snacks, or you may order from a nearby restaurant and bring in food, including Papa Don’s which delivers to the Brewhaus. Cost is $5 per person

11 A Star is Born, or Died – Boiler Room Brewhaus,
2 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm for karaoke fun. Cheer on your favorite local star!

12-13
Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
12-13 2019 Bourbon County Fair ACRA/IPRA Rodeo

For a full schedule of Fair and Rodeo events, click https://www.southwind.k-state.edu/fairs/bourbon-county/Bourbon%20County%20Fair%20Schedule.pdf

To visit the rodeo website, click http://acrarodeo.com/events.aspx

To visit Bourbon County Fair’s website, click http://www.bourboncountyfair.com/

12 YPL First Friday Luncheon (Young Professional’s League of Bourbon County) – Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main St., 12-1pm

Join us for the YPL First Friday Luncheon, open to YPL members or anyone interested in the organization

12 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Heritage Park Pavillion, 1st & Main St., 7-8pm

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited. In the event of bad weather, the concert will be moved to Common Ground Coffee at 116 S. Main St.

13-14 Marmaton Massacre Festival – Gunn Park Trails, Fort Scott

Saturday: 12pm-10pm, Sunday: 9am-3pm

This is a great weekend of riding, racing, free camping, food, live entertainment, etc. Once again, our event sponsor, Erik’s Bike & Board, will be onsite for tune-ups and demo bikes available

Online registration is open at https://www.usacycling.org/events?type=MTN&state=KS

Visit: https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2019-881

13 Woodland Hills Golf Course 2-Person Scramble – 2414
S. Horton, 8am-2pm

2-Person 18 hole flighted scramble, 8am shotgun start

For more information, contact Shannon O’Neil:
620-223-5060 or visit:
http://www.fscity.org/160/Golf-Course

13
Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products
13 Storytime at Hedgehog.INK – 16 S. Main, 10:30am

Storytime and special activity with an author. “The Wonky Donky”
Contact Jan Hedges: 620-670-2752

13
Cinema Saturdays at the Gordon Parks Museum – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, 12-2pm

The Gordon Parks Museum will show the films of Gordon Parks on Saturdays this summer starting on June 8 at 12:00 p.m. in the museum on the FSCC campus.  This free event will feature Mr. Parks’ films and one of Kevin Willmott’s films
13 Book Signing Event, co-hosted by Books & Grannies and Hedgehog.INK – 11 N. Main St., 1pm

Join Books & Grannies and Hedgehog.Ink for a book signing with Eric T. Reynolds. Eric is Editor/Publisher with Hadley Rille Books (hrbpress.com). He was born in the Flint Hills town Eureka, Kansas, has lived elsewhere in Kansas and on the U.S. East Coast. His fiction has appeared in the magazines: Mythic Circle, Galaxy’s Edge, and Sci Phi Journal, and in several indie press publications. He is a member of the Historical Novel Society. “The Artifacts” is his first novel

Contact him at erictreynolds@gmail.com and on Facebook as Eric T. Reynolds or his occasional blogging at ericreynolds.livejournal.com

14 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus –
10 S. National, 3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of 8 teams, maximum of 5 members on a team)

$5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team. Pre-register at the tap room

15 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main,
12-1pm
15 Community Book Club – 7-8pm

July’s Book: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, by Jennifer Ryan

Contact Sara Coon: sibs1976@yahoo.com for location

16 Summer Reading Performer: Rare Jewels of the Rainforest Bird Show – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108
S. Horton, 10am
16 T.O.P.S Meetings held weekly on Tuesdays at Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 10:30am
16 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
16 Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living, 3rd Tuesday of Each Month – 820 S. Horton St., 2-4pm

Residents and the public are invited the 3rd Tuesday of each month for Community Bingo at Country Place Senior Living, 820 S. Horton St.

16 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Tuesday evenings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds. We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

16 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main, 6-7pm
16 Bourbon County Fair Draft Horse Pull – Fairgrounds, 2102 S. Huntington Blvd., 7:30pm
17 Google Livestream: Get Productive With Google’s Digital Tools – Lowell Milken Center, 1 S. Main St., 11am-12pm

This FREE workshop will be good information for literally anyone – from teachers, to business owners, to a DIY’er who likes to stay organized!

What’s to be expected:
– How Google’s office productivity tools-including Gmail, Calendar, Drive and other apps-can boost productivity.
– Tips and tricks for getting more out of the tools, and how to use them most efficiently.
– Creative ways to accomplish a variety of tasks for your professional and personal projects in your everyday life
17 Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,  308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
17
Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm
Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
18
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Bourbon County Fair
Location: Bourbon County Fairgrounds,
2102 S. Huntington Blvd.
18 Horticultural services at the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday – 210 S. National, 9am-3:30pm

Krista Harding, Horticulture Agent for the Southwind Extension District, has office hours at the Extension office inside the Bourbon County Courthouse every Thursday. In an effort to better serve residents of Fort Scott and the surrounding communities, Krista is there weekly to answer questions and offer advice on lawn and gardens, trees and shrubs, flowers and insect. Bring your spotted leaves, strange looking insects or wilted flowers and let her help you! This a free service and is available to all community members. Questions? Call 620-223-3720

18 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
12pm-1pm
18 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm

Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize

18 Bourbon County Republicans Meeting – FSCC, 2108 S. Horton, 6-8pm (room to be announced later)
18 A Star is Born, or Died – Boiler Room Brewhaus,
2 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm for karaoke fun. Cheer on your favorite local star!

Save the Date:
– July 19-21 – Midwest Nationals Baseball Tournament
– July 19 – Flicks on the Bricks (Sgt. Stubby)
– July 19 – Blackwood Brothers in Concert
– July 19 – Friday Night Concert in the Park
– July 19 – BB County Fair Junior Livestock Sale
– July 20 – Farmers’ Market
– July 20 – LibraryCon Community Event
– July 20 – Cinema Saturdays
– July 20 – BB County Fair EKTEC Rodeo
– July 20 – Sally Stuckey in Concert
Click here for full events listing on our website.

Chamber Music Concert July 7

REMINDER:
The Fort Scott
Chamber Music Series
will continue with
its 2nd concert
this Sunday,July 7th
Pianist
Baolong Zhang
Soprano
Vanessa Thomas
Kathleen and Ben Clinesmith
Creators of the Fort Scott Chamber Music Series
Last summer, and again at Christmastime, friends of Ben and Kathleen Clinesmith joined them in presenting two classical chamber music concerts at Fort Scott’s Presbyterian Church; support for both events was enthusiastic. From those concerts grew the idea of creating an annual chamber music concert series that could take place with area musicians, as well as musician friends from around the country.
With the generous support of individuals, local foundations, Key Charitable Trust, and the Bourbon County Arts Council, the newly launched
Fort Scott Chamber Music Series
debuted this year with its first concert last month. The series will continue with its second concert this Sunday, July 7th, and a third concert will be coming sometime in the fall.
The first concert featured the newly restored Steinway piano at the high school, played by competition winning pianist, Baolong Zhang.
This second concert will take place in the Presbyterian Church sanctuary at 7pm and will include flute, harp, cello, bass, and voice.  The Kansas City Symphony featured soprano Vanessa Thomas (who will appear on this concert) last December during their series of holiday concerts.
Fort Scott has a rich musical heritage; music has been valued and supported in our community.
With this history to build on, a chamber music series will add to the life, education, and culture for all area residents.
To read about the individual performers for the upcoming summer concerts, click HERE

Friday Night at the Heritage Park Pavilion

The public is invited to the weekly Friday Night Free Concerts at Heritage Park Pavilion at First and Main Street.
“ThisFriday’s show will start at 7 pm and features three of the regular contributors to the Chamber Of Commerce sponsored series,” Ralph Carlson, event coordinator said. ” Marilyn Adcock on vocal, guitar and autoharp. Marilyn does a mix of classic folk, gospel and traditional music.  She is always a treat to have perform for us.”
” David Prickett, vocal and guitar.  Dave, who traveled in his career has music from most every venue.  He does classic country, gospel, hymns and traditional music.”
“The Sekanaires gospel quartet with Ray Mauck singing bass, Curtis Ramsey sings lead and tenor, Steve Bell who sings lead, harmony and occasionally plays guitar and Ralph Carlson, baritone and guitar. The quartet has existed from the early 1960s and has a mixed repertoire of gospel, hymns and folk gospel.”
“It always amazes me that we have such abundance of talent here in Fort Scott,” Carlson said.
  In the event of bad weather, the concert will move to the Common Grounds Coffee shop, just a few doors down from the venue.
 Come early and bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.