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

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for the Spring Town-wide Garage Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th.

Businesses are encouraged to advertise on the official garage sale map, which will be distributed to shoppers the week of the Town-wide Garage Sale. The maps will be distributed from local stores and the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce. Costs for an advertisement are $25 and $35.
Ad spaces are limited! Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 620-223-3566 or email: adminassist@fortscott.com to reserve your ad space!
Care to Share (“The Sharing Bucket”) will be hosting the 5th Annual “TaTa” Ride on June 15th, 2019 and an “AR-15 Gun Raffle”. Raffle tickets are $5 each and on sale now! ATF Regulations apply. Contact Stacey Wright for tickets or more info. (See flyer below)
Win a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico! Drawing tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10. All proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Program, which directly benefits Fort Scott Presbyterian Village residents who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own.

Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St. (See flyer below for more info)
Hedgehog.INK now has gardening books on the sale rack in the front of the store – These books are FREE, for a donation to Tri-Valley Horticulture Therapy Program (see flyer below for more info)

First Ever Poetry Contest at Hedgehog.INK for the month of April – Deadline for entry is April 30th

Pick up an entry form at the store, 16 S. Main (see flyer below for more info)

SPONSORS WANTED! The PTO that serves Winfield Scott and Eugene Ware are looking for sponsors to adopt students with Back to School supply packs for the 2019 school year. There are over 200 students that still need help with school supplies.
The PTO will be purchasing all the supplies and bundling them per student and delivering them to the school during open house. The cost to sponsor a student is $25, of which 100% go directly to the purchase of supplies. This is not a fundraiser, but rather an act of love and service.
IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO SPONSOR ONE OR MORE OF THESE KIDS, contact Suzanne Griffin: 479-263-4059 or email allenandsuzanneg@gmail.com by April 26th. Thank you!

19-20
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!
19-20
FSHS Thespians Rummage Sale – Fort Scott High School Auditorium, 1005 S. Main St.

Friday: 8am-5pm. Saturday: 8am-12pm. Free will donation (See flyer below)

20
Car Wash Fundraiser at Typhoon Bay by FSHS Boys Golf – 1510 S. National (next to Heidrick’s True Value), 8am-12pm

Come get your auto cleaned, dried, and vaccuumed while supporting a great proram! Free-will donation

20
Spring Off Road 101 Course at KS Rocks Recreation Park – 2051 130th Rd., Mapleton, KS, 9am-5pm

If you are new to the sport or want to learn more, this is the class for you! Limited to the first 40 registrants. $50 per vehicle. For more info, contact 913-782-5611

20 FSRC Youth Track & Field Meet at Frary Stadium – 9th & Main in Fort Scott, 9:30am

Participants may compete in the following events: 50, 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes; standing long jump; and softball throw. Winners will receive medals at the conclusion of each event. Divisions: 2nd & 3rd grade, 4th & 5th grade

$3 per person. Contact 620-223-0386 for more information

21 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

23-24 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
23-24 Blood Drive hosted by the American Red Cross @ BRCC – 735 Scott Ave.

Tuesday from 1-7pm, Wednesday from 8am-3pm

23 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
23 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
23 Chamber Board Meeting – Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main, 12-1pm
23 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

24
Job Seeker Focus Group – FSCC Admin. Building, Greyhound Room, 2108 S. Horton
3 Sessions: 8:30-10am, 10:30am-12pm, and
2-3:30pm
Wichita State University’s Public Policy and Management Center will hold focus groups for  workers facing obstacles when seeking employment. Come share your job search experiences and earn a $25 gift card! Focus group discussions will center on searching for a job, improving your computer skills, using technology, interviewing with employers, dealing with challenges in getting to work, training at work and more! Seating is limited- register now to reserve your seat
Register at: https://bit.ly/2YJg8cS or contact Katie Givens at: 316-978-6419 (See flyer below for more information)

24 Breakfast Bingo at BRCC, 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

24
Women’s Appreciation Fair & Luncheon – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, 11am-1pm

Tickets available at the FSCC Dick Hedges Admin. Building receptionist desk for $6 and reservations are appreciated. Those who pre-purchase 5 tickets by Aprill 22nd will get one free. Reserve by phone, call: 620-223-2700 x 0

(See flyer below for more info)

24
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,
308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
24
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)
24
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
25
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 Peerless Products
Location: 2403 S. Main St.
25 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
25 Kids in the Kitchen – First Church of God, 1115 E. Wall St., 4-5:30pm

K-State Research and Extension is offering a FREE Kids in the Kitchen class for grades 4th thru 6th grade, each Thursday

This class will teach kitchen safety, how to prepare healthy and inexpensive snacks. For more information, please contact Malynda Payne (620) 768-9459

25 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

25 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

25
A Star is Born (or Died) – Boiler Room Brewhaus, 10 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join us at The Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 for karaoke fun.  Cheer on your local, favorite star!
26-27
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!
26 Aging With Attitude Regional Expo – Community Christian Church, 1919 S. Horton, 9am-3:30pm

A one-day expo providing inspiration, answers to questions, and information to make the most of life! Keynote speaker is Patty LaRoche (“What Matters Most”)

(See flyer below for more information)

26 FREE BBQ 101 Class sponsored by Southwind Extension District – Bourbon County Fairgrounds Meeting Room, 2102 S. Huntington Blvd., 6-8pm

RSVP: 620-223-3720 (See flyer below for more info)

26
Friday Night Concert Series Kick Off – First Southern Baptist Church, 1818 S. Main St., 7-8pm

The Friday Night Concert in the Park Series will kick off Friday, April 26th with piano students performing from the Tucker Music Studio

Due to unpredictable spring weather, the concert will take place at 7pm at the First Southern Baptist Church, 1818 S. Main St. The concerts normally take place at the Heritage Park Pavillion at 1st & Main Streets

27-28
Civil War Encampment at Fort Scott National Historic Site – 1 Old Fort Blvd.

Fort Scott National Historic Site is hosting the Annual Civil War Encampment April 27 and 28.  Experience artillery, cavalry and infantry troops preparing for battle. Cooking demonstrations will be in the mess hall and the post sutler will be hawking his wares in the sutler store. A Civil War doctor will be promoting period medical practices and reenactors will be discussing surgery of the era, sometimes at the cost of “an arm and a leg.”
27-28 Annual Jim Everitt Memorial Pool Tournament at Holmtown Pub – 206 N. National Ave.

Holmtown Pub will be hosting a 6 and under handicap singles tournament on April 27th, $20 entry fee, and a Jack and Jill Scottish doubles, 11 handicap, tournament on April 28th, $40 per team

Both tournaments will Calcutta at 11am, with play starting at noon. There will be a $5 green fee per team. Registration is open and available at Holmtown Pub. Direct any questions to James Wood (Woody) at 620-224-9687

27 2019 Fort Scott Pickle Ball Spring Open – Pickle Ball Courts, 910 Burke St., 9am-1pm

Men’s & Women’s Doubles at 9am, Mixed Doubles to follow. Tournament format based on registration numbers. Outdoor Pickle Balls will be used. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals per division. T-Shirt included

Divisions; 55 & under; 56 & over

$15 for the 1st event and $5 each additional event if registered by April 24th ($20 after that)

27 T.A.K.E. Defense Training for Women and Girls –

T.A.K.E. (The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation) Defense Trainingprovides girls and women of all ages with unique reality-based, hands-on self-defense training. When you attend a class, you’ll receive priceless awareness education and practical application of the skills demonstrated and learned in the session. We will also cover internet safety, community safety, home safety, safe travel and much more. It’s our goal to give you the advantage if you’re ever in a situation that makes you question your safety

For more information and to register, visit the website: http://takedefense.org/

27 Elks Lodge 579 Benefit Golf Tournament for City Fireworks Display – Woodland Hills Golf Course, 2414 S. Horton, 11am-4pm

(See flyer below for more information)

27 Civil War Camp Dance at Memorial Hall – 1 E. 3rd St., 7-9pm

Come dressed in 1860’s Civil War/pioneer attire. All ages welcome. $5 per person at the door. All proceeds go to the Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site

27 Matt Snook (Team Blake Shelton of “The Voice” at Liberty Theatre – 113 S. Main St., 8:30pm

This show features Matt Snook (Team Blake Shelton of “The Voice”) and friends for Snook’s show, “Country Tonight”. Matt returns to the Liberty Theatre for an evening of Country music and fun!

Tickets are $30. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit online: www.fortscottliberty.com, or contact the Liberty Theatre Box Office:
620-224-9787

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 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
30 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
30 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
30 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

May 1
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,
308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
1 Monthly Grief Support Luncheon at Cheney Witt Chapel – 301 S. Main, 12-1pm

A Grief Support Luncheon is hosted by Cheney Witt Chapel the first Wednesday of each month at noon. Anyone dealing with a loss is encouraged to come and bring a friend. Cheney Witt Chapel will provide lunch at the Carriage House, 301 S. Main. Call 620-223-1186 with questions

1 Bourbon County Coalition Monthly Meeting  (public welcome!) – Basement of the First Baptist Church, 123 Scott Ave., 12-1pm
1 2nd Annual Combat Warrior Convoy – 1:30 pm

On Wednesday, May 1st we will have our second annual warrior convoy through Fort Scott, honoring our veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces. The overwhelming support our town showed these soldiers last year meant more to them than you will ever know. We would love your help again by simply standing by the street somewhere along the route from Fort Scott Municipal Airport to the E3 Ranch

(Route- We’ll start east on Lake Road, North on 69 Highway, Left on National through town, right onto Old Fort Blvd, left on Wall  street traveling East all the way out of town.)

Feel free to make a sign, wave a flag, salute or just simply wave as we honor these brave men and women. The convoy will start at 1:30pm on Wednesday, May 1st. Keep an eye on @e3foundation Facebook page for up to date convoy information

1
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)
1
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library, 201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
2-3
FSCC Theater Department Presents: Loose Ends – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, 7:30pm both nights

Before dropping the final curtain on the school year, Fort Scott Community College presents “Loose Ends,” a night of five student- and guest-directed one-act plays (and two monologues) designed to make the audience laugh, cry, think, curse or all of the above

In addition to the short plays, Royalty Mercer, a freshman from Lithonia, GA, will perform two monologues

2
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 the National Day of Prayer Breakfast, at the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center
Location: 2108 S. Horton
The Fort Scott Kiwanis and Cheney Witt Chapel are hosting a buffet breakfast from 7:30-8am; Chamber Coffee program begins at 8am
2 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
2 “Gardening at Noon”  2 classes presented by Southwind Extension District – Heritage Park, 102 E. 1st St., 12:15-12:50pm

(See flyer below for more information)

2 Kids in the Kitchen – First Church of God, 1115 E. Wall St., 4-5:30pm

K-State Research and Extension is offering a FREE Kids in the Kitchen class for grades 4th thru 6th grade, each Thursday

This class will teach kitchen safety, how to prepare healthy and inexpensive snacks. For more information, please contact Malynda Payne (620) 768-9459

2 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from 5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

2 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

2
A Star is Born (or Died) – Boiler Room Brewhaus, 10 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join us at The Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 for karaoke fun.  Cheer on your local, favorite star!
Save the Date:
– May 3 – Friday Night Concert in the Park
– May 4 – Fort Scott Christian Heights Country Store & Auction, 5K Race/2Mile Fun Walk
– May 4 – Farmers’ Market
– Bourbon County Arts Council Concert on the Patio (featuring Charlie Barrale & Julia Parsons)
– May 4 – Charlie Barrale & Julia Parsons at Boiler Room Brewhaus
– May 10th & 11th – Town-wide Garage Sale
Click here for full events listing on our website.

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