What’s Happening By Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce


What’s Happening by Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park,  Open every weekend.

Trolley tours have started for the season!  Every Friday 11am-4pm on the hour, every Saturday 10am-4pm on the hour leaving from the Chamber/Tourism Center, $6 adults, $4 kids 12 and under, last tour leaves at 3 pm.
Fort Scott National Historic Site will return to its spring/summer hours of operation of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. These hours will remain in effect until October 31, 2018.
3/08 – 05/12 Walk Kansas – A team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life.  Logging your miles begins March 18 – May 12, 2018
02/26 –
The Shiney Studios 6 week class on Meditation and Basics begins Feb. 26th. This class will be a 45-minute class running from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm. every Monday evening!! New students welcome~ Beginners welcome!! If you are a current student, bring a friend, this is a great way to introduce basics into meditation and mindful living!
03/01 – 04/07 Exhibit on Water/Ways – at the Fort Scott Regional Tourism Center – 231 E. Wall St.  This exhibit will explain why township settled in certain areas of the country and why the Fort is an intrinsic part of this of this story.

Good Friday

30 – 31 Livestock Sale, Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10:00 am  – You don’t have to be a buyer just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
Art Project: New Faces New Neighbors  8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Fort Scott National Historic Site – History & Art come together.  Kids have created textile works of art that encompass the change of Fort Scott NHS throughout its history.
FSHS Thespian Rummage Sale – Fort Scott High School 1005 S. Main.   8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Used Book Sale – Library Events Room 201 S. National Ave9:00 am – 5:45 pm
Youth Baseball/Softball Deadline. Contact BRCC at 620-223-0386 for more details.
FSHS Thespian Rummage Sale – Fort Scott High School 1005 S. Main.   8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eggstravaganza Crafts for Kids pre-k through 5th grade at BRCC. $1 fee
 FSCC Hounds Men’s Baseball vs Neosho County – This is to be a doubleheader. Games will be at 1:00 pm &  4:00 pm
Free screening of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” 1:00 pm – A FREE screening of the classic Show Boat, a part of the Water/Ways Exhibit and will be held at the EMPRESS EVENT CENTER 7 N. Main St, Fort Scott. The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour. Rated: PG. This screening made possible by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.
Gun Park Trail Work Sessions. 9:00 am – 1010 Park Ave, Fort Scott. Meet at Shelter House No. 7.
Basic Riders Skills Course – 9:00 am Motorcycle Ministry at Twister Trailer, 400 N. National Ave.  This is a Non Certification course.. Everyone is welcome.
Rhythm and Bliss at Shiney Studios – 10:00 am123 S. National Ave – A fun and invigorating all levels class
Care to Share Bake Sale at Ruddick’s Furniture Sidewalk Sale -Downtown Fort Scott  10:00 am
Easter Bunny at Price Chopper  11:00 am – 2:00 pm–  2322 S. Main St. Fort Scott – Photo Opportunities for Mom & Dad – Candy for the children.
31 Sir Winston Churchill 6:00 pm at Liberty Theatre 113 S. Main St.   Watch History come to Life on Stage.- Sponsored by Friends of the Fort.
April 01 Easter Sunday
Near Death Experience Sermon Series begins – 9 & 11 a.m. Community Christian Church 1919 Horton
01 Resurrection Sunday10:50 am Fort Scott Southern Baptist Church
Easter Brunch Buffet – Crooner’s 117 S. Main St. Reservations Required (620-224-9787)
– Menu: Ham & Beef Carving Station, Made to order Crab Cakes, Shrimp Cocktail, Quiche, Scalloped Potatoes       Salad Bar, Desserts and more.
Easter Dinner – Nate’s Place Restaurant & Lounge – 750 S. National. Ave.  Reservations encouraged. 620-223-3644       – Menu-Glazed Ham, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Green beans, Carrots, Deviled Eggs, Desserts and more
03 Quarterly Downtown Meet & Greet – 8:30 am – 9:30 am at Common Ground Coffee Co, 116 S. Main St. Fort Scott
Fort Scott Middle School Pizza Hut Nights – Fundraiser – 1st Tues of the month 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
03 -04 Story Time – Hosted by Fort Scott Public Library at 10:00 am.   Enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and snacks related to our theme in the downstairs event room, along with a play table for before and after the stories. All story times welcome any-age children and teens.  Hope you can come. Tell your friends!
03 Lady Hounds Softball vs Allen County 2 pm at FSCC Softball Field
03 City Commission meeting 6:00 pm, City Hall
Kiwanis Meeting- FSCC Heritage Room- 12:00 pm
03 T.O.P.S. Meetings Held at BRCC 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Adult Coloring Program Hosted by the Fort Scott Public Library 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  The coloring isn’t just for kids! Coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks provided.
TAG- Teen Advisory Group – Community Service -Fort Scott Public Library – 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Chamber Coffee,  Chamber Coffee, Presbyterian Village, 8 am

05 Kiwanis Pioneer Club – FSCC Heritage Room -12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
Lady Hounds Softball vs Johnson Co. 2:00 pm
05 Thursday Card Players, Buck Run Community Center, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Aggie Day at FSCC April 6


Art is Ageless Exhibit at Presbyterian Village April 6th through the 20th.  9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily – Public welcome to view and vote.   Reception to be held on April 13th

YPL First Friday Luncheon 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm   Papa Don’s
06  Fort Scott Christian Heights Elementary Family Fun Night  8:00 pm – 7:00 pm   Carnival style event with prizes & food
Livestock Sale, Fort Scott Livestock Market, 2131 Maple Rd., 10:00 am – You don’t have to be a buyer just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!

Kansas Conceal Carry Class. $75. Starts at 8 am at The Bunker. Bring any caliber handgun and a box of ammo. Email, text, or call 620-215-1521 to reserve a seat.

07 Fort Scott Middle School Day of Beauty -1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Free- Must Make an Appointment.
07 Fort Scott Middle School Twirp Dance. 7″00 pm – 9:00 pm – Buck Run Community Center.  $4 Cost
FSCC Hounds Men’s Baseball vs KCKCC  This is to be a doubleheader. Games will be at 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm
Please See Flyers Below for Additional Information and Upcoming Events!
Fort Cinema Show Times
Focus on Fescue April 04 
Bereavement April 04
2018 Friends Fest Churchill – March 31
103.9 All Hit -Fort Scott Home, Sport,  
     Farm, Garden Show – April 13 & 14
Tina’s Love 5K & 1Mile Walk April 21
Job Fair – April 24th
Kiwanis 3-Person Golf Scramble
Festival of Arts & Ideas- April 27 -29
Boots and Bling – April 28th
Free Smoke Alarms May 06
Tumbleweed Festival – June 14-16

New Marketing Plan For Tri-Valley

Tri Valley’s Executive Director Tim Cunningham shows off the new logo of the organization at Thursday’s Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee.

Tri-Valley Developmental Services, a local provider of social services to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, has begun a new marketing plan.

“We don’t tell enough of all the good things we do,” Executive Director Tim Cunningham told the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce weekly coffee attendees Thursday morning.

“A lot of people don’t know we are a one-stop shop for services they could need,” he continued.  ” A lot of people don’t know we strive to make people as independent as possible. A lot of people move people, we keep them in their hometown.”

Cunningham said TVDS started in 1974 and has been in Fort Scott since 1977.

They currently serve 53 individuals at the facility at 4305 Campbell Drive in Fort Scott’s Industrial Park.

Cunningham introduced Barb McCord who is the horticulture therapist at the facility, which houses a greenhouse.

McCord told the attendees there will be no auction fundraiser this year because it happens every other year and this is an off year, but she will be having a one day sale of plants in May.

Additionally, plants raised in the greenhouse were offered as a gift, one per person, when the attendees departed the coffee social.

TVDS Horticulture Therapist Barb McCord speaks to the Chamber coffee attendees. Behind her are the give-away plants offered to each person who came to the coffee, either a tomato or a marigold plant. The plants are from the greenhouse at the facility.

Cunningham said the annual Cruise Nite in Chanute has a goal to raise $25,000 this year, to provide homes for people with disabilities.

Deb Needleman, a Chamber member, leads the announcement segment of the weekly coffee.

The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors are Greg Motley, chairman; Needleman, past chairman;  Gina Shelton, finance chair; Geoff Southwell, chairman-elect business, and resource division Chair; Alysia Johnston, workforce development division chair; David Lipe, grassroots division chair.