What’s Happening in Fort Scott April 26 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: [email protected] 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 [email protected] by April 26th. Thank you!

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., 8am-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-May 1 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
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 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!
3-4
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!
3 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

3 Friday Night Concerts in the Park – 1st & Main St., 7-8pm

The concerts are held weekly from 7-8pm at the Heritage Park Pavilion on the corner of 1st & Main, Downtown Fort Scott

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at [email protected]

Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited

4 Fort Scott Christian Heights Country Store & Auction, 5K Race / 2 Mile Fun Walk – 1101 S. Barbee St., 7:30am-7pm

See flyer below for more information)

4 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

4 BCAC Concert on the Patio: PDA (Charlie Barrale & Julia Parsons) – Liberty Theatre Patio, 113 S. Main St., 8pm

Part of the Bourbon County Arts Council Summer Concert Series

To watch a video, click on this link:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QIYqMtxMCo

(See flyer below for more information)

4 Charlie Barrale & Julia Parsons at the Boiler Room Brewhaus, 2 S. National Ave., 3-5pm

Southern music duo. Tickets $10 available at The Boiler Room Brewhaus, Chamber and Visitors Center. Meet Charlie and Julia at a pot luck from
2-3pm

5 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

7-8 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
7 Fort Scott Middle School Pizza Hut Nights Fundraiser – 1810 S. Main St.

The middle school fundraiser is always the first Tuesday of each month that school is in session. Tuesday, September 5th will be the first one of the year.  Please plan to eat at Pizza Hut sometime that day and use the FSMS voucher

7 Small Business Procurement Day Event in Topeka, KS – Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd.,
9am-3pm

A celebratory event will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, KS. This free event will provide an opportunity for small businesses to connect with federal agency buyers and contracting officers to determine contracting and procurement opportunities. There will also be a one-on-one Agency-Vendor Engagement Session and training session to learn about resources that will be helpful to the growth and development of small businesses in the procurement market space, including Contracting 101 and FedBid/GSA Purchasing

All categories of small businesses are invited to attend. To register for Procurement Day, visit https://www.center-gateway.com/#/events/event_detail;event_id=53665

7 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
7 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
7 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

7 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

7 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main St., 6-7pm
7 Poetry Contest Reception at Hedgehog.INK! Bookstore – 16 S. Main St., 6-7pm

A poetry contest reception for April’s poetry contest will be held at the store. Winners will be announced at this time. Light refreshments will be served

7 Community Bingo Night at Fort Scott Middle School – 1105 E. 12th St.

(See flyer below for more information)

8 Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center –
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

8 Google Livestream hosted by the Chamber: “Drive Business Results with Google Ads” – Lowell Milken Center, 1 S. Main St.

Join us for a free Grow with Google livestream during National Small Business Week.  The livestream will focus on teaching the basics of advertising online with Google Ads.

What local businesses can expect from the livestream:
  • Real-time guidance from Google experts
  • Details on different advertising campaign types
  • Instructions on how to increase leads, sales, and brand awareness
  • How-tos for first-time users on choosing goals and measuring success
To sign up, contact Lindsay Madison: 620-223-3566
8
Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,
308 S. Crawford St., 12-1pm
8 A Better Visit: A discussion about improving visits with individuals in middle stages of Alzheimer’s – Mercy Hospital, 401 Woodland Hills Blvd.,
12:30-1:30pm

This Remote Learning Series is bringing education to the community and providing the opportunity to attend a session close to home. Please join us for this month’s program of A Better Visit: A discussion about improving visits with individuals in middle stages. Call 800.272.3900 to register for any session

8
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)
8
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!
9
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 Woodland Hills Golf Course
Location: 2414 S. Horton
9 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
9 Gardening at Noon – 2 classes presented by Southwind Extension District – Heritage Park, 102 E. 1st St., 12:15-12:50pm

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get gardening! Bring your lunch, a drink, and come learn something new!

Southwind Extension District presents two special “Gardening at Noon” classes: (May 2) All About Herbs and (May 9) Attracting Butterflies

All participants will receive a 25% off coupon to use towards any gardening book in the Hedgehog.INK! Bookstore, located at 16 S. Main St.  Note: Rain cancels events

9 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

9 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

9
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 10 & 11 – Town-wide Garage Sale
– May 10 – Friday Night Concert in the Park
– May 11 – Farmer’s Market
– May 11 – Storytime at Hedgehog.INK!
– May 12 – Team Trivia at Boiler Room Brewhaus
– May 13 – Uniontown Regional High School Tournament
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The Fort Scott National Historic Site 2019 Schedule of Activities.

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Kansas Rocks Recreation Park

4-Wheeling, Biking, Hiking

2019 Schedule of events.

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Bike Share Program

Bike Share Program is now
available to the public!
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CHAMBER COFFEE
UPCOMING INFORMATION
 
 Chamber Coffee 
 

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Breakfast buffet

at 7:30 a.m., program starts at 8 a.m.
This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by
Pioneer Kiwanis and Cheney Witt Chapel
National Day of Prayer Breakfast
Location: FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center,
2108 S. Horton
Visit Fort Scott Pioneer Kiwanis’ Facebook page
by clicking here. Visit Cheney Witt’s web page by clicking here.
Upcoming Coffees:  
May 9 – Woodland Hills Golf Course
May 16 – Fort Scott Paws & Claws
May 23 – OPEN – CALL TO SCHEDULE
May 30 – Good Ol’ Days Committee @ Skubitz Plaza

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