1. WWII Living History
Living History WWII and Life in the ‘40s is latest program at the Crawford County Historical Museum. WWII reenactors will take over CCHM from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The reenactors will wear period uniforms, drive military vehicles and take part in two battles as the Allies defend Cow Creek against the Axis Powers. Battles will take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. At 1 p.m. in the museum’s canteen, William Sollner will talk about his experience as an 18 year old in Navy Flight School during WWII. Lemonade and cookies will be served during the lecture. Admission is free, but the museum will be accepting non-perishable food donations to go to the Wesley House food pantry. Help CCHM try to fill a 1940’s Pittsburg Fire Department rescue boat with cereal, pasta and sauce, and canned foods to help Wesley House.
Oktoberfest gets a rock and roll, Pittsburg twist this weekend as the Pittsburg Noon Rotary hosts the second annual Rocktoberfest to benefit the Lord’s Diner. Rocktoberfest will feature Oktoberfest-style beers, food and live music from six bands, including local favorites the Tim Nowell Band, Shane Duling Band and more. Rocktoberfest takes place from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Pittsburg State University Robert W. Plaster Center Saturday. Admission is $10 and benefits The Lord’s Diner, which provides free dinner to anyone.
3. Badges and Burgers
The City of Pittsburg is hosting Badges and Burgers for $5 at Fire Station No. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The City of Frontenac and the Frontenac Police Department are hosting Badges and Burgers at the Frontenac High School football game Friday. Officers and city staff will be cooking up burgers from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the United Way.
4. Wine Walk and Camp Talk
Miners Hall Museum is hosting its first ever Wine Walk in conjunction with its Camp Franklin Tour. The Wine Walk will feature wines all from Kansas Wineries. Patrons can stroll Franklin City Park and the museum grounds while tasting wines and experiencing the history of mining camps in southeast Kansas. Tickets for the Wine Walk are $20, and include entry to the camp tour. The Wine Walk is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The camp tour is from 6 to 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the tour can be bought separately for $5.
5. PSU Theatre bobrauschenbergamerica
Pittsburg State University Theatre Department is presenting a collage of American life through a production of bobrauschenbergamerica. The show focuses on the works of Robert Rauschenberg. This off-kilter work explores American themes within a pop art frame. America as art — and watermelon, baseball, checkers and ineffable beauty. Tickets for the show are $7 to $12. Shows take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. showings Saturday and Sunday. All performances take place in the Miller Theatre at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.