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  • Area events: Saturday, April 27

  • Saturday, April 27



    Prescription drug take-back


    Pittsburg Police  Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its  sixth opportunity in the past three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

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  • Saturday, April 27
    Prescription drug take-back
    Pittsburg Police  Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its  sixth opportunity in the past three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
    Medications for disposal should be brought to the Southeast Kansas Recycling Center, 615 S. Joplin, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This service is free and anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
    According to Pittsburg Police, rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high in the United States, and studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtain from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Usual methods of disposing of unwanted drugs, such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, both pose potential safety and health issues.
    Pittsburg Farmers’ Market
    Pittsburg Farmers’ Market will open at 7:30 a.m. at Second and Broadway and continue until noon or sold out.
    This will be Sampler Saturday, with many of the vendors providing samples of their products.
    This will also be the first “Vintage Fair,” a new feature that will be held on the last Saturday of each month. All items for sale must be clean, in good shape and at least 10 years old. Vendors must register and be approved for this event. Rules and application forms are available on Facebook or by e-mail request.
    Items available at the market will include eggs, grass-fed Dexter beef, Ossabaw hog, traditional pork, green onions, spinach, oriental salad greens, kale, radishes, leaf lettuce, potted herbs, perennials, seeds, tomato plants, pepper plants, rose geraniums, cabbage, spring onions, baked goods such as apple tarts, snacks, quick breads, cookies, cinnamon rolls, cakes, cheddar-herb biscuits, Jumbles (an original recipe oatmeal bar by Sandy Golay), jams and jellies, honey, homemade soaps, beeswax lip balm and lotion bars, candles, jewelry, bird feeders, bird baths and Kathy Flora’s new cookbook.
    New Pittsburg Farmers’ Market coffee mugs and reusable shopping totes will be on sale at the information booth. Also available at the information booth is free coffee for market shoppers. Representatives of Phi Tau Omega will be at the booth to provide information on their organization.
    Cherokee breakfast
    CHEROKEE — Cherokee American Legion will serve breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m.
    Menu will offer five breakfast plates, each costing $5. They are biscuit and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and hash browns; two pancakes, two sausage patties and eggs; biscuit and sausage gravy, hash browns and sausage patties; two pancakes, two sausage patties and hash browns; and eggs, sausage patties and hash browns.
    Coffee is included in the price. Milk or juice will be available for an additional 50 cents.
    Page 2 of 2 - Vaccination clinic
    WEIR — A rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Weir City Building, 306 N. Washington. Staff  from the Town and Country Animal Hospital will administer the vaccinations.
    Dog tags will be available for $5.
    Dance recital
    Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department Dance Company will have its first spring dance recital at 10 a.m. Featured will be dancers aged 18 months through 11, with a variety of music and dance.
    Admission will be $3 per person. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Lincoln Center, 710 W. Ninth, until 5 p.m. Friday or prior to the recital. Anyone needing additional information may call the Parks and Recreation Department at 231-8310.
    World Tai Chi Day
    Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department will have the inaugural World Tai Chi Day at J.J. Richards Band Dome in Lincoln Park. The event will be open free to the entire community.
    Demonstrations and participation times will be at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., with the mayor presenting a proclamation for the first World Tai Chi Day in Pittsburg at 11 a.m.
    World Tai Chi Day is an annual event held on the last Saturday of April since 1999 in 60 countries to promote the related disciplines of Tai Chi, with tens of thousands coming together to provide the world a healing image of the planet and the people.
    Anyone needing additional information may call the Parks and Recreation Department at 231-8310.
    Spaghetti dinner
    ARMA — Arma American Legion Post 182 will serve a spaghetti dinner, open to the public, from 5 to 7 p.m.
    Menu will feature spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread and dessert. Carry-outs will be available. Cost will be a $6 donation, with children 6 and younger eating free.

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