Kiwanis Club

Pittsburg Kiwanis Club will meet at noon in dePaul Hall, Via Christi Hospital. Stephen Wade of The Morning Sun will be the speaker.

Sherry Strecker will give the invocation, and greeter will be Sam Yoder.

Kiwanis Club
Pittsburg Kiwanis Club will meet at noon in dePaul Hall, Via Christi Hospital. Stephen Wade of The Morning Sun will be the speaker.
Sherry Strecker will give the invocation, and greeter will be Sam Yoder.

UMWA
Local 14, District 12, United Mine Workers of America, will meet at 1 p.m. at the J.C. Penney Conference Room, Meadowbrook Mall.
The meeting will be open to all UMWA members.

Franklin games
FRANKLIN — An additional afternoon of cards and games will begin at 1 p.m. t the Franklin Community Center and Heritage Museum.
Poker, bridge, hearts, pitch, pinochle, dominoes, scrabble, cribbage and 31 are some of the games that can be played, and those wishing to learn new games are welcome.  There is no charge to participate.
Beverages will be provided, and snacks will be available for purchase. Anyone needing additional information or interested in a different day of cards may call 620-347-4220.

Halloween event
A “Halloween Spooktacular Event” will be hosted from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dillon’s Food Store, 2600 N. Broadway, for customers and their families.
Games with prizes will be available for children, and they will also have a chance to enter a pumpkin coloring contest and be given balloons. There will be face painting for children. Youngsters are encouraged to wear costumes because photos will be available.
Candy and caramel apple samples will be given out, along with other samples from the grocery and bakery departments.

Ham and bean feed
Ham and beans with homemade cornbread will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.
Cost will be $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger.

Zumba party
Students in the Pittsburg State University Health, Human Performance and Recreation Club will host a fundraising zumba party from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center.
Zumba is an aerobic workout based on Latin dance. Leaders for the event will be zumba instructors Julia Spresser, Alicia Burke and Erica Edwards. Those who wish may wear their Halloween costumes.
Cost to participate will be $5 for PSU students and $10  for non-students, which may be paid at the door. All proceeds will go to support the HHRP Club.

Phi Kappa Chapter
Phi Kappa Chapter, Phi Tau Omega sorority, will have its October social at 6 p.m. at Josie’s Ristorante, Scammon.
Those wishing t carpool should meet at Westco by 5:30 p.m.

School skate
Frontenac PTO school skate will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lowe’s Skateway.

Alpha Kappa Chapter
ARMA — Alpha Kappa Chapter, Phi Tau Omega sorority, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Rockin’ K Restaurant. Hostesses will be Shelly Gromer and Margaret Moyer.
Members are asked to bring nine $1 bills with them. Those unable to attend are asked to contact one of the hostesses.

Audubon Society
Sperry-Galligar Audubon will meet at 7 p.m. in room 102, Yates Hall, Pittsburg State University.
Pat Silovsky will present a program about “The Endangered Black-Footed Ferrets in Kansas.” The black-footed ferret is one of the most endangered mammals in North America, and efforts to save the animal from becoming extinct are ongoing.
Silovsky received a master’s degree from PSU in 1986, and soon after became director of the Milford Nature Center, a position she still holds. A founding member of PSU Nature Reach, she has been a leader in Kansas  conservation and education.
In 1996 Silovsky received the Conservation Educator  of the Year Award from the Kansas Wildlife Federation, and in 2009 was a co-recipient of the Distinguished Professional Interpreter Award, Region Six, from the National Association for Interpretation.
She is a regular contributor to “Kansas Wildlife,” the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks magazine, and is editor of “On TRACKS,” a newsletter published several times a year for teachers.
The program will be open free to the public.

Chamber Orchestra
Pittsburg State University Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Selim Giray, will present a free public autumn concert at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Recital Hall.
The concert will feature the PSU Chorale. Works by Albinoni, Krieger, Nielsen and Purcell will be performed.

‘Sunflower Journeys’
The Hotel Stilwell and Colonial Fox Theatre will be featured in segments of “Sunflower Journeys” at 7 p.m. on KTWU Public Television, Channel 11.
The segment examines how these two historic structures provide anchors for redevelopment in downtown Pittsburg. A film crew from “Sunflower Journeys” was in Pittsburg in May to film the segment.
Also on the show will be a visit to Paola to see how an old auditorium, constructed in 1916, has been renovated to provide Paola and surrounding communities with a showcase for local arts and educational activities.

TOPS KS 0884
TOPS KS 0884 meets every Thursday at Knights of Columbus Towers, 700 N. Pine.
Weigh-in will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 9:35 a.m. Anyone needing additional information may call 620-724-4342.

Frontenac bingo
Frontenac American Legion sponsors bingo, open to the public, every Thursday at the Frontenac Senior Citizens Center.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and play starts at 6:30 p.m. A total of 16 games are played, and the evening usually ends around 8:30 p.m.