Area events for Sunday, May 31 and Monday, June 1
Sunday, May 31
The 190th birthday of American poet Walt Whitman will be celebrated with an afternoon of poetry, prose, music and a video at 3 p.m. at the Pittsburg Public Library.
Excerpts from Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” will be read by Bill Sollner and J.T. Knoll, and violinist Paul Carlson will provide music.
The celebration will be open free to the public.
ARCADIA — Revival services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at the House of Prayer Church, 1103 E. 680th, Arcadia. Services will be open to all.
GIRARD — A fundraiser for Crawford County 4-H shooting sports will begin at 11 a.m. at the Crawford County Fairgrounds near Girard.
There will be a rifle shoot at 11 a.m. Those wishing to participate must be 18 or older. Cost will be $2 per entry, with 10 entries per round. Prizes will be awarded.
A spaghetti dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free will donations will be accepted for the meal.
A silent auction of themed baskets will also be held.
RIVERTON — Keenagers Chorus, a southeast Kansas affiliate of the Kansas Arts Commission, and the Labette Community College orchestra will present their spring concert, “How Can I Keep from Singing,” at 3 p.m. in the Riverton High School auditorium.
Both groups are under the direction of Scott Nelson, Riverton. The concert will be open free to the public.
Keenagers rehearse in Riverton and perform two major concerts each year. Mission of the organization is to provide an educational opportunity and social fellowship for senior musicians, as well as provide a venue for community services through musical entertainment.
Any organization wishing to schedule the Keenagers for a musical program may call 620-674-8846 or 417-624-2856.
The LCC orchestra rehearses in Parsons, and is comprised of musicians from the community college as well as from surrounding communities.
Monday, June 1
Frontenac card games
Card games will be played from 1 to 4 p.m. every Monday except holidays at the Frontenac Senior Citizens Building. Primary game is pinochle, but any card game is welcome, and those who wish may bring their own bridge foursome.
Snacks and beverages will be available. Anyone needing additional information may call 230-0707.
TOPS No. 599
TOPS No. 599 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Monday at College Heights United Methodist Church.
Weigh-in will be from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m., followed by a business session. Anyone needing additional information may call 231-8321.
Pittsburg Public Library will present “Monday Nights at the Movies,” a free program for young adults entering seventh through 12th grades, at 6 p.m. each Monday from June 1 through July 20.
The library will present a popular movie chosen by the Young Adult Advisory Council, shown on a new big screen with a theater quality sound system. All movies will be rated PG or PG-13. Refreshments will be served.
Anyone needing additional information or a list of movies scheduled may stop by the library or call the Youth Services Department at 231-8110.
Pittsburg Masonic Lodge No. 187 will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Center for degree conferral.