1. Polar Plunge
The Pittsburg Polar Plunge and Strut for Special Olympics kicks off Saturday. The event will include a chili cook-off, 5k or 1-mile strut and the plunge. The plunge will take place at noon at Crimson Villas. Participants can register Friday afternoon or starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Crimson Villas. Registration is $75 to plunge, $30 to strut or $105 for both. The strut will begin at 9 a.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, and the chili cook-off will take place at 1 p.m. at the church.
2. Miners Hall Special Program
“The Not So Secret Life Of Bees” will be presented by Dan Mosier, Hatchery Manager for Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Sunday at Miners Hall Museum. Mosier has been a hobby beekeeper for 10 years. His presentation will illustrate basic instructions for beginning hobbyists. Following the program, we suggest that you visit the current first quarter special exhibit “From Garden to Table,” hosted by Lois Carlson. The special program will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will be available.
3. Morgan Squared at Kansas Crossing
Morgan Squared is performing two free shows at the Bronco Bar inside Kansas Crossing Casino this weekend. The high-energy duo will perform both Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
4. Indoor Gorilla Classic
Pittsburg State University will host its third annual Indoor Gorilla Classic track and field meet Friday and Saturday. Competitors from PSU and other universities will compete in a wide variety of track and field events across the two days. The meet takes place inside the Robert W. Plaster Center on the PSU campus.
5. Pirates of Penzance
Pittsburg State University Opera and the Southeast Kansas Symphony are teaming up to performing Gilbert Sullivan’s classic “The Pirates of Penzance” Sunday. The performance will take place in the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall inside the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The performance begins at 3 p.m. and tickets range from $5 to $10.