Clothing giveaway

A community clothing giveaway will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 102 W. Jackson.

Clothing giveaway

A community clothing giveaway will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 102 W. Jackson.

Available free will be a variety of good, gently worn and some new clothing for men, women and children, suitable for school, work and play.
Items will include shirts, sweaters, slacks, jeans, sweatshirts, suits, blouses, skirts, dresses, coats, nightwear and shoes.

Also available will be a limited number of purses, backpacks, bedding, household items, toys, games, books and miscellaneous items.

Pittsburg Farmers Market

Pittsburg Farmers Market will open at 7:30 a.m. and run until noon or sold out at Second and Broadway. Parking will be available in the Bank of America parking lot, with a new walkway built for customers to walk over to the market.

Available items will include canary melons, okra, eggplant, green and yellow zucchini, cucumbers, sweet corn, potatoes, beets, lettuce, heirloom tomatoes in a variety of colors and styles, tomatoes, heirloom squash, spaghetti squash, white/yellow pattypan squash, yellow squash, onions, cabbage, turnips, Swiss chard, garlic, green beans, fresh herbs, honey, natural pork, beef, chicken and eggs, sprouted wheat bread, pesto sauce, brewed fair trade coffee and teas, fresh pineapple and strawberry habanero jams, pies, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, muffins, baked ranch crackers, gluten-free baked goods, gluten-free vegan snacks, cookies, jams, jellies, baked goods, cookie mixes, Adirondack and outdoor furniture, wooden benches, garden trellises, bird feeders, garden fences, bird/butterfly/bat houses, planter boxes, jewelry, journals, boxes, decorated picture frames, picture mats, greeting cards, headbands, hair bows, hair bow holders, wilderness survivor bracelets  which unravel into 11 feet of rope for emergency use, art, handmade soaps, laundry detergents, Farmers Market T-shirts and more.

All items are produced or handmade by local market producers within 75 miles of Pittsburg. The market accepts Vision, debit and credit cards at the information booth. New this year, most produce vendors will accept Kansas Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers/checks, which are to be used only for the purchase of fresh produce.
Volunteer at the information booth will be Charlanne Travis Gadberry.

Anyone wishing to entertain at the market or use the community booth may call 231-3835.  Those needing additional information or wishing to join the market may visit Facebook or call a member of the market leadership team. They are Ed Cook, 417-842-3519,; Jerry Friel, 417-438-1807,; Chuckie Hessong, 620-249-3011,; or Susan Mitchell, 620-724-2459, Prizes are being awarded to Facebook “friends” who sign up on certain numbers.

Quilt entry day

Little Balkans Quilt Guild will accept entries for the annual Little Balkans Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower level of Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium.

There will be an entry fee of $3 per item, except for antique quilts and youth-made quilts. Late entries will not be accepted.

Vietnam vets

Bob Munson, commander of Pittsburg American Legion Post 64, has invited all area Vietnam veterans to a meeting at 2 p.m. at the post home, 2815 N. Joplin.

The meeting, which will run about one hour, will cover veterans benefits and other benefits that Vietnam veterans are entitled to receive.

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. Children 6 and younger will eat free.

AHS Our Gang

ARCADIA — Arcadia High School Our Gang will have a potluck dinner and meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Arcadia Community Center.

Polka Fest

WEST MINERAL — The 21st annual Polka Fest will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at Big Brutus.

The Don Lipovac and Johnnie Zibert Bands will perform. Polish sausage, Italian sausage, hot dogs, potica and strudel will be available, and there will be a beer garden.

There will be an admission charge. Those attending should bring lawn chairs, but no cans, coolers or bottles will be allowed.

‘Soul Surfer’

OSWEGO — The new movie “Soul Surfer” will be shown at 8 p.m. in the lot just south of the Sonic Drive-In in Oswego. Those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.

The film tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton, who lost an arm during a shark attack in 2003 when she was 13. AnnaSophia Robb stars as Bethany, with Dennis Quaid and Helen Hunt playing her parents.

The movie is being sponsored by the  Oswego Christian Church in conjunction with its annual free school clothes giveaway, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the same location.

In case of rain, the clothing giveaway and the movie will be held in the church gymnasium at 11048a U.S. Highway 59, Oswego. Anyone needing additional information may call the church at 620-795-2637.