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October 2018

ESU Homecoming

October 19 - October 21
Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, 66801
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Emporia State University is excited to welcome you home during Homecoming 2018! Homecoming is a time to reconnect with friends, faculty, and Emporia State University. We are looking forward to welcoming you home this year. HOMECOMING SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Ellen Plumb’s After Dark!

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2018

Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, 1122 Commercial
Emporia, 66801 United States
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Free

Your local independent bookstore is open until MIDNIGHT on Saturday nights! Join us for a variety of special events, from caricature artists to tarot card readers to book swaps to musical offerings by local musicians to board game nights and book crafting. Stop in to shop and partake of our quirky and fun special events!

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Chili Nights

October 21 @ 6:00 pm
Emporia Rec Center, 313 W 4th Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801
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On Sunday October 21 @ 6:00pm, join Emporia Recreation Center for the annual Chili Nights chili cook-off with a new twist!  We will battle it out with our Staff Chili contest, dive into a kids’ candy scramble-ages 5 and under- that will only take seconds for the kids to enjoy, and roast marshmallows at our famous s'more making fire pit, available on the front lawn. New this year, with Halloween right around the corner, is our Pumpkin Decorating Stations! Bring your own pumpkin…

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Ribbon Cutting – CBD American Shaman

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CBD American Shaman, 1117 Commercial St.
Emporia, 66801 United States
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Free

Join us on Wednesday, October 24th at 2:00 pm for a ribbon cutting celebrating new Chamber member CBD American Shaman, 1117 Commercial St. Ribbon Cuttings are always free and open to the public to attend.

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NASA Night

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 12, 2018

Peterson Planetarium, 1354 Merchant St., Cram Science Hall 31
Emporia, KS 66801 United States
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Free

Every Wednesday during the Fall semester of ESU, Peterson Planetarium will be hosting a free and open to the public presentation on space exploration. From the roots of the Space Race to how to be an astronaut yourself, we invite you to join us! Reservations are not required, but they do insure your seat. All of our shows start off with a live tour of the night sky with our star ball. Email us at scimathc@emporia.edu or follow us on…

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Monkey Jam featuring Andy Frasco and the UN

October 24 @ 7:00 pm
Lyon County History Center, 711 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS 66801
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FREE

Kansas Free for Arts Fall concert series Monkey Jam featuring Andy Frasco and the UN

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What’s Right with Kansas author talk and signing

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau, 719 Commercial St
Emporia, KS 66801 United States
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At a time when so much in civic life is disheartening, “What’s Right with Kansas” gives hope for a better tomorrow, created not by civic elites but by committed citizens. This new book from the Kansas Leadership Center tells the real-life stories of dozens of Kansans who demonstrate civic leadership principles we can all use to make progress on what we care most about in our communities. Join us for an author talk and book signing with Ed O'Malley. Books…

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Business Before Hours Sponsored by Flint Hills Community Health Center

October 25 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
$5.00 – $8.00

Join us Thursday, October 25 for a Business Before Hours from 7 to 9 a.m. This event is sponsored by Flint Hills Community Health Center, 420 W. 15th Ave. “Business Before Hours” are a great networking event that the Emporia Area Chamber hosts and a Chamber member sponsors each month! The cost is a $5 donation for Chamber members and their guests and an $8 donation for non-Chamber members. RSVP on-line through the Chamber Events Calendar at emporiakschamber.org, by calling…

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Community Awareness & Prevention Training

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

SOS is providing a FREE training on Oct 25th 2018 at Flint Hills Technical College (Thanks to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas) SOS will be giving information about their services, protection orders and providing an experience to walk in the shoes of a victim of domestic violence. Jamie Wallen and Janene Radke will be the guest speakers for the day, covering topics on how to talk to victims, start by believing and vicarious trauma activities. We will be…

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Introduction to Excel

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Emporia Public Library, 110 E. 6th Ave
Emporia, KS 66801 United States
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Free

October 25, 2:00–3:30 p.m. Large Meeting Room Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

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