Slime Day at the library

Children in grades 3 - 8 are invited to come out for some slimetastic fun from 4 - 6 p.m. today at Emporia Public Library, 110 E. 6th Ave.

They will have different kinds of ingredients for kids to experiment with and create their own slime recipe. The first 30 people to each program will have the opportunity to make magnetic slime with a magnet included.

This is a come-and-go program, so join in when you can. For questions, please call Young Adult Librarian, Tiffany Fay, at 340-6454 or email

All-American Mile

The All-American Mile, a fast, flat course that is four loops around Emporia State University’s circle drive, will take place 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation: The foundation provides a $35,000 college scholarship to the children of each fallen Marine of Federal Law Enforcement Officer.

Advanced registration ends Monday and is available for $15 using a paper form, or online at Race day registration is available for $20 (cash or check) from 6:30 a.m. - 7:15 am on Thursday. Checks can be made to The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation.

Model T Ford Club

The East Central Kansas Model T Ford Club will meet at the Burlington Library, located on US Hwy. 75, at 6:30 p.m. July 11. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share prior to the meeting.

All meetings are open to the public. Owning a Ford Model T or Model A is not a requirement for membership. This is a family organization and a chapter of the not for profit, National Model T Ford Club of America.

For additional information call Bud Redding at 785-733-2124.

ECKAN enrollment

ECKAN Head Start is now accepting applications for enrollment for its 2019-2020 programs. ECKAN provides full-day preschool for ages 3-5, childcare for ages birth - 3 and home-based services through age 5.

All services and programs are free.

Applications accepted 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday all year at 1130 Scott St. or 215 W. Sixth Ave., Room 205. ECKAN Head Start will be open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. July 10 for enrollment. Call 343-3270 or 342-2304 for more information.

Movie Trivia Night

The No Coast Film Festival will hold a Movie Trivia Night 6 - 8 p.m. July 18 at Twin Rivers Wine and Gourmet Shoppe.

Tickets are $25 per team (up to six players) and available at the winery. Funds raised benefit the No Coast Film Festival.

Bond Town Hall Meetings

Emporia Public Schools invites the public to attend one of four town hall meetings to learn about the bond as well as common district needs and project recommendations. The next meeting will be held 6 p.m. July 11 in the Emporia Middle School Cafetorium.

District administrators, as well as HTK architects, will be available to share information and answer any questions community stakeholders may have. Plans have developed over the past 18 months as information was gathered through the district facilities needs assessment. For questions or more information regarding the bond or town hall meetings please call 341-2200 or email

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