Front Porch Musical Festival

Come out for music from noon - 8 p.m. today with stages set up on porches at 1322 Rural St., 1018 West St., 1004 Rural St. and 1014 Neosho St. Food trucks will also be located along the 1000 block of Neosho Street.

For more information, follow the Emporia Front Porch Music Festival on Facebook.

Street Cats Club winter

house workshop

Street Cats Club is holding a winter house workshop from 1 - 3 p.m. today at the Emporia Humanitarian Center, 6th Avenue and Constitution Street. They are currently accepting donations for its Winter House Workshop. Donations of items or monetary funds can be accepted at the Humane Society of the Flint Hills during office hours. To purchase an item off of our Amazon Wish List, please click here:

Church basement sale

The First Congregational Church, 326 W. 12th Ave., will hold a church basement sale from 3 - 6 p.m. Oct. 23 and 8 a.m. - noon Oct. 24 at the church.

Enter through the west door. An elevator is also available.

Disc golf fundraiser

The Neosho Rapids Park Improvements committee is holding a disc golf fundraiser Nov. 1 at the Neosho Rapids Disc Golf Course. 18 holes. Check-in starts at noon at shotgun is at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $40.

Register at Fundraiser benefits Neosho Rapids Park Improvements.

Rummage and bake sale

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1508 W. 12th Ave., will hold a rummage sale and bake sale 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. today in the church basement. Seven rooms full of treasures, including furniture, arts and crafts, sporting goods, office supplies, clothing, toys, shoes, holiday items, household items, electronics and more.

Masks are required.

Proceeds go to the kitchen renovation fund.

No Coast Film Festival

The virtual No Coast Film Festival is 6 - 8:30 p.m. Friday - Sunday. This free event is open to the public. Visit for more details and a full schedule.

Registration open for

Emporia Freedom Fest

Registration is open for Emporia Freedom Fest, a series of outdoor events for people of all ages to enjoy the outdoors, exercise, and honor all veterans and their families. Events include a Run/Walk 5K, 16- or 40-mile ride, and the Dynamic Disc Freedom Fest Open. Virtual and on-site options.

Proceeds from registration benefit local veterans initiatives.

Register at

Neosho Rapids City Council

meets Wednesday

The Neosho Rapids City Council meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Neosho Rapids Community Building in Neosho Rapids.

Military care package drive ongoing

Donate items such as hard candy, cheese, crackers, socks, pencils, notebook paper, puzzles, books and toiletries for our troops through Oct. 15 at the following locations:

Goods Cash Saver, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., 2703 US-50; Graves Drugs, 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, 609 Commercial St.; Mark II Lumber, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, 825 E 6th Ave.; Mel’s Tire, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - noon on Saturday, 915 Graham St.; Reebles Country Mart, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., 1020 Merchant St.; VFW Post No. 1980, 2 p.m. - 9 p.m., 932 Graphic Arts Rd.

Call Dianne Tebbetts at 620-757-1390 for more information. Volunteers can help package the donations at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at VFW Post No. 1980, 932 Graphic Arts Rd.

Girl Scouts Fall Fun 2020

The Girl Scouts will hold its 2020 fall fun event from 9 a.m. - noon Oct. 17 at 1236 E. 12th Ave. Girls will pick a pumpkin, get a chance to decorate. Play games, dabble in crafts. Fun Patch and snacks provided.

Cost is $20 for girls, adults are free. Register on Ultra Camp by visiting Cookie credits can be used.

Emporia Community Blood Drive

The Emporia Community Blood Drive is noon. - 6 p.m. Oct. 14 and 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Emporia Presbyterian Church, 1702 W. 15th Ave.

Make a life-saving appointment by visiting and use sponsor keyword “Emporia” or call 800-RED-CROSS. Drink plenty of water and eat before your appointment, and bring your photo ID.

Volunteers needed

The Friendship Center is seeking volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Help out the community for as little as an hour a day. Days and hours are flexible.

Call Vicki for more information at 340-8001.

American Legion meets

American Legion Post 5, located at 2921 W. 12th Ave., holds membership meetings the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information, call the Legion at 342-1119.

Mobile resource bus

The Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Mobile Resource Bus is scheduling a stop in Emporia to assistant with food, clothing, books, personal hygiene items, diapers and season items. Appointment services for rental assistance and utility assistance can be made two weeks prior to the visits.

The bus is scheduled to be at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, 205 S. Lawrence St., from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

Call 913-433-2039 to schedule an appointment.

Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry

The John and Frances Ice Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church will serve from 4 p.m. — 6 p.m. Sundays via curbside pick up.

To-go meals available for pick-up while supplies last.

Do you have an event or fundraiser for About Town? Email or call 342-4800.

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