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Cloud County Community College – Geary County Campus

Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

Geary Community Hospital

Geary County Health Department

Geary County K-State Research & Extension

Junction City Parks and Recreation Department

Milford Nature Center

Rock Springs 4-H Camp Conference and Retreat Center

USD 475

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

Introduction

The Learning Is for Everyone (LIFE) community education program is dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the people of Geary County, Ft. Riley and the surrounding area. It is based on the premise that the quality of life in any community is dependent upon the opportunity for the personal development of its individual citizens. LIFE provides a means for people to share their knowledge, exchange ideas and pursue their interests through lifelong learning.

LIFE is actually an organization of organizations. To pool their resources and coordinate their efforts, several local groups with common missions have formed a partnership that will allow them to expand their programs and services by reaching more and teaching more. The current partners include the City of Junction City, Cloud County Community College, Dorothy Bramlage Public Library, Geary Community Hospital, Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Geary County Health Department, Geary County K-State Research & Extension, Junction City Arts Council, Junction City Parks and Recreation Department, Milford Nature Center, Rock Springs 4-H Center, and USD 475.

Each agency is responsible for their own programs, including registering students & collecting fees. Keeping that in mind, registration is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Check the catalog listings for any classes you or your family might enjoy this semester. For each one, look at the line marked "Registration deadline" to see if any advanced sign-up is required.
  2. If so, check the line marked "Sponsored by" to see which one of the Learning Is for Everyone partners is responsible for that class.
  3. Contact the sponsoring agency to sign-up and pay any associated fees.


It's that simple!

Each agency has its own policy regarding class cancellations, refunds, and rescheduling. Please direct any questions regarding classes in which you might be interested to the organization listed as the sponsor.

If you have a suggestion for a class you would like to see added to the schedule or if you are interested in teaching a class on a particular topic, please contact the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library. LIFE is based on the philosophy that anyone can learn and anyone can teach. Your ideas for ways to expand and improve the program will be gladly accepted!

This directory was compiled and edited by the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library.

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Books and Reading


DISCOVERING YOUR NEXT GREAT READ

Are you stumped about what to read next? Is your "to-read" list dwindling quickly? Maybe you have an impending vacation and no good book in sight. This class will teach you about online resources that can help point you in the right direction toward books you'll love.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 2:00 p.m.
Day(s): Wednesdays
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):August 9
Registration deadline: Aug. 8th
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


FOREVER YOUNG ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The Forever Young Adult book club is an informal monthly meeting designed to bring together teen and adult readers to discuss Young Adult fiction. Just because they're called "Young Adult" books doesn't mean they're only for young readers. The stories in YA fiction speak to readers young and old. So whether you are the target audience (young adults) or you just enjoy the stories, come join in on the fun! For our June selection, we will combine with The Movie Was Better? book group, as well as Ladies of the Night, Mahogany Readers, and Mystery Club, to discuss the book and view its movie adaptation.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (except Nov. 1st at 6:30 p.m.)
Day(s): 1st Wednesday of each month (except June on 1st Thursday and July on 2nd Wednesday)
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except November in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s): 

September 6 - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
October 4 - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
November 1 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (movie and discussion)
December 6 - I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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LADIES OF THE NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Ladies of the Night is an informal monthly discussion group whose members read books featuring strong female characters, many who have overcome adversity; books that focus on relationships and the bonding/unifying experience of women; and books that explore the positive aspects of women's lives. In other words, they read books written by, for, and about women.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Mondays
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except June in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s):

August 7 – Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
September 11 – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
October 2 – The Bridge Ladies: a Memoir by Betsy Lerner
November 6 – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
December 4 – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MAHOGANY READERS

Mahogany Readers is a monthly discussion group open to anyone who wants to read and discuss books written by African-American authors, particularly urban and Christian fiction as well as the occasional African-American classic. Discussions are conducted in a friendly, informal manner that involves the sharing of ideas, feelings, experiences, and food.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.  
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library (except November at a location to be announced)
Cost: None
Date(s):

August 3 – Faithful by Kim Cash Tate
September 7 – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
October 5 – Pick an African American author
November 2 – The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
December 7 – Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


The Book Was Better

How many times have you watched a book-based movie and had this thought? How many times have you watched a movie and didn't even know that it was based on a book? Movies and their stars get all of the glory but this discussion group will show authors the love when it meets to talk about the books upon which movies have been or are being made.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m (except August and November at 6:30 p.m)
Day(s): 2nd Thursday of each month (except November on 1st Wednesday)
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library 
Cost: None
Date(s):

August 10 – Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (movie and discussion)
September 14 – The Circle by Dave Eggers
October 12 – My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
November 1 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (movie and discussion) (Joint meeting with Forever Young Adult Book Discussion Group)
December 14 – Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp (basis for film Die Hard)

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MYSTERY CLUB

There are no usual suspects in this semester's selected readings for the Mystery Club. Each of the titles has a unique take on the genre that keeps members turning the pages until the wee hours. The June meeting will be on a special day and time with a group of very special people, the members of all of the other discussion groups!

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): 2nd Tuesday of each month (except June on 1st Thursday)
Place:  Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s):

September 12 – The Ranger by Ace Atkins
October 10 – Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio
November 14 – The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
December 12 – Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK)

Fall Theme: Childhood Classics The books in this series, by authors from Great Britain and the United States, speak of courage and faith, of insurmountable obstacles, character, and the power of love. They reveal our society's most cherished visions of family life, and celebrate the power of the imagination to pass values and traditions on to the next generation. TALK is a program designed for those who enjoy reading and talking about books. The sessions are informal, and readers may share their ideas or simply sit back and enjoy the discussions. TALK books can be checked out at the library's front desk approximately one month before each discussion date. TALK is co-sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Fourth Mondays
Place:  Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):

September 25 – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
October 23 – Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
November 27 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Business and Finance


Child Care Licensing Orientation

The goal of the Child Care Licensing Program is to reduce the risk of predictable harm to children while in out-of-home settings and to provide information to those interested in becoming licensed child care providers. The orientation discusses all information pertinent for obtaining a license including training requirements, licensing requirements, etc. It is also a time for prospective providers to bring questions or concerns for discussion.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6-8pm
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street, Junction City
Cost: None
Date(s): September 7, October 5, November 2
Registration deadline: Call 785-776-4779, ext. 7678 to pre-register
Sponsored by: Riley County Health Department


FIRST TIME HOME BUYING

Register for this free informational workshop that will focus on the elements of home buying from your credit score to the type of loans that are available. This will be an excellent learning opportunity for first time home buyers as well as those buying again. A question and answer session will follow the workshop.

Instructor: Geneva Hauser – Haven Realty Group
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6pm
Day(s): Wednesday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): September 13
Registration deadline: Sep 11
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


HOW TO START A BUSINESS

From identifying a business opportunity to hiring employees, this workshop helps prospective business owners understand the steps involved in opening a new business.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 5-7pm
Day(s): Thursday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): Aug 17th
Registration deadline: Aug 15th Registration is online at https://ksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/23106 or by email at ksbdc@washburn.edu.
Sponsored by: Economic Development Division, Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce


RESUME REFRESH – CLASS and WORKSHOP

Whether you're starting a job search or seeking to change positions, most employers will request a resume. This class will cover the basics of building a resume and the dos and don'ts. Then students will have time to type up or work on their resume and ask questions. Students will need basic computer skills and a written or printed version of their job and education history.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:30pm
Day(s): Wednesdays
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): Aug 23rd or October 18
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Co-owner of DJB Innovation, Brian Yount, will be teaching the fundamentals of social media marketing with Facebook. Students will explore the Facebook algorithm, the formula for what makes a good Facebook page, how to create Facebook ads, and how to target the right audience that will bring real results.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7pm
Day(s): Wednesday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): October 11
Registration deadline: October 10
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


SUPER SAVERS COUPON CLASS/SWAP

We all know grocery shopping is a must. Wouldn't it be great to save a little dough with your bread, milk and eggs? Our group is all about saving money! We meet weekly to make new friends, share deals and talk about our frugal ways. We have a community coupon swap and are happy to answer any questions about the reality of extreme couponing (not the TV show). Great group for both seasoned and inexperienced couponers. We are excited to help you save money! Call the 12th Street Community Center, 785-238-7529, for more information.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 9-10am
Day(s): Every other Tuesday
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: none
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN FOR A NEW BUSINESS

From writing a mission statement to generating financial projections, this workshop takes attendees through the steps of writing a business plan for starting a new business or managing a newly opened business.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Day(s): Saturday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): November 18
Registration deadline: November 16. Registration is online at https://ksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/23107 or by email at ksbdc@washburn.edu.
Sponsored by: Economic Development Division, Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce


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Computers


EXCEL 101

Excel spreadsheets can be used to efficiently and quickly manage, sort, and organize data and therefore have many practical, everyday applications. You can create address and contact lists, track your expenses, balance your checkbook, and more. This class will give an overview of Microsoft's Excel program including vocabulary, sizing columns and rows, formatting cells, and how to use the Formula Bar and AutoSum. Students need basic mouse and keyboarding skills for this class.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 16
7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28
1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25
7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 16

Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


FACEBOOK BASICS

More than 2 billion people have joined Facebook, making it the world's most popular social media website. In this class, you'll learn about the essentials needed to connect and reconnect with friends and family, while staying safe and taking advantage of the many features Facebook offers.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 25 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 6
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


PUZZLED ABOUT TECHNOLOGY? ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE AT YOUR LIBRARY

Is technology leaving you behind? Do you want to brush up your computer skills? Would you like tips on the best way to do research or find what you need online? If so, call the library to schedule one-on-one instruction with a member of the library's reference staff. We are available to assist you with:
Basic Computer Skills
Includes basic computer operation, navigating with a mouse, setting up and using an e-mail account, and beginning word processing.
Getting the Most out of Library-Offered Databases
Includes instruction on AtoZ Databases, Lynda.com, Learning Express, Mango Languages and research-based online options available through the State Library of Kansas.
My Device 411
Receive assistance with your new smartphone, tablet, or e-reader. Learn how to use your device or use it more efficiently. Find out how to select, use and close apps, and discover how to checkout free e-books, movies, and music for your devices. Also learn about the digital resources that the library offers through Hoopla and Sunflower eLibrary.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Date(s):
Call 785-238-4311 to schedule a session (Note: One-on-One Basic Computer Skills is only available 8:15 to 9:00 a.m., Monday - Thursday)
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: none
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


SMARTPHONE AND TABLET ASSISTANCE

Having trouble with your smartphone or tablet device? Want to get better acquainted with your digital device (without feeling embarrassed)? The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library offers a free service assisting individuals on their smart devices and helping them learn the major functions of that device from setting up email to downloading applications. Please come in or call us at 785-238-4311 and we will set up a time to work with you and your device.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): By appointment
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: none
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


TECH SPOTLIGHT – SOFTWARE LEARNING ONLINE

Develop your business, software, technology, and creative skills online on your own schedule. High-quality video tutorials on Lynda.com help anyone learn or improve personal and professional skills. Lynda resources are free with your Dorothy Bramlage Public Library card. Come learn how Lynda.com works and what it has to offer.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 30 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 18
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


WORD 101

Microsoft Word is a word-processing software used to write letters, make lists, take notes, create resumes, generate invoices, etc. And even if you are not planning on doing a lot of writing, word processing will come in handy when you are composing an email. This class will provide you with the information you need to use Microsoft Word to: copy, cut, and paste; to underline, center, change font sizes and styles; to save your documents, and use spell check. Students need basic mouse and keyboarding skills for this class.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s):/Date(s):
1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 12
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Creative Arts


ARTS & MEMORIES

Let your wish be my design with paper art and wood burning. All projects will be made from the instructor’s original designs.

Instructor:  Rita Kraushaar from Riley, Kansas
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 3:00 p.m. (except August at 1:30 p.m.)
Days(s): Thursdays
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: Materials fee varies with each project
Date(s):
10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19 – Wood burning $20
1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 24 – Adult Color & Cut Paper Dolls $10
Registration deadline: One week prior to each class including materials fee payment
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


BARN QUILT BLOCK CLASS

Learn the history of one of America's treasures and make your own Barn Quilt Block at the class. All the supplies you will need are provided. Please bring snacks and/or lunch with drinks.

Instructor:  Helen Haynes
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Day(s): Saturdays
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $40.00
Date(s): August 5 or October 7
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to each class including payment of the materials fee
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


BASKET MAKING

Students will learn the basic techniques of basket weaving by completing a project each time the class meets. This is also an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to renew or hone their weaving skills. Class size is limited, so register early.

Instructor: Helen Haynes, owner of Hobby Haven, has over 24 years of basket weaving experience.
Ages/Grades: Ages 15 and older. Anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Time(s): 6:00–9:00 p.m. (ending time approximate)
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: Materials fee varies with each project
Date(s):
Monday, August 28 – Hanging Key Basket $18
Thursday, September 28 – Fall Design $20
Friday, November 3 – Holiday/Winter Design $20
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to each class date including payment of the materials fee
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


CARDS2U – CARD MAKING WITH DONNA

Donna developed a love of scrapbooking while still on active duty with the Air Force, and as her family grew, so did the need for more scrapbooks. In 2015, she began her Cards2U business, and she makes a huge variety of cards from artists like Heartfelt Creations, Elizabeth Crafts, Concord and 9th, Alt E New, and Gina Marie. She now shares her passion with the community by offering card making classes at Hobby Haven.

Ages/Grades: Teens and Adults
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $15.00. All materials will be provided, and each student will make 3 to 4 cards per class.
Date(s):
1:00 p.m., August 17 – Birthday cards
6:00 p.m., August 31 – Box Cards
1:00 p.m., September 5 – Fall Cards
1:00 p.m., October 5– Halloween Cards
6:00 p.m., October 19 – Thanksgiving Cards
1:00 p.m., November 2 – 3D Christmas Cards
6:00 p.m., November 16 – 3 D Christmas Cards
Registration deadline: One week prior to each class including materials fee payment. Students may register at the library or at Hobby Haven.Two weeks prior to each class date including materials fee payment (except June class on 5/30 due to Memorial Day holiday)
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


CREATE IT YOURSELF

Learn new skills and techniques and explore a variety of different types of art media in this hands-on class. A new project will be created each month.

Instructor: Helen Haynes
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:00 p.m.
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $10 materials fee
Date(s): Monday, August 14 – Wine Bottle Painting
Friday, September 8 – Christmas Ornaments

Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to each class date including materials fee payment (except June class on 5/30 due to Memorial Day holiday)
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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GEM STUDIOS PAINTING CLASSES

Painting classes for all ages are offered at GEM Studios. Cost, dates, projects etc. vary depending upon the class. More information and registration is available at https://squareup.com/store/gem-studios. Please also visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GEMStudiosJC/

Sponsored by: GEM Studios


KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS

In this class you will learn the basics of knitting: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.  You will be provided with tips that will help you to successfully create knitting projects.

Instructor: Sue Carpenter
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 1:00 p.m.
Days(s): Second Saturday of the month
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $10 per class
Date(s): August 12, September 9, October 14 and November 112
Registration deadline: One week prior to each class including materials fee payment
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MIXED MEDIA CANVAS ART CLASS

Learn how to use several mixed media techniques—stenciling, layering, stamping, various texture applications, gesso basics, decoupage and more. In each class you will create a themed 8" x 16" canvas that is ready to hang in your home or give as a gift. No prior experience is required and all supplies will be provided except pattern papers which allow you to customize to your own preference and décor.

Instructor: Heather Scott
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:30 p.m.
Days(s): Fridays
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $25
Date(s): August 25, September 22, October 13 and November 10
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to each class date including material fees payment
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS

In this class you will learn the basics of composition. You will learn about the different types of cameras and how to choose one for yourself. You will learn the basics of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity. Most importantly, you will learn how to enjoy photography!

Instructor: Joel Garber, A/V Communications Teacher at USD 475

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s):/Day(s): 7pm on Wednesday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: none
Date(s):
September 27
Registration deadline: September 25
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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STUDIO TIME

The Junction City Arts Council is offering free studio time to adults on Thursday nights!

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: Junction City Arts Council Studio, C.L. Hoover Opera House
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: Call 785-762-2581 or email jcartscouncil1@gmail.com for additional information.
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


TATTING—MAKING LACE

Tatting is a Victorian method of crafting handcrafted lace. It is constructed by creating a series of knots and loops on a tatting shuttle or tatting needles. Join us to learn this ageless technique.

Instructor: Sue Carpenter is an experienced tatter who learned how to tat from her grandmother at the age of eight.
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 1:00 p.m.
Days(s): Saturdays
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $10 per class
Date(s): August 26, September 23, October 28, and December 2
Registration deadline: One week prior to each class including materials fee payment
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Creative Free Time


GENEALOGY WEBSITES FOR BEGINNERS

Research your family history online without using Ancestry.com. Learn tips and strategies that will assist you in searching through millions of genealogical records including census, military, birth, and death records. Family history searches will be conducted using various free online sources. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops to the class.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Dates(s): 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 14
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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JUNCTION CITY CHESS CLUB

Are you new to the game of Chess? Are you an experienced player looking to expand your knowledge? Join us Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. All ages and experience levels are welcome to come play.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays
Place: GEM Studios, 815 N. Jefferson Street
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: GEM Studios


MEMOIR WRITING WITH SALLY JARDINE

Sally Jardine had an unusual story to tell. Her teen and early adult years were spent in a Catholic convent, what she calls "The Lord's Boot Camp," learning to become a nun. Her memoir about those years, The Shortest Skirt, will be available for purchase (or can be ordered through Amazon). Books will be signed by the author. At 5:30 p.m. Sally will talk about the processes of memoir writing and self-publishing.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays
Place: C.L. Hoover Opera House, 135 W. 7th Street
Cost: None
Date(s): September 28
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


WRITERS' WORKSHOP

Bring your tablet or legal pad. Write with others, get feedback, and get answers for your self-publishing questions. Class will be led by Matthew J. Olson.

Ages/Grades: Teenagers–Adults
Time(s): 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: Arts Council offices, C. L. Hoover Opera House
Cost: $5 per class
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

Interested in writing your family history, but don't know where to start? Join an established writing group meeting twice a month at the library that uses the techniques developed by Kansan Charley Kempthorne, author of A Complete Guide to Writing Your Family History. Work on techniques that will assist you in remembering your past; in writing the narratives of your life; and in publishing your history for your family and friends. 

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 1:00 p.m.
Day(s): Second Thursday of each month
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Fitness and nutrition


FARMERS MARKET FRESH

Want to know what to do with those flavorful and fresh purchases you make at the weekly farmers market? Check out our nutrition education booth at the Geary Community Hospital Farmers Market on Thursday evenings this summer! We will have recipes and offer samples of food prepared using fresh farmers market products. Learn how you can make healthier food choices while supporting our local food producers. Contact Deb Andres, 785-238-4161 or dandres1@ksu.edu, with questions or for additional information.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: Front parking lot, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: None
Date(s): June 1–September 28
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary County K-State Research and Extension


FITNESS CENTER

Our Fitness Center features PACE equipment that is hydraulic and adjustable with dial controls. This equipment accommodates a wide range of fitness levels at the same time and prevents you from hitting a plateau. Hydraulic circuit training has great fitness benefits and you will lose inches and tone up fast.  Seniors, women, and men can all benefit from this facility! Call 785-238-7529 for additional information.

Ages/Grades: Ages 16 and over
Days/Time(s)::
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost:
$3.00 per visit or $25.00 for a 20 punch activity card
Ages 55 and over: $2.00 per visit or $15 for a 20 punch activity card
Date(s) Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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WALK 4 FITNESS

Join us to walk toward physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Walkers are encouraged to use our full-sized gymnasium. Just 12 laps around the gym equals one mile. Come down to enjoy the controlled climate!

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): All day
Day(s): Monday–Friday
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): August-December
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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YOGA

This Vinyasa slow flow yoga class is 50 minutes long, and features easy, low back stretches, feel-good hip openers, and gentle knee and core strengtheners. Yoga can help increase flexibility and strength while relieving stress. Beginners welcome! (Free childcare provided for kids ages 2 and older.)

Ages/Grades: Ages 16 and over
Time(s): 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Day(s): Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost:
$3.00 per visit or $25.00 for a 20 punch activity card
Ages 55 and over: $2.00 per visit or $15 for a 20 punch activity card
Registration deadline: none. Call 785-238-7529 for additional class information.
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


ZUMBA

The Zumba program is an effective, exhilarating, Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness-party. You will receive a progressive core workout, full-body cardio and strength training, and have a stress-relieving, energy-producing fitness experience.

Ages/Grades: Ages 12 and older
Time(s): 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost:
$3.00 per class or $25.00 for a 20 punch activity card
Ages 55 and over: $2.00 per visit or $15 for a 20 punch activity card
Date(s): Ongoing. Call 785-238-7529 for additional class information.
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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Health and Wellness – Support Groups


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

AA provides fellowship for men and women who can share their experiences and provide support in order that members may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcohol addiction.

Time(s):/Day(s): Sundays at 12:00 p.m., Monday–Friday at 12:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
Place: 119 West 7th Street
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None. For additional information visit the web site at aa.org. For exact meeting information see kansas-aa.org. The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline is also available at 1-866-645-8216.


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

This group provides a supportive and understanding environment for people who are learning to cope with loss. Each class cycle lasts for six weeks with approximately three months between cycles.

Time(s): 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: Conference Room, Martha K. Hoover Women's Center, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: None
Date(s): Call Robin Fronk, 785-762-2653, for additional information including the dates for the next class cycle.
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary Community Hospital


CENTRAL KANSAS FOUNDATION FOR ALCOHOL AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

This service provides prevention and education services, assessment and referral services, outpatient and residential services, Pathfinder Recovery Center, and medical referrals.

Time(s):/Day(s): 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Place: 839 N. Eisenhower Drive
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: Call for an appointment. Visit the web site at c-k-f.org or call 785-762-3700 for additional information.


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CRISIS CENTER, INC.

The Crisis Center provides free, confidential services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Services include 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, safe shelter, emergency transportation, individual and group counseling, advocacy, and community education and training.

Time(s):/Day(s): The Center operates twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week
Cost: None
Registration deadline: None. Call 785-762-8835 or 1-800-727-2785 for additional information.


DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP

These support group meetings provide information regarding diabetes. Topics discussed usually focus on the self-management of diabetes. Call or email Laurel Peterson, RN at 785-210-3344 or lpeterson@gchks.org for additional information.

Time(s): 6:00 p.m.
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: 3rd floor, Medical Arts II Building, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary Community Hospital


FLINT HILLS DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE

The Alliance is a support group for those affected by depression or bipolar disorder. The monthly meeting formats vary from informational film viewings, to guest presentations, to caring and sharing sessions, to an occasional social event such as a summer picnic or pizza party.

Time(s): 6:30 p.m.
Day(s): First and third Thursday of each month
Place: First Christian Church basement, 5th and Humboldt Streets, Manhattan
Cost: None but donations are accepted
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None. Visit the web site at dbsa.manhattanks.org or contact John Jagger at 785-236-2366 or Ann Foster at 785-776-1332 for additional information.


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FRIEND-TO-FRIEND CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

The Friend-to-Friend Caregiver Support Group is one of many support groups for caregivers in northeast Kansas. At the support group information on caregiving—including care of the caregiver—is discussed. Confidentiality is incumbent.

Time(s): 9:30 a.m.
Day(s): Third Tuesday of each month
Place: Faith Lutheran Church, 212 North Eisenhower
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None. Contact Geary County K-State Research and Extension at 785-238-4161 for additional information.
Sponsored by: Geary County K-State Research & Extension


INNOVATIVE WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS (IWLS) SUPPORT GROUP & SEMINAR

This group provides new and ongoing helpful information to patients who have had Gastric By-Pass surgery or who are thinking about it. It will provide attendees the opportunity to meet the staff, including the surgeons, nurses, dietician and psychologist. Questions and discussions are encouraged between individuals and previous patients who have had the surgery.

Time(s): Support group: 5:00–6:30 p.m., Informational seminar: 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Day(s):/Date(s): 2nd Thursday of each month
Place: Third Floor Conference Room, Medical Arts II Building, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: None
Registration deadline: Please call 785-762-4575 for additional information.
Sponsored by: Geary Community Hospital (Innovative Weight Loss Solutions)


TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

This support group seeks to offer assistance to traumatic brain injury patients, their family members, and caregivers.

Time(s): 5:30 p.m.
Day(s): Fourth Thursday of each month
Place: College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1609 College Avenue, Manhattan  
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing 
Registration deadline: None. Contact Jane Garcia at 785-532-1493 for additional information.


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Holidays and special events


Holidays and special events


ALL TREATS DAY

Come out for the Annual Halloween All Treats Day. The Junction City High School Marching Band will lead the parade at 5:15 p.m. with eager children in their costumes following behind. Local merchants and businesses will hand out candy to the children as they march down Washington Street. There will be a hot dog stand located at Exchange Bank with the proceeds going to United Way and Flint Hills Church Junction City will also be there to pass out balloon animals to the children. Then it's off to the 12th Street Community Center for games, treats and more. We can't wait for this 'spooktacular' night!

Ages/Grades: Kids of all ages
Time(s):  5:15 p.m. – Parade begins on Washington Street
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. - Games & treats at 12th Street Community Center

Day(s): Thursday
Place: Washington Street between 6th and 10th Streets and 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): October 26
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce and Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


CHRISTMAS MARKET

Kick off your holiday shopping in Heritage Park at the Junction City Arts Council's annual Christmas Market.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Day(s):  Friday
Place: Heritage Park
Cost: None
Date(s): November 24
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


CHRISTMAS PARADE

Floats, bands, lights and the arrival of Santa Claus! Celebrate the opening of the Christmas season as Santa Claus turns on the lights in Heritage Park. The parade will start at Junction City High School and travel east on 6th St. to Heritage Park.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  5:30 p.m.
Day(s):  Friday
Place: Heritage Park
Cost: None
Date(s): November 24
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau


EAGLE DAY

Take a guided bus tour and view Bald Eagles as they soar above Milford Lake or watch them as they sit in the tall Cottonwood trees along the lake's shore. Learn about nesting eagles in Kansas and watch the 'Live Eagle' program. Children can visit the Kids' Tent for activities and crafts. Free entrance to Milford State Park for all vehicles.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Day(s):  Saturday
Place: Milford Nature Center
Cost: None
Date(s): January 13
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Milford Nature Center


FORT RILEY FALL APPLE DAY

Historical reenactors and the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard provide a look at the past. Equipment displays and hands-on activities provide a look at the present. Vendors, booths, displays and demonstrations. Family fun for all! Don't forget to buy one of the famous handmade apple pies made from Libby Custer's own recipe, wife of General George Custer.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
Day(s):  Saturday
Place: Artillery Parade Field, Main Post, Fort Riley
Cost: None
Date(s): September 23
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Fort Riley


GALLERY WALK

Downtown merchants will turn their businesses into "art galleries" featuring the works of regional artists

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  5:00 – 7:00 p.m
Day(s):  Friday
Place: Downtown merchants on Washington and 7th Streets
Cost: None
Date(s): December 8
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


GCHS FALL FAIR & ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Just as summer fun comes to an end and the new school year gets underway, the Geary County Historical Society brings you their Fall Fair & Ice Cream Social! Entertainment, vendors, pie sales and more!

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Day(s):  Sunday
Place: Geary County Historical Society Museum
Cost: None
Date(s): September 17
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary County Historical Society


HAPPY DAYS CAR SHOW

Fun event for the whole family. Cool cars, music, entertainment, food and other vendors.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Day(s):  Saturday
Place: 7th and Jefferson Streets
Cost: None
Date(s): September 30
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


JAMMIN' IN JC BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL

Blues and BBQ...it's a winning combination! Music will fill the air with Texas Style Blues and a four category BBQ contest in historic downtown Junction City. Blues bands will feature local, regional, and nationally known artists. Food and drink vendors on site. Bring your blankets and your lawn chairs!

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  5:00 – 10:00 p.m., Friday
Noon – 10:00 p.m., Saturday

Place: Heritage Park
Cost: None
Date(s): September 22 - 23
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Jammin' in JC Blues and BBQ Committee


JUNCTION CITY LITTLE THEATER

Join us at the C.L. Hoover Opera House for the 2017-2018 season.
Date(s): The Fantasticks September 7 - 10
A Few Good Men November 10-12 and 17-19
Lend Me a Tenor February 23 – 25
The Wizard of Oz April 20 - 22 and 27 – 29


JAMMIN' IN JC BLUES & BBQ FESTIVAL

Ride our hay rack and come explore our nature trail by moonlight. Learn the truth about spiders, snakes, bats, owls and other Halloween monsters. Enjoy cookies and cider with our own Mother Nature. Come in costumes if you like, we'll be in ours!

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  5:30 – 8:30 p.m
Place: Milford State Park
Cost: No entry fee but there is a $5 daily vehicle pass for Milford State Park
Date(s): October 14
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Milford State Park


MOVIE IN THE PARK

Join us for the last movie of the season, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, in beautiful Heritage Park in downtown Junction City.

Ages/Grades: Families and adults (Movie is rated PG-13)
Time(s):  Movie begins at dusk (approx. 9:00 p.m.)
Place: Heritage Park
Cost: None
Date(s): August 11
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Community Involvement Unit, Junction City Police Department


POOCH PLUNGE

Can Fido, Bowser, or Rover swim? Is your dog a social butterfly while around other canine species? If you answered "Yes" to the previous questions then join the Junction City Parks and Recreation Department for its annual Pooch Plunge.

Ages/Grades:All ages
Time(s): 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Place: Municipal Pool
Cost: None
Date(s): August 13
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


TRIVIA NIGHT

Challenge yourself and test your knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening and light snacks will be served. Trivia questions are all presented in a multiple choice format. Come and join the fun!

Ages/Grades:High school age and adults
Time(s): 6:30 p.m.
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): August 11 and October 13
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Please join us for National Wreaths Across America Day, as we remember and honor our fallen heroes. The wreath laying ceremony will be conducted by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. Representatives from the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will also be in attendance. Wreaths will be placed at the Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Purple Heart Memorial, POW/MIA Memorial and the Law Enforcement Memorial.

Ages/Grades:All ages
Time(s): 9:30 a.m
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): December 16
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Wreaths Across America


ZOMBIE TOXIN HAUNTED HOUSE

Weekends in October, come to the scariest haunted house in Kansas! This haunted house contains claustrophobic passages, sudden scares, loud noises, air blasts, scenes of gore and violence, strobe lights, fog and mist, stairs and uneven floors, extended periods of darkness, severe and heart-pounding psychological terror and is just ridiculously creepy! Younger children can enjoy our "Halloween Town" attraction with carnival games, trick or treating, outdoor maze and a costume contest.

Ages/Grades:All ages
Time(s):  Thursdays. Fridays, and Saturdays
7:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Place: Zombie Toxin Haunted House, 417 N. Franklin Street
Cost: Regular admission $17.00
Date(s): October 6 – October 31
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Zombie Toxin Haunted House


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Language arts


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

This class gives non-native speakers of the English language the opportunity to develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Space is limited, so sign up for this series of classes early.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s): September 19 & 26 and October 3, 17, 24 & 31
Registration deadline: September 18
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH MANGO LANGUAGES

The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is your gateway to Mango Languages, a language-learning database that combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. It includes instruction for seventy-two different languages, from American Sign and Egyptian Arabic to Vietnamese and Yiddish. Instruction for English as a Second Language is also available from twenty-one different first languages. The courses are available in two intensities, Mango Conversations and Mango Premier. To learn more about them, just visit the library's home page and click on the Mango Languages link. Those who would like a one-on-one guided tour with a member of the Reference staff can call 238-4311 or send an email to reference@jclib.org to make an appointment.


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Outdoor Life


Your Guide To

Junction City Park Facilities

 
 
Park Name and AddressRestroomsGazeboShelterElectricityBBQPlaygroundSportsFountainTrailMemorialSq. Ft./Acre
Bluffs Park
1821 Caroline Ave
1.1 Mile
Bramlage Park
420 Grant Ave
2 Mile306,525/7
Buffalo Soldier Park
200 W 18th
73,029/1.7
Cleary Park
900 W 12th
328,059/5
Coronado Park
716 S Washington
173,100/4
Hammond Family Park
700 W 13th
328,059/5
Heritage Park
127 W 6th
149,551/3.43
Homer's Pond
100 S Eisenhower
12 & ↓ or 65 & ↑1.1 Mile780,085/18
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
12th & Franklin
56,500/0.6
Montgomery Plaza
18th & Washington
44,858/5
North Park
1900 Thompson Dr
1,433,134/33
Playground Park
1005 W 5th
1/5 Mile560,960/13
Rathert Stadium
900 W 13th
328,059/5
River Walk Train
Washington St to Milford
4.82 Mile
Sertoma Park
900 E 6th
232,182/5.3
South Park
St. Mary's Rd
1.23 Mile4,022,900/92
Wetlands
E Chestnut
1 Mile850,194/19.5
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FALL INTO ROCK SPRINGS

Rock Springs invites your family to attend a family day at Rock Springs 4-H Center. This event will include lunch, snacks and activities for all ages.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Lunch served from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)
Day(s): Sunday
Place: Rock Springs 4-H Center, 1168 Highway K-157 (just south of Junction City off Highway 77). Register at Johnson Administration Building upon arrival.
Cost: $10 per person (ages 4 and under FREE with paying individual)
Date(s): October 1
Registration deadline: September 22
Sponsored by: Rock Springs 4-H Center


FLOAT YOUR BOAT CARDBOARD BOAT RACES

Are you ready to "Rock the Boat?" Build a boat out of only cardboard and duct tape that is capable of holding at least two people, which can be launched and paddled on a set course and you could win! Anyone can build a boat, but we hope it floats! No entry fee, just show up with your team and your boat! Visit the Geary County CVB web site, junctioncity.org, for details.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Day(s): Saturday
Place: The Gathering Pond below Milford Lake Dam
Cost: No entry fee but there is a $5 daily vehicle pass for Milford State Park
Date(s): August 12
Registration deadline: Participants must check in by Noon
Sponsored by: Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau


KANSAS OUTDOOR CLASSIC

Become a Team Captain at the Kansas Wildscape Outdoor Classic! Prove that you and your three outdoor comrades have what it takes to take home the Kansas Outdoor title by competing in this two-day Golf, Fishing & Clays Tournament! All meals, beverages and lodging for your team are included with the entry fee. Awards and cash prizes for Top 3 teams in each segment and the overall Outdoor Classic Champion team. Boats and guides will be provided to each team for the fishing segment of the event.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 1:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday and 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday
Place: Acorn Resort
Cost: $1,000 for a team of 3
Date(s): October 13 - 14)
Registration deadline: September 15. Registration is limited to 18 teams.
Sponsored by: Kansas Wildscape


MONTHLY BIRDWALK

Join Chuck Otte for this fun and informative bird walk once a month, weather permitting, in and around the Milford Lake area. These hikes are for beginning birdwatchers as well as those that have some experience. Bring binoculars and a bird ID book if you have them. Everyone is invited! This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Milford Nature Center and Milford State Park and the Kansas Ornithological Society.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 8:00 a.m. (approximately 2 hours in length)
Day(s): Saturdays
Place: Meet at the parking area at the south end of Milford Lake dam across the highway from the Corps of Engineers office
Cost: None
Date(s): August 26, September 16, October 21, and November 18. (Please note that all dates are tentative and subject to change. Visit the website http://birdinginkansas.com/Walks.htm for the full birdwalk calendar and contact Chuck Otte at 785-238-4161 or cotte@ksu.edu to confirm current dates.)
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Milford Nature Center


ROCK SPRINGS FAMILY CAMP

Rock Springs invites you and your family to attend a fun-filled adventure at Rock Springs Family Camp. Each weekend is filled with traditional camp activities and family fun education. Spend time in the Rock Springs pool, eat one of our famous cinnamon rolls and enjoy camp activities!

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): Check-in from 4:00–6:00 p.m. on Friday and check-out at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday
Day(s): Friday–Sunday
Place: Rock Springs 4-H Center, 1168 Highway K-157 (just south of Junction City off Highway 77)
Cost: Varies depending upon lodging option chosen
Date(s): Session 1: July 7–9, Session 2: July 14–16, Session 3: July 21–23, and Session 4: August 11–13
Registration deadline: Open until filled. Space is limited. Visit our website at rocksprings.net/familycamp or call 785-257-3221 for registration information.
Sponsored by: Rock Springs 4-H Center


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Outdoor life—Licensing & safety


Hunting, Fishing, & Furharvesting At A Glance

License/PermitResidentResident Senior 65-74Resident Under 16Resident Youth 16-20 Multi-yearNon-ResidentNon-Resident Under 16Disabled Veterans Residents Only
Fish 1 day$8.50$14.50
Fish 5 day$27.50
Fish-Annual (exp. 12/31)$27.50$15.00No License Required$52.50No fee with 30% disability
Fish 5 year$102.50
*Fish–Multi Year$42.50
Lifetime Fishing$502.50 ($69 qtr)
Hunt-Annual$27.50$15.00No license Required$97.50$42.50No fee with 30% disability
Hunt Apprentice (Hunter Education Deferral)$27.50 Two time purchase$97.50 Two time purchase
Hunt 5 year$102.50
Hunt–Multi Year$42.50
Lifetime Hunting$502.50 ($69.00 qtr)
Combination Fishing & Hunting$47.50 ($42.50 for Early Purchase made prior to 2/1)$25.00$137.50No fee with 30% disability
Combination 5 year Fishing & Hunting$182.00
*Combination Fishing & Hunting–Multi Year$72.50
Combination Lifetime Fishing & Hunting$962.50 ($131.50 qtr)$42.50
Furharvester$27.50Junior $14.50$252.50
Lifetime Furharvester$502.50 ($69 qtr)
Fur Dealer$102.50$402.50

*One-time purchase good thru 12/31 of year youth turns 21

National Guard Permit: Free hunting, fishing, and Park Vehicle Permits are made available and issued based on funding to active members of the Kansas National Guard.

Registration: To obtain information about license and permits, visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism web site at kdwpt.state.ks.us or call 1-800-918-2877.


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BOATING SAFETY CLASS

Any person under the age of 21 who wishes to operate a vessel designed to be propelled by a motor or sail without being under direct and audible supervision must complete an approved boater education course.

Registration: To obtain information about courses, visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism web site at kdwpt.state.ks.us or call 620-672-5911.
Sponsored by: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism


BOWHUNTER EDUCATION

As amended and effective July 1, 2007, Kansas law provides that bowhunter education is not required to purchase a big game archery permit from the State of Kansas. Kansas has adopted the National Bowhunter Education Foundation's (NBEF) program of bowhunter education for those who wish to take it on a voluntary basis. This internationally accepted course teaches bowhunters to be ethical, considerate, humane and safe. Kansas' volunteer instructors are experienced bowhunters certified to present the materials outlined in the NBEF course. NOTE: Other states, provinces and certain federal properties may require a bowhunter education certificate from a state-sponsored or National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) course in order to bowhunt. It is the responsibility of the hunter to research certification requirements before traveling to other states, provinces or federal properties to hunt.

Registration: To obtain information about courses, visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism web site at kdwpt.state.ks.us or call 620-672-5911.
Sponsored by: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism


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CLOUD COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE MSF BASIC RIDER COURSES

Those who choose to take a rider education course greatly reduce the likelihood and severity of being involved in a motorcycle accident. What you do before you start a trip goes a long way toward determining whether or not you'll get where you want to go safely—wearing the right gear, becoming familiar with the motorcycle, checking the motorcycle equipment, knowing the traffic laws, and being a responsible rider. This course covers all of the preparation work and provides on-the-bike instructional driving. The training is Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) approved. Upon completion, participants will receive their MSF Safety Certificate as well as their Kansas DE-99. Classes are held in Junction City and we provide the motorcycles!

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s):/Day(s): Thursday or Friday evening plus all day on Saturday and Sunday
Place: Geary County Campus—Cloud County Community College
Cost: $230
Date(s): Multiple classes held monthly. Call 238-8010, ext. 721 for details.
Registration deadline: Ongoing
Sponsored by: Geary County Campus—Cloud County Community College


FURHARVESTER EDUCATION

Kansas' Furharvester Education Program was initiated by legislation in 1983. Persons born on or after July 1, 1966 must complete the course before harvesting furbearers in the state on lands other than their own. The purpose of the Furharvester Education Program is to provide instruction concerning the ethical, safe and selective hunting, trapping and handling of furbearing animals and coyotes. The program promotes responsible behavior, emphasizes the importance of wildlife management, laws and regulations, and encourages the safe handling of furharvesting equipment. The current course offers students a comprehensive manual, regulations, and advanced furharvesting publications.

Ages/Grades: Persons born on or after July 1, 1966
Registration: To obtain information about courses, visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism web site at kdwpt.state.ks.us or call 620-672-5911.
Sponsored by: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism


HUNTER EDUCATION

With some exception, Kansas law requires those born on or after July 1, 1957 to complete a hunter education course.

Ages/Grades: Persons born on or after July 1, 1957 (with some exception)
Registration: To obtain information about courses, visit the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism web site at kdwpt.state.ks.us or call 620-672-5911.
Sponsored by: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism


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Parents & parenting


DELIVERING CHANGE: MARCH OF DIMES BECOMING A MOM PRENATAL EDUCATION CLASSES

The goal of these classes is to improve the health of moms so their babies are healthier, too. Join us as we share new parent information, meet other moms and dads in the area, and have fun getting ready for your new arrival. Topics covered include: Introduction and Prenatal Care, Pregnancy Health, Labor and Delivery, Infant Feeding, Infant Care and Postpartum Health. These classes are part of Delivering Change and funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal & Child Health Bureau grant. #H49MC27818.

Ages/Grades: Geary County women who are expecting along with their support person
Time(s): 10:00 a.m. – Noon or 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Day(s): Mondays
Place: Conference Room, Martha K. Hoover Women's Center, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: None (limited to Geary County residents)
Date(s): September 18 – October 23 or November 13 – December 18
Registration deadline: Visit our website at deliveringchange.org or call 785-238-0300 or Flint Hills OB/GYN at 785-223-5555.
Sponsored by: Delivering Change: Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies and the Geary County Perinatal Coalition


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FREE CLASSES FOR ALL

The Geary County Health Department offers free classes on a wide variety of topics!

Breastfeeding Basics Class
This class will address the importance of breastfeeding, normal course of breastfeeding, and common concerns.

Times(s):/Day(s): First Tuesday of each month (except September) at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Date(s): September 12, October 3, November 7, and December 5

Nutrition and Cooking Classes (with Geary County K-State Research and Extension-SNAP-Ed)
This is a hands-on class that teaches new skills that you can use at home every day—from planning, shopping and cooking tips to simple solutions for healthy eating and daily physical activity.

Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Time(s):/Date(s):
10:00 a.m., September 7 and November 2
4:00 p.m., October 5 and December 7

Eat Smart, Move More (with Geary County K-State Research and Extension-SNAP-Ed)
This session will be a series of "Eating Smart on the Run" cooking demos. Join us to learn new skills that you can use every day – from planning, shopping and cooking tips to simple solutions for healthy eating and daily physical activity.

Time(s):/Dates(s): 10:00 a.m., September 7 and November 2 4:00 p.m., October 5 and December 7

Other Classes Topics
Love and Logic Parenting, Employment Dress for Success, Self-Esteem Groups, Breast Cancer, Prenatal Education, Sexually Transmitted Disease Education, Hygiene Education, and So You’re Going to Be a Dad.

Time(s):/Day(s):/Date(s): Classes in these areas are scheduled periodically based on need and interest

Place: Geary County Health Department
Cost: None
Registration deadline: Contact the Geary County Health Department-WIC, 785-762-5682, to register.
Sponsored by: Geary County Health Department WIC


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GEARED UP DADS: CONSCIOUS FATHERING CLASS

This class for new and expectant dads is taught by dads and offers insight into preparing for those precious first months of baby's life. The program will provide a "hands on" overview of babies' basic needs and how to build a solid relationship with your child from the very first day. Topics covered include: Prenatal Care, Traveling While Pregnant, Babies Cycle of Care, SIDS/Safe Sleep, and Smoking Cessation. These classes are part of Delivering Change and funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal & Child Health Bureau grant. #H49MC27818.

Ages/Grades: For families with children birth to 36 months of age.
Time(s): 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Day(s): Mondays
Place: Family home, daycare or playgroups, according to family preference and need.
Cost: None
Date(s): September 11 or October 30
Registration deadline: On-going, year-round services
Sponsored by: Delivering Change: Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies and the Geary County Perinatal Coalition


HEALTHY START HOME VISIT

Healthy Start Home Visitor Services are available to pregnant, parenting mothers, fathers, grandparents, foster parents and/or guardians, through the baby's first year of life.

Time(s):/Day(s):/Date(s): 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday, and 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Friday
Place:  Visits are provided in your home, the health department office or a safe place in the community.
Cost: None
Dates: Ongoing
Registration deadline: Appointments are required. Please call (785)762-5788 to speak with our Healthy Start Home Visitor.
Sponsored by: Geary County Health Department


MILKING MOMMIES

Meet and share experiences with other mothers that are breastfeeding, pumping & supplementing. A certified lactation consultant will be in attendance at all meetings. This support group is part of the Geary County Breastfeeding Coalition and Delivering Change, Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies and funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal & Child Health Bureau grant. #H49MC27818.

Ages/Grades: All new and seasoned expectant mothers
Time(s): 5:30 p.m.
Day(s): 3rd Wednesday of each month
Place: Conference Room, Martha K. Hoover Women’s Center, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Delivering Change: Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies & Geary County Breastfeeding Coalition


MPI CLASSES

The goal of the classes sponsored by the Modern Parenting Initiative (MPI) is to nurture mindful parenting and decision making in six key areas: caring for self, understanding, nurturing, guiding, motivating, and advocating. The emphasis of MPI classes is on encouraging parents to listen to their intuition, develop hunches, and be playful in trying out responses. More than anyone else, parents are the experts on their children. Rather than emphasizing something dramatically new, MPI group activities are designed to support the awakening of things parents likely already know. The MPI parenting classes use the evidenced-based Basic Parenting program and the curriculum is based on the National Extension Parent Education Model. For more information, contact Deb Andres, Geary County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent at 785-238-4161

Ages/Grades: Parents with children ages toddler to teen
Cost: $10/single or $15/couple per weekly session or $60/single or $90/couple for all 6 sessions. Cash only or, for a small charge, pay by debit/credit card at the Geary County Extension Office.
Date(s): Call Deb Andres, Geary County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent at 785-238-4161 after September 1 for details for next series planned for fall semester.
Sponsored by: Geary County K-State Research and Extension & the Modern Parenting Initiative Coalition


MOMMY & ME SUPPORT GROUP

Join us to find support as you navigate pregnancy and motherhood. The first Wednesday of the month offers an open discussion on relevant parenting topics while the 3rd Wednesday is devoted to breastfeeding support. This support group is part of Delivering Change and funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal & Child Health Bureau grant. #H49MC27818.

Ages/Grades: All expectant, new and seasoned mothers
Time(s): 5:30 p.m.
Day(s): 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
Place: Conference Room, Martha K. Hoover Women’s Center, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Delivering Change: Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies & Little Apple Doulas


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OUTREACH, PREVENTION, AND EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

Do you need health insurance for your family? Do you need assistance with other home services, education and/or employment resources? The Geary County Health Department is dedicated to helping you and your family.

Time(s):/Day(s):
8:20 a.m.–3:40 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8:20 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Friday
Place: Geary County Health Department
Cost: Medicaid or Medicaid eligible clients
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: Please call 785-762-5724 to schedule an appointment.
Sponsored by: Geary County Health Department


USD 475 EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM

The USD 475 Early Childhood Program offers free educational services through a range of program intensities for preschool-age children who are typically developing and meet one or more of the grant priorities identified through the Kansas State Department of Education, and for preschool-age children with identified developmental needs.
Placement in the USD 475 Early Childhood Program begins with a free developmental screening. Monthly developmental screenings are offered for children birth to 5 years of age. Children are screened in the areas of motor, cognitive, speech and language, social and self-help skills, as well as hearing and vision.  Information is shared with parents and recommendations are made concerning educational placement or further medical or developmental evaluation if needed. Preschool services for four year olds are supported through grants from the Kansas State Department of Education. The Kansas Preschool Program (KPP) Grant also supports two half-day Strong Beginnings classes at Fort Riley's Warren East Child Development Center (fees for the Fort Riley CYSS Program are based on family income).

Ages/Grades: Preschool age children
Place: USD 475 Early Childhood Program classrooms are located in Junction City and on Fort Riley. 
Registration deadline: To begin the application process or request a developmental screening, please call 785-717-6950.
Sponsored by: USD 475. For more information, contact Stephanie Diehl, Early Literacy Coordinator, at 785-717-4036, Jennifer Blair, Exceptional Student Services Coordinator, at 785-717-6954, or Stephanie Bogenhagen, Early Childhood Program Principal, at 785-717-6953.


WOMEN, INFANTS, AND CHILDREN (WIC)

WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and breast feeding education, healthy food, and community referrals to qualified Kansas families. WIC's goal is to improve the health of pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children under age 5 in our community.

Ages/Grades: Pregnant, breastfeeding mothers and postpartum women, infants, and children under 5
Time(s):/Day(s):
Geary County Health Department:  Mondays–Thursdays from 8:00 a.m.–5:20 p.m., and Fridays from 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Walk-in Clinic on Tuesdays from 8:00–11:30 a.m.
Konza Office: Call 785-762-5788 for available times
Place: Geary County Health Department and Konza Prairie Community Health and Dental Clinic, 361 Grant Avenue
Cost: Participants must meet income guidelines to qualify for this program.
Date(s): Open every weekday except major holidays
Registration deadline: None. Call the WIC Office at 785-762-5682 for an appointment.
Sponsored by: Geary County Health Department


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Science & Nature


GARLIC IN YOUR GARDEN

Garlic is very popular with cooks today but unlike many garden crops, it has some special requirements. Chuck Otte, Geary County Extension Agent (and garlic grower) will discuss the special needs and requirements of growing garlic (like it has to be planted in the fall) in your own garden.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s):/Day(s): 7:00 p.m.
Place: 4-H/Senior Citizens Center, 1025 South Spring Valley Road
Cost: $25 (Includes a copy of the book Growing Great Garlic)
Date(s): September 28
Registration deadline: September 20. Call the Geary County Extension office at 785-238-4161 to register.
Sponsored by: Geary County K-State Research and Extension



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Seniors Activities


EVENING MEAL AND DANCE

Seniors can get together with friends each month for supper and a dance party at the Geary County Senior Citizens Center.
Time(s): 11:30 a.m.
Day(s): Meal at 6:00 p.m. and dance at 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Place: 4-H/Senior Citizens Center, 1025 S. Spring Valley Road
Cost: $3.50 per meal for ages 60 and over and $5.25 per meal for those under age 60
Date(s): August 25, September 22, October 27, November 17 and December 8
Registration deadline: Monday prior to the Friday that the event is held
Sponsored by: Geary County Senior Center


FITNESS AND FUN AT THE GEARY COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

The senior center has a host of regular activities to help keep you fit and have fun. Blood pressure checks and foot care are also offered periodically each month. For information on other activities sponsored by the senior center contact Deb Engel at 238-4015 or gc@seniors.kscoxmail.com. (Note: The schedule may change due to holidays and special events.)
Fitness Classes 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Monday – Friday Exercise Class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Gentle Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Bible Study 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Tuesdays
Bingo Immediately following completion of noon meal (approx. 12:30), Mondays
Dominos Immediately following completion of noon meal (approx. 12:30), Tuesdays
Cards Immediately following completion of noon meal (approx. 12:30), Wednesdays

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 11:30 a.m.
Day(s): 2nd Tuesday of each month
Place: 4-H/Senior Citizens Center, 1025 South Spring Valley Road
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary County Senior Center


KEYS TO EMBRACING AGING PROGRAM

Keys to Embracing Aging is an interactive program that highlights 12 keys aimed at helping you to grow old gracefully, successfully, and with increased longevity, based primarily on findings from centenarian studies and the advice from those who participated. Keys to Embracing Aging will influence attitude, nutrition, physical activity, brain health, social activity, technology, safety, medical literacy, stress management, financial security, sleep, and taking time for yourself. For more information contact Deb Andres, Geary County K-State Research and Extension, 785-238-4161.

Ages/Grades: Ages 55 and over
Time(s): 11:30 a.m.
Day(s): 2nd Tuesday of each month
Place: 4-H/Senior Citizens Center, 1025 S. Spring Valley Road
Cost: None
Date(s): August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary County K-State Research & Extension


LUNCH AT THE GEARY COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

A good meal with good company can be enjoyed each weekday at lunchtime at the senior center.

Ages/Grades: All Agesr
Time(s): 12:00 a.m.
Day(s): Monday - Friday
Place: 4-H/Senior Citizens Center, 1025 South Spring Valley Road
Cost: $3.50 per meal for ages 60 and over and $5.25 per meal for those under age 60
Date(s): August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12
Registration deadline: Prefer that notice be given the day before each meal you plan to attend
Sponsored by: Geary County Senior Center


MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

Each year from October 15 – December 7, millions of senior citizens have the opportunity to evaluate their Medicare Prescription plan to see if it is the most economical choice to meet their medication needs. Deb Andres, Geary County K-State Research and Extension Agent, is a certified SHICK counselor offering this free service to Medicare Beneficiaries during open enrollment season. SHICK counselors educate the public and assist consumers on topics related to Medicare and health insurance so they can make informed decisions. Two primary services support the SHICK program's mission: Information and Education and One-on-One Counseling. Individual counseling sessions are an effective way to objectively provide information on health insurance coverage, claims assistance, and referrals to appropriate agencies. Individual decision-making and problem-solving are supported at all times.

Time(s): Monday – Friday by appointment only
Place: Geary County K-State Research & Extension
Cost: None
Date(s):  October 16 – December 7
Registration deadline: Scheduling of appointments begins October 1. Call 785-238-4161 to schedule an appointment.
Sponsored by: Geary County K-State Research & Extension


PICKLE BALL

Pickle Ball is one of the fastest growing games in the country. It’s an easy-to-learn paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into to a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Ages/Grades: Ages 50 and over
Time(s): 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Day(s): Monday–Friday
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


PUZZLE CLUB

Don't you just want to get out of the house and do something? The JCPRD is encouraging seniors to bring a sack lunch and put puzzles together with fellow puzzlers.

Ages/Grades: Ages 50 and over
Time(s): 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


SENIOR CARD NIGHT

Seniors, the staff at the Junction City Parks and Recreation Department has the tables set up and the coffee on! Join us on Thursday evenings for Card Night at the Community Center.

Ages/Grades: Ages 55 and over
Time(s): 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS

This class can help you reduce stress, increase balance and flexibility and improve your overall mind, body and spirit. Call 238-4015 for additional information.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: 4-H/Senior Citizens Center, 1025 South Spring Valley Road
Cost: $16
Date(s): August 24 – October 12
Registration deadline: None 
Sponsored by: Geary County Senior Center


WALK 4 FITNESS

Join us every weekday to walk toward physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle in our climate controlled, stroller friendly, full-sized gymnasium. Just 12 laps around the gym equals one mile.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Day(s): Monday–Friday
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None 
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


WALKING PATHS

Sunny, warm and walking! Walk outside when Mother Nature is smiling and inside when she is not. Just keep moving and keep walking!
Name Location Length Indoor Outdoor
The Bluff Park Goldenbelt Blvd & Caroline Ave 1.1 mile X
Bramlage Park 420 Grant Ave .34 mile X
Homer's Pond N. Eisenhower Dr & 1st Street 1.1 mile X
K-57 Walking Trail K-57 & Airport Rd .7 mile X
Municipal Building 700 N. Jefferson St 1/17 mi. M–F 8am–5pm
Playground Park 5th St & Eisenhower Dr 1/5 mile X
Riverland Landing 200 block of E. Ash St .45 mile X
Riverwalk Trail Washington St & Milford Lake 4.8 mile X
South Park St Mary Rd 1.23 mile X
12th Street Community Center 1002 W. 12th St 1/12 mileM–F 7am–12pm
WalMart East Chestnut Daily 24 Hours
Wetland Trail Frontage Rd .49 mile X
YMCA 1703 McFarland Rd 1/17 mi. M & W 6am–8pm
T & Th 8am–8pm
F 6am–7pm, Sat 2–5pm


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Sports & Races



ADULT BASKETBALL

Come show your hoops skills and play in the Junction City Parks and Recreation Department's adult basketball league. Each team must have a minimum of 8 players and a maximum of 12. Call the 12th Street Community Center for more information, 785-238-7529.

Ages/Grades: Ages 16 and over
Time(s): 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 pm
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: $100 per team
Date(s): November 2 - December 7
Registration deadline: October 21
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL

Come chase the championship this fall when the Junction City Parks and Recreation Department offers the adult flag football league! Bring your team of 11 players and see if you have what it takes to win it all. Call the 12th Street Community Center for more information, 785-238-7529.

Ages/Grades: Ages 16 and over
Time(s): 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 pm
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: North Park
Cost: $125 per team
Date(s): September 7 - October 12
Registration deadline: August 26
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


CHARITY GOLF SCRAMBLE

Join the Junction City Caring Place for the 7th annual Charity Golf Scramble at Rolling Meadows Golf Course. For additional information, visit our web site at www.jccaringplace.org.

Ages/Grades: All Ages
Time(s): Registration at 8:00 a.m. and shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.
Day(s): Saturday
Place: Rolling Meadows Golf Course
Cost: : $65 per person or $260 per team (Includes green fee, cart, range balls and catered lunch)
Date(s): August 19
Registration deadline: Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the event
Sponsored by: Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau


CO-ED ADULT VOLLEYBALL

Bump, set, spike your way to a win! Bring your team out for the Junction City Parks and Recreation Department's co-ed volleyball league. Teams of six will compete for the championship starting this January! Call the 12th Street Community Center for more information, 785-238-7529.

Ages/Grades: Ages 16 and over
Time(s): 6:00 - 9:00 p.m
Day(s): Tuesdays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: : $80 per team
Date(s): January 2 - February 13
Registration deadline: December 23
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


CO-ED SOFTBALL LEAGUE

Men and women ages 16 and up slide into Junction City Parks and Recreation's Coed Softball League.

Ages/Grades: Ages 16 and over
Time(s): 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays
Place: South Park Softball Field
Cost: : $150.00 per team
Date(s): August 22 – September 26
Registration deadline: August 16
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


GOLF LESSONS

Want to improve your game? Teed off about your stroke? Rolling Meadows can help you keep your ball out of the bunker and turn your bogey into a birdie with private lessons from a golf professional.

Place: Rolling Meadows Golf Course
Cost: : Fees based on number and length of lessons
Date(s): By appointment only
Registration deadline: None. Call 785-238-4303 to make an appointment
Sponsored by: Rolling Meadows Golf Course


JUNCTION CITY CHALLENGE & 5K FUN RUN/WALK

Bring the whole family and join us for a day full of fun! The day starts at 8:00 a.m. with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of the Milford Lake Dam. Then at 9:00 a.m., watch as cyclist compete in the Bike Race, or if you want to simply complete 1 lap for fun and participation, you can join in! If you are not a cyclist, you and your family can participate in the 5K Fun Run/Walk! And there's even more fun in store when the Float Your Boat Cardboard Boat Races begins at 1:00 p.m.! For more information or to register for the Bike Race or the 5K Fun Run/Walk, please contact the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Ages/Grades: All Ages
Time(s): 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Day(s): Saturday
Place: The Gathering Pond below Milford Lake Dam
Cost: : No entry fee but there is a $5 daily vehicle pass for Milford State Park
Date(s): August 12
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau


SUPER HERO 5K RUN

Not all super heroes wear capes and tights. Come dressed as your favorite super hero and run/walk to help raise funds for a great cause. Fun for the whole family. (This will not be a chipped timed race.) The Geary County Prevention Partnership seeks to assist and empower for a drug-free community. The funds raised from this event will help GCPP provide assistance to other community organizations.

Ages/Grades: All Ages
Time(s): Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and race begins at 9:00 a.m.
Day(s): Saturday
Place: Acorns Resort, 3710 Farnum Creek Road
Cost: : On or before August 15: $20 for adults 18 and older and $10 for children 5-17. After August 15: $25 for adults 18 and older and $15 for children 5-17
Date(s): September 9
Registration deadline: August 15 for early registration discount. Registration continues until race begins. Register and pay online at www.active.com or fax completed forms to 785-762-2915. Email agardner@8thjd.com for additional registration information.
Sponsored by: Geary County Prevention Partnership


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WEDNESDAY NIGHT GOLF LEAGUE

Men and women golfers are invited to hit the links and join the fun on Wednesday nights at Rolling Meadows Golf Course. The format varies but the good times never stop as golfers compete for Rolling Meadows Cup Points and weekly cash prizes. Want more information? Call Assistant Golf Professional Gary Tyson at 785-238-4303 for the "hole" story.

Time(s): 5:30 p.m.
Day(s): Wednesdays
Place: Rolling Meadows Golf Course
Cost: Call 785-238-4303 for current cost information
Date(s): Meets May–August (approximate)
Registration deadline:  None
Sponsored by: Rolling Meadows Golf Course


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Swimming



POOCH PLUNGE

Can Fido, Bowser, or Rover swim? Is your dog a social butterfly while around other canine species? If you answered "Yes" to the previous questions then join the Junction City Parks and Recreation Department for its annual Pooch Plunge.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 5:00–7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Sunday
Place: Municipal Pool
Cost: None
Date(s): August 13
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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Youth activities


ALL NIGHT SKATE

Come to Spin City and skate all night! Kids can skate, dance, play basketball, play video games, and watch movies.

Ages/Grades: Ages 6–12
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.–7:00 a.m.
Day(s): Friday–Saturday
Place: Spin City Skating Rink
Cost: $25.00 (Includes dinner and breakfast)
Date(s): September 1 and November 3
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


AUTHOR DAYS

Authors have birthdays, and birthdays are meant to be celebrated! So we're hosting some fun on our favorite authors' special days. Stop by any time throughout the day (unless otherwise noted) to make crafts, do scavenger hunts, test your knowledge of these authors' stories, and more!


• Tuesday, December 12, 4:30 – 6:15 p.m.: Polar Express Movie. Celebrate Christmas and this classic Christmas story as we watch this movie that brings Chris van Allsburg's Caldecott-winning book to life!
• Wednesday, December 13, 5:00 - 8:00: Christmas Cocoa Stand. Purchase a cup of hot chocolate to warm chilly fingers and savor cocoa yumminess. Or order a jar of Christmas cocoa mix to give as a Christmas gift! All proceeds go to the library's book donation program, DBPL at DBPL: Donating Books to Promote Literacy.
• Thursday, December 14, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Train Day at Library Laboratory. Stop by anytime throughout the day to create fun train crafts, take a train trivia test, and do a cool train science experiment! (a STEAM event)
• Friday, December 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Family Christmas Party - North Pole Fun. Get your picture taken with Santa, do a magnetic pole experiment, discover animals of the North Pole with fun crafts and games, learn the science of snow and ice with some cool experiments, play cotton ball hockey, and join us for a special reading of Chris van Allsburg's The Polar Express! (a STEAM event)

Ages/Grades: All ages and families
Time(s): 9:00 a.m. to close (unless otherwise noted)
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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CHRISTIAN SKATE NIGHT

Families and friends can skate to their favorite Christian tunes at this popular event. It's fun, it's family friendly, and it's happening only at Spin City!

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Day(s): Sundays
Place: Spin City Skating Rink
Cost: $4.00
Date(s): August 13, September 3, October 8 and November 12
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


CHRISTMAS BREAK SKATE

Roll through winter break at Spin City. It's the hot spot to spend a cold winter afternoon.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesday, December 26 – Thursday, December 28
Place: Spin City Skating Rink
Cost: $7.00 per person
\ Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


EXPLORERS

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade will discover the fun of learning at this once-a-month class. This semester our theme is "Ancient Egypt." Children attending at least 2 of the 3 sessions will receive a prize at the end of the semester. Classes typically last 30 – 45 minutes. Pre-registration is required. (STEAM events)

Ages/Grades: Kindergarten - 5th grade
Time(s): 1:00 p.m. or 4:15 p.m.
Day(s): Thursdays
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): September 21 – Getting to the Point (Pyramids)
October 19 – Wrapping It up (Mummies)
November 16 – Lighthouse, Carmen, Action! (Geographical wonders)
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


FAMILY CHRISTMAS FUN

Celebrate the Christmas season with us with these fun Classic Christmas Story events and our annual Family Christmas Party! This year we are featuring Chris van Allsburg's story The Polar Express. Get your Polar Express ticket stamped by attending at least two of these activities to be entered into our prize drawing! Then, over Christmas break, take part in our Christmas reading participation program, The Twelve Days of Christmas!
4:30 – 6:15 p.m., Tuesday, December 12: Polar Express Movie Celebrate Christmas and this classic Christmas story as we watch this movie that brings Chris van Allsburg's Caldecott-winning book to life!
5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 13: Christmas Cocoa Stand Purchase a cup of hot chocolate to warm chilly fingers and savor cocoa yumminess. Or order a jar of Christmas cocoa mix to give as a Christmas gift! All proceeds go to the library's book donation program, DBPL at DBPL: Donating Books to Promote Literacy.
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Thursday, December 14: Train Day at Library Laboratory Stop by anytime throughout the day to create fun train crafts, take a train trivia test, and do a cool train science experiment! (a STEAM event)
6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 15: Family Christmas Party—North Pole Fun Get your picture taken with Santa, do a magnetic pole experiment, discover animals of the North Pole with fun crafts and games, learn the science of snow and ice with some cool experiments, play cotton ball hockey, and join us for a special reading of Chris van Allsburg's The Polar Express! (a STEAM event)
Wednesday, December 20 – Sunday, December 31: The Twelve Days of Christmas Read up over Christmas break! For every book you read, fill out an entry, in person at the library or online at www.jclib.org. At the end of The Twelve Days of Christmas, entries will be used for a prize drawing. The more entries you've made, the higher your chances of winning!

Ages/Grades: All ages and families
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


FAMILY NIGHTS OUT AT LIBRARY LABORATORY

Looking for some fun family activities to do in the evenings? Check out these Family Nights Out at Library Laboratory events!
Monday, August 21: Solar Sensation We're ending our Solar Eclipse Day celebration with this evening solar science adventure. Get in on the fun as we create solar discovery bags, construct solar eclipse models, and discover the facts about eclipses and planets! For more information about Solar Eclipse Day activities, see Solar Eclipse Day. (a STEAM event)
Friday, September 15: Mystery Night (Grade 6 - adults) Join us for some mysterious fun at this Family Nights Out and Teen after Hours event that celebrates the birthday of Agatha Christie. We're going into the mystery of Peril at End House, searching for clues and testing our detective prowess. Then we're going "digital detective" with a computer mystery game. Open to teens and adults. (Advance registration required by September 13)
Monday, October 9: Happy Monster Day Top off our Author Day honoring R.L. Stine by joining us at this special time to play Pin the Eye on the Monster, read some famous children's monster books, and go on a monster hunt! For more information on Author Day activities, see Author Days.
Wednesday, November 29: C.S. Lewis's Narnia Day What better way to finish the Narnia Author Day than by creating your own wardrobe craft! The Narnia adventure awaits! For more information on Author Day activities, see Author Days. (a STEAM event)
Friday, December 15: Family Christmas Party – North Pole Fun Get your picture taken with Santa, do a magnetic pole experiment, discover animals of the North Pole with fun crafts and games, learn the science of snow and ice with some cool experiments, play cotton ball hockey, and join us for a special reading of Chris van Allsburg's The Polar Express! (a STEAM event)

Ages/Grades: All ages and families (unless otherwise noted)
Time(s): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., except September and December at 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: None (except September)
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


FIT TO DEFEND KARATE CLASS

Learn discipline, facilitate weight loss, and gain self-confidence and respect. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned veteran, come join our family friendly classes!

Ages/Grades: Ages 6 - adult
Time(s): 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays and Thursdays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: $45.00 per month for a single student, $70.00 per month for 2 students from same household or $100.00 per month for 3 students from same household
Date(s): Ongoing beginning August 8br /> Registration deadline: August 7
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


FOREVER YOUNG ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The Forever Young Adult book club is an informal monthly meeting that brings together teen and adult readers to discuss young adult fiction. Just because they're called "young adult" books doesn't mean they're only for young readers. The stories in YA fiction speak to readers young and old. So whether you are the target audience (young adults) or you just enjoy the stories, come join in on the fun! For our June selection, we will combine with The Movie Was Better? book group,as well as Ladies of the Night, Mahogany Readers, and Mystery Club, to discuss the book and view its movie adaptation.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (except November 1 at 6:30 p.m.)
Day(s): 1st Wednesday of each month
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except November in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s):
September 6 - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
October 4 - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
November 1 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (movie and discussion)
December 6 - I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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HANDS AND HEARTS FOR ART - ELEMENTARY ART CLASS

Kids will explore a new art concept each week.

Ages/Grades: Ages 5 - 12
Time(s): 10:00am
Day(s): Saturdays
Place: Junction City Arts Council Studio, C. L. Hoover Opera House
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline:  Call 785-762-2581 or email jcartscouncil1@gmail.com for registration information.
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


LAND NAVIGATION CLASS

Come experience an outdoors opportunity for orienteering at the 90 acre B&G Farm. Learn how to determine your pace correctly, identify an object at a given azimuth, find 5 orienteering points, and learn about dependability, strength, adaptability, perseverance and purpose. Max of 12 participants.

Ages/Grades: Ages 10 - 14
Time(s): 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Date(s): Saturday
Place: B&G Farm
Cost: $5.00 per participantbr /> Date(s): October 7
Registration deadline: Contact the 12th Street Community Center, 785-238-7529, for registration and additional class information
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department



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MAD SCIENTIST

Let's be creative as we join together for some Mad Scientist fun! We will explore science with items found in and around your very own house. Each scientist will take home their own pair of safety goggles!

Ages/Grades: Ages 6–10
Time(s): 1:30–3:00 p.m.
Day(s): Monday, October 9 (Register by October 2)br /> Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: $15.00 per participant for 1 day or $25 per participant for 2 days
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


MUNCHKIN ART

Let your munchkins explore their creative and artistic abilities with Munchkin Art! Enjoy craft time with painting, drawing and other special projects.

Ages/Grades: Ages 2–6
Time(s): 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Day(s): Wednesdays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: $20 for 6 classes (can be nonconsecutive)
Date(s): Ongoing. Call 785-238-7529 for additional class information
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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ONLINE GAME CREATION FUN FOR KIDS

Kids, if you're a mobile gamer and want to learn how to create your own mobile game app, this class is for you! Brian Yount, co-owner of DJB Innovation, will be providing instruction on how to program your own online games, animations, and interactive stories. In the process of designing and programming these projects, you'll learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. You will then be able to share your games, animations, and interactive stories for the rest of the world to enjoy! (a STEAM event)

Ages/Grades: Grades 4 - 8
Time(s): 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Day(s): Monday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost:  None 
Date(s): October 16
Registration deadline: October 14th
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


PLAYDATE

Want to meet other parents, get out of the house? Have kids that need friends? 12th Street is a great place to have a playdate. We have a huge gym for the kids to run around in and play basketball. Kids have access to coloring books & crayons and computers as well. Let the kids play while moms and dads get to know each other. Great for parents and kids!

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Day(s): Monday–Friday
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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READ AND LEARN

These year-round preschool classes develop and promote social skills, listening comprehension, and foundations of early literacy through letters, vocabulary, numbers, and sequencing. A participation form must be filled out for each child attending. This semester's sessions begin September 12 and continue through November 30. (No classes will be held November 21 or 23.)

Brighter Babies
A time for parents and infants ages 0–18 months to read together and to learn activities that engage babies' brains through motion, music, and rhyme. Each child must be accompanied one-to-one by an adult. Session is limited to baby and caregiver.

Little Learners
Designed for toddlers 18–36 months of age, Little Learners builds basic literacy skills and encourages the love of reading. Session is limited to toddler and the accompanying adult(s).

Early Starters
For children ages 3–7 years, this read-aloud class equips children with reading readiness. Participants may choose one of two sessions to attend each week. Session is limited to children ages 3–7 and caregivers who opt to accompany them.

Please note: The schedule for Read and Learn classes is designed to accommodate families with children of multiple ages. Two classes are offered at once each day, one held at the library, one held across the street at the Library Corner, according to the schedule noted below.

Time(s):/Day(s):
10:00 a.m., Tuesdays
Little Learners, 18–36 month olds (Library Corner, caregiver presence required)
Early Starters, 3–7 year olds (library meeting room, caregiver presence optional)

10:00 a.m., Thursdays
Brighter Babies, 0–18 month olds (Library Corner, caregiver presence required)
Early Starters, 3–7 year olds (library meeting room, caregiver presence optional)

Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library or Library Corner
Cost: None
Date(s): September 12 – November 30 (no classes November 21 or 23)
Registration deadline: Ongoing
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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READ TO A DOG

Read to a Dog programs increase literacy skills for struggling readers by offering them opportunity to read aloud to a dog. Reading to a dog, who does not judge mistakes, helps alleviate fear of stumbling over words or mispronouncing them. The more these readers read, the stronger their reading skills become and the more their confidence grows. Dorothy Bramlage Public Library's Read to a Dog program provides young people (grades 1-12) 15 minutes of read-aloud time per session with a certified therapy dog. Advance registration is required.

Ages/Grades: Grades 1 - 12
Time(s): 2:00 - 2:15, 2:15 - 2:30, 2:30 - 2:45, and 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Day(s): Sunday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): September 17, October 1, October 15, November 5, December 3
Registration deadline:  Reading times open until filled
Sponsored by:Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


READING PARTICIPATION PROGRAMS

Here at the library, we love to read! And we want to share our love of reading with you! Each semester, we offer our Reading Participation Programs to offer reading challenges and increase the fun of reading. This semester we have two Reading Participation Programs that you won't want to miss!
September 1 – November 30: Reading Wars For our fall reading participation program, we're teaming children preschool – grade 5 against adults and students grades 6-12 to see who can get more books up on our "war board." For every book you read, fill out a "war board" entry, and we'll add it to the appropriate team's score. "War board" entries may be filled out in person at the library or online at www.jclib.org. At the end of the "Reading Wars" campaign, the winning side's "war board" entries will be used for a prize drawing. The more "war board" entries you've made, the higher your chances of winning! (open to all ages)
December 20 – 31: The Twelve Days of Christmas Read up over Christmas break! For every children's or young adult book you read, fill out an entry in person at the library or online at www.jclib.org. At the end of The Twelve Days of Christmas, entries will be used for a prize drawing. The more entries you've made, the higher your chances of winning! (open to children and youth ages 0 - 17)

Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline:  none
Sponsored by:Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


SAFE SITTER® BABYSITTING TRAINING

Be the sitter that parents want. Babysitting is important business and good babysitters are always in demand! Safe Sitters gain the skills needed to do the job well and earn parents' trust. Students who complete the medically-accurate, up-to-date program gain confidence and learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. They are taught how a child's age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. Students also learn how to perform infant and child choking rescue. They even learn CPR. Call the 12th Street Community Center, 785-238-7529, for additional class information.

Ages/Grades: Ages 11–14
Time(s): 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Day(s): Thursday–Friday
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: $40.00 (Scholarships are available if qualifications are met.)
Date(s): October 19 - 20
Registration deadline: October 13
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


SANTA'S HELPERS WORKSHOP!

Let your children go on a shopping spree for parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends. It's not just any shopping spree, but one where your child will be able to choose a gift item that isn't complete until after they add some creativity to it! Your child will have many "kid priced" craft items to choose from, ranging from two to five dollars each. The kids will then complete their project(s) and get it wrapped for FREE before they go home! Parental supervision is recommended, but not required for those who are 7 and older. Volunteers will be available to assist your child if need be. During the holiday season, parents can rest assured that their children will shop in a safe and fun environment, not to mention have some time to let their imaginations go wild! Join us and let your child experience the thrill of picking out gifts for family and friends! Visit Santa after your project is finished! Parents/Guardians can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and cookies while their young ones create! Note: Many of the craft projects will involve paint. Please dress your child accordingly. Call the 12th Street Community Center for more information 785-238-7529.

Ages/Grades: Ages 3 – 10 (Ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
Time(s): 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Day(s): Saturday
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: $2.00 - $5.00 per project (paid on day of event)
Date(s): December 9
Registration deadline: December 7
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department.


SATURDAY @ THE LIBRARY LABORATORY

This fall's Saturday @ Library Laboratory is our annual Touch a Truck event! Always one of our most popular programs, Touch a Truck rolls in big trucks, tractors, fire engines, squad cars and more for kids (and truck-loving adults) to look at, touch, climb in, and be wowed by. It's going to be a truckload of fun! Saturday @ Library Laboratory is designed for preschool and elementary-aged children, but it is open to the whole family. (a STEAM event)

Ages/Grades: All ages and families
Day(s): Saturday @ 10am
Place: Goody's Plaza
Cost: None
Date: September 16th
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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SOLAR ECLIPSE DAY

It hasn't happened since 1918—a total eclipse visible across the continental United States. But it's going to happen this August 21, so we're celebrating with Solar Eclipse Day, an all-day, come-and-go event with fun sun, moon, and eclipse activity stations. Build edible models of the sun and moon (and eat them). Create a flip book of the stages of an eclipse. See how it's possible for the little moon to hide the very big sun. Learn ancient myths and fun historical facts about eclipses. Plus, get a pair of eclipse glasses (because even when the sun is being eclipsed, looking straight at it can damage your eyes). It's a day of fun that will be hard to eclipse! (a STEAM event)

Ages/Grades: All ages and families
Time(s): 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Day(s): Monday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): August 21
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


SPIN CITY MINIATURE GOLF

Fooooore! Get outside and enjoy a nice round of golf. Mini golf that is! Spin City has an 18-hole course that is challenging for every level of golfer. Bring the family for some nice friendly competition.

Ages/Grades: All ages and families
Place: Spin City
Cost: $5 per person
Date(s): Open by appointment & during good weather conditions.
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


SPIRIT WEEK AT THE LIBRARY

The library is celebrating National Picture Book Month in November! In honor of some of our favorite children's picture books, we are dressing up, and we would like to invite you to join us! Wear the specified clothing on any day of the week October 30 – November 3. If you want, take a picture of your Spirit Week apparel and send it by email to emmam@jclib.org or as a Facebook message to www.facebook.com/dorothybramlagepubliclibrary, and we'll post it to show you showing off your picture book spirit!

Ages All ages and families
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): 
October 30: Hat Day—Wear a hat in honor of Jon Klassen's This Is Not My Hat.
October 31: Green Day—Put on some green in tribute to Ed Emberly's picture book Go Away, Big Green Monster
November 1: Purple Day—Be a purple person in honor of Crockett Johnson's classic story of Harold and the Purple Crayon.
November 2: Corduroy Day—Get your corduroys out to show your love for that beloved bear in Corduroy by Donald Freeman.
November 3: Camo Day—Dress for the hunt and wear some camo in celebration of We Are Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.
Registration deadline None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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TEEN After Hours

Teens are invited to join us for some fun activities and events! Registration (including parental permission/signature) is required prior to each program.

September 15: Mystery Night
Join us for some mysterious fun at this Family Night Out and Teen after Hours event that celebrates the birthday of Agatha Christie. We're going into the mystery of Peril at End House, searching for clues and testing our detective prowess. Then we're going "digital detective" with a computer mystery game. Open to teens and adults. Registration: August 18 - September 13

October 20: Spies throughout History
They risked their lives to act behind the scenes for their causes and countries. Discover who they were, what they did, and why it mattered to history. Take our espionage escape room challenge. And test your ability to keep secrets under pressure. Registration: September 15 – October 18

November 17: Where in the World
Ever play that game on a long drive in the car to see who can spot the most US license plates? Ever play that age-old game Hot Potato? Ever seen or played that TV show or computer game Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? We're sort of going to do all these things…but with some twists. It's a night of geographical fun and challenges as we celebrate National Geography Awareness Week! Registration: October 20 – November 15

Ages/Grades: Grades 6 – 12 (Grades 6 - adults for September 15 program)
Time(s): 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Day(s): Third Friday of each month
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: Two days before each event
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


YOUTH AVIATION CLASS

Hands on learning for young aviators to-be! Here students learn about all things aviation through flight simulation, Young Eagle Flights, and aircraft restoration. Current project is assembling a Piper Tripacer aircraft. For additional information see our web site at: www.1364.eaachapter.org/youthprograms.htm.

Ages/Grades: Grades 6–12
Time(s): 9:00 am.–Noon
Day(s): Second Saturday of each month
Place: Hanger EAA, Junction City Airport, Freeman Field, 540 W. 18th Street
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None. Just show up!
Sponsored by: Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1364


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Meeting Rooms


4-H/Senior Citizens Center, 1025 South Spring Valley Road

Contact for reservations:  Geary County K-State Research and Extension, 119 East 9th Street, 785-238-4161
Available:  After 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and any time Saturday and Sunday.  Overnight gatherings not allowed.
Accommodations:  Dining Room seats 60–65 for a meal and East Side seats 300 for a meal.  The East side can be divided into 3 sections for smaller groups.
Restrictions:  No alcohol is allowed.
Fees:  $20 per hour per section of the building with a two hour minimum. The kitchen is also available for an additional fee.
Equipment:  Regrigerator and microwave
Internet access:  No


12th Street Community Center

Contact for reservations:  Customer Service Center, 1002 West 12th Street, 785-238-7529.
On Facebook at: 12th Street Community Center (Junction City). Like our page for updates to classes, new classes and events. Office hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Available:  Monday–Friday 7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Saturday 1:00–9:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Accommodations:  Kitchen/Meeting Room, Multi-purpose Room with sound system, Gym, Computer Lab, and Fitness Center
Restrictions:  No alcohol
Fees:  $25 per hour for 1/2 of gymnasium ($50 deposit)
$50 per hour for whole gymnasium ($100 deposit)
$15 per hour for multi-purpose room ($25 deposit)
$15 per hour for kitchen ($25 deposit)
$100 per hour for entire facility
(Security deposit required at time of rental.  Cash, checks and/or debit/credit cards accepted)
Equipment: Big screen televisions, DVD players, ping pong table, board games, basketballs, and dodgeballs
Internet access:  Yes


C.L. Hoover Opera House

Contact for reservations: Call 785-238-3906, Tuesday–Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email office@jcoperahouse.org to check availability.
Available: Year round, days and times vary
Accommodations: The auditorium and rehearsal hall are both available for meetings, performances, weddings, receptions, etc.
Restrictions: None
Fees: Varies by the specifics of each event
Equipment: Items are available, including tables, chairs, a screen, and a projector. Please ask at time of reservation.
Internet access: Yes

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Cloud County Community College-Geary County Campus

Contact for reservations:  631 Caroline Avenue,785-238-8010 
Available:  Availability varies by semester
Accommodations:  Multiple rooms with varying capacities
Restrictions:  No alcohol is allowed
Fees:  Nominal rental fees vary according to the room's size and features
Equipment:  Microphone, computer with projector
Internet access:  Yes


Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

Contact for reservations:  230 West Seventh Street, 785-238-4311
Available:  During regular staff hours (Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.)
Accommodations:  Seats 30 at tables and 60 with chairs only.  Kitchenette including refrigerator and microwave is available. 
Restrictions:  Available to nonprofit organizations only.  No alcohol is allowed
Fees:  None.  Donations are accepted.
Equipment:  Multimedia projector, DVD/VHS player, overhead projector. 
Internet access:  Yes (wireless high-speed cable connection)


Gem Studios

Contact for reservations:  815 North Jefferson, 785-375-3746, gemstudiosjc@gmail.com
Available: By reservation for private parties, meetings and functions
Accommodations: Can accommodate groups of up to 49 people
Fees: $25 per hour. Special full day rates also available
Internet access: No


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Milford Lake Conference Center

Contact for reservations:  Call 785-463-4000 Ext. 2, or email acornsresort@yahoo.com to check availability.
Available: Year round
Accommodations: Indoor space can be used as one large room or reconfigured into three break-out rooms plus an executive board room.  Groups of up to 275 people can be accommodated indoors and up to 350 outdoors.
Restrictions: None
Fees:Varies by the specifics of each event
Equipment: State-of-the-art audio system, lampless projectors, drop-down screens, etc.
Internet access: Yes


Rock Springs 4-H Center

Contact for reservations:  Susan Mueller, 785-257-3221, 1168 K-157 Highway, Junction City, KS 66441
Available:  Year-round camp, conference and retreat center is available for day or overnight groups, weddings, family reunions and other gatherings.  Meals, activities, recreation, and meeting spaces for all ages are offered. Rock Springs was established in 1946 and is operated by the Kansas 4-H Foundation, a non-profit organization. Visit rocksprings.net for additional information.
Accommodations:  Can accommodate groups up to 500.  Various table and chair arrangements can be requested based on the needs of your group.
Fees:  Vary according to usage
Equipment:  TV, VCR/DVD carts, digital projectors, marker boards
Internet access:  Yes


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Spin City Skating Rink

Contact for reservations:  Lindsay Marrs, 915 South Washington Street, 785-762-SPIN (785-762-7746). Email for questions: sc.asstmanager@jcks.com
Availability: 

Accommodations:  Skating rink, game room, Good Eats Cafe, arcade, basketball court, party rooms
Restrictions:  No alcohol
Fees: Equipment:  Televisions, skates, game consoles, arcade, half-court basketball, cafe.
Internet access:  Yes


Starbird Education Building

Contact for reservations:  Milford Nature Center, 785-238-5323 or pat.silovsky@ksoutdoors.com
Available:  By reservation.  Contact the Nature Center to check availability. 
Accommodations:  Seating for 75 at tables and chairs
Fees:  None
Equipment:  Video projection unit and coffee pot
Internet access:  Yes (wireless internet available)


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Speaker's Bureau


Boy Scouts of America, Coronado Area Council

Staff from the Coronado Council is ready to present programs on today's scouting program and how you can become involved. 
Fees:  None
Contact: Ryan Pickett
Telephone:  785-587-1818
Email:  ryan.pickett@scouting.org 


Central Kansas Educational Opportunity Center

Staff from the EOC can inform audiences about how we assist those individuals interested in post-secondary education, with career planning, financial literacy, education choices, financial aid and admissions to technical schools, colleges and universities.
Fees:  None
Contact:  Ray (to speak) or Mary (to schedule)
Telephone:  877-684-8164 or 785-238-5200


CL Hoover Opera House

The Opera House is full of historic charm and character. The staff here is devoted to the community and fulfilling any questions they might have. We offer tours of the opera house, and our knowledgeable team is always available to speak about the opera house at your request. We have a variety of shows and events this season that we would be more than happy to discuss with you.
Contact: Joe and Sheila Markley, Directors
Telephone: 785-238-3906
Email:  director@jcoperahouse.org


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Cloud County Community College—Geary County Campus

College faculty and professional staff are available to speak on topics including but not limited to: literature, history, ethics, current social issues, communication, leadership, organizational skills and project management, effective committee and club meetings, strategic planning, and finances.
Fees: None
Contact:  Brenda Edleston
Telephone:  785-238-8010
Email: bedleston@cloud.edu


The Crisis Center, Inc.

The Crisis Center provides educational programs to churches, schools and civic groups and specialized training to professional associations and employee groups on a wide range of topics related to intimate partner (domestic) abuse and sexual assault.
Fees:  None
Contact:  Gina Cooper
Telephone:  785-762-8835
Email:  ccijcks@carrollsweb.com


Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

Library staff is ready and willing to talk about the programs and activities that are packing the current calendar of events as well as the many services that the library offers, ranging from those for the very young to those for the more senior members of the community.  Book talks, tech trends and hot-topic programs are also available.
Fees:  None
Contact:  Susan Moyer, Library Director
Telephone:  785-238-4311
Email:  susanm@jclib.org


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Geary County Conservation District/Clarks Creek Wraps

The Conservation District/WRAPS staff is excited to come out and speak to groups of all ages. We cover a wide range of topics ranging from natural resource conservation and restoration to cost-share program information. We have access to exciting teaching aides like a stream flow trailer, soil tunnel, enviroscape and rainfall simulator. Call to schedule a speaker for your next meeting or event.
Fees:  None
Contact:  Angela Beavers
Telephone:  785-238-4251
E-mail: angela.beavers@ks.usda.gov


Geary County Convention & Visitors Bureau

The CVB staff is always willing to promote and share Geary County's Natural by Nature historic treasures.  Find out what's going on, how you can be involved and become an ambassador for Geary County.
Fees:  None
Telephone:  785-238-2885


Geary County Health Department

The Geary County Health Department Health Educator offers interesting and engaging presentations on a wide variety of health and wellness-related topics to include: Women's health, child abuse and neglect, diabetes, stroke, stress management, nutrition, disease prevention, HIV/STIs and other health-related topics
Fees: None
Contact: Health Educator
Telephone: 785-762-5788
Sponsored by: Geary County Health Department

Environmental Health:  Domestic wells, public drinking water, air pollution, blood borne pathogens and other environmental issues.
Fees:  Contact RLR for details
Contact:  Health Department Rural Lakes Region staff
Telephone:  785-762-5788, Ext. 132


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Geary County K-State Research and Extension

Agriculture, plants, wildlife, energy resources, gardening, healthy eating, getting organized, getting the most out of your money, avoiding scams, fraud and identity theft, basic money management, consumer issues, safe food preparation, parenting, balancing career, work and home and resource management approaches are just some of the programs available from the Geary County K-State Research & Extension Office.  We would also be happy to provide information on the 4-H program.
Fees:  None.  Mileage and other expenses may be charged for programs given outside of Geary County
Contact:  Deb Andres, Ginger Kopfer, or Chuck Otte
Telephone:  785-238-4161
Email:  dandres1@ksu.edu, gkopfer@ksu.edu, or cotte@ksu.edu


Geary County Virtual Learning Center

Staff is always ready to talk about the services provided by the learning center including the diploma completion and continuing education programs.
Fees:  None
Contact:  Linda Prior
Telephone:  620-238-9584
Email:  linda.prior@greenbush.org


Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri

Girl Scouts offers a general program for adult civic groups on what Girl Scouts is all about. This presentation will focus on the core values of the Girl Scout program, changes over the last few years, and volunteer needs in the community.
Fees:  None
Contact: Margaret Moore
Telephone: 785-250-4498
Email:margaretemoore@gsksmo.org


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Junction City Arts Council

Volunteers from the arts council are available to speak to your group about the current classes and events that are being held and how you can become involved in this all-volunteer program dedicated to helping keep the arts alive in the community.
Fees: None
Contact: Junction City Arts Council
Telephone:  785-762-2581
Email:  jcartscouncil1@gmail.com


Milford Nature Center

The Milford Nature Center offers programs about native wildlife, especially birds of prey, to all age groups.
Fees: None
Contact: Pat Silovsky
Telephone: 785-238-5323
Email:  pat.silovsky@ksoutdoors.com


Rock Springs 4-H Center

The Rock Springs staff is always happy to talk with groups about the center and its activities and events as well as the meeting facilities that are available for reservation. 
Fees: None
Contact: Susan Mueller
Telephone: 785-257-3221


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