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  1. Booster Club Meet the Coaches Night, Court House Square

    August 20, All Day

    5:00 PM

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  2. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 20, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  3. Barton County Commission Meeting

    August 21, All Day

    Barton County Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Mondays, or on a Tuesday following a Monday holiday, in the County Commission Chambers located in the Barton County Courthouse, Room 106. The commissioners conduct an agenda session at 9 a.m. After the agenda meeting, the commissioners conduct study sessions. Study sessions provide an opportunity for the commissioners to discuss items that may appear in future agenda sessions. Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend both agenda and study sessions. If you would like to appear before the commissioners for an agenda item or a study session, please contact Diana Watson, Commissioners' Assistant to schedule arrangements 620-793-1800.

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  4. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 21, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  5. Solar Eclipse Party

    August 21, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United Sates from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918. In celebration of the total solar eclipse the Kansas Wetlands Education Center is throwing an Eclipse Party! We'll be able to experience a 90% totality viewing of the eclipse - it will be an impressive sight! It is also truly an historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of nature's most stunning displays. Join us at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center on Monday, August 21st from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm for a fun family celebration! Enjoy a hot dog lunch, s'mores and marshmallow roasting, eclipse viewing with safety glasses provided by the KWEC, and giant yard games provided by Explore Great Bend! For more information about this FREE family event, call us at 1-877-243-9268.

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  6. USD 428 Business Showcase

    August 21, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

    The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development in partnership with USD 428, will facilitate the 3rd Annual Great Bend Business Showcase, a teacher appreciation event. The showcase will take place Monday, August 21st from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Panther Activity Center (PAC) at Great Bend High School, and will be open to the 700+ employees of USD 428. This opportunity is available only to members of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. There is no cost to reserve an exhibit space, and each company is provided with one six-foot table and two chairs. EXHIBIT COST: FREE for Chamber Members! Register Online: https://fs23.formsite.com/abauer/form20/index.html

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  7. City Council Meeting

    August 21, 7:00 PM

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  8. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 22, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  9. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 23, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  10. USD 428 First Day of School – Grades 1-6, 7, and 9

    August 23, All Day

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  11. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 24, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  12. Summer Street Stroll

    August 24, All Day

    Great Bend Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market is a downtown open-air evening market in Jack Kilby Square around the Barton County Courthouse on Thursdays throughout the summer. Special events such as the City Band Concerts and Movies in the Park are held at the historic band shell along with the market on Thursday evenings during the summer and downtown stores have later hours to accommodate area shoppers visiting the market and events. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, honey, art and handmade crafts are the focus of the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market and local vendors are encouraged to participate for the entire summer. This market also serves as the designated market for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Barton County where seniors may redeem checks for locally grown fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, and honey.

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  13. USD 428 First Day of School – Grades 8 and 10-12

    August 24, All Day

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  14. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 25, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  15. GBPL Crochet at the Library

    August 25, All Day

    The Crochet Club is a place to learn new, old, and different stitches. By joining you can participate in different Charity Events through out the year, as well as work on and get some tips for your current project! All fiber artists are welcome to come and join in on the conversation and fun!

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  16. Great Bend Saddle Club - Craft Fair & Flea Market

    August 25, All Day

    It’s the Great Bend Saddle Club, craft fair & flea market at expo 3 at the fairgrounds. Set up and registration is august 25th from 5pm-9pm. Craft fair & flea market begins 8/26 from 9am - 5pm and 8/27 from 9am until 2pm. Vendors are asked to call as soon as possible to book your booth. For details please call Joe Trimmer at 620-282-8959 or Rene Tiede at 620-797-4599.

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  17. 39th Annual Big Benefit Auction - Barton Community College Foundation

    August 26, All Day

    Join us Saturday, August 26 for the Barton Foundation's 39th Annual Big Benefit Auction, themed "Under the Sea." Tickets are on sale until August 14 and are $45 each or $360 per table of eight. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Great Bend Columbus Club with bidding on the silent auction and complimentary beer available until 8 p.m. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. and the live auction will begin promptly at 8 p.m. Please note, no one under 21 admitted. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact that Foundation Office at (620) 792-9306 or check out the printable ticket form.

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  18. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 26, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  19. Great Bend Saddle Club - Craft Fair & Flea Market

    August 26, All Day

    It’s the Great Bend Saddle Club, craft fair & flea market at expo 3 at the fairgrounds. Set up and registration is august 25th from 5pm-9pm. Craft fair & flea market begins 8/26 from 9am - 5pm and 8/27 from 9am until 2pm. Vendors are asked to call as soon as possible to book your booth. For details please call Joe Trimmer at 620-282-8959 or Rene Tiede at 620-797-4599.

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  20. Sunflower Diversified Ride for Independence Poker Run

    August 26, All Day @ •1st Stop: Tracy’s Pub & Grill - La Crosse, KS •2nd Stop: Tap Room – Hoisington, KS •3rd Stop: Odin Store - Odin, KS •Final Stop: Jack Kilby Square (by courthouse) – Great Bend, KS

    Ride for Independence Poker Run is Sunflower Diversified Services' 1st Annual Motorcycle Run which will be on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Whether you ride a bike or drive a car, you are welcomed to join in on the fun. Enjoy some biscuits & gravy for only $3.00 before you hit the road! Cash prizes will be paid out to the best poker hand, the 2nd best poker hand, and even the worst poker hand. When you get into Great Bend, you can swing by the Historical Society Museum and view the magnificent cars on display in the Rolling Car Show. The final stop brings you to Jack Kilby Square in Great Bend, where you can enjoy some of the wonderful Screwloose BBQ while you are listening to the talented Jaron Bell perform for this event. Don't forget to purchase your raffle tickets for the many prizes that will be offered, including a motorcycle riding gnome statue and an autographed "Ride with Norman Reedus" framed picture, and many more great prizes!

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  21. Annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show

    August 26, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Barton County Historical Society will host a car show on Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The car show is free and everyone is invited to attend. Rolling Sculpture 2017 is open to anyone who wants to bring a vehicle to display. Parking for trailers is available just north of the museum grounds at the city parking lot. The museum and buildings will be open and video from the early drag strip will be shown.

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  22. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 27, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  23. Great Bend Saddle Club - Craft Fair & Flea Market

    August 27, All Day

    It’s the Great Bend Saddle Club, craft fair & flea market at expo 3 at the fairgrounds. Set up and registration is august 25th from 5pm-9pm. Craft fair & flea market begins 8/26 from 9am - 5pm and 8/27 from 9am until 2pm. Vendors are asked to call as soon as possible to book your booth. For details please call Joe Trimmer at 620-282-8959 or Rene Tiede at 620-797-4599.

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  24. Barton County Commission Meeting

    August 28, All Day

    Barton County Commissioners meet at 9 a.m. Mondays, or on a Tuesday following a Monday holiday, in the County Commission Chambers located in the Barton County Courthouse, Room 106. The commissioners conduct an agenda session at 9 a.m. After the agenda meeting, the commissioners conduct study sessions. Study sessions provide an opportunity for the commissioners to discuss items that may appear in future agenda sessions. Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend both agenda and study sessions. If you would like to appear before the commissioners for an agenda item or a study session, please contact Diana Watson, Commissioners' Assistant to schedule arrangements 620-793-1800.

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  25. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 28, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  26. Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired

    August 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Central Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired will meet at 1:00 at the Great Bend Senior Center; 2005 Kansas Ave. Guests are welcome.

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  27. GBHS Soccer Game

    August 29, All Day

    With Salina Central – 4:00 PM – Cavanaugh Soccer Complex

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  28. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 29, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  29. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 30, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  30. GBHS XC Invitational

    August 31, All Day

    4:00 PM at Lake Barton

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  31. GBPL and GBRC Activities All Month

    August 31, All Day

    GBPL Activities All Month Check out all of the fun Great Bend Public Library events at www.greatbendpl.info. GBRC Craft Classes and Activities All Month Feeling crafty or needing to get out of the house? Check out the Great Bend Rec Center activities at www.greatbendrec.net.

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  32. Summer Street Stroll

    August 31, All Day

    Great Bend Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market is a downtown open-air evening market in Jack Kilby Square around the Barton County Courthouse on Thursdays throughout the summer. Special events such as the City Band Concerts and Movies in the Park are held at the historic band shell along with the market on Thursday evenings during the summer and downtown stores have later hours to accommodate area shoppers visiting the market and events. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, honey, art and handmade crafts are the focus of the Summer Street Stroll Farmers Market and local vendors are encouraged to participate for the entire summer. This market also serves as the designated market for the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program for Barton County where seniors may redeem checks for locally grown fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, and honey.

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