Join Pratt Community College “Under the Big Top” on April 25th at 6:00 pm at the Pratt 4-H Center for this annual fundraiser supporting the scholarship fund for PCC students. The carnival of excitement includes dinner, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction, as well as a thrilling performance by PCC’s own vocal ensemble, Encore! Tickets are $25 for individuals and $40 for couples. Tickets will be sold beforehand and at the door, but seating is limited. Reserve your tickets by contacting Foundation Director Ann Ruder or calling 620-450-2179.
Pratt Community College Performing Arts Department CAR WASH Saturday, April 26 – 10am-2pm First United Methodist Church Lot – First and Main Donations go toward our upcoming trip to Tennessee!
Pratt Community College Performing Arts Department presents FINALE! Sunday, April 27 – 2:30 pm Carpenter Auditorium A Music Review Concert Encore, Choir and Soloists Suggested Donation $5 Donations go toward our upcoming trip to Tennessee!
Sacred Heart School Boosters – Annual Wine Tasting. Sunday, April 27th 3:00-6:00 p.m. Pribil’s Home – 20391 S. 281 Must be 21 – Wines & Gourmet hor d’oeuvres Tickets are $60 with a maximum of 70 tasters Contacts: Bekki Pribil 388-0577 [email protected] or Vicky Maetchlen 770-0259
Bread of Life – Hunger Run/Walk Saturday, May 3 – 9:00 am Lemons Park Registration forms may be picked up at Hibbett Sports, 2020 E. 1st, or at The Hope Center 314 S. Main For more information please call Shannen Berens (620) 388-5716 or Lynette Freeman (620) 546-5276
Pratt Adventure – presented by The Pratt Health Foundation & Pratt Health Coalition Saturday, May 17th – 9:00 am Lemons Park FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!! There will be a 5K competitive run, a 5K bicycle adventure, a 3K run adventure and a 1K walk adventure. Adventure participants will collect adventure numbers and the participant with the highest score will win $100 in each category. Preregister to: [email protected] before May 9th for a $25 drawing Questions? Call (620) 672-6411
South Wind Hospice Purse Auction Saturday, May 17- 11:00 am Tickets are $25 Contact Joy Schwartz at 620 672-7553
Security in the Workplace Learning Luncheon Tuesday, May 20 – 12:00 Noon Pratt Regional Medical Center – Stanion Room Chuck Clanahan, Kansas Protective Security Advisor/U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be presenting: “See Something, Say Something”, Active Shooter & Cybersecurity Please RSVP to [email protected]
Pratt Community Concert Association presents John Davidson Thursday, May 22 – 7:00 pm Pratt Community College – Carpenter Auditorium http://www.johndavidson.com/main.html
Pratt Area Humane Society – 2nd Annual Color Me Fun Run Saturday, May 31 – Pratt County Lake 9:00 am www.prattareahs.org Registration is $40
Miss Kansas & Miss Teen Kansas June 5, 6 & 7 Pratt welcomes the Miss Kansas and Miss Teen contestants and their families & friends to our beautiful city! Tickets are available by visiting www.misskansas.org or with the ticket order form in the Pratt Tribune.
Miss Kansas Pageant June 5, 6, & 7 – 7:30 p.m. Pratt Community College – Lesh Arena Miss Teen Kansas Pageant Friday June 6 Preliminary – 3:00 Carpenter Auditorium Saturday June 7 – Finals – 2:00 Lesh Arena Pratt Community College
Miss Kansas Volunteer Opportunities If you would like to volunteer at one of the many events taking place the week of June 1 – 8thplease contact Sharon Will at 672-8051. Volunteers are especially needed on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. to help with unloading and set up and on June 8 with clean up and reloading. Those who help with these events will get to have a special meal with the current Miss Kansas.
Miss Kansas Parade – Downtown Pratt Saturday, June 7 – 10:00 a.m. After the parade, Miss Kansas contestants will be signing autographs at various businesses downtown.
First United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social Saturday, June 7 after the parade Sloppy Joes & ice cream Suggested donation $6.00
Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Breakfast Thursday, June 12 – 7:30 am A Full House – 516 S. Main Street
Vernon Filley Art Museum Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Sunday, June 29 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm Free and Open to the public www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org
BINGO at Pratt Elks Lodge #1451 – 1103 W. 5th Every Monday beginning at 7:00 pm Entry is free and open to the public.
Prairie Independent Living Center, Inc. 400 South Main (large conference room) Living Well Series 1:30 – 3:00 pm ADHD – First Tuesday of Every Month Diabetes – Third Tuesday of Every Month
What’s Happening @ Your Library for April/May
- April 29 – Vintage Book Sale – Check the website for dates and times http://prattpubliclibrary.org/site/
- PreSchool Story Time (ages 3 – 5 years) – Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
- Toddler Time (ages 0 – 2 years + mom/caregiver) – Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
- Tween Tuesdays @ Your Library April 29 – 3:45 p.m. TAG Activity
- After Hours @ Your Library – Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.
- K-4 Fun @ Your Library – Every Thursday after school from 4 – 4:45 p.m. May 1 – Learn about Vermi composting
- Tech Thursdays – 5:30 pm May 1 – Skype Basics Class
Pratt Community CollegeTractor safety for 14, 15 year olds by Pratt Community College, along with K-State Research and Extension Saturday, April 26 – 7:30 am – 6:00 pm – Cost is $40.00 (covers lunch and workbook) Ag Power Technology Building on PCC’s campus “This course certifies 14 and 15 year-olds to drive ag equipment for others families, which is required by the state,” said Rod Stewart, instructor. “On top of that, it doesn’t hurt anyone to have this training. It is good for all students that age.” For more information or to reserve a seat, please contact the Pratt County extension office at 620.672.6121.
Financial Aid Education Night Tuesday, April 29 – 6 – 8:30 p.m. Information about financial aid, grants, scholarships, and loans, question and answer panel with students, and assistance filing FAFSA with financial aid staff members.
Academic Awards Ceremony Thursday, May 1 – 7 – 8:30 p.m. This ceremony acknowledges faculty-recommended students for their academic achievements. A reception will be held in the Upper Commons following the ceremony.
Pratt Community College Men’s Baseball Tuesday, April 29 – 4:00 pm – Hutchinson Community
Rolla Rena Public Skate Sessions Be sure to register for KIDS SKATE FREE at www.kidsskatefree.com
- New After School Skate session! Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., $5 per skater, all skaters welcome. (Kids Skate Free passes are accepted for this session.)
The Chamber will be putting together 94 Welcome Bags for the Miss Kansas contestants, mothers/pageant directors and Miss Teen Kansas contestants. Please help me extend them a very warm welcome to our beautiful city. If you would like to make a contribution to the welcome bags or need some ideas, please let me know. We will need your submissions by May 21st.
Pratt Young Professionals – A vibrant group of Pratt’s young business people (21-40ish) who host a variety of community service, social, and philanthropic events throughout the year. Individuals passionate about their career and the Pratt Community are encouraged to join. Membership applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office. A few of their upcoming events include:
- May 3, 2014 – Spring Community Service Projects: PYP will be out in full force this spring to help out in the community. If any individuals or groups are in need of outdoor services, please contact the Chamber of Commerce to inquire as to how PYP may assist. PYP plans to help with the Downtown Farmer’s Market and has done painting, yard and house clean-up, food drives, and adopt-a-highway for past projects, among others.
- July 12, 2014 – Movie in the Park event. PYP will once again be showing a movie in conjunction with the downtown sidewalk sale. Movie time starts around dusk.