What’s Happening in Pratt

whats_happeningVernon 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

Meet & Greet with Todd Tiahrt – Candidate for Kansas’ Fourth District Congressional seat Tuesday, July 1 – 6:30 pm Community Center, 619 N. Main Street www.toddtiahrt.com

Taylor Printing will be celebrating their 52nd Anniversary! Thursday, July 3rd 

Meet & Greet with Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt – TIME CHANGE! Thursday, July 10 – 8:00 am – 9:30 am  Blue Moon Coffee House – 210 S. Main Street http://ag.ks.gov/

Pratt Sidewalk Sale – Saturday, July 12 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm A day of family fun and red hot deals!  The Lions Club train, dunk tank, Pratt Area Humane Society, Kansas National Guard, photo booth, Jr. Leadership car wash and much more!  Plus a chance to win prizes which include 5 golden tickets worth $100 in Chamber Bucks plus much more!  Free hamburgers & hotdogs starting at 11:30! 

1Pratt Young Professionals Movie in the Park Saturday, July 12 at Lemons Park – Family activities begin at 7:00 pm & the movie will begin at dusk. This year’s movie is Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Activities include bubble gum blowing contest, costume contest, sidewalk chalk contest, face painting and much more!

Pratt County Fair July 23 – 26
Memberships are now on sale, contact a 4-H Member to get yours today!

Pride of Texas Shows Carnival 6:00 – 11:00 pm Daily
Wednesday 8:00 pm –Jake Gill, FREE concert at the Livestock Showbarn
Thursday 8:45 pm – Keith Leff, Magician – FREE show at the Livestock Showbarn
Friday 7:30 pm – Demolition Derby
Saturday 8:00 pm – Concert with Kevin Fowler
For a complete list of times and activities, visit www.pratt.ksu.edu 

Town Hall meeting with U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt, candidate for Kansas’ Fourth District Congressional seat followed by David Ward and Ed Barrett who are running for Pratt County Commissioners seat
Friday, July 25th – 5:00 pm Pratt County Fair Grounds Arena  If you have questions for any of the candidates or Congressman Pompeo, please email them to [email protected]

Pratt Community Blood Drive Friday, July 25 – 11:00 am – 5:30 pm Pratt Community Building – 619 N. Main Visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) to schedule your appointment

Southwest Truck Parts 17th Annual Charity Mud Run Saturday, August 2 Details coming soon! 

Ride for the Red Saturday, September 6 12th Annual Ride for the Red Poker Run!  You’ll enjoy an approximate 100 mile ride, free lunch and a chance to win the top prize! For more information contact Donna Meier-Pfeifer at [email protected] or (620) 672-3651

Save the Date!  The Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 23rd

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 – July

  • 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 – 2:00 pm July 1 – Get your game on! Video game tournament
  • After Hours @ Your Library – Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. July 8 – T-Shirt Bag tutorial
  • K-4 Fun @ Your Library – Every Thursday at 2:00 pm.July 3 – Dance
  • Tech Thursdays – 5:30 pm July 10 – Apple eLibrary class   

Rolla Rena Public Skate Sessions Be sure to register for KIDS SKATE FREE at www.kidsskatefree.com

  • Tuesdays – 9:30-11:30am *** 8:00-10:00pm
  • Wednesday – 8:00-10:00pm
  • Thursday – 9:30-11:30am (rec. dept. skate June 5 & 19, July3)

Sign up with the rec. dept. and save $1.00!! walk ins welcome. All sessions $6.00 includes quad rental skates, in-lines add $2.00. Dress cool & comfortable, its summer it may be warm. 

The Pratt Health Coalition meets on the first Wednesday of every month to discuss how we can encourage healthy lifestyles in Pratt.  Right now we are working on bicycle rack placement, sidewalk expansion, trail expansion, a community activity map and the WorkWell project.  Anyone who would like to attend and help build a healthy environment in Pratt is welcome to attend. Any business interested in improving employee attitudes, attendance and production may be interested in sending up to two employees to the upcoming WorkWell KS Conference at PRMC.  If you have employees who would like to be Champions for a healthy work environment, consider sending them to the WorkWell KS Conference at PRMC on July 15th and 16th for a nominal cost.  If you are interested in attending please contact DeWayne Bryan at the Pratt Health Foundation (620) 672-6411 for registration information.

Agape Health Clinic – The Agape Health Clinic will be open on July 2, 2014 from the hours of 4-8 p.m.  It is located in the Hope Center @ 314 S. Main.  We ask that you be registered by 7 p.m. to see a physician.  If you are new or haven’t attend the clinic before we ask that you bring proof of income and photo I.D.  This clinic is for our people in our community that are low income and are not insured.  If you need a check up this maybe the place to go.  If a blood test is needed Pratt Regional Medical Center has given us a grant to use during the year.  The tests are usually no charge to the patient if they are on our lists. Try and use the programs that are available to you within our community.  If you have a question or wish to volunteer, please call Jeanette @ 388-4191.  Thanks to all that have helped and are currently helping serve our community.

Vernon Filley Art Museum – Summer Art Classes – Youth & Adult Classes Register online at www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org/education/ or call 933-ARTS (2787) for more information Members at the ‘Leader’ level and above receive a 10% discount on all classes 

The Leadership 2000 class is selling 200 raffle tickets for $20 each!  Drawing will be at the Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 12th.

Pellet Grill from Full House ($400)
2 Ceiling Fans from Stanion ($200)
Gift Card from Home Lumber ($150)
Beef Bundle from T&W Meats ($120)
JVC Camcorder from Aaron’s
 Milwaukee Jobsite Radio from Stanion ($100)
Chamber Bucks from the Peoples Bank ($100)
Car Wash Bucket from O’Reilly’s ($50)
Gift Basket from Bee Well Herbs ($50)
Walmart Gift Card ($50)
 Fair Membership ($30)If you would like a ticket, please email [email protected]

Long John Silvers will be giving away free fish & fry  on Saturday, June 28th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm