Bird Watching Club forming in Pratt

birding2Interested in learning more about local birds?  Forming a Bird Watching Club in Pratt?  Helping with the annual Christmas Bird Count?  Brian Bartels, from Kansas Dept. of Wildlife Parks & Tourism, will be at the Pratt Public Library on Tuesday, September 16, at 7 p.m. with lots of information to share.

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What’s Happening in Pratt

whats_happeningParkwood Village’s Dog Days of Summer Saturday, September 13 – 3:30 – 5:30 pm In connection with Pratt Humane Society, we will be hosting a day for you and your dog!  Costume contest at 3:45 and pet parade at 4:00 pm.  Dr. Bergner, D.V.M. will give a presentation at 5:00 showing the value of pets for seniors.  For more information please call 672-5541

Breakfast at Suppertime hosted by the Bread of Life Community Kitchen Saturday, September 13 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm Municipal Building The meal and silent auction are fund-raisers for the non-profit organization, as they attempt to end hunger in Pratt.

Miss America Pageant Sunday, September 14 – 8:00 pm on ABC Good luck Miss Kansas Amanda Sasek!

1Pratt Community College Blood Drive Monday, September 15 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Lesh Arena – No appointment necessary!

Pratt Community Blood Drive Monday, September 22 – 11:00 am – 5:30 pm Pratt Community Building – 619 N. Main Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule your appointment!  Walk-ins welcome

Community Resource & Disability Fair Wednesday, September 24 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Municipal Building Have you ever wondered what services might be available to you in the Pratt community? Have you ever wished you knew more about the Hope Center or Pratt Community College or (you name it)? Prairie Independent Living Center, Inc. (PILR) is hosting a community resource fair with the hope that we can gather all of the area service providers together under one roof. If you would like to be a presenter at this Fair, or need more information, please contact Prairie Independent Living Center, Inc. (PILR) at 103 West 2nd, 620-672-9600

Duane Goossen presents a bipartisan look at the State of Kansas Budget Tuesday, September 30 – 7:30 pm Pratt Community College Carpenter Auditorium Goossen served as state budget director in Kansas for 12 years in the administrations of three governors – Republican Bill Graves and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson, and received the National Association of State Budget Directors’ Gloria Timmer Award for career achievements in a state budget office. Earlier, he represented Marion and Chase Counties for seven terms in the Kansas House of Representatives.  Duane graduated from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, and holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  Duane currently writes and speaks about the Kansas budget and state finances. Please RSVP to info@prattkansas.org

Save the Dates!

  • Pratt Community College Rodeo – October 3, 4, & 5
  • The Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 23rd!

Pratt Garden Club celebrates 65 years! Sunday, October 12 – 1:00 – 3:00 pm Pratt County Historical Society Museum – 208 South Ninnescah Come & go reception to celebrate 65 years in Pratt!

48-Hours of 4-H – A weekend of service. A lifetime of impact Sunday, October 12 – 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm May Dennis Park – located on the corner of Mound & Logan Streets Join us this fall in seeing just how much we can give back to our communities! We invite all community members to participate. If you or your group or organization is interested in helping with this project, please contact Jessica DeWeese for details deweesejessica@gmail.com or 620-672-7885. Please RSVP by October 5.

South Wind Hospice Turkey Shoot Sunday, October 19 Pratt Gun Club Registration begins at 11:00 am; shots start at 12:30 pm Knockouts and 5 birds all day

South Wind Hospice Benefit Auction – “South Wind Safari” Friday, November 7 – 6:00 pm Pratt County 4-H Building Details coming soon!

Serenity Massage and Kempton Chiropractic Clinics are happy to announce and addition to our health care staff; RN and Certified Massage Therapist, Cliff Mock.  We are lucky to have him join our team, as he is an exceptional massage therapist.  He specializes in Swedish, sports, pre and post natal, deep tissue massages among others.  Cliff is now accepting clients, please call 672-7443 for an appointment.

Prairie Independent Living Center, Inc. 400 South Main (large conference room) 

  • Living Well Series 1:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Diabetes – Third Tuesday of Every Month

What’s Happening @ Your Library – September

PreSchool Story Time (ages 3 – 5 years) – Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 am

Toddler Time (ages 0 – 2 years + mom/caregiver) – Tuesdays at 10:00 am

2nd Tuesday Craft Class @ Your Library – 2:00 pm

  • September 9 – DIY Journals

Project Tween @ 4:00 PM

  • September 16 – Duct Tape Day!

After Hours @ Your Library – 7:00 pm

  • September 16 – Learn about bird watching

Brownbag Series @ PCC Library – 11:30 am

  • September 24

Book-A-Librarian @ Blue Moon – 2:30 pm

  • September 24

K-4 Fun @ the Library – 4:00 pm

  • September 18 – Crafts, stories & games!

Vernon Filley Art Museum: For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org

The Learning Center at Pratt is enrolling NOW! Do you know an adult who needs a high school diploma? Tell them to call 620-672-2800 or go to The Learning Center at Pratt, located on the PCC campus. Or you may want to bring them out because the friendly TLC staff serves warm cookies fresh from the oven!!!  Learn more about The Learning Center at Pratt at getmydiploma.org and on their Facebook page. Adult Program – On-Site or Online – Flexible Scheduling – Only 21 Credits to Graduate – TLC/PCC Scholarships – Free Enrollment

Support our local student athletes!

  • USD 382 - For a complete list of sports and activities visit www.usd382.com
  • USD 438 - For a complete list of sports and activities visit www.usd438.k12.ks.us
  • Pratt Community College - For a complete list of sports and activities visit www.prattcc.edu
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Pratt Optimist Club Bicycle Give Away

bicycleThe Pratt Optimist Club will be giving away 50 refurbished bicycles (first come first serve basis).

Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

At the New Pratt Fire Station
(Old JC Foods Building)

These bikes are all sizes and suitable for all children.
Parents or Guardians are required to sign release form for each bike.

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What’s Happening in Pratt

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Ribbon Cutting – Balloons And More Tuesday, September 2 – 10:00 am
Join us as we cut the ribbon for Balloons And More in their new location at 105 W. First Street.

Ride for the Red Saturday, September 6 12th Annual Ride for the Red Charity 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 donna.meierpfeifer@redcross.org or (620) 672-3651

Ribbon Cutting – Best Western Plus Monday, September 8 – 4:00 pm Join us as we cut the ribbon for the Best Western Plus located at 112 NE SR HWY 61.

Horizons Mental Health Center presents Breaking Barriers, Resorting Hope! A workshop designed to destigmatize mental health issues

Thursday, September 11 
Ramada Hotel & Convention Center – Hutchinson For registration and details visit www.regonline.com/breakingbarriers

Community Resource & Disability Fair Wednesday, September 24 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Municipal Building Have you ever wondered what services might be available to you in the Pratt community? Have you ever wished you knew more about the Hope Center or Pratt Community College or (you name it)? Prairie Independent Living Center, Inc. (PILR) is hosting a community resource fair with the hope that we can gather all of the area service providers together under one roof. If you would like to be a presenter at this Fair, or need more information, please contact Prairie Independent Living Center, Inc. (PILR) at 103 West 2nd, 620-672-9600.

Save the Dates!

  • Pratt Community College Rodeo – October 3, 4, & 5
  • The Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Celebration on Thursday, October 23rd!

Pratt Garden Club celebrates 65 years! Sunday, October 12 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm Pratt County Historical Society Museum – 208 South Ninnescah Come & go reception to celebrate 65 years in Pratt!

1Serenity Massage and Kempton Chiropractic Clinics are happy to announce and addition to our health care staff; RN and Certified Massage Therapist, Cliff Mock.  We are lucky to have him join our team, as he is an exceptional massage therapist.  He specializes in Swedish, sports, pre and post natal, deep tissue massages among others.  Cliff is now accepting clients, please call 672-7443 for an appointment.

Prairie Independent Living Center, Inc. 400 South Main (large conference room) 

  • Living Well Series 1:30 – 3:00 pm
  • Diabetes – Third Tuesday of Every Month

What’s Happening @ Your Library – August

  • PreSchool Story Time (ages 3 – 5 years) – Mondays and Thursdays at 10:00 am
  • Toddler Time (ages 0 – 2 years + mom/caregiver) – Tuesdays at 10:00 am
  • After Hours @ Your Library – 7:00 pm August 26 – TALK Book discussion “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett
  • Tech Thursdays – 5:30 pm August 28 – Kindle eLibrary Class
  • Annual Book Sale ends Saturday, August 23

Vernon Filley Art Museum: For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org August 22 to November 30th: Guest Exhibit “Kansas Ties” from the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg KS Details at www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org

  • Friday August 22nd, at 7pm: Member’s Exhibit Opening and Reception:
  • Saturday August 23rd, 10:00am-5:00pm: Public Exhibit Opening- Special Hours!
  • Saturday September 6th, 1:30 pm:  Museum Docent Guided tours beginning at 1:30 p.m. 10% discounts for groups of 10 or more.
  • September 15th: Fall Art Classes Begin: See our list of classes and Register now at: http://www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org/2014-fall-art-class-schedule/

The Learning Center at Pratt is enrolling NOW! Do you know an adult who needs a high school diploma? Tell them to call 620-672-2800 or go to The Learning Center at Pratt, located on the PCC campus. Or you may want to bring them out because the friendly TLC staff serves warm cookies fresh from the oven!!!  Learn more about The Learning Center at Pratt atgetmydiploma.org and on their Facebook page. Adult Program – On-Site or Online – Flexible Scheduling – Only 21 Credits to Graduate – TLC/PCC Scholarships – Free Enrollment

Support our local student athletes!

  • USD 382 - For a complete list of sports and activities visit www.usd382.com
  • USD 438 - For a complete list of sports and activities visit www.usd438.k12.ks.us
  • Pratt Community College - For a complete list of sports and activities visit www.prattcc.edu
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Diabetes and You Health Fair

healthfairThe health fair will be conducted from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Oct. 9 at Pratt Community College, 348 NE SR 61, Pratt.

The evening will include:

  • Tips about how to make smarter food choices while dining out or eating at home by Jodi Drake, K-State Research and Extension agent.
  • Self-management guidelines to help improve heart health and maintain normal blood sugar numbers from Kathy Smith, ARNP, CDE.
  • Opportunities to win prizes.
  • Diabetes-friendly displays.
  • A snack of fruits and vegetables.

While the health fair is free, pre-registration will ensure there are enough samples and handouts for those in attendance. For more information or to register, go to www.bcbsks.com or contact Drake620-672-6121.

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