What’s Happening in Pratt!

Every Monday
Pratt Elks Lodge – 1103 W. Third Street
Early bird games begin at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7:00 pm, food options available!

Grief Support Group
Second Monday of each month
Hilltop Manor – 403 S. Valley Street, Cunningham
There is no registration fee. If you would like more information about the meetings, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HilltopManorKS/

Kiwanis Shoe Drive – Donate shoes & help out others! 
January – March 2018 
Did you know that Tetanus is a serious cause of death in 3rd world countries? When an expectant mother gets the tetanus in her blood from going barefoot, she passes it on to the baby – who dies an excruciating death within days of being born. One way tetanus can be prevented is by wearing shoes! Here’s a chance to help out the poor and also the youth in our community. Kiwanis of Pratt is conducting a Shoe Collection Drive from January through March. The shoes will be donated to third world countries (Haiti, Honduras, and other nations in Central America and Africa). Kiwanis will receive a small payment for the shoes which will in turn be donated to youth programs (the Teen Center, Pre-school Teachers, Builders Club @ LMS, K-Kids at Skyline and Aktion Club at Arrowhead West). The shoe drive helps impoverished people in two ways. (1) Practical shoes are given to the poor (tennis shoes, flip flops, sandals, hiking boots, etc) and (2) They help those who want a better life start and grow a business in their country by becoming a street Shoe Vendor. A number of dress shoes and new shoes are given to individuals to start a trade. Once their business is growing, they can come back and buy shoes for a small fee. ) IT’S A WIN WIN FOR everyone involved. Our goal is to collect 100 bags of shoes (25 pair per bag) during this period. PLEASE CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS AND DONATE IF YOU ARE ABLE! A box for the shoes will be located in the PRMC cafeteria, schools, the Community Center, the Pratt Rec Department, and in some of the churches. If you have questions or need shoes to be picked up call Stephanie Becker 450-1425 or 672-6725 or another Kiwanis Member.

Menu Planning Class for Diabetes & Weight Loss
Friday, January 12 – 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt Regional Medical Center
The key to healthy living – have a plan and follow it! You will work on a menu to take home, and learn good choices when shopping or eating out. Call 450-1425 to reserve your seat today!

Open House – Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Heartland Firearm Academy
Friday, January 12 – Open House 10:00 am to 8:00 pm; Ribbon Cutting at 4:00 pm
Heartland Firearm Academy – 1807 E. First Street
At Heartland Firearms Academy our mission is to provide you with real world, practical firearms training and skills from beginner to advanced shooters. We offer a variety of classes in fire arms handling and safety. Our courses are designed to simulate the stress of real-world situations. A certified professional instructor will provide top quality training, classroom group, and one-on-one private lessons are available.

All of Nothin” – Based on an 1853 event
Sunday, January 14 – 7:00 pm
Barron Theatre
All or Nothin’ honors Laura Haviland historically in this story as the friend, mentor, and educator who welcomed the freed slaves after they reached Canada’s shores. Aunt Laura, as she is affectionately called, led many slaves over to freedom herself, including George and Eliza Harris, who are major character in  Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Producer Charles Campbell and his associate Deborah Meadows will be here to engage with us in a Q & A session following the movie.

Extension Master Gardeners’ Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, January 17 – 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm
Pratt County Extension Office – 824 W. First Street
Please join us for our first Lunch & Learn for 2018! Dr. Jackson from Pratt Community College will be our guest speaker. She will enlighten us with research and information about Biochar and how to enrich our soil. There will be a light meal included, cost is $10. If you are interested or have questions, please call the Extension Office at 620-672-6121. RSVP by Monday, January 15th!

Ascension Lutheran Adult Trivia Night! 
Saturday, February 3 – 7:00 pm; Doors open at 6:30 pm
Pratt Area 4-H Center
$200 entry fee per table of 8, fee includes soda, popcorn and other snacks. Outside food and beverages are welcome and encouraged. There will be prizes for the first place team, best decorated table, bonus questions and raffle drawings! Contact Emma Chrismer at emmapchrismer@gmail.com for more information or to get your team signed up! Sponsorships are also available!

Pratt Community College Club 62+
Spring 2018 Schedule
Thursday, February 8 – Hutchinson Cosmosphere & Museum
Sunday, February 11 – PCC Performing Arts Valentine’s Show
Friday, March 9 – PCC Performing Arts Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tuesday, March 13 – Chisholm Trail
Tuesday, April 19 – 4-H Extension Demonstration
In addition to great programs exclusively for our members, such as casino trips, special speakers and murder mysteries, people 62 years young or older may receive a discount card entitling them to one half price admission to college athletic events, tuiton scholarships for all college courses, free admission to college cultural events. For more information visit pratcc.edu/club62 or contact Susan Mayberry at 620-450-2184.
Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website JobsinPratt.com and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jobsinpratt/

What’s Happening @ Your Library – January 2018
Have tech questions? The Pratt Public Library can help. If you need help with your computer, e-reader, tablet, etc. call 620-672-3041 or email staff@prattpubliclibrary.org to set up an appointment or text your questions to 620-263-0182.

Preschool Activities
Story Time: Mondays & Thursdays from 10:00 -10:45 a.m.
For children 3-5 years old, parents are welcome to stay if they would like

Toddler Time: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
For children 2 & under and an adult who loves them

Elementary Activities – Kindergarten – Fourth Grade
K-4 Fun @ Your Library: Thursdays from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
January 18 – Winter Sensory Snowman Bottles
January 25 – Tape Resist Name Art

Teen Activities – Fifth – Twelfth Grades
Teen Zone: Open Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.-6:30p.m, Friday & Saturday 10:00a.m.-5:30p.m.
Books, graphic novels, audio books, gaming systems, laptops, & crafts always available. iPads, available by request.
Craft Bar:
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday supplies will be set out on the bar in the Teen Zone to create with
Teen Activities: 
January 26 – FREE! Teen paint night with Andrea Stitt, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Must sign up in advance. Class limited to 20 students.

Adult Activities
            Books & Dames – Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm
“The All-True Travels and Adventures of Liddie Newton” led by Suzan Patton

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

Friday, January 12 – Saturday, April 14
Michael Jilg & Leon Staab – A guest exhibition highlightins exube3rant flower images through the work and photographers Michael Jilg & Leon Staab.
40% of sales from this exhibit will be donated as part of a fundraiser for the Filley Museum.
Exhibition sponsored in part by:
Stull, Beverlin, Nicolay & Haas, LLC and Southwest Truck Parts, Inc.

Meet the Artists Reception
Friday, January 12 at 6:00 pm
Refreshments will be served, Members are free, $10 for non-members

Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: Wonder
Friday, January 12 @ 7:00 pm & Saturday, January 13 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 pm
Sponsored by: Southwest School & Liberty Middle School Library

Pratt Recreation 
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit http://www.prattrecreation.com/

Support our local student athletes!
For a complete list of sports & activities visit:

  • USD 382 – usd382.com or centralkansasleague.org
  • USD 438 – Skylineschools.org
  • Pratt Community College – prattcc.edu

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