1. Head to Spring Lake
The McKinney Sisters will be performing at Spring Lake RV Resort at 7:15 p.m. May 20.
The girls have been homeschooled since birth and have enjoyed traveling about as a Bluegrass Gospel Trio for about four years. They have shared their love for this music and its message from care homes and banquets, to the youth stage of the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. Some performance highlights include the KBA Winterfest in Wichita; Pickin’ on the Plains in Colby; Country and Bluegrass Festival, North Platte, Nebraska; and participating in the KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Competition in Silver Dollar City.
The girls released their debut album, The McKinney Sisters, in 2015 and released their second album, Home Sick for Heaven, in early 2016.
A chicken fried steak meal ($10.00) will be available at the clubhouse from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call 316-835-3443 to make reservations.
2. Remember the fallen
Peace Officers' Memorial Day, which falls within National Police Week, will be celebrated in Newton at 11:30 a.m. on May 18, at the monument in front of the Harvey County Law Enforcement Center (120 E. Seventh St.).
The event will include an invocation prayer, a moment of silence for the officers lost in Harvey County, a message on the service and value of officers in the community by a chaplain and a prayer for the safety of officers still serving within the community.
3. Get your lid
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 19 there will be a bike safety event for kids in the 100 block of West Sixth at the Newton Bike Shop. There will be 80 bicycle helmets to be given away by the Newton Police Department, the bike shop will provide free bicycle safety checks and the Health Department will help with fitting helmets.
4. Meet the authors
Kansas authors Judy Carroll and Collette Richenberger, who wrote a new book for girls, "Cameos of Courage" will be at Faith & Life Bookstore from 1 to 3 p.m. May 20 to sign copies of their book.
“Cameos of Courage” is a historical fiction book for girls that follows the lives of four young girls making homes in Kansas in the mid to late 1800s. Maddie, the abolitionist lives in Lawrence; Elizabeth, the Osage Indian, is from St. Paul; Callie Mae, the Exoduster, came to Dunlap; and Richelle is the German immigrant who settles near Pretty Prairie. Each story teaches about different character traits the girls are developing as they grow.
For more information call Faith & Life Bookstore at 283-2210.
5. Learn a new hobby
Artist Julie Cox-Hamm will teach a class on silk painitng from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and/or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at the Carriage Factory Gallery, 128 E. 6th St.
The fee for the painting class is $110 for one day of instruction and $180 for two days.
The dyes, silk scarves and stretcher frames will be provided.
Participants are asked to bring a few supplies such as watercolor brushes and small sponges. Reservations for the class can be made by calling the gallery at 284-2749.