1.Come to the window

HESSTON — An award-winning singer-songwriter will take the Prairie Window stage for the next installment of a concert series at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston. 

Joe Crookston will perform at 4 p.m. Nov. 6 the Prairie Pavilion at the Arboretum overlooking the lake.

Tickets are by reservation at www.dyckarboretum.org/event/tim-obrien/ or by calling (620) 327-8127. Cost of tickets is $20 for adults and $10 for children, plus tax.  In addition to acoustic music, the PWCS provides savory and sweet food options during intermission, with a menu provided by Crust & Crumb Company.



2.Celebrate fall

The "Festive Fall Fair" will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. Mary, 106 E. Eighth. 

The event will include craft booths, a silent auction, children's choir, raffles, a "bake bar" and a dinner served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The dinner will include honey ham, cheesy potatoes, saucy bacon green beans, Chinese cabbage salad or red hot applesauce salad, dinner roll, apple or cherry crisp and a beverage. The cost is $10 for adult  and $6 for children. The church will offer carryout and home delivery. Call 283-6640 for more information.

The "Bake Bar" will be baked goods created by women of the parish. Included will be pies, specialty breads, rolls, fancy cookies, bars and candy items.

A craft sale is an added event for the festival this year, offering donated craft items. The day will also host a Christmas market, offering donated lightly used Christmas decorations and items. 



3. Learn about the 'Harvey Girls'


Life Enrichment at Bethel College invites older adults in our region to hear stories of "The Harvey Girls" during Life Enrichment at 10:35 a.m. Nov. 2 at Bethel College

The Harvey House chain of restaurants got its start in Topeka when Fred Harvey opened a café geared to those traveling on the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad line.

Preferring the term "Harvey Girls" to waitresses, he recruited single women to work at the Harvey Houses that gradually sprang up all the way to California and Texas. Between the 1880s and the 1950s more than 100,000 women, many of them Kansans, proudly wore the black and white uniform of the internationally known Harvey Company.

Life Enrichment is held on the Bethel College campus in the Krehbiel Auditorium of Luyken Fine Arts Center. The cost is $2

Do some shopping

It is bazaar weekend — with First Methodist, Trinity Heights, Kansas Christian Home and Salem United Methodist Church all hosting.

Kansas Christian Home , First Methodist and Trinity Heights will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Salem from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Dabble in paint

An acrylic paint party open to the public for ages 10 and up will be led by Sue Bechtel from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday Nov. 5 at Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton.

The image of a penguin with red stocking hat and scarf has been a popular choice among her paint party goers, Bechtel said. Participants will create their images on 12 x 12 canvases. Reservations are needed for the class. All supplies are included in the $25 fee.