1. Catch a country act
Susie McEntire Eaton, sister of country music mega-star Reba McEntire, will perform at 7 p.m. May 13 at St. Luke Evangelical Church, 808 E. Sixth. The concert is free, but tickets will be required to enter. Tickets are available at the church. For more information about tickets, call the church at 283-2191
In addition to awards and nominations from TNN, GMA and CCMA, Eaton has been named “Artist of the Year” several times in the field of Positive Country Music. She has also scored four No. 1 singles on the Positive Country radio charts.
Raised on an Oklahoma ranch, Eaton began singing as a teenager with her siblings, Pake and Reba, as the “Singing McEntires.” In 1980, after graduating from Oklahoma State University, Eaton was again singing with her sister who, by this time, had become a country superstar. In addition to performing concerts for sold-out crowds, they made television appearances on programs such as “The Johnny Carson Show,” “Hee Haw” and “The Grand Ole Opry.”
Eaton has recently signed on to be a spokesperson for the Community Learning Council, Inc,. based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. CLC is a non-profit organization that focuses on education to help prevent and stop domestic violence.
2. A food truck festival
Harvey County East Lake will host the "Off the Hook" Food Truck Festival from 5 to 11 p.m. May 13 at the park.
This is the second year for the event. In addition to food trucks, the night will feature remote control vehicle demonstrations, bounce houses and water games.
The night will also be the first Campfire Chat and Movie Under the Stars of 2017.
The Campfire Chat will be "Chisholm Trail — What did the Pionneers See?" at Osage Nature Trail. The chat will feature a hike with naturalist Carol Dilts. A live bull snake will be present.
Following the Campfire Chat will be a marshmallow roast and the first "Movie Under the Stars" for 2017. The title of the movie will be released at a later date.
3. Talk cars
Moundridge Car Talk will be led by Paul Strausz, who will speak about the basics of keeping your vehicle in good working order at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Moundridge Public Library, 220 S. Christian Ave.
Strausz will be answering questions from the audience on everything from oil changes to how to put air in your tires to replacing wiper blades.
4. Bark in the Park
Canine games, a pet parade, pet-friendly shopping, adoptable dogs, demonstration and more will be part of the first Bark in the Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 at the Centennial Dog Park.
General admission is free, though VIP tickets can be purchased for dogs wishing early entry.
5. Music at Bethel
Two singing groups will perform their final concerts of the year at Bethel College.
“Open Road,” an all male sining group, will perfrom at 7 p.m. May 14 in Memorial Hall on the college campus. Admission is free.
“Woven,” an all female singing group, will perform at 7 p.m. May 15 in Memorial Hall on the college campys. Admission is free.