1. Learn to live out history

Irene Nielsen and Bonnie Johnson of Historical Echoes will present "Preparing to Live in the Shoes of Women in History" at 11:30 a.m. March 28 during Life Enrichment in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center at Bethel College, 300 E. 27th St. in North Newton.

Historical Echoes works to educate audiences around the state about women who had an impact on history by performing in character as that woman — a presentation that takes months of research and rehearsal.

At their presentation at Life Enrichment, Johnson and Nielsen will share not only how they research their characters — they each have around 10 historical women in their repertoire — but also how they find the costumes and accessories for their performances.

For more information about Historical Echoes and its events, visit http://www.historical-echoes.com/index.cfm or email irene@historical-echoes.com.

Bethel College Life Enrichment is a weekly series, especially for adults age 60 and over that meets from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays in the Luyken Fine Arts Center. Cost is $20 per semester or $2 per week. First-time attendees get a free day.

The full schedule is available at www.bethelks.edu/life-enrichment.


2. Go egg hunting

Newton Recreation Commission will host Eggstravaganza at 6 p.m. March 30 at the soccer complex at 12th and Boyd. Eggs will contain candy, prizes and coupons. The field will be marked according to age range for the hunt. No egg limits. Admission is free. For more information, call 316-283-7330.




3. See the final home concert

Hesston College’s  Bel Canto Singers will perform their final home concert of the 2017-18 year at 7 p.m., March 27 at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Following the concert, everyone is invited to a reception with informal performances by group members in the church's community center.

The 28-voice mixed chamber choir, under the direction of Dr. Russell Adrian, will present a program titled “Living Water,” which is inspired by biblical images of water that flow through the old and new testaments.

Following the concert, horal students will form the International Chorale and begin preparing for a biennial three-week tour of Europe.



4. Learn about water's history and future

WHITEWATER — Sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, Rex Buchanan will present Water in Kansas: Past & Present at a meeting of The Frederic Remington Area Historical Society at 7 p.m. April 2 at Frederic Remington High School, 8850 NW Meadowlark Road, Whitewater.

Early evidence of Native peoples in Kansas shows they lived near springs, seeps and rivers. Later, European settlers moved along water sources, and eventually cities were established in areas with plentiful water supplies. Even today, demographic changes in Kansas are the result of water: scarcity connected to water-level declines in the Ogallala Aquifer is impacting depopulation in western Kansas, whereas some eastern Kansas counties, which are relatively water-rich, are gaining population.

Buchanan is the interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey and the author of books about Kansas geology and water.


5. Get a look at costs

Have you ever wondered what it will cost to live in a senior living community? Which contract is best for your budget, a rental plan or an entrance fee? Can I afford to live in a retirement community?

Questions like these and more will be explored at Newton Presbyterian Manor’s “What Does it Cost?” seminar March 29. Bring your questions as there will be ample time for discussion about the issues that are most interesting to you.

“What Does it Cost?” is part of Newton’s Just Ask series, a free, ongoing lifelong learning program featuring information from local, regional and national experts on topics of interest to older adults and their families.

The event will start at 7 p.m. March 29 at Newton Presbyterian Manor, 1200 E. Seventh.

Space is limited. RSVP by calling 316-283-5400. For more information about Newton Presbyterian Manor, visit our website at NewtonPresbyterianManor.org or contact Noelle Dickinson, marketing director, at 316-283-5400 or ndickinson@pmma.org.