1. Learn about democracy and the net
The screening of Digital Disconnect is sponsored by the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Bethel College’s peacebuilding institute, at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel campus. Note the earlier-than-usual start time (to accommodate a music program later in the afternoon).
The KIPCOR Film Series is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support the series and the work of KIPCOR.
“The film focuses on the relationship between the internet and democracy in this age of fake news, security breaches, etc.,” said Dan Wassink, KIPCOR senior mediator and coordinator of the film series.
The post-film discussion leader will be Jennifer Cole, co-founder of depICT Media, a social media managing and consulting service in Wichita.
Digital Disconnect was released in 2018 by Media Education Foundation. Directed by Jeremy Earp and written by Earp and McChesney, it is based on McChesney’s 2013 book of the same title, which bears the subtitle “How Capitalism is Turning the Internet Against Democracy.”
Early voting polls are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the community room of the Harvey County Courthouse, 800 N. Main.
Early voting will be avilable from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays unitl Nov. 2. The polling station will also be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 5.
3. Have a chat
The Next "Community Chat" at Grand Central, 122 E. Sixth, will be a Railer Roundtable at 7 p.m. Nov. 1.
The roundtable will be hosted by USD 373 Superintendent Deb Hamm.
4. Have dinner
The First Mennonite Church Youth Group Annual Turkey Dinner will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the church Fellowship Hall, 429 E. First Street.
The menu will include smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry salad, rolls and a pumpkin dessert.
Donations will be accepted to go towards MENNOCON19 (Mennonite Convention in Kansas City July 2-6).
5. Sing the old songs
The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum 200 N.Poplar, Goessel, will host an old-fashioned hymn sing at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 in the 1906 Prep School on the museum grounds.
Arlin Buller will lead the hymns. This event is free and open to the public. A faspa will follow.