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  • What's Happening! April 25, 2012

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  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, April 26, 27, 28, St. John: USED BOOK SALE by the Friends of the Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library (FOL)
    Thursday, 3 pm to 6 pm is the Preview Sale for only $1 admission (FOL members free). Browse and make notes on the items you want to pick up and you'll be ready for the Sale doors to open on Friday at 8 am. In fact, shop all day until 5 pm. Saturday the sale continues from 9 am to 1 pm with the infamous "bag" sale - which means load up your bag for only $1. Proceeds are used to purchase new books for the Library and there are some steals and deals to be had at this sale so don't miss it. Held in the basement of the Library which is located at 406 N. Monroe in St. John. More info? Call 620-549-3227
    Friday, Saturday, April 27 and 28, St. John - 9 am to 5 pm: It’s the Building Fund Drive sale hosted by the Living Word of Life Church at the 101 E. 5th (the old Methodist church). Here’s a chance to pick up some great items such as a washer/dryer set, a toolbox for a pickup truck, chairs, a china hutch and a whole ton more of goodies.
    Saturday, April 28, St. John, 10 am to 2 pm: Got Drugs? On Saturday, April 28 from 10 am to 2 pm the Stafford County Annex will be accepting expired and unused drugs. Don’t toss them into the garbage or flush them. It’s bad for the environment and potentially dangerous.
    Saturday, April 28, Great Bend, 7:30 pm: It’s the unveiling of the Jack Kilbey Sculpture in Great Bend and it’s going to be one big street party, too. The ceremony will take place at the Jack Kilby Square downtown and streets will be blocked off, vendors will be out and about with food and drink and you’ll enjoy your emcee, John Holt, an award winning new anchor, who just happens to be a Great Bend native. You’ll want to get there early and save your spot.
    Sunday, April 29, Pratt, 2:30 pm: The Performing Arts Department Music and Comedy Review will be held on April 29 at 2:30 p.m.
    The performance will showcase about 40 Pratt Community College students. The performance will range from music by Encore!, choir, solos from students and students singing in small groups. The show will also include short skits and improv.
    “It will be an afternoon full of fun music and comedy for all ages,” said Misty Beck, theatre instructor. “The performing arts department use to have one of these every year and they were very well received so we decided to try it again.”
    The show will last about two hours, including the intermission and will take place in Carpenter Auditorium. Suggested donation for the show is $5.
    Page 2 of 2 - For more information contact mistyb@prattcc.edu or jeremyr@prattcc.edu.
    Saturday and Sunday, May 5, 6, Macksville: The 3rd Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Concerts, Saturday, May 5, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday, May 6, 2012, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Macksville City Park Band Shell, 200 Block N. Spickard, Macksville.
    Please join in Saturday, May 5 in Macksville at the City Park for the 3rd Annual Macksville Bikes & Blues Rally, following the noon prayer, which will conclude the "Run for the Son" 100 Mile Motorcycle Ride for the Christian Motorcyclists Association.
    There will be a BBQ available at the Shelter House for donation, with half of the profits going to "Run for the Son".
    Excitement abounds about the music they have scheduled for the afternoon and evening; three bands who do fulltime Ministry.
    Glenn Kaiser is a Chicago-based Christian blues musician, singer-songwriter and pastor. He was the leader of the Resurrection Band in the 60's & 70's. He just returned from a 15 concert tour in Europe.
    Johnny Mannion from San Diego, CA. has been playing blues since 1974. He is a member of the Blues Hall Of Fame, as well as being named Ambassador at Large to the Blues Hall Of Fame.
    The Rev. Jimmie Bratcher Band is from Kansas City, Mo. and you'll find him delivering heart-pounding blues to sold-out audiences all across America; in a church, or a festival/rally, or a prison. Jimmie amazes all who hear him.
    Also, Gerry McCann of the Andover CMA Chapter will be sharing his music.
    These groups are all Men of God and you will be blessed.
    (You do not need to have a motorcycle to attend.) Free Camping in the Park is available. Bring a lawn or bag chair.
    On Sunday, May 6, there will be biscuits and gravy served at the Shelter House from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. with worship service starting at 9 a.m.. with Pastor Glenn Kaiser from Chicago, bringing the music and the message in the City Park Band Shell.
    Contact Don Overbey, 620-924-8814, doverbey@gbta.net for information.

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