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Wheeling Wild Wednesday

  • Wheeling Wild Wednesday
Sedgwick County Zoo
Date: Event occurs the third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Category: Kids / Family

Location: Sedgwick County Zoo
Price: $30 - members / $34 - non-members
Join us for a bike club that is designed for leisurely riders. It doesn't matter if you are young or young at heart; come on out and get some air! All ages are welcome, but you must ride a bicycle. Smaller children are welcome, but they must ride in a bike seat or an attached wagon. Fees are $30 for members and $34 for nonmembers for one ride per month from March-October for the entire family. We will be meeting every third Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (meetings will be cancelled if there is inclement weather and will not be made up).

Thank you to our friends at Bicycle X-Change for their sponsorship of this great program!

Wheeling Wild Wednesday

  • Wheeling Wild Wednesday
Sedgwick County Zoo
Date: Event occurs the third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Category: Kids / Family

Location: Sedgwick County Zoo
Price: $30 - members / $34 - non-members
Join us for a bike club that is designed for leisurely riders. It doesn't matter if you are young or young at heart; come on out and get some air! All ages are welcome, but you must ride a bicycle. Smaller children are welcome, but they must ride in a bike seat or an attached wagon. Fees are $30 for members and $34 for nonmembers for one guide-led ride per month from March-October for the entire family. We will be meeting every third Wednesday of the month from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. for the guide-led ride. Meetings will be cancelled if there is inclement weather and will not be made up.

Thank you to our friends at Bicycle X-Change for their sponsorship of this great program!

Art Start: Color Mixing (Groups

  • Art Start: Color Mixing (Groups
Wichita Art Museum
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 am
Category: Kids / Family

Location: 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Price: Free for ages 3-5
Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers
ages 3 to 5. Each month, children explore a new theme
related to the making and meaning of works of art in
the museum’s collection. A multi-faceted curriculum
engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and
creating activities of the visual arts that emphasize
the State of Kansas early learning skills standards. Art
Start family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10
am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10
am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Admission
is free for children ages 3 to 5 and their parent/
guardian; regular admission is charged for children
ages 6 and older. Of course, members are always free!
Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Wichita Art Museum

Art Start: Color Mixing (Groups

  • Art Start: Color Mixing (Groups
Wichita Art Museum
Date: Thursday September 18, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm
Category: Kids / Family

Location: 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Price: Free for ages 3-5
Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers
ages 3 to 5. Each month, children explore a new theme
related to the making and meaning of works of art in
the museum’s collection. A multi-faceted curriculum
engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and
creating activities of the visual arts that emphasize
the State of Kansas early learning skills standards. Art
Start family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10
am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10
am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Admission
is free for children ages 3 to 5 and their parent/
guardian; regular admission is charged for children
ages 6 and older. Of course, members are always free!
Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Wichita Art Museum

Art Start: Color Mixing (Group Session)

  • Art Start: Color Mixing (Group Session)
Wichita Art Museum
Date: Friday September 19, 2014
Time: 10:00 am
Category: Kids / Family

Location: 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Price: Free for ages 3-5
Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers
ages 3 to 5. Each month, children explore a new theme
related to the making and meaning of works of art in
the museum’s collection. A multi-faceted curriculum
engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and
creating activities of the visual arts that emphasize
the State of Kansas early learning skills standards. Art
Start family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10
am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10
am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Admission
is free for children ages 3 to 5 and their parent/
guardian; regular admission is charged for children
ages 6 and older. Of course, members are always free!
Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Wichita Art Museum

Art Start: Color Mixing (Group Session)

  • Art Start: Color Mixing (Group Session)
Wichita Art Museum
Date: Friday September 19, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm
Category: Kids / Family

Location: 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Price: Free for ages 3-5
Art Start is an educational program for preschoolers
ages 3 to 5. Each month, children explore a new theme
related to the making and meaning of works of art in
the museum’s collection. A multi-faceted curriculum
engages preschoolers in the looking, listening, and
creating activities of the visual arts that emphasize
the State of Kansas early learning skills standards. Art
Start family sessions are offered every Tuesday at 10
am and 1:30 pm. Group sessions are Thursdays and Fridays at 10
am and 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Admission
is free for children ages 3 to 5 and their parent/
guardian; regular admission is charged for children
ages 6 and older. Of course, members are always free!
Email education@wichitaartmuseum.org to reserve your spot.
Wichita Art Museum

Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Native American Story Telling

  • Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Native American Story Telling
Lake Afton Public Observatory
Date: Friday September 19, 2014
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Kids / Family

Location: Lake Afton Public Observatory, 25000 W. MacArthur, Goddard, KS 67052
Price: Free of Charge
On Friday, September 19, join us at the Lake Afton Public Observatory for a very special evening of Native American storytelling to be held outside around a campfire. The North American plains tribes had constellations, stars and legends unique to their culture just as the Greeks and Romans did. Hear some of the many wonderful sacred star stories Native American tribes told and learn how the night skies influenced tribal life. The Native American Storytelling program will take place on Friday, October 4 in the field to the West of the Observatory building. Your host, Native American, Jan Brooks, of the Ojibwe tribe will begin her first story at 8:30 p.m.

Seating is not provided so you will want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on and a good bug repellant. There is no charge for the Native American Storytelling program, however if you would also like to take in the Observatory’s regularly scheduled program, and see their many exhibits, regular admission charges will apply. If skies are cloudy and it looks like it might rain, please check the Observatory’s program information line to see if the Storytelling program has been postponed. To do that, call 978-7827 and select option 1, Program Cancelations.
http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo/

Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents:

  • Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents:
Lake Afton Public Observatory
Date: Friday September 19, 2014 through Saturday September 20, 2014.
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Kids / Family

Location: Lake Afton Public Observatory, 25000 W. MacArthur, Goddard, KS 67052
Price: Adults: $5, Children 6-12: $3, Under 6: Free, Family Rate: $15
Earth turns on its axis; stars fuse hydrogen into helium; our galaxy is one of billions in a vast expanding universe. Today we know these things, but who were the men and women who figured them out? Find out while we look at Saturn (through 9/13) a multiple star system, a cluster of stars, a planetary nebula, and a distant galaxy. “Famous Astronomers” will be presented Sep. 19-20, 26-27
http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo/

Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents:

  • Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents:
Lake Afton Public Observatory
Date: Friday September 19, 2014 through Saturday September 20, 2014.
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Kids / Family

Location: Lake Afton Public Observatory, 25000 W. MacArthur, Goddard, KS 67052
Price: Adults: $5, Children 6-12: $3, Under 6: Free, Family Rate: $15
Earth turns on its axis; stars fuse hydrogen into helium; our galaxy is one of billions in a vast expanding universe. Today we know these things, but who were the men and women who figured them out? Find out while we look at Saturn (through 9/13) a multiple star system, a cluster of stars, a planetary nebula, and a distant galaxy. “Famous Astronomers” will be presented Sep. 19-20, 26-27
http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo/

Read to Rover


Date: Event occurs the third Saturday of every month.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Category: Kids / Family

Location: Kansas Humane Society
We've partnered with the Wichita Public Library to create a place where children get an opportunity to read aloud to a supportive, non-judgmental listener, a registered therapy dog.

Your child will have an individual reading session with a furry friend and make cool crafts.

A $3 donation is requested per child. All proceeds made to the Kansas Humane Society benefit the animals in our care.
http://www.kshumane.org/education/elementary.php

Have your Birthday at Seneca Bowl

Seneca Bowl
Date: Event occurs every Saturday of every month.
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Category: Kids / Family

Birthday parties are available Saturdays and are only $8 per person! Call or come in today to book your party!
Times available are Saturdays at 1:30-3:30.

Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Photography - Beti Cygni

  • Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Photography - Beti Cygni
Lake Afton Public Observatory
Date: Saturday September 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Category: Kids / Family

Location: Lake Afton Public Observatory, 25000 W. MacArthur, Goddard, KS 67052
Price: Adults: $5, Children 6-12: $3, Under 6: Free, Family Rate: $15
The Observatory also features a photography program each month where anyone with a 35mm single-lens reflex camera (that’s a camera with a removable lens) can take celestial photographs using the Observatory's telescope as a giant telephoto lens. On Saturday, September 20th at 10:00 p.m. the astrophotography program will focus on one of the night sky's finest contrasting double stars, Beti Cygni. Please note that for these astrophotography programs your SLR camera must have a manual override and you should be familiar with using its manual settings such as changing ISO settings and exposure times. For photographing bright planetary objects like Mars and Saturn, you will need an ISO setting of 400 or 800 and a cable release is recommended. For deep sky objects like the M13, an ISO setting of 800 or faster will be needed and a cable release is necessary But wait! What if you don’t have a 35mm SLR camera? The Observatory has a solution, jut bring a USB flash drive with you to the Observatory. The Observatory staff will help you use the Observatory’s digital SLR camera to take your pictures. Your pictures will then be transferred to your flash drive for you to take home, process and print.
http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo/