Great Bend residents are invited to get out and explore every Thursday night during the summer for the Summer Street Stroll, followed by the Great Bend City Band Concerts. Concerts take place each week in June and July. The first half of the concert series takes place in the bandshell on Jack Kilby Square. The latter half of the concert series happens in the Crest Theatre at 1905 Lakin Avenue. (Rainout dates in June will move indoors to the Crest Theatre.)
Fresh produce, food and art vendors provide the homegrown goodness of Great Bend every Thursday night during summer months from 5-8 p.m. Come browse the sights, sounds, and smells of the Summer Street Stroll on the courthouse lawn. Then stay and enjoy a City Band concert (dates and locations may vary - see community calendar for each week's details).And on the third Thursday of each month, enjoy Thank-You Thursdays late night shopping with participating retailers and a free outdoor movie in Jack Kilby Square (provided by Waters True Value). This month's outdoor movie will be a John Wayne classic comedy "McLintock" from 1963. The movie will begin at dark, which will be approximately 9:15-9:30 p.m. Western themed snacks will be offered by the City of Great Bend at no charge. The western theme will be introduced during the band concert at 8:15 p.m. in the bandshell.For more information or to become a vendor, contact the City of Great Bend's Community Coordinator Christina Hayes at 620-793-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law enforcement professionals will have two opportunities to learn from Chicago area Police Chief Kent Williams about various forms of adversity law enforcement personnel routinely face, not only in the field, but how these events shape their personal lives after they leave the cruiser.The day-long seminars are part of the Lee Turner Lectureship Series, which is an endowment-funded program designed to provide an opportunity for law enforcement personnel to meet continuing education requirements while gaining valuable training pertinent to their profession. The seminars are set for two dates, June 20 and July 24 in the Fine Arts Seminar, room F-30. The $59 fee includes materials, lunch and refreshments, 7.5 hours of law enforcement training and 7.5 hours of CNE credit for RN, LPN and LMHT.The title of the seminar is “Breach Point: Personal and Professional Breakthroughs for Police Officers.” Williams is also the owner of Breach Point Consulting and has been involved in law enforcement as an officer for over 27 years. He served as a Tactical Commander on a regional SWAT team serving 60 Chicago collar communities. He has taught extensively on topics related to lead¬ership and organizational change. He has also taught for more than 24 years on topics including use of force, weapons and tactics.Each date will consist of a day-long presentation by Williams with a theme of personal leadership that will allow attendees to have a chance to reflect upon the universal journey of a career spent in law enforcement. The presentation will also discuss the traumas and triumphs associated with modern law enforcement and how these influence the pivotal balance between professional and personal relationships.The sessions are set to last from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 7:30 a.m. check-in time.The deadline to register for the June 20 session is June 13. Those wishing to attend the second session on July 24 should register by July 18, but registrations will be taken up to the date of each event.For more information or to register, call Workforce Training and Community Education at (620) 792-9255, or send an email to email@example.com.
Join us on June 20th at 9:30am for the Chamber Coffee hosted by Rodeway Inn & Suites, Hoisington.On March 26, 2013 our Hotel changed over to a Franchise with Choice Hotels. This transaction has been a great benefit to our company. Our new name is Rodeway Inn & Suites, we have a total of 31 rooms. Our Hotel has an adjoining lounge called The Duckblind and we also accommodate our hunter friends with a cleaning station on the west side of our hotel. We are excited to be a part of such a thriving community.
It's time again for DIY Comic Book Coasters! Open to teens in grades 7-12-stop by the library & make your own one-of-a-kind coaster.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will be hosting a “Pond Care 101” program on Thursday, June 20th, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the Great Bend Recreation Center located at 1214 Stone Street. If you have a backyard pond, make sure to top by the Rec after work and learn some tips on how to maintain it. Some of the topics that may be covered include: care for your water, plants, fish, diseases and other valuable information. We’ll also have time for any questions and concerns you may have about your pond. Speaker for this free program will be Shawna Beran. For more information, call the Recreation Commission office at 793-3755 ext. 2 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.