Dig out your bell-bottoms and platform shoes and disco for a cure at the eighth annual Polyester Party at 7:00 pm, Friday, April 5th, at the K-State Alumni Center. The party benefits the Kansas State University’s Johnson Cancer Research Center. Entertainment will include a live performance by Kansas City band Disco Dick and the Mirrorballs, as well as the Off the Hook bra art contest. Guests can also enjoy the photo station, heavy hors d’oeuvres and the late-night munchies by Five Restaurant and AJ’s Pizzeria, and a cash bar with signature drink. Retro attire from the 1960’s, ’70s and ’80s is encouraged, and a cash prize of $100 will be awarded for best costume. The public is invited. Registration is requested by March 29th, but late registrations and walk-ins are welcome. For more information go to cancer.k-state.edu/newsevents/polyester.html.
Tickets are on sale now for the newest event hosted by the Homecare & Hospice Foundation. The inaugural Flint Hills Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, April 6th. On that day, more than 30 breweries will be lined up at Blue Earth Plaza and ready to greet attendees with their best brews. The event will also feature local food trucks, live music and more! Two ticket options are available as the event will feature VIP Tickets from 3:00 – 7:00 pm which include an hour on exclusive samples not poured during the rest of the fest and General Admission tickets from 4:00 7:00 pm. Funds raised make it possible for Homecare & Hospice to provide the most meaningful and dignified care and services to those most in need in the Flint Hills region. Go to Flints Hills Beer Fest to purchase tickets.
The Pink Up the Pace 5K and 1 Mile Honor Walk will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 8:00 am. A mile-long Honor Walk is being added this year. Families and friends can sign up as a team with members participating in either event. Be sure to stay and celebrate afterward with a party on AJ’s patio! Pizza, Beer and Music! Register as a VIRTUAL RUNNER and run with them wherever you are! The week of the race a t-shirt will be sent to you so you can rock the pink as well. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Johnson Cancer Research Center. For tickets go to register.chronotrack.com.
The 4th Annual Community Walk for Autism & Special Needs Awareness will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church. This includes a Fun Walk, Bounce Houses, Obstacle Course Challenge, Food Trucks, Face-painting/Balloon Animals, Raffles, Incredibubbles, Book Walk, Games, Bake Sale, Fire Trucks and Highway Patrol vehicles, Silent Auction and MORE!! $10 pre-registration BEFORE March 22nd gets you 5 raffle tickets, full access to all the above plus a t-shirt. $5.00 at the door gets full access to the above. Links for ticket sales, for more information: https://one.bidpal.net/superherocarnvival/ticketing or call 587-1825. Hosted by No Stone Unturned Foundation.
The Spring Easter Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, April 20th beginning at 10:00 am in City Park immediately following the Lion’s Club Egg Hunt. The event is free for the entire community. There will be a free pancake feed, $500 cash drop, many kids games & activities, music, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting, balloon twisting and more. For more details or questions please email Ryan McKee at email@example.com or phone 785-587-2768.