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May 2015

Fort Scott Farmers' Market - Skubitz Plaza - Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. & Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Memorial Day through Labor Day, Fort Scott National Historic Site offers Daily Guided Tours: Saturday and Sunday 11am & 1pm, Monday through Friday 1pm. Join the knowledgeable tour guides at Fort Scott National Historic Site for an in-depth look at the fascinating history and resources of old Fort Scott. Call or check the website for tour times. (620) 223-0310.


Gunn Park Trail Work Sessions with Frank Halsey; weather permitting, every Saturday at 9:00am meet behind shelter house #7 to continue to build trails for mountain biking in Gunn Park. For additional information, please contact Frant at


Click HERE for a link to the Fort Scott High School Calendar!

May 1

May Day!

YPL First Friday Luncheon, at noon, (Young Professional League of Bourbon County), location, Papa Don's order your own lunch when you arrive or call in your order ahead. Anyone interested in YPL is welcome to attend. Email for more information.

Medicalodges Fort Scott Drive Through Cookout for Walk to End Alzheimer's! 915 S. Horton on the South end of the building, 10am-2pm. Hamburgers, Hot dogs, chips, and pop! For more info call 620-223-0210.

Security 1st Title Customer Appreciation Lunch! Located at The Venue, 801 E. 3rd St. Serving lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm. Please RSVP! or call 620-223-3330.

May 2

The Clash! Between FSCC Rodeo Students and FSCC ALumni Professionally Ranked Rodeo Cowboys/Cowgirls. Team competition, silent auction and live auction! First Annual FSCC Rodeo BBQ- $10 or free will donation begins at 5pm, rodeo starts at 7:30pm. Adults- $8, Students w/ ID- $5, Children 6-12 $3, Children 5 and under FREE!

Farmer's Market Opening Day for the Season! 8am to noon. To have a vendor booth at the Farmer's Market contact Chet @ (620) 223-3076.

Bronson Day! Enjoy the quilt show, parade, vendor booths and food! Perfect day for the kids! Contact Charlotte Stewart for more info- 620-939-4906.

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park Adopt-a-Trail Work Day

Fort Scott Christian Heights Country Store Annual Fundraiser, 1101 Barbee Street:
7am: Race/Walk Registration (or pre-register by picking up entry form at FSCH)
7:30am: 5K Race/2 mile fun walk starts at Margrave St. between 10-12th Streets. 9am-3pm: Country Store
4-6pm: Supper begins at 4:00pm
6pm: Auction
Shop, eat, play and fellowship. For more information call (620) 223-4330.

Golf Tournament at Woodland Hills Golf Course as a fundraiser for the new clubhouse! 1pm, 2-person scramble division, co-ed division.

Holden's Hope Hero Run! Registration begins at 8:30 located at Gunn Park, pre-register at Run for a great cause!

May 2-3

Kansas Sampler Festival, Wamego, Kansas - for more information visit

May 4

Community Book Club at the home of Connie Banwart, 1223 Burke Street, Stephanie Witt will lead discussion of "Lila", anyone interested welcome, the book club meets monthly. June's discussion will be lead by Sara Ellis on "A Fort of Nine Towers, An Afghan Family Story", by Qais Akbar Omar, July's discussion will be led by Shawn LaSota on "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole, August's discussion will be led by Gabrielle Studer on Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See". Contact Jared Witt at for more information.

May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

City Commission Meeting, City Hall, 123 S. Main, 6pm.

May 7

FSMS Spring Choir Concert, 7pm, Ellis Fine Arts Center

May 8 - 9

Pioneer Harvest Fiesta SWAP MEET, Bourbon County Fairgrounds, 8am to 5pm Friday and Saturday,

Town-wide Garage Sale!

May 10

Happy Mother's Day!

May 13

Presbyterian Village Good Samaritan Annual Fundraising Event:
It’s that time of the year for the annual Presbyterian Village Good Samaritan fundraiser. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 13th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the meal will be provided by Chicken Annie’s, either dine-in or carry-out. The live auction begins at 5:30 p.m. and you can make a donation for a chance to win a 4-day, 3-night vacation package to the Ozarks in Branson, including some great entertainment.
Tickets may be purchased from any Presbyterian Village Board member or at the Village office. Tickets for the chicken dinner are $8.50 – they will be $10.00 at the door. Tickets for the Ozark Vacation package are available with a suggested donation of $5.00 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10.00, a much better value to improve your chances to win.

The Venue Grand Opening in Fort Scott, 7pm, 801 E. 3rd Street (formerly the Nazarene Church). Event hosted by Kevin (Skitch) Allen, owner and Marci Myers, manager.

May 16

Youth Fishing Derby hosted by the Fort Scott Elks Lodge 579, contact Millie Lipscomb for more information, 620-224-0326.

SEK Outdoorsmen Golf Scramble @ Woodland Hills! Entry is $200 per team (4 man teams) and the proceeds will be going to local charities! Any questions contact 224-1076

May 18

Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting, 12 p.m.

May 19

City Commission Meeting, City Hall, 123 S. Main, 6pm.

May 22

CONCERT IN THE PARK, every Friday evening, 7pm, Heritage Park Pavilion Downtown, corner of 1st &, bring your lawn chair, relax & enjoy the music. Concerts are hosted by the Chamber and organized by Ralph Carlson.

May 23 - 25

Highlights in History - May 23-25
Features talks, tours, demonstrations, and living history programs about Fort Scott’s role in the pivotal events of American History in the place where it happened! Visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the role of the Dragoons and Infantry in policing in the permanent Indian frontier and in our nation’s westward expansion or explore the time known as “Bleeding Kansas” and the events and impacts of the Civil War that followed. Visit or call 620-223-0310 for a listing and description of the programs to be offered.

Kansas Rocks Recreation Park open for a 3-day Memorial Day weekend, camping available!

May 24

8th Annual Gary Dunn Memorial Golf Tournament, Woodland Hills Golf Course, Registration 8:30am, Tee Off 9am, potluck cookout at home of Rhonda Dunn following tournament. Contact Rhonda to enter or for more information, (620) 224-1186 or

May 25

Fort Scott National Historic Site, Daily Guided Tours begin for the season, Memorial Day to Labor, Sat and Sun 11am and 1pm, Mon thru Fri 1:00pm. For more information visit: or call 620-223-0310.

Memorial Day -- Chamber office closed, Visitor Information Center open 10am-4pm.

Memorial Day Service at U.S. National Cemetery, 900 E. National, 10:30 a.m.

May 28

Bourbon County Garden Club. Every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Location varies; to be announced. Contact Jan Hedges for additional information:

May 29

CONCERT IN THE PARK, every Friday evening, 7pm, Heritage Park Pavilion Downtown, corner of 1st & Main, bring your lawn chair, relax & enjoy the music. Concerts are hosted by the Chamber and organized by Ralph Carlson.

May 30-31

GNAT (Good Neighbor Action Team) Blitz, focusing on east Wall Street from city limits to highway 69. Contact Craig Campbell for more information,


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