In honor of Wichita’s Juneteenth Celebration, enjoy an outdoor after-dark showing of Dawn of Day: The Underground Railroad in Kansas. This historical documentary covers the Underground Railroad in Kansas that brings to light Wabaunsee County’s unsung heroes who traversed one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Faith, family, and politics united a community of neighbors who lived and died to ensure Kansas was a free state. Richard Pitts, director of the Wonder Workshop Children's Museum in Manhattan, Kansas, narrates the film and interviews educators, historians and descendants of abolitionists whose shared heritage lives on in the freedom we enjoy today. Rusty Earl, filmmaker from Manhattan, will be on hand to discuss the making of the film. Following sundown at 8:55 pm, we will show the film on the wall of the Duerksen Amphitheater on the Wichita State University campus. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for this inspiring film.
Over the course of this class, presented by the University of Michigan, we will highlight why fake news is a problem, where it comes from, and what we can do to safeguard against it. In particular we will try to provide you with strategies for evaluating the quality of information and for understanding differences in the ways that high and low quality information emerge in the digital era.
At the end of this Teach-Out, you will have a series of new skills to be responsible news consumers and a number of tools at your disposal for assessing the information you encounter.
Learning Circle programs are lightly-facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in person. This course will be completed in a single session. Classes are free, but registration is required. Visit Peer 2 Peer Learning Circles to register.
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Have you ever wondered what roads and bridges are made out of or how they are built? Learn about the construction process from a professional, listen to stories and play construction-themed games. For ages 2-6.
Pool noodles are not just for swimming pool fun! Join us on dry land as we jump, dodge, and get active with these noodly pieces of foam. We'll play games, take challenges, and much more. Recommended for youth ages 5 to 8. Registration for each child is required beginning May 1; call 261-8512 or register online.
Need help getting a job? Get assistance with e-mail, resume writing, cover letters, job applications and job searching at this special program co-sponsored by the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas. This session will focus on setting up and organizing e-mail accounts and setting up and exploring Kansas Works accounts, but all job seekers are welcome. A representative from the Workforce Center will be available. Registration is required, beginning May 1; call 688-9580 or register online.
Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting, or other needlecraft supplies and share your ideas, questions, and love of needlecrafts. Learn from the experience of others and advise those who are just beginning.
Aussie Funk Jam is a completely interactive, hands-on workshop. Using beginner instruments, learn how to play the didgeridoo, including vocalizing and creating simple rhythms. Performer Rob Thomas is a musician with Didgeridoo Down Under, a troupe of musicians and educators who travel the country sharing Australian culture with people of all ages. He has been making and playing these instruments for 20+ years and is especially excited to help young people become better global citizens through motivational messages about character building, environmentalism, and literacy. Registration is required, beginning May 1;
261-8512 or register online.