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It Was the Busiest of Saturdays

Posted on September 28, 2015 by under Community, Things to Do.    

I seriously hope you didn’t mope around the house on Saturday because there was so much to do in town. All of the events kind of overlapped so you really had to prioritize. Some of the events we were aware of were Race for the Cure, the Great Plains Renaissance Festival, the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off, the grand opening of the Wichita Art Museum’s Art Garden, KMUW’s Old Town concert series kicked off, and the 7th Annual Haus of Brews. That’s just the special events. That doesn’t include all the things to do in town that happen every Saturday. Insane, right?

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We couldn’t do everything so we had to pick three activities. One of these that made the cut was the Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off. My friend Bill is a Wagonmaster so I had to stop by and see him.

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We arrived toward the end of the event because I had to shower and change after my Zumba class, and I had to start on our laundry. We weren’t exactly speedy. There were still plenty of people milling about when we got there. We even ran into my friend Darcy. However, there were several tents that were already out of chili and packing up.

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Our next stop was the Wichita Art Museum’s Art Garden grand opening event.

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It was a beautiful day to be out and about. We had the perfect weather!

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While at the Art Garden grand opening, we had to stop by and say hello to my friend Teresa. Yes, I have cool friends who do cool stuff in the community.

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I really wish we could have hung around because there were lots of cool things going on at the Art Garden grand opening event.

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Alas, we had to skedaddle to our next stop: OJ Watson Park. I’d never been there so when we were invited to the Kansas DUI Impact Center volunteer appreciation picnic I accepted. I figured that I’d meet some Impact Center folks and also check out the park.

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Brian grew up on the South side of town and had frequented the park as a child. He said the park hadn’t really changed. It was pretty much the same as when he was young. It was all new and exciting for me, though. I enjoyed pedal boating and was grateful that we didn’t fall in the dirty, murky water.

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The 7th Annual Haus of Brews was our final stop for the evening. I wanted to get there early but we had to stop by the house to take care of Molly. Then Brian ended up falling asleep on the couch so I had to wake him up. LOL.

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I’m really grateful to our friends and coworkers who came out to support the event.

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I heard that attendance was down compared to last year. However, I know of at least three people are interested in joining Rotary as a result so I think that’s a win.

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Misty is looking into joining the Old Town Wichita Rotary Club because the meeting location and time works better for her. I told her I’d go with her to check out the club. We’re going next week.

My friend Jill from Adventurous Babes Society is interested in the Andover Rotary Club so I’ve invited her to our next meeting.

Overall it was a fantastic Saturday. The only thing that could have made it better was if we were able to hit all of the happenings in Wichita!

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