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Book Discussion: "The Great Gatsby"
Join the Linwood Senior Center's book discussion group.
1:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Nov. 20, Linwood Senior Center, 1901 S. Kansas, Wichita, KS, 67211, (316) 263-3703
The Gatsby Tour
Follow the route and enjoy the sights as we imagine Jay Gatsby touring a Jazz Age Wichita in 1928. See the Big Read Walking Tour handout (PDF) for complete details and directions to go at your own pace. Printing of this brochure for the kickoff was proudly supported by Fidelity Bank.
Jazz Music from the Jazz Age
F. Scott Fitzgerald coined the term "The Jazz Age." Come hear the Friends University Jazz Band play the music that defined an era.
2:30-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, Wichita Public Library-Maya Angelou Northeast Branch Library, 3051 E. 21st, Wichita, KS 67214, (316) 688-9580
Fitzgerald's World: An Interactive Museum Presentation of Life in the Jazz Age
Dive into Fitzgerald's world with student-created in-depth displays of Gatsby-related topics. Explore sports, fashion, the automobile industry, alcoholism, music and more. Free, but donations accepted.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, Goddard High School - Main Street, 2500 S. 199th St. W., Goddard, KS, 67052 (316) 794-4100
Gatsby Movie Reward
We'll show the second half of the 1972 movie version of "The Great Gatsby" to reward those who finished the challenge!
6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, Watermark Books and Café, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS, 67218, (316) 682-1181