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More events are being added all the time. Keep returning to see what's new!

Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.

FEATURED EVENT: Pre-Party for Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
Start the Big Read off right with book giveaways, mariachi music, reader's theater, trivia, refreshments, and more.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Boulevard

FEATURED EVENT: Migration of the Monarchs
Join us for a celebration of the annual migration of the Monarch butterfly, including a presentation by naturalist Jim Mason, butterfly face painting, and museum activities.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street

Art Start: Los Colores
We will read the children's companion book Green is a Chile Pepper as we explore colors in the gallery and the art studio. We will highlight Hispanic culture and the art of bookmaking in this special Art Start session! Art Start is a FREE program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. Space is limited. Registration is required in advance at www.wichitaartmuseum.org/artstart.
10 - 11 a.m. or 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays in October (individuals/families), Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Boulevard
10 - 11 a.m. or 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., Thursdays in October (preschool classes or daycare), Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Boulevard

Fast-Pitch Softball and the Mexican American Communities of Kansas
Gene Chavez will discuss the Mexican American Softball League. Sponsored by the Newton Public Library in partnership with the Kansas Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 - 11 a.m., Newton Public Library, 720 Oak St., Newton

Mexican American Softball League Photo Share
See the Kauffman Museum's Home Town Teams exhibit, share stories and bring your photos of the Mexican American Softball League to be scanned at the Museum and returned to you this same day. Sponsored by the Kauffman Museum in partnership with the Newton Public Library
Saturday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Kauffman Museum, 27th and North Main, Bethel College, North Newton

FEATURED EVENT: Day of the Dead & Memorial Celebrations
Learn about Day of the Dead and how it is celebrated both by American Indian tribes and in Mexican culture. Participants will make their own sugar skulls and have the opportunity to view the new exhibit "Alaska: People of the Ice and Snow" for half-price admission.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 1 - 3 p.m., Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca Street

Sharing Memories of the Ranchito Community
Bring photos, documents and stories related to the Ranchito housing community in Newton. Materials will be scanned on site and informal oral histories will be recorded to document stories and memories. Sponsored by the Newton Public Library and the Harvey County Historical Society.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m., Newton Public Library, 720 Oak St., Newton

ArtVenture: The Little Read
To celebrate the annual Big Read, Wichita Art Museum dedicates its monthly family program to literacy and the arts with special artmaking, games and activities. Families are invited to attend this special ArtVenture that brings the joys of reading and the arts together with special book giveaways and performances.
Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Boulevard

Sharing Memories of the Ranchito Community
Bring photos, documents and stories related to the Ranchito housing community in Newton. Materials will be scanned on site and informal oral histories will be recorded to document stories and memories. Sponsored by the Newton Public Library and the Harvey County Historical Society.
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2 p.m., Newton Public Library, 720 Oak St., Newton

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The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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