Country musician Jake Ryan of Hays will perform patriotic songs at the Hays After 5 Christian Women’s meeting July 10. Ryan, who teaches in the Agriculture Department at Fort Hays State University, has been entertaining folks on his acoustic guitar since he was 9.

The dinner program will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Rose Garden Banquet Hall, 2250 E. Eighth St. Cost is $12.50.

The featured speaker will be Constance Carman of Pryor, Okla., who will share a story of hope in her talk titled “A Pot of Gold.” For years, Carman said she chased the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Then she experienced the devastating loss of her husband and two children.

Reservations are due by July 6 to or by calling (785) 202-1036.

Hays After 5 is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministry of Overland Park.