Hays Aquatic Park season passes: Buy season passes online and win prizes through May 17 at www.HaysRec.org. Passes are $35 until May 24 from Hays Recreation Commission, 1105 Canterbury Drive. Call 785-623-2650.
FHSU wind ensemble and symphonic winds concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10; Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. Final concert of the year, “And All Points Between.” Students free with Tiger Card, $6 adults, $4 students and senior citizens, children 12 and under free. Call 785-628-4533.
Fort Hays Disabled American Veterans Vintage Bike Show and Swap Meet: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, May 11, National Guard Armory, 200 S. Main St. Any motorcycle before 1984 eligible to enter, $25 one bike, $20 additional bikes. Jimmy Dee Band on Friday night, $10 admission. See www.forthaysdavbikeshow.com.
Thank you mom for helping me grow: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, Kaw Valley Greenhouse, Big Creek Crossing, 2918 Vine St. Children can plant a flower and give it to their mothers or the special woman who nurtures them as a way to say thank you. Free. Call 1-800-235-3945.
Crafternoon: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11; Hays Public Library, 1205 Main St. Make organizers, like a bullet journal, calendar and weekly layouts. Simple notebook and creative tools provided. Free. Call 785-625-9014.
College Night: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Rolling Plains Motor Speedway, 1344 Fairground Road. Free general admission for students, faculty and staff with current 2019 college ID. Free general admission for kids 12 and under with parent or guardian.
Comrades/Weathered: 7-10 p.m., Saturday, May 11, for live music; Chuck’s, 507 W. 7th St. Call 785-625-2485.
The Jazz Duo at The Paisley Pear: 1100 Main St., 8-11 p.m., Friday, May 10, for live music. Reservations at 785-621-4660.
Grant Lambert at The Paisley Pear: 1100 Main St., 8-11 p.m., Saturday, May 11, for live music. Reservations at 785-621-4660.
Baked Potato Luncheon: noon-3 p.m. Sunday; Hays Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, 1605 E. 29th St. Fundraiser for the Hays Oxford Houses, part of an international network helping people move from addiction to sobriety. Guest speaker Mark Bryant. Call (785) 735-7121.
Fort Hays State University Graduation: 9 a.m. Friday, May 17, and 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18; Gross Memorial Coliseum, 600 Park St. Doors open at 7 a.m. Graduates pick up name cards, caps, gowns and tassels from 7-8:45 a.m.; line up at 8:15 a.m. Seats are first-come, first-served and normally filled an hour before start time. More parking on main campus, with a shuttle from campus to Gross Coliseum. See www.fhsu.edu/commencement.
Hell Creek HoeDown: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 31-June 2, Otoe State Park, Wilson Lake. Pickers and grinners welcome to attend this annual live music hoedown. Park and camping permits required. Call 785-216-0662.
Porch light nights: Hays Police Department ask residents to turn on porch lights at night for neighborhood safety. Odd-numbered homes, first and third full weeks of the month. Even-numbered homes, second and fourth full weeks.
Dial a straight line with Safe Ride: If you can’t walk a straight line, dial a straight line, 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays in Hays, Call Safe Ride, 785-621-2580.