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.
Free community meal: 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12; Breathe Coffee House, 703B Main St. Community volunteers host a free community meal. For information or to volunteer, call Brandon Nimz, (785) 259-2539.
Ellis County Commission meeting: 5 p.m., Monday, May 13; commission room, Ellis County Administrative Center, 718 Main St. Call (785) 628-9410.
Monday night pinochle: 7-9 p.m., Monday, May 13; Hays Rec Center, 1105 Canterbury. Free. Call (785) 623-2650.
Bridge Time: 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, Hays Rec Center, 1105 Canterbury. Free. Call (785) 623-2650.
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, 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.
Healing After Loss: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21; dinner, Thirsty’s Bar and Grill, 2704 Vine St.; 7 p.m. gathering. Center for Life Experiences, 205 E. 7th St. Free. Call (785) 259-6859.
Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting: 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at the Little Free Library in Frontier Park East east of Main Street by the shelter house and playground. Hays Public Library hosting the Hays Area Chamber of Commerce. Free. Public invited. (785) 625-9014.
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 Dr. Call (785) 623-2650.
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.