Hays City Commission work session: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16. City Hall, 1507 Main St. Agenda at https://bit.ly/2EcIIKT. Call 785-628-7300.
Free Bingo: 10 p.m.-midnight, Thursday, May 16. The Golden Q, 809 Ash St. Free. Call 785-625-6913.
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.
Summer Reading Blastoff Party for Young Adults: 1:15-5:30 p.m. Friday, May 17. Hays Public Library, 1205 Main St. Free. Call 785-625-9014.
Cedar Bluff Kids “Drive-In” Movie: 8-11 p.m. Saturday, May 18; Cedar Bluff State Park, 32001 K-147 highway, Ellis. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. Call 785-726-3212. See www.parktrust.org/kids-to-parks-day/.
Coronado Heights Park 100th Celebration: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Rain date July 27. Coronado Heights Park and Castle, 3 miles northwest of Lindsborg. Speeches, fireworks, awards, music. Bring a picnic basket and chairs.
TMP-Marian graduation: 2 p.m., Sunday, May 19; TMP-Marian High School, 1701 Hall St. Call 785-625-6577.
Herb study, echinacea: 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 21; Hays Public Library, 1205 Main St. With herbalist Pam Herl. Call 785-625-9014.
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.
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.
Market Opening Day: 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Saturday, May 25; fresh produce, homemade goods, cut flowers, live plants, with artists and musicians, Downtown Pavilion, near 10th and Main streets. Call 785-621-4171.
Hays Aquatic Park Opening: noon, Saturday, May 25; 300 Main St. Admission for 18 and older is $4, ages 3 to 17 is $3, 2 and under is free. Call 785-623-2653.
Cedar Bluff Park Party: noon, Saturday, May 25; Cedar Bluff State Park, Bluffton North Shore Park, Broken Spur Campground, 32001 K-147 highway, Ellis. Food trucks, outdoor games, volleyball tournament, jet ski demonstrations, kids sand castle build off and corn hole tournament, motorsports, trivia with prizes, dance. Vehicle permits required. Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, Cedar Bluff Die Hards. Call 785-628-8614.
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.
New Student Orientation: All day, June 5-7, NCK Tech Hays. Call 1-888-567-4297 for information.
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.