Community Calendar

Hays Daily News

Healing after loss: 10-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 103-C E. 27th St., Oak Plaza. RSVP to cfle1@eaglecom.net or text 785-625-6078. Bring a mask. Social distancing in effect. A self-help support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Healing after loss: 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 103-C E. 27th St., Oak Plaza . RSVP by noon Monday prior to cfle1@eaglecom.net or text 785-625-6078. Bring a mask. Social distancing in effect. A self-help support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Shine Thru Drive Thru Promenade Parade:  4:30 – 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23; downtown Hays. Re-imagined version of the Night To Shine event, sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation to benefit individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities. This year a participant parade up and down Main Street. The community is invited to cheer for participants, while practicing safe social distancing, or cruise in their own vehicle.

Online Science Café: "Are we alone in the universe?" Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at 7 p.m.We are at an interesting time in planetary studies. Deep-space missions are now able to explore potentially-habitable worlds within our Solar System and beyond. Within the next few years we may finally be able to answer the ultimate question – are we alone in the universe? Presenter is Dr. Paul Adams, physics professor. Go to Science Café Facebook https://fb.me/e/38I9Ds4hW (Do not need to have Facebook to watch) www.fhsu.edu/smei. Free.

Wedding Expo: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30; The Strand Event Center, 1102 Main. Event by Diamond R Jewelry and The Strand. Tickets $5 advance or at the door. Variety of local vendors from the Hays wedding industry and surrounding areas. Enjoy a day of all things wedding, visit vendors. Giveaways, specialty drinks, music, more.

Downtown Ice Rink: open at the Downtown Pavilion at 10th and Main. 4-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4-9 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays; 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Bring a friend and enjoy skating on this all-weather synthetic surface. A $7 ticket purchase includes skate rental. Hot cocoa and snacks are available for purchase.

Grief/Share: 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 15-Jan.28, 2021. A 13-week Christ-centered seminar, support group for help and encouragement after the death of a loved one. Each session is self-contained. Start at any time. Breathe Coffee House, 703 B Main St. Call 785-650-2946.

Sternberg Museum: Sternberg Museum of Natural History, 3000 Sternberg Dr., open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays. Call 785-628-4286.

ACCESS Transportation: Public transportation, 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Reservations up to two weeks in advance. Riders should wear face mask on the bus. Call 785-621-1052.

Hays Public Library, pick up and delivery: Books, movies and video games available for check out through delivery and pick up service from the HPL Bookmobile or van. Fill out online form or call to place an order. Schedule a date and time for service. The library does not charge overdue fines. Call 785-625-9014 or google form at hayslibrary.org.

A Quiet America showing: Hays Arts Council sponsors streaming showing of the 1976 documentary and 2015 sequel about Hays, “A Quiet America,” filmed by Radio Television Suisse. Streaming at https://bit.ly/3b5GoD2

FSA & NRCS Offices: Open by phone and appointment only. Phone numbers at farmers.gov/service-center-locator. Online services with eAuth account, enroll through farmers.gov/sign-in

KansasWorks: Hays Workforce Center, 332 E. 8th St. Virtual services by phone at 785-625-5654, e-mail haysjobs@ks.gov, chat through kansasworks.com, and Skype. Services available by appointment.

Hays Rec Fitness videos: Fitness at home: Video workouts with the fitness teachers from Hays Recreation Center, for kids and adults, all fitness levels, from yoga to lifting weight at home without equipment. See the Hays Rec Nex-Tech channel at https://bit.ly/2XnMTOx.

Financial assistance, food resource list: First Call for Help of Ellis County, 617 E. 13th. Services and assistance. Wait in vehicle if others are in lobby. No toilet paper, anti-bacterial wipes or hand sanitizer available. Call 785-623-2800.

Porch light nights: Hays Police Department asks 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.