Pandemic Photo Frenzy: 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 6; First Call for Help of Ellis County. Our first photo shoot scavenger hunt. Receive the clues, find the locations & snap a pic with your team. Send the photos back & earn points for correct answers. Highest score wins! Register before March 2 to get a Swag Bag, Schmidt Foundation matches funds raised. Teams of 4-6 suggested. Entry fee is $20-adult, and $15-12 and under. See firstcallelliscounty.com
Downtown Ice Rink: open by appointment at the Downtown Pavilion at 10th and Main through February. 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. Call the Downtown Hays Development Corp., 785-621-4171 to request a time slot.
A look inside: Through March 1. An unexpected view of specimens from the inside out, through means of medical diagnostic imaging. 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.
Healing After Loss of Suicide: 5:30-8p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 24, 103C E. 27th St., Oak Plaza; Support Meeting in-Person Unless notified. We will keep you informed by email, Facebook and our website. Hosted by: Center for Life Experience. We are requesting that everyone wear a mask and agree to social distancing as much as possible for everyone’s well-being. RSVP to e-mail cfle1@ eaglecom.net or call for information 785-259-6859.
Home Buyer Seminar: 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25; Anyone on or off Facebook. Free. Home Buyer Seminar hosted by: Sunflower Bank, Insurance Planning, and Keller Williams Realty. See KWhaysks on Facebook.
KSHSAA State Wrestling: starting at noon, Saturday, Feb. 27, Gross Memorial Coliseum, FHSU campus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.