1. Lunch and concert

Free over lunch from noon to 1 p.m. January 21? Bring your lunch and the Coutts Museum in welcoming back Dustin Arbuckle and Wayne Long. Water, coffee, tea, and some snacks provided.


Arbuckle and Long have been making music together for nearly a decade. The two were originally drawn together by their shared fondness for traditional country blues music; they are heavily influenced by artists such as Mississippi John Hurt, Reverend Gary Davis, and Charley Patton. With Long's fluid fingerpicking guitar style and Arbuckle's emotive singing and harmonica playing they capably and earnestly perform a variety of traditional blues and folk songs, in addition to the occasional original tune.


The Brown Bag Concert Series offers shows from local, regional, and/or independent artists for free to the public over lunch on the third Tuesday of each month. The Coutts Museum of Art is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit institution dedicated to supporting art and art education in the community, the region, and to its visitors.


For more information call at 316-321-1212.




2. Find a little luck

LakePoint Augusta Long-Term Care residents and their families are invited for a Family Casino Night starting at 6 p.m. Jan. 22 at LakePoint, 901 LakePoint Drive, Augusta. Enjoy a night of fun playing roulette, poker and blackjack. There will be no buy-ins, instead, poker chips will be turned in for prizes. Snacks and drinks will be available.




3. Give blood


In recognition of January being National Blood Donor Month, LakePoint El Dorado will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at 1313 S. High St., El Dorado. With all of the blood shortages across the United States and the state of Kansas, every donation counts and may help to save a life.


If you are not able to attend the blood drive, you can find other drive locations nearest you by visiting http://bit.ly/FindDrive.




4. Augusta uncorked


The Augusta Chamber Annual Dinner, titled “UNCORKED!” will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at

The Point Events Center, 2101 Dearborn St, Augusta.


Join the chamber for a wine tasting by Grace Hill Winery, heavy appetizers, business awards, state of the city address and socializing.


RSVP to augustachamberofcommerce@gmail.com.



5. A second chance at KidzFest

KidzFest, a free family event with games, crafts, costume characters, prizes and parenting resources info for households with kids ages 2 to 12, was rescheduled after things did not work out earlier this month. The event will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at Blackmore Elementary, 530 N Orchard St, El Dorado.


The first KIDZFEST El Dorado was held in January 2014 with the vision of providing access to community resources families may need, now or in the future, for their children’s physical, educational, emotional, and spiritual developmental - to help children develop their full potential and become successful community members.