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Mar 04

First Friday- March

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 9:14 AM by Kristen Jordan

And it's time again to see what's going on with the State!  With the weather warming up, starting to see some green grass, & seeing more sunshine, today I am featuring "Spring in Kansas" activities.

  • The Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks is offering several sessions of what looks to be a fantastic course called "Becoming an Outdoors Woman."  Check out the info here.  I'm thinking about signing myself up & perhaps dragging my mom with me!
  • If you're ready to get outside & enjoy the beauty of spring in Kansas, check out some of the resources available at Natural Kansas.  They've got links for bird & wildlife watching as well as resources for trails, scenic drives, and bicycle routes.
  • For more information on trails, check out the Kansas Trails Council.  They've got great info about the hiking & biking trails across Kansas including our own local Lake Perry. 
  • If you're into turkey hunting, the Kansas Wetlands Education Center is sponsoring a turkey hunting seminar this Sunday, March 6th.
  • March 8 is International Pancake Day!  Liberal, Kansas, and Olney, England, will continue their 60year tradition of the pancake race.  Check out the race specs.

And in non-spring related news:

  • The Kansas Statewide Career Fair is March 8 at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, KS.  Recruiters from over 100 companies across Kansas will be there, some conducting on-site interviews. 
  • KDOT is really plugging child car safety!  3 out of 4 children aren't secured correctly, so take a few minutes out of your week to get your child's carseat checked out.  More info.  They'd also appreciate it if you don't drink & drive.
  • Westar would like to remind everyone that they don't necessarily know when your power is out, so let them know!  1-800-LIGHT-KS or online if you have a user account.
  • And there's hope for the possibility of being able to drive 75 mph.
Happy Friday everyone!  Enjoy the beautiful weather!