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‘The Sound of Music’ comes to Wamego’s Columbian Theatre

By Ben Hopper

The Flint Hills will be alive with music when the Historic Columbian Theatre presents “The Sound of Music” this weekend.

From its first appearance on Broadway in 1959 to the classic musical movie starring Julie Andrews, “The Sound of Music” has had a special place in the hearts of the people who have seen it.

Stephanie Bowker is playing Maria and Columbian favorite Drew Horton is Captain Von Trapp. The show is directed by Heather Branham-Green with musical direction by Steve Brenn. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20. Full-time students (with ID) and children are $15. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (785) 456-2029.

With the warmer weather this weekend, get out and enjoy the Flint Hills. Take Fido out for a jog in the College of Veterinary Medicine annual Dog-n-Jog from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday beginning in the west parking lot of Mosier Hall.

Dog-n-Jog is a fundraiser for the junior veterinary class, as well as KSDS. KSDS is a non-profit organization that trains service dogs for those in need. The event includes a 10k, 5k, and 1.5k, as well as prizes and a silent auction. Dogs are not necessary to participate.

Here’s a look at other area events.


Student Recital Series: Rachel Guilfoyle, clarinet, 5:45 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

Lecture Series: “Dunlap Colony and the African-American Exodus into Kansas” by Jim Sharp, 7-8 p.m. Sharp, an author, veteran and Flint Hills native, will give a lecture on the history of Dunlap, KS and his book titled, “Black Settlers on the Kaw Indian Reservation.” This lecture is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served. Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Flint Hills Photography Program by Photographer Michael Forsberg, 7 p.m. Tickets: $20. KSU Alumni Center.

The American Music Series featuring Bluecat Blues Band from Salina, 7 p.m. Live music on the patio every Thursday night, no cover. Cox’s Brothers, Junction City.

Student Recital Series: Jessica Luczak, soprano, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

Lecture: A Conversation with Beth Holloway, 8:30 p.m. She has been the subject of media coverage for her efforts to locate her daughter Natalee Holloway, who went missing during a high school graduation trip to Aruba in 2005. K-State Student Union Ballroom

Scratch Track with Tyler Gregory, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Department of English Lecture: “Contesting Topsy: John Newton Hyde’s Anti-Racist Illustrations of African American Children” by Robin Bernstein, 4 p.m. Bernstein is an associate professor of African and African American Studies and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. Town Hall Room, Leadership Studies Building.

K-State Baseball vs. Texas Tech, 6:30 p.m. Also 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tointon Family Stadium.

K-State Dance present SpringDance 2013, 7:30 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, visit McCain Auditorium.

K-State After Hours: Fireworks on Friday, after the 6:30 p.m. K-State Baseball game against Texas Tech. If inclement weather, there will be a game night in Union Station, K-State Union from 8-10 p.m.

UPC Film: “Gangster Squad,” 8 p.m. for $2. Also, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3 p.m. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Nearly Flightless with The Travel Guide, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



A Celebration for Jonathan Holden, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Celebrate Jonathan Holden, University distinguished professor of English and inaugural Poet Laureate of Kansas, upon his retirement this spring. A reception and book-signing will follow the reading, 4:30-5:15 p.m. K-State Alumni Association.

African Students Union presents African Night 2013: Harnessing the Potential of a Continent, 5-8 p.m. Enjoy dance, music, drama, food and more. City Hall Auditorium.

Prairie Photography Workshop: Rock Springs 4-H Center, 6-8 p.m. Venture out with staff and friends of the Flint Hills Discovery Center to land not open to the public for an evening of taking photographs of the landscape and Flint Hills wildlife.

During this workshop, attendees will receive a mini-lesson including photography tips and techniques. This unique program will take you on a journey outside to explore the wonders of this region through the lens of a camera. Pre-registration was required by March 30. Fees: $9 for members and $10 for non-members. Flint Hills Discovery Center.

The Kyle Sexton Band with Little Rosco, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Walk MS, 1 p.m. Sunset Zoo.

Percussion Studio of Kurt Gartner, 1:15 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

Student Recital Series. Bryce Craig, composition, 3 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

College Avenue United Methodist Church Rededication Organ Recital by church organist Mary Ann Buhler, 3 p.m. Works performed will be by Franck and Bach, as well as hymn arrangements. Reception following. No admission charge. College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1609 College Ave.

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