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Christmastime is here and the Western Plains Arts Association invites you to swing into the season with After Midnight, and then celebrate “Away in a basement” with the hilarious Church Basement Ladies.

Both programs are made possible through major grants from The Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundations for Logan County and Thomas County. Admission for each program is by WPAA season ticket or adults $20, students $10 at the door.


After Midnight swing band

After Midnight, Colorado’s premier swing band, will share their infectious music Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. central at the Cultural Arts Center, Colby.

Award winning clarinetist Roger Campbell leads the hottest jazz band since the swing Era. Colorado’s Premier Swing Band is the only sextet featured in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame at Red Rocks. Swinging hard for nearly 25 years, this extraordinary group of musicians has performed hundreds of concerts. They conquer dizzying charts by the likes of Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. You’ll hear great swing music recently made popular by the likes of Dianna Krall, Michael BublĂ©, and Harry Connick Jr.

Visit the group’s website

Church Basement Ladies

Mark your holiday calendar for Thursday, Dec. 7. The Church Basement Ladies are returning to Oakley High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. central with “Away in a Basement.”


Veteran's Day Events

Jag-K Veterans Day Breakfast

Colby Middle School and Colby High School invites all veterans to be honored at a Veterans Day Breakfast at the VFW located at 220 N. Lake Ave. in Colby. The breakfast will include Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee and O.J. Saturday, November 11th from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Local Artists Wanted for Monthly Art Walk

COLBY -- Artists from northwest Kansas are invited to show their pieces in the Nov. 16 Third Thursday Gallery Art Walk at the Colby Community College gallery.

"Every piece will be local," said CCC art instructor Rebel Mahieu. "We want artists at all levels—amateur and professional, and all mediums are welcome."

This Month at Pioneer Memorial Library

Wednesday, November 8th
Honoring Veterans
Join us at the Pioneer Memorial Library (375 W 4th) at noon to listen to Humanities Kansas Speaker, Murl Riedel talk about "A New Generation of Veterans: Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan." If you plan to attend please contact the library at (785) 460-4470 or email them at This presentation is sponsored through a humanities grant.

Library Story Time Hours