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Native Words, Native Warriors - Special Exhibit

Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum
Date: Active Saturday August 2, 2014 through Sunday October 5, 2014.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: BCHC/KOM
Price: Regular admission price
The exhibit "Native Words, Native Warriors" tells the story of the Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II. The exhibit is brought to the BCHC/KOM by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits.

Frontier Western Celebration

Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum
Date: Saturday August 2, 2014
Time: All Day Event
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: BCHC/KOM
Come by the museum while out celebrating El Dorado's Frontier Western Days! The museum will have activities for children of all ages as well as volunteers and staff as historical re-enactors in the buildings on the museum grounds!

Fall Youth Sports Registrations

Recreation Dept
Date: Active Monday July 14, 2014 through Friday August 15, 2014.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Sports

Location: City Hall, 220 E. 1st Ave.
Price: $24 In Town/ $30 Out of Town
El Dorado Recreation is currently accepting registrations for Fall Youth Sports Programs. Sign up today for Flag Football (Gr. 1-6), Soccer (Gr. K-8), and Volleyball (Gr. 2-6). Coed leagues.

DEADLINE: Friday, August 15th

*** Scholarships available to those who qualify.***
http://www.360eldorado.com/Government/RecProgramInfo.html

Frontier Western Celebration

Frontier Western Celebration
Date: Active Thursday July 31, 2014 through Sunday August 3, 2014.
Time: 7:00 am
Category: Festival

Location: El Dorado Civic Center
Price: See website information
For complete details and schedule visit the website.
Frontier Western Celebration

100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton

  • 100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
Sports enthusiasts, baseball in particular, will want to be sure to take in a new exhibit on display at the Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS. The exhibit is “100 Years of Major League Baseball” (1900 to 2000). The illustrations and paintings of this exhibit are by artist Bill Walton of El Dorado, Kansas.

Bill’s passion for baseball, combined with his artistic skills, have provided him an avenue to capture great moments in baseball on canvas or paper. He prefers to illustrate the portraits of great major league players and moments in baseball with pencil, tempera paint or brilliant pastel colors.

His interest in baseball began in 1946 when he was five years old, and he saw the book “Joe DiMaggio – Lucky To Be A Yankee.” Viewing the pictures in this book gave him the desire to learn about the game. Later when he saw a comic book featuring Larry Doby who played with the Cleveland Indians, he became a fan of Larry Doby. In 1950 he became a Yankee fan when he saw the Joplin Minors play the Enid Buffaloes in Enid, Oklahoma, and Mickey Mantel played shortstop for Joplin. During that game, Mickey hit four home runs. From t hen on, Bill was an avid fan of Mickey Mantel and the New York Yankees.

This strong interest in baseball was not limited to being a fan. He also excelled in baseball and basketball from little league through semi-pro ball.

Bill’s recognition as a sport artist began in 1980 when is sport art became in demand at the Sports Buff in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was the beginning era of the sports memorabilia shows which provided Bill an avenue to display his sport art. He and his wife Connie traveled extensively throughout the United States attending these events and promoting his work. These travels garnered him many collectors of his sport art and commissions from several of the athletes.

He has done commissioned sport art for the Oklahoma Sports Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in Wichita and the El Dorado Baseball Museum. A commissioned artwork of Dizzy Dean is a part of the permanent collection in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum located in Jackson, Mississippi. His sport art was included in a Baseball Art Show held in Gallery 53 in Cooperstown, New York during the induction week in 1997 and 1998.

Bill’s art studio and gallery were located in downtown El Dorado for over 17 years. In 2012 he moved his studio and gallery to his home, and he still welcomes visitors to his studio.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum for updates on museum activities.

This exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the museum through August 30. Museum staff invite the pubic to view this special exhibit, as well as another special exhibit held in the lobby of the museum “Mystery in Stone” Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures. The museum will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday evenings, June 2 and June 13 as well as regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4.

"Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures

  • "Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: Coutts Museum, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
MYSTERY IN STONE EXHIBIT AT COUTTS MUSEUM

Mystery In Stone was established 10 years ago by artists and business people. Tawanda Sarireni, one of the Directors, has worked both as an Administration Manager and artist at the world renowned Tengenenge Art Sculpltor’s Community, where he has worked under the mentorship of he master sculptor Bernard Matemera. The links between Mystery In Stone and Zimbabwe’s leading and emerging artists is very strong.

The primary aim of the organization is to promote Zimbabwean art and culture throughout the world. We have achieved this by staging exhibitions in galleries and botanical gardens, in schools and private gardens, in schools and private gardens. The exhibitions have featured the works of artists ranging from the established masters such as Bernard Matemera to emerging talent such as Dickson Chindoko.

A further important aim of the organization is the humanitarian work, what we term ‘Art for Aids’ work in which we aim to raise the awareness of Aids and its devastating effects in Africa and to raise funds to help the victims, especially the children. About the organization’s humanitarian aims, Tawanda says: “Increasingly many people in my country have become victims of the Aids virus. Mystery in Stone will continue to arrange some exhibitions focused on raising money to fund Aids awareness and prevention projects in Zimbabwe.”

The name Zimbabwe means stone houses and is derived from the Great Zimbabwe Site, built around 1700 AD. It is a land of colour, a land of rich culture and history, a mosaic of peoples.

Through the stone and paintings its artists reflect the Zimbabwe of today and reestablishes the nation’s unique identity in the world. Zimbabwe stone sculpture has reached the plateau of excellence that has seen the emergence of world acclaimed sculptors such as Benard Matemera, Henry Munyaradzi, Joe Mutasa, Gedion Nyanhongo, Agnes Nyanhongo, Lazarus Takawira and Antony Sarireni just to name a few. These have caught the international community with surprise and they are no doubt the vital part of the history of Zimbabwe.

The emergence of highly acclaimed female sculptors such as Alice Musarara, Agnes Nyanhongo, Colleen Madamombe has brought new themes and dimensions to the art and opened up the work to a more diverse audience.

When one looks at Zimbabwe stone sculpture – its powerful rendition, sharp edges, delicate balance, straight masterful lines – the technical mastery of the one who carved is obvious. Admiration turns into disbelief when one realizes the context in which it was carved. Despite the incredible proportion and balance many artists achieve, there is no pre-sketching, pre-drafting or pre-shaping of their work.

Even though the Zimbabwe countryside is full of stone, artists will sometimes travel long distances searching for a particularly powerful stone spirit. Having found it these sculptors working outside their rural huts, simply sit in the dirt and begin with a crude tool in their hand and a vision in their head.

The question often raised is, how is it possible for these people, these untrained sculptors, using rudimentary tools with no knowledge of past masters – could carve sculptures of such depth and beauty. Sculptures which speak of the human condition as eloquently to the executive in New York, London and indeed, Hyde Hall RHA garden as to the shepherd of Nyanga Highlands of Zimbabwe.

Fifty-nine sculptures are on exhibit at the Coutts Museum. In their works, the spirit world is omnipresent, for this is a dominant feature of t heir rich folklore and traditional narratives handed down from generation to generation. The unseen and the unsaid are often manifest in works which juxtapose the absurd and the beautiful, the usual and the unusual.

Museum staff invites the public to take advantage of this rare opportunity to view these sculptures. Tawanda Serirani, Director of Mystery In Stone Galleries, will present a program and demonstration at the museum on Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. Also, a stonecarving workshop will be held at the Coutts Museum of Art on July 25 and 26, 2014. The 2-day workshop cost is $150. Serirani will demonstrate various carving techniques and you will create your own stone carving under his direction during the workshop. Contact museum staff at 316.321.1212 to register for the workshop.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located at 110 N. Main in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum or 360eldorado.com for updates on museum activities. The museum will be open Friday, June 13 until 8:00 p.m. and regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

CPIM - APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Butler Community College
Date: Active Tuesday February 18, 2014 through Tuesday November 4, 2014.
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Category: Educational

Location: Butler Community College - El Dorado, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS
Price: $297 for each of the 5 required courses
The APICS CPIM program has been organized into five modules, each
focusing on key areas of study that are integral to an understanding and mastery of production and inventory management principles. Candidates must pass an exam for each of the modules to successfully complete the APICS CPIM program. The APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain
Management module has been updated to keep pace with the rapid changes in the marketplace and to better align with the APICS CPIM exams.

Introduction to Materials Management (optional)
Dates to be announced
This is an introductory class highly recommended for anyone
considering CPIM certification but it is not a required course in the program. It is based upon the Tony Arnold text and describes the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution.

Basics of Supply Chain Management (Entry Mode)
Tuesdays, Feb. 18—Mar. 25, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.

Master Planning of Resources (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Apr.15—May 20, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The topics of demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling are examined in-depth in this module. Both supply and demand planning for mid– to long-term independent demand are discussed. Priority planning and capacity planning issues also are addressed.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Jun. 10—Jul. 15, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The subject matter of this module includes inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, procurement, and supplier relationships.

Execution and Control of Operations (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Aug. 5—Sep. 9, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The principles, approaches and techniques needed to schedule, control, measure, and evaluate the effectiveness of production operations are covered in this module. A broad range of production operations are
reviewed including project, batch, line, continuous, and remanufacturing environments.

Strategic Management of Resources (Capstone Module)
Tuesdays, Sep. 30—Nov. 4, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
This module covers strategic planning and implementation and describes how market requirements drive the resources and processes of an organization. It helps you explore the relationship among existing and emerging
processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions.
http://beta.butlercc.edu

Native Words, Native Warriors - Special Exhibit

Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum
Date: Active Saturday August 2, 2014 through Sunday October 5, 2014.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: BCHC/KOM
Price: Regular admission price
The exhibit "Native Words, Native Warriors" tells the story of the Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II. The exhibit is brought to the BCHC/KOM by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits.

Fall Youth Sports Registrations

Recreation Dept
Date: Active Monday July 14, 2014 through Friday August 15, 2014.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Sports

Location: City Hall, 220 E. 1st Ave.
Price: $24 In Town/ $30 Out of Town
El Dorado Recreation is currently accepting registrations for Fall Youth Sports Programs. Sign up today for Flag Football (Gr. 1-6), Soccer (Gr. K-8), and Volleyball (Gr. 2-6). Coed leagues.

DEADLINE: Friday, August 15th

*** Scholarships available to those who qualify.***
http://www.360eldorado.com/Government/RecProgramInfo.html

Frontier Western Celebration

Frontier Western Celebration
Date: Active Thursday July 31, 2014 through Sunday August 3, 2014.
Time: 7:00 am
Category: Festival

Location: El Dorado Civic Center
Price: See website information
For complete details and schedule visit the website.
Frontier Western Celebration

100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton

  • 100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
Sports enthusiasts, baseball in particular, will want to be sure to take in a new exhibit on display at the Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS. The exhibit is “100 Years of Major League Baseball” (1900 to 2000). The illustrations and paintings of this exhibit are by artist Bill Walton of El Dorado, Kansas.

Bill’s passion for baseball, combined with his artistic skills, have provided him an avenue to capture great moments in baseball on canvas or paper. He prefers to illustrate the portraits of great major league players and moments in baseball with pencil, tempera paint or brilliant pastel colors.

His interest in baseball began in 1946 when he was five years old, and he saw the book “Joe DiMaggio – Lucky To Be A Yankee.” Viewing the pictures in this book gave him the desire to learn about the game. Later when he saw a comic book featuring Larry Doby who played with the Cleveland Indians, he became a fan of Larry Doby. In 1950 he became a Yankee fan when he saw the Joplin Minors play the Enid Buffaloes in Enid, Oklahoma, and Mickey Mantel played shortstop for Joplin. During that game, Mickey hit four home runs. From t hen on, Bill was an avid fan of Mickey Mantel and the New York Yankees.

This strong interest in baseball was not limited to being a fan. He also excelled in baseball and basketball from little league through semi-pro ball.

Bill’s recognition as a sport artist began in 1980 when is sport art became in demand at the Sports Buff in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was the beginning era of the sports memorabilia shows which provided Bill an avenue to display his sport art. He and his wife Connie traveled extensively throughout the United States attending these events and promoting his work. These travels garnered him many collectors of his sport art and commissions from several of the athletes.

He has done commissioned sport art for the Oklahoma Sports Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in Wichita and the El Dorado Baseball Museum. A commissioned artwork of Dizzy Dean is a part of the permanent collection in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum located in Jackson, Mississippi. His sport art was included in a Baseball Art Show held in Gallery 53 in Cooperstown, New York during the induction week in 1997 and 1998.

Bill’s art studio and gallery were located in downtown El Dorado for over 17 years. In 2012 he moved his studio and gallery to his home, and he still welcomes visitors to his studio.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum for updates on museum activities.

This exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the museum through August 30. Museum staff invite the pubic to view this special exhibit, as well as another special exhibit held in the lobby of the museum “Mystery in Stone” Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures. The museum will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday evenings, June 2 and June 13 as well as regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4.

"Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures

  • "Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: Coutts Museum, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
MYSTERY IN STONE EXHIBIT AT COUTTS MUSEUM

Mystery In Stone was established 10 years ago by artists and business people. Tawanda Sarireni, one of the Directors, has worked both as an Administration Manager and artist at the world renowned Tengenenge Art Sculpltor’s Community, where he has worked under the mentorship of he master sculptor Bernard Matemera. The links between Mystery In Stone and Zimbabwe’s leading and emerging artists is very strong.

The primary aim of the organization is to promote Zimbabwean art and culture throughout the world. We have achieved this by staging exhibitions in galleries and botanical gardens, in schools and private gardens, in schools and private gardens. The exhibitions have featured the works of artists ranging from the established masters such as Bernard Matemera to emerging talent such as Dickson Chindoko.

A further important aim of the organization is the humanitarian work, what we term ‘Art for Aids’ work in which we aim to raise the awareness of Aids and its devastating effects in Africa and to raise funds to help the victims, especially the children. About the organization’s humanitarian aims, Tawanda says: “Increasingly many people in my country have become victims of the Aids virus. Mystery in Stone will continue to arrange some exhibitions focused on raising money to fund Aids awareness and prevention projects in Zimbabwe.”

The name Zimbabwe means stone houses and is derived from the Great Zimbabwe Site, built around 1700 AD. It is a land of colour, a land of rich culture and history, a mosaic of peoples.

Through the stone and paintings its artists reflect the Zimbabwe of today and reestablishes the nation’s unique identity in the world. Zimbabwe stone sculpture has reached the plateau of excellence that has seen the emergence of world acclaimed sculptors such as Benard Matemera, Henry Munyaradzi, Joe Mutasa, Gedion Nyanhongo, Agnes Nyanhongo, Lazarus Takawira and Antony Sarireni just to name a few. These have caught the international community with surprise and they are no doubt the vital part of the history of Zimbabwe.

The emergence of highly acclaimed female sculptors such as Alice Musarara, Agnes Nyanhongo, Colleen Madamombe has brought new themes and dimensions to the art and opened up the work to a more diverse audience.

When one looks at Zimbabwe stone sculpture – its powerful rendition, sharp edges, delicate balance, straight masterful lines – the technical mastery of the one who carved is obvious. Admiration turns into disbelief when one realizes the context in which it was carved. Despite the incredible proportion and balance many artists achieve, there is no pre-sketching, pre-drafting or pre-shaping of their work.

Even though the Zimbabwe countryside is full of stone, artists will sometimes travel long distances searching for a particularly powerful stone spirit. Having found it these sculptors working outside their rural huts, simply sit in the dirt and begin with a crude tool in their hand and a vision in their head.

The question often raised is, how is it possible for these people, these untrained sculptors, using rudimentary tools with no knowledge of past masters – could carve sculptures of such depth and beauty. Sculptures which speak of the human condition as eloquently to the executive in New York, London and indeed, Hyde Hall RHA garden as to the shepherd of Nyanga Highlands of Zimbabwe.

Fifty-nine sculptures are on exhibit at the Coutts Museum. In their works, the spirit world is omnipresent, for this is a dominant feature of t heir rich folklore and traditional narratives handed down from generation to generation. The unseen and the unsaid are often manifest in works which juxtapose the absurd and the beautiful, the usual and the unusual.

Museum staff invites the public to take advantage of this rare opportunity to view these sculptures. Tawanda Serirani, Director of Mystery In Stone Galleries, will present a program and demonstration at the museum on Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. Also, a stonecarving workshop will be held at the Coutts Museum of Art on July 25 and 26, 2014. The 2-day workshop cost is $150. Serirani will demonstrate various carving techniques and you will create your own stone carving under his direction during the workshop. Contact museum staff at 316.321.1212 to register for the workshop.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located at 110 N. Main in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum or 360eldorado.com for updates on museum activities. The museum will be open Friday, June 13 until 8:00 p.m. and regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

CPIM - APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Butler Community College
Date: Active Tuesday February 18, 2014 through Tuesday November 4, 2014.
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Category: Educational

Location: Butler Community College - El Dorado, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS
Price: $297 for each of the 5 required courses
The APICS CPIM program has been organized into five modules, each
focusing on key areas of study that are integral to an understanding and mastery of production and inventory management principles. Candidates must pass an exam for each of the modules to successfully complete the APICS CPIM program. The APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain
Management module has been updated to keep pace with the rapid changes in the marketplace and to better align with the APICS CPIM exams.

Introduction to Materials Management (optional)
Dates to be announced
This is an introductory class highly recommended for anyone
considering CPIM certification but it is not a required course in the program. It is based upon the Tony Arnold text and describes the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution.

Basics of Supply Chain Management (Entry Mode)
Tuesdays, Feb. 18—Mar. 25, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.

Master Planning of Resources (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Apr.15—May 20, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The topics of demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling are examined in-depth in this module. Both supply and demand planning for mid– to long-term independent demand are discussed. Priority planning and capacity planning issues also are addressed.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Jun. 10—Jul. 15, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The subject matter of this module includes inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, procurement, and supplier relationships.

Execution and Control of Operations (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Aug. 5—Sep. 9, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The principles, approaches and techniques needed to schedule, control, measure, and evaluate the effectiveness of production operations are covered in this module. A broad range of production operations are
reviewed including project, batch, line, continuous, and remanufacturing environments.

Strategic Management of Resources (Capstone Module)
Tuesdays, Sep. 30—Nov. 4, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
This module covers strategic planning and implementation and describes how market requirements drive the resources and processes of an organization. It helps you explore the relationship among existing and emerging
processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions.
http://beta.butlercc.edu

Open House

  • Open House
SunGroup, Inc
Date: Sunday August 3, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Category: Open House

Location: 536 Meadow, El Dorado, Kansas
This well-maintained home is in an established neighborhood and features mature landscaping and a fenced-in backyard with a large deck. It is a spacious family home with an open floor plan located near Grandview Elementary, El Dorado High School, and the new El Dorado Middle School. The custom kitchen has a large island and abundant natural lighting. The main floor laundry is easily accessible from the three main floor bedrooms, including the master bedroom. The large bedroom upstairs could also function as a studio, gaming room, or even a “mother-in-law” suite.

Native Words, Native Warriors - Special Exhibit

Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum
Date: Active Saturday August 2, 2014 through Sunday October 5, 2014.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: BCHC/KOM
Price: Regular admission price
The exhibit "Native Words, Native Warriors" tells the story of the Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II. The exhibit is brought to the BCHC/KOM by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits.

Fall Youth Sports Registrations

Recreation Dept
Date: Active Monday July 14, 2014 through Friday August 15, 2014.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Sports

Location: City Hall, 220 E. 1st Ave.
Price: $24 In Town/ $30 Out of Town
El Dorado Recreation is currently accepting registrations for Fall Youth Sports Programs. Sign up today for Flag Football (Gr. 1-6), Soccer (Gr. K-8), and Volleyball (Gr. 2-6). Coed leagues.

DEADLINE: Friday, August 15th

*** Scholarships available to those who qualify.***
http://www.360eldorado.com/Government/RecProgramInfo.html

100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton

  • 100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
Sports enthusiasts, baseball in particular, will want to be sure to take in a new exhibit on display at the Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS. The exhibit is “100 Years of Major League Baseball” (1900 to 2000). The illustrations and paintings of this exhibit are by artist Bill Walton of El Dorado, Kansas.

Bill’s passion for baseball, combined with his artistic skills, have provided him an avenue to capture great moments in baseball on canvas or paper. He prefers to illustrate the portraits of great major league players and moments in baseball with pencil, tempera paint or brilliant pastel colors.

His interest in baseball began in 1946 when he was five years old, and he saw the book “Joe DiMaggio – Lucky To Be A Yankee.” Viewing the pictures in this book gave him the desire to learn about the game. Later when he saw a comic book featuring Larry Doby who played with the Cleveland Indians, he became a fan of Larry Doby. In 1950 he became a Yankee fan when he saw the Joplin Minors play the Enid Buffaloes in Enid, Oklahoma, and Mickey Mantel played shortstop for Joplin. During that game, Mickey hit four home runs. From t hen on, Bill was an avid fan of Mickey Mantel and the New York Yankees.

This strong interest in baseball was not limited to being a fan. He also excelled in baseball and basketball from little league through semi-pro ball.

Bill’s recognition as a sport artist began in 1980 when is sport art became in demand at the Sports Buff in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was the beginning era of the sports memorabilia shows which provided Bill an avenue to display his sport art. He and his wife Connie traveled extensively throughout the United States attending these events and promoting his work. These travels garnered him many collectors of his sport art and commissions from several of the athletes.

He has done commissioned sport art for the Oklahoma Sports Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in Wichita and the El Dorado Baseball Museum. A commissioned artwork of Dizzy Dean is a part of the permanent collection in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum located in Jackson, Mississippi. His sport art was included in a Baseball Art Show held in Gallery 53 in Cooperstown, New York during the induction week in 1997 and 1998.

Bill’s art studio and gallery were located in downtown El Dorado for over 17 years. In 2012 he moved his studio and gallery to his home, and he still welcomes visitors to his studio.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum for updates on museum activities.

This exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the museum through August 30. Museum staff invite the pubic to view this special exhibit, as well as another special exhibit held in the lobby of the museum “Mystery in Stone” Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures. The museum will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday evenings, June 2 and June 13 as well as regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4.

"Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures

  • "Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: Coutts Museum, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
MYSTERY IN STONE EXHIBIT AT COUTTS MUSEUM

Mystery In Stone was established 10 years ago by artists and business people. Tawanda Sarireni, one of the Directors, has worked both as an Administration Manager and artist at the world renowned Tengenenge Art Sculpltor’s Community, where he has worked under the mentorship of he master sculptor Bernard Matemera. The links between Mystery In Stone and Zimbabwe’s leading and emerging artists is very strong.

The primary aim of the organization is to promote Zimbabwean art and culture throughout the world. We have achieved this by staging exhibitions in galleries and botanical gardens, in schools and private gardens, in schools and private gardens. The exhibitions have featured the works of artists ranging from the established masters such as Bernard Matemera to emerging talent such as Dickson Chindoko.

A further important aim of the organization is the humanitarian work, what we term ‘Art for Aids’ work in which we aim to raise the awareness of Aids and its devastating effects in Africa and to raise funds to help the victims, especially the children. About the organization’s humanitarian aims, Tawanda says: “Increasingly many people in my country have become victims of the Aids virus. Mystery in Stone will continue to arrange some exhibitions focused on raising money to fund Aids awareness and prevention projects in Zimbabwe.”

The name Zimbabwe means stone houses and is derived from the Great Zimbabwe Site, built around 1700 AD. It is a land of colour, a land of rich culture and history, a mosaic of peoples.

Through the stone and paintings its artists reflect the Zimbabwe of today and reestablishes the nation’s unique identity in the world. Zimbabwe stone sculpture has reached the plateau of excellence that has seen the emergence of world acclaimed sculptors such as Benard Matemera, Henry Munyaradzi, Joe Mutasa, Gedion Nyanhongo, Agnes Nyanhongo, Lazarus Takawira and Antony Sarireni just to name a few. These have caught the international community with surprise and they are no doubt the vital part of the history of Zimbabwe.

The emergence of highly acclaimed female sculptors such as Alice Musarara, Agnes Nyanhongo, Colleen Madamombe has brought new themes and dimensions to the art and opened up the work to a more diverse audience.

When one looks at Zimbabwe stone sculpture – its powerful rendition, sharp edges, delicate balance, straight masterful lines – the technical mastery of the one who carved is obvious. Admiration turns into disbelief when one realizes the context in which it was carved. Despite the incredible proportion and balance many artists achieve, there is no pre-sketching, pre-drafting or pre-shaping of their work.

Even though the Zimbabwe countryside is full of stone, artists will sometimes travel long distances searching for a particularly powerful stone spirit. Having found it these sculptors working outside their rural huts, simply sit in the dirt and begin with a crude tool in their hand and a vision in their head.

The question often raised is, how is it possible for these people, these untrained sculptors, using rudimentary tools with no knowledge of past masters – could carve sculptures of such depth and beauty. Sculptures which speak of the human condition as eloquently to the executive in New York, London and indeed, Hyde Hall RHA garden as to the shepherd of Nyanga Highlands of Zimbabwe.

Fifty-nine sculptures are on exhibit at the Coutts Museum. In their works, the spirit world is omnipresent, for this is a dominant feature of t heir rich folklore and traditional narratives handed down from generation to generation. The unseen and the unsaid are often manifest in works which juxtapose the absurd and the beautiful, the usual and the unusual.

Museum staff invites the public to take advantage of this rare opportunity to view these sculptures. Tawanda Serirani, Director of Mystery In Stone Galleries, will present a program and demonstration at the museum on Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. Also, a stonecarving workshop will be held at the Coutts Museum of Art on July 25 and 26, 2014. The 2-day workshop cost is $150. Serirani will demonstrate various carving techniques and you will create your own stone carving under his direction during the workshop. Contact museum staff at 316.321.1212 to register for the workshop.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located at 110 N. Main in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum or 360eldorado.com for updates on museum activities. The museum will be open Friday, June 13 until 8:00 p.m. and regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

CPIM - APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Butler Community College
Date: Active Tuesday February 18, 2014 through Tuesday November 4, 2014.
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Category: Educational

Location: Butler Community College - El Dorado, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS
Price: $297 for each of the 5 required courses
The APICS CPIM program has been organized into five modules, each
focusing on key areas of study that are integral to an understanding and mastery of production and inventory management principles. Candidates must pass an exam for each of the modules to successfully complete the APICS CPIM program. The APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain
Management module has been updated to keep pace with the rapid changes in the marketplace and to better align with the APICS CPIM exams.

Introduction to Materials Management (optional)
Dates to be announced
This is an introductory class highly recommended for anyone
considering CPIM certification but it is not a required course in the program. It is based upon the Tony Arnold text and describes the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution.

Basics of Supply Chain Management (Entry Mode)
Tuesdays, Feb. 18—Mar. 25, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.

Master Planning of Resources (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Apr.15—May 20, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The topics of demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling are examined in-depth in this module. Both supply and demand planning for mid– to long-term independent demand are discussed. Priority planning and capacity planning issues also are addressed.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Jun. 10—Jul. 15, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The subject matter of this module includes inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, procurement, and supplier relationships.

Execution and Control of Operations (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Aug. 5—Sep. 9, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The principles, approaches and techniques needed to schedule, control, measure, and evaluate the effectiveness of production operations are covered in this module. A broad range of production operations are
reviewed including project, batch, line, continuous, and remanufacturing environments.

Strategic Management of Resources (Capstone Module)
Tuesdays, Sep. 30—Nov. 4, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
This module covers strategic planning and implementation and describes how market requirements drive the resources and processes of an organization. It helps you explore the relationship among existing and emerging
processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions.
http://beta.butlercc.edu

Native Words, Native Warriors - Special Exhibit

Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum
Date: Active Saturday August 2, 2014 through Sunday October 5, 2014.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: BCHC/KOM
Price: Regular admission price
The exhibit "Native Words, Native Warriors" tells the story of the Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II. The exhibit is brought to the BCHC/KOM by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits.

Fall Youth Sports Registrations

Recreation Dept
Date: Active Monday July 14, 2014 through Friday August 15, 2014.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Sports

Location: City Hall, 220 E. 1st Ave.
Price: $24 In Town/ $30 Out of Town
El Dorado Recreation is currently accepting registrations for Fall Youth Sports Programs. Sign up today for Flag Football (Gr. 1-6), Soccer (Gr. K-8), and Volleyball (Gr. 2-6). Coed leagues.

DEADLINE: Friday, August 15th

*** Scholarships available to those who qualify.***
http://www.360eldorado.com/Government/RecProgramInfo.html

100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton

  • 100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
Sports enthusiasts, baseball in particular, will want to be sure to take in a new exhibit on display at the Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS. The exhibit is “100 Years of Major League Baseball” (1900 to 2000). The illustrations and paintings of this exhibit are by artist Bill Walton of El Dorado, Kansas.

Bill’s passion for baseball, combined with his artistic skills, have provided him an avenue to capture great moments in baseball on canvas or paper. He prefers to illustrate the portraits of great major league players and moments in baseball with pencil, tempera paint or brilliant pastel colors.

His interest in baseball began in 1946 when he was five years old, and he saw the book “Joe DiMaggio – Lucky To Be A Yankee.” Viewing the pictures in this book gave him the desire to learn about the game. Later when he saw a comic book featuring Larry Doby who played with the Cleveland Indians, he became a fan of Larry Doby. In 1950 he became a Yankee fan when he saw the Joplin Minors play the Enid Buffaloes in Enid, Oklahoma, and Mickey Mantel played shortstop for Joplin. During that game, Mickey hit four home runs. From t hen on, Bill was an avid fan of Mickey Mantel and the New York Yankees.

This strong interest in baseball was not limited to being a fan. He also excelled in baseball and basketball from little league through semi-pro ball.

Bill’s recognition as a sport artist began in 1980 when is sport art became in demand at the Sports Buff in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was the beginning era of the sports memorabilia shows which provided Bill an avenue to display his sport art. He and his wife Connie traveled extensively throughout the United States attending these events and promoting his work. These travels garnered him many collectors of his sport art and commissions from several of the athletes.

He has done commissioned sport art for the Oklahoma Sports Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in Wichita and the El Dorado Baseball Museum. A commissioned artwork of Dizzy Dean is a part of the permanent collection in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum located in Jackson, Mississippi. His sport art was included in a Baseball Art Show held in Gallery 53 in Cooperstown, New York during the induction week in 1997 and 1998.

Bill’s art studio and gallery were located in downtown El Dorado for over 17 years. In 2012 he moved his studio and gallery to his home, and he still welcomes visitors to his studio.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum for updates on museum activities.

This exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the museum through August 30. Museum staff invite the pubic to view this special exhibit, as well as another special exhibit held in the lobby of the museum “Mystery in Stone” Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures. The museum will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday evenings, June 2 and June 13 as well as regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4.

"Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures

  • "Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: Coutts Museum, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
MYSTERY IN STONE EXHIBIT AT COUTTS MUSEUM

Mystery In Stone was established 10 years ago by artists and business people. Tawanda Sarireni, one of the Directors, has worked both as an Administration Manager and artist at the world renowned Tengenenge Art Sculpltor’s Community, where he has worked under the mentorship of he master sculptor Bernard Matemera. The links between Mystery In Stone and Zimbabwe’s leading and emerging artists is very strong.

The primary aim of the organization is to promote Zimbabwean art and culture throughout the world. We have achieved this by staging exhibitions in galleries and botanical gardens, in schools and private gardens, in schools and private gardens. The exhibitions have featured the works of artists ranging from the established masters such as Bernard Matemera to emerging talent such as Dickson Chindoko.

A further important aim of the organization is the humanitarian work, what we term ‘Art for Aids’ work in which we aim to raise the awareness of Aids and its devastating effects in Africa and to raise funds to help the victims, especially the children. About the organization’s humanitarian aims, Tawanda says: “Increasingly many people in my country have become victims of the Aids virus. Mystery in Stone will continue to arrange some exhibitions focused on raising money to fund Aids awareness and prevention projects in Zimbabwe.”

The name Zimbabwe means stone houses and is derived from the Great Zimbabwe Site, built around 1700 AD. It is a land of colour, a land of rich culture and history, a mosaic of peoples.

Through the stone and paintings its artists reflect the Zimbabwe of today and reestablishes the nation’s unique identity in the world. Zimbabwe stone sculpture has reached the plateau of excellence that has seen the emergence of world acclaimed sculptors such as Benard Matemera, Henry Munyaradzi, Joe Mutasa, Gedion Nyanhongo, Agnes Nyanhongo, Lazarus Takawira and Antony Sarireni just to name a few. These have caught the international community with surprise and they are no doubt the vital part of the history of Zimbabwe.

The emergence of highly acclaimed female sculptors such as Alice Musarara, Agnes Nyanhongo, Colleen Madamombe has brought new themes and dimensions to the art and opened up the work to a more diverse audience.

When one looks at Zimbabwe stone sculpture – its powerful rendition, sharp edges, delicate balance, straight masterful lines – the technical mastery of the one who carved is obvious. Admiration turns into disbelief when one realizes the context in which it was carved. Despite the incredible proportion and balance many artists achieve, there is no pre-sketching, pre-drafting or pre-shaping of their work.

Even though the Zimbabwe countryside is full of stone, artists will sometimes travel long distances searching for a particularly powerful stone spirit. Having found it these sculptors working outside their rural huts, simply sit in the dirt and begin with a crude tool in their hand and a vision in their head.

The question often raised is, how is it possible for these people, these untrained sculptors, using rudimentary tools with no knowledge of past masters – could carve sculptures of such depth and beauty. Sculptures which speak of the human condition as eloquently to the executive in New York, London and indeed, Hyde Hall RHA garden as to the shepherd of Nyanga Highlands of Zimbabwe.

Fifty-nine sculptures are on exhibit at the Coutts Museum. In their works, the spirit world is omnipresent, for this is a dominant feature of t heir rich folklore and traditional narratives handed down from generation to generation. The unseen and the unsaid are often manifest in works which juxtapose the absurd and the beautiful, the usual and the unusual.

Museum staff invites the public to take advantage of this rare opportunity to view these sculptures. Tawanda Serirani, Director of Mystery In Stone Galleries, will present a program and demonstration at the museum on Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. Also, a stonecarving workshop will be held at the Coutts Museum of Art on July 25 and 26, 2014. The 2-day workshop cost is $150. Serirani will demonstrate various carving techniques and you will create your own stone carving under his direction during the workshop. Contact museum staff at 316.321.1212 to register for the workshop.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located at 110 N. Main in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum or 360eldorado.com for updates on museum activities. The museum will be open Friday, June 13 until 8:00 p.m. and regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

CPIM - APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Butler Community College
Date: Active Tuesday February 18, 2014 through Tuesday November 4, 2014.
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Category: Educational

Location: Butler Community College - El Dorado, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS
Price: $297 for each of the 5 required courses
The APICS CPIM program has been organized into five modules, each
focusing on key areas of study that are integral to an understanding and mastery of production and inventory management principles. Candidates must pass an exam for each of the modules to successfully complete the APICS CPIM program. The APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain
Management module has been updated to keep pace with the rapid changes in the marketplace and to better align with the APICS CPIM exams.

Introduction to Materials Management (optional)
Dates to be announced
This is an introductory class highly recommended for anyone
considering CPIM certification but it is not a required course in the program. It is based upon the Tony Arnold text and describes the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution.

Basics of Supply Chain Management (Entry Mode)
Tuesdays, Feb. 18—Mar. 25, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.

Master Planning of Resources (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Apr.15—May 20, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The topics of demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling are examined in-depth in this module. Both supply and demand planning for mid– to long-term independent demand are discussed. Priority planning and capacity planning issues also are addressed.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Jun. 10—Jul. 15, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The subject matter of this module includes inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, procurement, and supplier relationships.

Execution and Control of Operations (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Aug. 5—Sep. 9, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The principles, approaches and techniques needed to schedule, control, measure, and evaluate the effectiveness of production operations are covered in this module. A broad range of production operations are
reviewed including project, batch, line, continuous, and remanufacturing environments.

Strategic Management of Resources (Capstone Module)
Tuesdays, Sep. 30—Nov. 4, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
This module covers strategic planning and implementation and describes how market requirements drive the resources and processes of an organization. It helps you explore the relationship among existing and emerging
processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions.
http://beta.butlercc.edu

Walk-In Enrollment

El Dorado Public Schools - USD 490
Date: Tuesday August 5, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Category: Educational

Location: USD 490 schools
Walk-In Enrollment for PreK-12th Grade, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 4-Year-Old preschool program enrollment is at Jefferson Elementary (1216 W 3rd Ave) 316-322-4840

Native Words, Native Warriors - Special Exhibit

Butler County History Center and Kansas Oil Museum
Date: Active Saturday August 2, 2014 through Sunday October 5, 2014.
Time: All Day Event
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: BCHC/KOM
Price: Regular admission price
The exhibit "Native Words, Native Warriors" tells the story of the Native American "code talkers" during World War I and World War II. The exhibit is brought to the BCHC/KOM by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibits.

Fall Youth Sports Registrations

Recreation Dept
Date: Active Monday July 14, 2014 through Friday August 15, 2014.
Time: Times Vary
Category: Sports

Location: City Hall, 220 E. 1st Ave.
Price: $24 In Town/ $30 Out of Town
El Dorado Recreation is currently accepting registrations for Fall Youth Sports Programs. Sign up today for Flag Football (Gr. 1-6), Soccer (Gr. K-8), and Volleyball (Gr. 2-6). Coed leagues.

DEADLINE: Friday, August 15th

*** Scholarships available to those who qualify.***
http://www.360eldorado.com/Government/RecProgramInfo.html

100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton

  • 100 Years of Major League Baseball, Artist Bill Walton
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
Sports enthusiasts, baseball in particular, will want to be sure to take in a new exhibit on display at the Coutts Museum of Art, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS. The exhibit is “100 Years of Major League Baseball” (1900 to 2000). The illustrations and paintings of this exhibit are by artist Bill Walton of El Dorado, Kansas.

Bill’s passion for baseball, combined with his artistic skills, have provided him an avenue to capture great moments in baseball on canvas or paper. He prefers to illustrate the portraits of great major league players and moments in baseball with pencil, tempera paint or brilliant pastel colors.

His interest in baseball began in 1946 when he was five years old, and he saw the book “Joe DiMaggio – Lucky To Be A Yankee.” Viewing the pictures in this book gave him the desire to learn about the game. Later when he saw a comic book featuring Larry Doby who played with the Cleveland Indians, he became a fan of Larry Doby. In 1950 he became a Yankee fan when he saw the Joplin Minors play the Enid Buffaloes in Enid, Oklahoma, and Mickey Mantel played shortstop for Joplin. During that game, Mickey hit four home runs. From t hen on, Bill was an avid fan of Mickey Mantel and the New York Yankees.

This strong interest in baseball was not limited to being a fan. He also excelled in baseball and basketball from little league through semi-pro ball.

Bill’s recognition as a sport artist began in 1980 when is sport art became in demand at the Sports Buff in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was the beginning era of the sports memorabilia shows which provided Bill an avenue to display his sport art. He and his wife Connie traveled extensively throughout the United States attending these events and promoting his work. These travels garnered him many collectors of his sport art and commissions from several of the athletes.

He has done commissioned sport art for the Oklahoma Sports Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame in Wichita and the El Dorado Baseball Museum. A commissioned artwork of Dizzy Dean is a part of the permanent collection in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum located in Jackson, Mississippi. His sport art was included in a Baseball Art Show held in Gallery 53 in Cooperstown, New York during the induction week in 1997 and 1998.

Bill’s art studio and gallery were located in downtown El Dorado for over 17 years. In 2012 he moved his studio and gallery to his home, and he still welcomes visitors to his studio.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum for updates on museum activities.

This exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the museum through August 30. Museum staff invite the pubic to view this special exhibit, as well as another special exhibit held in the lobby of the museum “Mystery in Stone” Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures. The museum will be open until 8 p.m. on Friday evenings, June 2 and June 13 as well as regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4.

"Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures

  • "Mystery in Stone" Zimbabwe Stone Sculptures
Coutts Museum of Art
Date: Active Tuesday June 3, 2014 through Saturday August 30, 2014.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Arts / Exhibits

Location: Coutts Museum, 110 N. Main St., El Dorado, KS
Price: Free Admission
MYSTERY IN STONE EXHIBIT AT COUTTS MUSEUM

Mystery In Stone was established 10 years ago by artists and business people. Tawanda Sarireni, one of the Directors, has worked both as an Administration Manager and artist at the world renowned Tengenenge Art Sculpltor’s Community, where he has worked under the mentorship of he master sculptor Bernard Matemera. The links between Mystery In Stone and Zimbabwe’s leading and emerging artists is very strong.

The primary aim of the organization is to promote Zimbabwean art and culture throughout the world. We have achieved this by staging exhibitions in galleries and botanical gardens, in schools and private gardens, in schools and private gardens. The exhibitions have featured the works of artists ranging from the established masters such as Bernard Matemera to emerging talent such as Dickson Chindoko.

A further important aim of the organization is the humanitarian work, what we term ‘Art for Aids’ work in which we aim to raise the awareness of Aids and its devastating effects in Africa and to raise funds to help the victims, especially the children. About the organization’s humanitarian aims, Tawanda says: “Increasingly many people in my country have become victims of the Aids virus. Mystery in Stone will continue to arrange some exhibitions focused on raising money to fund Aids awareness and prevention projects in Zimbabwe.”

The name Zimbabwe means stone houses and is derived from the Great Zimbabwe Site, built around 1700 AD. It is a land of colour, a land of rich culture and history, a mosaic of peoples.

Through the stone and paintings its artists reflect the Zimbabwe of today and reestablishes the nation’s unique identity in the world. Zimbabwe stone sculpture has reached the plateau of excellence that has seen the emergence of world acclaimed sculptors such as Benard Matemera, Henry Munyaradzi, Joe Mutasa, Gedion Nyanhongo, Agnes Nyanhongo, Lazarus Takawira and Antony Sarireni just to name a few. These have caught the international community with surprise and they are no doubt the vital part of the history of Zimbabwe.

The emergence of highly acclaimed female sculptors such as Alice Musarara, Agnes Nyanhongo, Colleen Madamombe has brought new themes and dimensions to the art and opened up the work to a more diverse audience.

When one looks at Zimbabwe stone sculpture – its powerful rendition, sharp edges, delicate balance, straight masterful lines – the technical mastery of the one who carved is obvious. Admiration turns into disbelief when one realizes the context in which it was carved. Despite the incredible proportion and balance many artists achieve, there is no pre-sketching, pre-drafting or pre-shaping of their work.

Even though the Zimbabwe countryside is full of stone, artists will sometimes travel long distances searching for a particularly powerful stone spirit. Having found it these sculptors working outside their rural huts, simply sit in the dirt and begin with a crude tool in their hand and a vision in their head.

The question often raised is, how is it possible for these people, these untrained sculptors, using rudimentary tools with no knowledge of past masters – could carve sculptures of such depth and beauty. Sculptures which speak of the human condition as eloquently to the executive in New York, London and indeed, Hyde Hall RHA garden as to the shepherd of Nyanga Highlands of Zimbabwe.

Fifty-nine sculptures are on exhibit at the Coutts Museum. In their works, the spirit world is omnipresent, for this is a dominant feature of t heir rich folklore and traditional narratives handed down from generation to generation. The unseen and the unsaid are often manifest in works which juxtapose the absurd and the beautiful, the usual and the unusual.

Museum staff invites the public to take advantage of this rare opportunity to view these sculptures. Tawanda Serirani, Director of Mystery In Stone Galleries, will present a program and demonstration at the museum on Thursday, July 24 @ 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. Also, a stonecarving workshop will be held at the Coutts Museum of Art on July 25 and 26, 2014. The 2-day workshop cost is $150. Serirani will demonstrate various carving techniques and you will create your own stone carving under his direction during the workshop. Contact museum staff at 316.321.1212 to register for the workshop.

The Coutts Museum of Art, located at 110 N. Main in downtown El Dorado, Kansas is a regional destination art museum that houses over 1,500 works of art in a historic downtown building. The collection includes Art of the American West, contemporary American, European, and regional Kansas art. Check the Coutts’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/couttsmuseum or 360eldorado.com for updates on museum activities. The museum will be open Friday, June 13 until 8:00 p.m. and regular hours Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5 and Saturday: noon – 4 p.m. Admission is free.

CPIM - APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Butler Community College
Date: Active Tuesday February 18, 2014 through Tuesday November 4, 2014.
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Category: Educational

Location: Butler Community College - El Dorado, 901 S. Haverhill Road, El Dorado, KS
Price: $297 for each of the 5 required courses
The APICS CPIM program has been organized into five modules, each
focusing on key areas of study that are integral to an understanding and mastery of production and inventory management principles. Candidates must pass an exam for each of the modules to successfully complete the APICS CPIM program. The APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain
Management module has been updated to keep pace with the rapid changes in the marketplace and to better align with the APICS CPIM exams.

Introduction to Materials Management (optional)
Dates to be announced
This is an introductory class highly recommended for anyone
considering CPIM certification but it is not a required course in the program. It is based upon the Tony Arnold text and describes the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution.

Basics of Supply Chain Management (Entry Mode)
Tuesdays, Feb. 18—Mar. 25, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.

Master Planning of Resources (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Apr.15—May 20, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The topics of demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling are examined in-depth in this module. Both supply and demand planning for mid– to long-term independent demand are discussed. Priority planning and capacity planning issues also are addressed.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Jun. 10—Jul. 15, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The subject matter of this module includes inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, procurement, and supplier relationships.

Execution and Control of Operations (Core Competency Module)
Tuesdays, Aug. 5—Sep. 9, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
The principles, approaches and techniques needed to schedule, control, measure, and evaluate the effectiveness of production operations are covered in this module. A broad range of production operations are
reviewed including project, batch, line, continuous, and remanufacturing environments.

Strategic Management of Resources (Capstone Module)
Tuesdays, Sep. 30—Nov. 4, 2014
5:30pm to 9:30pm $297
This module covers strategic planning and implementation and describes how market requirements drive the resources and processes of an organization. It helps you explore the relationship among existing and emerging
processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions.
http://beta.butlercc.edu