The 42nd annual Special Olympics Kansas Summer Games will take place this weekend at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium.
The opening ceremonies will begin Friday evening with the Parade of Athletes followed by the lighting of the cauldron by the 2011 Most Inspirational Athlete, Chevi Peters of the Pittsburg New Hope Bulldogs.
A Law Enforcement Torch Run includes 900 officers from more than 85 agencies carrying the “Flame of Hope” throughout 28 counties in Kansas as they travel to the annual games held in Wichita.
The Mid-America All-Indian Center on Wednesday will feature the third annual USD 259 Title VII Native American Youth Art Show and lecture series.
Nearly 100 pieces created by American Indian children in grades kindergarten through 12 will be featured.
Local art teacher Michelle Sutton will share the history of American Indian arts and crafts in a lecture from 7-9 p.m. in Buffalo Hall. Three youth artists—featured in last year’s American Indian Festival—will also discuss and demonstrate their work.