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2014 Calendar of Events

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January 1 -- Happy New Year!

January 20 - City Office Closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day

February 14 -- St. Valentine's Day

February 14 - PTO Soup Supper.  Washington County High School

February 17-- City Office closed in honor of President's Day

March 9 -- Daylight Savings time begins.  (Set your clocks ahead one hour!)

March 17 -- St. Patrick's Day.

March 20 -- Spring begins.

March 29 - Washington County Health Fair.  Washington High School.  7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Sponsored by the Washington County Health Department.   For more information contact the Health Department at 785.325.2600.

April 1 -- April Fool's Day

April 12 - Washington Christian Church china luncheon. 12:00 p.m. at Christian Church education building. For tickets contact Susan Graham at 785/325-2051 prior to Monday, April 7, 2014.

April 20 - Easter Sunday.

April 24  -- City of Washington Clean-up day.  Washington County Landfill will be accepting trash free of charge April 24-26. City crews will pick up April 24 ONLY!



City crews will pick up appliances, furniture, mattresses, box springs, computers, etc. that are placed at the curb free of charge.  These items may also be taken to the County Landfill free of charge on these days.  This pickup DOES NOT INCLUDE normal household trash, tires, and construction and demolition material. 

Household hazardous waste must be taken to Washington County Solid Waste at 812 B Street.  City Crews will make only one pickup starting at the south end of town and working their way north.  Residents in need of special arrangements must call City Hall at 325.2284 PRIOR to April 23 AT NOON so arrangements can be made.    


Apri 26    -- Washington City Wide Garage Sale.  For more information contact Washington County News at 785.325.2219.


May 1 -- 5:00-6:00 pm. Rabies clinic @ 4-H Building. Rabies & Distemper vaccinations may be obtained as well as City dog/cat licenses. One year rabies shots will be $10.00/ Distemper shots will be $20.00; city licenses will be $10.00 per male/female animal and $5.00 for unsexed animals. Licenses are required for all dogs/cats in the city limits, and due June 1. Any licenses purchased after June 1 are subject to late charge of $15.00.

May 2 - 7:30 pm. May Fete. Washington County High School.

May 11 -- Mother's Day.

May  24 -- Washington Pool opens. 

May 26 -- City Office Closed in honor of Memorial Day.

June 2-6 - Vacation Bible School. Morrowville Christian Church. 9:30am-11:30 am. To preregister call Shellie @ 785-307-0596.

June 3-6 - 4-H camp Discover Days.

June 5-7 - Hanover Days of '49. Parade, dance, entertainment and food. For more information call 785.337.2224.

June 7 - FBLA Color Run. Washington County High School Track. Click here for more information.

June 7 -- Jayhusker Races, Washington Speedway.  7 p.m.

June 12-13-- Linn Picnic. Parade, Figure 8 races, Demo Derby, Dance. For more information call 785.348.5411.

June 13-14   -- 7:30 p.m.  Washington County Rodeo. Washington County Fairgrounds.  Check back for more details.  For more information call 785-541-0310 or 785-541-0261.

June 14-17 - 4-H camp.

June 15 -- Father's Day.

June 16-27-- Swimming Lessons. Washington Swimming Pool. Fore more info, click HERE.

June 21 -- Summer begins.

June 21 - Hanover Fireworks. Hanover, KS. 785-337-2224.

July 4 -- Washington Fourth of July Celebration. Events will take place in Washington’s City Park.  Washington Swimming Pool will offer FREE SWIMMING from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

July 4 -- Haddam Fourth of July celebration.  Begins at 8 p.m.  Homemade Ice cream, ball games, fireworks.

July 4 -- Mahaska Fourth of July Celebration. Games begin at 6 p.m.,  ice cream social at 7 p.m., Fireworks begin at dark.  For more information contact Barb Livingston at 785-245-3291.

July 8-9. Lifeguarding readiness & Basic Water Rescue Course. The City of Washington will be hosting the Red Cross Lifeguarding and Basic Water Rescue Course on July 8th and 9th. The course will teach basic water rescue skills and the basics of CPR. Those wishing to obtain full CPR certification can set up a time with Caroline to finish. The course will be from 5:30 to 8:00 both nights. This course is great for babysitters, those who go to the lake often, or if you just want to know some basic rescue skills. Minimum age is 13 years old.
*Please pre-register by July, 7th. *Cost of this class will be $15 per person
** There must be 6 participants to hold the class.

July 12  -- Greenleaf Fun Day. For more information contact 785-747-2261.

July 12 - Noon. Morrowville Christian Church 125th anniversary celebration. Old fashioned carnival, BBQ, games, bluegrass music by Scenic Route, Ice Cream social.

July 15-20 -- Washington County Fair. The fair is a county 4-H fair and features lots of exhibits, livestock shows, carnival, parade and more. For more information contact the Washington County Extension Office, 785.325.2121.

July 19 - Washington County Fair Parade. Begins at 6:30pm.

July 19 -- Jayhusker Races, Washington Speedway. 7:30 p.m. The theme is Blue Jeans & Country Dreams.

July 27-August 1. 6-8 pm. Vacation Bible School. First Baptist Church, Washington. 9am-11am. Preschool through 6th grade. To preregister contact Ruth Bailey.

August 2 - Relay for Life.  The Washington County Relay for Life will be held at the Washington County High School track.  The event will start at 5 p.m. and run until 11 p.m.

August   -- Haddam Frontier Days. Parade  Saturday, open theme;   co-ed sand volley ball tournament all day;  kids games begin at 10 a.m. at the platform;  entertainment at 7:30 p.m., pork supper a la carte; and dance from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.  Sunday morning church services begin at 10:45 a.m. at Methodist Church.  Golf tournament on Sunday.  For more information call 785.778.2818.

August 16- Antique & Junque Fest, Barnes. 785-763.4310.

August 30-31 - Jayhusker Races.  Washington Speedway.  7 p.m.

August 31  - Pony Express Festival.  Pony Express Station on Highway 36 just south of Hanover, KS

September -- Jayhusker Races.  Washington Speedway.  7 p.m.

September 1  -- Washington City Office closed in honor of Labor Day.

September 1 -- Palmer Labor Day celebration.

September 13 - Health Fair.  7:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Washington High School.  For more information contact Washington County Health Department at 785.325.2600

September 19-21 -- The 9th Annual Great US 36 Hwy Treasure Hunt (Garage Sale).  From the Missouri Border to the Colorado Border.

September 20  - Ninth Annual Fall FestSponsored by First National Bank. Events include kids' games, bike rodeo, car show, food, drinks, Mud Drags, and many more.  All day event. 

September 20 - Afterprom Committee Bake Sale Fundraiser. 8:30 am - ???. Courthouse square. To donate items contact Misty Kier at 785-747-6859.

September 22  -- First Day of Autumn

October 16 -- National Boss Day

October   30 -- Methodist Church Soup Supper and Bazaar.  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Free will donation.

October 31 -- Halloween

November 2  - Daylight Savings.  Set your clocks back 1 hour.

November 2 – Hearts ‘N Things Bazaar & Auction. The bazaar begins at 1 p.m. with the auction at 2 p.m. at Washington Grade School gymnasium. All proceeds benefit the Washington County Hospital. For more information contact B.J Smart at 325.2925.

November 11 -- Veteran's Day Parade, Downtown Clifton 2:00 p.m.

November -- St. Augustine Catholic Church Soup Supper 5:00 pm-7:30pm

November 23  -- Community Thanksgiving service 7:00 p.m. Good Shephard Lutheran Churcy.

November 27   -- Thanksgiving Day.

November 28 - City Hall closed.

November 29 - 11th Annual Barnes Lighted Horse Parade. Downtown Barnes
7:00 p.m. Individual Riders, Teams, Saddle Clubs, Wagons and any horse drawn conveyance are welcome to participate. 785-763-4310 for more information –

December 6   – Santa’s Gifts & Goodies 8:30am. to 3pm. The event features a craft fair  and baked goods at Washington Grade School gymnasium. Other events include merchant Christmas open houses. For booth space contact Sharon Pierce at 785-325-2404.

December 6  -- Hearts N Things Open House.  9am-4pm. 

December 6 - Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive at Washington City Hall at 10 am. Photo opportunites, refreshments, and drawings for jumbo stockings.

December -- Hollenberg Station Christmas Open House. 6-8pm.

December 18 - High School Band Concert. 7:30 pm. Washington County High School.

December 20 - Christmas Light Judging in the City of Washington.

December 21  -- Winter begins.

December 24 - City Hall closed at noon.

December 25 -- Christmas Day! City Hall closed.





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