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Sedgwick County Zoo poker run on Saturday

  • Published Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at 12:25 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at 12:25 p.m.

Zoo poker run on Saturday

Sedgwick County Zoo is hosting its Monkey Butt Poker Run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd., followed by an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. The 110-mile ride begins at 10 a.m. with stops in Douglass, Leon, Andover and Park City. The caravan will return to the zoo at 2 p.m. Register at scz.org for $20 or $25 on Saturday. Registration includes breakfast, a poker card and a T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Passengers ride free. Additional poker cards, shirts or meals cost extra. For more information, call 316-266-8367.

Glass show and sale this weekend

The Wichita Glass Gazers will host its 26th Annual Depression Era Glass Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Cessna Activity Center, 2744 S. George Washington Blvd. The event will include vintage glass, china and pottery sold by national dealers. Depression Glass is American-made glassware created during the 1920s into the end of World War II. The antique glass show is open to all ages. Admission is $3.50 and good for both days. For more information, visit glassgazers.com.

Free stargazing, activities at observatory

Lake Afton Public Observatory’s free Astronomy Day from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at 25000 W. 39th St. South in Goddard will feature activities and stargazing. It begins with building bottle rockets and racing CO2-powered rocket go-carts during the day and ends with observing the moon’s craters and Uranus at night through the observatory’s telescope. Guests also can go on an intergalactic computer scavenger hunt. The observatory houses exhibits about the solar system and the space program’s influence on technology. For more information, call 316-794-8995.

Hannah Coen

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