They call it the We're Not Back to School Bash, but it really is a party to celebrate the start of a new school year at Wichita State University. Here's what you need to know if you're thinking about going:
1) The party has become something of a tradition for Wichita State students , but is open to the public. Last year's WSU grads get in free.
2) The event features food, drink and live music by two local bands, the A.J. McCausland Band and Annie Up.
3) Partygoers can take their chances hitting a WuPinata as part of the festivities, which will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Woodman Alumni Center at Wichita State University.
4) Admission is $10 for alumni association members and $20 for nonmembers. For more information, call 316-978-5090.
Save the date
Next week's BlackTop Nationals will be a big draw for car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts. The show begins on Thursday and runs through Aug. 29. In addition to hundreds of vehicles on display, it will feature vendors, a beer garden, a food court and a car auction from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27-28 in Century II Convention Hall. Most activities will take place in Century II and around downtown Wichita. The car show is free to spectators. For more information, call 316-425-6767 or go to www.blacktopnationals.com.