Wichita RV Show rolls in next week

01/04/2013 8:07 AM

01/04/2013 8:08 AM

RV Show at Pavilions

The 24th annual Wichita RV Show will fill the Kansas Pavilions, 1229 E. 85th St. N., Park City, with displays of popup campers, fifth wheels and giant motor homes plus vendors selling accessories and camping supplies. Experts on-site will be appraising RVs for trade-ins, too. The event is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 10, noon to 9 p.m.. Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 12, and noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 13. Admission at the door is $8 for adults or $1 for children. For more information visit, www.wichitarvshow.com.

Doggone fundraiser

A fundraiser Friday in downtown Wichita will raise money for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an internationally accredited guide dog school dedicated to enriching the lives of blind and visually impaired people.

“Guiding Paws” is from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Mead’s Corner, 430 E. Douglas, and will feature several bands and performers, including Red Eye Rising, Aaron Lee Martin and Sean McCoskey.

Special guests will be Andrew Crane and his guide dog, Orzo. Crane, who was born blind and has cerebral palsy, will talk about how Guiding Eyes for the Blind and Orzo have enabled him to enjoy and active and independent life. For more information, call 316-201-1900.

Free ice skating

The Wichita Ice Center, 505 W. Maple, is having an “It’s Great to Skate” clinic starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. The event, which honors National Skating Month, will offer free skating lessons, demonstrations, games and drawings. Participants must register between 10 and 10:30 a.m. The clinic lasts until noon, and then those who are registered can take part in free public skating until 3:15 p.m. For more information visit www.wichitaicecenter.com or call 316-337-9199.

JesAnne Bouchard and Diane McCartney

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