Meet the new gorilla miss
Sedgwick County Zoo’s first female gorilla has moved in, and visitors can see her now. Kivu, a western lowland gorilla, arrived in late May and has been getting to know her new keepers and surroundings. Kivu, who is 35, was recently introduced to her exhibit mate, Matt, 20. They’ve been spending time getting to know each other in behind-the-scenes areas and now are in the public indoor space. Eventually, they will be introduced to the outdoor exhibit area. The zoo is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $13.95, or $11.95 for ages 62 and over, $8.95 for ages 3 to 11, and free for ages 2 and under. For more information, visit www.scz.org.
Bonding Thru Board Games
Another installment of Bonding Thru Board Games, a family event designed to get parents and kids playing board games together, is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Sedgwick County Extension Center’s Sunflower Room, 7001 W. 21st St. Admission to the come-and-go event is free, and it’s designed for ages 4 and up. Board games will be provided at the event, and volunteers will be available to teach players the games. For more information, call 316-660-0100, ext. 0114.
Tween and teen event at Towne East
Towne East Square at Kellogg and Rock will be the site of a back-to-school event on Saturday called “Back At It.” The event will last from noon to 3 p.m. and is geared toward tweens and teens. It will feature style presentations and giveaways and will offer free copies of a trend guide. Attendees also can photograph themselves as though they were on the cover of Teen Vogue magazine and share the pictures via social media. Models and Images from Wichita and Factor Women from Chicago also will be on site putting on a model search for females ages 13 and up. For more information, call 316-686-3341 or visit www.simon.com/mall/towne-east-square.