New exhibit at Museum of World Treasures
The Museum of World Treasures, 835 E. First St., opens a new exhibit called “Form & Function: Making a Living in the Cenozoic” on Saturday. It’s a permanent exhibit that explores what life was like for mammals and fish during the Cenozoic Era, the era directly following the extinction of dinosaurs. The exhibit will be open during regular museum hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 316-263-1311.
Ride for the Red
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Ride for the Red, a motorcycle rally/poker run fundraiser for the American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter, now in its ninth year, happens from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt, pancake and sausage breakfast and more. VIP registration is $50 and includes two poker hands, a T-shirt and VIP parking. Riders may register at the American Red Cross at 1900 E. Douglas or at wichitarideforthered.org. In 2012, the run attracted 730 motorcyclists and raised more than $60,000. For more information, call 316-219-4000.
Bid for Bachelors
Bid for Bachelors, a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish, is scheduled for Friday at the Hotel at Old Town. The event begins at 7 p.m. with a champagne reception and silent auction, followed by a bachelor auction at 8. Guests can bid for dates with the bachelors, which will include an adventure and meal. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. VIP tickets are available in advance only for $80 and include admittance to a bachelor meet-and-greet and VIP party at 6 p.m. For tickets, call Make-A-Wish at 316-838-9474.
Author to lecture on the Atomic Age
The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will host a program based on the traveling exhibit “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb 1945-1965” at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The program will be presented by Michael Scheibach, co-curator of the exhibit and author of several books on the Atomic Age.
The exhibit portrays how Americans experienced the atomic threat in their daily lives and features objects, radio broadcasts and films from the era.
The event is free and will be in the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s DeVore Auditorium, 204 N. Main.