Senior Wednesday program , "There's No Place Like Home" with three short films presented by Diane Quantic, 10-11:30 a.m., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. All ages welcome. Information, 316-978-3664.
Kansas Day, book-signing by author Bev Buller 5 p.m. Thu., soup supper at 6, author presentation at 6:30, Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory, Hesston. Supper/presentation cost $8.50. Reservations required by Jan. 18 by calling 620-327-8127.
"Oceans of Kansas," talk by Michael J. Everhart, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Rock Hills High School, 710 E. Madison, Mankato. Free. Information, 785-545-6426.
Kansans Tell Their Stories, a Kansas Humanities Council traveling exhibition, Jan. 21-Feb. 18, Winfield Public Library, 605 College, Winfield. Free. Information, 620-221-4470.
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Statehood Ball Celebrating 150 years of Kansas, 1860s music and dance, 7-10 p.m. Jan. 22, The Heritage Center, 412 S. Campbell, Abilene. Cost $5, $3 for Dickinson County Historical Society members, $2 for children under 12. Information, Heritage Center, 785-263-2681.
"Looking at Kansas _ Visual Artists From the Sunflower State," program by Ron Michael, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22, United Methodist Church, 105 N. Third, Osborne. Free. Information, 785-357-0359.
Kansas Music and Memories, stories and songs about life on the plains, 3-4 p.m. Jan. 23, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka. Free. Information, 785-580-4608.
"Buffalo Hunters and the End of an Era," talk by Sara Jane Richter, noon Jan. 23, Elkhart City Hall, 433 Morton, Elkhart. Free. Information, 620-697-2833.
Kansas Day Program, speaker Larry Hatteberg, KAKE-TV news anchor, 7 p.m. Jan. 24, Celebrations Center, 1145 E. Highway 56, Lyons. Free. Information, 620-257-3941.
"Kansas and the Civil War in American History and Memory," program by Brian Craig Miller, 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Tonganoxie Community Historical Society, 201 W. Washington. Free. Information, 785-357-0359.
Kansas Sesquicentennial Stamp, first day of usage ceremony, 10 a.m. Jan. 27, Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW Sixth, Topeka. Free. Information, 785-272-8681.
"150 Things I Love About Kansas," exhibit, Jan. 28-Dec. 31, Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW Sixth, Topeka. Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $6, $4 for students, children 5-under free. Information, 785-272-8681.
Kansas Day, re-enactors, demonstrations, Harvey Girls lecture (2 p.m.), lunch, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28-29, Schuyler Museum, 117 S. Dakota, Burlingame. Free admission. Lunch $6, $3 for children 5-under. Information, 785-654-3561.
Kansas Day Celebration _ 150 Years, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28-29, Anderson County Historical Museum, 418 E. Sixth, Garnett. Free. Information, 785-867-2966.
Harris House Open House, Victorian home, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28-29, Anderson County Historical Museum, 405 E. Fourth, Garnett. Free. Information, 785-867-2966.
"Kansas Through the Lens of F.M. Steele," by Jim Hoy, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Hillsboro Senior Center, 212 N. Main, Hillsboro. Free. Information, 620-947-2304.
Kansas Day 2011, featuring Dennis Rogers, Native American artist, performer and cultural educator, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 29, Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW Sixth, Topeka. Admission $6, $4 for students, children 5-under free. Information, 785-272-8681.
Kansas 150/150 Art Exhibit, on display Jan. 29-March 18, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun. Free. Information, 785-580-4608.
Kansas Day at the Museum, 1 p.m. Jan. 29, Lansing Historical Museum, 115 E. Kansas, Lansing. Free. Information, 913-250-0203.
Happy Birthday Kansas! event for children 3-8, 10 a.m. Jan. 29, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka. Free. Information, 785-580-4608.
Kansas Day Expo, business booths, vendors, activities, entertainment, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 29, Kansas National Guard Armory, 1010 Hedge, Paola. Free. Information, 913-294-4335.
"What Kansas Means To Me," book talk by author Thomas Fox Averill, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29, Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. Ninth St. Free. Information, 316-688-9361.
"Boots and Stetsons — The Kansas Cowboy," talk by Jim Hoy, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 29, Chase County Historical Society, 301 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls. Free. Information, 620-273-8500.
"German Heritage of Kansas," talk by William D. Keel, noon Jan. 29, American Legion Hall, 113 W. Bressler, Bird City. Free. Information, 785-332-2040.
Celebrate Kansas Day! performances, horse-drawn wagon rides, flea market, bake sale, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 29, Kauffman Museum, 2801 N. Main, North Newton. Free. Information, 316-283-1612.
"Settling a Sea of Grass: Many Communities, One State," Kansas sequincentennial program by Jay Price, 2 p.m. Jan. 29, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Included with admission of $4, $2 for children under 12, children under 6 free. Information, 316-265-9314.
"The Wyandotte Constitution and the Birth of the 34th Star," talk by Virgil W. Dean, 2 p.m. Jan. 29, Arkansas City Public Library, 120 E. Fifth, Arkansas City. Free. Information, 620-442-1280.
Plantoms of the Border Queen Ball, buffet 6 p.m. Jan. 29, ballroom dance at 7:30, Caldwell's Historic Opera House, 2 S. Main, Caldwell. A fundraiser for the 150th Anniversary Cattle Drive. Tickets $12. Phantom re-enactors will dance with guests for $1 per dance. Information, 620-845-2145, 620-845-2660 or 620-845-2665.
"Postcards From Home: Images and Poetics From Kansas, a 150th Event," art and poetry, 6-9 p.m. Jan. 29, Warehouse 414, 415 SE Second, Topeka. Free. Information, 785-232-8008.
Kansas Day Birthday Cake, on Jan. 29, Kansans are invited to bake cakes celebrating Kansas' birthday, take photos and post them on the state's website through their Flickr account. That website, which also lists other state activities throughout 2011, is www.ks150.org.
"The Wyandotte Constitution," talk by Leon Graves, 2 p.m. Jan. 30, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th, Topeka. Free. Information, 785-580-4608.
Great Songs for a Great State, folk music from Kansas' last 150 years by Aaron Fowler, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas. Free. Information, 316-303-8181.