Bridal expo at Century II
The 20th annual Bridal and Event Expo will be Saturday and Sunday at the Century II Exhibition Hall and Convention Hall, 225 W. Douglas. Attendees can visit with representatives of bridal stores, photographers, florists and more. For grooms, the expo will provide a man cave with a big-screen TV and beverages. The expo is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for one-day admission or $15 for a two-day pass, available at www.wichitatix.com. Children 11 and under get in free. For more information, visit www.wichitabridalshow.com.
‘Fire From the Kansas Sky’ at African American Museum
In 1965, an Air Force KC-135 tanker carrying 31,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into an African-American neighborhood in Wichita. The disaster killed or injured 47 people; most were children. On Friday, the Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water, will host “Fire From the Kansas Sky: The Piatt Street Plane Crash of 1965,” a presentation and discussion about the crash led by D.W. Carter, a historian and author of “Mayday Over Wichita: The Worst Military Aviation Disaster in Kansas History.” Admission is free, and the event starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.tkaamuseum.net.
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During clear nights in January, February and March, the planet Jupiter, star clusters and distant galaxies can be viewed at the Lake Afton Public Observatory, 25000 W. 39th St. South in Goddard. The program “Wonders of the Winter Sky” will be from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17 and most weekends in February and March. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, free for children under 6. For more information, visit http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo or call 316-978-7827.