Enjoy McLouth’s 20th Annual BBQ Blowout Celebration Friday and Saturday. It is the Northeast Kansas State BBQ Championship — sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Kids will enjoy an “A to Z” educational exotic animal petting zoo with camel and pony rides from 6-9 p.m. Friday and all-day Saturday. Saturday begins at 7 a.m. with a 4-H country breakfast, followed by a full day of family fun and BBQ events. It all happens at Prairie Park on the west edge of McLouth. Admission is free.
• McLouth also will have several yard sales this weekend.
• Vacation Bible School for all children ages 3 (potty trained) up to kids entering 6th Grade will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 10 at First Baptist Church of McLouth. The theme is "Hometown Nazareth — Where Jesus was a Kid." To pre-register, visit the church website: mclouthbaptistchurch.com or complete and return forms found in the church foyer.
• McLouth Public Library will show a movie at 1 p.m. every Wednesday from June 8 through July 27. Stop by for free refreshments.
• McLouth Public Library has a great Summer Reading Program for all ages planned for Thursdays through June and July. Kick-off registration is from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 9.
Here's the schedule:
10 a.m. June 16 — Color and display activity
10 a.m. June 23 — Topeka Zoo
10 a.m. June 30 — Around the World Bingo
10 a.m. July 7 — Tangram activity
10 a.m. July 14 — Make a Dragon
10 a.m. July 21— Around the World Bingo
10 a.m. July 28 — Finale and Grand Prize Drawing
— Please submit McLouth Community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 796-6935.