1 IRRIGATION TALK — Jay Antle, executive director of the Center for Sustainability at Johnson County Community College, was to speak 7 p.m. Thursday at Neosho County Community College, 900 E. Logan St., Ottawa, on water irrigation in Kansas. “From ditches in Garden City, to center pivot units across the state, to new plans to divert Missouri River water to Goodland, this presentation will encourage Kansans to consider how the past can inform present-day discussions of water usage in the state,” according to the event’s Facebook page. According to a press release, the discussion is offered in conjunction with the Old Depot Museum’s current exhibit, “Crossings: Getting Over, Around, and Through Water in Franklin County.”
2 LEGO COMPETITION — A LEGO competition will take place 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Ottawa Library, 105 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, in the children’s department. Ages three and up can be registered online and bring their own LEGOs, building individually or with a partner, according to the event’s Facebook page.
“When building time is up, all items will be moved to the judging area and will be scored based on creativity and originality,” the Facebook page states. Partners will be judged in the age group that corresponds with the oldest team member. Prizes will be awarded to winners.
3 RICHMOND FREE FAIR — Next Thursday, July 13, the three-day Richmond Free Fair kicks off starting at 9 a.m. with exhibits going until 1 p.m. At 7 p.m. entertainment by Gravel Road Break Down will be available. Also at 7 p.m. Thursday are the Cowboy Olympics. Old Time Games start 7:30 p.m. Friday, followed by Wade Brown performing at 9 p.m. The grand parade is 6 p.m. Saturday, and entertainment from The Lost Troubadours will start at 8:15 p.m. All three days, athletic events start at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/RichmondFreeFair