1 POWER OF THE PAST — The annual Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Show is 23 years in the making, and returns this weekend at Forest Park, 320 N. Locust St., Ottawa. This year, Power of the Past is hosting the “Gathering of the Orange,” a national Allis-Chalmers Show, featuring Allis- Chalmers tractors and Maytag Engines. The weekend starts 7 a.m. tomorrow with a breakfast, followed by music, homemade ice cream and a petting zoo starting at 9 a.m. On Saturday, the highlight is the Parade of Power at 2 p.m. Sunday features corn silage blowing at 10 a.m., and rock crushing and rope making at 10:15 a.m., among other activities. The mission of the Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Association is “to preserve the past, bring back the memories of days gone by, and create a learning experience for younger generations through demonstrations of equipment at various events throughout the year,” according to its website. Admission is $3 per person for the whole weekend. Children under 12 years old are free. For a full schedule, visit www.powerofthepast.net
2 CONCEALED CARRY — Take an eight-hour concealed carry course 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with The Gun Guys, 412 S. Main St., Ottawa. Participants will need to bring a valid driver’s license, firearm, 50 rounds of factory ammunition, hearing and eye protection and pen and paper. Call (785) 418-0711 for reservations. Cost is $90 per person, and includes coffee and rolls in the morning and a box lunch at noon.
3 OLD DEPOT NEW EXHIBIT — View iconic World War II images from Ottawa photographer J.B. Muecke with the Old Depot Museum’s latest exhibit, “Home Front in the Heartland, Revisited.” The grand opening will take place 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh St., Ottawa. In addition to Muecke’s photographs, “Home Front” will feature war bond ads, ration books, a Red Cross uniform and more. The exhibit is made possible through a Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant, a news release said. Admission on Sunday is free.