TUESDAY

Calling all chess players: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ottawa Library, 105 S. Hickory St., Ottawa. If you’re interested in playing chess, meet others at the Ottawa Library on the Main Floor on Tuesday evenings. Call 785-241-9239 for additional information.

Public Bingo: 7 p.m., VFW Post No. 5901 Ottawa, 3599 Old U.S. 59, Ottawa.

Chamber After Hours: 5 p.m., Parkview Gallery House, 615 S. Hickory St., Ottawa.

Franklin County Caregiver Support Group: Second Tuesday of each month, 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m., East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging, 117 S. Main St., Ottawa. Facilitators: Diane Sadowski and ECKAAA.

 

WEDNESDAY

Grief Share Support Group: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at Ottawa First United Methodist Church, 203 E. Fourth St., Ottawa.

 

THURSDAY

Public Bingo: 7 p.m., VFW Post No. 5901 Ottawa, 3599 Old U.S. 59, Ottawa.

 

FRIDAY

Chamber Coffee: 8 a.m., Ottawa Library to announce the new book for O-Town Reads.

Holiday Open House: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Chamber of Commerce and FCDC Holiday Open House, 109 E. Second St., Ottawa.

Santa Claus: 3-5:30 p.m., Kansas State Bank. Picture with Santa Claus (bring own camera).

 

SATURDAY

Celebrate The Season: 10 a.m., Haley Park. Come early for the Christmas parade and get some hot chocolate and cookies.

Christmas Parade: 11 a.m., downtown Ottawa.

Candy Cane Hunt: After Christmas Parade, Franklin County Courthouse lawn. It is a free event for children 18 months to 12 years old.

The Nutcracker: 6 p.m., presented by Spotlight Dance Academy. Tickets $12 (online), $17 at door.

Santa Paws, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Prairie Paws Animal Shelter. Get your pets photo with Santa. Raffle prizes available. Donation, $15 includes 4-by-6 photo or digital image sent to your email or $30 for both.

 

SUNDAY

The Nutcracker: 2 p.m., presented by Spotlight Dance Academy. Tickets $12 (online), $17 at door.

 

MONDAY

Friends of the Ottawa Library Book Store: Open each Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. and first and third Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to noon. Store located at 209 E. 2nd St., Ottawa.