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David Duree Demonstration at Apron Strings Kitchen Store in Hutchinson

20141011-011022edtweb David Duree did a free demonstration at Apron Strings Kitchen Store on Saturday. He demonstrated using dumpling wrappers to create a series of appetizers. Apron Strings is at 1 S Main in Hutchinson.

Duree is the owner of LePlatRouge catering services. He does corporate events, private parties and other gatherings on site.

Saturday he created two different appetizers – one with chicken and one with beef. Denise Pounds helped him assemble them to share with everyone who attended.

Apron Strings regularly hosts classes and demonstrations that are open to the public. Check their website for details of upcoming events.

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Author Laura Moriarty

20141009-043wAuthor Laura Moriarty spoke to a packed room at the Hutchinson Public Library on Thursday evening, October 9.

She talked about the process of researching and writing her book, “The Chaperone.” The book is historical fiction, based on the idea of the chaperone who accompanied 15 year old Louise Brooks to school in the East.

Brooks was born in Cherryvale, Kansas, and her family later moved to Wichita. Moriarty said the beautiful young woman was a true “flapper” at heart and really didn’t care what people thought of her. When she was accepted at a New York dance school summer program, she needed a chaperone. When Moriarty read about the 36 year old Wichita housewife who went with Brooks – it was just a paragraph or so – she decided to build her book around this person, creating a character as she went.

The auditorium was full, and staff had to bring in extra chairs to accommodate everyone who came to hear Moriarty speak. This is her fourth book, and Moriarty says it has been optioned for a movie. It was optioned by Elizabeth Montgomery, who plays Cora on Downton Abbey. Julian Fellowes, who writes Downton Abbey, has written the screen play.

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Soldiers and Sailors Monument

20130508-057wThe Soldiers and Sailors Monument is at the corner of First and Walnut Streets in downtown Hutchinson. It has been in the same location since it was dedicated on Flag Day, June 14, 1919.

The white granite monument was built in 1918 at a cost of $20,500. It’s 41 feet high and capped with a figure of Abraham Lincoln. The four figures at the base include an Artilleryman, an Infantryman, a Cavalryman and a Sailor. The monument is flanked by two bronze Confederate Civil War cannons.

The monument has been a gathering place for ceremonies honoring those who have served throughout the decades.

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Art Talk

MP900341528Artist Darren Morawitz is offering, “Art Talk,” a free, public event on Thursday, October 2, beginning at 7 p.m. It’s an entertaining, casual lecture/Q&A/discussion about art. It will be at his studio, 11 W B, in downtown Hutchinson.

He’s starting with the Renaissance and ending with the Realist movement (late 1800s). He will examine various art movements and the artists that defined them. Come and join in!
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Creepy Crawl Pub Crawl Downtown on November 1

batartworkThe Downtown Hutch Creepy Crawl Pub Crawl is November 1. Prizes will be awarded for the best Halloween costumes – $200 each!

Join a couple hundred of your closest friends to have a great time while competing for BIG prize money, $200.00 each for the best men’s, women’s, and couples Halloween costumes to be exact!!!

The kick off reception is at Evolution Salon and Spa, 24 S Main, Hutchinson, on November 1 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. The pub crawl will then wind through various Downtown bar/restaurant establishments offering drink and food specials to participants from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20/$22 and include an event T-shirt, the kick off reception, prizes, and great specials from participating venues. To be guaranteed a T-shirt, buy your ticket by Monday, October 20th. Ticket sales close at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30.

Register at the Downtown Hutchinson website.

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Hutch Info Sept. 29

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Captain Richard Phillips Lecture Well-Attended

20140923dls-194wCaptain Richard Phillips, whose ordeal with Somali pirates was told in the movie, Captain Phillips, spoke at the Dillon Lecture Series this morning. There was a great turn out and he shared his story and some photos taken during the pirate attack.

The Dillon Lecture Series is celebrating 25 years of bringing great speakers to Hutchinson. The next one is November 4 and features NASA engineer, Dr. Adam Steltzner who led the team that invented the landing system for the Mars Curiosity Rover.


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