Decorate Sugar Cookies at the Reno County Museum on Third Thursday

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The Reno County Museum is hosting a free cookie decorating event during Third Thursday on December 18. It’s from 5-7 or whenever the cookies run out. The museum is at 100 S Walnut, Hutchinson.

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Gingerbread House Decorating



The annual Gingerbread House Decorating event attracted more than 1,000 people to Memorial Hall on Saturday. Provided by Downtown Hutchinson and the Hutchinson Recreation Commission, it’s free to participants. Any child can come in and decorate a house to take home.

In addition, Santa is around to visit and pose for photos with the little ones. It’s a full day of fun in downtown Hutchinson.


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Mural Unveiling and Artist’s Reception Friday at Brewed Awakening


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Trimming the Tree: Ornaments Past and Present

20130503 057The Reno County Museum is presenting, “Trimming the Tree: Ornaments Past and Present,” on Saturday, December 6th.

Show off your cherished holiday ornament. Special ornaments from the museum collection will also be on display.

Enjoy a dessert while we marvel over the sparkly, delicate decorations.

For more information contact the museum at 620-662-1184 or email

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Christmas Windows in Santa Fe District

Art20141121-343wist Brady Scott is painting windows in the Santa Fe District (roughly 3rd to 7th Streets) for the holiday season. Each one is different and is an old-fashioned Christmas scene, some with additions for the particular business.

We caught up with him while he was working on the Hays Sight and Sound window late Friday afternoon. He is doing about 25 windows and is more than half finished.

If you want to catch him in the act, his plan is to do more of them on Saturday, after the Christmas parade – weather permitting. The parade starts at 10 a.m. He will be headed over to Reger Rental afterwards to get started.

Thanks, Brady! Thanks Santa Fe business district!


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Bluebird Books Test Kitchen

20141115 007014wThe Bluebird Books Test Kitchen Saturday evening featured sample food from some cookbooks released for the holiday season. About a dozen different items were offered from owner Melanie Green and other booksellers who previewed cookbooks.

In addition, Green talked about remodeling happening next door for another business and said she will be getting some additional space from that in the back of Bluebird Books. The resulting L-shaped space will allow her to have a full coffee bar with a barista at some point in 2015 when it’s complete.

The menu on Saturday included a cocktail, four appetizers, soup and salad, main dish, and three different desserts. Attendees were offered a 20% discount that evening on the cookbooks featured.

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