Wichita -- The Stars and Stripes Benefit Horse Show will be today through Saturday at the Kansas Coliseum, I-135 and 85th North.
The show features more than 200 horses of all breeds entered in English, western, driving and halter classes. Entries come from Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. A silent auction for tack, jewelry, dinners, clothing and other items will be held.
Competitions begin at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is a $2 button that's good for all sessions.
Seating is in bleachers, so spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairbacks.
For more information, call Kelly McFaul, (316) 722-4013, or visit www.starsandstripes2001.homestead.com.
honor WWII vets
Abilene -- More than 300 World War II re-enactors and veterans are expected to converge on Abilene for a celebration of U.S. veterans Friday through Sunday.
A battle re-enactment will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the fairgrounds. A patriotic parade will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, with Bill Millin of Scotland serving as parade marshal. Millin was a private in the 1st Commando Brigade and played his bagpipes at Sword Beach when soldiers began invading France on D-Day, which was June 6, 1944.
Battle re-enactments will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, with a 1940s-style USO Show and Fashion Show at 7 p.m.
For more information, call the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, (785) 263-1770.
features eclectic trio
The Embius Trio will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday outside the south entrance of Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
The Embius Trio plays in a style that incorporates jazz, hip-hop, blues, funk and Latin rhythms. Members of the group are Brian Baggett, guitar; Matt Miner, drums; and Ben Singer, organ.
The concert is free and open to the public.