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Next Up: How To Celebrate International Moth Week

Great Plains Nature Center

Big news: It’s International Moth Week! This Friday night from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., the Great Plains Nature Center is celebrating with Moth Mania 2021. Bring a flashlight to check out the insect-attracting stations and other activities along the trails. Details are at gpnc.org.

A couple more outdoor events are coming up this week...

First, there’s more insect fun with Botanica’s Bugs, Books & Blooms. At 10:30 a.m. every Thursday through August — weather permitting — Botanica hosts a storytime in the gardens that highlights a critter from their new Big Bugs exhibit. You can learn more at botanica.org.

For a more hands-on activity, Downtown Wichita is holding a trash pick up this Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be assigned an area of downtown to de-litter. Donuts, water and supplies provided. Register online at downtownwichita.org/cleanup. Teens and kids can also participate with a parent or guardian present.

Now let’s head indoors for the 25th season of the Mid Kansas Jewish Federation Summer Film Series. It gets underway this Sunday at the Wichita Art Museum with a screening of the 2015 film Remember, starring Christopher Plummer.

And then, Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg plays at 2 p.m. the following Sunday, August 1. This film tells the story of Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer and star of The Goldbergs. After 17 years on the radio, the show became television’s first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949.

Capacity is limited for both films, so pre-registration is required. Go to wichitaartmuseum.org/events to find out more.

Jordan Kirtley is KMUW's Marketing Manager and the host of Next Up, a local events commentary. More casually she is known as KMUW’s “in-house artist,” having designed the many facets of KMUW’s visual identity.