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Elev. 1080'. Located in the Central Region of the state, in Lyon County. On the border of Osage County. The town is near the NW tip of Melvern Lake on state Rt. 170. Reading is a pleasant little village of 247 inhabitants, (down from 715 in 1880). This community is located on rolling prairie, 15 mi. northeast of Emporia and 14 mi. southwest of Osage City, on the A., T. & S. Fe Railway, and 2 mi. south of the Marais des Cygnes River. It was an important local stop for the railroad.

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07/04 Coming to The area
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.

Kansas State Fair Hutchinson KS September6-15 Each year, over 400,000 visitors flock to the Kansas State Fair to visit a wide array of exhibits, partake in fabulous Fair food, and see the amazing butter sculpture.
Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.