Schowalter Villa Events

This page is your one-stop shop to read up on all that is happening at the Bluestem community of Schowalter Villa in Hesston, KS.

Bluestem Gala

The Bluestem Gala is our annual gala event to benefit the residents and participants of Bluestem Communities. We hope you join us for this community event as we gather in support and to celebrate the mission of Bluestem Communities. This year’s gala will feature entertainment along with the opportunity to win one of two trips through a raffle held the evening of the event.  It’s a night you won’t want to miss!

Can't attend but would like to purchase raffle tickets? Please fill out the form below and select the amount of tickets you would like. Tickets are $50 / each. Trip details are available here

For more information, contact the Fund Advancement Office at 316-836-4879 or 620-327-3413.

WHEN: November 1, 2018
WHERE: Meridian Center – Newton, Kansas
Register for this event!

Innovations in Living with Dementia Community Forum

Bluestem Communities’ annual community dementia forum, features interactive booths, an engaging speaker and a question and answer session.

WHEN: July 2019
WHERE: Hesston Mennonite Church, 303 S. Main St. in Hesston

Music & More

Join us for live music, dessert and ice cream by donation.

WHEN: June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16 at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Water’s Edge, 701 S. Main in Hesston

Simply Homemade

Water's Edge is excited to announce the renaming of Heritage Cooking School. Our cooking demonstrations will now be known as Simply Homemade! To kick off this new era, we will be hosting a special fall lunch and demonstration at Water's Edge. You'll enjoy lunch, dessert and a cooking demonstration by Chef Tom Basore all for just $10. You will also gain some insight into what Simply Homemade may look like in the future.

Lunch Menu

  • Lemon Glazed Salmon on Garden Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
  • Colorado Peach Swedish Pancake
WHEN: October 23, 2018 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
WHERE: Water's Edge
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Villa Days / Home Sweet Hesston

In 2018, Villa Days will be held Sept. 26-29 in conjunction with Home Sweet Hesston. This community-wide homecoming event is a celebration of Hesston and the people who call it home. Designated events throughout the weekend will benefit Schowalter Villa’s Good Samaritan Caring Fund. For more details about the event download the pdf

WHEN: September 26-29, 2018
WHERE: Hesston, KS