October – November 2014

Bewitching in Westloop @ Westloop Shopping Center
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Westloop Shopping Center will present the annual “Bewitching in Westloop” treat trail. This year’s event will be held from 4:00 – 6:30 pm on October 31st.  All young people are invited to attend.

Boo Party @ Manhattan Town Center
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Manhattan Town Center’s annual Boo Party invites kids twelve and under to trick-or-treat at participating stores from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, October 31st.  Don’t forget to take a can of food for the Flint Hills Breadbasket and receive a FREE trick or treat bag.  Limit one bag per child while supplies last at the Customer Service Center.

Trick or Treating in Junction City
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Friday, October 31st, Halloween activities for Trick or Treating in Junction City will be from 6 to 8 pm.  At 8 pm the “Witches Wail” (Storm Sirens) will be activated to signal the end of Trick or Treating.  Extra Police will be out in force monitoring the City throughout the evening many in unmarked Police cars. Parents are reminded to accompany their children during Trick or Treating activities and to carefully inspect all candies received before consumption.  Children should wear loose light colored clothing, and carry flashlights with them to illuminate their paths.  Should any issues arise, please do not hesitate to call the Junction City Police Department on 911 or 785-762-5912.  Let’s makes this a “Kid Safe” year for our children.

USD 384 Board Meetings @ McCormick Elementary School
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

USD 384 will be holding two meetings with patrons for the purpose of information sharing on the proposed board resolution to increase the current LOB from 30 to 33% starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The first meeting will be Monday, November 3rd at McCormick Elementary School at 7:00 pm and the second on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm in the BVHS Cafeteria.

Election Day Turkey Dinner @ Westmoreland United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Westmoreland United Methodist Church Election DayTurkey Dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 4th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.  Adults: $8.00; Under 13: $4.00.  For Delivery or Carry-out call 785-457-3491.

Soup Luncheon @ Blue Valley Methodist Church
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church, 835 Church Avenue, will hold their annual soup luncheon on Wednesday, November 5th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, in Page Hall.  Vegetable beef soup and chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, sloppy joes, and pie will be served.  Hamballs and baked goods will also be for sale.

Big Blue River Flood Mitigation Open House @ Manhattan Fire Station
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Manhattan, Riley County, and Pottawatomie County officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host the Big Blue River Flood Mitigation Open House from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Wednesday, November 5th , at the Manhattan Fire Station Headquarters.  The open house is part of the Big Blue River Silver Jacket Project to research and develop a management plan to lessen the flood risks for property owners, residents and business owners along the Big Blue River.  For more information please visit, or follow Know Your Flood Risk MHK on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date on the Big Blue River Project.

Veteran’s Day Forum @ Wareham Opera House
Nov 11 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am

A Veteran’s Day Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 4:00 pm at the Wareham Opera House, 410 Poyntz Avenue.  A panel discussion featuring veterans of the war in Vietnam.  Everyone is welcome.  The forum will be broadcast on KMAN 1350.

Veteran’s Day Parade
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

The Veteran’s Day Parade will be held on Tuesday, November 11th at 9:30 am along Poyntz Avenue from 3rd Street to 14th Street.  The library will give away copies of “The Things They Carried” during the parade.  Make sure to visit the library in November to sign a postcard thanking deployed soldiers for their service.

Books and Brew @ Little Apple Brewery
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Books and Brew will be held on Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 pm .  Join librarians at the Little Apple Brewery for an evening of discussion and camaraderie.  Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  Make sure to call the library or visit their website to reserve a place at the table for the event.  Spots are limited!