April 2014 – February 2015

Spring Music Festival @ Manhattan Town Center
Apr 15 @ 1:30 pm – May 7 @ 2:30 pm
Spring Music Festival @ Manhattan Town Center
Apr 22 @ 1:30 pm – May 14 @ 2:30 pm
St. Xavier Alumni Game presented by The Pampered Pet @ St. Xavier Catholic School
Dec 17 @ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
The Pampered Pet presents the St. Xavier High School Alumni Game!
December 20, 2014 7:00 PM

Help them to raise $50,000 by March 1st to keep the school open!

  • Chili Feed at 6:00 PM
  • Former coaches, priests, & players will be there
  • Auction and raffles during the game
  • Game starts at 7:30 PM
Women Involved In Agriculture @ Riley County Public Works Facility
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm

Space is still available for women to enroll in the Women Involved in Agriculture series of educational meetings that will begin on Tuesday, February 3rd, in Manhattan.  Space is limited to 25 participants, so women are encouraged to sign up soon.  However, enrollment will remain open until February 2nd if the course doesn’t reach capacity sooner.  Women Involved in Agriculture is a six-session course, with meetings held each Tuesday through March 10th.  The series is for women in agriculture with a passion for business management.  Farm owners, spouses, or women involved in any sector of agriculture are invited to participate.  The cost is $75 per person.  Supper and materials are included in the registration fee.  Session date and topics are: February 3rd – True Colors (personality profile);   February 10th – Understanding Financial Statements and FSA Programs;  February 17th – Marketing;  February 24th – Learning to use Quicken 2014;  March 3rd – Kansas Lease Law & Determining Equitable Leases;  March 10th – Estate Planning & Family Dynamics/Communication.  Each meeting is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm and adjourn at 8:00 pm.  Reservations can be made online at  Or call 785-537-6350 or email

Crafty Seniors Craft Show @ Manhattan Town Center
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Crafty Seniors Craft Show returns to Manhattan Town Center’s Picnic Place, Thursday, February 5th through Saturday, February 7th.  Area senior citizens will offer a variety of unique handmade items such as blankets, potholders, hand towels and much more.

53rd Annual Sertoma Pancake and Ground Hog Feed @ Pottorf Hall - Cico Park
Feb 7 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Special Speaker Amber Sloan @ Living Word Church
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Amber Sloan will be the featured speaker at the Living Word Church, 2711 Amherst Ave (Off Seth Child Rd) Use North door, on Saturday, February 7th.  9:30 am fellowship & food; 10:00 am meeting.

Community Fair @ Manhattan Town Center
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Manhattan Town Center will host the 2015 Community Fair on Saturday, February 7th from 10 am – 3 pm.  It is an opportunity for educational and non-profit organizations to raise awareness and to conduct educational and fund-raising activities.  Such organizations as Everybody Counts, Konza Way, Pawnee Mental Health, Flint Hills Discovery Center and many more will have booths located throughout the mall.  Learn about the services, outreach programs and volunteer opportunities provided by these great organizations.

Speak Up For Fort Riley @ Geary County Convention Center
Feb 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

A very important date for our community and region is quickly approaching, the Speak Up for Fort Riley Army Listening Session.  On Monday, February 9th, a delegation from the Department of the Army in the Pentagon will be visiting Fort Riley and our region to evaluate possible impacts of Army reductions on Fort Riley and the region.  This forum, beginning at 3:30 pm at the Geary County Convention Center in Junction City, will involve both scheduled speakers and a community comment session.  The goal is not to stress the negative impacts of a reduced military in our region, but to stress all of the positives of having Fort Riley as an integral part of this region’s fabric, and how the fort, its troops, and employees are vital to the security of this nation as well as the quality of life in the Flint Hills.  The goal is to “pack the house” with business and community members.  This is the opportunity to show show much we care – and numbers do count.  They will be “counting noses” so please encourage your business colleagues, family, friends, and neighbors to join us in showing why our region is an amazing place to live and work.

Pottawatomie Blood Drive @ Wamego Schools
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Pottawatomie County will have a Red Cross Blood Drive in Wamego on Tuesday, February 10th at West Elementary School, 1911 6th Street from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.  At Central Elementary School, 7th & Poplar, from 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.  and at Mount Calvary Lutheran, 17535 Say Road from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information.  All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.