June – September 2014

TECH N9NE @ RC McGraw's
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm
All the Hits Z963 and Hogan Entertainment present Kansas City’s own, Tech N9ne’s Independent Grind Tour at RC McGraw’s Thursday, June 26th! 
Tickets are $35 in advance at, RC McGraw’s and Stickels Cleaners. Tickets are $40 the day of the show.  Like the VIP treatment?  Get VIP tickets for only $55!  For more upcoming shows, like RC McGraw’s on Facebook or check out  


Purple Power Play @ City Park
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Purple Power Play returns to City Park Thursday, August 28th and Friday, August 29th, beginning at 6:00 pm both days!  Originally designed to welcome students and alumni to Downtown Manhattan prior to the first home Kansas State Wildcat football game, Purple Power Play has grown to be one of the best regional events in Northeast Kansas.  The festivities will take place in the north end of City Park near and around the Park Pavilion.  This year’s event, features a variety of live music, entertainment, food, games, a Jumbotron and Inflatable Carnival.  Kids of all ages can get their picture taken with Willie the Wildcat in the Park Pavilion beginning at 5:00 pm both evenings.  Nightly pep rallies will feature appearances by current K-State coaches, the Marching Bank, Cheerleaders and Classy Cats and Willie the Wildcat.  On Friday night, head into game day with the Pyrotechnic Fireworks extravaganza!  For more information, visit

Goo Goo Dolls w/ Daughtry @ Starlight Amphitheatre
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm
Goo Goo Dolls w/ Daughtry @ Starlight Amphitheatre | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Listen during the Retro Lunch Party weekdays at noon for your chance to win tickets!  

The Goo Goo Dolls have become one of the most globally respected and influential forces in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums since 1986. They have scored 14 Top 10 radio hits, including “Name,” “Slide,” and “Iris,” the latter spending nearly 12 straight months on the Billboard charts and holding the No. 1 position for 17 consecutive weeks.

Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, sold over 8 million albums and 18 million singles worldwide, and sold out concerts around the world. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet’s second consecutive No. 1 album. Daughtry’s third album, Break The Spell, was certified gold within four weeks of its release. Daughtry’s latest single “Waiting For Superman,” from the band’s new album Baptized, is Top 15 at AC.

Wildcat Week @ Sunset Zoo
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm

KSU faculty, staff and students receive half-price admission all week, August 31st – September 6th, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm,  Kick off the start of another Wildcat football season with a visit to see Manhattan’s real WILDcats!

Old Settlers’ Days @ Beecher Bible and Rifle Church
Aug 31 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am

Thee annual Celebration of “Old Settlers’ Days”, at the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church in Wabaunsee, will be held August 31st.  Day’s program begins with Church Service at 9:45 am; Potluck at noon; Program at 1:30 pm. Guest speaker, Ms. Susan Metzger.  Topic, “Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution; Organizational Influence in America”.  Information call 785-456-9591.

Beach Museum Conversation @ All Faiths Chapel
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Photographer Dawoud Bey and University of Chicago associate curator and director of education Hamza Walker will discuss the power of art, its potential as a means of social engagement, and special aspects of the aesthetic research carried out by artists in a conversation at 7:00 pm Thursday, September 4th, in All Faiths Chapel at Kansas State University.  A reception will precede the event at 5:30 pm at the university’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Grandparents & Enrichment Day @ Sunset Zoo
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Grandparents – and up to five of their grandchildren – visit the Zoo free on Sunday, September 7th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm courtesy of ESB Financial.  Tour the animal exhibits to see firsthand how keepers use enrichment to ensure the animal collection stays active and healthy.  Enjoy family-freindly activities Zoo wide including a Zoo scavenger hunt, performance by Mr. Stinky Feet (a.k.a. Jim Cosgrove) and live animal encounters with the Zoo’s eduction ambassadors.  Susie, the Zoo’s elderly chimpanzee female, celebrates 60 years in 2014! Join in wishing her a very special Happy Birthday throughout the day, including a birthday-cake-themed enrichment.  Be sure to check out Susie’s birthday list to donate a special gift to the entire Sunset chimpanzee troop.

Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner To Benefit The RCHS @ Pottorf Hall - Cico Park
Sep 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Riley County Humane Society will host the annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner on Sun., Sept. 7, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Pottorf Hall in Cico Park.

The event will feature an all-you-can-eat Italian dinner sponsored by Olive Garden. Dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, vegetarian meatballs, salad and bread sticks. Your all-you-can-eat plate ticket can be purchased at the door for $10, kids 10 and under for $5. Also at this year’s event will be a micro-chip, rabies vaccine and nail trimming clinic. Prices for the clinic are: micro-chip – $30, rabies vaccine $12 and nail trims $8.

“The Spay-ghetti and No Balls dinner is a fun opportunity for Riley County Humane Society and the community to come together to spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets,” said Felicia Benedetto, RCHS Fundraising Coordinator. “One the biggest goals at RCHS is to reduce the amount of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens born each year, and this can be accomplished by ensuring every pet is spayed or neutered.”

All proceeds from the event will go directly toward RCHS’s initiative to help spay and neuter pets in and around Riley County, Kansas.

For more information about the Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner and the Riley County Humane Society, please visit or e-mail

Day of Rememberance @ American Legion Post #17
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

American Legion Riders from Posts in the greater Manhattan and Junction City area are invited to participate in this Remembrance Ride honoring the American Legion’s contribution to children of America’s fallen servicemembers after 9/11.  Riders will start by participating at Fort Riley’s 9/11 ceremony then ride to Kansas State University for a complimentary lunch.  Lunch is a thank you to the American Legion for its continued support of the American Legion Legacy Scholarship program which help fund college educations for the sons and daughters of military members who lost their lives while serving since 9/11.  Those wanting to participate in the ride, sponsor the meal or contribute to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund, contact Lynda Bachelor, 785-532-7607 or

CASA Comedy Club @ Wareham Opera House
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The dinner show will begin at 5:30pm and will be catered by Cox Brothers. Tickets for the dinner show are $65. Tickets for just the early show and no dinner are $30 and doors open at 6:30pm. Late show tickets are $30 and doors open at 9:30pm with the show starting at 10pm.

Featured comedians are:

Karen Rontowski: As seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central and the Bob and Tom Radio Show.

Graig Murphy

Mark Pitta: As seen on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and Jay Leno, Comedy Central, Totally Hidden Video on Fox, and Friday Night Videos on NBC