Calendar

Apr
5
Wed
Head Start Recruiting @ Head Start
Apr 5 – May 31 all-day

USD 383 Head Start, which serves the Manhattan, Ogden, and Riley County School districts, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  Head Start is a free, federally funded preschool program that serves families with low income.  To apply, a child must be 3 years old by August 31st, 2017 but not yet kindergarten age eligible.  For more information, call 785-587-2045 or stop by Head Start at 1700 Leavenworth in Manhattan.

Apr
25
Tue
Heartland Support Group Meeting @ Community First National Bank
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm

Walking the Heartland Support Group Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at 5:00 pm at the Community First National Bank at 215 South Seth Child Road.  For more information, contact Curt Herrman at 410-4846 or mailme@curtherrman.com.

Resume Workshop For Teens @ Manhattan Public Library
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

From 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25th, at Manhattan Public Library, teens will learn to apply for summer jobs and volunteer positions.  The Manhattan Public Library is hosting a resume and interview workshop that will give tips about where to apply, how to present yourself, and how to create an excellent resume.  Teens are encouraged to dress for success and are asked to bring a flash drive along with a list of their previous work experience or extracurricular activities to the workshop.  Registration is required for this event.  All programs at the library are free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact the Manhattan Public Library at 629 Poyntz Avenue, 785-776-4741 ext. 403, or visit www.MHKLibrary.org.

Apr
27
Thu
Pig Out For Parkinson’s @ Cox Bros BBQ
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

The 7th Annual Pig Out For Parkinson’s benefiting the Meadowlark Parkinson’s program will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at Cox Bros BBQ.  Autographs & photos with Coach Bill Snyder (during lunch).  $2.00 Pork Sliders all day.  From 6 – 9 pm there will be a Hog Roast Buffet, Beer Garden, Country singer Bryton Stoll performing, Rock Steady Meadowlark Boxing demonstration.  Register to win an NFL Pro Bowl Jersey autographed by Jordy Nelson.  Raffle tickets are $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets.  Winner drawn at 8:50 pm.  Need not be present to win.

Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale @ First United Methodist Church
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Spring Concert for the Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale will be at 7:30 pm on April 27th at the First United Methodist Church, 629 Poyntz Avenue.  It will feature Nanie by Johannes Brahms and Mass in Time of War by Franz Joseph Haydn.  Admission is free, bot donations will be accepted at the door to offset the cost of the performance.

Apr
29
Sat
Walk To Cure Arthritis @ Sunset Zoo
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am

Join in for the Walk to Cure Arthritis!  This event will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 am at Sunset Zoo.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll amidst 200-plus animals at Sunset Zoo.  Fundraising prizes include suite tickets to a K-State football game, floor seats to see Alan Jackson at the Country Stampede, and more.  For more information go to www.WalkToCureArthritis.org/ManhattanKS

Apr
30
Sun
The Building of the Tuttle Creek Dam @ Manhattan Public Library
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

A free educational program,  The Building of the Tuttle Creek Dam, will be held on Sunday, April 30th, at 2:00 pm at the Manhattan Public Library.  This program will give a review of and the arguments pro and con for its building.  Slides will show the building of the Dam from beginning to the end.  Kevin Larson is a native Riley Countian, a fourth year generation resident.  He taught Social Studies at Riley County High School for over forty years.  This program is sponsored by Riley County Genealogical Society.  For more information call 785-565-6495 or http://www.rileycgs.com/  This is free and open to the public.

Hymn Festival @ First United Methodist Church
Apr 30 @ 3:30 pm

Noted church musician and composer, John Behnke will lead a Hymn Festival at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 30th at 3:30 pm.  The church is located at 612 Poyntz Avenue.  The theme of the event will be “From Ashes to Fire” and will explore Lenten, Easter, and Pentecost hymn arrangements by Dr. Behnke.  This is a free event.  The public is invited to attend.

May
6
Sat
Walk Kansas @ Johnson Cancer Research Center
May 6 @ 7:45 am

Walk Kansas, a statewide health initiative presented by K-State Research and Extension, will hold its second Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight and 1.5-mile fun walk Saturday, May 6th, to benefit the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University.  It is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program participants.  The event, which will include a 50-yard kids’ fun run, will take place outside the Johnson Research Center at Chalmers Hall on the university’s campus, 1711 Claflin Road.  Check-in will be at 7:45 to 8:45 am.  The 5K will start at 9:00 am and 1/5-mile fun walk will start a few minutes later.  Online registration is at runsignup.com/Race/KS/Manhattan/WalkKansas5K, or a brochure with registration form can be downloaded at cancer.k-state.edu/newsevents/WalkKansas5K.html, where route maps and parking information are also available.

May
10
Wed
Military Spouse Luncheon @ Beach Musuem of Art K-State Campus
May 10 @ 8:40 pm – 9:40 pm

The Institute for the Health & Security of Military Families at Kansas State University cordially invites you to the 2nd Annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10th, 12:00 to 1:30 in the afternoon at the Beach Museum of Art K-State Manhattan Campus.  Celebrate and enjoy a complimentary lunch.  Program will include a guest speaker and special military spouse recognition.  Limited seating available.  Please RSVP by April 30th: tinyurl.com/msaeo51017.