Homecare & Hospice, the local non-profit organization in Manhattan, has set its fall Hospice Volunteer Training schedule. The training will begin on Tuesday, October 6th and will consist of four weekly sessions with the training ending on Tuesday, October 27th. Each session is led by a different member of the Homecare & Hospice team. Soon-to-be volunteers will learn about a holistic approach to hospice care from the organization’s Volunteer Coordinator, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Hospice Medical Director, Chaplain, Social Worker and a panel of current Hospice Volunteers. On the last day of training individuals will receive certifications of the hospice training. All sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the conference room at the Homecare & Hospice office. The training is free and open to the public. For more information call 785-537-0688 or 800-748-7474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Manhattan High School Parents group is hosting its annual BBQ fundraiser during the Silver Trophy Game against Junction City on Friday, October 9th, at Bishop Stadium starting at 6:00 pm. Game time is 7:00 pm. This is the Silver Trophy Game and Lew Lane Field Dedication at halftime.
The force is strong in Manhattan, Kansas! On Saturday, October 10th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Manhattan Public Library will celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with an Empire-sized party for all ages. The party begins at 11:00 am in the auditorium with crafts and activities including Star Wars Trivia, a Yoda ears creation station, and selfie photo booths with costumed characters. Dress as your favorite character and make sure you enter the selfie contest by tagging the library@ManhattanPL for a chance to win Star Wars prizes. There will be a Yoda Impersonation Contest at 12:30. Prizes will be awarded to the best impersonators in the kid, teen, and adult categories. At 1:00 pm, it’s the Star Wars Spoofs screening. At 1:30 pm, get your popcorn and Yoda soda, then settle in for a screening of the movie that started it all. For more information call 785-776-4741 or visit www.MHKLibrary.org.
Join the MFD family for the annual department open house from noon to 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 11th at the Headquarters Fire Station. Rides, fire hoses and demonstrations are just a few of the activities.
A 48-4H 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun-Run will be held on Sunday, October 11th at CiCo Park at 2:00 pm. Sign-in from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Clover Room in Pottorf Hall. Pre-registration by September 29th. For more information contact Katie Messeria at email@example.com or JohnJobe at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre- register online at www.riley.ksu.edu or contact the Riley County Extension Office.
The 2015 homecoming parade will start at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 16th. The K-State Alumni Association encourages all campus groups to participate in the parade. This year’s homecoming theme is “A Century of Coming Home” to mark K-State’s 100th homecoming celebration. The parade will feature floats depicting throwbacks to some of K-State’s history and several of K-State’s former homecoming queens. Prior to the parade, the alumni association will host trick-or-treating in Aggieville. A pep rally will follow the parade at approximately 6:30 pm at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park. To participate groups must register by 5:00 pm on October 8th. For more information contact Amanda Lee at email@example.com or 785-532-5056.
Manhattan Christian College will hold an Opportunities Fair on Tuesday, October 20th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you are looking for interns, graduate students, or to fill full-time positions be sure to be there. Go to www.mccks.edu/opportunities-fair for more information.
You are invited to attend a lecture about the Cold War by nationally acclaimed expert Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of the famous U2 spy plane pilot. Mr. Powers will talk about the Cold War, the proposed Open Skies Policy of 1955, the creation of the U-2 program, and his father’s shoot down, imprisonment and exchange. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at the KSU Alumni Center. Book Sale and Signing- 4:00 to 5:00 pm; Lecture- 5:00 to 6:00 pm; Meet & Greet Wine and Cheese – 6:00 to 7:00 pm.
The Political Diplomatic & Military Lecture Series Presents Francis Gary Powers, Jr on Wednesday, October 21st at the Kansas State University Alumni Center. “Bridge of Spies” is a drama set in the midst of the cold war chronicling the 1960 shoot down of the U-2 piloted by Gary Powers. F. Gary Powers, Jr. served as a technical consultant for the film. 4 – 5 pm – Book Sale & Signing; 5 – 6 pm – Lecture and 6 – 7 pm – Meet & Greet Wine and Cheese Reception. This is a free event, but tickets are required, contact Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce to pick up your tickets.
Please join members of the Riley County Domestic Violence Task Force in a discussion of Domestic Violence in our community on Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium at the Manhattan Public Library.