Pawnee Mental Health Meeting @ Pawnee Mental Health
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm

The next meeting of the Pawnee Mental Health Services’ Board of Directors will be on Tuesday, January 24th at 4:00 pm, in the Conference Room of Pawnee’s Clay Center office.  The meeting is open to the public.

Coffee Shop Agronomy @ Nelson's Landing
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cover Crop Impact on Subsequent Crop Yields will be the discussion topic at the January 26th Coffee Shop Agronomy meeting, scheduled for 10:30 am to noon at Nelson’s Landing.  DeAnn Presley, K-State Research and Extension soil and water conservation specialist, will be the featured speaker.  Reservations are requested by noon the day before each meeting.  Contact Greg McClure at the Riley County Extension Office, 785-537-6350 for more information.

Gardening Education @ Nelson's Landing
Jan 26 @ 4:34 pm – 5:34 pm

K-State Research and Extension will have a Gardening Education Event Totally Tomatoes on January 26th from 10:30 am to noon at Nelson’s Landing.  For more information contact Gregg Eyestone, Extension Agent at 785-537-6350.

Free Dental Services @ National Guard Armory
Jan 27 @ 5:30 am

The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation is hosting Free Dental Services on January 27th-28th at the National Guard Armory, 721 Levee Drive.  Doors open at 5:30 am.  No appointments – First come, First Served.  Children and Adults.  Patient information: Continue taking any prescription medications as directed and bring them along so a dose is not missed.  Bring a list of current medications, allergies, and health condition.  No eligibility, income, or residency requirements needed.  Services include cleanings, fillings, and extractions…NO dentures.  Nearly 700 patients will be treated each day so be prepared to wait several hours.  Biscuits and gravy for breakfast and a sandwich for lunch will be provided at no charge.  Bring snacks and water.

Health Insurance Event @ UFM Learning Center
Jan 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

People seeking help selecting a health insurance plan for 2017 or wanting to know whether they would qualify for a health insurance tax exemption have an opportunity to talk with experts 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday, January 30th at the UFM Community Learning Center.  There is no cost to attend this event, but people should call the Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-2703 to schedule an appointment.

RCLA Annual Meeting @ Pottorf Hall
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm

The Riley County Livestock Association will hold its Annual Meeting at 6:30 pm on Monday, January 30th at Pottorf Hall.  The schedule for the evening includes a 10-ounce ribeye steak dinner, election of three RCLA directors, and a legislative report by Mike Beam of the Kansas Livestock Association.  The program will be provided by Ron Trewyn, NBAF Facilities Liasion for Kansas State University.  His program is titled, “National Bio Agro-defense Facility: Confronting Global Infectious Disease Threats.”  Reservations to attend the RCLA Annual Meeting are needed by January 23rd.  The $15 charge includes both the steak dinner and membership in the Riley County Association.  Call the Riley County Extension Office at 785-537-6350 to make reservations, or register at

Free Tax Preparation @ Manhattan Public Library
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Manhattan Public Library, Computer Lab will hold a Free Tax Preparation beginning February 1st.  Hours will be Tuesdays, 10 am – 3 pm; Wednesdays and Thursdays 1 – 8 pm with extended hours February 1st – 17th.  The site prepares simple IRS 1040 tax returns and Kansas returns.  They cannot itemize returns or prepare returns for members of the military, international students or state other than Kansas.  Maximum household income: $54,000.  To set up an appointment beginning January 20th, call 565-6426 or email or book online at  Contact the Riley County Extension Office at 785-537-6350 with questions.

Fairy Godmother Celebration @ Holiday Inn
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s Manhattan Fairy Godmothers’ Annual Celebration and Auction revolves around the theme “Experience This….”.  Items for the auction will be baskets and containers filled with various products, food and drink, get aways and experiences lucky ladies may be able to take home.  This celebration will be Tuesday, February 7th beginning at 5:00 pm in the Holiday Inn at the Campus.  The evening begins with a social hour followed by dinner, remarks from outgoing president, Linda Puntney, the silent auction and bake walk.  To RSVP for the 10th Annual Celebration and Auction, please call the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation at 785-587-8995, or stop by the office at 555 Poyntz Avenue, Suite 269.  The cost of the event is $20 per person and in required no later than January 31st.

Coffee Shop Agronomy @ Nelson's Landing
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Kraig Roozeboom will discuss crop rotations at the Coffee Shop Agronomy meeting to be held on Thursday, February 9th at Nelson’s Landing.  Reservations are requested by noon the day before the meeting.  Contact Greg McClure at the Riley County Extension Office, 785-537-6350 for more information.

Campus Mobile Food Pantry @ Chester E Peters Recreation Complex
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm

Campus Mobile Food Pantry will have fresh produce at no cost in Parking Lot C-1 of the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex on February 10th, March 10th and April 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm while supplies last.  Open to all K-State and Manhattan community members.  Questions? Contact HandsOn Kansas State at 785-532-3670 or via email at