Geary County Schools USD 475 will be hosting a festival celebrating ten years of orchestra in the schools on Saturday, April 22nd at Junction City Middle School. There will be a free concert at 3:00 pm at Junction City Middle School. This concert will include some string players from all three secondary schools: Fort Riley Middle School, Junction City Middle School and Junction City High School.
Echoes, the Enid Stover Poetry Recitation, will be held on Sunday, April 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Manhattan Public Library. Join to read or recite a poem you love. Refreshments will be provided.
Join The KMortar Board on Sunday, April 23rd, as they host a family-friendly 5K/2.5K run/walk benefiting Ethiopia Reads! The race will start at Bosco Plaza at 2:00 pm and will be officially timed by Manhattan Running Company using the ChronoTrack timing system. More info and registration is available at http://ksumobo.wixsite.com/thereadingrun/register. Proceeds benefit Ethiopia Reads, which promotes literacy through a variety of sustainable development projects. Participants are encouraged to bring new/gently used children’s books on race day to donate to Ethiopia Reads.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.