Riley County Genealogical Society “DNA Test Results – What now?” This event will be held on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 pm at the Manhattan Public Library Auditorium. Presented by Jill Meyers Frese – Local Genealogist with experience of over 35 years. DNA testing has become a popular tool for genealogist looking for additional information on your family roots. The different tests (FTDNA, Ancestry, 23andme) will be discussed and what do you do with this information after you get your results and how they are significant to your genealogy. This program is free and open to the public.
Join the Community Conversation Affordable Housing Action Group Meeting on Sunday, February 19th at 3:00 pm at Arrow Coffee (Lounge), 1800 Claflin Road, Manhattan.
The Visually Impaired Persons (VIP) Support Group invites you to join them at their meeting on Tuesday, February 21st at 2:00 pm at the Riley County Senior Center to learn about the Telecommunication Access Program (TAP). Kansas TAP is an equipment distribution program. The purpose of the program is to provide specialized telephones and other telecommunication devices to Kansans with disabilities who can not use traditional phones. Nancy Stork from ATK (Assistive Technology for Kansans) will talk about the program and will have hands-on demonstrations of some of these devices. For more information, please contact Nancy Stork at 1-800-526-9731 or Kathy at 539-1973.
Dealing With Herbicide Resistant Weeds will be the topic at the February 23rd Coffee Shop Agronomy meeting, scheduled for 10:30 am to noon at Nelson’s Landing in Leonardville. K-State weed scientist Dallas Peterson will be the featured speaker. Peterson has a PhD in Weed Science from North Dakota State University and served as the Extension Weed Specialist from 1987 through 1989. He returned to Kansas State University in 1989 and has served as the Extension Weed Specialist at Kansas State since that time. Peterson is a past-president of the Weed Science Society of America. Reservations to attend the workshop are requested by noon on February 22nd. Register online at www.riley.ksu.edu or contact Greg McClure at the Riley County Extension Office 785-537-6350 for more information.
Find bargains on thousands of hardbacks, paperbacks, cookbooks, DVDs, audiobooks, and more at the Manhattan Public Library on Friday, February 24th from 5:30-7:30 pm; Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, February 26th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Open to the public.
The first Kansas Legislative Coffee for 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 25th, at the Zoo Educational Center at 7:30 am. There will be coffee and some assorted rolls. This event is free and open to the public.
MLK, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton on Monday, February 25th starting at 9:00 am. The lecture will be by Featuring Gretchen Cassel Eick, civil rights activist and author of “Dissent in Wichita: the Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-72.” The lecture is free, but if eating, the breakfast buffet cost app. $11.
You’re invited to attend the Groundbreaking for Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 at 1026 Yuma Street. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 22nd.
Are you a high schooler living in Riley County that has an idea for a new product or service? Do you have a concept that could lead to a future business? Youth entrepreneurs are invited to participate as individuals or in teams to compete in the 2017 Riley County Youth Entrepreneur Fair on Wednesday, March 14th, 9:30-Noon at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park. Top products, concepts, and ideas will be awarded CASH PRIZES for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers based on: Business Plan; Two-minute Elevator Speech; 5-6 Minute Tradeshow Presentation. Contact John Jobe or Jennifer Wilson at the Riley County Extension Office for further details about this amazing opportunity. 110 Courthouse Plaza, Room B220 – 785-537-6350.
The 3rd Annual Wildcat Warrior 5K will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at the General Richard B Myers Hall, Kansas State University. Registration: 8:00 am. 5K Start: 9:00 am. Fun Run Start: 10:00 am. $30 – 5K/ghost Runners; $25 — Per Team Participant (4 runners per team); $15 — Fun Run (1 Mile). For more information go to http://manhattanrunnigco.com/event/wildcat-warrior-5k-2/. Register by April 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt. All proceeds from the Wildcat Warrior 5K will go to improving the William Grimm Memorial.