K-State Homecoming Parade @ Downtown Manhattan & Aggieville
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm

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 or 785-532-5056.

Opportunities Fair @ Manhattan Christian College
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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 for more information.

Cold War Lecture @ KSU Alumi Center
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Military Lecture Series @ Kansas State Alumni Center
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 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.

Domestic Violence Discussion @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Book Discussion @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm

The Manhattan Public Library will hold a book discussion on Thursday, October 22nd, at 7:00 pm.  The book for discussion will be The Lost Art of Dress.  The discussion will be led by author Linda Przybyszewski, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

10th Annual Theology Conference @ Manhattan Christian College
Oct 23 – Oct 24 all-day

The 10th Annual Theology Conference will be held at the Manhattan Christian College on October 23rd & 24th.  Whither Bloweth the Spirit? Studies in the Holy Spirit.  Details and registration:

Spooktacular at Sunset Zoo @ Sunset Zoo
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm

Trick-or-treat among the animals by visiting the candy trails throughout Sunset Zoo from noon to 4:30 pm, Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th.  Wear your costumes and support local businesses and nonprofits.

Sausage Supper @ Parish Hall
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Paxico Sacred Heart Parish will have a home smoked German Sausage Supper on Sunday, October 25th with buffet style serving from 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm.  Adults – $12.00; Ages 4 thru 12 – $4.00; Ages under 4 – Free.  Mass 10:30 am. Bingo/Games/Raffles/Silent Auction.  Parish Hall – Newbury, KS.  Located 1 1/2 miles north of Paxico.

Ghost Tours @ Artillery Parade Field
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:40 pm

The Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley, of HASFR, offers annual Ghost Tours October 25th between 4 and 7:40 pm.  Tours depart from the Artillery Parade Field and are free and open to the public. Costumed storytellers will guide visitors around historic main post while narrating iconic classics like The Lady in Chains and The Custer House Teddy Bear Ghost, as well as stories from the most recent 2014 Ghost book.  Visitors without a Department of Defense ID card are reminded to enter Fort Riley through the Henry Gate and get a pass at the visitor center.  For details call 785-239-2982 or visit and click on the yellow “Accessing Fort Riley” button.