There will be a Free Skate Day on Monday, January 16th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Ice Rink in City Park. Admission and skate rental are free for the entire day.
The Manhattan Book Discussion Group and the VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Support Group will meet on Tuesday, January 17th at the Senior Center. The Book Group will meet at 1:00. The title this month is “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler. The VIP meeting will follow from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. This will be a planning meeting. They would like to know what topics would be of interest to those in our community dealing with vision loss. If you are unable to join, please call Kathy at 539-1973 with any suggestions you may have.
K-State Research and Extension will hold Gardening Education Events on Saturday, January 21st beginning at 9:00 am with Growing in Riley County. Herb Gardening will be at 10:00 am and Creating a Water Feature at 11:00 am. For more information contact Gregg Eyestone, Extension Agent at 785-537-6350.
MLK, Jr. Community Celebration will be held at the Manhattan Fire Station on Saturday, January 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Featuring the art and writing contest winners from local schools (Bluemont, Theodore Roosevelt, Manhattan Catholic School, Manhattan High School) music, fellowship, recognition of the annual Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Award winners, and speaker Zelia Wiley, interim provost for the diversity at K-State. The title of her talk is “2017”: Education, Diversity & Dr. King’s Dream.”
The Kansas State University/Manhattan Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a recital on Sunday, January 22nd, at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church. A wide variety of organ music will be performed and there is no admission charge.
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 to experts on Monday, January 23rd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library. 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.
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.
The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation is hosting Free Dental Services on January 27th-28th at the old Ray’s Apple Market. Doors Open at 4:30 am. Handicapped parking ONLY at this location. General parking at Manhattan Town Center Mall located at 100 Manhattan Town Center (3rd and Leavenworth). 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.
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 email@example.com or book online at www.riley.ksu.edu. Contact the Riley County Extension Office at 785-537-6350 with questions.
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.