Wamego Fire Department Open House @ Wamego Fire Department
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Wamego Fire Department will hold an Open House on Sunday, October 4th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  Celebrating the rich heritage of the Wamego Fire Department.  They will have a Smoke Trailer; Fire Truck Rides & Try on Fire Gear; Spray Water to “put out the fire”; Fire Department History Display; Live Farm Equipment Extraction Demo; Door Prizes; Meet Smokey Bear.  Enjoy the fun, learn about fire safety and meet the Wamego Firemen!

Arts in the Park @ City Park
Oct 4 @ 3:00 pm

Cap the Arts in the Park season with an afternoon of music in City Park, Sunday, October 4th.  Kick off with Kansas Celts at 3:00 pm and stay through Cherokee Maidens and Sycamore Swing at 6:00 pm.

Fried Chicken & Ham Supper @ St Luke Lutheran Church
Oct 4 @ 4:30 pm

St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton will have a Fried Chicken & Ham Supper on Sunday, October 4th beginning at 4:30 pm.  It will include all the fixings: mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads, coleslaw, homemade breads, pies & desserts.  (Carry outs available) Adults: $8.00/ Children (ages 5-12): $3.00; (ages 4 and under: FREE).  They will also have a bazaar of homemade goodies and crafts.

Hospice Volunteer Training @ Homecare & Hospice
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm

Homecare & Hospice, the local non-profit organization in Manhattan, has set its fall Hospice Volunteer Training schedule.  The training will begin on Tuesday, October 6th and will consist of four weekly sessions with the training ending on Tuesday, October 27th.  Each session is led by a different member of the Homecare & Hospice team.  Soon-to-be volunteers will learn about a holistic approach to hospice care from the organization’s Volunteer Coordinator, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Hospice Medical Director, Chaplain, Social Worker and a panel of current Hospice Volunteers.  On the last day of training individuals will receive certifications of the hospice training.  All sessions will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the conference room at the Homecare & Hospice office.  The training is free and open to the public.  For more information call 785-537-0688 or 800-748-7474 or email

Douglas Lecture Series @ K-State Student Union
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm

Two individuals known for influencing public policy will be the speakers for the fall 2015 Lou Douglas Lecture Series on Public Issues at Kansas State University.  Thomas Frank, reporter and founding editor of the The Baffler, will present, “Snoozing through the Liberal Hour” at 7 pm, Tuesday, October 6th, in the K-State Student Union’s Main Ballroom; and Duane Goosen, senior fellow with the Kansas Center for Economic Growth, will present “Restoring Kansas Values to the Kansas Budget: at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 3rd in the Forum Hall in the Union.  Both lectures are free to the public.

MHS Football Annual Barbecue @ Bishop Stadium
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

The Manhattan High School Parents group is hosting its annual BBQ fundraiser during the Silver Trophy Game against Junction City on Friday, October 9th, at Bishop Stadium starting at 6:00 pm.  Game time is 7:00 pm. This is the Silver Trophy Game and Lew Lane Field Dedication at halftime.

Star Wars Reads Day @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The force is strong in Manhattan, Kansas! On Saturday, October 10th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Manhattan Public Library will celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with an Empire-sized party for all ages.  The party begins at 11:00 am in the auditorium with crafts and activities including Star Wars Trivia, a Yoda ears creation station, and selfie photo booths with costumed characters.  Dress as your favorite character and make sure you enter the selfie contest by tagging the library@ManhattanPL for a chance to win Star Wars prizes.  There will be a Yoda Impersonation Contest at 12:30.  Prizes will be awarded to the best impersonators in the kid, teen, and adult categories.  At 1:00 pm, it’s the Star Wars Spoofs screening.  At 1:30 pm, get your popcorn and Yoda soda, then settle in for a screening of the movie that started it all.  For more information call 785-776-4741 or visit

Manhattan Fire Department Open House @ Fire Station
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the MFD family for the annual department open house from noon to 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 11th at the Headquarters Fire Station.  Rides, fire hoses and demonstrations are just a few of the activities.

48-4H 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun-Run @ CiCo Park
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm

A 48-4H 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun-Run will be held on Sunday, October 11th at CiCo Park at 2:00 pm.  Sign-in from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Clover Room in Pottorf Hall.  Pre-registration by September 29th. For more information contact Katie Messeria at or JohnJobe at Pre- register online at or contact the Riley County Extension Office.

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.