Everybody Counts @ Douglass Community Center
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Everybody Counts, a grassroots community effort organized in January 2014 in response to a report to the USD 383 Board of Education that over 250 students were self-reporting to be experiencing homelessness in our schools, is hosting its sixth community event on Saturday, August 5th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Douglass Community Center.  Nearly 30 community social service agencies and community-based organizations will sit up booths in the grassy area west of the Douglass Center Annex to share information about the services they provide, to coordinate services with other agencies, and to educate the public about the community’s social services resources and needs.  For more information, visit us on Facebook at Everybody Counts – Manhattan or send an email to

Free Cancer Screenings @ Dwight Library & Community Center
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Local Masons are hosting free cancer screenings during Dwight’s Summerfest on Saturday, August 5th.  It will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Dwight Library & Community Center.  The event is open to the public and will include free skin and prostrate cancer screenings, colon cancer home screening kits as well as BMI tests and facial sun damage assessments.  Diagnostic Imaging Center mammography services will also be available at the event.  Cost of a mammogram is covered for those who quality through the Early Detection Works program or have insurance coverage.  Otherwise, a fee may apply.  Participants can call 913-344-9989 to learn more or to pre-schedule a mammogram for August 5th.

Manhattan AGLOW Lighthouse @ The House of Prayer
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am

Manhattan AGLOW Lighthouse welcomes you to the Saturday, August 5th, meeting with Steve and Sandy Kesler.  Refreshments 9:30 am.  Speaker 10:00 am.  This event will be at The House of Prayer, 328 Poyntz Avenue.

Back To School Block Party @ Heritage Square
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The doctors at Flint Hills Family Chiropractic are hosting the first annual Back to School Block Party, this Saturday, August 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the parking lot at Heritage Square, 8200 Sourthport Drive. This event will feature free backpack and scoliosis checks for school-aged kids, free food (hot dogs and varsity donuts), kids bounce house, The Manhattan Fire Department, music, games and fun for the whole family.  They will address backpack safety, an overlooked health issue for school-aged children.  This exciting event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan to help them achieve their goal of collecting sufficient school supplies for children in their programs who are in need.  Drop school supplies off at 8200 Southport Dr, Suite 106 or at the Back to School Block Party.  For more information call