The Riley County Historical Museum will celebrate its 100th anniversary Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 pm at Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park. After a short program the centennial will be celebrated with birthday cake and prizes. The birthday party is free and everyone is invited to attend.
The Riley County Senior Center will hold a Fall Indoor Sale on Friday, October 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday, October 8th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. They always have great bargains. They will take your gently used items up through October 5th. They don’t accept clothing, exercise equipment, computers, televisions, or guns. Support the Center with your donations or your purchase. This is one of their major fundraisers; all proceeds support the Center’s programs/activities.
The 19th Annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, October 7th with a Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm at Colbert Hills Golf Course. This annual golf tournament honors Rob Regier, a K-State grad in pre-dentistry who died of cancer at age 26. It is hosted by Rob’s parents Les & Sandy Regier, and his brother and sister-in-law, Randy & Juli Regier. It’s a 4-person scramble and includes prizes and inneer. Started in 1998 in Kansas City by some of Rob’s Sig Ep fraternity brothers, the tournament is now held in Manhattan.
Local Masons are hosting a free cancer screening on Saturday, October 8th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Public Health Department in Marysville. It is one of 26 free cancer screenings the Kansas Masonic Foundation is sponsoring across the region in 2016. The event will include skin, prostate screenings as well as bone density tests and facial sun damage assessments. For more information contact Kevin Throm at 785-713-1512 or email@example.com.
RCGS researchers have looked into the distant past of a Manhattanite’s family. Jay Nelson’s genealogical past will be featured. Come hear the fascinating story that can be traced back to the 1500’s — including a Dutch grain merchant, a foster family, and other colorful characters. This event will be held at the Manhattan Public Library on Sunday, October 9th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. This presentation is free and open to the public.
An Alzheimer’s Support Group for Caregivers will be held on Monday, October 10th from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the Senior Center. This is for caregivers to share and connect with others who have the same kinds of struggles as you. While sign-up is not required it helps with planning so please let them know if you will attend by calling 537-4040 before Friday, October 7th.
The Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs Office mobile office will be setting at DD’s Handi Korner in Westmoreland on Thursday, October 13th from 9:45 am to 3:00 pm.
An Operations Santa Claus Golf Tournament will be held of Friday, October 14th at Stagg Hill Golf Club. This is a 4 Person Scramble with registration at 11:00 am and a Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm. $55 with a toy donation valued at/or greater than $20 or $75 without a toy donation. $20 is donated directly to Operation Santa Claus. Entry Fee includes Green Fee, Golf Cart, and BBQ Dinner. Register at the Golf Shop at 785-539-1041. Same day registration is available.
In observance of Fire Prevention Week, the Manhattan Fire Department will host its annual Open House from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sunday, October 16th at Headquarters Fire Station. Visit the fire station, ride Old Engine 1 and visit with Frankie the Fireman. Kids and families will learn about fire safety, be able to practice their fire escape plan in the fire safety house, and see a real fire hose in action.
Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Annual Soup Supper on Thursday, October 27th starting at 5:30 pm. Taste a variety of delicious soups donated by local restaurants. Bread and dessert will also be served. The Manhattan High School POPS Choir will entertain at 6:00 pm. Tickets for the Soup Supper are $7 in advance and $8 at the door. Tickets go on sale on Monday, October 3rd.