Discovering the Last Dance: Several additional opportunities are available to visit a greater prairie-chicken booming ground. This time, FHDC staff will accompany you on a trip and provide all the insight you need! This unique experience is limited to five participants per session. Sessions are offered on Saturday, March 28th; Saturday, April 11th; and Sunday, April 12th, all from 5:00 – 10:30am. These events are open to both members and non-members and more information can be found at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785-587-2726.
The 1st Annual Run for the Red 5K Race will be held on Sunday, March 29th on the Kansas State University campus, benefiting the American Red Cross. Register and receive a t-shirt, prizes for First and Second place winners for both men and women in respective age groups. To register, visit: https//runsignup.com/Race/KS/Manhattan/RunfortheRed5K.
On Sunday, March 29th, the League is sponsoring a forum for USD 378 School Board candidates (Riley, KS). It will be held in the south gymnasium at Riley County High School. The forum will begin at 2:00 pm and conclude no later than 4:00 pm.
Candidates running for USD 378 Board of Education will respond to questions on local issues during a public forum on Sunday March 29th from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the south gymnasium at Riley County High School. The format for the forum will include questions submitted by members of the audience and asked by a moderator. Following audience questions, candidates will make closing statements. The forum in open to the public.
The final City Commission Candidate public forum will be held on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 at The Wareham. All of the candidates will be present and have been given the format instructions as well as very significant questions pertaining to down town. They will be handing out a booklet of candidate bios/position statements. Randy Martin is the moderator again for this election season. The public will be given ample opportunity to submit questions to the candidates. Fresh baked cookies will be served compliments of Bourbon & Baker.
The Riley County Police Department will be holding its monthly NextCoffee meeting on Tuesday, March 31st at 5:30 pm (Tuesday instead of Monday for this month only). The meeting will be held at Radina’s located in Blue Earth Plaza. Police Officer Derek Cid from the Riley County Police Department’s Patrol Division will be this month’s guest speaker to discuss his patrol shift and experiences as a law enforcement officer in and outside of Riley County. NextCoffee meetings are generally held on the last Monday of each month. They are a casual setting in which Manhattan and Riley County community members can interact with police officers of the Riley County Police Department in a light hearted and casual atmosphere. Officers and employees involved in the program provide an educational experience and open discussion on topics like crime in the community and how the department is responding. The department’s Nextcoffee goes hand in hand with its online counterpart, Nextdoor. This free program is used to better facilitate communication throughout the community and replaced the neighborhood watch program in Riley County earlier this year. To sign up for a Nextdoor account visit www.Nextdoor.com
Manhattan Christian College will hold a Free Bible Class five Wednesday nights in April, April 1st – 29th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. The topic will be the book of Genesis, including some extra-biblical information about the creation and the flood, and the historical narrative beginning with Adam and concluding with Joseph. Class size is limited. Register online at www.mccks.edu or contact Brody Bliss, email@example.com.
A Healing Arts Event for Military Families will be held at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on the K-State Campus on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Anyone is invited who is currently or previously connected with the military to join them for dessert and an art workshop, including military families, couples, spouses (with or without your other half), veterans. MCEC staff will also provide an information session. Museum staff will provide activities for your children while you enjoy fellowship with other military-connected families and spouses from the area. Questions? Please contact Briana Goff at 785-532-1490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Royal Bunny Tracs 5K & Kids Rabbit Dash with Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 4th at the Northeast Community Park. There will be food, games, activities and fun for the whole family. 5K Run/Walk Registration is at 7:30 am with the race beginning at 8:30 am. Kids games and inflatables: 9:00 am; Kids Rabbit Dash Registration: 9:30 am; Kids Rabbit Dash begins 10:00 am; Easter Egg Hunt begins: 11:00. Lunch will be available. For more information go to royalbunnytracs5k.com; email@example.com; or call Glenda Newkirk at 785-776-9620.
Bunny Brunch is a FREE family fun event on Saturday, April 4th, 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Westview Community Church. Enjoy all you can eat pancakes, bounce house, bunny & egg hunt, pics with the Easter bunny and MORE! For more info, call 537-7173. Everybunny welcome!