The Manhattan Junior Crew is holding its fall two-week introduction to rowing for high school aged kids beginning Monday, August 22nd, through Friday, September 2nd. No prior experience required. Practices run Monday through Friday 3:15-5:30 pm. This will include fundamental rowing training, calisthenics, and a swim test. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of Tuttle Creek have created many family and children activities that are free. Lunch in their area for active duty/veterans in the VFW area are free. The VFW also has family and children activities. A wonderful day to get the family out. For veterans many activities for support, claims, assistance, morale and more are available. The park is open for free entrance. This event takes place on Saturday, August 17th. For more information contact the VFW in Manhattan or Suzie Hernandez Moss, Friends of Tuttle Creek State Park, email@example.com or 785-313-3067.
The 8th Annual Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s will be held on Saturday, August 27th at 8:00 am. The Speedy PD has one of the most unique race courses in this area. Set at the beautiful Tuttle Creek State Park, both the 5K and 10K courses are USATF certified. Both courses are all on paved roads. The 5K course is very flat to the finish. The 10K Course includes a nice mile and a half climb. Both courses include scenic views of the lake, and a great atmosphere with volunteers and supporters lining the course. Check out the web site for much greater detail. Register before 8/12 for lower fees and t-shirts. Web Site: www.RUNSPEEDYPD.ORG.
The Manhattan High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) is holding their annual Picnic in the Park on Sunday, August 28th at Wefald Pavilion in the City Park. All Manhattan High Alums and families are welcome. Social hour begins at 5:30 pm followed by the potluck dinner at 6:00. MHSAA will provide the hot dogs/buns, condiments, drinks and paper service. Bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. The entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Manhattan Pops Choir. MHSAA will hold their annual meeting immediately after the picnic.
The Manhattan Chapter of Women for Kansas will be sponsoring, Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the Health Reform Resource Project for the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved. He will be speaking at the Manhattan Public Library on Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 pm. He will be discussing healthcare issues pertaining to medicare, mental health, prescriptions and other relevant impacts to the local community. Everyone is invited to attend.
A free program, Personal Digital Archiving, by Cliff Hight, university archivist at Kansas State University will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 2:00 pm at the Manhattan Public Library. Personal Digital Archiving, a presentation of the Kansas State Historical Records Advisory Board, will include guidance on digital preservation and examples of personal digital archiving, which is the practice of preserving our own digital records of continuing value. There also will be time for attendees to try some of these activities with their own electronic files.