CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is set for April 18th & 25th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Emergency Management Building (both days are required). CERT members learn preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, team organization, disaster psychology, light search & rescue. This is a very interactive hands on course with a simulated disaster drill at the end. The class is FREE. If you are interested in attending please email email@example.com.
The Manhattan Book Discussion Group and the VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April 21st, at the Senior Center. The Book Group will meet at 1:00 pm. The title of this month’s book is “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel. The VIP meeting will follow at 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Representatives from the Riley County Emergency Management will join. The discussion will focus on the needs of the blind and visually impaired in our community. For more information, please contact Kathy at 539-1973.
Kindergarten Roundup will be held at all USD 383 Elementary schools on Tuesday, April 21st from 5:45 – 6:45 pm.
K-State’s brand new Western IHSA team is having a Blowout BBQ on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 pm, located at 2UW Brush Creek Ranch in Westmoreland, on Myers Valley Road. (GPS will not find the address, please call Mary Ubel (Ranch owner) at 785-340-2297 or Bre Eulert (IHSA President) at 785-324-1261 for directions). Everyone is welcome to attend, please RSVP to one of the above numbers if you can so they know an approximate number of how many people will be attending. BBQ will be served at 6:30 pm with a presentation from their sponsor, Purina, to follow. After Monte Wedel will be doing a reining demonstration for all those present. It is going to be a great night and an awesome end to the semester for the new club.
As Soldiers transition from active-duty service, they typically look for civilian employment in their hometowns or in areas near their current duty station. A seminar to help with this transition will be held in Riley’s Conference Center, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22nd. The career fair features opportunities for Wounded Warriors, ill, injured, veterans and transitioning military, their spouses and primary caregivers. Department of Defense and other federal agencies and private-sector recruiters will be on-hand for the event, which provides opportunities for people to network and find out about future opportunities in civilian career fields.
Join city officials and local housing experts for an overview of fair housing practices during the annual Fair Housing Seminar on Thursday, April 23rd. Code enforcement, ADA issues, Section 8 guidelines and best practices for rental housing will be covered during the meeting from 8:30 am to noon at the Fire Station Headquarters Lecture Hall. Email Vickie Riniker to reserve your seat.
As Soldiers transition from active-duty service, they typically look for civilian employment in their hometowns or in areas near their current duty station. A seminar to help with this transition will be held in Building 210, Custer Avenue from9:00 am to noon on Thursday, April 23rd. This seminar is sponsored by Werner Enterprises and Logistics. Mr. Rick Bucholz, The Government Hiring Manager, will discuss career paths and job security opportunities with Werner. This event is designed for transitioning soldiers and veterans.
The Johnson & Johnson medical devices sales team is holding an “Interview Day” at Fort Riley from 9 to 11:30 am on Friday, April 24th. Hiring managers Andrew Daniel and Michael Terrones will be on hand to talk to transitioning soldiers who hold a bachelor’s degree. The event will be held in Room 118D in Bldg 210, Custer Avenue.
Walk to Cure Arthritis will be held on Saturday, April 25th, at City Park, Wefald Pavilion, for more information or to register go to www.manhattan.walktocurearthritis.org.
On Monday, April 27th at 7:30 pm the K-State Music Fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will present their 2nd Annual Music Spectacular at the Peace Memorial Auditorium. Admission is free. Donations accepted.