Head Start Recruiting @ Head Start
Apr 5 – May 31 all-day

USD 383 Head Start, which serves the Manhattan, Ogden, and Riley County School districts, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  Head Start is a free, federally funded preschool program that serves families with low income.  To apply, a child must be 3 years old by August 31st, 2017 but not yet kindergarten age eligible.  For more information, call 785-587-2045 or stop by Head Start at 1700 Leavenworth in Manhattan.

Great Strides @ Kansas State University
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am

On Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 am at Kansas State University, join co-workers, family and friends for Great Strides, the Cystic Fibrosis foundation’s walk event that raises money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.  For more information, call 1-888-CURE-4-CF or visit

Walk To Cure Arthritis @ Sunset Zoo
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am

Join in for the Walk to Cure Arthritis!  This event will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 am at Sunset Zoo.  Enjoy a leisurely stroll amidst 200-plus animals at Sunset Zoo.  Fundraising prizes include suite tickets to a K-State football game, floor seats to see Alan Jackson at the Country Stampede, and more.  For more information go to

Aviation Career Day @ Manhattan Regional Airport
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Flex Air is offering free plane rides, tours and expo at Aviation Career Day on Saturday, April 29th.  Some area high school students will get to take to the skies for a free airplane ride this weekend.  Flex Air, a Manhattan pilot instruction company is sponsoring its Aviation Career Day from 10 am to 2:30 pm.  Current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to attend the event, which will have a career expo, control tower and fire station tours and airplanes on display.  K-State will also have representatives and static displays from their Professional Pilot and Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  Find out more on their programs at  Free airplane rides will be given to the first 100 students who sign up.  Flights will be scheduled, only students who previously sign up will be eligible.  To register, visit  For more information contact Charles Copeland at 785-320-1218 or

The Building of the Tuttle Creek Dam @ Manhattan Public Library
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

A free educational program,  The Building of the Tuttle Creek Dam, will be held on Sunday, April 30th, at 2:00 pm at the Manhattan Public Library.  This program will give a review of and the arguments pro and con for its building.  Slides will show the building of the Dam from beginning to the end.  Kevin Larson is a native Riley Countian, a fourth year generation resident.  He taught Social Studies at Riley County High School for over forty years.  This program is sponsored by Riley County Genealogical Society.  For more information call 785-565-6495 or  This is free and open to the public.

Hymn Festival @ First United Methodist Church
Apr 30 @ 3:30 pm

Noted church musician and composer, John Behnke will lead a Hymn Festival at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 30th at 3:30 pm.  The church is located at 612 Poyntz Avenue.  The theme of the event will be “From Ashes to Fire” and will explore Lenten, Easter, and Pentecost hymn arrangements by Dr. Behnke.  This is a free event.  The public is invited to attend.

National Day of Prayer
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Manhattan House of Prayer invites the Church in the Manhattan Region to the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4th, at 7:00 pm at 328 Poyntz Avenue.  The House of Prayer will be open from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm for personal prayer or meditation on this day.  Praying together for a Revived Church and Nation.

Walk Kansas @ Johnson Cancer Research Center
May 6 @ 7:45 am

Walk Kansas, a statewide health initiative presented by K-State Research and Extension, will hold its second Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight and 1.5-mile fun walk Saturday, May 6th, to benefit the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University.  It is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program participants.  The event, which will include a 50-yard kids’ fun run, will take place outside the Johnson Research Center at Chalmers Hall on the university’s campus, 1711 Claflin Road.  Check-in will be at 7:45 to 8:45 am.  The 5K will start at 9:00 am and 1/5-mile fun walk will start a few minutes later.  Online registration is at, or a brochure with registration form can be downloaded at, where route maps and parking information are also available.

Aglow @ The House of Prayer
May 6 @ 9:30 am

Aglow has moved to The House of Prayer 328 Poyntz Avenue.  Parking is on Poyntz and behind the building…there is a rear entrance.  Manhattan Aglow Lighthouse welcomes you to a Special Mother’s Day Celebration on Saturday, May 6th, at 9:30 am for refreshments, 10:00 am speaker.

Ostomy Support Group @ Via Christi Hospital
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A Ostomy Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, May 9th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Via Christi Hospital Community Room on the first floor.  If you or a family member are living with a colostomy, ileostomy or a urinary diversion, you are not alone.  Join Callea Beiner, a nurse practitioner who is certified in ostomy care from Surgical Associates, for an evening of education and sharing.  Via Christi Educational Services – 785-587-4513.