April – September 2014

Clay Center Free Dental Mission @ Clay Center Family Dental Care
Apr 27 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

WHERE:           Clay Center Family Dental Care; 714 Liberty St. – Clay Center, KS

HOW:               First come, First Served – Tickets available beginning at 5:30 am –
Services begin at 7:30 am

                 **** You MUST have a ticket to be admitted ****
WHAT:             Exams, X-Rays, Fillings, Extractions and Cleanings
WHO:               Adults only who have no dental insurance and who are struggling
financially and have no other means to pay for dental care
QUESTIONS: - Do NOT telephone the office
Beach Museum Conversation @ All Faiths Chapel
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Photographer Dawoud Bey and University of Chicago associate curator and director of education Hamza Walker will discuss the power of art, its potential as a means of social engagement, and special aspects of the aesthetic research carried out by artists in a conversation at 7:00 pm Thursday, September 4th, in All Faiths Chapel at Kansas State University.  A reception will precede the event at 5:30 pm at the university’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.  Both events are free and open to the public.

Grandparents & Enrichment Day @ Sunset Zoo
Sep 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Grandparents – and up to five of their grandchildren – visit the Zoo free on Sunday, September 7th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm courtesy of ESB Financial.  Tour the animal exhibits to see firsthand how keepers use enrichment to ensure the animal collection stays active and healthy.  Enjoy family-freindly activities Zoo wide including a Zoo scavenger hunt, performance by Mr. Stinky Feet (a.k.a. Jim Cosgrove) and live animal encounters with the Zoo’s eduction ambassadors.  Susie, the Zoo’s elderly chimpanzee female, celebrates 60 years in 2014! Join in wishing her a very special Happy Birthday throughout the day, including a birthday-cake-themed enrichment.  Be sure to check out Susie’s birthday list to donate a special gift to the entire Sunset chimpanzee troop.

Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner To Benefit The RCHS @ Pottorf Hall - Cico Park
Sep 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Riley County Humane Society will host the annual Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner on Sun., Sept. 7, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Pottorf Hall in Cico Park.

The event will feature an all-you-can-eat Italian dinner sponsored by Olive Garden. Dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, vegetarian meatballs, salad and bread sticks. Your all-you-can-eat plate ticket can be purchased at the door for $10, kids 10 and under for $5. Also at this year’s event will be a micro-chip, rabies vaccine and nail trimming clinic. Prices for the clinic are: micro-chip – $30, rabies vaccine $12 and nail trims $8.

“The Spay-ghetti and No Balls dinner is a fun opportunity for Riley County Humane Society and the community to come together to spread awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets,” said Felicia Benedetto, RCHS Fundraising Coordinator. “One the biggest goals at RCHS is to reduce the amount of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens born each year, and this can be accomplished by ensuring every pet is spayed or neutered.”

All proceeds from the event will go directly toward RCHS’s initiative to help spay and neuter pets in and around Riley County, Kansas.

For more information about the Spay-ghetti and No Balls Dinner and the Riley County Humane Society, please visit or e-mail

Day of Rememberance @ American Legion Post #17
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

American Legion Riders from Posts in the greater Manhattan and Junction City area are invited to participate in this Remembrance Ride honoring the American Legion’s contribution to children of America’s fallen servicemembers after 9/11.  Riders will start by participating at Fort Riley’s 9/11 ceremony then ride to Kansas State University for a complimentary lunch.  Lunch is a thank you to the American Legion for its continued support of the American Legion Legacy Scholarship program which help fund college educations for the sons and daughters of military members who lost their lives while serving since 9/11.  Those wanting to participate in the ride, sponsor the meal or contribute to the American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund, contact Lynda Bachelor, 785-532-7607 or

CASA Comedy Club @ Wareham Opera House
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The dinner show will begin at 5:30pm and will be catered by Cox Brothers. Tickets for the dinner show are $65. Tickets for just the early show and no dinner are $30 and doors open at 6:30pm. Late show tickets are $30 and doors open at 9:30pm with the show starting at 10pm.

Featured comedians are:

Karen Rontowski: As seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central and the Bob and Tom Radio Show.

Graig Murphy

Mark Pitta: As seen on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and Jay Leno, Comedy Central, Totally Hidden Video on Fox, and Friday Night Videos on NBC

MHS Football Fundraiser @ Bishop Stadium
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Annual MHS Football BBQ Fundraiser will be held Friday,  September 19th starting at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Bishop Stadium.  A Complete Meal includes a BBQ Pork Sandwich, Chips, Pickle, Cooke & Drink for $5.00.  Each item can be purchased separately as well.  Support MHS Football!

National Back To Church Sunday 2014 @ Manhattan Christian Fellowship Church
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You are invited to attend the Sunday Worship Service at the Manhattan Christian Fellowship Church, 2740 Pillsbury Drive on September 21st at 10:00 am for National Back to Church Sunday 2014.  After the service there will be a fellowship together at the Sirloin Stockade from 1:00 to 4:00.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Proceeds will go to the building fund.  Ticket prices are $14.00 for 15 years and older; $7.00 for 11  – 12 years;  $5.00 for 4 – 10 years and free for 3 years and younger.  For more information call the church at 785-587-0969 or Tamie and 785-370-5354.