April – July 2014
|FREE DENTAL CARE FRIDAY APRIL 25TH
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
|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: www.claycenterdentalmission.com - Do NOT telephone the office|
The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo, a special night at the Kaw Valley Rodeo, will be Friday, July 25, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other cancers and support Kansas State University’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.
In conjunction with the Riley County Fair, the Kaw Valley Rodeo will be at 8 p.m. July 24-26 at Wells Arena in CiCo Park, Manhattan.
Spectators are encouraged to wear pink, and a pink balloon launch will honor cancer survivors during the grand entry. Pink T-shirts, bandanas and more will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the cancer research center.
Nicki, the pink firetruck, will again be on display. The Wichita chapter of Guardians of the Ribbon, a group of firefighters and their friends, drive Nicki to cancer-related events around the state and beyond to help philanthropies raise money for their local cancer-related causes.
A benefit spaghetti dinner is also planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the First Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth St., Manhattan. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat dinner, which is sponsored by Cox Bros. BBQ, are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and younger. They are available from the center, 1 Chalmers Hall, 785-532-6705.
The Johnson Cancer Research Center advances cancer research at Kansas State University and helps train future scientists. Its programs are made possible by private donations. More information about the center is at http://www.cancer.k-state.edu.
Furniture Amnesty Day will be held on Friday, July 25th, at City Park – Wilson Ball Field. Drop off Furniture from 7:00am to 5:00 pm. Public Sign-in is at 8:00 am. Public Pick-up is from Noon to 5:00 pm. To schedule Furniture Pick-up, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-587-2454.
On July 12th, a fire took the home and all its possessions from a member of the Energy Center family of technicians. To help Matt and Gabby through these hard times the Energy Center is having a Hog Roast Fundraiser on July 26th from 11am to 6 pm at 528 Pillsbury Drive just across the bridge from the Discovery Center to enjoy a great meal for a great cause. Pulled pork sandwiches – $6.00; Complete meal deal is $10.00 or Pre-buy whole pork butt for $50.00. Donations can be sent to 528 Pillsbury Dr., Manhattan, KS 66502 marked for the Matt and Gabby Rebuild Fund. For more information call 785-776-5118 or visit the Energy Center Manhattan Pool Facebook page.
Sons of the American Legion Post #17 will hold a Benefit Dance in support of Ft. Riley’s Soldier & Family Assistance Center Warrior Transition Battalion on Saturday, July 26th from 7-10 pm. Benefit includes: Dance, Silent Auction & Raffle Items such as gift cards, hair, meals, car, electronics from various places in town and much more! There is no admission charge but donations are welcome.
In support of Ft. Riley’s Soldier & Family Assistance Center. Benefit includes dance, silent auction, & raffle items such as gift cards to various places around town. No admission charge, but donations are welcome.
Nashville recording artist and native Kansan Rusty Rierson will perform at a Kansas celebration of the National Day of the cowboy, with a luncheon to be held at the Lazy T Ranch near Manhattan at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 27th. Rusty is an extraordinary musician who grew up on a Kansas Flint Hills farm and studied agriculture at K-State. This will be a perfect way to honor the American cowboy. The public is invited to come out and join in this celebration. Online registration are available on a first-come, first served basis at www.kansasdayofthecowboy.com. At 1:00 pm, barbecue picnic lunch with all the trimmings will be served. A Manhattan-area band, The Flint Hills Oldtimers, will also perform classic cowboy songs.
The vaccines recommended by the RCHD are recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention). The vaccines may be given at the same time and some vaccines may require follow-up doses. If your child has insurance the RCHD will bill insurance. If your child qualifies for the VFC program (Vaccines for Children), the RCHD participates in the VFC program and there may be a $14 injection fee.