Book Group and VIP Meeting @ Riley County Senior Center
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Manhattan Book Group and VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Support Group will meet on Tuesday, August 19, at the Riley County Senior Center, corner of Fourth & Leavenworth Streets.

The Book Group will meet at 1:00.
We will be choosing titles for the upcoming year.  We welcome suggestions!

The VIP Group will meet at 2:00 following the Book discussion.  Our speaker will be Jane Kelsey.  The topic will be “The Joy of Cooking With Low Vision”.  Come join us for this meeting and learn some of the tips Jane uses in her kitchen.  She may even surprise us with a tasty treat!  For more information, please contact Kathy 539-1973.

Annual MAPJ Health Care Forum @ College Avenue UMC
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Kansas”

Speaker: Audrey Dunkel, Director of Financial Advocacy, KHA


Health Care Forum @ College Avenue UMC
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Annual MAPJ Health Care Forum co-sponsored with KS Hospital Association “The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Kansas” with Audry Dunkel, Director of Financial Advocacy, KHA will be held on Tuesday, August 19th at 7 pm at the College Avenue United Methodist Church.  Question or you need details contact MAPJ Coordinator Brenda Mayberry or 785-236-0414.

Volunteers for Cattle Barons Ball @ Copeland Ranch
Aug 23 @ 6:30 am – 11:30 am

Volunteers needed for the Cattle Baron’s Ball on August 23rd at Copeland Ranch.  Contribute your time toward success of this American Cancer Society fundraiser where proceeds go to aid families in their fight against cancer and cancer research.  Volunteers are needed as parking attendants, assist bar staff (must be 21 years old), help with hospitality such as checking tables and guests, serving when and where needed and offer assistance to guests throughout the event.  Volunteers are needed 5:15 – 11:30 pm with two shifts for parking attendants.  Contact: Hope James or 785-447-0677.

Volunteers for The Speedy P.D. Race @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Aug 23 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am

The Speedy P.D. Race is a fundraising event supporting the Parkinson’s Program of Manhattan at Meadowlark Hills.  The program provides care, education and scholarship by using a proactive multidisciplinary team who use a personal approach to optimize quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.  Volunteers vary and are usually assigned to volunteers as they arrive at the event.  Volunteer time commitment varies based on assigned tasks, but all volunteers are asked to arrive between 6:30a-6:45 am to allow time for instruction and placement on the course.  Contact: Janalee Walter, Volunteer Coordinator, or 785-323-3899.

Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

The Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease will be held at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, on Saturday, August 23rd.  There will be a 5K/10K Run/Walk and Half-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk with proceeds to benefit the Meadowlark Hills Parkinson Fund.  Registration and packet pick-up will be Friday August 22nd, at the Holiday Inn at the Campus from 4:30 to 7:00 pm with the Key Note Speaker at 6:30 pm.  On race day, packet pick up and registration is from 6:30 to 7:30 am.  The 5K/10K races begin at 8 am and the Half-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:15 am.  Awards will start at 9:30 am; BBQ and Beer will begin at 9 am featuring Cox Bros BBQ and Budweiser.  Questions can be directed to Corri Frigon, Race Director, via email at or 785-410-2814.

Volunteers for Art Happens @ Manhattan Arts Center
Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Volunteers are needed for the Art Happens fundraising event that supports the local Manhattan Arts Center, its children programming, musical performances, art gallery and theater productions.  Volunteers will be asked to serve appetizers, bus plates, glasses and check on food availability to patrons.  Volunteers will be provided a light dinner and drinks.  Volunteers are asked to work 2 hour shifts to support the arts.  Get to know and see what this local Arts Center means by its tag line, “Arts for All”.  Contact: Amy Gross, or 785-537-4420.

Edible Wild Plants @ Shelter #3, Outlet Park
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake invites the public to attend “Edible Wild Plants”  on Saturday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm at Shelter #3 in Outlet Park.  Ranger Jordan McGuinn will share examples and photos of common edible plants in Kansas.  Some samples will be shared, including Sumac Tea and recipes will also be handed out.  This is a free program and all ages are invited to attend.  For further information on this program, please contact the Corps of Engineers Office at 5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd or by calling 785-539-8511.

RCLA Summer Tour @ Wickstrum Farms
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Tour host Todd Wickstrum will provide a tour of the Wickstrum Farms feedlot, and a portion of the operation’s cow herd. Participants will see the farm’s state-of-the-art feed mill, cattle handling facilities, and cattle on feed, while visiting with Todd Wickstrum about day to day feedlot and ranch management operations.

A free supper provided by the Riley County Livestock Association will be served at Todd and Trista Wickstrum’s new home following the tour. Participants are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.

Reservations to attend the RCLA Summer Tour are needed by Wednesday, August 20. Register online at or call the Riley County Extension Office at 785-537-6350.

MHS Alumni Association Picnic @ City Park, Wefald Pavilion
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Manhattan High School Alumni Association will hold its annual picnic for all MHS alumni and their families on Sunday, August 24th at 6:00 pm in the Wefald Pavilion in City Park.  The association is providing hot dogs and drinks, please bring a side dish or dessert to share with everyone.  The annual business meeting will follow the picnic.