September – October 2014

Pillow Cleaning @ American Legion
Sep 30 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Pillow Cleaning at the American Legion, 114 McCall Road on Tuesday, September 30th from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.   ONE DAY ONLY.  Make feather beds into pillows or renovate pillows (feather or foam) with new ticking.  Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #17.  If you have questions call Wanda Jepsen at 785-539-4816.

One Wicked Run 2014
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Dig out the old shoes and round up your friends and family — it is time for One Wicked Run 2014! On Saturday, October 11th at 9:00 am, the Wamego Area Chamber of Commerce will partner with Wamego High School’s Kansas Honor Flight program to host this year’s race, a 5K obstacle course run in Wamego.  Runners will venture through many obstacles that are  challenging and fun! Hurdle limestone rocks, wade through the mud, climb over hay bales and scale old cars to conquer this race and provide a local fund that assists veterans and students as proceeds benefit the Kansas Honor Flight.  Awards go to the top male and female overall runners, and the top male and female runners in each age group.  New to this year–runners can register and run as a team! For more information, call the Wamego Chamber at 456-7849.  Registration is available at Register now to ensure your spot in the race and to receive the official race t-shirt.  This run is wicked FUN!

Community Meeting @ Manhattan Fire Station
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The City of Manhattan is hosting a community Q&A event to address questions about changes to the area’s flood maps and flood insurance requirements.  This event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, September 30th at the Manhattan Fire Station Headquarters, 2000 Denison Avenue.

Military Book Lecture @ K-State Alumni Center
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Kansas State University Military Affairs Presents a Military Book Lecture with Phil Klay, Redeployment, on Wednesday, October 1st at the K-State Alumni Center from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. There will be a book sale and signing session at 3:00 pm.  Public response following the lecture.

Larry Kendall Lecture @ K-State Alumni Center
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

Larry Kendall, founding partner of The Group Inc, and author of “Ninja Selling,” will be the fall 2014 speaker for the Kansas State University College of Business Administration’s Distinguished Lecture Series.  Kendall’s lecture will be at 9:30 am on Thursday, October 2nd, in the ballroom at the K-State Alumni Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

Tech Tuesday @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The workshop “Basic iPad” will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 2:00 pm, the first of two iPad workshops this fall.  Although all levels are welcome, this class is designed for beginners with very little experience with their tablet, and focuses on exploring the basic setup and navigation of this popular device.

Fall Lecture Series: Real Stories of Innocence @ Flint Hills Room
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Fall Lecture Series: Real Stories of Innocence will be held on Wednesday 8th at 7:00 pm in the Flint Hills Room of the K-State Student Union (2nd Floor).  Parking is available in garage next door.  Eddie Lowery was wrongfully convicted of rape and burglary in 1981.  He spent 10 years in prison, and it was 11 years after prison before he was finally able to prove his innocence through DNA testing.  Ray Krone was sentenced to death in 1992 for rape and murder in Arizona.  He spent 10 years in prison before being exonerated in 2002.

Disaster Responder Boot Camp @ Topeka Red Cross Office
Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day

When disaster strikes, Kansans respond generously to help their friends and neighbors who are suffering.  to help equip people with the skills necessary for disaster response, the chapter is offering a Disaster Boot Camp event on Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th at the Topeka Red Cross office.  Anyone interested in becoming a local disaster volunteer is invited to the free event.  The only requirement is a desire to help those in need.  Disaster Boot Camp is free and open to anyone age 18 and older.  To register, call 785-234-0568 or email

Chef Alli’s Project Pot Roast @ St. George Elementary School
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chef Alli’s Project Pot Roast will be held on Saturday, October 11th from 9:00 am to noon at the St. George Elementary School.  Learn the three essential ingredients God placed in us to make our marriage all it was meant to be! For women only.  RSVP by October 6th to  There will be Fellowship, Learning, Giveaways & Fun!  Bring a cutting board, sharp knife & we washcloth in a baggy.

Hydrofracking Impacts on Water Resources @ Throckmorton Hall
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Nationally recognized geoscientist Susan Brantley will present the 31st annual Roscoe Ellis Jr Lectureship in Soil Science at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 15th in 1018 Throckmorton Hall on the Kansas State University campus.  The title of the lecture is “Water Resource Impacts During Unconventional Shale Gas Development with Hydrofracking: The Pennsylvania Experience.”  The lecture is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided before the lecture at 3:30 pm in the lobby of Throckmorton Hall.