The Fox on the Fairway @ Manhattan Arts Center
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm

The Fox on the Fairway – a play by Ken Ludwig

It’s the 47th Annual Interclub Tournament between Quail Valley Country Club and Crouching Squirrel Country Club.  Henry Bingham has arranged for the city’s best player to play for his club (Quail Valley), and makes a large bet that his team will prevail…breaking a five year losing streak and saving his job.  His counterpart at Crouching Squirrel (Dickie Bell) has gotten the star player to switch sides on the eve of the match.  Bingham must now try to find a suitable replacement, or risk losing the match, his job, and a large sum of money.  Perhaps that replacement player is right under his nose.  Add in romantic hijinks, a lovers’ quarrel, and surprises…and you’ve got “The Fox on the Fairway”!
Student and Military discounts are available.
Westar Utility Roundtable @ Senior Center
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

A Utility Roundtable to explain the Westar rate case and what it means for you is scheduled at the Riley County Senior Center on Thursday, July 16th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and Manhattan Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Experts will share how energy efficiency and solar power are impacted by Westar’s proposal.

Homegrown Celebration @ Farmers Market
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am

Homegrown Celebration will be held on Saturday, July 18th at the Farmers Market.  They will have local tomatoes, corn, baked goods, peppers, onions, cut flowers, plants, jams and meats plus a lot more.  ESB Financial will host a Kids Watermelon Contest.  Registration will be at 9:00 am.  They will have MAC Kid Crafts, and a Watermelon Eating contest at 10:00.  Kinds 5 and under – Watermelon Rolling; 6-9 Year Old – Watermelon Eating and 10-13 Year Old – Watermelon Seed Spitting.  There will be lots of prizes and fun!

Fall Gardening Fever @ Senior Center
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am

Horticulturist Charles Marr will be at the Senior Center on Wednesday, July 22nd at 10:00 am to help you with your Fall Gardening Fever.  Learn tips and tricks about fall gardening and how it can give you the best crops of the gardening season.  For more information cal 785-537-4040.

Tour of KSU Women’s Rowing Center @ Senior Center
Jul 22 @ 1:15 pm

The Senior Center is offering a Tour of KSU Women’s Rowing Center on Wednesday, July 22nd at 1:15 pm.  Assistant Coach Hanna Wiltfong will be the guide.  Hanna will treat you to the history, training and facilities of the KSU women’s rowing.  Please sign up at the center.  You will carpool from the Center at 12:45 or meet at the KSU rowing facility on Kimball Avenue. (East of KSU Football Stadium), please use Gate #8.  For more information call 785-537-4040.

Respite Training for Caregivers @ Agency on Aging
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Family members, volunteers or job seekers looking to learn or enhance skills to provide relief and support to people caring for others at home are invited to attend an upcoming Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) training.  The one-day training happens in Manhattan, from 8:00 to 5:00 pm at the Agency on Aging location.  A second course will be offered in Salina on Thursday, August 13th.  Cost is $25 for program materials and lunch.  Advance registration is required.  Space is limited.  Call 800-432-2703 toll-free to reserve your place and get more details.  In the Manhattan area call 785-776-9294 or email Cindy Brake at

Training for Respite Workers and Caregivers @ Flint Hills Center
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Family members, volunteers or job seekers looking to learn or enhance skills to provide help to people caring for others at home are invited to attend an upcoming Respite Education and Support tools (REST) training.  The one-day training is slated on Thursday, July 23rd at the Flint Hills Center, 401 Houston St., Manhattan from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Cost is $25 for program materials and lunch.  Advance registration is required. Call 1-800-432-2703 to reserve your place.  The training, which covers topic for providing short-term care for people in all age groups, is sponsored by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging and the Kansas LifeSpan Respite Coalition.  For more information call 785-776-9294 or e-mail Cindy Brake at

Furniture Amnesty Day @ Baker Field Parking Lot
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Furniture Amnesty Day will be on Friday, July 24th at Manhattan City Park Baker Field Parking Lot.  You may drop-off furniture from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Public sign-in will be at 8:00 am.  Public pick-up will be from noon – 5:00 pm.  To schedule a pick-up contact: or call 785-587-2404.

Tour of KSU Basketball Training Facilities @ Senior Center
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am

Tour the KSU Basketball Training Facilities on Friday, July 24th.  Get a behind the scenes tour of the facilities.  You can car poll from the Senior Center at 9:10 am or you can meet them there.  The basketball facilities is just south and east of Bramlage Coliseum.  Please sign for the tour at 785-537-4040.

Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo @ Wells Arena
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association will have its 9th annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo at 8:00 pm Friday July 24th (day 2 of their 3-day Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo July 23rd-25th), at Wells Arena in CiCo Park. It honors cancer survivors and raises awareness and funds for K-State cancer research.