Calendar

October – November 2014

Oct
30
Thu
MATC Haunted Trail @ Blecha Park/MATC
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Manhattan Area Technical College will be holding its second annual Haunted Trail in the campus’ Blecha Park on the East side of the campus.  The trail starts at the North end of the woods and opens for one night only on Thursday, October 30th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.  Parking on campus is free and the parking lot on the East side is the most convenient to get to the trail.  Rumor has it that the darker it gets at night the scarier the treat.  Admission cost is one can of food for the Bread Basket.  For questions, contact Frank Avila at 320-4525 or Donna Hobbs at 320-4521.

The History of Voting Rights In Kansas @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Author and independent historian Diane Eickhoff will lead a discussion entitled “Women Rising: How Kansas Women Gained The Vote, 1859-1912.” The discussion is based on research Eickhoff did when writing her book Revolutionary Heart: The Life Of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women’s Rights.

The Good Books Club is organized and facilitated by staff at the Manhattan Public Library. The club is free and open to the public.

 

 

Oct
31
Fri
Bewitching in Westloop @ Westloop Shopping Center
Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Westloop Shopping Center will present the annual “Bewitching in Westloop” treat trail. This year’s event will be held from 4:00 – 6:30 pm on October 31st.  All young people are invited to attend.

Boo Party @ Manhattan Town Center
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Manhattan Town Center’s annual Boo Party invites kids twelve and under to trick-or-treat at participating stores from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Friday, October 31st.  Don’t forget to take a can of food for the Flint Hills Breadbasket and receive a FREE trick or treat bag.  Limit one bag per child while supplies last at the Customer Service Center.

Trick or Treating in Junction City
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Friday, October 31st, Halloween activities for Trick or Treating in Junction City will be from 6 to 8 pm.  At 8 pm the “Witches Wail” (Storm Sirens) will be activated to signal the end of Trick or Treating.  Extra Police will be out in force monitoring the City throughout the evening many in unmarked Police cars. Parents are reminded to accompany their children during Trick or Treating activities and to carefully inspect all candies received before consumption.  Children should wear loose light colored clothing, and carry flashlights with them to illuminate their paths.  Should any issues arise, please do not hesitate to call the Junction City Police Department on 911 or 785-762-5912.  Let’s makes this a “Kid Safe” year for our children.

Nov
3
Mon
USD 384 Board Meetings @ McCormick Elementary School
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

USD 384 will be holding two meetings with patrons for the purpose of information sharing on the proposed board resolution to increase the current LOB from 30 to 33% starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The first meeting will be Monday, November 3rd at McCormick Elementary School at 7:00 pm and the second on Thursday, November 6th at 7:00 pm in the BVHS Cafeteria.

Nov
4
Tue
Election Day Turkey Dinner @ Westmoreland United Methodist Church
Nov 4 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Westmoreland United Methodist Church Election DayTurkey Dinner will be held on Tuesday, November 4th from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.  Adults: $8.00; Under 13: $4.00.  For Delivery or Carry-out call 785-457-3491.

Nov
5
Wed
Soup Luncheon @ Blue Valley Methodist Church
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church, 835 Church Avenue, will hold their annual soup luncheon on Wednesday, November 5th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, in Page Hall.  Vegetable beef soup and chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, sloppy joes, and pie will be served.  Hamballs and baked goods will also be for sale.

Big Blue River Flood Mitigation Open House @ Manhattan Fire Station
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Manhattan, Riley County, and Pottawatomie County officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will host the Big Blue River Flood Mitigation Open House from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Wednesday, November 5th , at the Manhattan Fire Station Headquarters.  The open house is part of the Big Blue River Silver Jacket Project to research and develop a management plan to lessen the flood risks for property owners, residents and business owners along the Big Blue River.  For more information please visit www.knowyourfloodriskMHK.com, or follow Know Your Flood Risk MHK on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date on the Big Blue River Project.

Nov
15
Sat
Jennifer Pharr Davis To Visit The Pathfinder @ The Pathfinder
Nov 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis will visit the Pathfinder.

Jennifer will be sharing slides and stories, answering questions, and reading excerpts from her new book Called Again. She will be selling and signing books afterwards.