Calendar

Apr
1
Tue
Free Bible Class @ Manhattan Christian College
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A biblical, historical, and theological study of key doctrines of the Christian faith.

Class size limited. Register online at www.mccks.edu.

Apr
8
Tue
Free Bible Class @ Manhattan Christian College
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A biblical, historical, and theological study of key doctrines of the Christian faith.

Class size limited. Register online at www.mccks.edu.

Apr
15
Tue
Free Bible Class @ Manhattan Christian College
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A biblical, historical, and theological study of key doctrines of the Christian faith.

Class size limited. Register online at www.mccks.edu.

Apr
17
Thu
MHS Spring Play: “Bus Stop” @ MHS Rezac Auditorium
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Spring Play:   BUS STOP by Kansas playwright William Inge, April 17-19, 7pm Rezac Auditorium

Apr
18
Fri
Riley County Blood Drive @ Kansas State University Union
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Make a difference this spring by rolling up a sleeve for patients in need. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

MHS Spring Play: “Bus Stop” @ MHS Rezac Auditorium
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Spring Play:   BUS STOP by Kansas playwright William Inge, April 17-19, 7pm Rezac Auditorium

Apr
19
Sat
Sunset Zoo’s Party For The Planet @ Sunset Zoo
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Community members are invited to join Sunset Zoo’s Party for the Planet in celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 19 from Noon to 4:30pm. The afternoon will feature family-friendly entertainment including magician performances, a rock climbing wall, Zoo Ambassador Programs with live animal encounters, and much more.

 

 “Celebrating the beauty of the natural world is at the heart of our mission and Earth Day is a great opportunity for us to do just that,” said Scott Shoemaker, Zoo Director.

 Younger guests will also enjoy a kid’s craft station and facepainting inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo’s entryway. And guests of all ages will have the opportunity to learn about beekeeping, local amphibians and butterfly-friendly gardening at one of the conservation booths sprinkled throughout the 26-acre park.

 

 

The Zoo’s keeper staff will highlight animal enrichment – activities they use to keep the collection active and healthy – in several of the exhibits, with a unique bear awareness demonstration planned at sloth bears. A faux campsite will be setup inside the exhibit; guests can watch as the bears are released into the space and explore their new “campground.” Volunteers will also provide bear safety tips for guests who may be traveling and enjoying the outdoors this summer.

 

 

Visit SunsetZoo.com or call 785.587.APES for more information. The Zoo will be open from 9:30am to 5:00pm on April 19; Party for the Planet activities will run from Noon to 4:30pm. All event activities are included in regular Zoo admission. Event held rain or shine. Overflow parking for the event is located in the fields north and east of the Zoo’s main lot.

MHS Spring Play: “Bus Stop” @ MHS Rezac Auditorium
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Spring Play:   BUS STOP by Kansas playwright William Inge, April 17-19, 7pm Rezac Auditorium

Apr
22
Tue
Free Bible Class @ Manhattan Christian College
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A biblical, historical, and theological study of key doctrines of the Christian faith.

Class size limited. Register online at www.mccks.edu.

We Are All Trayvon @ Forum Hall, K-State Student Union
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The mother of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old whose fatal shooting by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida provoked a national race and justice debate, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

“We are all Trayvon” will be an educational and thought-provoking event, said Brandon Clark, coordinator of the event and program assistant for the university’s diversity office.

Despite the intense tragedy of loosing a child, Sybrina Fulton has turned her grief into advocacy, lecturing at college campuses across the nation. She co-founded the Trayvon Martin Foundation, a nonprofit organization to raise awareness of gun violence and help provide support and advocacy for families who have had relatives fall victim to it.

“The Trayvon Martin case was huge,” Clark said. “Whenever it’s brought up, it stirs certain emotions and gets people to talk and debate. This debate is about understanding why we believe what we believe. It is about being open-minded.”

Fulton’s visit comes almost two years after her son’s tragic death and the subsequent acquittal of the shooter. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity chapter as part of the historically black fraternity’s annual weeklong celebration. It is also sponsored by the Student Governing Association.