USD 383 Head Start, which serves the Manhattan, Ogden, and Riley County School districts, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Head Start is a free, federally funded preschool program that serves families with low income. To apply, a child must be 3 years old by August 31st, 2017 but not yet kindergarten age eligible. For more information, call 785-587-2045 or stop by Head Start at 1700 Leavenworth in Manhattan.
Fort Riley hosts the 10th annual Hiring Heroes Career Fair Wednesday, April 26th at Riley’s Conference Center. The event runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and features more than 80 employers. This event is for soldiers, family members, veterans and prospective employers to assist transitioning service members in the process of finding future employment.
Join them at Via Christi Hospital for a free heart failure support and education program, presented by the cardiac rehab registered nurse. You learn about: Fluids – how much are you allowed? Salt – maintaining a diet low in sodium; The importance of weighing yourself daily; How your medications work; Why you are short of breath and why it comes and goes; Changes that have occurred with your heart; Your EF, BNP and what it means; How to continue to exercise at home; Managing stress and the value of breathing exercises. Join them during their free weekly check-in to review your weight, medications and blood pressure while meeting others who have heart failure. Cardiac Rehab Unit is located on the first floor, down the hall from the lobby. 785-776-2837.
The 7th Annual Pig Out For Parkinson’s benefiting the Meadowlark Parkinson’s program will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm at Cox Bros BBQ. Autographs & photos with Coach Bill Snyder (during lunch). $2.00 Pork Sliders all day. From 6 – 9 pm there will be a Hog Roast Buffet, Beer Garden, Country singer Bryton Stoll performing, Rock Steady Meadowlark Boxing demonstration. Register to win an NFL Pro Bowl Jersey autographed by Jordy Nelson. Raffle tickets are $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets. Winner drawn at 8:50 pm. Need not be present to win.
The Spring Concert for the Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale will be at 7:30 pm on April 27th at the First United Methodist Church, 629 Poyntz Avenue. It will feature Nanie by Johannes Brahms and Mass in Time of War by Franz Joseph Haydn. Admission is free, bot donations will be accepted at the door to offset the cost of the performance.
On Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 am at Kansas State University, join co-workers, family and friends for Great Strides, the Cystic Fibrosis foundation’s walk event that raises money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. For more information, call 1-888-CURE-4-CF or visit ctt.org.
Join in for the Walk to Cure Arthritis! This event will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 am at Sunset Zoo. Enjoy a leisurely stroll amidst 200-plus animals at Sunset Zoo. Fundraising prizes include suite tickets to a K-State football game, floor seats to see Alan Jackson at the Country Stampede, and more. For more information go to www.WalkToCureArthritis.org/ManhattanKS
Flex Air is offering free plane rides, tours and expo at Aviation Career Day on Saturday, April 29th. Some area high school students will get to take to the skies for a free airplane ride this weekend. Flex Air, a Manhattan pilot instruction company is sponsoring its Aviation Career Day from 10 am to 2:30 pm. Current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to attend the event, which will have a career expo, control tower and fire station tours and airplanes on display. K-State will also have representatives and static displays from their Professional Pilot and Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Find out more on their programs at www.flykstate.com. Free airplane rides will be given to the first 100 students who sign up. Flights will be scheduled, only students who previously sign up will be eligible. To register, visit https://goflexair.com/signup. For more information contact Charles Copeland at 785-320-1218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A free educational program, The Building of the Tuttle Creek Dam, will be held on Sunday, April 30th, at 2:00 pm at the Manhattan Public Library. This program will give a review of and the arguments pro and con for its building. Slides will show the building of the Dam from beginning to the end. Kevin Larson is a native Riley Countian, a fourth year generation resident. He taught Social Studies at Riley County High School for over forty years. This program is sponsored by Riley County Genealogical Society. For more information call 785-565-6495 or http://www.rileycgs.com/ This is free and open to the public.
Noted church musician and composer, John Behnke will lead a Hymn Festival at the First United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 30th at 3:30 pm. The church is located at 612 Poyntz Avenue. The theme of the event will be “From Ashes to Fire” and will explore Lenten, Easter, and Pentecost hymn arrangements by Dr. Behnke. This is a free event. The public is invited to attend.