Calendar

Mar
23
Thu
Community Blood Drive @ Pottorf Hall CiCo Park
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm

A Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from noon  6:00 pm and Friday, March 24th from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm.  Both will be held at Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.  The American Red Cross has issued a call for O Negative and AB blood donors to give soon.  While all types are needed to meet patient needs, these two types are usually the first to run low during difficult collection times.

Mar
30
Thu
Race and Reconciliation @ Manhattan Public Library
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Conversation on Race and Reconciliation: a Faith-Based Dialogue – Deepening Understanding, Developing New Perspectives, Discussing Community Initiatives.  This event will be held on Thursday, March 30th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Manhattan Public Library.  All are welcome.

Apr
1
Sat
All-University Open House @ Kansas State University
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Students, visitors and community members are invited to find out why the future is built at Kansas State University.  On Saturday, April 1st, the Manhattan, Olathe and Polytechnic campuses will offer activities, learning, fun and food as part of the annual All-University Open House.  Open House will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on the Manhattan campus, and from 9:00 am to 2:00 on the Olathe and Polytechnic campuses.  This all-ages event is an opportunity to discover your future at K-State while exploring some of the university’s 475-plus clubs and organizations and 250 majors and options.  Visit k-state.edu/openhouse to learn more about the annual event.

Apr
7
Fri
Pink & Purple Polyester Party @ K-State Alumni Center
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Dig out your polyester bell bottoms and platform shoes, and disco for a cure with Kansas City band Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs.  Cast your vote in the “Off the Hook” bra art contest and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and late-night munchies, desserts and a cash bar, as well as the costume contest and fun photo station.  Party with your friends while helping K-State fight cancer.  Cost is $60/person, $500/10-person table, with all proceeds supporting K-State’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.

Apr
8
Sat
Give Kids A Smile Day @ Manhattan Area Technical College
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 8th will be Give Kids A Smile Day at the Manhattan Area Technical College from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm for kids ages 3-14.  There will be free Cleaning Sealants and Fluoride Treatment.  For all surrounding communities.  Students will provide quality care under the supervision of experienced dentist and licensed hygienists.  No appointment needed.  Please call for more details – 785-320-4532.  Give your child a brighter smile!

Apr
10
Mon
Homeowner Orientation @ Manhattan Public Library
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm

Become a Homeowner!  Attend an orientation to find out if you’re eligible to purchase a home from Manhattan Habitat for Humanity on Monday, April 10th, 7:00 pm, at the Manhattan Public Library.  You may be eligible if you: Have a need for adequate housing; Have a steady income and fall within the income guidelines; are willing to contribute sweat equity hours; can make regular mortgage payments on an affordable loan; and you reside in Riley or Pottawatomie counties.  If you are interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner, you must attend one of our orientation sessions to receive an application.  To learn more, visit http://mahfh.org/

Apr
15
Sat
Walk for Water @ Kansas State University Bosco Plaza
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am

Nearly two billion people lack access to safe water, and the Rotaract Club wants to make a difference.  Come on out to the KSU Rotaract Club Manhattan Walk for Water benefiting Water Mission at 10:00 am, on Saturday, April 15th at Kansas State University Bosco Plaza.  Rotaract is a Rotary club partner for young leaders ages 18-30 that promotes leadership and service.  Registration is now open.  Funds raised will benefit Water Mission, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that builds safe water solutions in developing countries and disaster areas.  To sign up or make a donation, please go to http://www.ksurotaract.com/walk-for-water/or call 402-490-1879.

Apr
22
Sat
3rd Annual Wildcat Warrior 5K @ Gen Richard B Myers Hall
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am

The 3rd Annual Wildcat Warrior 5K will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at the General Richard B Myers Hall, Kansas State University.  Registration: 8:00 am.  5K Start: 9:00 am. Fun Run Start: 10:00 am.  $30 – 5K/ghost Runners; $25 — Per Team Participant (4 runners per team); $15 — Fun Run (1 Mile).  For more information go to http://manhattanrunnigco.com/event/wildcat-warrior-5k-2/.  Register by April 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  All proceeds from the Wildcat Warrior 5K will go to improving the William Grimm Memorial.

Apr
27
Thu
Flint Hills Masterworks Chorale @ First United Methodist Church
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm

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.

May
6
Sat
Walk Kansas 5K For The Fight @ Johnson Cancer Research Center
May 6 @ 9:00 am

The acclaimed statewide fitness motivation program, Walk Kansas, which is organized by K-State Research & Extension, will hold its 2nd Annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight, 1.5-Mile Fun Walk and 50-yard Kids’ Fun Run on May 6th, and donate all proceeds to K-State’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.  It is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas participants.  For more information go to http://cancer.k-state.edu/newsevents/WalkKansas5k.html