Parks and Rec Day in the Park @ City Park
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Take the whole family out for a night of fun at City Park and celebrate the last day of Parks and Recreation Month on Sunday, July 31st from 6:00 to 9:30 pm.  Hot dogs, games and activities in the shelter and sand court 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Free swim and dance on the pool deck from 8:00 to 9:30 pm.

Everybody Counts @ Douglass Community Center
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Everybody Counts – that means YOU! will be held on Saturday, August 6th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Douglass Community Center/Douglass Center Annex 900 block of Yuma Street.  There will be more than 30 booths sponsored by community organizations offering services, educational information & volunteer opportunities.  Distribution of children’s clothing from USD 383 FIT Closet (school supplies will NOT be distributed). Fun activities for children & families.  Access to computers to complete USD 383 online enrollment.  Free health screenings, Flint Hills Breadbasket bread distribution (while supplies last). Free community brunch (first come, first served). Harvester’s Food distribution (while supplies last).  For more information email

Water Matters Day @ Sunset Zoo
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Konza Rotary Club of Manhattan will host the Sixth Annual Water Matters Day, from noon to 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 6th at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan.  Water Matters Day raises awareness of the challenges many folks face in obtaining clean water every day, plus raises money to help provide access to drinking water locally, nationally and internationally.

Water Safari @ Sunset Zoo
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cool off at Sunset Zoo’s Water Safari, featuring Konza Rotary’s Water Matters Day.  Enjoy family-friendly activities from noon to 4:30 pm on Saturday, August 6th, including splash zones, water areas and activity stations.  Kids receive free admission with paid adult.

Olympic Fun Camp @ Westview Community Church
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm

Need childcare the week before school starts back up?  Register your elementary child for Olympic Fun Camp hosted by Westview Community Church from August 8-12!  Kids will enjoy marital arts, gymnastics, bowling and MORE hands on fun throughout the week.  Area athletes and internationals will challenge campers with the Olympic 2016 motto, Live Your Passion! Go to and click on Olympic Fun Camp to learn more or call 537-7173.  Space is limited.  Reservations will be granted on a first come, frist serve, basis.

Bikers for Babies Chicken Dinner @ American Legion
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Plan to attend a Full Chicken Dinner on Thursday, August 11th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the American Legion Post 17 in Manhattan.  They will also have a Silent Auction to benefit The March of Dimes.  These proceeds are used to find treatments for helping the premature babies.  Bidding will close at 7:00 pm and winners will be announced at that time.

Stockdale Reunion @ Keats United Methodist Church
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm

The Annual Stockdale Reunion will be held at 12:30 pm on Sunday, August 14th at the Keats United Methodist church in Manhattan.  A covered dish luncheon will be held.

Pet Poolooza @ CiCo Pool
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bring you favorite furry friend for a dip in the pool to close out the season on Sunday, August 14th, at CiCo Pool from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Dogs must have current rabies vaccination and pet license.  A $2 donation is suggested for the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter Kennel.

How to Use RootsMagic @ Manhattan Public Library
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm

The Riley County Genealogical Society is pleased to host a presentation by Dick Akins about how to use RootsMagic.  RootsMagic is the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organizing, and sharing your family history easy!  Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced professional, RootsMagic is the perfect tool for you!  You will learn how to download RM Essentials FREE, some of the “behind the scenes” scenes, and some of the tools available.  See for yourself why Family Tree Magazine called Roots Magic, “Probably the best all-around genealogy program.  RootsMagic offers a winning combination of features for both casual and serious genealogists.”  This RCGS educated program is free and open to the public.  This event will be held at the Manhattan Public Library on Sunday, August 14th at 2:00 pm.

Freddy’s Give Back Night @ Freddy's Frozen Custard
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Freddy’s Give Back Night will be held on Wednesday, August 24th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.  Freddy’s will give a percentage of money taken in from everyone who mentions Bikers for Babies March of Dimes to The March of Dimes.