K-State Research and Extension will hold Gardening Education Events on Saturday, January 21st beginning at 9:00 am with Growing in Riley County. Herb Gardening will be at 10:00 am and Creating a Water Feature at 11:00 am. For more information contact Gregg Eyestone, Extension Agent at 785-537-6350.
MLK, Jr. Community Celebration will be held at the Manhattan Fire Station on Sunday, January 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Featuring the art and writing contest winners from local schools (Bluemont, Theodore Roosevelt, Manhattan Catholic School, Manhattan High School) music, fellowship, recognition of the annual Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Award winners, and speaker Zelia Wiley, interim provost for the diversity at K-State. The title of her talk is “2017”: Education, Diversity & Dr. King’s Dream.”
The Kansas State University/Manhattan Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a recital on Sunday, January 22nd, at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church. A wide variety of organ music will be performed and there is no admission charge.
People seeking help selecting a health insurance plan for 2017 or wanting to know whether they would qualify for a health insurance tax exemption have an opportunity to talk to experts on Monday, January 23rd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library. There is no cost to attend this event, but people should call the Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-2703 to schedule an appointment.
The next meeting of the Pawnee Mental Health Services’ Board of Directors will be on Tuesday, January 24th at 4:00 pm, in the Conference Room of Pawnee’s Clay Center office. The meeting is open to the public.
Cover Crop Impact on Subsequent Crop Yields will be the discussion topic at the January 26th Coffee Shop Agronomy meeting, scheduled for 10:30 am to noon at Nelson’s Landing. DeAnn Presley, K-State Research and Extension soil and water conservation specialist, will be the featured speaker. Reservations are requested by noon the day before each meeting. Contact Greg McClure at the Riley County Extension Office, 785-537-6350 for more information.
K-State Research and Extension will have a Gardening Education Event Totally Tomatoes on January 26th from 10:30 am to noon at Nelson’s Landing. For more information contact Gregg Eyestone, Extension Agent at 785-537-6350.
The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation is hosting Free Dental Services on January 27th-28th at the National Guard Armory, 721 Levee Drive. Doors open at 5:30 am. No appointments – First come, First Served. Children and Adults. Patient information: Continue taking any prescription medications as directed and bring them along so a dose is not missed. Bring a list of current medications, allergies, and health condition. No eligibility, income, or residency requirements needed. Services include cleanings, fillings, and extractions…NO dentures. Nearly 700 patients will be treated each day so be prepared to wait several hours. Biscuits and gravy for breakfast and a sandwich for lunch will be provided at no charge. Bring snacks and water.
People seeking help selecting a health insurance plan for 2017 or wanting to know whether they would qualify for a health insurance tax exemption have an opportunity to talk with experts 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Monday, January 30th at the UFM Community Learning Center. There is no cost to attend this event, but people should call the Area Agency on Aging at 800-432-2703 to schedule an appointment.
The Riley County Livestock Association will hold its Annual Meeting at 6:30 pm on Monday, January 30th at Pottorf Hall. The schedule for the evening includes a 10-ounce ribeye steak dinner, election of three RCLA directors, and a legislative report by Mike Beam of the Kansas Livestock Association. The program will be provided by Ron Trewyn, NBAF Facilities Liasion for Kansas State University. His program is titled, “National Bio Agro-defense Facility: Confronting Global Infectious Disease Threats.” Reservations to attend the RCLA Annual Meeting are needed by January 23rd. The $15 charge includes both the steak dinner and membership in the Riley County Association. Call the Riley County Extension Office at 785-537-6350 to make reservations, or register at www.riley.ksu.edu.