Christkindl Market @ Riley's Conference Center
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fort Riley’s annual Christkindle Market takes place on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Riley’s Conference Center.  The event, which is in its eighth year, features more than 50 vendors selling handmade items, holiday decor, gifts and much more.  Family activities like sugar cookie decorating, face painting and pictures with Santa or the Grinch will be available for $1 each.  Festive food and gluhwein (a German/Austrian winter holiday drink) will also be available for purchase.  The event is open to the public; however those without a Department of Defense ID card need to stop at the Henry Gate visitor center to get a pass.  Details can be found online at

Help Portrait @ The Fellow
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This Saturday, December 3rd will be the annual Help Portrait event.  Local photographers who want to give back to the low income community are there to take family or individual portraits and print them right there for people to take with them.  They are great quality photos with no strings attached.  No one tries to sell packages of photos or other items.  There will be a meal to enjoy as well.  This event will be at The Fellow, 1125 Westport Drive.

Health Insurance Enrollment @ Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

People who need help selecting a health insurance plan for 2017 have an opportunity to talk with experts, noon to 4:00 pm, on Saturday, December 3rd at Dorothy Bramlage Public Library in Junction City. There is no cost to attend the event.  Trained health insurance Navigators at this event will help people in comparing their insurance options at the Health Insurance Marketplace.  For further information, please call John dickey or Karen Mayse at the North Central-Flint Hills area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center at 800-432-2703.

First Annual Financial Summit and Luncheon @ Manhattan Public Library
Dec 7 @ 12:45 pm

The First Annual Financial Summit and Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 7th at 12:45 pm at the Manhattan Public Library.  You are invited.  Students, teachers, homemakers, and the community to come out and learn how to protect your financial resources.  Come and meet a special Military guest from Houston, Texas as well as Bankers and Financial Advisors.  “Lunch Is On Us”  Sponsored by Abundant Faith Ministries, Inc.

National Pearl Harbor Day Concert @ Peace Memorial Auditorium
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

Jammin’ Northstars Elementary Choir Presents: A Bob Hope style USO Show Honoring our WWII Veterans Including:  “Jammin’ Northstars Elementary Choir – Songs from the 1940’s.  The Thundering Cats and the Cadence and K-State Singers Trio.  This event will be held on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 pm at the Peace Memorial Auditorium (behind City Hall).  Free and open to the public.

Northstars Elementary Choir @ Peace Memorial Auditorium
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Jammin’ Northstars Elementary Choir Presents: National Pearl Harbor Concert on Wednesday, December 7th at 7:00 pm in the Peace memorial (City) Auditorium to honor our WWII Veterans.  This is a Bob Hope style U.S.O. Show extravaganza with singing, dancing and jokes.  Fun costumes, great entertainment.  Anyone and everyone who loves good music from the 40’s and want to be a part of honoring our WWII Veterans is welcome to attend.

Kiwanis Club Pancake Feed @ Pottorf Hall - CiCo Park
Dec 10 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Manhattan Kiwanis Club will have their 66th Annual Pancake Feed & Holiday Silent Auction on Saturday, December 10th, of Pottorf Hall at CiCo Park.  Adults $5.00 Presale or $6.00 Day of Feed.  Children 5-12, $3.00 Presale or $4.00 Day of Feed.  Children (under 5) Eat FREE.  All proceeds benefit 20+ local community projects.