Legislative Coffee @ Zoo Educational Center
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am

The first Kansas Legislative Coffee for 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 25th, at the Zoo Educational Center at 7:30 am.  There will be coffee and some assorted rolls.  This event is free and open to the public.

MLK,Jr. Prayer Breakfast @ Four Points by Sheraton
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am

MLK, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton on Monday, February 25th starting at 9:00 am.  The lecture will be by Featuring Gretchen Cassel Eick, civil rights activist and author of “Dissent in Wichita: the Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-72.”  The lecture is free, but if eating, the breakfast buffet cost app. $11.

Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

You’re invited to attend the Groundbreaking for Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 at 1026 Yuma Street.  RSVP to: by February 22nd.

Gown Town JLFH Spring Fundraiser @ Four Points by Sheraton
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ladies! Do you need a great new dress for an upcoming party of formal?  Mark your calendar to attend Junior League of the Flint Hills’ second annual Gown Town event from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 26th, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Manhattan.  The event features gently used dresses, gowns, shoes, and accessories at discount prices.  Event entry is $5.00 per person, and tickets are on sale now at or available at the door.

National Bird @ Town Hall Room Leadership Studies
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

A film showing of National Bird – story of courageous whistleblowers working on military drones will be held on Tuesday, February 28th, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Room of the Leaderships Studies Building at K-State.  National Bird is a full-length documentary that follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues – that is the secret U.S. Drone War.  Sponsored by Manhattan Alliance For Peace and Justice K-State Alliance For Peace and Justice.  For more information contact Ann Cowan – 785-537-2025 or

Casino Night @ Riley's Conference Center
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

FRSC “ALL IN!” Casino Night will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 5:00 – 10:00 pm at Riley’s Conference Center.  Join Lady Luck, and double down for an evening of casino night fun.  Libations & Fare, Dancing, Casino Games, Opportunity Drawings, and Silent and Live Auctions will be yours for the winning.  Attendees are encouraged to dress in any Vegas fashion-from the Rat Pack to Hangover Shenanigans (Must be done tastefully).  A prize will be awarded for best dressed.  18+ Only.  For further information, to volunteer your time, and/or to inform of a donation, please email Sheila Kay Weaver at: FUNDRAISING.FRSC@GMAIL.COM.

No Place Like Home @ Mt Calvary Lutheran Church
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego invites the community to attend a special fund raising dinner to support Community Health Ministry’s “No Place Like Home” on Wednesday, March 8th.  Mount Calvary will host a free-will donation dinner at the church from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, followed immediately by a special Lenten devotional service.  All proceeds from the dinner go to support this new program.  Everyone is invited to share in food and fellowship and to stay for the Lenten service afterwards.  For more information call 785-456-2444.

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge @ Pottorf Hall CiCo Park
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you a high schooler living in Riley County that has an idea for a new product or service? Do you have a concept that could lead to a future business?  Youth entrepreneurs are invited to participate as individuals or in teams to compete in the 2017 Riley County Youth Entrepreneur Fair on Wednesday, March 14th, 9:30-Noon at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park.  Top products, concepts, and ideas will be awarded CASH PRIZES for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers based on: Business Plan; Two-minute Elevator Speech; 5-6 Minute Tradeshow Presentation.  Contact John Jobe or Jennifer Wilson at the Riley County Extension Office for further details about this amazing opportunity.  110 Courthouse Plaza, Room B220 – 785-537-6350.

St. Patricks’s Day Road Races @ Aggieville
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am

The 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Road Races 10K, 2 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, March 18th, beginning at 10:00 am.  The 2 mile will kick off the festivities followed by the 10k at 10:45.  The parade will once again follow all the races.  This year all the 10k finishers will receive a St. Patrick’s Day Finisher Medal.  For more information go to

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  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.