A free senior health fair and open house will be held on Friday, June 3rd at Garden Grove Apartments from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Several local businesses will be participating in this event. For questions call 785-275-1285.
‘Tis the Season of Juneteenth! The public is invited to celebrate this landmark of freedom with a wildflower walk on the tall grass prairie! The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, 7:30 pm, at Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge, east side, 5 mile south of I-70, Exit 307. Visitors should follow the gravel drive across the bridge and up to the Guest House and park along the drive. Sturdy shoes & insect repellent are a must, as mosquitoes and ticks are bad this year! Admission is free but reservations are requested, via 785-539-5592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Lutheran Church and Peace Lutheran Church are teaming up for VBS this year! VBS is for children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. There will be a preschool program and nursery care for siblings and children of volunteers. This event will be held June 6th – June 10th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Register now to be a part of this exciting week. Registration deadline is May 23rd. For more information call 785-539-7371.
The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley extend invitations to any and all Vietnam veterans to attend a welcome-home ceremony on Wednesday, June 8th, during the division’s annual Victory Week (June 6-10). Gather with our Soldiers, their families and our community as we recognize all of your efforts and sacrifices and as we begin the countdown to the Big Red One’s 100th anniversary. This ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm on June 8th at Marshall Army Airfield. RSVP to 1stIDEvents@gmail.com. For more information go to www.riley.army.mil/vietnamveteranswelcome/
Paxico Sacred Heart Parish Chicken Dinner will be held on Sunday, June 12th, serving buffet style from 12:00 to 3:30 pm. Mass will be at 10:30 am. Bingo/Games/Raffles and Silent Auction. Adults – $8.00. Ages 4 thru 12 – $3.50. Ages 3 and under – FREE. Location is Parish Hall, located 1 1/2 miles north of Paxico, KS.
The Manhattan Municipal Band will present its weekly concert Tuesday, June 14th at City Park’s Larry Norvell Band Shell at 7:30 pm. The concert will include traditional marches “Colonel Bogey” and “King Cotton” as well as “Light Cavalry Overture”. A concert highlight will be the combined performance of the Municipal Band and the 170+ students attending the KSU Summer Band Camp conducted by KSU Band Director Don Linn. The combined groups will perform “Courage March” and “Shorewood Overture”. Also featured will be xylophone soloist Dan Haddad, KSU graduate student, performing “Xylophonia”. KSU percussionists Alex Wimmer and Jack Donovan will join Haddad performing “Serenade for a Picket Fence”. The weekly concerts are free and open to the public.
Respite care is temporary help provided that helps caregivers. Respite workers or volunteers assist a child or adult with special needs so that the caregiver can “take a break.” This temporary relief to a family caregiver can be a welcome solution. The one-day REST course provides skills and tools to people who want to help caregivers. This interactive training is for people who want to provide respite. It is a highly detailed program that prepares people – family members, volunteers or job seekers – to care for people with health care needs and various diagnoses. The course includes topics for caring for older adults diagnosed with a form of dementia, adults recovering from a stroke or an accident and children with developmental disabilities. This training will be held on Thursday, June 16th from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Geary County Senior Center. Register today by calling SHICK Coordinator, Marsha Rogers at 800-432-2703 or email her at email@example.com.
This Friday, June 17th, “The Grateful Dudes, Tony Ridder & Jeb Bolan, joined by musicians Sally Schafer & Joan Nelson.” Supper at 6:00 pm, music at 7:00 pm and they will be at the American Legion in Olsburg due to the heat.
The 27th Annual Manhattan Juneteenth Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 18th at City Park. The theme of this year’s one-day event is “Freedom – Community – Family”. Reading of the City of Manhattan’s proclamation and Community Unity Walk around the park will kick-off this year’s event at 9:30 am. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 100 people participating in the walk. The day will conclude with a musical performance by The Charles Walker Band in the Norvell Band Shell starting at 6:30. For detailed information about the day’s schedule of events and current sponsors, go to the Manhattan Juneteenth website at www.manhattanjuneteenth.org or Facebook at “Manhattan KS Juneteenth Celebration or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are cordially invited to attend the Medal of Honor Remembrance Ceremony honoring Civil War Soldier: First Sergeant Conrad Schmidt Co. K, 2nd Calvary Regiment on Saturday, June 18th, 9:30 am at Ogden St. Patrick’s Cemetery, 7280 Harris Road (corner of Harris and Mallon Roads) Ogden, KS. Sponsored by the Polly-Ogden Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Please bring a lawn chair if you wish to be seated. Inclement weather ceremony location: Ogden Community Center, 220 Willow Street, Ogden, KS. For more information contact: Marie McConnell at 785-564-0060. Marie853@msn.com or Lorie Hatcliff 785-317-0818, Lorie.Hatcliff@gmail.com.