Open House On Sales Tax Special @ City Hall
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

The second of four open houses for Manhattan voters to learn about a special question on the general election ballot will be at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 29th at City Hall. The City of Manhattan is asking voters to consider a 0.20% sales tax increase to fund repairs to existing streets and to implement Safe Routes to school projects.  The increase would generate approximately $1.9 million for street repairs and $100,000 for Safe Routes projects annually for 10 years, if voters approve the measure.  More information about the special question is available online at

MHS Football Pancake Feed @ Longhorn Steakhouse
Oct 1 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

MHS Football All You Can Eat Pancake Feed will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 7:30 to 10:00 am at Longhorn Steakhouse.  Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased from any MHS Football Player, at the door or by contacting Heidi at

Fort Riley Yard Sale @ Fort Riley
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

In what has become a pilgrimage of sorts, the general public is invited to the post-wide yard sale on Saturday, October 1st from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at Fort Riley.  Due to access control procedures, visitors are reminded: All community members 16 years and older who do not have a Department of Defense ID card or a Fort Riley access badge or pass must enter through Henry Gate, located at Exit 301 off I-70.  All visitors must present a valid form of identification.  Community members without  DoD ID cards are encouraged to obtain a pass prior to Saturday to avoid delays.  For information, visit or the installation’s social media sites.

Kids Fitness Challenge @ Anneberg Park
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am

The Body 1st Kids Fitness Challenge will be Saturday, October 1st starting at 9:00 am.  It will be held in the south end of Anneberg Park.  This event will result in $12,000 donated from area business to be distributed to physical education programs at local elementary schools based on children participating in running distances from 1/4 mile up to 2 miles.

Manhattan AGLOW Lighthouse @ Living Word Church
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am

Manhattan AGLOW Lighthouse welcomes you to a meeting with Tali Johnson on Saturday, October 1st at the Living Word Church.  Refreshments at 9:30 am and speaker at 10:00 am.

Twilight Nature Hike @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Oct 1 @ 6:15 pm

Join Tuttle Creek Staff at the Park Office (5800 River Pond Rd) for a group hike on Saturday, October 1st at 6:15 pm.  Enjoy a leisurely group hike with new friends and familiar autumn scenes.  Campfire and s’mores to wrap up the night.

Fried Chicken & Ham Supper @ St. Luke Lutheran Church
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm

St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton will have a Fried Chicken & Ham Supper on Sunday, October 2nd.  Serving begins at 4:30 pm.  This will include mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads, coleslaw, homemade breads and pies.  Carry outs available.  Adults: $8.00 – Children (Ages 5-12): $3.00 and ages 4 and under: FREE.  Homemade goodies and crafts will also be available.

White House Wildcat Exhibit @ Hale Library
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm

This October, Kansas State University Libraries honors alumnus and Abilene native Marlin Fitzwater with an exhibit, “Marlin Fitztwater: From Wheat Fields to White House.” The exhibit opens at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 4th.  The evening will include a 6:30 pm conversation with Fitzwater moderated by Cathy Dawes, news director of 1350 KMAN.  Fitzwater will reflect on his time as the only press secretary in U.S. history appointed by two presidents, both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.  Guests must RSVP, as space is limited.  Contact Darchelle Martin at or 785-532-7442.

Punt, Pass & Kick @ CiCo Park
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm

Punt, Pass & Kick, a free competition for grades 1-6 will be held on Wednesday, October 5th, at CiCo Park with registration starting at 6:00 pm and competition at 6:30 pm.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each grade division (1/2, 3/4, 5/6).

Riley County Anniversary @ Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

The Riley County Historical Museum will celebrate its 100th anniversary Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 pm at Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.  After a short program the centennial will be celebrated with birthday cake and prizes.  The birthday party is free and everyone is invited to attend.