Pawnee Mental Health Meeting @ Pawnee Mental Health
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm

The next meeting of the Pawnee Mental Health Services’ Board of Directors will be on Tuesday, October 25th, at 4:00 pm, in the Conference Room of Pawnee’s Clay Center office.  The meeting is open to the public.

USDA Commodities @ Flint Hills Breadbasket
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm

USDA Commodities drive-thru distribution will be Wednesday, October 26th, at 4:00 pm at the Flint Hills Breadbasket.  Product will be given out, until gone.  This is available for all income eligible Riley County Residents.  All commodities are first come first serve.  Product available includes: Corn, Vegetable Soup, Mixed Fruit, Raisins, Canned Salmon, Peanut Butter, Cranberry Juice, Great Northern Beans, and Whole Grain Spaghetti.

Okt-FLU-ber Festival @ Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Riley County Health Department will be hosting their 5th annual Okt-FLU-ber Fest on Thursday, October 27th.  Join in for a family friend and fun flu shot clinic!  There will be numerous activities for the kids, including receiving a free pumpkin with a flu shot.  Community partners will be there to help with the festivities and provide fun games, free books and yummy food samples.  Emergency vehicles as well as Fred the Preparedness Dog the Bee Wise Bee will be there to interact with the community.  Join in the celebration of fall and staying healthy for flu season!

Annual Soup Supper @ Senior Center
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Annual Soup Supper on Thursday, October 27th starting at 5:30 pm.  Taste a variety of delicious soups donated by local restaurants.  Bread and dessert will also be served.  The Manhattan High School POPS Choir will entertain at 6:00 pm.  Tickets for the Soup Supper are $7 in advance and $8 at the door.  Tickets go on sale on Monday, October 3rd.

Biscuits & Gravy @ College Avenue UMC
Oct 29 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join the OFH Board for a delicious breakfast of Biscuits & Gravy on Saturday, October 29th from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm at the College Avenue UMC.  Adults: $6.00; Children (4-12): $3.00.  All proceeds benefit Ogden Friendship House.  Ogden Friendship House is a ministry of the United Methodist Church to, with, and for the community of Ogden.  Ministries include food, clothing, and after-school programs.

5K/10K Run/Walk For Christ @ Northeast Community Park
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am

The Vineyard Community Church is hosting a 5K/10K Run/Walk for Christ on Saturday, October 29th at 10:00 am at Northeast Community Park (Linear Trail) at 680 Knox Lane.  The event is free and open to the public.

Hoop Scoop for Women Clinic @ Ice Family Basketball Center
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber and his staff will host the American Cancer Society’s Hoop Scoop for Women clinic on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, at the Ice Family Basketball Center.  The clinic will give attendees an exclusive look at the ins-and-outs of the men’s basketball program as well as provide personal interaction with members of the coaching staff and student-athletes.  The cost is $50 per person with all the proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society and Coaches vs. Cancer.  The deadline to register for the event is Friday, October 28th.  Reservations are limited to the first 150 registrants.  For more information on the clinic, please contact Betty Bachamp in the men’s basketball office at 785-532-6531 of via email at

Sausage Supper @ Paxico Sacred Heart Parish
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Paxico Sacred Heart is having a Home Cooked German Sausage Supper on Sunday, October 30th.  Buffet style serving will be from 12:00 to 3:30 pm.  Mass will be at 10:30 am.  They will also have bingo/games/raffles and a silent auction.  Adults – $12.00; Ages 4 thru 12 – $4.00; Ages under 4 – Free.

Bascom Lecture at KSU @ K-State Student Union
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm

A human papillomavirus expert involved in developing HPV diagnostic tests and vaccines will speak at Kansas State University as part of the Johnson Cancer Research Center’s George S. Bascom Memorial Lecture Series on Current Issues in Clinical Medicine.  Michael Hagensee will present “HPV vaccination: from laboratory to..bedside?” at 7:00 pm, on Thursday, November 3rd, in the K-State Union’s Little Theatre.  The talk is free and the public is invited.

Veterans Day Activities
Nov 11 all-day

Veterans Day Schedule:  7:00 am – Veterans Day Breakfast at the American Legion Hall, Post 17, 114 McCall Road.  Free to all Veterans.   8:00 am – Inaugural Flag Raising, Flint Hills Center, corner of Houston and 4th Streets. 8:00 am – Parade Line in the staging area, Manhattan Town Center.  9:00 am – State and Territorial Flag Display, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Avenue.  9:30 am Veterans Day Honor Parade.  Starting at the Manhattan Town Center with a review in front of City Hall, and ends at 14th Street.  11:00 am – Commemorative Program, Peace Memorial Auditorium.  Guest speaker Lt General Perry Wiggins (Ret).  6:00 pm – Veterans Day Recognition Honors Banquet.  Guest speaker LTC. Art DeGroat (Ret).