Wamego Blood Drive @ Trinity Baptist Church
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Wamego Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, October 8th at a the Trinity Baptist Church on Hwy 24 on the west side of Wamego.  This is a new location.  Hours will be Noon to 6:00 pm.  To schedule online visit or call 1-800-733-2767.

Promenade on Poyntz @ Poyntz Zvenue
Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm

The 11th Annual Promenade on Poyntz will be held tonight beginning at 5:30 pm.  12 downtown businesses will serve as “stops” along the promenade path as participants stroll around downtown Manhattan sampling a variety of wine and food.  Each business will feature both a red and white wine selection paired with light hors d’oeuvres.  The Promenade check-in begins at 5:30 at the Riley County Courthouse Plaza.  Ticket purchasers will receive a wine glass, tasting tickets and Promenade map when they check in.  Tickets are $40 and 100% of the ticket is tax deductible.  All proceeds from the event go to support Homecare & Hospice.  Order online at or by calling 537-0688.

MHS Football Annual Barbecue @ Bishop Stadium
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

The Manhattan High School Parents group is hosting its annual BBQ fundraiser during the Silver Trophy Game against Junction City on Friday, October 9th, at Bishop Stadium starting at 6:00 pm.  Game time is 7:00 pm. This is the Silver Trophy Game and Lew Lane Field Dedication at halftime.

Star Wars Reads Day @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The force is strong in Manhattan, Kansas! On Saturday, October 10th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Manhattan Public Library will celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with an Empire-sized party for all ages.  The party begins at 11:00 am in the auditorium with crafts and activities including Star Wars Trivia, a Yoda ears creation station, and selfie photo booths with costumed characters.  Dress as your favorite character and make sure you enter the selfie contest by tagging the library@ManhattanPL for a chance to win Star Wars prizes.  There will be a Yoda Impersonation Contest at 12:30.  Prizes will be awarded to the best impersonators in the kid, teen, and adult categories.  At 1:00 pm, it’s the Star Wars Spoofs screening.  At 1:30 pm, get your popcorn and Yoda soda, then settle in for a screening of the movie that started it all.  For more information call 785-776-4741 or visit

Manhattan Fire Department Open House @ Fire Station
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the MFD family for the annual department open house from noon to 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 11th at the Headquarters Fire Station.  Rides, fire hoses and demonstrations are just a few of the activities.

48-4H 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun-Run @ CiCo Park
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm

A 48-4H 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun-Run will be held on Sunday, October 11th at CiCo Park at 2:00 pm.  Sign-in from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Clover Room in Pottorf Hall.  Pre-registration by September 29th. For more information contact Katie Messeria at or JohnJobe at Pre- register online at or contact the Riley County Extension Office.

Drug Awareness Meeting @ Junction City Middle School
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A Drug Awareness meeting for parents and community members will be held on Monday, October 12th at the Junction City Middle School Auditorium.  Plan to attend this meeting to learn more about trends in drug use. Made possible through a grant from the Bramlage Family Foundation.

K-State Homecoming Parade @ Downtown Manhattan & Aggieville
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm

The 2015 homecoming parade will start at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 16th.  The K-State Alumni Association encourages all campus groups to participate in the parade.  This year’s homecoming theme is “A Century of Coming Home” to mark K-State’s 100th homecoming celebration.  The parade will feature floats depicting throwbacks to some of K-State’s history and several of K-State’s former homecoming queens.  Prior to the parade, the alumni association will host trick-or-treating in Aggieville.  A pep rally will follow the parade at approximately 6:30 pm at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park.  To participate groups must register by 5:00 pm on October 8th.  For more information contact Amanda Lee at or 785-532-5056.

Opportunities Fair @ Manhattan Christian College
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Manhattan Christian College will hold an Opportunities Fair on Tuesday, October 20th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  If you are looking for interns, graduate students, or to fill full-time positions be sure to be there. Go to for more information.

Cold War Lecture @ KSU Alumi Center
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You are invited to attend a lecture about the Cold War by nationally acclaimed expert Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of the famous U2 spy plane pilot.  Mr. Powers will talk about the Cold War, the proposed Open Skies Policy of 1955, the creation of the U-2 program, and his father’s shoot down, imprisonment and exchange.  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at the KSU Alumni Center.  Book Sale and Signing- 4:00 to 5:00 pm; Lecture- 5:00 to 6:00 pm; Meet & Greet Wine and Cheese – 6:00 to 7:00 pm.