Matt and Gabby Rebuild Fund @ Energy Center
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

On July 12th, a fire took the home and all its possessions from a member of the Energy Center family of technicians. To help Matt and Gabby through these hard times the Energy Center is having a Hog Roast Fundraiser on July 26th from 11am to 6 pm at 528 Pillsbury Drive just across the bridge from the Discovery Center to enjoy a great meal for a great cause.  Pulled pork sandwiches – $6.00;  Complete meal deal is $10.00 or Pre-buy whole pork butt for $50.00.  Donations can be sent to 528 Pillsbury Dr., Manhattan, KS  66502 marked for the Matt and Gabby Rebuild Fund.  For more information call 785-776-5118 or visit the Energy Center Manhattan Pool Facebook page.

Benefit Dance @ American Legion Post #17
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sons of the American Legion Post #17 will hold a Benefit Dance in support of Ft. Riley’s Soldier & Family Assistance Center Warrior Transition Battalion on Saturday, July 26th from 7-10 pm.  Benefit includes: Dance, Silent Auction & Raffle Items such as gift cards, hair, meals, car, electronics from various places in town and much more!  There is no admission charge but donations are welcome.

Sons of the American Legion Post 17 Benefit Dance @ American Legion Post #17
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

In support of Ft. Riley’s Soldier & Family Assistance Center. Benefit includes dance,  silent auction, & raffle items such as gift cards to various places around town. No admission charge, but donations are welcome.

National Day of the Cowboy @ Lazy T Ranch
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Nashville recording artist and native Kansan Rusty Rierson will perform at a Kansas celebration of the National Day of the cowboy, with a luncheon to be held at the Lazy T Ranch near Manhattan at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 27th.  Rusty is an extraordinary musician who grew up on a Kansas Flint Hills farm and studied agriculture at K-State.  This will be a perfect way to honor the American cowboy.  The public is invited to come out and join in this celebration.  Online registration are available on a first-come, first served basis at  At 1:00 pm, barbecue picnic lunch with all the trimmings will be served.  A Manhattan-area band, The Flint Hills Oldtimers, will also perform classic cowboy songs.

204th Army Band Concert @ Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The 204th Army Band, United States Army Reserve, from Vancouver, Washington, in cooperation with the City of Manhattan, KS and Dr. Frank Tracz of Kansas State University, will present a free concert at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in Manhattan, KS on July 29th, 2014, at 7:30pm.

Riley County Health Department & USD 383 Central Enrollment Vaccine Clinic @ Manhattan High School- West Campus
Jul 30 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

The vaccines recommended by the RCHD are recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention). The vaccines may be given at the same time and some vaccines may require follow-up doses. If your child has insurance the RCHD will bill insurance. If your child qualifies for the VFC program (Vaccines for Children), the RCHD participates in the VFC program and there may be a $14 injection fee.

Assisted Deet Hunt
Jul 31 all-day

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Riley County Fish and Game Association, and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake are still accepting applications for the 2014 Tuttle Creek Youth/Disabled Assisted Deer Hunt, September 6th and 7th.  This hunt, which is offered free of charge, is open to resident youth age 11-16 and those with a certified disability interested in hunting Kansas whitetails.  Applications are due July 31st.  For more information, or to obtain an application, contact U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resources Specialist Steve Prockish at 785-539-8511, ext. 3167, or by e-mail at

Healthty Community Sharing @ First United Methodist Church/St. Paul;s Episcopal Church
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Healthy Community Sharing will be held at the First United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s  Episcopal Church, North and south sides, 6th and Poyntz Avenues from 10 am to 8 pm.  There will be social services tables, mobile food distribution, clothing closet, community meal, health screenings and school district support.  Children’s activities will be held from 10 am to 2 pm.  There will be an obstacle course, bounce house and crafts.

Youth Triathlon @ City Park
Aug 9 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am

The HyVee Just Tri It Youth Triathlon is a fun challenging event for kids ages 5 to 14.  Young athletes will swim, bike and run in this three-event race that not only promotes fitness but also improves self-confidence as participants cross the finish line on their own.  The race begins at 7:30 am Saturday, August 9th in City Park, 11th & Poyntz Avenue.  For more information on the event and registering your child, see the Just Tri It Registration Form. Registration deadline is 5 pm  Thursday, August 7th. To register online, go to the  e-commerce site.

Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

The Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease will be held at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, on Saturday, August 23rd.  There will be a 5K/10K Run/Walk and Half-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk with proceeds to benefit the Meadowlark Hills Parkinson Fund.  Registration and packet pick-up will be Friday August 22nd, at the Holiday Inn at the Campus from 4:30 to 7:00 pm with the Key Note Speaker at 6:30 pm.  On race day, packet pick up and registration is from 6:30 to 7:30 am.  The 5K/10K races begin at 8 am and the Half-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:15 am.  Awards will start at 9:30 am; BBQ and Beer will begin at 9 am featuring Cox Bros BBQ and Budweiser.  Questions can be directed to Corri Frigon, Race Director, via email at or 785-410-2814.