Manhattan Junior Crew
Aug 22 @ 3:15 pm – Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm

The Manhattan Junior Crew is holding its fall two-week introduction to rowing for high school aged kids beginning Monday, August 22nd, through Friday, September 2nd.  No prior experience required.  Practices run Monday through Friday 3:15-5:30 pm.  This will include fundamental rowing training, calisthenics, and a swim test.  For more information, please email

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age @ St. Thomas More Church
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A viewing of the documentary, “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” will be shown on Friday, August 26th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at St. Thomas More Church.  A discussion will follow led by two local psychologists.  Families are encouraged to attend with youth 10+ years old.  The suggested ticket price is $10/person.  Tickets are available through  More information is available at  Any proceeds from the event will be used to provide counseling to low-income individuals and families.  Event planners would like to spread the word about the event to increase the impact on the community.

Friends of Tuttle Creek & VFW Warrior Picnic @ Tuttle Creek
Aug 27 all-day

The Friends of Tuttle Creek have created many family and children activities that are free.  Lunch in their area for active duty/veterans in the VFW area are free.  The VFW also has family and children activities.  A wonderful day to get the family out.  For veterans many activities for support, claims, assistance, morale and more are available. The park is open for free entrance.  This event takes place on Saturday, August 17th.  For more information contact the VFW in Manhattan or Suzie Hernandez Moss, Friends of Tuttle Creek State Park, or 785-313-3067.

Speedy PD Race/Run @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am

The 8th Annual Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s will be held on Saturday, August 27th at 8:00 am.  The Speedy PD has one of the most unique race courses in this area.  Set at the beautiful Tuttle Creek State Park, both the 5K and 10K courses are USATF certified.  Both courses are all on paved roads. The 5K course is very flat to the finish.  The 10K Course includes a nice mile and a half climb.  Both courses include scenic views of the lake, and a great atmosphere with volunteers and supporters lining the course.  Check out the web site for much greater detail.  Register before 8/12 for lower fees and t-shirts.  Web Site: www.RUNSPEEDYPD.ORG.

MHS Alumni Picnic in the Park @ Wefald Pavilion-City Park
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm

The Manhattan High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) is holding their annual Picnic in the Park on Sunday, August 28th at Wefald Pavilion in the City Park.  All Manhattan High Alums and families are welcome. Social hour begins at 5:30 pm followed by the potluck dinner at 6:00.  MHSAA will provide the hot dogs/buns, condiments, drinks and paper service.  Bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share.  The entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Manhattan Pops Choir.  MHSAA will hold their annual meeting immediately after the picnic.

Healthcare Issues Discussion @ Manhattan Public Library
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm

The Manhattan Chapter of Women for Kansas will be sponsoring, Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the Health Reform Resource Project for the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved.  He will be speaking at the Manhattan Public Library on Wednesday, August 31st at 6:30 pm.  He will be discussing healthcare issues pertaining to medicare, mental health, prescriptions and other relevant impacts to the local community.  Everyone is invited to attend.