The Riley County Police Department will be holding its monthly NextCoffee meeting on Tuesday, March 31st at 5:30 pm (Tuesday instead of Monday for this month only). The meeting will be held at Radina’s located in Blue Earth Plaza. Police Officer Derek Cid from the Riley County Police Department’s Patrol Division will be this month’s guest speaker to discuss his patrol shift and experiences as a law enforcement officer in and outside of Riley County. NextCoffee meetings are generally held on the last Monday of each month. They are a casual setting in which Manhattan and Riley County community members can interact with police officers of the Riley County Police Department in a light hearted and casual atmosphere. Officers and employees involved in the program provide an educational experience and open discussion on topics like crime in the community and how the department is responding. The department’s Nextcoffee goes hand in hand with its online counterpart, Nextdoor. This free program is used to better facilitate communication throughout the community and replaced the neighborhood watch program in Riley County earlier this year. To sign up for a Nextdoor account visit www.Nextdoor.com
Manhattan Christian College will hold a Free Bible Class five Wednesday nights in April, April 1st – 29th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. The topic will be the book of Genesis, including some extra-biblical information about the creation and the flood, and the historical narrative beginning with Adam and concluding with Joseph. Class size is limited. Register online at www.mccks.edu or contact Brody Bliss, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Healing Arts Event for Military Families will be held at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on the K-State Campus on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Anyone is invited who is currently or previously connected with the military to join them for dessert and an art workshop, including military families, couples, spouses (with or without your other half), veterans. MCEC staff will also provide an information session. Museum staff will provide activities for your children while you enjoy fellowship with other military-connected families and spouses from the area. Questions? Please contact Briana Goff at 785-532-1490 or email@example.com.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Pinwheel has been adopted nationally as a symbol of child abuse/neglect prevention. It symbolizes the stable, healthy and protected childhood all children deserve. Pinwheels and pinwheel gardens help to create awareness of the issue and of the role all of us can and should play in insuring the development and growth of all children. Shining in the sun, the pinwheel is reflective of the bright future all children deserve. Join everyone from Noon-1:00 pm on Friday, April 3rd at the Riley County Courthouse Plaza for Blue Ribbon Month Kick-off!
Royal Bunny Tracs 5K & Kids Rabbit Dash with Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 4th at the Northeast Community Park. There will be food, games, activities and fun for the whole family. 5K Run/Walk Registration is at 7:30 am with the race beginning at 8:30 am. Kids games and inflatables: 9:00 am; Kids Rabbit Dash Registration: 9:30 am; Kids Rabbit Dash begins 10:00 am; Easter Egg Hunt begins: 11:00. Lunch will be available. For more information go to royalbunnytracs5k.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Glenda Newkirk at 785-776-9620.
Bunny Brunch is a FREE family fun event on Saturday, April 4th, 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Westview Community Church. Enjoy all you can eat pancakes, bounce house, bunny & egg hunt, pics with the Easter bunny and MORE! For more info, call 537-7173. Everybunny welcome!
The Manhattan Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 am on the west side of City Park. There will be separate hunts for different age groups – ages 2-8 altogether. It is a free family friendly event!
A Public Hearing: Final Plan Adoption: Manhattan City Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm in the Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Avenue. This meeting is for the final plan adoption for the Manhattan Area Comprehensive Plan and the Manhattan Area Transportation Strategy. Please plan to attend to show your support. For more information contact Project Director, Eric Cattell, City of Manhattan, at 785-587-2412.
Caterpillar, Inc is looking to hire qualified production and manufacturing workers during an employer day April 9th at Fort Riley. The event, which is focused toward Soldiers transitioning from the service, takes place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Building 210, Room 118D. Available career areas include welding, machinist and electrical. Those attending the employer day should bring their resume, a great attitude and be prepared to meet the hiring manager.
“Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh,” a performance about the world of caregiving for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, will be part of the Personhood and Dementia Workshop on Thursday, April 9th, at the K-State Alumni Center. The event, free and open to the public, will be from 9:00 to 11:00 am and from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The performance will feature Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter who wrote about the laughter and tears of caregiving. More information is available at http://www.he.k-state.edu/aging/outreach/personhood-dementia or 785-532-5945.