Stars of the Prairie Quilt Show @ St Thomas More Activity Center
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm

The Konza Prairie Quilt Guild of Manhattan will sponsor the Stars of the Prairie Quilt Show on Friday, April 24th from noon to 6:00 pm and on Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at St. Thomas More Activity Center.  Admission is $5.00.  There will be vendors, 200 plus quilts, and refreshments.  Please, no spike heels or strollers.

Spring Pancake Feed @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 18 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Local Boy Scout Troop 74 will have their Spring Pancake Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, April 18th from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Presby Place.  All you can eat pancakes, served with two sausage links, coffee and orange drink.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.  Adults $5, Children (6 and under) $2.  Proceeds are applied toward the troops scouting program.

Community Emergency Response Team @ Emergency Management Building
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is set for April 18th & 25th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Emergency Management Building (both days are required).  CERT members learn preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, team organization, disaster psychology, light search & rescue.  This is a very interactive hands on course with a simulated disaster drill at the end.  The class is FREE.  If you are interested in attending please email

Wonder Workshop @ Wonder Workshop
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wonder Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 506 S. 4th Street.  They will have storytellers; Music; Poetry and Activities.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  100% of the profits will be used to provide scholarships for elementary students in their summer Think Big Camp! For more information go to, email or call 785-776-1234.

Party for the Planet @ Sunset Zoo
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo will host its annual Party for the Planet celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 18th.  The Zoo will be open to guests from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, with Party for the Planet activities running from Noon to 4:30 pm.  Energy-filled children’s entertainer, Richard Renner, will roam the Zoo with his Recycle Cycle throughout the afternoon and provide a stage performance at 2:00 pm.   Guests can enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the day.  Regular Zoo admission applies.  Event held rain or shine.  For more information, visit the calendar at or call 785-587-2737.


11th Annual Enid Stover Poetry Recitation @ City Park Rose Garden
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The 11th Annual Enid Stover Poetry Recitation will be held on Saturday, April 18th in Manhattan City Park Rose Garden from 2:00 – 4:00 pm in honor of Enid Stover, and all who love reciting poetry.  You are invited to share your favorite poem from memory and listen to others recite theirs.  Chairs will be provided (lawn chairs and blankets also welcome). Light refreshments, certificates, and a gift drawing.  Optional bad weather location will be the Manhattan Public Library Auditorium.  For further information, please contact Martha Seaton at 537-0936.

Book Discussion Group @ Riley County Senior Center
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Manhattan Book Discussion Group and the VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April 21st, at the Senior Center.  The Book Group will meet at 1:00 pm.  The title of this month’s book is “The Monuments Men” by Robert Edsel.  The VIP meeting will follow at 2:00 to 3:00 pm.  Representatives from the Riley County Emergency Management will join.  The discussion will focus on the needs of the blind and visually impaired in our community.  For more information, please contact Kathy at 539-1973.

Kindergarten Roundup @ Elementary Schools
Apr 21 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Kindergarten Roundup will be held at all USD 383 Elementary schools on Tuesday, April 21st from 5:45 – 6:45 pm.

Western IHSA Blowout BBQ @ Brush Creek Ranch
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

K-State’s brand new Western IHSA team is having a Blowout BBQ on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 pm, located at 2UW Brush Creek Ranch in Westmoreland, on Myers Valley Road. (GPS will not find the address, please call Mary Ubel (Ranch owner) at 785-340-2297 or Bre Eulert (IHSA President) at 785-324-1261 for directions). Everyone is welcome to attend, please RSVP to one of the above numbers if you can so they know an approximate number of how many people will be attending.  BBQ will be served at 6:30 pm with a presentation from their sponsor, Purina, to follow.  After Monte Wedel will be doing a reining demonstration for all those present.  It is going to be a great night and an awesome end to the semester for the new club.

Career Transition at Fort Riley @ Riley's Conference Center
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

As Soldiers transition from active-duty service, they typically look for civilian employment in their hometowns or in areas near their current duty station.  A seminar to help with this transition will be held in Riley’s Conference Center, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22nd.   The career fair features opportunities for Wounded Warriors, ill, injured, veterans and transitioning military, their spouses and primary caregivers.  Department of Defense and other federal agencies and private-sector recruiters will be on-hand for the event, which provides opportunities for people to network and find out about future opportunities in civilian career fields.