Open House On Sales Tax Special @ City Hall
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm

The second of four open houses for Manhattan voters to learn about a special question on the general election ballot will be at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 29th at City Hall. The City of Manhattan is asking voters to consider a 0.20% sales tax increase to fund repairs to existing streets and to implement Safe Routes to school projects.  The increase would generate approximately $1.9 million for street repairs and $100,000 for Safe Routes projects annually for 10 years, if voters approve the measure.  More information about the special question is available online at

Kids Fitness Challenge @ Anneberg Park
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am

The Body 1st Kids Fitness Challenge will be Saturday, October 1st starting at 9:00 am.  It will be held in the south end of Anneberg Park.  This event will result in $12,000 donated from area business to be distributed to physical education programs at local elementary schools based on children participating in running distances from 1/4 mile up to 2 miles.

Twilight Nature Hike @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Oct 1 @ 6:15 pm

Join Tuttle Creek Staff at the Park Office (5800 River Pond Rd) for a group hike on Saturday, October 1st at 6:15 pm.  Enjoy a leisurely group hike with new friends and familiar autumn scenes.  Campfire and s’mores to wrap up the night.

Fried Chicken & Ham Supper @ St. Luke Lutheran Church
Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm

St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton will have a Fried Chicken & Ham Supper on Sunday, October 2nd.  Serving begins at 4:30 pm.  This will include mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads, coleslaw, homemade breads and pies.  Carry outs available.  Adults: $8.00 – Children (Ages 5-12): $3.00 and ages 4 and under: FREE.  Homemade goodies and crafts will also be available.

White House Wildcat Exhibit @ Hale Library
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm

This October, Kansas State University Libraries honors alumnus and Abilene native Marlin Fitzwater with an exhibit, “Marlin Fitztwater: From Wheat Fields to White House.” The exhibit opens at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 4th.  The evening will include a 6:30 pm conversation with Fitzwater moderated by Cathy Dawes, news director of 1350 KMAN.  Fitzwater will reflect on his time as the only press secretary in U.S. history appointed by two presidents, both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.  Guests must RSVP, as space is limited.  Contact Darchelle Martin at or 785-532-7442.

Riley County Anniversary @ Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

The Riley County Historical Museum will celebrate its 100th anniversary Wednesday, October 5th at 7:00 pm at Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.  After a short program the centennial will be celebrated with birthday cake and prizes.  The birthday party is free and everyone is invited to attend.

Fall Indoor Sale @ Senior Center
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – Oct 8 @ 12:30 pm

The Riley County Senior Center will hold a Fall Indoor Sale on Friday, October 7th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday, October 8th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  They always have great bargains.  They will take your gently used items up through October 5th.  They don’t accept clothing, exercise equipment, computers, televisions, or guns.  Support the Center with your donations or your purchase.  This is one of their major fundraisers; all proceeds support the Center’s programs/activities.

19th Annual Tournament @ Colbert Hills Golf Course
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm

The 19th Annual Rob Regier Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, October 7th with a Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm at Colbert Hills Golf Course.  This annual golf tournament honors Rob Regier, a K-State grad in pre-dentistry who died of cancer at age 26.  It is hosted by Rob’s parents Les & Sandy Regier, and his brother and sister-in-law, Randy & Juli Regier.  It’s a 4-person scramble and includes prizes and inneer.  Started in 1998 in Kansas City by some of Rob’s Sig Ep fraternity brothers, the tournament is now held in Manhattan.

Free Cancer Screenings @ Health Department
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Local Masons are hosting a free cancer screening on Saturday, October 8th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Public Health Department in Marysville.  It is one of 26 free cancer screenings the Kansas Masonic Foundation is sponsoring across the region in 2016.  The event will include skin, prostate screenings as well as bone density tests and facial sun damage assessments.  For more information contact Kevin Throm at 785-713-1512 or

Riley County Genealogical Society @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

RCGS researchers have looked into the distant past of a Manhattanite’s family.  Jay Nelson’s genealogical past will be featured.  Come hear the fascinating story that can be traced back to the 1500’s — including a Dutch grain merchant, a foster family, and other colorful characters.  This event will be held at the Manhattan Public Library on Sunday, October 9th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm.  This presentation is free and open to the public.