May – July 2013
The Flint Hills Financial Literacy Council will meet at 11:30 am on Wednesday, May 22nd at 323 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan. This meeting is open to anyone interested.
As part of EMS week, RCEMS and local MMA fighters will be teaming up to spread the word on the efficiency and ease of hands-only CPR. They will be at the Manhattan Town Center on Saturday, May 25th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, doing static displays of EMS equipment. EMS crews will be available to answer questions but, by far, the highlight of the event will be local professional MMA fighters teaching the public hands-only CPR. VFC and Titan Champ Joe “the Nose” Wilk, Bellator Lightweight Tournament winner Dave “the Caveman” Rickels and VFC Lightweight Champ Jake “the Librarian” Lindsey are slated to attend. The fighters will be there from 11am to 1pm.
Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley-Manhattan will honor fallen veterans and their loved ones, again this year on Memorial Day. The Commemorative Service is open to the public and will begin at 11:00 am on, May 27th at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, 5181 Wildcat Creek Road, (near the Manhattan Airport). This years’ program includes the First Infantry Division Band and Isis Shrine Highland Bagpipers among others. Immediately following the ceremony light refreshments will be provided at a hospitality suite in the honor guard room adjacent to the administrative building.
Readers of all ages will explore things underground and beneath the surface, and discover groundbreaking reads this summer with Manhattan Public Library’s “Dig Into Reading” program. Summer reading begins with a kickoff party at the library on Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 to 12:00 pm. This year’s party will be indoors, so no one will have to worry about hot,cold, or stormy weather. The 2013 Summer Reading Program is open to people of all ages, from babies to adults with programs, prize drawings, story hours, reading clubs, and more. Registration for “Dig Into Reading” begins on May 20th, and participation in all events and programs is free. Programs and reading logs will begin June 1st and last until July 31st. For more information, call the library at 785-776-4741 or visit the website at www.manhattan.lib.ks.us
Tuttle Creek Lake Association will have its 19th Annual Youth Fishing Clinic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th. This event is for youth ages 8-12. The goals of the Tuttle Creek Lake Association’s Youth Fishing Clinic are to teach both youths and adults about the techniques and delights of fishing and to motivate them to fish in the future. The event on Friday is from 6:30-9:00pm and is an educational session at which both youths and adults learn about casting, tying line to hook, fishing for different kinds of fish, and water safety. Youths and accompanying adults should arrive at 6:30 pm to finish enrollment. The session will begin promptly at 7:00pm and last about two hours. The Saturday session will be from 9:00am to noon at Jerry Dishman Lake, Anneberg Park, 3801 Anderson Avenue. Youths and accompanying adults should arrive by 9:15am. Clinic starts at 9:30am. The lake will have been stocked with 700 channel catfish, many weighing over two pounds. Enrolled youth will receive a free rod and reel to keep. After the fishing sessions, six awards will be made. After the award ceremony, youths will be given a free sack lunch.
Paxico Sacred Heart Parish will host a Chicken Dinner on Sunday, June 9th from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at the Parish Hall – Newbury, located 1 1/2 mile north of Paxico. Serving will be Buffet Style. Adults – $7.00; Ages 4 thru 12 – $3.50 and Ages 3 and Under – Free. Sunday Mass is at 10:30 with Bingo & Games at 12:30. There will also have a silent auction.
The Douglass Community Recreation Center will provide a free summer playground program for ages 11-16 this summer. The program will be held Monday-Friday, June 10th July 3rd, from 9:30-11:30 am at the Douglass Community Recreation Center, 900 Yuma Street. A variety of activities will take place during the program, both indoors and outdoors. While the program is free, prior registration is required. Applications are available at the Douglass Community Recreation Center and the Parks and Recreation Office, 1101 Fremont.
Set to take place on July 6, 2013 at Southcreek Office Park (7200 West 132nd Street) in Overland Park, Kansas; the 2nd annual Darren Sproles 5k will bring together celebrities and the Kansas City community to walk/run through the park to raise money for the Sproles Empowered Youth organization. After the 5K Walk & Fun Run we have lots of activities FOR ALL AGES including:
-Complimentary Food Court – walk/race sponsors will be providing an array of food samples for you to
-Kids Fun Zone – featuring bounce houses, games and contests
-Free Autograph booth
-Awards Ceremony- Commemorative medals will be awarded to first, second and third place.
Paid Entry Includes:
-Opportunity to walk/run through the park
-FREE hand-signed Darren Sproles Football Card to the first 1,500 paid entrants
-Commemorative Darren Sproles 5k t-shirt
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.sproles5k.com/
The local chapter of Sons of American Legion (S.A.L.) is having a fundraiser on Saturday, July 20th. Proceeds will benefit Fort Riley’s Soldier and Family Assistance Center in support of the Fort Riley Warrior Transition Battalion quality of life initiative. The fundraiser will include a dance, silent auction, and raffle items. The event will take place from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the American Legion Post 17, 114 McCall Road, Manhattan.