Music Mondays On Poyntz will feature free music each Monday from 7- 8 pm at 821 Poyntz. Do-Hark (“a musical experiment”) will be featured on Monday, June 17th. This is a youth band with a unique variety of instruments. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an acoustic concert on the grass. Locally-grown produce and homemade lemonade will also be available for a freewill donation. Sponsored by Manhattan Mennonite Church. www.manhattanmennonitechurch.org.
The UFM Community Learning Center will hold the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) at 10:00am, with check-in beginning at 9:00am. UFM Community Learning Center is the local host of this world wide event that teaches the importance of swimming safety through swimming lessons. The event will also attempt to beat the Guiness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson conducted across the world. The event is free and open to the public, with all ages being encouraged to participate. You can register early at www.tryufm.org or call UFM at 785.539.8763.
The Talking Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, June 18th, at 1:00 pm at the Riley County Senior Center corner of 4th and Leavenworth Streets. This month’s book is “The New Woman” by Jon Hassler. The VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) meeting will follow the book group at 2:00 pm. The speaker will be Mandy Smith from RCIL (Resource Center for Independent Living). This agency was awarded the contract from the state of Kansas to provide services for Older Blind Kansans in our area. If you know someone who might benefit from this information, please have them join us. Contact Kathy at 539-1973 if you have questions.
The local chapter of Sons of American Legion (S.A.L.) is having a fundraiser on 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. There is no admission charge but donations are appreciated. The event will take place from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, at American Legion Post 17, 114 McCall Road, Manhattan. The Fort Riley Soldier and Assistance Center (SFAC) supports ill, injured and wounded soldiers and their families. SFAC is dedicated to providing assistance to the Warriors assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion. The goal is to establish transition plans that build a pathway for soldiers separating from military. This transition guides the Soldier to ensuring a successful transition and to provide the tools to sustain yourself and your family to civilian life.
The Durochers (Duh roh’ sure) Live greater Than Ever Tour will be at the Ashland Community Church on Friday, June 21st at 7:00 pm. Join the Durocher family for a time of musical entertainment where one mom, one dad, and 9 of their 12 children (ages 8-23) will be performing creative originals and traditional favorites featuring amazing instrumentation and intricate harmonies. The Durochers have been entertaining audiences from Maine to Mexico at over 200 shows per year and they will be here for one show only on their Greater Than Ever Tour. For more information call 785-776-1731. www.DurocherFamilyMusic.com or YouTube “Durochers”
There will be a free showing of Toy Story 3 at Manhattan First Assembly, 2310 Candlewood Drive, this Friday, June 21st. Fun starts at 7:30 pm (Gift for best “Toy Story 3″ children costume). Movie starts at 8:00 pm. Free snowcones, popcorn and drinks. Take your lawn chairs, blankets….and join them under the evening sky.
The Manhattan Municipal Band directed by Frank Tracz will present it’s weekly concert Friday, June 21st at City Park’s Larry Norvell Band Shell at 7:30 PM as part of the “Arts in the Park” concert series. The program will include traditional marches and fanfares and a medley of “American River Songs”. The featured vocalist will be Kelley Tracz singing “As Time Goes By”, “I Got Plenty O’ Nothin’”, and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”. The instrumental feature will be “Centerpiece No. 2″ performed by clarinetists Tod Kerstetter and Heather Gering. The percussion section will also be featured on “Sabre Dance”. The performance is free and open to the public.
Music Mondays On Poyntz will feature free music each Monday from 7- 8 pm at 821 Poyntz. Forza Femina will be featured on Monday, June 24th featuring the Women’s String Quartet from Manhattan High School. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an acoustic concert on the grass. Locally-grown produce and homemade lemonade will also be available for a freewill donation. Sponsored by Manhattan Mennonite Church. www.manhattanmennonitechurch.org.
Pawnee Mental Health Services invites you to join the “Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention: Turning Strategy into Action” webcast and discussion. Learn more about the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, available tools, resources, and the ultimate goal of eliminating suicide. Registration at the door is welcome but registration in advance is encouraged. To register or for additional information, please call 785-587-4300. The webcast and discussion will take place at the Houston Street Center (second floor, ballroom).