The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo

When:
July 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Repeats:
Daily until July 26, 2014
Where:
Wells Arena, Cico Park, CiCo Park, Manhattan, KS 66503, USA
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The Kaw Valley Rodeo Association’s eighth annual Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo, a special night at the Kaw Valley Rodeo, will be Friday, July 25, to raise awareness of breast cancer and other cancers and support Kansas State University’s Johnson Cancer Research Center.

In conjunction with the Riley County Fair, the Kaw Valley Rodeo will be at 8 p.m. July 24-26 at Wells Arena in CiCo Park, Manhattan.

Spectators are encouraged to wear pink, and a pink balloon launch will honor cancer survivors during the grand entry. Pink T-shirts, bandanas and more will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to the cancer research center.

Nicki, the pink firetruck, will again be on display. The Wichita chapter of Guardians of the Ribbon, a group of firefighters and their friends, drive Nicki to cancer-related events around the state and beyond to help philanthropies raise money for their local cancer-related causes.

A benefit spaghetti dinner is also planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the First Presbyterian Church, 801 Leavenworth St., Manhattan. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat dinner, which is sponsored by Cox Bros. BBQ, are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children 4 and younger. They are available from the center, 1 Chalmers Hall, 785-532-6705.

The Johnson Cancer Research Center advances cancer research at Kansas State University and helps train future scientists. Its programs are made possible by private donations. More information about the center is at http://www.cancer.k-state.edu.

Funiture Amnesty Day

When:
July 25, 2014 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where:
City Park, Wilson Field, 1101 Fremont Street, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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Furniture Amnesty Day will be held on Friday, July 25th, at City Park – Wilson Ball Field.  Drop off Furniture from 7:00am to 5:00 pm.  Public Sign-in is at 8:00 am.  Public Pick-up is from Noon to 5:00 pm.  To schedule Furniture Pick-up, contact kays@cityofmhk.com, 785-587-2454.

Birding with Dr. Ted Cable

When:
July 26, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Where:
Tuttle Creek Lake, 5800 River Pond Road, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake invites the public to attend “Birding with Dr. Ted Cable” on Saturday, July 26th at 8:00 am.  Dr. Ted Cable, Kansas State University Professor of Park Management and Conservation, avid birder and author, will conduct the program.  Cable will be discussing local birds of Kansas while he leads a short walk down the Blue River Trail.  After the walk, he will have a book signing at Shelter #3 where he will have several of his birding and children’s books available for purchase.  All are encouraged to bring a pair of binoculars and a good pair of walking shoes for the trail.  Participants should meet at shelter #3 in Outlet Park for a short walk down the Blue River Trail.  The program is free, and no vehicle permits are required.  All ages are invited to attend.  For further information on this program please contact the Corps of Engineers Office at 5020Tuttle  Creek Blvd or call 785-539-8511.

5th Grade Manhattan Indians

When:
July 26, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where:
Northview Elementary, 300 Griffith Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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The 5th Grade Manhattan Indians are looking for players for the 2014 youth tackle football season.  Open Practice/Tryouts will be held on Saturday, July 26th from 9:00 to 11:00 am in the open field just to the east of the Northview Elementary.  No experience necessary.  Boys should wear shorts and tennis shoes (or cleats) for this practice.  For questions please contact Coach Akin jakin73@yahoo.com.

Matt and Gabby Rebuild Fund

When:
July 26, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Where:
Energy Center, 528 Pillsbury Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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On July 12th, a fire took the home and all its possessions from a member of the Energy Center family of technicians. To help Matt and Gabby through these hard times the Energy Center is having a Hog Roast Fundraiser on July 26th from 11am to 6 pm at 528 Pillsbury Drive just across the bridge from the Discovery Center to enjoy a great meal for a great cause.  Pulled pork sandwiches – $6.00;  Complete meal deal is $10.00 or Pre-buy whole pork butt for $50.00.  Donations can be sent to 528 Pillsbury Dr., Manhattan, KS  66502 marked for the Matt and Gabby Rebuild Fund.  For more information call 785-776-5118 or visit the Energy Center Manhattan Pool Facebook page.

Sons of the American Legion Post 17 Benefit Dance

When:
July 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
American Legion Post #17, 114 McCall Road, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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In support of Ft. Riley’s Soldier & Family Assistance Center. Benefit includes dance,  silent auction, & raffle items such as gift cards to various places around town. No admission charge, but donations are welcome.

Benefit Dance

When:
July 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where:
American Legion Post #17, 114 McCall Road, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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Sons of the American Legion Post #17 will hold a Benefit Dance in support of Ft. Riley’s Soldier & Family Assistance Center Warrior Transition Battalion on Saturday, July 26th from 7-10 pm.  Benefit includes: Dance, Silent Auction & Raffle Items such as gift cards, hair, meals, car, electronics from various places in town and much more!  There is no admission charge but donations are welcome.

National Day of the Cowboy

When:
July 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Where:
Lazy T Ranch, 2103 Zeandale Road, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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Nashville recording artist and native Kansan Rusty Rierson will perform at a Kansas celebration of the National Day of the cowboy, with a luncheon to be held at the Lazy T Ranch near Manhattan at 1:00 pm on Sunday, July 27th.  Rusty is an extraordinary musician who grew up on a Kansas Flint Hills farm and studied agriculture at K-State.  This will be a perfect way to honor the American cowboy.  The public is invited to come out and join in this celebration.  Online registration are available on a first-come, first served basis at www.kansasdayofthecowboy.com.  At 1:00 pm, barbecue picnic lunch with all the trimmings will be served.  A Manhattan-area band, The Flint Hills Oldtimers, will also perform classic cowboy songs.

204th Army Band Concert

When:
July 29, 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:
Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park, Poyntz Avenue & North 11th Street, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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The 204th Army Band, United States Army Reserve, from Vancouver, Washington, in cooperation with the City of Manhattan, KS and Dr. Frank Tracz of Kansas State University, will present a free concert at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in Manhattan, KS on July 29th, 2014, at 7:30pm.

Riley County Health Department & USD 383 Central Enrollment Vaccine Clinic

When:
July 30, 2014 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Where:
Manhattan High School- West Campus, Manhattan High School, 2100 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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The vaccines recommended by the RCHD are recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention). The vaccines may be given at the same time and some vaccines may require follow-up doses. If your child has insurance the RCHD will bill insurance. If your child qualifies for the VFC program (Vaccines for Children), the RCHD participates in the VFC program and there may be a $14 injection fee.