Volunteers for The Speedy P.D. Race

When:
August 23, 2014 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Where:
Tuttle Creek State Park, 5800 River Pond Road, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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The Speedy P.D. Race is a fundraising event supporting the Parkinson’s Program of Manhattan at Meadowlark Hills.  The program provides care, education and scholarship by using a proactive multidisciplinary team who use a personal approach to optimize quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.  Volunteers vary and are usually assigned to volunteers as they arrive at the event.  Volunteer time commitment varies based on assigned tasks, but all volunteers are asked to arrive between 6:30a-6:45 am to allow time for instruction and placement on the course.  Contact: Janalee Walter, Volunteer Coordinator, speedypdvolunteers@gmail.com or 785-323-3899.

Volunteers for Cattle Barons Ball

When:
August 23, 2014 @ 6:30 am – 11:30 am
Where:
Copeland Ranch, North 52nd Street & Kitten Creek Road, Manhattan, KS 66503, USA
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Volunteers needed for the Cattle Baron’s Ball on August 23rd at Copeland Ranch.  Contribute your time toward success of this American Cancer Society fundraiser where proceeds go to aid families in their fight against cancer and cancer research.  Volunteers are needed as parking attendants, assist bar staff (must be 21 years old), help with hospitality such as checking tables and guests, serving when and where needed and offer assistance to guests throughout the event.  Volunteers are needed 5:15 – 11:30 pm with two shifts for parking attendants.  Contact: Hope James hjames@ksu.edu or 785-447-0677.

Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease

When:
August 23, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Where:
Tuttle Creek State Park, 5800 River Pond Road, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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The Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease will be held at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, on Saturday, August 23rd.  There will be a 5K/10K Run/Walk and Half-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk with proceeds to benefit the Meadowlark Hills Parkinson Fund.  Registration and packet pick-up will be Friday August 22nd, at the Holiday Inn at the Campus from 4:30 to 7:00 pm with the Key Note Speaker at 6:30 pm.  On race day, packet pick up and registration is from 6:30 to 7:30 am.  The 5K/10K races begin at 8 am and the Half-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk will start at 9:15 am.  Awards will start at 9:30 am; BBQ and Beer will begin at 9 am featuring Cox Bros BBQ and Budweiser.  Questions can be directed to Corri Frigon, Race Director, via email at RunSpeedyPD@gmail.com or 785-410-2814.

Volunteers for Art Happens

When:
August 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where:
Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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Volunteers are needed for the Art Happens fundraising event that supports the local Manhattan Arts Center, its children programming, musical performances, art gallery and theater productions.  Volunteers will be asked to serve appetizers, bus plates, glasses and check on food availability to patrons.  Volunteers will be provided a light dinner and drinks.  Volunteers are asked to work 2 hour shifts to support the arts.  Get to know and see what this local Arts Center means by its tag line, “Arts for All”.  Contact: Amy Gross, develoment@manhattanarts.org or 785-537-4420.

Edible Wild Plants

When:
August 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where:
Shelter #3, Outlet Park, Tuttle Creek Lake, Kansas, USA
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The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake invites the public to attend “Edible Wild Plants”  on Saturday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm at Shelter #3 in Outlet Park.  Ranger Jordan McGuinn will share examples and photos of common edible plants in Kansas.  Some samples will be shared, including Sumac Tea and recipes will also be handed out.  This is a free program and all ages are invited to attend.  For further information on this program, please contact the Corps of Engineers Office at 5020 Tuttle Creek Blvd or by calling 785-539-8511.

RCLA Summer Tour

When:
August 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where:
Wickstrum Farms, 11870 Kansas 13, Westmoreland, KS 66549, USA
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Tour host Todd Wickstrum will provide a tour of the Wickstrum Farms feedlot, and a portion of the operation’s cow herd. Participants will see the farm’s state-of-the-art feed mill, cattle handling facilities, and cattle on feed, while visiting with Todd Wickstrum about day to day feedlot and ranch management operations.

A free supper provided by the Riley County Livestock Association will be served at Todd and Trista Wickstrum’s new home following the tour. Participants are asked to bring their own lawn chairs.

Reservations to attend the RCLA Summer Tour are needed by Wednesday, August 20. Register online at www.riley.ksu.edu or call the Riley County Extension Office at 785-537-6350.

MHS Alumni Association Picnic

When:
August 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where:
City Park, Wefald Pavilion, Poyntz Avenue & North 11th Street, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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The Manhattan High School Alumni Association will hold its annual picnic for all MHS alumni and their families on Sunday, August 24th at 6:00 pm in the Wefald Pavilion in City Park.  The association is providing hot dogs and drinks, please bring a side dish or dessert to share with everyone.  The annual business meeting will follow the picnic.

K-State Lecture

When:
August 26, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where:
Cotonwood Room - K-State Union, Anderson Avenue & North 17th Street, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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From “Production Economics” to “Rural Banking” for 30 years Bob Burton has helped shape students’ understanding of economic theory and more.  The Kansas State University agricultural economics professor will give one last lecture on Tuesday, August 26th and  this time the public is invited.  Burton will speak about the reflection of his career in the Cottonwood Room of the K-State Union at 4:00 pm.  Refreshments will be served.

Purple Power Play

When:
August 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where:
City Park, Poyntz Avenue & North 11th Street, Manhattan, KS 66502, USA
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Purple Power Play returns to City Park Thursday, August 28th and Friday, August 29th, beginning at 6:00 pm both days!  Originally designed to welcome students and alumni to Downtown Manhattan prior to the first home Kansas State Wildcat football game, Purple Power Play has grown to be one of the best regional events in Northeast Kansas.  The festivities will take place in the north end of City Park near and around the Park Pavilion.  This year’s event, features a variety of live music, entertainment, food, games, a Jumbotron and Inflatable Carnival.  Kids of all ages can get their picture taken with Willie the Wildcat in the Park Pavilion beginning at 5:00 pm both evenings.  Nightly pep rallies will feature appearances by current K-State coaches, the Marching Bank, Cheerleaders and Classy Cats and Willie the Wildcat.  On Friday night, head into game day with the Pyrotechnic Fireworks extravaganza!  For more information, visit www.purplepowerplay.com.

Old Settlers’ Days

When:
August 31, 2014 @ 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Where:
Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, Elm Street & Chapel Street, Wamego, KS 66547, USA
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Thee annual Celebration of “Old Settlers’ Days”, at the Beecher Bible and Rifle Church in Wabaunsee, will be held August 31st.  Day’s program begins with Church Service at 9:45 am; Potluck at noon; Program at 1:30 pm. Guest speaker, Ms. Susan Metzger.  Topic, “Sons & Daughters of the American Revolution; Organizational Influence in America”.  Information call 785-456-9591.