The Riley County Historical Society Quarterly Dinner Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 6th (dinner 6:30, program 7:15 pm) at the Blue Hills Room. The program will be Railroad Empire across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner’s Westward Journey by Jim Sherow, Professor of History, Kansas State University. Dinner: $14.00 (no cancellations after reservation deadline) beef brisket, mashed potatoes, green beans, house salad, rolls and brownies. Dinner reservations must be made by Thursday, April 30th at 785-565-6490. Program begins about 7:15 pm (no reservations needed for program). Everyone is welcome to the dinner and program.
On Saturday, May 9th, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct their annual stamp out Hunger Food Drive. Please leave non-perishable food items in or at your mailbox on Saturday, May 9th for pick up by your letter carrier. All food donations will be taken to the Flint Hills Breadbasket. Help stamp out hunger!
Nearly everyone has personal belongings such as photographs, collections, jewelry or furniture that hold meaning for them and members of their family or friends. What will happen to your non-titled items when you die or can no longer use them? Who will decide how your belongings are dispersed? Decisions about personal property are an issue for everyone, but may be ignored until a crisis occurs. Would you rather make these decisions now while you are able? Research has identified six factors to consider when planning to distribute non-titled property. In the Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate seminar they will discuss those six factors so you can begin to make a plan for your belongings. The program will be offered on Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00 pm at Pottorf Hall. This program is ideal for owners of personal property, family members, estate executors, and anyone who assists persons with these decisions. The program is free, but please register by calling 785-537-6359, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leading up to their celebration of Mother’s Day on Friday, May 8th, during the week of May 4th-8th they will have a silent auction on women’s handbags. The handbags will contain accessories and gift cards to local businesses. The winner of each handbag will be announced at the Mother’s Day program on Friday, May 8th at 1:00 pm. G. Thomas Jewelers will present a program about current trends in jewelry, graduation gift ideas, and ways to simplify the process of wearing jewelry. Everyone will be able to make their own individual Fruit Pizzas for refreshments. Please let them know if you plan to attend so they can be sure to have enough fruit pizza ingredients on hand.
Jamin’ Northstars Elementary Choir Presents: A Bob Hope Style U.S.O. Show Extravaganza!! Singing, Dancing and Jokes! Fun costumes and great entertainment! Join them on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st at the Northview Gymnasium at 6:30 pm. They will be accepting donations for the local Ft. Riley U.S.O. Welcome local V.F.W., D.A.V., American Legion, and Ft. Riley Soldiers!
A Cycle Casa Kids Safety Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at City Park. Learn to ride safely. Experts will be on site. They will have a fun course and stations. Free helmets while supplies last and a chance to win a bike!