Legislative Coffee

The Chamber will host its second Legislative  Coffee for our Kansas Legislators this Saturday, March 28th at 7:30 – 9:00 am at the Sunset Zoo Educational Building….open to the public and media and there is no cost to attend.

Youth Hiring Fair

Young people looking to make some extra money or gain valuable career experience this summer can attend the Youth Hiring Fair, March 28th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fort Riley.  The event takes place at the Forsyth Community Center.  The hiring fair is an excellent opportunity for people ages 14 to 21 to visit with employers and volunteer organizations and learn about summertime jobs and volunteer positions.  For more information, call the Employment Readiness Program at 239-9435.

Dementia Wokshop

“Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh,” a performance about the world of caregiving for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, will be part of the Personhood and Dementia Workshop on Thursday, April 9th, at the K-State Alumni Center.  The event,  free and open to the public, will be from 9:00 to 11:00 am and from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  The performance will feature Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter who wrote about the laughter and tears of caregiving. More information is available at http://www.he.k-state.edu/aging/outreach/personhood-dementia or 785-532-5945.

All-University Open House

Students, visitors and community members are invited to unfold their futures at Kansas State University.  On Saturday, April 11th, the Manhattan and Salina campuses will offer activities, learning, fun and food as part of the annual All-University Open House.  Open house will take place from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on the Manhattan campus, and from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Salina campus.  It’s an opportunity to discover how Kansas State University can help your story unfold while exploring some of the university’s 475-plus clubs and organizations and 250 majors and options. Visit http://www.k-state.edu/openhouse to learn more about the annual event and how to see your Kansas State University future unfold.

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City Commission Candidate Forum

The final City Commission Candidate public forum will be held on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 at The Wareham.  All of the candidates will be present and have been given the format instructions as well as very significant questions pertaining to down town.  They will be handing out a booklet of candidate bios/position statements.  Randy Martin is the moderator again for this election season.  The public will be given ample opportunity to submit questions to the candidates.  Fresh baked cookies will be served compliments of Bourbon & Baker.

Lion’s Club Easter Egg Hunt

The Manhattan Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 am on the west side of City Park.  There will be separate hunts for different age groups – ages 2-8 altogether.  It is a free family friendly event!

Grace M Shugart Lecture

The 41st Grace M. Shugart Lecture at Kansas State University will be held on Thursday, April 16th at 1:30 pm in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.  This year’s honored speaker is Penny McConnell, MS, RD, SNS.  Penny is the director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Fairfax County, VA public schools (a suburb of Washington, DC).  Penny has a large and very diverse clientele, serving approximately 186,000 individuals daily in the 11th largest school district in the United States.  Given the many recent changes in school nutrition over the past years, Penny will be speaking on the topic of “Navigating the Seas of Change”.  Join in hearing this outstanding leader in the field of child nutrition!

Healing Arts Event

A Healing Arts Event for Military Families will be held at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art on the K-State Campus on Thursday, April 2nd from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Anyone is invited who is currently or previously connected with the military to join them for dessert and an art workshop, including military families, couples, spouses (with or without your other half), veterans. MCEC staff will also provide an information session.  Museum staff will provide activities for your children while you enjoy fellowship with other military-connected families and spouses from the area.  Questions? Please contact Briana Goff at 785-532-1490 or militaryfamilies@k-state.edu.