General Public Lecture in Physics

Michael Brooks will present the 2015 Chester Peterson, Jr. Public Lecture in Physics.  This lecture, “Welcome to Wonderland: Making sense of life in a quantum universe” will be held on Monday, April 27th at 4:30 pm in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library at Kansas State University.  Brooks is noted for explaining complex scientific research and findings to the general public.  Copies of Dr. Brook’s newest book “At The Edge of Uncertainty” will be available for sale outside of the Hemisphere Room in the Gallery at 4:00 pm.  Dr. Brooks will be available to sign the book at that time and immediately following the lecture for a short time.  Refreshments will be available at 4:00 pm in the foyer of the Hemisphere Room.  The lecture is open to the public and is free of charge.  Students, faculty and community members are encouraged to attend.

USDA Commodities

USDA Commodities drive-thru distribution will be Wednesday, April 29th, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the Flint Hills Breadbasket, 905 Yuma.  This is available for all income eligible Riley County Residents.  All commodities are first come first serve.  Product available include: Carrots, Orange Juice, Peaches, Cream Corn, Tomato Soup, WG Macaroni, Grape Juice, and additional perishable foods from the Breadbasket.

Hunger Food Drive

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!

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate

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

Celebrating Mother’s Day

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.

Spring Indoor Sale

The Riley County Seniors’ Service Center is holding its annual Spring Indoor Sale on Wednesday, April 29th and Thursday, April 30th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and Friday, May 1st from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  The sale, which is an annual fundraiser, will be held at the Center.  Center members and the public have donated items for the sale, which is open to the public.  Shoppers will find a variety of household items, kitchenware, arts and craft supplies, glassware, luggage, lamps, a brass bed frame, garden supplies, and many more items too numerous to list.  The Center will accept donations through noon on Tuesday, April 28th (no shoes, clothes, exercise equipment, televisions, or weapons, please).  The proceeds from this fundraising event support the Center’s programs and activities.

A Bob Hope Style U.S.O. Show

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!

Cycle Casa Kids Safety Rodeo

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!