In honor of Edin Stover, and who love reciting poetry. All are invited to share your favorite poem from memory and listen to others recite theirs.
Chairs will be provided (lawn chairs and blankets also welcome)
Light refreshments, certificates, and a gift drawing
Optional bad weather location: Manhattan Public Library Auditorium
Rocky Ford School is a one-room limestone schoolhouse that was built in 1903. The building served first through eighth grade students in District 70 until consolidation with District 1 in 1938. Although consolidation had been a topic of discussion during District 70 board meetings as early as 1921, patrons chose to rebuild the school after a fire nearly destroyed it in 1927. Builder Fred Hulse used the original limestone during the reconstruction.
Various repairs and improvements were made to the property within its first two decades. In 1987, USD 383 gave the school to the Historical Society with the understanding that it would be used for historical purposes.
The Rocky Ford School committee, chaired by Doug Tippin and composed of other RCHS board members and volunteers, has made additional improvements to the exterior and interior in recent years.
Refreshments will be served. Parking is available at the Faith Evangelical Free Church, 1921 Barnes Road.
Hypnosis Unleashed will be presented on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 pm in the White City High School Gymnasium. The show will be presented by Brad Clark. Brad has traveled the country entertaining thousands of people with his UNLEASHED Hypnosis comedy show. You will never see the same show twice because every show has a stage full on new entertainers. It’s all real and you have the opportunity to experience the state of hypnosis on stage or from your seat in the audience. Advance Tickets: Adults, $8; Students K-12, $5. At-the-Door Tickets: Adults $10; Students K-12, $7. Pre-School Children: Free w/adult. Tickets available at: Central National Bank and Town & Country Beauty Shop, White City. Gieswein Insurance Agency, Council Grove or from any WC CNB Relay for Life Team member. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
A full day of classes, screenings, and demonstrations to help answer your fitness and nutrition questions.
9:30- Warm-up with muffins & fruit courtesy of Gamma Lamda ESA.
10:00- Salad in a Jar Class with KSU Research & Extension Agent Ginny Barnard.
10:30- Chair Yoga Demonstration with Center Assistant Director Susan Peterson.
11:00*- “What is Peripheral Artery Disease?” with Dr. Datillo. Free PAD assessment with your attendance of this program.
11:00- Strength Training with Center instructor John Brun.
11:00- Preparing & rehabbing of Joint Replacement with Michele Dugan, Physicial therapist at Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center
11:30- Tai Chi with Tim Lindstedt
12:15*- Balance assessments (by appointment) with Chad Joyce and Michele Dugan, physical therapists at Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center
12:45- Bone health by Hy-Vee Dietician Karen Hansen
All programs are free and open to the public and will be held at the Center, 301 N. 4th Street.
*You must attend the program or make an appointment for these assessments.
Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to “Run for the Hills!” on Sat., May 3, at the third annual fun run/walk sponsored by the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (NC-FH AAA).
“Run for the Hills!” kicks off the first Flint Hills Day that includes food, geo caching and Indian dancing at Blue Earth Plaza, while the Discovery Center presents “Footsteps in the Flint Hills: Insectify.”
Proceeds from the race benefit “Solutions for Seniors”. Funds support essential services needed by many Kansas seniors and their caregivers such as in-home care services, Medicare counseling and more than 2,040 meals served every day at 41 seniors or delivered by volunteers to homes through Friendship Meals/Meals on Wheels.
The race will begin and end at the Blue Earth Plaza located outside of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd St., Manhattan, KS. Registration begins at 7 am with the race starting at 8am. Awards and prizes will be given to the top finisher in the male and female categories. Medals will be given to the top male and female 5K finishers in each age group.
To register for the run/walk, contact NC-FH AAA or go online to the Manhattan Running Company at manhattanrunningco.com. Registration prior to April 11 is $25 for the chip timed 5K and $20 for walkers.
For more information about the run/walk or the volunteer program, please call Cindy Brake toll free at (800) 432-2703 or (785) 776-9294 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flint Hills Day is the celebration of the ecoregion and the culture and history of the Kaw Indian Nation. Activities outside the Discovery Center kick off at 7 a.m. with Run for the Hills fun run/walk, followed by a geocaching event from 10 a.m. to noon. Activities inside the FHDC from noon to 4 p.m. include: live raptor demonstration by Milford Nature Center, Kaw Nation displays and activities for all ages, music by “The Skirts,” food vendors and gift store displays. At 6 p.m. the Kaw Nation will dance in the Blue Earth Plaza. Visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/ecommerce to purchase general admission tickets to the Discovery Center.
The North-Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, Inc., a private, non-profit organization, plans, coordinates and sponsors services across 18 counties in Kansas. This race benefits “Solutions for Seniors” provided by the NC-FH AAA. These solutions include Friendship Meals /Meals on Wheels, In-Home Care Services, Medicare Counseling and other essential services needed by many seniors and their caregivers.
41 Senior Centers serve 2,041 meals to seniors and caregivers each day.
Four Regional Offices provide Options Counseling, information & assistance and answers to questions.
Race options include a 5k run/walk. Awards presentation follows the finishing of the 5k. The race is open to everyone. Those under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign off on the waiver of liability portion in this brochure. Dogs, skateboards, roller skates and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the race course. The race will start and finish at the Blue Earth Plaza located outside of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS 66502.
Attend an orientation to find out if you’re eligible to purchase a home from Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity. You MUST attend an orientation to receive an application.
A Dinner Theatre GALA for the community called BARNYARD that NHS is touring to Scotland this summer for the American High School Theatre Festival, part of the world’s largest Arts Festival, the Edinbugh Fringe Festival.
The play was written for Manhattan High School drama students by MHS class of 1964 alum Richard Broadhurst, a California playwright who has worked with MHS playwrighting and acting students three times before now.
The fundraising performance will be May 16 at 7pm Rezac Auditorium.