Flint Hills Christian School will host its annual Kindergarten and K4 Roundup on Friday, March 6th. There will be two sessions. The morning session will run from 9:00-10:00 am and the evening session will run from 6:30-7:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the early childhood programs, meet the teachers and tour the facilities. For more information, please call 785-776-2223 or visit the website at www.flinthillschristianschool.org.
The Body First Wicked Marathon will be held on Saturday, March 28th. This event has been named an official state championship event. This means all overall and age group winners in the year’s race will be recognized as state champions. The half-marathon begins at 7:30 am from the Wamego Recreation Complex, down Military Trail Road, and back to Lincoln Street in downtown. The marathon will begin at 8:00 am about 2 miles east of downtown on Old U S Hiway 24, head down Military Trail road about two miles past St. George and the back to Wamego. Both races will finish in front of the Oz Museum to the cheers of Wizard of Oz characters.
Run for the Hills! Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, May 2nd starting at 9:00 am. Race includes a 5K run timed by Manhattan Running Company and an untimed 2-mile walk – both open to anyone. Featuring a flat race course. Medals for the male and female overall winners as well as first, second, and third place medals for five age groups of males and females. The race course will start and finish at the Flint Hills Center. Register by April 10th to be guaranteed a race t-shirt! Register by April 10th, entry fee is $25 per individual for chip timed 5K and $20 for untimed 2-mile walk. Register after April 10th, $30 for chip timed 5K, $25 for untimed 2-mile walk. Those under the age of 18 must have a guardian sign the waiver of liability. Dogs, skateboards, roller skates and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the race course. Register at: manhattanrunningco.com or call Amanda Martin at 785-776-9294.
Capturing the Last Dance: Enjoy an evening with photographer, Noppadol Paothong on Friday, March 20th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm as he shares inspirational stories on saving grassland grouse. A cocktail reception and catered dinner will be provided as well as access to the exhibit. Paothong will also be on site to sign his book, Save the Last Dance, A Story of North American Grassland Grouse. This event is open to both members and non-members and more information can be found at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785-587-2726 to reserve your spot!
Witnessing the Last Dance: Join Paothong in the early morning for a lifetime experience on Saturday, March 21st from 5:00 – 10:30 am. You will witness greater prairie-chicken booming in action with Paothong as your tour guide as you visit the Konza Prairie. This event is open to both members and non-members and more information can be found at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785-587-2726.
Discovering the Last Dance: Several additional opportunities are available to visit a greater prairie-chicken booming ground. This time, FHDC staff will accompany you on a trip and provide all the insight you need! This unique experience is limited to five participants per session. Sessions are offered on Saturday, March 28th; Saturday, April 11th; and Sunday, April 12th, all from 5:00 – 10:30am. These events are open to both members and non-members and more information can be found at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785-587-2726.
The three-part PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, created by preeminent filmmaker Ken Burns based on a 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, premieres March 30th. K-State’s Johnson Cancer Research Center and KTWU 11 PBS will host an advance screening event at 2-4 pm, on March 28th, in the Manhattan Public Library Auditorium. An informational fair featuring local cancer-related agencies and organizations will precede the hour-long preview of the documentary at 3:00 pm. This public event is free and refreshments will be provided.
Dig out your polyester bell bottoms and platform shoes, and boogie down with Disco Dick & the Mirror Balls, of Kansas City, at the fourth semi-annual Pink & Polyester Party April 10th! Vote for your favorite blinged-out bra in the Off the Hook bra art contest and enjoy scrumptious heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, fun photo booth and crazy games! Party with your friends without doing any work…and help K-State fight cancer! Tickets are $60; reservations for a table of 10 are $500.
Friday: 3 PM – 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday Morning in the Main Event Bleachers Donuts & Coffee 8AM to 8:30AM Service 8:30AM to 9:30AM The public is welcome!!! Dress to impress us with your camo!
Event Admission: 14 and over: $15.00 Youth (9 – 13): $9.00 Children 8 and under: Free Active and Veteran Military: $10.00 – Active or Veteran Military ID required at time of admission. *Paid admission is good for the entire weekend so attendees can come and go as they please! Each paid general admission will receive a wristband that must stay attached to arm to be good for all weekend. Buy your tickets at the box office when you arrive at the ExpoCentre.
Group/Corporate Ticket Pricing available. For group sales contact Brian Smith at 479-409-6252 or email@example.com Monster Buck Contest: Friday: 3 PM – 9 PM Saturday: 9 AM – 7 PM Sunday: 10AM-Noon
The event doors are not open to the public until 10AM on Sunday morning but those wishing to bring their buck in for scoring and/or to enter the Monster Buck Contest can do so starting at 9AM on Sunday morning.
2 PM Main Event to announce all category winners and to crown the Kings of Kansas should there be a buck that is better than our current King of Kansas bucks.
Monster Buck Classic main event will happen at 2PM on Sunday. To enter the Monster Buck Contest or have a buck officially B & C and/or BTR (Buckmasters Trophy Records) Scored. *Only Kansas Residents are eligible to enter the Monster Buck Contest. Anyone, resident or non-resident, can have a whitetail deer officially scored. King of Kansas Trophies In addition to the announcement of each category winner for the 2014-15 Kansas deer season we could crown a new King of Kansas Typical or Non-Typical should someone enter, qualify and win. In 2012 we crowned the first ever King of Kansas Typical and Non-Typical bucks, Rachelle Karl’s 182 1/8 inch monster as our King of Kansas Typical and Lucas Cochren’s 238 4/8 inch bruiser as our King of Kansas Non-Typical. In 2013 we saw Don Parr topple Rachelle Karl’s King of Kansas Typical with a stunning 194 6/8 inch monster. Then in 2104 we watched as Cade Hays brought in a new King of Kansas Non Typical that topped Lucas Cochren’s monster by a mere 2/8 of an inch with a net score of 238 6/8 inches!