USD 383 Head Start, which serves the Manhattan, Ogden, and Riley County School districts, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Head Start is a free, federally funded preschool program that serves families with low income. To apply, a child must be 3 years old by August 31st, 2017 but not yet kindergarten age eligible. For more information, call 785-587-2045 or stop by Head Start at 1700 Leavenworth in Manhattan.
Kandango is 3 1/2 days of bicycle rides on the back roads of Kansas. It originated in 2013, as a tour through the Flint and Smoky Hills regions of Kansas. Its central themes are to ride the road less traveled (but far more interesting), take the time to explore the pass-through communities and see the local attractions during the ride. The 2017 event is June 8-11. Paved and gravel routes from Manhattan are available each day. Camping and lodging packages in Manhattan are available. For more information go to www.ridekandango.com.
The 28th annual Sunflower State Games will be held July 14th – 30th. The Sunflower State Games is Kansas’ largest amateur sports festival. With over 45 different events there is something for people of all ages and skill levels. In 2017 they will be adding Cornhole (Bags) and Drone Racing to the list of events. Registration for the Sunflower State Games opens on March 1st, deadlines to register vary for each sport. Complete event information and registration procedures can be found at www.sunflowergames.com.