The Manhattan Municipal Band conducted by Dr. Frank Tracz will present its weekly concert Tuesday, July 11th at City Park’s Larry Norvell Band Shell at 7:30 pm. The concert will include “Big Band Showcase”, “Dixieland Jam” and “Sinatra in Concert”. A special guest performance by the Little Apple Barbershop Chorus will include “Battle Hymn of the Republic” accompanied by the Municipal Band. The weekly concerts are free and open to the public.
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.
Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church will be having a Harvester’s Food Drop on Friday, July 14th from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
Arts in the Park, Aloft Circus Arts, circus arts telling a story through performance, will be held on Friday, July 14th at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park at 8:00 pm. This is a free event and open to the pubic.
Local Masons are hosting free cancer screenings during Dwight’s Summerfest on Saturday, August 5th. It will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Dwight Library & Community Center. The event is open to the public and will include free skin and prostrate cancer screenings, colon cancer home screening kits as well as BMI tests and facial sun damage assessments. Diagnostic Imaging Center mammography services will also be available at the event. Cost of a mammogram is covered for those who quality through the Early Detection Works program or have insurance coverage. Otherwise, a fee may apply. Participants can call 913-344-9989 to learn more or to pre-schedule a mammogram for August 5th.