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.
Economics Club Annual Debate will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd, 105 Umberger Hall at 6:30 pm. Topic will be “A discussion on the Affordable Care Act and Other Health Care Legislation”.
Manhattan House of Prayer invites the Church in the Manhattan Region to the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4th, at 7:00 pm at 328 Poyntz Avenue. The House of Prayer will be open from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm for personal prayer or meditation on this day. Praying together for a Revived Church and Nation.
Walk Kansas, a statewide health initiative presented by K-State Research and Extension, will hold its second Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight and 1.5-mile fun walk Saturday, May 6th, to benefit the Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University. It is open to everyone, not just Walk Kansas program participants. The event, which will include a 50-yard kids’ fun run, will take place outside the Johnson Research Center at Chalmers Hall on the university’s campus, 1711 Claflin Road. Check-in will be at 7:45 to 8:45 am. The 5K will start at 9:00 am and 1/5-mile fun walk will start a few minutes later. Online registration is at runsignup.com/Race/KS/Manhattan/WalkKansas5K, or a brochure with registration form can be downloaded at cancer.k-state.edu/newsevents/WalkKansas5K.html, where route maps and parking information are also available.
Aglow has moved to The House of Prayer 328 Poyntz Avenue. Parking is on Poyntz and behind the building…there is a rear entrance. Manhattan Aglow Lighthouse welcomes you to a Special Mother’s Day Celebration on Saturday, May 6th, at 9:30 am for refreshments, 10:00 am speaker.
The 2017 Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest will get underway with three regional contests. The top three qualifiers at each regional contest can advance to the finals on June 9th. Qualifying contest will be held as follows: Saturday, May 6th, 4:30 pm, Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper, 15231 SW Parallel Street, Benton; and Friday, May 19th, 7:00 pm, Rollin “Red” Vendever Memorial Park, home of the “Wilson County Old Iron Club,” 10392 Jade Road, Fredonia. For more information or to enter a regional contest, go to www.cowboypoetrycontest.com.
A Ostomy Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, May 9th, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Via Christi Hospital Community Room on the first floor. If you or a family member are living with a colostomy, ileostomy or a urinary diversion, you are not alone. Join Callea Beiner, a nurse practitioner who is certified in ostomy care from Surgical Associates, for an evening of education and sharing. Via Christi Educational Services – 785-587-4513.
Wear Blue: Run To Remember. Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 pm. Memorial Stadium, 705 N 17th Street, Kansas State University. The Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families is hosting a wear blue 5K run/walk. This event is free and open to all who wish to honor the service and sacrifice of the American military. For more information go to wearblueruntoremember.org.
The Institute for the Health & Security of Military Families at Kansas State University cordially invites you to the 2nd Annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10th, 12:00 to 1:30 in the afternoon at the Beach Museum of Art K-State Manhattan Campus. Celebrate and enjoy a complimentary lunch. Program will include a guest speaker and special military spouse recognition. Limited seating available. Please RSVP by April 30th: tinyurl.com/msaeo51017.
The Crafty Senior Plus Spring Sale, Remember Mother’s Day, will be held at the Manhattan Town Center Mall on May 11th, 12th, & 13th from 10:00 to 8:30 pm. Many wonderful items for sale. Some new ones added. Stop by and say hello.