There will be a New Year’s Eve contra dance at Peace Memorial Hall from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. Caller will be Kate McBride from Omaha. Live music by the New Year’s Eve House Band. No need to bring a partner. Wear comfortable shoes. Snacks at the break. Brunch and music jam on New Year’s Day.
Start 2018 in the outdoors on a guided tour at Tuttle Creek State Park! This event will be held on January 1st from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Departs from the State Park Office, 5800 A River Pond Road. The bird-watching hikes are on mostly smooth terrain with a short or long route to choose from. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring binoculars, spotting scopes, camera and bird ID guide. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. This is a free event but a state park vehicle permit is required. You can purchase a one-day pass on site for $5.00. Questions? Call 785-539-7941.
Now is the time to help save a life! Your Manhattan Hy-Vee will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, January 3rd. We hope you will consider making an appointment to donate blood between 9:30 and and 3:30 pm on the 3rd. Making your appointment is easy – just go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmo…/ chooseDonationTime.jsp to schedule your appointment. You can also email Kristi, the dietitian, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance scheduling your appointment.
Manhattan Aglow Lighthouse welcomes you to the Saturday, January 6th meeting with Kay Bieber. Refreshments will be at 9:30 with the speaker to follow at 10:00. This event is at The House of Prayer, 328 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan.
A Coffee Shop Agronomy meeting will be held on Thursday, January 11th at 10:30 am at Nelson’s Landing. The program is Using Cover Crops for Weed Suppression. Speaker will be Anita Dille, K-State Research & Extension Agronomist. You can register online at www.riley.ksu.edu or call 785-537-6350 by January 10th. This is a free event. Refreshments will be provided.
There will be a Calving School Meeting on Thursday, January 18th at the Alta Vista Baptist Church from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The program will be Calving Tips — When and How to Intervene, Assisting Cows vs First-calf Heifers, Calf Delivery Demo, Scour Prevention, and more. Speakers will be Dr. A.J. Tarpoff, K-State Research & Extension Veterinarian and Dr. Amy Bandel, DVM, Mill Creek Veterinary Services. Registration is due by January 12th. RSVP to: Flint Hills Extension District -Lori Bammerlin 620-767-5136, email@example.com; Geary County Extension- Chuck Otte 785-238-4161, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Wabaunsee County Extension-Karaline Mayer 785-765-3821, email@example.com. $5.00 meal provided. You don’t want to miss this one!
The Walking the Heartland Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd at 5:00 pm at 2800 Claflin Road. If you are a heart patient or a caregiver for a heart patient, come to our support group meeting to network work others who have experienced this life changing event.