Calendar 2017-01-10T19:49:45+00:00

Blood Drive @ HyVee
Jan 21 @ 10:45 am

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to GIVE MORE LIFE by donating blood in the new year!  Winter weather and illness can make it difficult for the American Red Cross to maintain a sufficient blood supply at this time of year.  January is National Blood Donor month, and now is the perfect time to resolve to give more life by being a blood donor.  There will be a blood drive at HyVee on Monday January 21st beginning at 10:45 am.  Make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767) or by visiting  You can also contact dietitian, Kristi, with any questions or for assistance in registering for the blood drive.  You can reach her at or by calling 785-587-8609 and asking to speak to Kristi.

Aggieville Blood Drive @ Rally House (Aggieville)
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

January is National Blood Donor month which makes it the perfect fit for the annual Winter Blood Drive! The drive will be held on the second floor of Rally House on Wednesday, January 23rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  To view available times and to schedule your donation appointment visit  Walk-ins are welcome!  Photo ID or Red Cross Donor Card required.  The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to GIVE MORE LIFE by donating blood in the new year!

Chili Feed @ Pottorf Hall
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Boy Scout Troop 223 is hosting their annual Chili Feed on Saturday, January 26th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park (Riley County Fair Grounds).  Tickets are $5 and include all the chili and hot dogs you can eat – includes relishes and a drink.  Children 5 and under eat for free.  Fresh baked goods will also be available by cash donations for your enjoyment.  All funds will go to support the Troop’s camping activities.  For tickets and information contact Anissa Hudak Andresen at 785-813-1649.

Biscuit and Gravy Feed @ College Avenue Methodist Church
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Manhattan Lions Club will be holding a Biscuit and Gravy Feed on Saturday, February 2nd at the College Avenue United Methodist Church, 1609 College Avenue, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Funds from this event will be distributed between Shepard’s Crossing, The Crisis Center, Emergency Shelter, Habitat for Humanity and others.  Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12.  There will be a raffle with funds going to Kansas Specialty Dog Services.

CASA 2019 Spring Training @ First Lutheran Church
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – Apr 2 @ 8:30 pm

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates for children will have a 2019 Spring Training event.  Training dates: February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; March 5th, 19th, 26th; April 2nd.  Classes will run from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the First Lutheran Church in Manhattan, Room 28.  If you are interested in being a part of the Advocate family for Riley, Clay, and Pottawatomie Counties contact Jennifer at or call 785-537-6367.