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Sep
23
Sat
Fall Apple Day Festival @ Fort Riley
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fall Apple Day Festival returns to Fort Riley from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 23rd.  The festival, which is free and open to the public, is the largest annual event at Fort Riley, averaging approximately 7,000 attendees.  Community members are invited to meet their Army through various attractions including Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard demonstrations, helicopter and tank displays, military working dog demonstrations, an ATV rodeo, kid-friendly activities and apple pie sales from the Historical and Archeological  Society of Fort Riley.  A number of food and information booths will also be available.  Parking is free and a shuttle bus will run from Riley’s Conference Center to the festival grounds throughout the day.  No pets or alcohol are allowed at the festival.  The event is open to the public.  Visitors who don’t have a Department of Defense ID card should go to http://www.riley.army.mil and click on the yellow “Accessing Fort Riley” tab on the right-hand side of the page.  Passes for the day can be obtained prior to September 23rd.

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Sep
24
Sun
100th Anniversary of WWI @ Peace Memorial Auditorium
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm

A Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of WWI will be held at Peace Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, September 24th at 3:00 pm.  They will feature a power point presentation by Wynn Butler, City Commissioner and the High School Quartet singing songs from World War I.  View the WWII Foyer renovation progress 62nd Anniversary of Peace Memorial Auditorium.  This is a family event.  Free and open to the public.

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Sep
28
Thu
City Candidates Forum @ Fire Station
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Manhattan Association of Realtors and Flint Hills Area Builders Association will sponsor a City Candidates Forum on Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 pm in the Fire Station Lecture Hall.  There will be time prior to and after the Forum to meet and greet the organization members.  Plus, this will be open to the public.

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Sep
30
Sat
Bike Your Park Day @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Sep 30 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Bike Your Park Day will be Saturday, September 30th from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.  Join everyone at Tuttle Creek State Park for a family friendly guided bike ride.  5 Mile Ride.  Bring your own bike and meet at Camp Store in River Pond area.  A light breakfast snack to follow the ride.  No cost, vehicle permits are required.

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Oct
1
Sun
Fried Chicken & Ham Supper @ St Luke's Lutheran Church
Oct 1 @ 4:30 pm

A Fried Chicken & Ham Supper with all the fixings; Mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salads, coleslaw, homemade breads and pies, will be held on Sunday October 1st beginning at 4:30 pm at the St. Luke Lutheran Church in Wheaton.  Carry outs available.  Adults; $10.00/ Children (ages 5-12): $5.00 (ages 4 and under: FREE).  They will also have homemade goodies and crafts.

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Oct
5
Thu
The Wizard of Oz @ Columbian Theatre
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

The Columbian will be presenting The Wizard of Oz during the OZtoberFest weekend.  The Mystery show will start on Thursday, October 5th at 7:30 to kick off all events.  Then there will be two more shows the 6th and 7th at 7:30 pm as well.  The Oz Murder Mystery is an original comedy written by a local playwright and teacher Bryan Scruggs.  This year there will be a new twist endings each night and even new characters.  It will be even better than last year.

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Oct
6
Fri
Candidate Forum @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm

You are invited to a Manhattan City Commission and School Board Candidate Forum to be held at the Manhattan Public Library Auditorium – 2nd Floor – on Thursday, October 5th at 6:00 pm.

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Nite Hike @ Tuttle Creek State Park
Oct 6 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Nite Hike will be held at Tuttle Creek State Park on Friday, October 6th from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Space is limited to 50 participants.  Pre-register via 785-539-7941, email tuttlecreeksp@ks.gov or https://www.facebook.com/TuttleCreekStatePark/.  Bring: Flashlight, glow stick or headlamp, water, hiking shoes.  Meet at: State Park Office, 5800A River Pond Road.

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Oct
7
Sat
Star Wars Reads Day! @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away……Manhattan Public Library hosted Star Wars Reads Day!  Visit the library on Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 am to noon for games, trivia, and activities for all ages.  Then at noon, gather in the auditorium for a movie screening.  Crafts and activities will include trivia, Jedi training with bubbles, and a cosplay panel discussion.  Costumes are encouraged and participants are invited to join the cosplay/costume parade which will take place at 11:15 Am.  Door prizes will be awarded to several lucky attendees.  You must be present at the time of the drawing to win.  For more information visit the Manhattan Public Library, call 785-776-4741 or visit the library’s website at www.MHKLibrary.org

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Oct
13
Fri
Campus Mobile Food Pantry @ Chester E Peters Recreation Complex
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Campus Mobile Food Pantry will have fresh produce at no cost on Friday, October 13th, from 4 – 6 pm while supplies last in parking Lot C-1 of the Chester E Peters Recreation Complex.  This is open to all K-State and Manhattan community members.  Questions? Contact HandsOn Kansas State at 785-532-3670 or via email handson@kstate.edu.

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