Enjoy great music and a great time on Friday, May 17, at 7pm at the Manhattan Arts Center!
The bands playing include:
FUMA, a local alternative-rock 4-piece
The Thundering Cats, a 18-piece big-band
and Alli & Billy, an acoustic duo from Des Moines, Iowa.
The event is a fundraiser for the Garden of H.O.P.E Team, who will be traveling to Kenya, Africa this summer to help construct and sustain a community garden, as well as participate in community improvement.
The event is free of charge, but donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated!
Brenda’s Brigade presents the Brenda Allen Morgan Cancer Benefit Concert. Door’s open at 6:30pm. Show is from 7pm to 12:30am. See top LOCAL bands Waffle Stomp, Starving in Style, Gradivus, Ashes in Vein, Elctrikchair, Fractured Black, What I’ve Become, and The Field Day Jitters. You can hit the bands up on Facebook. Click any band above to get to their pages. They are competing for a prize. The band that sells the most tickets has their choice of four professionally recorded songs from Bullet Ride Productions or $300 cash.
There will be 2 raffles one for a pair of VIP to Jackyl and the other for a pair of VIP ticket’s to a upcoming show of their choice at Rc Mcgraws.
TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE at the door the night of the event.
Other opportunities to purchase tickets will be:
In front of Hastings both Friday July 11th after 4:30pm and Saturday from 11am to 9pm.
Walmart Sunday July 13th and 20th from 11 am to 8pm.
Hy-Vee July 26th and 27th from 11am to 8pm.
The Manhattan Book Discussion Group and the VIP (Visually Impaired Group) Support Group will meet on Tuesday, July 18th in the Riley County Senior Center. The Book Group will meet at 1:00. The title this month is “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. The VIP meeting will follow from 2:00 – 3:00. The guest speaker will be Ed Chandler, son-in-law of one of the members. He recently traveled to China with a group from K-State. He will share highlights of his trip. Join in and learn more about his experience in traveling in China. Any questions, please contact Kathy at 539-1973.
The Manhattan Municipal Band under the direction of Dr. Frank Tracz will conclude its 97th season with a final concert on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:30 pm at the City Park’s Larry Norvell Band Shell. The concert will consist of favorite selections from the Summer Season including “A Dixieland Jam”, “Those Fabulous Oldies”, and movie themes from “James Bond” and “Star Trek”. Bench seating is available or bring a lawn chair.
Fort Riley’s 32nd annual 10-5-2 Prairie Run is Saturday, July 22nd at King Field House. This event provides options of three different courses: a 10-mile, 5-mile or 2-mile race. For active-duty Soldiers, the 10-mile race acts as a qualifier for Fort Riley’s team that will compete at the Army 10-Miler in Washington D.C. in October. Races of all distances are open to both military and civilian runners. These races are not fun runs, so no pets, strollers, baby joggers, skateboards, roller blades, motorized vehicles, bicycles or headsets will be allowed on the race course. Registration is available online at riley.armymwr.com and currently costs $20. The deadline to register online is July 21st. Runners can register on race day at King Field House, between 5 and 5:45 am. For more information about this event, contact the Fort Riley Sports Office at 785-239-3724.
With lights flashing and sirens blaring, Manhattan police, fire and emergency medical services personnel often arrive first at emergencies, always ready to help. Local first responders will also help endure blood is available during medical emergencies by partnering with the American Red Cross for the upcoming 14th annual Battle of the Badges blood drive, Monday, July 24th from 11:15 am to 6:30 pm and Tuesday, July 25th from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at the St. Thomas More, 2900 Kimball Avenue. During the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive, Riley county police Department, Riley county EMS and Manhattan fire department will compete to see who can recruit the most blood donors. Everyone who comes to give can cast a vote to determine who will win this years bragging rights and trophy. To make an appointment for the Manhattan Battle of the Badges, download the Red Cross Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).