Riley County’s Household Hazard Waste mobile trailer collects household hazardous waste at Howie’s Recycling on the second Saturday of each month from 8:00 am to noon. The next date will be this Saturday. The types of waste accepted at the mobile trailer (and at the Household Hazard Waste facility) fall into the category of flammable, corrosive, toxic or reactive. If you are unsure if you can dispose of your items, check out the examples of types of waste accepted.
A Women In Agriculture Excel Workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 17th from 12:30 – 4:00 pm. Lunch will be provided at 12:30. This will be an Introduction to Excel spreadsheets and Formulas. Spreadsheets are available at www.AgManager.info. This meeting will be held at Farm Credit on E Hwy 24. The cost is $10.00.
Skills USA will hold its 5th Annual Pancake Feast Fundraiser on Saturday, February 20th from 7 – 11 am at the Manhattan Tech College. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door; $20 for family of 5. Kids under 5 eat free. Proceeds will support Manhattan Tech Students at the annual Skills USA Trade Skills Competition.
A NASBLA Approved Boater Education Class will be held on Saturday, February 20th at the Manhattan Fire Station, 2000 Denison. Class start time will be 9:00 am and will be over around 5:00 pm. Let them help you navigate your way to responsible boating. For more information visit www.cguax.org/boatinged or call 877-875-6296.
The Manhattan Public Library is partnering with K-State to host a Shakespeare Faire on Saturday, February 20th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is an all-ages event, with a fun “Shakespearean insults” program for kids and teens starting at 10:00. Events are free and open to the public. For more information, or to join in the fun, visit the Manhattan Public Library. Questions can also be answered by librarians at email@example.com or 785-776-4741 ext 300.
Boy Scout Troop 223 will have a Chili Feed and Bake Sale on Saturday, February 20th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at Pottorf Hall. Donation requested: $5.00 (all the chili, relishes and drinks you can eat). Children 6 years of age and under eat free. Sponsored by: Mothers of Boy Scout Troop 223. Funds will help support the scouting activities, obtain camping equipment and to send scouts to summer camps and high adventure programs. Call 776-8074 for tickets and information.
So you are serving on a board. Great! But now what? Join K-State Research and Extension professionals for interactive, relevant training to learn how to be the best board member you can be. Topics will include: Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members/Holding Effective Meetings; Understanding Fellow Board members/Conflict Management; Fundraising and Fund Management/Legalities/Ethics; Strategic Planning. Meetings will be held on Pottorf Hall. Classes will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings, February 23rd & 25th and March 1st & 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Registration deadline is February 12th or at a maximum of 25 participants. Contact Jennifer Wilson for more information or to register.
A Women In Agriculture Cooking with New and Different Cuts of Meat will be held on Monday, February 29th at Weber Hall, Room 146, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. No lunch will be provided. This session will discuss the Cuts of Meats, Preparation Methods and Sampling of Products (eat lightly before arriving). Meet at Weber Hall, Room 146 or, meet at Pottorf Hall at 12:30 pm for shuttle service.
The Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt will commemorate National Consumer Protection Week by providing consumers in Manhattan the opportunity to fight identity theft by destroying personal documents. Free document destruction services will be available at Cico Park, located at Candlewood Drive and Kimball Avenue on Wednesday, March 9th from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. For more information on this event and others around the state, visit www.InYourCornerKansas.org or call 1-800-432-2310.