Coffee Shop Agronomy @ Nelson's Landing
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Dealing With Herbicide Resistant Weeds will be the topic at the February 23rd Coffee Shop Agronomy meeting, scheduled for 10:30 am to noon at Nelson’s Landing in Leonardville.  K-State weed scientist Dallas Peterson will be the featured speaker.  Peterson has a PhD in Weed Science from North Dakota State University and served as the Extension Weed Specialist from 1987 through 1989.  He returned to Kansas State University in 1989 and has served as the Extension Weed Specialist at Kansas State since that time.  Peterson is a past-president of the Weed Science Society of America.  Reservations to attend the workshop are requested by noon on February 22nd.  Register online at www.riley.ksu.edu or contact Greg McClure at the Riley County Extension Office 785-537-6350 for more information.

Book Sale @ Manhattan Public Library
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 2017 Book Sale at the Manhattan Public Library will be held beginning  on Friday, February 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  This is preview night for MLA members only.  Memberships sold at the door starting at $10.  Times for the public will be Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, February 26th, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  This event helps support activities such as films, speakers, children’t program and special events at the Manhattan Public Library.  For more information go to www.MHKLibrary.org.

Legislative Coffee @ Zoo Educational Center
Feb 25 @ 7:30 am

The first Kansas Legislative Coffee for 2017 will be held on Saturday, February 25th, at the Zoo Educational Center at 7:30 am.  There will be coffee and some assorted rolls.  This event is free and open to the public.

MLK,Jr. Prayer Breakfast @ Four Points by Sheraton
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am

MLK, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton on Monday, February 25th starting at 9:00 am.  The lecture will be by Featuring Gretchen Cassel Eick, civil rights activist and author of “Dissent in Wichita: the Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-72.”  The lecture is free, but if eating, the breakfast buffet cost app. $11.

Habitat for Humanity Groundbreaking
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

You’re invited to attend the Groundbreaking for Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 at 1026 Yuma Street.  RSVP to: office@mahfh.org by February 22nd.

Gown Town JLFH Spring Fundraiser @ Four Points by Sheraton
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ladies! Do you need a great new dress for an upcoming party of formal?  Mark your calendar to attend Junior League of the Flint Hills’ second annual Gown Town event from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Sunday, February 26th, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Manhattan.  The event features gently used dresses, gowns, shoes, and accessories at discount prices.  Event entry is $5.00 per person, and tickets are on sale now at J-L-Flint-Hills.org or available at the door.

National Bird @ Town Hall Room Leadership Studies
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

A film showing of National Bird – story of courageous whistleblowers working on military drones will be held on Tuesday, February 28th, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Room of the Leaderships Studies Building at K-State.  National Bird is a full-length documentary that follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues – that is the secret U.S. Drone War.  Sponsored by Manhattan Alliance For Peace and Justice K-State Alliance For Peace and Justice.  For more information contact Ann Cowan – 785-537-2025 or Anne_cowan@sbcglobal.net.

No Place Like Home @ Mt Calvary Lutheran Church
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego invites the community to attend a special fund raising dinner to support Community Health Ministry’s “No Place Like Home” on Wednesday, March 8th.  Mount Calvary will host a free-will donation dinner at the church from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, followed immediately by a special Lenten devotional service.  All proceeds from the dinner go to support this new program.  Everyone is invited to share in food and fellowship and to stay for the Lenten service afterwards.  For more information call 785-456-2444.

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge @ Pottorf Hall CiCo Park
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Are you a high schooler living in Riley County that has an idea for a new product or service? Do you have a concept that could lead to a future business?  Youth entrepreneurs are invited to participate as individuals or in teams to compete in the 2017 Riley County Youth Entrepreneur Fair on Wednesday, March 14th, 9:30-Noon at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park.  Top products, concepts, and ideas will be awarded CASH PRIZES for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers based on: Business Plan; Two-minute Elevator Speech; 5-6 Minute Tradeshow Presentation.  Contact John Jobe or Jennifer Wilson at the Riley County Extension Office for further details about this amazing opportunity.  110 Courthouse Plaza, Room B220 – 785-537-6350.

St. Patricks’s Day Road Races @ Aggieville
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am

The 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Road Races 10K, 2 Mile Run and 2 Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, March 18th, beginning at 10:00 am.  The 2 mile will kick off the festivities followed by the 10k at 10:45.  The parade will once again follow all the races.  This year all the 10k finishers will receive a St. Patrick’s Day Finisher Medal.  For more information go to http://manhattanrunningco.com/st-patricks-day-road-races-10k-2-mile-run-and-2-mile-walk/