Hazardous Waste Recycling @ Howie's Recycling
Oct 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Riley County’s Household Hazard Waste mobile trailer will be collecting hazardous waste at Howie’s Recycling on Saturday, October 10th, from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Star Wars Reads Day @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The force is strong in Manhattan, Kansas! On Saturday, October 10th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Manhattan Public Library will celebrate Star Wars Reads Day with an Empire-sized party for all ages.  The party begins at 11:00 am in the auditorium with crafts and activities including Star Wars Trivia, a Yoda ears creation station, and selfie photo booths with costumed characters.  Dress as your favorite character and make sure you enter the selfie contest by tagging the library@ManhattanPL for a chance to win Star Wars prizes.  There will be a Yoda Impersonation Contest at 12:30.  Prizes will be awarded to the best impersonators in the kid, teen, and adult categories.  At 1:00 pm, it’s the Star Wars Spoofs screening.  At 1:30 pm, get your popcorn and Yoda soda, then settle in for a screening of the movie that started it all.  For more information call 785-776-4741 or visit www.MHKLibrary.org.

Manhattan Fire Department Open House @ Fire Station
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the MFD family for the annual department open house from noon to 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 11th at the Headquarters Fire Station.  Rides, fire hoses and demonstrations are just a few of the activities.

48-4H 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun-Run @ CiCo Park
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm

A 48-4H 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun-Run will be held on Sunday, October 11th at CiCo Park at 2:00 pm.  Sign-in from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Clover Room in Pottorf Hall.  Pre-registration by September 29th. For more information contact Katie Messeria at kmesseria22@gmail.com or JohnJobe at jajobe@ksu.edu. Pre- register online at www.riley.ksu.edu or contact the Riley County Extension Office.

Drug Awareness Meeting @ Junction City Middle School
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A Drug Awareness meeting for parents and community members will be held on Monday, October 12th at the Junction City Middle School Auditorium.  Plan to attend this meeting to learn more about trends in drug use. Made possible through a grant from the Bramlage Family Foundation.

K-State Homecoming Parade @ Downtown Manhattan & Aggieville
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm

The 2015 homecoming parade will start at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 16th.  The K-State Alumni Association encourages all campus groups to participate in the parade.  This year’s homecoming theme is “A Century of Coming Home” to mark K-State’s 100th homecoming celebration.  The parade will feature floats depicting throwbacks to some of K-State’s history and several of K-State’s former homecoming queens.  Prior to the parade, the alumni association will host trick-or-treating in Aggieville.  A pep rally will follow the parade at approximately 6:30 pm at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park.  To participate groups must register by 5:00 pm on October 8th.  For more information contact Amanda Lee at alee@k-state.com or 785-532-5056.

Opportunities Fair @ Manhattan Christian College
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Manhattan Christian College will hold an Opportunities Fair on Tuesday, October 20th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  If you are looking for interns, graduate students, or to fill full-time positions be sure to be there. Go to www.mccks.edu/opportunities-fair for more information.

Cold War Lecture @ KSU Alumi Center
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You are invited to attend a lecture about the Cold War by nationally acclaimed expert Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of the famous U2 spy plane pilot.  Mr. Powers will talk about the Cold War, the proposed Open Skies Policy of 1955, the creation of the U-2 program, and his father’s shoot down, imprisonment and exchange.  The lecture will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at the KSU Alumni Center.  Book Sale and Signing- 4:00 to 5:00 pm; Lecture- 5:00 to 6:00 pm; Meet & Greet Wine and Cheese – 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Military Lecture Series @ Kansas State Alumni Center
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Political Diplomatic & Military Lecture Series Presents Francis Gary Powers, Jr on Wednesday, October 21st at the Kansas State University Alumni Center.  “Bridge of Spies” is a drama set in the midst of the cold war chronicling the 1960 shoot down of the U-2 piloted by Gary Powers. F. Gary Powers, Jr. served as a technical consultant for the film. 4 – 5 pm – Book Sale & Signing; 5 – 6 pm – Lecture and 6 – 7 pm – Meet & Greet Wine and Cheese Reception.  This is a free event, but tickets are required, contact Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce to pick up your tickets.

Domestic Violence Discussion @ Manhattan Public Library
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm

Please join members of the Riley County Domestic Violence Task Force in a discussion of Domestic Violence in our community on Thursday, October 21st at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium at the Manhattan Public Library.