14th Annual Nelson Family Community Foundation Benefit

Join the Nelson Family Community Foundation for their 14th annual benefit June 10-11!

This year’s beneficiaries are Kyra Dettmer and Bradley Stone.

Events Friday include the BBQ meal, a corn hole tournament, a beer garden and a live DJ.

Saturday events include a golf tournament, a Drive or Ride, both a silent and live auction, plus a beer garden and food vendors.

For a full schedule of events, plus to read more about this year’s beneficiaries, find the Nelson Family Community Foundation on Facebook.

Yard Art Classics Car Club

The 31st Annual Yard Art Classics Car Club will be holding Cars in the Park on Saturday,  May 7, 2022 at Manhattan City Park.  Registration will be from 9AM-11:30AM with a $20 registration fee for participants.  Car Show Awards will be at 2:00PM.  Entries will be judged by registered participants.  Bring your family for a day of fun. Music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.  Proceeds benefit Flint Hills Breadbasket, Manhattan Emergency Shelter, Katie’s Way, The SAVE Farm (a Wounded Soldier Program).  Will take place rain or shine.

Drag Queen Story Hour

The first Drag Queen Story Time in Kansas returns! Some of your favorite local drag queens will be sharing stories for kids of all ages. Plus crafts! In the Kaw Nation/Big Basin Room of the conference center at the Hilton Garden Inn

Easter Egg Hunt-Manhattan Lions Club

Manhattan Lions Club will sponsor their annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 16th beginning at 10:00AM until the eggs are gone!  The event will be held at Manhattan City Park, 11th and Poyntz Avenue.  This event dates back to at least 1940!

Run for the Roses 5K Run and 1K Walk

Sign up for the first Run for the Roses 5K race and 1K walk sponsored by the K-State Gardens!

Runners will start and finish in the beautiful K-State Gardens, with the race route to also include Memorial Stadium, the Student Union and Anderson Hall on the K-State campus.

The 1K walk will be through the gardens, with docents available to answer questions or provide tours.

Sign up for the race at the included link.

Proceeds from the event support various K-State Gardens projects, including the 150th Anniversary of the Gardens in 2025.

Flint Hills Breadbasket Take a Swing at Hunger

The Flint Hills Breadbasket presents the 27th annual “Take a Swing at Hunger,” Monday, May 2, at Colbert Hills.

The golf tournament serves as a major fundraiser for the Breadbasket. It is a four-person scramble with a start time at 1 p.m. Player packages start at $150 per player, which includes golf fees and an awards buffet afterward.

Registration runs through April 20. For more information, find the Flint Hills Breadbasket on Facebook.

Survivor Art Exhibit: “What Were You Wearing?”

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, a Survivor Art Exhibit will run from April 4-15 called “What Were You Wearing?”

This exhibit will contain descriptions of sexual assaults, as well as stories and experiences from survivors. The exhibit will be open from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sponsored by: Ascension Via Christi Hospital Forensic Nursing Department, K-State Center for Advocacy, Response and Education (CARE), MBI, Inc., Riley County Attorney’s Office, Riley County Police Department, The Crisis Center, Inc.

Randolph Lions Pancake Feed

The Randolph Lions Pancake Feed will be held at the Blue Valley High School Ag Shop Saturday, April 2nd from 5:00PM-7:30PM.  They will be serving pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and peaches.  There will be a free will offering for community service to include Blue Valley High School Scholarships.