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Mar
28
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Discoverying the Last Dance @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Mar 28 @ 5:00 am – Apr 12 @ 10:30 am

Discovering the Last Dance: Several additional opportunities are available to visit a greater prairie-chicken booming ground.  This time, FHDC staff will accompany you on a trip and provide all the insight you need! This unique experience is limited to five participants per session.  Sessions are offered on Saturday, March 28th;   Saturday, April 11th; and Sunday, April 12th, all from 5:00 – 10:30am.  These events are open to both members and non-members and more information can be found at www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785-587-2726.

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Body First Wicked Marathon @ Wamego Recreation Center
Mar 28 @ 7:30 am

The Body First Wicked Marathon will be held on Saturday, March 28th.  This event has been named an official state championship event.  This means all overall and age group winners in the year’s race will be recognized as state champions.  The half-marathon begins at 7:30 am from the Wamego Recreation Complex, down Military Trail Road, and back to Lincoln Street in downtown.  The marathon will begin at 8:00 am about 2 miles east of downtown on Old U S Hiway 24, head down Military Trail road about two miles past St. George and the back to Wamego. Both races will finish in front of the Oz Museum to the cheers of Wizard of Oz characters.

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Legislative Coffee @ Sunset Zoo
Mar 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

The Chamber will host its second Legislative  Coffee for our Kansas Legislators this Saturday, March 28th at 7:30 – 9:00 am at the Sunset Zoo Educational Building….open to the public and media and there is no cost to attend.

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Youth Hiring Fair @ Forsyth Community Center
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Young people looking to make some extra money or gain valuable career experience this summer can attend the Youth Hiring Fair, March 28th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fort Riley.  The event takes place at the Forsyth Community Center.  The hiring fair is an excellent opportunity for people ages 14 to 21 to visit with employers and volunteer organizations and learn about summertime jobs and volunteer positions.  For more information, call the Employment Readiness Program at 239-9435.

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies @ Manhattan Public Library
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The three-part PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, created by preeminent filmmaker Ken Burns based on a 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, premieres March 30th.  K-State’s Johnson Cancer Research Center and KTWU 11 PBS will host an advance screening event at 2-4 pm, on March 28th, in the Manhattan Public Library Auditorium.  An informational fair featuring local cancer-related agencies and organizations will precede the hour-long preview of the documentary at 3:00 pm.  This public event is free and refreshments will be provided.

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MAPJ Annual Meeting @ UUFM Building
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm

MAPJ will host their Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 28th at the UUFM Building.  Social time with cash bar begins at 5:30 pm; Potluck dinner at 6:00 pm; Business meeting at 7:00 pm; 730 presentation of The Fight for $15 and a Union: from KC to the National Movement.  Speakers Terrence Wise and Michael Enriquez.  Questions call 785-236-0414.

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Handel’s MESSIAH @ St Thomas More Church
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm
Handel’s MESSIAH by the community for the community will be performed Saturday March 28 7:30pm at St Thomas More Church, 2900 Kimball Ave, Manhattan. Singers interested in participating should come to rehearsal at the church on Wednesday March 25 7pm.

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Mar
29
Sun
Run for the Red @ Kansas State University Campus
Mar 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The 1st Annual Run for the Red 5K Race will be held on Sunday, March 29th on the Kansas State University campus, benefiting the American Red Cross.  Register and receive a t-shirt, prizes for First and Second place winners for both men and women in respective age groups.  To register, visit: https//runsignup.com/Race/KS/Manhattan/RunfortheRed5K.

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League Candidate Forum @ Riley County High School
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

On Sunday, March 29th, the League is sponsoring a forum for USD 378 School Board candidates (Riley, KS).  It will be held in the south gymnasium at Riley County High School.  The forum will begin at 2:00 pm and conclude no later than 4:00 pm.

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USD 378 Public Forum @ Riley County High School
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Candidates running for USD 378 Board of Education will respond to questions on local issues during a public forum on Sunday March 29th from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the south gymnasium at Riley County High School.  The format for the forum will include questions submitted by members of the audience and asked by a moderator.  Following audience questions, candidates will make closing statements.  The forum in open to the public.

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