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Jun
2
Tue
Manhattan Municipal Band concert @ City Park Stage
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm

The Manhattan Municipal Band under the direction of Dr. Frank Tracz will present its weekly concert Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:30 pm at City Park’s Larry Norvell Band Shell.  The concert will include marches “U.S. Field Artillery”, “Liberty Bell”, and “Americans We”, as well as “I Dreamed A Dream” from the Broadway Musical “Les Miserables”. “Big Bands Showcase”, a medley of big band favorites, will feature soloists James Shanteau, alto saxophone, and Scott Freeby, trumpet. Other highlights will include saxophone soloist Connor Penton performing “Moon River” and trumpeter Troy Hensley soloing on “Mancini Magic”. The concerts are free and open to the public.

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Jun
3
Wed
K-State Women’s Overnight Basketball Camp
Jun 3 – Jun 5 all-day

This camp is for kids entering four through nine and is a great camp for elementary, middle school and freshmen girls who have a desire to grow as basketball players and learn more about the game.  K-State staff will work with each camper to fine tune and develop individual skills through demonstration, instruction and personal interaction.  There will be 3-on-3, free throw, ball handling and hot shot competitions.  The cost of the Overnight Camp is $295 for a resident and $275 for a commuter.  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at registration.  For more information contact Randy Peterson at rpeterson@kstatesports.com.

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AUSA Military Family Forum @ Riley's Conference Center
Jun 3 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

The Association of the United States Army, headquartered in Washington, D.C.. brings their traveling Military Family Forum series to Fort Riley on June 3rd.  The forum is titled “Military Spouse Employment: What You Need to Know.”  During the event, military spouses will hear from experts about employment issues unique to finding a job and pursuing a career while part of a military family.  Frequent moves, regular deployments and other factors have an impact on spouse career paths.  Attendees will also learn about volunteer options, how to turn a hobby/interest into a career, work from home opportunities and more.  The event runs from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm at Riley’s Conference Center.

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Jun
7
Sun
Konza Prairie Wildflower Walk
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm

The Konza Prairie Wildflower Walk will be held on Sunday, June 7th, at 6:30 pm.  $10.00 per person – benefits the Konza Environmental Education Program.  Free to members of the Friends of Konza Prairie.  Walk with a Konza Prairie docent volunteer and learn the spring wildflowers along a trail not open to the public.  Directions: Take Hwy 177 south from Manhattan over the Kansas River – turn immediately west on to McDowell Creek Road.  See the sign for Konza Prairie Biological Station on the left (south) side of the road – turn left and proceed down the gravel road (past the Nature Trail kiosk) into headquarters.  Park near the stone barn.

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Jun
12
Fri
K-State Women’s Elite Basketball Camp
Jun 12 all-day

This one-day camp is for the advanced player who is looking to play basketball at the next level.  The K-State coaching staff will put campers through an intense designed practice plan to evaluate talent and provide feedback valuable to play at the next level.  This camp is for girls entering ninth through 12th grades.  The price of the Elite Camp is $50 per camper.  The cost of the camp of $50 is required at registration.  For more information contact Randy Peterson at rpeterson@kstatesports com.

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Jun
13
Sat
K-State Women’s Team Basketball Camp
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day

This camp is open to AAU, varsity, JV and freshman teams with a minimum of eight players required per team.  Teams are guaranteed a minimum of six games against teams with similar skill levels.  The Team Camp is managed by K-State camp coaches and officiated by certified officials.  The cost of the Team Camp is $110 per overnight camper and $85 per commuter camper.  A refundable $300 per team is required to hold their spot.  Housing for one night and five meals is included in the cost.  An additional $45 per dorm room is needed on June 12th.  Each room houses two.  Deadline for registration is May 29th.  For more information contact Randy Peterson at rpeterson@statesports.com.

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3rd Annual St. Jude Toy Drive @ Manhattan City Park
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm

The 3rd annual toy drive, for the kids of St. Jude will be held on Saturday, June 13th at Manhattan City Park at 3:00 pm.  Please bring a new, unwrapped toy, or games for infant ages to teen years.  Please no stuffed animals. They will have popcorn, cotton candy and a bouncy house for the kids.  This event is in honor of Brady Mortimer a local 3 year old who battled brain cancer.  Any type of support is greatly appreciated.  Contact Katy Mortimer at 785-226-6308 or kathrynmortimer@usd475.org.  Please come out, support, bring a friend, and some TOYS.

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Jun
14
Sun
Chicken Dinner @ Parish Hall - Newbury
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Paxico Sacred Heart Parish will have a Chicken Dinner on Sunday, June 14th from 12:00 to 5:00 pm with buffet style serving.  They will have Mass at 10:30 am and then Bingo/Games/Raffles and a Silent Auction.  Adults – $8.00; Ages 4 thru 12 – $3.50 and Ages 3 and under – FREE.  Parish Hall – Newbury is located 1 1/2 miles north of Paxico, KS.

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Jun
22
Mon
K-State Women’s Basketball Day Camp
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day

This camp is for kids entering grades third through eighth and focuses on the basic fundamentals and techniques of basketball and teamwork.  Camp includes skill instruction, position work, competitive drills, and games.  The camp benefits include demonstration, instruction, and personal interaction with current and form K-State players and coaches.  The cost of the Day Camp is $175 for a commuter.  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at registration.  For more information contact Randy Peterson at rpeterson@kstatesports.com.

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Jun
24
Wed
Flint Hills Transportation Plan Open House
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm

Flint Hills Transportation Plan has two Open Houses coming up.  The first one will be on Wednesday, June 24th from 4:00 to 6:30 pm at the Manhattan City Commission Room.  The second will be on Thursday, June 25th from 4:00 to 6:30 pm at the Opera House in Junction City.  Flint Hills Transportation Plan is to be adopted in December 2015.

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