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Looking for some fun friends to share new Kansas experiences with in the Junction City/Manhattan/Fort Riley area? Join us for a hike, live theatre or music, dinner at a nice restaurant or a potluck. If it's not on our calendar, the only reason is that you haven't suggested it yet!

Anyone seeking to expand on their current circle of friends is welcome. Feel free to bring your ideas and experiences to the table and be prepared to be appreciated. We look forward to meeting you and hearing what you have to say!

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🍲Dinner before the Lecture

Blue Moose

Let’s get together and have dinner at Blue Moose (4:45ish pm) before the Discovery Center lecture. You may join us later at our table, still share dinner time with us and not necessarily attend the DC lecture. A fraction of the the dinner proceedings will go to MHS friends of the performing arts, the group that raises and distributes funds to MHS performing arts groups like the choir, the marching band, drama group, and the orchestra. So let's get together an have “a good dinner for a good purpose”

Flint Hills Discovery Center Lecture: Dr. Hertzler - the Horse and Buggy Doctor

Let’s get together at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and listen to a free lecture about Dr. Hertzler: The Horse and Buggy Doctor. Carrie Herman will share the fascinating story of Dr. Arthur E. Hertzler (the famous "Horse and Buggy Doctor") who is world renowned for his excellence in pathology, his love of children and his concern for health education of the general public. The Kansas Learning Center for Health was founded by his late widow as a memorial in his honor. Carrie Herman took over the role as the Executive Director at the Kansas Learning Center for Health in July 2016. Prior to that she spent almost nine years at Asbury Park. Her leadership shines brightly thanks to her experience not only from being VP of Operations at Asbury, but also from completing the LeadingAge Kansas Center for Leadership program, serving as the Past President of the Newton Lions Club, Vice President of P.E.O. Chapter AK, and the Chair of the Central Kansas Community Foundation—to name a few.

Tallgrass Film Festival

Scottish Rite Center


Last year, four of us had a great time at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita. Come check out some independent films, and make it a long weekend! No need to go all the way to Sundance, when we have a great festival right here in Kansas! The Tallgrass Film Festival is "stubbornly independent" and features a huge array of films, international, short, full length, comedy, drama, animated, so there's plenty to pick from! Take a day off work and check it out with us! Tickets are not yet available (except the 5-day pass - which only makes sense if you plan to be there longer than the two days we went). I'm setting up the meetup event now so you can mark your calendar and will let you know when the 2-day pass is available. Last year, the 2-day pass cost about $78 and included as many films as you want to see on Friday and Saturday. Then we drove home Sunday at lunchtime.

🎼KSU Orchestra Concert

KSU McCain Auditorium

Let’s get together and enjoy a musical evening. The KSU orchestra concert Beethoven and the blues will be presenting guest artists Agustin Muriago, Ingrid Stolzel, & the Manhattan High School Chamber Orchestra! We will meet at McCain auditorium north entrance at around 7 pm. Free admission.

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Early morning hike at Konza Prairie

Konza Prairie Parking Area

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