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  1. Bison Wolves & Wild Lands Exhibit

    September 15, 2018 - January 13, 2019 @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Go wild as you explore the human-wolf connection and follow the bison from pre-history to today.

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  2. $1 Off Admission with Food Donation

    November 1, 2018, 12:00 PM - December 31, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoological Park

    Donate one or more food items and receive $1 off your regularly-priced admission during the winter months November through December!

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  3. Zoo Closed in Observance of Christmas Eve and Day

    December 24, 2018 - December 25, 2018

    Sunset Zoo is closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

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  4. Family New Year's Eve 2019

    December 31, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Celebrate the new year with food, music, games, and our amazing balloon drop!

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  1. Food and Farm Council

    December 17, 2018, 11:30 AM @ Family and Child Resource Center

    The purpose of the Food and Farm Council is to advocate for and sustain an accessible, healthy, and local food system. The Food and Farm Council of Riley County and the City of Manhattan, Kansas envisions a local food system that supports healthy living in our community.

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  2. Riley County Law Board Meeting

    December 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ City Hall, City Commission Meeting Room

    The Law Board is responsible for the enforcement of law and the providing of police protection and is authorized (in part) to: Appoint and establish the salary and compensation of the Director; Authorize and provide for the appointment of all other personnel; Hear and affirm or revoke the suspension or dismissal of law enforcement officers; Establish salaries for personnel; Authorize the acquisition of equipment and supplies necessary to operate the department; Adopt an annual budget and certify same to the Riley County Board of County Commissioners; Enter into contracts; Adopt rules and regulations necessary for the operation of the Department; and perform other duties as provided by law.

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  3. Historic Resource Board

    December 17, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Historic Resources Board, 4:00 p.m., City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  4. Canceled-Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board

    December 17, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ City Hall, City Commission Meeting Room

    The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board was created in March 1976, through an interlocal agreement between the Manhattan City Commission and the Riley County Commission, to provide for coordinated planning within a jurisdictional area called the Manhattan Urban Area, which includes the Manhattan city limits and the surrounding urbanizing area

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  5. Briefing/Discussion Session

    December 18, 2018, 5:30 PM @ City Hall, City Commission Meeting Room

    The purpose of the Discussion/Briefing Session is for the Commission to discuss issues of a general nature, report on meetings attended, and coordinate calendars and scheduling. In addition, the Sessions are an opportunity for City Administration to distribute to the Commission any new relative background material or new information received regarding that evening’s agenda items.

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  6. City Commission Meeting

    December 18, 2018, 7:00 PM @ City Hall, City Commission Room

    The governing and legislative body of the city is the City Commission, comprised of five commissioners who are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis. The commission determines all matters of policy and approves all city ordinances and resolutions, as well as adopts the annual city budget.

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  7. Canceled-Flint Hills MPO Policy Board Meeting

    December 19, 2018, 3:30 PM @ City Hall

    Providing a regional forum to coordinate, encourage, and promote a safe, efficient, affordable, and integrated transportation system for all users; in support of livable communities and economic competitiveness.

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  8. Joint City/Riley County/Pottawatomie County Commissions Meeting

    December 20, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Riley County Courthouse Plaza, East Building, County Commission Chambers

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  9. Special Douglass Community Center Advisory Board Meeting

    December 20, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Douglass Community Center in King Room

    The purpose of the Douglass Center Advisory Board is to make recommendations to the City Commission regarding the operation of the Douglass Community Center. In addition, the board recommends an annual budget for the operation of the Douglass Center, advises the City Commission regarding the scope and content of programs to be initiated at Douglass Center, advises the City Commission regarding staff of the Douglass Center, and submits monthly and annual reports to the City Commission regarding operations of the Douglass Center.

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  10. Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

    December 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ City Hall, City Commission Meeting Room

    Advise the Bicycle Coordinator and city staff as to the determination of bicycle routes and help to establish project priorities. Plan, develop, promote, and coordinate community cycling activities, including, but not limited to, recurring organized rides, special event rides, bicycle safety education workshops, bicycle rodeos and other social gatherings, and designated Ride to Work or Ride to School Days. Develop goals and work plans regarding activities of the committee. Review proposals from individual associations or other institutions for joint programs and assist in effective coordination of such activities, when applicable. Conduct fundraising for cycling activities and programs.

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  11. City Offices Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

    December 24, 2018, 8:00 AM - December 25, 2018

    City Offices Closed in Observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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  12. Canceled-Intergovernmental Luncheon

    December 24, 2018, 12:00 PM @ Holiday Inn at the Campus, Landon Meeting Room

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Special Event Permits

  1. Little Apple New Year's Eve Ball Drop

    December 31, 2018, 10:00 PM - January 1, 2019, 12:30 AM @ Moro St. and North Manhattan Ave.

    A special event permit has been issued for the Little Apple New Year's Eve Ball Drop on Monday December 31, 2018. The event will be located Moro St and North Manhattan Ave. The permit is valid beginning at 10:00 pm and will expire at 12:30 am. For more information please call 785-320-6709.

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