Pancake feed, Sundown Salute and more

By Ben Hopper

Manhattan might not have Thunder Over Manhattan, but we do have pancakes. And lots of them!

The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis Club is again sponsoring its annual Pancake Feed from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at Pottorf Hall in CiCo Park.

The feed features pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds support local children.

Get in the patriotic spirit as the Manhattan Municipal Band celebrates America’s independence at 6:30 p.m. at Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park.

In honor of America, the Union Program Council is hosting an exhibit by Americana proganda and history by Ray Kurtz. On The Homefront: Propaganda and Patriotism in World War II, features several World War II artifacts, as well as glass etchings of sketches that Kurtz recreated from his childhood.

The exhibit runs through August 8 and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the William T. Kemper Art Gallery in the K-State Student Union.

Have a wonderful Fourth of July, and celebrate this weekend with these area events.



Sundown Salute: “Let Freedom Ring,” through Saturday. 

Featuring live music featuring Charlotte Embry & Soigne, The Killer, The King, and Cash (The Tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Johnny Cash) and Edge of Forever (The Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd), 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Ottaway Carnival, mud bog races, and more. Fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Friday.

For a complete list of events, visit

Heritage Park, Junction City.




Wamego Independence Day Celebration, 6 p.m.

Featuring the 143rd Annual Parade, Evans Midland Empire Shows Carnival, and more. Fireworks show at 10 p.m. The carnival runs July 2-5.

For a full list of events, visit Wamego.


Sundown Salute: Change of Heart (A Tribute to the Music of Heart), Travelin’ Band (The Tribute to Creedance Clearwater) and Hells Bells (The Tribute to AC/DC), 6:30 p.m.

Heritage Park, Junction City.





Sundown Salute: The Banned (‘80s Cover Band), Firehouse and Warrant, 6 p.m. Heritage Park, Junction City.




Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31.

People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of the time you spend reading in order to win fun prizes, like free books and gift certificates to local restaurants.

Last year more than 3,000 people participated in summer reading and together logged more than 1,000,000 minutes of reading time.

Registration for the 2014 program begins June 1, either online at or at the library. Reading logs will begin June 1 and last until July 31.


Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro.


Scott Senn, Jazz pianist, 6-8:30 p.m.


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