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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (5)
  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (4)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (6)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (3)
  7. Calendar Overlay Special Events (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Sports & Recreation (2)

Art Exhibits

  1. Marlin Fitzwater: From Wheat Fields to White House

    September 16, 2016, 8:00 AM - March 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library, 5th floor gallery

    Marlin Fitzwater spent a decade in the White House, the only press secretary appointed by two presidents. The K-State alumnus has donated personal papers to the Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at K-State Libraries. Highlights from the collection on display in Hale Library's fifth floor gallery.

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  2. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  3. Klicks for Kids Photo Exhibit

    January 17, 2017 - January 31, 2017 @ Manhattan Town Center

    An effort through the Adopt Kansas Kids program to highlight Kansas children who need forever homes.

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  4. Mapping the Early Career of John Steuart Curry

    January 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores Curry as student and early professional through more than 30 drawings, paintings and magazine illustrations. Never-before-viewed objects from Burr Living Trust of Lewisberry, Penn., will be a centerpiece of the installation. Exhibition organized by Beach Curator Liz Seaton and members of spring 2016 seminar, comprised of students from K-State and UMKC.

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Community Events

  1. Maize

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the science of how maize has evolved over thousands of years to become one of the country's most significant crops, and discover why it continues to surprise us today through eye-popping graphics, hands-on interactives and much more.

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  2. To My Plate and Beyond

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the world of healthy eating with Max & Munch! Exciting opportunities to experience hands-on benefits of healthy eating habits! To My Plate and Beyond was organized by Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center and made possible through support of the American Dairy Association and Indiana's Dairy Farm Families. Sponsored by Via Christi Health.

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  3. Silent Book Club

    January 25, 2017, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Arrow Coffee Co.

    Suggested for adults 18-and-above. Instead of reading an assigned book, the creator of this national book club decided it would be more fun for everyone to bring whatever they were reading and hang out together. Manhattan is the first town in the Midwest to participate! Join friends from Manhattan Public Library at Arrow Coffee Co., for drinks, laughs and some good reading.

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  4. Kansas Territory Brewing Tap Takeover

    January 28, 2017, 3:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Kansas Territory beer from Washington, Kansas, flows from the taps at Auntie Mae's in celebration of Jan. 29 Kansas Day. Meat raffle also highlights the event schedule.

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  5. Kansas Day at Flint Hills Discovery Center

    January 29, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Celebrate Kansas' statehood and explore wonderful state symbols. Four interactive stations set up to learn about the pride of Kansas including the honey bee, bison, ornate box turtle and sunflower! Perfect for all ages.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Dental Association Mission of Mercy

    January 27, 2017 - January 28, 2017 @ National Guard Armory

    Free dental clinic provided by Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation.

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  2. Kansas Lions Club Mid-Winter Rally

    January 27, 2017 - January 29, 2017 @ Four Points by Sheraton

    International Lions Club President Bob Corlew passes along his words of wisdom to Kansas Lions Club members as the group celebrates its 100th anniversary.

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  3. Kansas Farm Bureau Leaders Conference

    January 27, 2017, 12:00 PM - January 29, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Conference packed with speakers, workshops and opportunities to connect. Keynote speakers Saturday (Jolene Brown) and Sunday (Steve Gilliland), 16 workshops and featured speakers and panels during lunch events.

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  4. Annual KRPA Conference and trade show

    January 31, 2017 - February 2, 2017 @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Three regions of the Kansas Recreation and Park Association (KRPA) unite for meetings of this non-profit professional organization representing parks, recreation, and leisure industry in Kansas.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Mamma Mia!

    January 24, 2017, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Fifty million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

    The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship; everyone's having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, Mamma Mia! is the world's No. 1 show! Don't miss its farewell tour coming to McCain!

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  2. Tyler Gregory with Sons of the Rebellion

    January 26, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Mix of blues and roots music from Kansas native Tyler Gregory.

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  3. Hale Library Concert Series: Music of Amy Cheney Beach

    January 27, 2017, 7:30 PM @ Hemisphere Room

    Amanda Arrington, piano; Karen Large, flute; and Amy Rosine, soprano will perform musical pieces by Amy Cheney Beach.

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  4. Cinderella: Russian National Ballet Theatre

    January 28, 2017, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Russian National Ballet Theatre returns with production of Prokofiev's "Cinderella." One of his most popular and melodious compositions, "Cinderella" is the iconic tale of the virtuous servant girl who, with the help of her fairy godmother, is magically transformed, attends the royal ball, and captures the prince's heart. This ballet masterpiece, filled with sumptuous costumes, lush scenery, comical stepsisters and malevolent stepmother, will delight audiences.

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  5. Odd Squad LIVE!

    January 30, 2017, 6:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Odd Squad series follows the extraordinary adventures of two young government agents who use math skills and teamwork to solve unusual cases (always brought forward by adults). Utilizing math to put things right when oddness strikes, they often find additional clues in the "Mathroom," a futuristic space that is just a teleport away. Perfect for ages 4-8.

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  6. Dr. David Littrell cello recital

    January 30, 2017, 7:30 PM @ All Faiths Chapel Auditorium

    Dr. Littrell is a University Distinguished Professor of Music at K-State and conducts the University Orchestra. Dr. Littrell adjudicates solo and orchestra contests and is a clinician and conductor throughout the country.

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For the Kids!

  1. Kids: Canvas & Kool-aid

    January 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Straight Upp will provide step-by-step instruction for this one-of-a-kind event. Yummy snacks and fun music will make for a morning full of laughs. Kids will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation! Online registration/payment required. Event designed for kids ages 0-10.

    Straight Upp will use images taken at the event on social media and advertising materials so please notify staff at the time of the event if you do not want your child's pictures used on social media or advertising materials.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. 18th Annual College of Business Administration Diversity Lecture

    January 25, 2017, 10:30 AM @ Kansas State University

    College of Business Administration welcomes Manuel Fernandez, senior partner at KPMG Dallas office.

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  2. MLK Jr. Lecture, candlelight vigil and hot chocolate social

    January 25, 2017, 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union
    K & S ballrooms

    Annual MLK lecture delivered by Rep. Roderick Houston (89th Dist.-Wichita). Followed by hot chocolate social sponsored by Staley School of Leadership Studies. Lecture and candlelight vigil hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the oldest MLK observance program at K-State (King was a member of the fraternity).

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  3. MLK Week Fellowship Luncheon

    January 26, 2017, 11:30 AM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Program features documentary "Black Tie White Tie: Every Family Has a Story Within the American Story". Speaker, Professor Lyle Gibson, will introduce film and participate in a Q&A period after film.

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Special Events

  1. Wreath Laying Ceremony

    January 27, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Ahearn Field House

    Diversity Week observances conclude with laying of the wreaths at MLK Bust outside Ahearn Field House, where Dr. King spoke on Jan. 19, 1968.

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Sports & Recreation

  1. K-State WBB plays host to Baylor

    January 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    No. 25-ranked Wildcats open two-game homestand against perennial national power Baylor Bears, ranked second in the nation. National Girls and Women in Sports Day as youth 12-and-under receive free admission wearing a team jersey.

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  2. K-State WBB plays host to Oklahoma State

    January 28, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Annual Play 4 Kay game at Bramlage Coliseum. First 4,000 fans in attendance receive free pink T-shirt! Nine games into conference play, Cats open second half of Big 12 play before they play four of next five games, and six of next eight on the road. Pink Out Bramlage!

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