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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (9)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (5)
  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (8)
  5. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (4)
  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (3)
  7. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (5)
  8. Calendar Overlay Special Events (6)

Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  2. People and Places

    August 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Stop in to see new works on the theme "People and Places." Featured works by Pat Abellon, Zak Barnes, Margaret Buie, Ann L. Carter, Sienna Clark, Clare Fallon, Brenda Fox, Linda Ganstrom, Colleen Gregoire, Anthony Benton Gude, Rita Guile, Rebecca Hoyer, Cally Krallman, Dean Kube, Lacey Lewis, Dean Mitchell, David Overmyer, Ryan Perry, Matthew Richter, Jennifer Schermerhorn, Barbara Waterman-Peters and Chris Willey.

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  3. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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  4. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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  5. Art Beyond Sight Open House

    October 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Explore the Beach Museum of Art with all your senses with opportunities to examine small details in selected art works, verbal imaging descriptions, sensory enhancements, and hands-on activities that demystify art media. This event is held as part of national Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month. Family friendly event.

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Community Events

  1. Manhattan Lions Club Annual Pancake Feed / Kansas Quality Woodworkers Show & Sale

    October 20, 2018, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall - CiCo Park

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  2. Farmers Fall Festival

    October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lawn surrounding Christ Lutheran Church

    Celebrate fall with your family, friends, and neighbors! There will be food trucks, pumpkin painting, inflatables, jumbo yard games, a photo booth, cash prizes, and more. This event is sponsored by Farmers State Bank.

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  3. Celebration of Life for Tex Winter

    October 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Kansas State University will host "A Celebration of Life" for Fred "Tex" Winter, an event open to the general public and media members (west-side Bramlage parking). Winter, who died Oct. 10 in Manhattan, is enshrined in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Winter coached at K-State from 1954 to 1968 and is the only person affiliated with all of K-State's Final Four teams (1948, 1951, 1958, 1964).

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  4. The Food Explorers and their Riley County Connections

    October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - November 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Riley County Historical Society/Museum exhibition highlights local connection to ground-breaking work in food exploration and food safety recounted in “The Food Explorer.” RCHS/Museum also offering driving tour, “Where the Adventure Began: Touring the Home Town of the Food Explorers,” which begins Nov. 7. Self-guided driving tour available at Rileycountyks.gov/museum.

    Visit locations connected to David Fairchild and Charles Marlatt, food explorers/innovators with connections to Manhattan/Riley County. Global Food Systems Initiative coordinates the effort.

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  5. K-State women's basketball tip-off dinner

    October 23, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Stadium Center

    K-State women's basketball tip-off dinner features guest speaker Holly Rowe, ESPN broadcaster, Table sponsorships $500 (seating/dinner for eight) merit meet-and-greet session.

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  6. HOGtoberfest: Food, Friends and Fundraising for Meadowlark Good Samaritan Fund

    October 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Delicious food at Cox Bros. BBQ with 10 percent of day's purchases contributed to Meadowlark Hill's Good Samaritan Fund. Proceeds assist residents who have depleted resources and allow continued quality of service, care and life enhancement. Raffle tickets available for 50/50 cash prize!

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  7. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - October 28, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals on five Sunset Zoo candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo, costume contest, live animal encounters and surprise inside the Nature Exploration Center.

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  8. Puppy PAWty on the Patio

    October 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Liquid Art always dog-friendly, this special day set aside to enjoy drinks on the patios with your furry loved one; treats for them and drinks for you! Note: dogs must be leashed and remain outdoors.

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  9. K-State Farmers' Market

    October 31, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Bosco Student Plaza; Rain location: Courtyard, Ground floor, K-State Student Union

    The market features a variety of handmade and homegrown items produced by members of the K-State Family (students, student organizations, and faculty/staff). Locally grown produce, flowers and plants, flours, pancake mix, pottery/ceramics, and more!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. BirdHouse Music Series (MAC): Beppe Gambetta

    October 19, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Acoustic guitarist hails from Italy and fuses music of American roots and traditional music of his homeland. With America in his heart and his roots in the sun and olive trees of the Mediterranean Sea, Gambetta seamlessly bridges the shores of two continents to create a musical fusion where American root music and Ligurian tradition, emigration songs and folk ballads, steel string guitars and vintage harp guitars not only coexist but interact to weave a deep dialogue unaware of any rigid classification.

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  2. Gatsby Gala 2018

    October 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    The Gatsby evening will take you back to the elegant and timeless 1920s. Speakeasy, classical, yet dazzling style event will feature appetizers, drinks and the band, Grand Marquis. Celebrate 2nd annual Gatsby evening in Peddicord Playhouse!

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  3. Flatland Cavalry in concert

    October 20, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Band energetically mixes country music with folk and Americana. Debut EP Come May followed by full-length follow-up Humble Folks by quintet fronted by Cleto Cordero.

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  4. McCain Performance Series: Chanticleer

    October 25, 2018, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Called “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, the San Francisco-based Grammy Award-winning ensemble Chanticleer celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2018. The group has sold well over a million albums and won two Grammy Awards.

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  5. Straight White Men

    October 25, 2018, 7:30 PM - October 27, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre, Memorial Stadium (west side)

    Described in the New York Times as "a smart and thorny Broadway anomaly," Straight White Men is a cutting but humane examination of human privilege and pain.

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For the Kids!

  1. Parade of Homes

    October 19, 2018, 5:00 PM - October 21, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Flint Hills Area Builders Association Parade of Homes Tour this weekend. 18 beautiful homes nestled in the Flint Hills area from Manhattan to Wamego. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday October 19-21. Join us to explore some of the best homes built in the Flint Hills. Whether you're in the market for a new home, find ideas for your forever home or just want to see the fine work of our builders and craftsmen on display, we'd love to see you on the Parade.

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  2. Monster BASH - monstrous party in the WILD!

    October 20, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    This MONSTROUS PARTY in the WILD is packed with fun outdoor adventure to engage families and kids while providing HEALTHY, TRICKS and TREATS! With music, hiking, trolls, treats, games, a bonfire, story-telling, and MORE .... this event will leave you and your family wanting to come back for more. Let's get WILD!

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  3. Halloween: Trunk-or-Treat with Kappa Kappa Gamma

    October 21, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Join Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority for book-themed trunk-or-treating experience in library parking lot. Kappas support literacy for kids and this fun activity highlights the importance of books and reading. Children receive coupon for free prize when they return to the library. Event co-sponsored by Manhattan Public Library.

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  4. Halloween: SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - October 28, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals on five Sunset Zoo candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo, costume contest, live animal encounters and surprise inside the Nature Exploration Center.

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  5. Halloween: All Treats Day in Downtown Manhattan KS

    October 31, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Participating businesses in Historic Downtown Manhattan

    Come downtown and trick-or-treat with our participating businesses!

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  6. Halloween: Bewitching in Westloop

    October 31, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Westloop Shopping Center

    All young people invited to dress in costume and receive treats from Westloop businesses and friends of Westloop. Trail begins in front of Bellus Academy where free treat trail maps are available. Once checked off by all the treat sponsors, map will serve as entry to prize drawings. More than 25 treat stops along Westloop trail.

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  7. Halloween: Grand Mere Village Trick or Treat

    October 31, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Stop by Legacy Realty of Kansas' office at 3901 Vanesta Drive, Suite A and register for a family movie night gift basket!

    The 3rd Annual Grand Mere Village Trick or Treat will be a FRIGHTFULLY good time! For convenience and safety reasons, all activity will take place in the Clock Tower Place business area. Bring your ghosts and goblins and participate in the trunk-or-treat.

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  8. Halloween: Boo Party! At Manhattan Town Center

    October 31, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Town Center Mall

    Indoor, climate-controlled trick-or-treating for kids 12-and-under!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Hutchinson Community College at K-State

    October 19, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    With four months to opening day, BatCats greet Hutchinson Community College in fall exhibition. Wildcats close out October with annual Fall World Series (October 25-26, Oct. 28) succession of intrasquad games and Halloween ALS Awareness Game (Oct. 27). K-State's home opener is set for Friday, March 1.

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  2. K-State women's basketball tip-off dinner

    October 23, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ West Stadium Center

    K-State women's basketball tip-off dinner features guest speaker Holly Rowe, ESPN broadcaster, Table sponsorships $500 (seating/dinner for eight) merit meet-and-greet session with Rowe, who will address attendees followed by coach Jeff Mittie.

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  3. Volleyball: Oklahoma vs. K-State

    October 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    Wildcats play third consecutive Wednesday home match against OU, which won just seven matches during the 2017 campaign and dropped both matches to K-State.

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  4. Baseball: Fall World Series

    October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - October 28, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Wildcats close out October with annual Fall World Series (October 25-26, Oct. 28). Halloween ALS Awareness Game (Oct. 27) breaks the World Series succession, though all are intrasquad games. K-State's home opener set for Friday, March 1, 125 days from finish of fall drills.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Tarana Burke

    October 22, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Founder of the "Me Too" movement and social justice activist Tarana Burke will share the story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person of the Year-winning movement. The #MeToo hashtag campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment. Burke's powerfully poignant story will move, uplift and inspire attendees.

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  2. Bison and Humans through Time

    October 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Four unique voices converse about American Bison: tribal elder, historian, biologist and rancher. They share wide-ranging experiences and understanding of this magnificent American icon. Moderator James Sherow, Distinguished Professor of History at Kansas State University, leads panel in group discussion about cultural, historical, environmental and economic significance of America’s largest mammal. Audience questions at panel discussion conclusion.

    Moderator: Jim Sherow; Panelists: Curtis Kekahbah, Kaw Nation; Andrew C. Isenberg, Hall Distinguished Professor of American History, University of Kansas; Donald W. Kaufman, Professor of Biology, Kansas State; Jerry Schmidt, Indian Creek Bison Ranch owner (Kansas Buffalo Association member).

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  3. History of Manhattan Hospitals: The Many Faces of Parkview

    October 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Manhattan's history of early medicine, doctors, nursing school, pest houses, ambulance service; discussion will show different hospital sites over time in Manhattan

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Manhattan Fitness Expo

    October 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 20, 2018, 5:00 PM @ National Guard Armory

    Check out brands, companies and the latest crazes to take over the fitness industry. Exciting new techniques and information to help support healthy living lifestyles no matter your age.

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  2. Little Apple Glow Paddle

    October 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Kansas River East bank

    An always-fun event is rediscovered along the Kansas River, as participants kayak to Linear Trail Head (2 miles). Bring your own kayak or rent one. Lifejackets required. Costumes, boat decor, and lighting highly encouraged! Enjoy s'mores around the campfire. Prizes awarded for best-decorated boat and costume!

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  3. Black & Blue: Colbert Hills' Revenge

    October 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Colbert Hills Golf Course

    18-hole tournament challenge from Colbert Hills' back tees, "the blacks." Golf cart, range balls, lunch, proximity prizes and skins game part of the allure for this fall tournament.

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  4. 7th Annual C. Clyde Run & Midge's Mile

    October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bosco Student Plaza

    Event to honor business college’s first dean, C. Clyde Jones, to benefit Shepherd’s Crossing. 5K race route through K-State campus; plus participants can enter four-person teams to compete.

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  5. DrEADful Trek at Wildwood Adventure Park

    October 27, 2018, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    Haunted wander though hills and trees of Wildwood Adventure park; along this fear-riddled path, dreadful encounters are worth the pain as this quest through the darkness quenches your thirst with tasty adult beverages provided by Manhattan's finest establishments. Due to the nature of this event, participants must be 21.

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Special Events

  1. Bison: The Great American Icon

    September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.

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  2. Teaching, Growing and Learning: 50 years of UFM

    October 8, 2018, 8:00 AM - November 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Gallery

    Visit Kemper Gallery in K-State Student Union to view exhibition about UFM’s history, people and programs.

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  3. Manhattan Fitness Expo

    October 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 20, 2018, 5:00 PM @ National Guard Armory

    Check out brands, companies and the latest crazes to take over the fitness industry. Two-day event with exciting new techniques and information to support healthy living lifestyles no matter your age.

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  4. Monster's Ball

    October 26, 2018, 8:00 PM - October 27, 2018, 1:00 AM @ Eleven Fifteen Venue and Urban Garden

    What happens at Monster's Ball ... stays at Monster's Ball! Pick up friends and head out for night of dancing, cocktails and costumes. Tickets include venue access and awesome, DJ-featured music, bites and spooktacular drink specials. Dress to impress in your best Halloween costume. Prizes for best costume!

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  5. Cheers, Witches: Halloween at the Winery

    October 27, 2018, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Halloween at the winery! Candy-inspired ciders tapped for adults. Pints limited and trust that they will go fast! Wearing Halloween costumes highly encouraged.

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  6. DrEADful Trek at Wildwood Adventure Park

    October 27, 2018, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    Haunted wander though hills and trees of Wildwood Adventure park; along this fear-riddled path, dreadful encounters are worth the pain as this quest through the darkness quenches your thirst with tasty adult beverages provided by Manhattan's finest establishments. Due to the nature of this event, participants must be 21.

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