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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (9)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (4)
  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (7)
  6. Calendar Overlay Special Events (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Sports & Recreation (3)

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. 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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  4. Kansas Veterinarian at Work: A Portrait by Tom Mohr

    February 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Photographic adventure and multifaceted representation of contemporary Kansas farm life. Mohr's photography challenges viewers to appreciate Kansas farmers with renewed vision.

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  5. MARFA Texas: Collections

    February 12, 2017, 12:00 PM - March 26, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Suzie Aron and photographer Kenny Johnson have curated this exhibit that allows viewers to share in the benefits of Donald Judd’s exquisite work and entrepreneurial spirit in a remote rural town in Texas. Photographs by Suzie Aron. Additional photographs by David Dowell, Kenny Johnson and Flint Hills community.

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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. Bring a date to the zoo month

    February 1, 2017, 12:00 PM - February 28, 2017, 5:00 PM

    Buy one adult admission and get one free; perfect for a date with the little lovebird!

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  4. Canvas & Cork: Pink Martini

    February 22, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite friends and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic artist.

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  5. Silent Book Club

    February 22, 2017, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Arrow Coffee Co.

    Suggested for adults 18-up; instead of reading an assigned book, the creator of this national book club decided everyone should bring their own current favorite to hang out together. Manhattan is the first town in the Midwest to participate! Join friends from Manhattan Public Library for night of laughs.

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  6. Gardening Seminars

    February 25, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall

    Hourly seminars on gardening topics from K-State Research agents.

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  7. Operation Sweet Treat

    February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Support the Girl Scouts and benefit military and their families at the same time!

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  8. Film: Doctor Strange

    February 25, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Forum Hall

    Brilliant-but-arrogant surgeon gets new lease on life when he's taken under wing by a sorcerer who trains him to defend the world against evil.

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  9. Gown Town 2017

    February 26, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

    Junior League of the Flint Hills spring fundraiser delivers a solution to affordable, gently-worn dresses for all types of occasions: prom, military ball, homecoming and even bridal. Average dress prices range from $10 to $30. A dress for every girl, every budget, with accessories, jewelry and shoes.

    Donations accepted through Feb. 17 at GTM, Gaia Salon/Spa and Josh Salmans State Farm Insurance.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Faculty artist recital

    February 21, 2017, 7:30 PM @ All Faiths Chapel Auditorium

    Music recital, Dr. Steve Maxwell plays tuba and Dr. Susan Maxwell bassoon.

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  2. Jade Archetype at Auntie Mae's

    February 23, 2017, 9:00 PM - February 24, 2017, 1:00 AM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Space jazz band invades the intimate confines of Auntie Mae's Parlor in Aggieville.

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  3. The Nerd

    February 24, 2017, 7:30 PM - February 26, 2017 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Hilarious dilemma of young architect visited by Rick Steadman, fellow ex-GI whom Willum has never met but saved Willum's life after suffering serious wounds in Vietnam. Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment the night of his 34th birthday party. However, Rick's awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throw the occasion into shambles.

    Written by Larry Shue; Kim Riley, director. Theatre season sponsor: CivicPlus. Platinum sponsor: In memory of Charlotte Edelman. Gold sponsors: Rebecca & Marvin Gould.

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  4. Pilobolus: Shadowland

    February 26, 2017, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Mix of shadow theater, dance, circus and concert, incorporating multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes to create a performance that merges projected images with front-of-screen choreography. First show of its kind to combine shadow theater with dance and the inspiration for many similar productions around the world.

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For the Kids!

  1. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Paint, Paint, Paint!

    February 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Preschool-aged children begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Children further their sense of place and belonging to this region through interactions with ecology and history of the area. Every session includes story time, snack and themed craft or activity. Maximum 10 children/minimum 5 (ages 3-5).

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Geographic Information Seminar

    February 21, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Leadership Studies Building

    Michael Goodchild is one of the world's foremost experts in geographic information science who has research interests in spatial analysis and uncertainty in geographic data. He also is widely credited with coining the term "Volunteered Geographic Information." Goodchild is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California-Santa Barbara. The seminar is sponsored by the University Distinguished Professors and the Office of the Provost.

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  2. Finding and Preserving the Stories of our Ancestors

    February 21, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Unger Complex (former K-State Foundation building)

    Learn how to delve into public records that pertain to family histories and find details that bring ancestors' stories to life. Census records, newspapers, military records and other sources may contain information that provides perspective into ancestors' lives.

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  3. The Library and Beyond: Kansan in the White House

    February 22, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Hale Library

    K-State alumnus Marlin Fitzwater was the longest-serving White House press secretary in U.S. history, during both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidencies. K-State Libraries holds more than 70 boxes of documents and memorabilia with research potential for students in history, political science, communication, journalism and more. Discover your next great research project!

    Presentation by Volodymyr Chumachenko, Assistant Professor, K-State Libraries. The Library and Beyond is a free workshop series to feature resources, tools and skills that help cut through the clutter so you can succeed in the classroom.

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  4. English Department Colloquium

    February 22, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Professor Han Yu presents talk based on her book "The Other Kind of Funnies: Comics in Technical Communication."

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  5. America's National Parks: A Journey through Time

    February 22, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Meadowlark Hills Community Room

    National Park Service centennial was observed in 2016, and this class will examine the genesis of NPS America. Further discussions surround some of the most influential thinkers related to conservation and preservation, with evaluation on the Parks to identify threats and discuss the emphasis for future generations.

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  6. The Veterinarian's War: Lt. Harry Hunt in the World War

    February 23, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    In 1917, Kansas State Agricultural College graduate Harry Hunt followed his country into the Great War. He was sent to France as a large animal veterinarian tasked with caring for the beasts who pulled the guns of war. The things Lt. Hunt saw and recorded in vivid detail in letters he sent home, described a time often forgotten by history. Speaker Jed Dunham is a freelance writer and creator of the 48 Fallen 48 Found Project.

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  7. Finding and Preserving the Stories of our Ancestors

    February 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Unger Complex (former K-State Foundation building)

    Learn how to delve into public records that pertain to family histories and find details that bring ancestors' stories to life. Census records, newspapers, military records and other sources may contain information that provides perspective into ancestors' lives.

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Special Events

  1. Harry's SommSeries: President's Day Tasting

    February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    Wine has long been a staple of celebrations and dinners tied to the US Presidency. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and John F. Kennedy were all presidents who loved wine and made it a regular part of State Dinners. Find out which Founding Father made wine and one that even started traditional White House wine consumption.

    Celebrate the wine history of President’s Day with Harry's selection of wines! Here's to our Commanders in Chief. Cheers!

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Sports & Recreation

  1. K-State WBB plays host to Oklahoma

    February 21, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    The Wildcats battle for seeding in the Big 12 tournament with two remaining home games and a trip to Lawrence all that remain on the schedule.

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  2. K-State MBB plays host to Oklahoma State

    February 22, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    The penultimate game on the home schedule may be the season's most anticipated, as Brad Underwood returns to his alma mater on the sideline of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Wildcats play two more road games before they return home for Senior Day against Texas Tech at noon Saturday, March 4.

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  3. K-State WBB plays host to Texas

    February 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Key matchup between top-four Big 12 teams as both battle to hold top seeds in the upcoming March 3-6 postseason basketball tournament.

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