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

  1. 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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  2. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  3. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  4. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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  5. Getting Hooked: Rugs by Cecilia Evans Clement

    November 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Cecilia Evans Clement began hooking rugs in 1985 and for the next 30 years developed her craft. “Turning into a ‘hooker’ about the age of 60 has been one of the most gratifying things I have ever done,” Clement says.

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Community Events

  1. Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibit

    January 6, 2018, 1:00 PM - February 18, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Geary County Historical Society

    Geary County Historical Society in Junction City is the location among seven Kansas communities to host this traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Water/Ways focuses on the numerous relationships between people and water. How has water shaped our history and traditions? How does it impact our daily life? What does the future hold for water?

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  2. Talk20MHK

    January 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Talk20MHK is a collaborative project of UFM Community Learning Center and Manhattan Public Library. The goal is to build strong community connections and provide a platform for people to share knowledge, stories and skills with others in the community. The event will include as many as eight speakers who feature dynamic presentations on chosen topics. Each speaker allowed 20 PowerPoint slides with 20 seconds to speak about each slide (seven-minute presentations).

    After presentations complete, questions-and-answer forum. Any member of the community over the age of 18 is invited to present at Talk20MHK.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. I Am Not Your Negro: Film Screening

    January 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2016 documentary examines the painful history of racism in 20th-century America, through the words of African-American writer James Baldwin and a montage of photographs and video. The film brings to life Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript “Remember this House,” through Samuel L. Jackson’s narration. Leaders of the Black Student Union moderate a post-film audience discussion.

    Presented in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Black Student Union, University Honors Program and Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative.

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  2. The Haymakers

    January 25, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Country, folk and bluegrass music via Air Capital drops in on the Aggieville Underground on North 12th Street.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    January 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - March 6, 2018, 11:25 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  2. Baby Rhyme Time

    January 25, 2018, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A story time designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  3. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    January 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    Ages 3-5: Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

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  4. Preschool Story Train

    January 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  5. TLAB

    January 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Teens 7th - 12th Grade, Do you want to have a say about what's going on at the library? Join our TLAB (Teen Library Advisory Board)! No signup is necessary. Just show up and join the conversation!

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  6. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    January 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    School age (Kindergarten and up): Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

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  7. Kids' Book Club

    January 25, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Kids in grades K-6 are invited to join our library book club on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Each month will feature a different kids' book series, and kids can choose which book from the series they would like to read. No registration is required.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Martin Luther King III lecture

    January 25, 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week events include a lecture by his son Martin Luther King III with candlelight vigil to follow. Jan. 19-26, Kansas State University celebrates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 visit to K-State, the civil rights leader's last college speech before his assassination. MLK III is the eldest son of King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

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  2. Talk20MHK

    January 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Goal is to build strong community connections through sharing of stories, skills and knowledge. Six individuals will give dynamic, seven-minute presentations with 20 PowerPoint slides (20 seconds to describe each slide). The audience will have a chance to ask questions and visit with the speakers after the presentations. Two events will take place each year, the next in June.

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Special Events

  1. Martin Luther King III lecture

    January 25, 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Forum Hall

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week events feature a lecture by Martin Luther King III, with candlelight vigil to follow the speech. Jan. 19-26, Kansas State University celebrates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 visit to K-State; this was the civil rights leader's last college speech before his assassination. MLK III is the eldest son of King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

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  2. Harry's Somm Series: Wines of Australia

    January 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    Celebrate all things Down Under with a nod to Australian wine at Harry's. Get the jump on Jan. 26 Australia Day, learn some Aussie customs and traditions, and explore wines around this continent. Harry's resident Australian certified sommelier will guide you through the Australian wine scene.

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