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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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  4. Here and Now: KSU Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition

    March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition represents studio practices by 15 members of the K-State studio art faculty. These works have been made within the last two years and vary in concept and construction. The artwork features the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.), will serve as juror and announce award winners at the exhibition opening.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. K-State Collegium Musicum: Seven Centuries of Music by Women

    March 15, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ St. Paul's Episcopal Church

    Kansas State University's historical performance ensemble, Collegium Musicum, presents a concert of vocal and instrumental music written by women from 12th through 18th centuries, including works by familiar names such as Saint Hildegard of Bingen and Barbara Strozzi to hidden gems by Maddalena Casulana, Beatriz de Dia and others.

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For the Kids!

  1. Tween Club: Modern Art

    March 15, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A club just for tweens in grades 4-6! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Women's NIT basketball: Saint Louis at K-State Wildcats

    March 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    K-State makes its sixth WNIT appearance and fourth consecutive postseason berth as the Wildcats play host to Saint Louis from the Atlantic 10 Conference. Winning team faces Utah-UNLV winner on March 17, 18, 19 or 20 (site to be determined). Jackie Kemph leads the Billikens with 15.8 points and 7.1 assists averages. Cats carry 16-15 mark into the contest with seniors Shaelyn Martin and Kaylee Page. Saint Louis is 17-15.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Behind the Exhibit Lecture: Building a Butterfly Garden

    March 15, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Blueville Nursery

    Learn how you can attract butterflies to your own home garden. If you’ve been to Rainforest Adventure exhibit at Flint Hills Discovery Center and seen the butterfly house, experts at Blueville Nursery will share secrets to create a butterfly-friendly environment through native plants. This is a free program with no registration required. Featured speakers dive deeper into topics that relate to FHDC's spring exhibition Rainforest Adventure. Note: Presentation will be at Blueville Nursery.

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  2. Craft Night: Sharpie Watercolor Coasters

    March 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Spring is in the air! So come create colorful coasters with sharpies. Participants will learn how to use sharpies on tile to create watercolor coasters. Registration required.

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  3. Manhattan in the 1800s

    March 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Look back at Manhattan during the pivotal period of the 1880s; explore finances, fashion, fads, foods and residents ... famous and infamous. Riley County Historical Museum staff present three-part series of programs to kick off commemoration of Wolf House Museum’s 150th anniversary in 2018. Wolf House Museum’s standing exhibit interprets Manhattan home life of the 1880s.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Yoga & Wine

    March 15, 2018, 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM @ Liquid Art Winery & Estate

    Does it get much better than yoga and wine? Night of relaxation, laughter and drinks, with yoga instructed by Lindsey Volz of Wellness Motivator and Orange Sky Yoga. All guests invited, yoga newbies and yoga pros alike. You're encouraged to bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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  2. Traveling Across Coastal Spain (wine tasting)

    March 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    The world's third-largest wine producer is often lost in a stomp of grapes, so let's toast Spanish coastal wines, a glass at a time! Coastal vineyards share the warm, Mediterranean Sea winds and an array of styles; clean, crisp whites to spicy, full-bodied reds. Spain has a treasure trove of styles that are difficult to find anywhere.

    Harry's showcases the broad range of styles and varietals available from Spain's coastline -- Catalunya, Valencia and more -- along with exceptional quality and value. Harry's sommeliers also explain confusing labeling terminology.

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