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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. Made by Hand: A Woman's Journey Expressed Through Fiber

    April 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 12, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Made by Hand presents the work of two female fiber artists, Anita Luvera Mayer and Jennifer Schermerhorn, whose creative talents transform their media into creations that illuminate and express a wide range of emotions, portray a feminine identity and speak to women’s societal roles.

    K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum and Manhattan Arts Center have collaborated for Made by Hand exhibition. Strecker Nelson West Gallery is the Gallery Season Sponsor.

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  5. Intersection: Meeting of the Creative Minds

    April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 9, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Creative Minds exhibit features works by AlBo Glass, Dick Bixler, Michael Driggs, Jan Joosten, Christina Klein, Diane Lawrence, Owen Oertling, Larry Peters, Jason Sciulla, Nancy Teague, Lynette Ubel and Todd Van Duren.

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Community Events

  1. “Best of Times, Worst of Times: K-State in 1968”

    April 4, 2018 - October 18, 2018 @ Hale Library

    Exhibit uses items from university archives to illustrate the various events of that tumultuous year. From campus visits by Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the mysterious fire that destroyed Nichols Gym, the exhibit explores how national issues played out in Manhattan, alongside traditional university activities. Co-curators: Cliff Hight, Dan Ireton and Ellen Urton.

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  2. Native Stone Fence Byway Stone Fence Renovation Workshop

    April 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Native Stone Area (south of Alma)

    Professionally trained dry stone conservancy mason Rocky Slaymaker lead teacher for the dry stone fence renovation workshop. This workshop gives Kansans the knowledge of how their forefathers built these sturdy fences. The historic stone fences are highlights of the Kansas Native Stone Scenic Byway, sponsor of this hands-on workshop. Participants learn nine essential elements for successful stone fence building and repair.

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  3. SHINE ON! Early Parent Wellness and Perinatal Mental Health Awareness

    April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM @ City Park

    Shine On! is hosted by the Riley County Perinatal Coalition, a non-profit organization of providers seeking to improve outcomes for mothers and babies. Learn about new parent adjustment and ways to renew the joys of parenting! Enjoy activities, art projects, games, education and resources.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. She Kills Monsters

    April 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 28, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    Agnes Evans leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly, only to stumble upon a 90s pop culture, imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

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  2. Evita

    April 27, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 29, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Tony Award winning musical set amidst turmoil of Argentinian politics of the late 1940s and early '50s. Eva Peron grew up in abject poverty then rose to the heights of national and international prestige through sheer force of will. Peron made herself into the common people's idol: loved, adored and hated alike. "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Buenos Aires" and "A New Argentina" a few of the many songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber made famous by this musical.

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  3. Fab Flashbacks: Songs of the '60s, '70s and '80s

    April 27, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 29, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Fun-filled decade revue; from hits on record players to cassettes. The show's best performers take listeners through music ranging from the '60s to the '80s. Don’t be afraid to dust off that outfit from the past and show it off again! Rock your old style and dance along to all of your favorites during Fab Flashbacks. Be there or be square!

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  4. The Wizard of Oz

    April 27, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 29, 2018, 10:00 PM @ C.L. Hoover Opera House

    Beloved classic brought to life at C.L. Hoover Opera House. Travel with Dorothy as she meets witches, munchkins, flying monkeys, friends and enemies while she desperately tries to get home to Kansas!

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For the Kids!

  1. Library Card Day

    April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Junior League of the Flint Hills encourages kids to get their own library card! Sign up for or show your library card and select a book to keep. To sign up for a card, visit Manhattan Public Library website or stop by the library any time.

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  2. Library Card Day

    April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    All preschool and elementary school children (Pre-K to sixth grade) are welcome to attend Library Card Day. Children can come to the library and sign up for or show their library card to receive a free book. To get your child a library card, parents may fill out the online registration form, MHKLibrary.org (or at the library). Library card applicants need photo ID and proof of current address (if not on ID). Free library cards can be applied for or picked up at the Check Out desk.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Baylor at K-State

    April 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - April 29, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    K-State has won the last four series against Baylor Bears, including six of the last eight meetings.

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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. Kansas Birding Festival

    April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018 @ Acorns Resort

    Excellent bird and wildlife viewing with more than 300 bird species around Milford Lake; area rich in birding opportunities during this time in April. Native birds inhabit the lake year-round, in tandem with prime season for migrating birds. Milford Lake, wetlands, native prairie ... all great locations in North America for bird sightings.

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  3. Pour for a Paw

    April 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Third annual wine- and cheese-themed fundraiser features live and silent auctions, raffle and live music. Wine, cheese and small bites served and cash bar available. All funds go directly to Riley County Humane Society.

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