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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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  3. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (3)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (1)
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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. "What Were You Wearing?" Survivor Art Exhibit

    March 26, 2018, 8:00 AM - April 6, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Exhibition provides tangible response to one of culture's most pervasive rape myths. Outfits featured in this gallery have been created from the stories of survivors.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    April 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - April 24, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters for April programs; open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.

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For the Kids!

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

    April 5, 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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  2. Homeschool Afternoon

    April 5, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Unique program geared toward families that practice home education. Library staff present stories and subject information, followed by group activity. Suggested for grades K-6.

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

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

    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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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Artist Talk by Gasali Adeyemo

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

    Nigerian textile artist Gasali Adeyemo creates fabric by using batik designs and the traditional adire technique, a resist-dyed cloth produced and worn by the Yoruba people of Southwestern Nigeria in West Africa. In partnership with KSU College of Education.

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  2. Brown Bag Book Club

    April 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Enjoy lunch with fellow book lovers and discuss a wide variety of contemporary book club favorites. Book list selected by the group in November. Drinks provided.

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  3. Artist Talk by Lynn Benson

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

    Artist Lynn Benson shares details about making the 2018 Beach Museum of art Gift Print and other recent projects. Light refreshments served.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Yoga & Wine

    April 5, 2018, 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Join this night of relaxation, laughter and drinks, with yoga instruction by Lindsey Volz with Wellness Motivator and Orange Sky Yoga. Her comedy throughout the class will have you rolling into child pose! This night out is for all guests; yoga newbies and yoga pros. We encourage you 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. Coco Bolos Anniversary Bash

    April 2, 2018, 5:00 PM - April 7, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' week-long celebration of 20 years in the Manhattan restaurant business with delicious dinner specials, drinks and music! Monday: Combo skillet of wood-grilled steak-chicken-shrimp fajitas prepared in original San Antonio style.

    Tuesday: $5 Blue Bayou anniversary carafes. Wednesday: Caribbean jerk wings and Texas-style fall-off-the-bone ribs smoked in mobile BBQ pit. Thursday: Anniversary Bash! Steak, chicken and shrimp street skewers plus live music by Dr. Goins' Bolos All Stars. Friday: Skewers of fresh lobster, swordfish and bacon-wrapped shrimp grilled over oak and hickory. Saturday: Angus prime rib seasoned with Cox Bros. steak rub and pit smoked to absolute perfection.

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