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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (3)
  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (2)
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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. 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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  4. River Compositions by Lynn Benson

    May 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - July 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store Gallery

    In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames because sparks fell on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. News of the burning river captured artist Lynn Benson’s imagination and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. In a range of mediums, Benson represents bodies of water implicated in environmental and political struggles.

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  5. Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection

    May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” exhibition features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs focus on the intersection of music and visual arts.

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Community Events

  1. 3A high school state baseball tournament

    May 24, 2018, 11:00 AM - May 25, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Visit Manhattan and Manhattan Parks & Recreation host the Kansas 3A state baseball tournament at Tointon Family Stadium on the campus of Kansas State University. Friday semifinals (11 a.m., 1:15 p.m.) and Saturday consolation (3:30 p.m.) and championship (5:45 p.m.).

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  2. 3A high school state softball tournament

    May 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - May 25, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Twin Oaks Complex

    Manhattan Parks & Recreation hosts 3A state softball tournament at Twin Oaks Complex, Anneberg Park. Thursday quarterfinal games at 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; Friday semifinal round, 11 a.m.; Saturday consolation (1 p.m.) and championship (2 p.m.)

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  3. Paws & Pints on the Patio

    May 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 1115 Venue and Urban Garden

    Grab your four-legged bestie and come to Eleven Fifteen for Paws and Pints every Thursday! All beers on tap at $4. Great opportunity to get out of the house during summer with our patio open to pets every day. No pets on any furniture; all pets must remain on leash.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    May 1, 2018, 6:00 PM - May 29, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters. Five May 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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Bluemont Lounge Live Music Series: Herringbone

    May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Tallgrass Thursday and a great spot to hear jazz listening to Herringbone.

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For the Kids!

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

    May 24, 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. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    May 24, 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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  3. Kids' Book Club

    May 24, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Kids grades K-6 invited to join library book club on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Each month features different kids' book series, and kids can choose which book from the series they would like to read. No registration required.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Yoga for Every Body

    May 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Root to Rise Yoga Studio

    Hosted by Jersey Shore yoga instructor, Nikki Aufiero and Sunflower State yoga instructor Brooke Stiffler. Covers alignment on a few foundational postures for strong and safe practice. Workshop open to any level; whether beginner or advanced practitioner, this will help to teach and reinforce the basics of alignment and how it varies depending on individual alignment. With focus on alignment, we allow for safe practice, always!

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 3A high school state baseball tournament

    May 24, 2018, 11:00 AM - May 25, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Visit Manhattan and Manhattan Parks & Recreation host the Kansas 3A state baseball tournament at Tointon Family Stadium on the campus of Kansas State University. Friday semifinals (11 a.m., 1:15 p.m.) and Saturday consolation (3:30 p.m.) and championship (5:45 p.m.).

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  2. 3A high school state softball tournament

    May 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - May 25, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Twin Oaks Complex

    Manhattan Parks & Recreation hosts 3A state softball tournament at Twin Oaks Complex, Anneberg Park. Thursday quarterfinal games at 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; Friday semifinal round, 11 a.m.; Saturday consolation (1 p.m.) and championship (2 p.m.)

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Special Events

  1. Be The Dinosaur

    May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Can you gauge what a day in the life of a dinosaur would have been like? How did they live? With this exhibit you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, paleontology field station and more! Live like the dinosaurs! Visit Manhattan and Be The Dinosaur!

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  2. Harry's Somm Series: Native Grapes From Around the World

    May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    You know, there's a whole world of wines to be experienced with so many different native varieties from around the globe. With as many as 10,000 different international wines, this is the class where you learn about many more varieties. Harry's explores the vast array of international and local grape varietals, some you can't even pronounce!

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