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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (6)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (18)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
  6. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (8)
  7. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (4)
  8. Calendar Overlay Special Events (1)

Art Exhibits

  1. John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Best known for his depictions of Kansas, the American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in John Steuart Curry's work. Curry's earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists, e.g., Frederic Remington. Through 38 works, to include paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.

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  2. Field Station 4: Charles Lindsay

    November 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 3, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    An installation by expedition geologist and artist Charles Lindsay, who directs the artist-in-residence program for SETI (Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). The installation will delve into earth's geological and cultural pasts, using scientific equipment salvaged from space exploration archaeology. Specimens and artifacts in Field Station 4 provoke musings on human perceptions of time and space.

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  3. APDesign Design Charrette

    January 26, 2020 - December 31, 2020 @ Cassias Gallery, Regnier Hall

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  4. AIA Wichita Exhibit

    February 3, 2020 - February 29, 2020 @ Chang Gallery, Seaton Hall

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  5. Darren Lee Miller, Reflections

    February 10, 2020 - February 29, 2020 @ Mark A. Chapman Gallery, 116 Willard Hall

    The Kansas State University Department of Art presents Darren Lee Miller installation "Darren Lee Miller, Reflections" starting Monday, February 10 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard 116.
    Admission is free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts Fee.

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  6. The Earl Project

    February 22, 2020 - March 28, 2020 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    This powerful exhibit tells the stories of Veterans and their families through art created in Earl Project workshops.
    Workshop dates are February 29, 2-4 PM and March 28, 1:30-4:30 PM.

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Community Events

  1. Bring a Date to the Zoo

    February 1, 2020 - February 29, 2020 @ Sunset Zoo

    Enjoy the zoo this winter with limited hours. Bring a date to the zoo this February- buy one adult admission and get one free.

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  2. Hearts 'n BBQ

    February 13, 2020, 11:00 AM - March 13, 2020, 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros BBQ

    On Thursday, February 13th Homecare & Hospice and Cox Bros. BBQ will team up once again to host the 5th Annual Hearts 'n BBQ event! On that day, Cox Bros. will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Homecare & Hospice Employee Education Fund, a fund established by the family of former hospice client Rhoda Culberston, which is designed to offer funding to any Homecare & Hospice employee seeking to further their education.
    There will be a lunch slider buffet from 11AM - 12PM, a whole hog buffet from 5PM - 8PM as well as live music and raffle items.
    All you have to do to participate is to swing by Cox Bros. anytime between 11AM - 9PM that day to enjoy some BBQ and spread some love!

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  3. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Floating Fun

    February 18, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Preschool-age children (ages 3-5) begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity! It’s time to do some experiments! We will find out if different items float or sink. Join us for some science fun! Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  4. Adult Craft Nights

    February 20, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library, Groesbeck Meeting Room

    Necessary supplies will be provided for each of these fun and relaxing craft nights. Sign up individually, with friends, or meet new friends when you arrive. All craft nights will take place in the Groesbeck Meeting Room on the 2nd floor, on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM. Registration required. Projects include: Origami Light Strings, Decorative Yarn Balls, Beeswax Wraps, Farmhouse Floral Arrangement, and Barn Quilts.

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  5. Welsh Day and the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project

    February 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community

    Projects and programs at the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project in Wymore, Nebraska are centered on Welsh settlements in the Great Plains region. This is the only museum dedicated to the Welsh settlers on the Plains in the U.S. and Canada. At this presentation you will learn about Wales and the Welsh legacy here in the Midwest, as well as the fantastic resource at the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Center in Wymore.
    Presenter Gwenith Closs-Colgrove, President of the Great Plains Welsh Heritage, will also talk about Saint David's Day and how it is celebrated in Welsh Communities.

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  6. Annual Book Sale

    February 27, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Find books for sale at bargain prices and support the Manhattan Public Library! Volunteers work year-round to gather and sort donated hardback books, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, and vinyl in order to put on this huge sale for the public. All of the money raised will be used to fund library programs and purchases such as new books, furniture, special events for children, and summer reading programs.

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  7. Annual Book Sale

    February 28, 2020 - February 29, 2020 @ Manhattan Public Library

    Preview night for MLA Members only. Memberships sold at the door starting at $10. Find books for sale at bargain prices and support the Manhattan Public Library! Volunteers work year-round to gather and sort donated hardback books, paperbacks, children’s books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, and vinyl in order to put on this huge sale for the public. All of the money raised will be used to fund library programs and purchases such as new books, furniture, special events for children, and summer reading programs.

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  8. Zoofari Tales

    February 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Each month, children can hear animal stories presented by Sunset Zoo staff. Children can also explore interesting animal artifacts from the zoo such as furs, feathers, and skulls! Zoofari Tails will take the place of 3’s & 4’s storytime on these dates. (*5/22 at Sunset Zoo)

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  9. Flint Hills Home Show

    February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020 @ National Guard Armory

    The annual showcase of home innovations, contractors, craftsmen, renovators, designers, roofing, lighting, flooring and more.
    Come browse to find inspiration, or to get your next project off the ground!

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Seed & Crop Conference

    February 18, 2020 - February 19, 2020 @ Hilton Garden Inn

    Kansas Crop Improvement Association is a not-for-profit, membership-based corporation designated as the official seed and plant part certification agency for the State of Kansas. In addition to seed certification services, KCIA offers networking and educational opportunities, auditing, farm/field inspection, and laboratory testing services for the seed industry and other crop production related businesses.

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  2. Passport 2 Paradise Travel Expo

    February 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Holidy In Manhattan at the Campus

    Join us on 02/22/2020 at Manhattan's Holiday Inn near Campus! Join us from 10am-2pm, and fill up your Passport 2 Paradise.
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    Featuring the top companies in the travel industry! Influential destination experts will be available all day long for you to speak with and help create your next getaway!
    Mission: Vacation!
    Do you have the travel bug? Join us to learn about the top travel destinations, resorts, excursions, and more to create your dream vacation!
    Giveaways
    Not only are we teaching you how to create the ultimate vacation, lucky attendees will also WIN A VACATION! With a 3-night vacation and a 4-nights vacation up for the winning, travel goodies, and giftcards to help create your dream getaway.

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  3. Rural Revitalization Conference "Rural Entrepreneurship"

    February 26, 2020, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Riley County K-State Research and Extension, Leonardville PRIDE, Peoples State Bank, Frontier Farm Credit, and Riley State Bank are offering this "Rural Revitalization Conference: Focus on Rural Entrepreneurship" opportunity to those interested in rural economies and starting their own business.
    Registration is $30 per person. Make checks payable to Riley County Extension. Registration is due Monday, February 24th. Meals are not guaranteed if you do not pre-register by this date. For more information, call 785-537-6350. You may pay at the door if you have called in to reserve your spot.
    Weather date is Wednesday, March 4.

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  4. Kansas Bowhunters Association

    February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020 @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Join the KBA for their 2020 Convention Banquet & Fundraiser with like-minded bowhunters from across Kansas. You'll share stories, learn from experts, & celebrate bowhunting. If you have a passion for bowhunting or bowfishing you won’t want to miss this action packed weekend. All are welcome to attend. Workshops include Q&A with KDWP&T, DIY Western Hunting & Basic Bow Maintenance.
    Topping off the event is the Awards Banquet & Auction. The keynote speaker will be Jim Willems, current President of the Pope & Young Club. He resides in New Mexico & has hunted 8 countries on 4 continents. Jim was the first of only two non-residents to take the Colorado Big 9 with a bow, unguided with a bow.
    The evening concludes with the live auction and raffle. All funds raised support the KBA throughout the year. Don't forget to bring your entries for the photography, artwork, shed antlers, best pose of hunter with game, & taxidermy competition.
    Event registration deadline is Feb. 24

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  5. Woman's World Conference

    February 28, 2020 - February 29, 2020 @ K-State Student Union

    Woman’s World is a non-denominational event that helps women understand their significance in God’s eyes. The program includes practical seminars, a dynamic keynote speaker, buffet meals, times of worship, and lots of other surprises. This year’s theme of “Adventure Awaits” will be a hopeful and confident look at how God is leading and guiding us through His word through the seasons and unknown territory of our lives. It will be a fun and inspirational break from the winter months for all ages. Woman’s World has been a ministry of Manhattan Christian College since 1978.

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  6. DesignExpo 2020 APDesign

    February 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn

    APDesign's preimere event of the year! Hiring professionals from the industries of architecture, interior architecture & product design, landscape architecture, regional and community planning, interior design and graphic design firms that are looking for interns and full-time employees. Have your resume and portfolio ready!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. McCain Performance Series: Chris Thile Mandolin

    February 18, 2020, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist Chris Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres to create a distinctly American canon and new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek. In 2014, along with a national tour, the trio released a new album "A Dotted Line."

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  2. Live Music: Aaron Watson at The Hat

    February 20, 2020, 7:00 PM @ The Hat

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  3. Bright Ideas by Eric Coble

    February 20, 2020, 7:30 PM - February 22, 2020 @ Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium

    Josh and Gen are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: getting their 3 year old son into the right school. You may never look at pre-school or pesto the same way again.

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  4. Men On Boats

    February 21, 2020, 7:30 PM - February 23, 2020, 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. "Men On Boats" is the true-ish history of an 1869 expedition. One-armed captain and crew of insane-yet-loyal volunteers set out to chart the Colorado River's course. Join this all-female cast for grand adventure!

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  5. The Little Mermaid

    February 21, 2020, 7:30 PM - February 22, 2020 @ Columbian Theatre

    In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

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  6. Live Music: Jerrod Niemann

    February 22, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Hat

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  7. Superstar: The Songs. The Stories. The Carpenters.

    February 22, 2020, 7:00 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House

    There’s a reason why Richard Carpenter himself gave Helen his blessing to bring Superstar to life. The show is not a tribute act; rather it is a one-of-a-kind ‘docu-musical’ featuring world-class musicians, fresh arrangements and fascinating and rare backstage stories about the number one selling act of the 1970s – The Carpenters.

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  8. The Little Mermaid

    February 23, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

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  9. Bright Ideas by Eric Coble

    February 23, 2020, 2:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium

    Josh and Gen are one fatal dinner party away from the ultimate success as parents: getting their 3 year old son into the right school. You may never look at pre-school or pesto the same way again.

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  10. McCain Performance Series: RENT

    February 24, 2020, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists who struggle to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds audiences to measure their lives by one true device: love. Parental advisory: Some material not appropriate for younger children.

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  11. McCain Performance Series: Dinosaur World Live!

    February 26, 2020, 6:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World in this interactive new show. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a prehistoric world of astonishing (and remarkably lifelike) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favorite flesh-eating giant, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! A special meet and greet after the show offers all our brave explorers the chance to make a new dinosaur friend.

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  12. Floyd's Susannah

    February 27, 2020, 7:30 PM - February 29, 2020 @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall

    Carlisle Floyd's best-known opera is based loosely on the apocryphal tale of Susannah and the elders set in rural Tennessee and written in response to McCarthyism and the Red Scare.

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  13. Live Music: Duo Du Jour

    February 27, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Come enjoy dining, drinking, dancing & FREE LIVE MUSIC courtesy of local Classic Rock band, Duo Du Jour! Music starts @ 8pm in the lobby bar of this lovely Manhattan hotel!

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  14. Live Music: Parker McCollum

    February 28, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Hat

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  15. Men On Boats

    February 28, 2020, 7:30 PM - March 1, 2020, 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. "Men On Boats" is the true-ish history of an 1869 expedition. One-armed captain and crew of insane-yet-loyal volunteers set out to chart the Colorado River's course. Join this all-female cast for grand adventure!

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  16. The Little Mermaid

    February 28, 2020, 7:30 PM - February 29, 2020 @ Columbian Theatre

    In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

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  17. When the Well Runs Dry

    February 29, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    This 31 minute documentary film tenderly portrays the vital connection that rural Kansans have with water, our most precious resource. Ranchers, farmers, and residents of small Kansas towns tell us their heartfelt, personal stories about water, including the ongoing threats they face to the availability of the water they depend on.
    The film will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

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  18. McCain Performance Series: Lunasa

    February 29, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of Ireland's top musical talents. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an “Irish music dream team.”

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For the Kids!

  1. Teen Literary Zone

    January 10, 2020 - May 1, 2020

    Teens 7th-12th Grade: Do you want to have your writing or artwork published in a short zine? We're starting a literary art zine! For our first year, each issue will have a seasonal theme. We'll accept any form of writing or art, including things like: poems, essays, comics, photography, scans of 2-d art, or photos of 30D art, or anything outside the box that you can create. The deadline to submit work for the summer issue is May 1, 2020. Submit digital files by emailing them to ya@mhklibrary.org.

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  2. Story Walks

    February 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    Bring your children to a self-guided Story Walk. Follow the arrows and read the pages of a book as you walk around the Children's Room! At the end of the book, we will have a prize for finishing the story. Come and go event. February's book is Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Women's Basketball: TCU vs. K-State

    February 19, 2020, 6:30 PM @ Fred Bramlage Coliseum

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  2. Track & Field: Steve Miller Open Hosted by K-State

    February 22, 2020, All Day @ Ahearn Field House

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  3. Men's Basketball: Texas vs. K-State

    February 22, 2020, 1:00 PM @ Fred Bramlage Coliseum

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  4. Soccer: Missouri vs K-State

    February 23, 2020, All Day @ Buser Family Park

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  5. Women's Basketball: Iowa State vs. K-State

    February 26, 2020, 6:30 PM @ Fred Bramlage Coliseum

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  6. Baseball: Fairleigh Dickinson vs K-State

    February 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

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  7. Baseball: Fairleigh Dickinson vs K-State

    February 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

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  8. Baseball: Fairleigh Dickinson vs K-State

    February 29, 2020, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Advanced SEO Strategies

    February 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    SEO Strategies to help your business rank in the search engines. The importance of search engine optimization for local business visibility is a must. For questions contact: Full Cup Marketing, 322 S. Mosley St. (2), Wichita KS 67202 (316-737-9950).

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  2. Google Docs

    February 19, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Douglass Community Center Annex

    Learn the basics of this cloud-based service, from taking notes and composing letters, to creating resumes. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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  3. Science on Tap

    February 19, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    A monthly gathering at Manhattan's Tallgrass Taphouse, featuring public discussion on engaging science topics. Held in a relaxed (and fun!) setting on the third Wednesday of the month August through April, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a local scientist followed by lively conversation. The goal is to build our community’s enthusiasm for science in a fun and unique way.
    Science on Tap takes places at Manhattan's Tallgrass Taphouse, 320 Poyntz Avenue. Each month features different topics so community members will learn something new each time they attend. Free, interactive program begins at 7pm in the Tap House's Firkin Room. Be sure to arrive early to grab dinner and drinks, and make sure to let Taphouse staff know you are there for "Science on Tap".

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  4. Smartphone Photography

    February 25, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Collaboration Space and Classroom, Manhattan Public Library

    Learn more about the basic functions of your smartphone camera. Registration required.

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Special Events

  1. American Adventure

    January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - May 10, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Settlers landed on American soil in 1607 unacquainted to the challenges they would face to build new lives. In this interactive exhibit, visitors take on colonist's life where choices made determine your fate. If you're lucky, you just might survive the year.

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