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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (3)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (5)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (4)
  4. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (2)
  6. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (2)
  7. Calendar Overlay Special Events (23)

Art Exhibits

  1. CLOSED 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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  2. CLOSED APDesign Design Charrette

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

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  3. CANCELLED Heintzelman/Kremer Nominees

    May 12, 2020 - August 31, 2020 @ Chang Gallery, Seaton Hall

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Community Events

  1. Open Trail Day at Prairiewood

    July 12, 2020, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Prairiewood

    We love sharing our prairie spaces with you, and we want to continue offering community access as we responsibly balance the re-opening of our properties to private guest groups. Starting in June, we will moved to a new Open Trail Day schedule of EVERY SUNDAY, 4-8PM. We'll likely be making some updates to our check-in station and procedures as restrictions change, but you can always park by the Blue Sage Barn at 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd., and pick up a trail map from a staff person on site. As the weather warms up, remember to bring water and bug spray with you, as needed. Remember to please leave pets at home.

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  2. CANCELED Third Thursdays

    July 16, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Visit Downtown every Third Thursday from May until September!
    Come see art exhibits, enjoy various performers, and listen to live music as you peruse Poyntz! Grab a bite from any of our local Downtown eateries and enjoy one of the many drink specials offered from our restaurants and bars. Then explore what's new in the neighborhood - activities will be available for those young in age and young at heart, your favorite Downtown shops will stay open late, and there will be something new to discover every month!

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  3. Open Trail Day at Prairiewood

    July 19, 2020, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Prairiewood

    We love sharing our prairie spaces with you, and we want to continue offering community access as we responsibly balance the re-opening of our properties to private guest groups. Starting in June, we will moved to a new Open Trail Day schedule of EVERY SUNDAY, 4-8PM. We'll likely be making some updates to our check-in station and procedures as restrictions change, but you can always park by the Blue Sage Barn at 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd., and pick up a trail map from a staff person on site. As the weather warms up, remember to bring water and bug spray with you, as needed. Remember to please leave pets at home.

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  4. Riley County Fair 2020

    July 23, 2020 - July 27, 2020 @ Riley County Fair Grounds

    Fun, festive atmosphere of a county fair fills the air beginning July 23 in CiCo Park. The Kaw Valley Rodeo is a big part of the schedule on July 23-27, along with the fair's many 4-H projects, judging and Ottaway Amusements Carnival. Home delicacies and homemade pies among many menu items.

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  5. Open Trail Day at Prairiewood

    July 26, 2020, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Prairiewood

    We love sharing our prairie spaces with you, and we want to continue offering community access as we responsibly balance the re-opening of our properties to private guest groups. Starting in June, we will moved to a new Open Trail Day schedule of EVERY SUNDAY, 4-8PM. We'll likely be making some updates to our check-in station and procedures as restrictions change, but you can always park by the Blue Sage Barn at 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd., and pick up a trail map from a staff person on site. As the weather warms up, remember to bring water and bug spray with you, as needed. Remember to please leave pets at home.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. CANCELLED: Arts in the Park

    July 10, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Park

    Live music every Friday in City Park.

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  2. CANCELLED: Arts in the Park

    July 17, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Park

    Live music every Friday in City Park.

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  3. CANCELLED: Arts in the Park

    July 24, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Park

    Live music every Friday in City Park.

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  4. CANCELLED: Arts in the Park

    July 31, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Park

    Live music every Friday in City Park.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. CANCELED - 2020 Kaw Valley Rodeo

    July 23, 2020 - July 25, 2020 @ Cico Park

    July 12-Junior Rodeo at the Fair Grounds, Hubert Hall, registration at noon
    July 19-Sponsor Appreciation Steak Fry night; reservations required
    July 20-KVRA meeting, Wells Arena at 6:30pm and work night
    July 22-Work night, Wells Arena at 6pm
    July 23-Kids Nights-Free with can food donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket
    July 23-Military Appreciation Night (picnic 5:30pm-7pm then attend the rodeo)
    Contact Janet Nichols, janet@manhattan.org or 785-776-8829 for more information on where to get tickets.
    July 24-Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night Promotion of Cancer Research.
    July 25-Final night - Brummett Award and Appreciation Recognition
    Mutton Bustin': each night of rodeo: sign up starts at 6:30, each night at the Main Gate southwest of the arena.
    Ages 5-7, under 60 lbs, limited to the first 15 kids in line. No flip flops or sandals.
    Calf Scramble: each night, for Kids 8-11 years old. No flip flops or sandals.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Educational Series: Plan for Tomorrow, Today.

    July 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    "Workshop: Senior Living and Care Options. As we age or experience our parent’s aging, we hear terms we don’t understand, and we seek services that are confusing to us. St. Paul's Senior Services is here to make a senior living and the idea of living in a nursing home less stressful through our Educational Series, “Plan for Tomorrow, Today.” Each event will address your most asked questions and include guidance from some of San Diego’s most knowledgeable people in senior care to help you make this journey with confidence. Topics that we will cover: - Living and Care Options Explained: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living. - Navigating the Medical System: Hospitals, Skilled Nursing, and Discharge Plan - VA Benefits for Senior Care - Selling Your Home and Downsizing - Find the right nursing home that fits your needs For more information contact: St. Paul's Senior Services 328 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 92103 619-239-6900 https://www.stpaulseniors.org"

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  2. Educational Series: Plan for Tomorrow, Today.

    July 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    "Workshop: Senior Living and Care Options. As we age or experience our parent’s aging, we hear terms we don’t understand, and we seek services that are confusing to us. St. Paul's Senior Services is here to make a senior living and the idea of living in a nursing home less stressful through our Educational Series, “Plan for Tomorrow, Today.” Each event will address your most asked questions and include guidance from some of San Diego’s most knowledgeable people in senior care to help you make this journey with confidence. Topics that we will cover: - Living and Care Options Explained: Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living. - Navigating the Medical System: Hospitals, Skilled Nursing, and Discharge Plan - VA Benefits for Senior Care - Selling Your Home and Downsizing - Find the right nursing home that fits your needs For more information contact: St. Paul's Senior Services 328 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 92103 619-239-6900 https://www.stpaulseniors.org"

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. CANCELLED: Little Apple Paddle

    July 11, 2020, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Big Blue River @ Linear Park

    The Little Apple Paddle one-day event attracts more than 300 paddlers from across the state for a 10 mile, down river excursion that docks in the quaint little town of St. George. Boaters launch in Manhattan, on the Big Blue River, at Linear Park Trailhead, located at the Kansas Highway 24 boat ramp by the Big Blue River bridge. After lunch there will be bus rides provided back to Manhattan.

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  2. Youth Outdoor Adventure Challenge

    July 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Wildwood Adventure Park

    Sign up soon as spaces are limited for this unique kid’s 3rd Annual event that is sure to challenge each and every young outdoor thrill enthusiast. Kids ages 5-14 will be sure to enjoy this fun 1-mile course that will involve running, climbing, jumping, and sliding. Each participant will receive a finish medal and a shirt! Also included will be professional pictures and finish videos for parents of their kids competing and giving it their all. Every registered participant will receive more information leading up to the event with detailed information about their specific times, parking and everything you need to know. See you soon IF you accept the Challenge!!

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Special Events

  1. CANCELED - Big League Fun

    May 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - September 13, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Play Ball! Behind-the-scenes secrets of baseball, which gained American popularity on an amateur level nearly 200 years ago. You'll want to hop off the bench, grip a bat and belt one out of the park! There are multiple layers of involvement within the sport: player, manager/coach, umpire, scorekeeper or voracious fan. This exhibition contends with how each facet of the game is broken down into math and science.

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  2. Health and Wellness

    July 10, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  3. Pool House Patio Party!

    July 10, 2020, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Pool House Kitchen & Bar

    Pool House Kitchen & Bar has partnered with the folks at The Jammin Jamaican Cuisine Food Truck to bring this socially distanced, outdoor event! Beginning Friday July 10th at 4pm, the back parking lot to Pool House will become an outdoor dining area. We’ll be serving a selection of fresh, tropical cocktails including Jamaican Rum Punch as well as $2 beers, $5 wine and fun non alcoholic drinks! The Jammin Jamaican Cuisine Food Truck will be serving from 5-9 (or while supplies last) and will offer Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork Burgers & Fries, and Jerk Nachos!

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  4. Health and Wellness

    July 11, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  5. Featured Car Talk 1956 Continental Mark II

    July 11, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join us in July as we explore the backstory of this luxury car, just don't call it a Lincoln! Featured Car Talks last approximately 30 minutes and are geared toward adults but all ages are welcome. Regular museum admission applies while members attend for free.

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  6. Health and Wellness

    July 12, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  7. Health and Wellness

    July 13, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  8. Health and Wellness

    July 14, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  9. Health and Wellness

    July 15, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  10. "Hydrangeas for the Garden" presented by Dennis Patton, Johnson County horticulture extension agent

    July 15, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Virtual

    Wednesday, July 15: "Hydrangeas for the Garden" presented by Dennis Patton, Johnson County horticulture extension agent. Hydrangeas are a popular garden plant, providing plenty of season-long summer color. Unfortunately, with the ever-changing Kansas climate, hydrangeas can sometimes be a challenge to grow. Patton will explain which species are best suited to your garden conditions and share tips for their success. Once you learn these secrets, you will want to add more hydrangeas to the garden to enjoy the beauty for yourself.

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  11. Health and Wellness

    July 16, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  12. Health and Wellness

    July 17, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  13. Logan Mize Acoustic

    July 17, 2020, 7:30 PM @ The Hat

    Catch Logan Mize in acoustic concert from The Hat in Aggieville. It's a BYOB and Lawn Chair event. Be sure to get tickets online.

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  14. Health and Wellness

    July 18, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  15. Featured Car Talk 1956 Continental Mark II

    July 18, 2020, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join us in July as we explore the backstory of this luxury car, just don't call it a Lincoln! Featured Car Talks last approximately 30 minutes and are geared toward adults but all ages are welcome. Regular museum admission applies while members attend for free.

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  16. Logan Mize Acoustic

    July 18, 2020, 7:30 PM @ The Hat

    Catch Logan Mize in acoustic concert from The Hat in Aggieville. It's a BYOB and Lawn Chair event. Be sure to get tickets online.

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  17. Health and Wellness

    July 19, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  18. Health and Wellness

    July 20, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  19. Health and Wellness

    July 21, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  20. Health and Wellness

    July 22, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM @ https://www.punch-pedal.com/

    Spin and Boxing Bootcamp Classes

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  21. "Pesticide Label Safety" presented by Lynn Loughary, Wyandotte County horticulture extension agent

    July 22, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Virtual

    Wednesday, July 22: "Pesticide Label Safety" presented by Lynn Loughary, Wyandotte County horticulture extension agent. Unlock the truth about pesticides and separate fact from internet fiction. Loughary will walk you through how pesticides are developed and which situations will provide you optimal control with the least environmental impact. Learn what you need to know in order to safely use these products and achieve the most effective results.

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  22. CANCELED - Annual Iris Sale

    July 25, 2020, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Kansas State University Gardens

    Annual Iris Sale will be held Sat. July 25th from 8 a.m. till noon (or until we sell out) at the Kansas State University Gardens Hundreds of locally grown varieties (many award winners) of beautiful iris to choose from. Rhizomes sell for $2.00-$7.00 each (cash or check only). Proceeds benefit the KSU Gardens and the sale is sponsored by the Flint Hills Iris Society.

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  23. "How to Choose Potting Media for Gardening Success" presented by Cheryl Boyer, K-State nursery crop production extension specialist

    July 29, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Virtual

    Wednesday, July 29: "How to Choose Potting Media for Gardening Success" presented by Cheryl Boyer, K-State nursery crop production extension specialist. Selecting a bag of potting media at the garden center can be a confusing experience. Fortunately, there is solid science behind engineering quality soils for growing plants. Boyer will cover purposes, materials, mixes and how to manage soil-less potting media for container-gardening success.

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