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Art Exhibits

  1. De Gaulle/Eisenhower: Alliance & Friendship in War and Peace

    September 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 2, 2020, 4:45 PM @ Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home

    General de Gaulle and General Eisenhower both belong to the common national heritage of their respective countries. Their work is a source of reflection and inspiration for today’s world. The Charles de Gaulle Foundation and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation, strive to promote and honor the legacies of the great leaders. Together these institutions collaborated with the Musée de l’Armée (French Army Museum) to present this exhibition. With the generous support of The First Alliance Foundation, the exhibition will contribute to strengthen the bonds between France and the United States.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The Columbian Artist Group Exhibit

    January 11, 2020 - February 15, 2020 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    The Columbian Artist Group is an organization of creative like minded individuals dedicated to Fostering the artistic growth and evolution of its members and promoting their talents.
    All MAC gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.

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Community Events

  1. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Daring Dreamers

    January 21, 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! What do you want to be when you grow up? We will explore what a hero is, and try to be heroes too! 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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  2. Chess Club/Family Game Night

    January 21, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Tami Borck Storytime Room

    Tuesday night is game night! Meet in the Tami Borck Storytime Room to play board games and chess. K-State Chess Club members and other library volunteers may be available to mentor chess players some weeks.
    Come and go. Suggested for kids, teens and families.

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  3. American Adventure Exhibit Opening

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

    In 1607, settlers landed on the shores of America and called it home, creating the first permanent European settlement. Little did the colonists know that less than half of them would survive the year in this new wilderness. Minotaur Mazes’ American Adventure takes visitors on an immersive, role-play adventure that asks people to conquer one great challenge: survive the year as one of the original colonists. Sound easy? Think again. Only 38 of the 104 colonists survived. But don’t worry – you’re not tied to their destiny. You can beat the odds and determine your fate – it all depends on the choices you make…and a bit of luck. This engaging, hands-on educational adventure is designed for children, families and school groups. It features a zip line, rock climbing wall and more! On Exhibit: January 25-May 10, 2020.

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  4. MHK Cocktail Competition

    January 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Coffee Co.

    The KSU School of Music, Theatre, and Dance (MTD) Advisory Council is partnering with Arrow Coffee Company and LDF Companies, Inc. to host a cocktail competition on Monday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m.
    The winning cocktail will be served as the signature cocktail during the 2020 MTD Scholarship Extravaganza on Saturday, February 15. The Extravaganza is the premier scholarship fundraiser for students in the K-State School of MTD and tickets are currently on sale.
    Perspective Bartenders: The competition is free to enter (must be 21 years or older). For planning purposes, please register by January 20 through the Facebook Event. Once registered, we will provide additional information.

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  5. Chess Club/Family Game Night

    January 28, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Tami Borck Storytime Room

    Tuesday night is game night! Meet in the Tami Borck Storytime Room to play board games and chess. K-State Chess Club members and other library volunteers may be available to mentor chess players some weeks.
    Come and go. Suggested for kids, teens and families.

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  6. Profs n’ Pints

    January 28, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Enjoy a tasty pint of beer while listening to some of the best and brightest from K-State at Profs n’ Pints! This new monthly gathering pairs up innovative research with some amazing microbrews. Every month features a K-State faculty member sharing what they love in a fun and lively presentation, along with a featured microbrew from Arrow Catering. This is a FREE event, held at the Flint Hills Discovery Center the fourth Tuesday of each month, January through April, from 6:30-7:30 PM. Cash bar available for ages 21+.

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  7. Kansas Day Workshop

    January 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Attention teachers, parents and students! Join us on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 for our Kansas Day Workshop. Make your way through scheduled stations that highlight Kansas history, culture and nature through hands-on learning. More information coming soon. Open to students Preschool-6th Grade. Homeschool groups welcome! Time slots are limited, so schedule your group today! In order to schedule your group, please call 785-587-2726 or email fhdceducation@cityofmhk.com. Regular school group admission rates apply.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Women's Health Expo 2020

    January 22, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Join us for an evening of education and resources to support your health with fun, food, friends and pampering. This is a FREE event.
    Topics & resources include:
    - Women's heart health
    - Hormone therapy
    - Nutrition supplements
    - Mental health
    - Weight management
    - Domestic abuse support
    - Primary care for women
    & much more!
    Plus, enjoy:
    - Massages from Quantum Health & Wellness
    - Mini-manicures from Bellus Academy
    - Healthy cooking demo from Registered Dietitian Jordan Chen
    - Fitness demo from 9 Round Fitness
    - Refreshments & giveaways

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  2. North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)

    January 23, 2020, All Day @ Kansas State University

    The math department invites high school students to participate in the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad, known as NACLO, at Kansas State University on Jan. 23.
    NACLO is a national contest for U.S. and Canadian high school students. Contestants compete by solving compelling and creative puzzles in linguistics and computational linguistics. Requiring no previous knowledge of linguistics, languages, or computing, these puzzles can be solved by analytic reasoning alone, and serve as a fun introduction to a new field of linguistics, cryptography and mathematics.
    Register for the competition on the national website by Jan. 20. Participation is free.
    Winners of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad are eligible to compete in the International Linguistics Olympiad — one of 12 international high school science olympiads.

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  3. Kansas Natural Resource Conference

    January 30, 2020 - January 31, 2020 @ Hilton Garden Inn

    The KNRC 2020 plenary session theme this year is Conservation During Extremes: Cultivating Ecosystem Resilience

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. McCain Performance Series: The Color Purple

    January 22, 2020, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”

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  2. Beauty Lou and the Country Beast

    January 25, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    This original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast is performed by area youth. Beauty Lou is the oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin' balladeer Buck. At the local county fair, young Beauty Lou is upset by the ungrateful behavior of a miner who she calls a beast and wishes that he would look like one too. Years later, when in danger of losing the family farm, Beauty Lou must befriend the Beast to save her family. Beauty Lou and the Beast must both learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions to see the beauty that dwells inside.

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  3. Beauty Lou and the Country Beast

    January 25, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    This original country western adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast is performed by area youth. Beauty Lou is the oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin' balladeer Buck. At the local county fair, young Beauty Lou is upset by the ungrateful behavior of a miner who she calls a beast and wishes that he would look like one too. Years later, when in danger of losing the family farm, Beauty Lou must befriend the Beast to save her family. Beauty Lou and the Beast must both learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions to see the beauty that dwells inside.

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  4. McCain Performance Series: Squirrel Nut Zippers & Dirty Dozen Brass Band

    January 31, 2020, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Squirrel Nut Zipper’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music and punk rock leanings have spread outside of the Carolinas and attracted a national audience. Also appearing, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated into blends of genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul. Described by the band as “musical gumbo” has allowed the band to tour across five continents and more than 30 countries.

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  5. The Flick

    January 31, 2020, 7:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre (West Stadium)

    In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and tend to one of the last 35mm film projectors in the state. A hilarious heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. D.B. Circus on Poyntz: A Mini Fest for the Midwest by Diesel Bros Studios

    January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - January 26, 2020, 1:00 AM @ Tallgrass Tap House & Finn's Neighborhood Pub

    Featuring: Pretend Friend, The Box Turtles, Sapphire Son, Taylor Kline, The Great Moon Hoax, Philosophy of Lions, In Flow, Betty the Astronaut, Sam and the Fire Watchers and Santiago Brothers.

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For the Kids!

  1. Teen Literary Zine

    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

    January 20, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 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. January's book is Martin's Dream by Jane Kurtz.

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  3. Family Fun Night!

    January 31, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Catholic School

    Join Manhattan Catholic Schools for Family Fun Night on Friday, January 31. All families are welcome! We will have concessions, old fashion games, and lots of prizes. Admission is free, game tickets and concessions will be available for cash purchase.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

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

    January 25, 2020, 2:00 PM @ Fred Bramlage Coliseum

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  2. Men's Basketball: Oklahoma vs. K-State

    January 29, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Fred Bramlage Coliseum

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Google Docs Training

    January 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Collaboration Space and Classroom

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