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Art Exhibits

  1. Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

    December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    One section of the Seaton Gallery will highlight the back-and-forth exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects in the museum’s permanent collection, made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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  2. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing by Americans and complements Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."

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  3. Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders

    August 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist introduces Jeremiah Ariaz. Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in Southwest Louisiana in the eighteenth century. Trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. These trail riders form a distinctive yet little known Louisiana subculture.

    Ariaz is a Great Bend product and associate professor of art at Louisiana State University who has captured these equestrian clubs in a series of photographs selected for this exhibition. One image chosen as 2019 Friends of Beach Museum of Art Gift Print.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Open Hood Sunday

    November 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    OPEN HOOD SUNDAY!
    Have you been wanting to take a look under the hoods of the cars in the MDCC collection? Then you are going to like this!
    Master Mechanic Nick will have the hoods open today, and the last Sunday of every month, so you can see what powers these automotive icons. Whether you are a dedicated gearhead, a weekend tinkerer, or just curious, be sure to mark the last Sunday of the month on your calendar for Open Hood Sunday!

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Community Events

  1. Holiday Meat Sale: Animal Sciences & Industry Meat Lab

    November 1, 2019 - December 4, 2019 @ KSU Meat Lab

    The Meat Lab in the animal sciences and industry department is now accepting orders for holiday meat. Place your Thanksgiving ham or turkey order by Wednesday, Nov. 6. Christmas orders are due Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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  2. $1 Off Admission with Donation to Flint Hills Breadbasket

    November 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - December 31, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    On your next visit to the Zoo, bring a non-perishable food donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket and Mayor's Holiday Food & Fund Drive, and receive $1 off Zoo Admission. $1 off discount must be taken at time of donation. Good through December 31, 2019

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  3. Survivors of Human Trafficking: Personal Hygiene Donation Box

    November 15, 2019, 8:00 AM - November 22, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Waters Hall

    K-State social work students have set up a donation box to collect personal hygiene products for Homestead Ministries Inc.
    Homestead is a safe haven for survivors of human trafficking, located right here in the Little Apple.
    The donation box will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday from Friday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 22 in 204 Waters Hall.

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  4. Trim the Tree

    November 18, 2019 - December 22, 2019 @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Help the Midwest Dream Car Collection get ready for their first Christmas! Donate a car themed ornament to their lounge Christmas tree and receive $1 off admission now through December 22nd!

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  5. 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad's Completion: Big Boy no. 4014 Tour

    November 20, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM @ S. Manhattan Ave Crossing

    Union Pacific’s historic Big Boy steam locomotive No. 4014 is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary.
    The Big Boy’s return to the rails is the product of more than two years of meticulous restoration work by the Union Pacific Steam Team. No. 4014 is the world's only operating Big Boy locomotive.
    Due to the dynamic nature of these operations, running times and scheduled stops are subject to change. The most accurate steam schedule information always will be located on this page.
    For the final time this year, the Big Boy No. 4014 will ride the rails on the Union Pacific system, taking it through Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Unless otherwise noted on the schedule, all stops are "viewing only" locations.

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  6. Canvas & Cork: Winter Barn

    November 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for an entertaining night of painting and wine.
    Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. Online registration and payment is required.
    Registration is non-refundable.

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  7. 16th Annual Festival of Trees Gala

    November 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    This is the most anticipated holiday event in the Little Apple! Enjoy a night of fellowship, exceptional food and holiday cheer. Transform your home or business with one (or two) of our designer holiday trees and seasonal decor. The silent auction will get you started on your holiday shopping list.

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  8. Hy-Vee DIY Night: Thanksgiving Centerpieces

    November 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Hy-Vee

    Join for a Thanksgiving-themed craft nights! Guests will learn how to make a fresh Thanksgiving centerpiece from members of the Hy-Vee floral team. We will provide all the supplies needed to make either the "Grateful" arrangement (tall) from our Fall & Winter collection, or a customized, fall-colored low and long centerpiece.
    Attendees can bring their own drinks and snacks - beer and wine are a-ok! - or they can purchase drinks and snacks from the grocery store or the Market Grille Express.
    Tickets are $25 per person, with registration closing on November 19 to ensure we have enough materials for each attendee. Refunds will be granted until November 19; refunds requested after November 19 cannot be guaranteed as materials will have already been purchased.

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  9. Paint & Sip: Winter Sunset

    November 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Join us for a fun evening of painting and drinking your favorite beverage as you create artwork in a comfortable environment.
    Neal will lead the group in painting "Winter Sunset" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  10. 2nd Annual Aux. Christmas Craft Fair

    November 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2468

    Come see JBH Crafting & Appleby Crafts on November 23rd from 9 am - 2 pm to place an order and grab some goodies for Christmas. There will be gift wrapping and treats available!

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  11. Kids Kanvas: Snoopy's Thanksgiving

    November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Each canvas will have the image predrawn in pencil on an 11" x 14" canvas. The instructor will start the children out with basic techniques then walk around and help the children individually while incorporating bits of art history/appreciation. The class will be taught by a K-State graduate with degrees in the visual arts who advocates for art education.
    We'll provide a light snack for the children while they are listening to the story. Parents are welcome to stay or drop their child off.
    Ages 6 - 12. Younger children are welcome, but we prefer an adult stay to assist the child.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  12. Thanksgiving Kids in the Kitchen

    November 23, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Manhattan Hy-Vee

    Join us for Manhattan Hy-Vee's Monthly Kids in the Kitchen with your Hy-Vee registered dietitian, Kristi Sanders . We will be giving thanks and making delicious kid friendly recipes to expand upon cooking skills and healthy habits. Parents are welcome to stay or go. Recommended for child ages 4-12.
    Recipes for this class:
    Fruity Turkeys
    Pumpkin Waffles
    Effortless Apple Crisp
    Bonus Activity:
    I'm Thankful For...Gratitude Challenge.

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  13. Bridges Thanksgiving Dinner

    November 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come celebrate Thanksgiving with us as we prepare many of the traditional American foods and ask you to bring a dish unique to your country. We will share a bit of the history of Thanksgiving and take time to share with one another what we are thankful for this past year.
    This event is FREE! Because we had such a wonderful turnout last year and space is limited we actually need you to get a ticket. We have 70 spots available so the sooner you get a ticket the greater chance that there will be a seat available for you!!
    If you can drive or are in need of a ride, please be at the Jardine ATA bus stop, Moore Hall or Union Bosco ATA bus stop at 5:45pm.
    If you can drive or are in need of a ride, please be at the Jardine ATA bus stop, Moore Hall or Union Bosco ATA bus stop at 5:45pm.

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  14. Paint & Sip: Christmas Truck

    November 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Join us for a fun evening of painting and drinking your favorite beverage as you create artwork in a comfortable environment.
    Neal will lead the group in painting "Christmas Truck" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  15. Paint & Sip: Purple Forest

    November 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Join us for a fun evening of painting and drinking your favorite beverage as you create artwork in a comfortable environment.
    Neal will lead the group in painting "Purple Forest" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 4:00.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  16. Chess Club/Family Game Night

    November 26, 2019, 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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  17. Visit with Santa

    November 29, 2019 - December 24, 2019 @ Manhattan Town Center

    See website for specific dates and times!

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  18. Paint & Sip: Christmas Tree

    November 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Join us for a fun evening of painting and drinking your favorite beverage as you create artwork in a comfortable environment.
    Neal will lead the group in painting "Christmas Tree" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  19. Paint & Sip: Dot Christmas Tree

    November 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Ginny will lead the group in painting "Dot Christmas Tree." You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring along your favorite cup of coffee and snack if you choose. Painting will begin promptly at 9:00 am.
    ARTIST BIO: Ginny Young will be the instructor during our morning Coffee & Canvas events. Ginny received her BS & MS degrees in Recreation and Fitness at Kansas State University. While raising three daughters, she dabbled in art, taking classes and workshops when possible. To bring art opportunities to her rural area, Ginny organized painting workshops taught by professional artist.
    Art has continually been a source of joy for Ginny. Her award winning art can be seen in various location in Kansas and Colorado. Ginny's subject matter includes still life, floral, figure, landscapes and abstract. Mediums she uses include oil, watercolor, acrylic, collage, and mixed media.

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  20. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

    November 30, 2019 - December 22, 2019 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Rides are pick up/drop off at Blue Earth Plaza. No rides on December 6th due to the parade.

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  21. Shop Small: Small Business Saturday

    November 30, 2019, All Day

    Every day our local businesses open their doors for you...with a smile. Our business genuinely welcome you, because that is what neighbors do. It's time to support them. Shop small on Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2019!

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  22. Kids Canvas: Rudolph

    November 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Each canvas will have the image predrawn in pencil on an 11" x 14" canvas. The instructor will start the children out with basic techniques then walk around and help the children individually while incorporating bits of art history/appreciation. The class will be taught by a K-State graduate with degrees in the visual arts who advocates for art education.
    We'll provide a light snack for the children while they are listening to the story. Parents are welcome to stay or drop their child off.
    Ages 6 - 12. Younger children are welcome, but we prefer an adult stay to assist the child.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  23. Santa's Luminary Trail at Sunset Zoo

    November 30, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Join Sunset Zoo for a hometown holiday celebration! The event will feature a luminary walk, around a portion of our trails of Sunset Zoo. Come visit with Santa, participate in arts and crafts activities for the entire family, cookie decorating, storytelling, music, live animal encounters and more!
    We will have events both inside and outside Sunset Zoo. Hands-on activities will be inside our Nature Exploration Center and we will also have our Luminary Trail along portions of the Zoo.
    Each family will receive a copy of the book The Mitten by Jan Brett while supplies last.
    Friends of Sunset Zoo will be admitted to the event early each evening beginning at 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. and general public admission will begin at 5:30 - 8 p.m. on both Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1.

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  24. Paint & Sip: Tipsy Santa

    November 30, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Join us for a fun evening of painting and drinking your favorite beverage as you create artwork in a comfortable environment.
    Neal will lead the group in painting "Tipsy Santa" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Drink Tasting: Scotch Whiskey

    November 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

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  2. Live Music: Nate Hernandez & the Cover-Ups

    November 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Join us on November 21st at 7:00pm for live music featuring local Americana/Rock group, Nate Hernandez and The Cover-ups.
    The performance will happen rain or shine, seating being first-come, first-served. There is no cover charge to attend!
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  3. Live Music: Matt Snook from "The Voice, Team Blake"

    November 21, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Wareham Opera House

    The Wareham and Matt are excited to work together to raise money for the Flint Hills Breadbasket. $5 from each ticket sale will go to help fund the amazing work done by the Breadbasket for the Manhattan community. All tickets sales are general admission. Discount tickets for students and military. Doors open at 7pm. Cash Bar!

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  4. Live Music: Taylor Kline

    November 21, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

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  5. Koe Wetzel w/ BC and the Big Rig

    November 22, 2019, 7:00 PM @ The Hat

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  6. 25th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Marilyn Maye

    November 23, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Grammy nominated recording artist Marilyn Maye is celebrating 25 years with The Columbian. Ms. Maye’s entire life has been dedicated to the art of song and performance. Ms. Maye has been wowing audiences for 8 decades, starting with her first radio gig at age 9 in Topeka, Kansas. The award-winning Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring John Carson – the record for a singer. She recently completed a standing-room-only week-long gig at New York City’s famed 54 Below. Opera News raved, “No entertainer gives you more in terms of great music, great theater and great comedy.” Join us at 5:30 pm for a cocktail reception followed by dinner before the legendary lady who opened the Columbian 25 years ago takes the stage to celebrate the Columbian Theatre. Be a part of history at this one-night-only event!

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  7. Live Music: Football Friday Nights Featuring Humbled Pride

    November 29, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

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  8. Dueling Pianos

    November 30, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Milford Lake Conference Center

    Let's Party Dueling Pianos will present their high energy audience participation show with lots of sing-alongs, skits and song requests. Come join us for an evening of music, fun, dancing and comedy at a lakeside venue with awesome views of Milford Lake. Stop by The Cove Bar and Grill before the event for dinner (go early to avoid the rush!). A cash bar will be available. The entertainment starts at 8pm, but the doors open at 630pm!
    Reservations of 8 or more will get table reservations!

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For the Kids!

  1. Teen Literary Zone: Spring Issue Deadline

    November 19, 2019 - January 10, 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 spring issue is January 10, 2020. Submit digital files by emailing them to ya@mhklibrary.org.

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  2. Zoofari Tales

    November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library!

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  3. Kids Storytime & Crafts

    November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join us for kids storytime and crafts at 10am! Event is Free with Admission. Limited to 15 kids.

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  4. Meet Snowlaf

    November 27, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Santa is coming! But before he arrives, bring the family for free photos with Snowlaf at Center Court!

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  5. Meet Snowlaf

    November 29, 2019, 9:00 AM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Santa is coming! But before he arrives, bring the family for free photos with Snowlaf at Center Court!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball: Oklahoma vs. K-State

    November 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    OU ambushed the Wildcats with six of seven set wins on its way to a 17-win 2018 season and third-place-tie in the Big 12 standings. For K-State, this match is the first of a second back-to-back home match pairing as Baylor closes out the Ahearn season (Nov. 23) with Senior Night activities.

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  2. Volleyball: Baylor vs. K-State

    November 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    Baylor finished four games out of first place in 2018 but all alone in second as Bears posted 20-win campaign for third consecutive season. K-State handed BU one of its five match defeats in sweep at Waco as Cats finished the last 10 at 5-5 during '18. Senior Night activities at Ahearn Field House as K-State salutes Sarah Dixon, Elle Sandbothe and McKenzi Weber.

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  3. Women's Basketball: TX- Arlington vs. K-State

    November 24, 2019, 2:00 PM @ Fred Bramlage Coliseum

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  4. Football: Iowa State vs. K-State

    November 30, 2019, 1:10 PM - 4:30 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Cyclones have defeated Kansas State five times since 1990, and just once in Manhattan during that span. Matt Campbell is in his third season to lead the Iowa State program.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Advanced SEO Strategies

    November 20, 2019, 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. AP Design Ekdahl Lecture: Chelina Odbert, Just Design

    November 20, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Regnier Forum, Regnier Hall

    Odbert believes in the potential of low-cost, high-impact design interventions to improve?the physical, economic, and social quality of life in low-income communities. She has extensive field experience through her work in Africa, Latin America and the U.S. Having shaped Kounkuey Design Initiative into an internationally recognized ?and award-winning design, planning and community development firm, she lectures and speaks around the world and writes about the initiative's community-engaged approach to planning and design.
    Kounkuey Design Initiative is a community development and design nonprofit. They partner with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in their neighborhoods and cities.

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  3. Military 101: Working with Military and Veteran Clients and Their Families

    November 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ UCC

    For professionals who are working with military service members, veterans, and their families, it is important to understand the military culture. This brief training will provide an overview of the military, understanding acronyms and terminology, military ranks, military values, military engagements, current missions and issues facing the military, recognizing barriers to seeking help, knowledge of support and resources available, and recognizing the unique needs of each individual— the service member, the veteran, the military spouse, the military child… Understanding the military populations you work with starts with understanding the culture.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Pickleball Tournament

    November 23, 2019, All Day @ Peace Memorial Auditorium

    Join Manhattan Parks & Recreation for the 2nd Annual Peace Memorial Pickleball Tournament. Ages 18+

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  2. Fourth annual MHK Turkey Trot 5K

    November 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Triangle Park

    Help make this the event for Thanksgiving day in Manhattan, as the 2018 event drew more than 850 runners!

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  3. MHK Turkey Trot 5K

    November 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Triangle Park

    Before you feast, join us for a 5K through the streets of Manhattan, KS. The race starts and finishes in Aggieville, while taking you around City Park and down Poyntz Ave.
    2019 will represent our 4th year of the Turkey Trot. After record numbers in 2018 of 866 we are looking forward to continuing to make this THE EVENT for Thanksgiving Day.
    It has quickly become a fun, family tradition to start your Thanksgiving Day off right!

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Special Events

  1. Zoo In You: The Human Microbiome

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - January 12, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Non-human organisms outnumber our human cells 10 to 1, as trillions of microbes colonize inside each one of us. Learn about our body’s constant microbial companions and ways scientists realize just how important these microbes are to overall health, Hands-on exhibit features: Meet the Microbes, Our Complex Ecosystems and Exploring Our Microbiome. Fun science and discovery in MHK!

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  2. Visions of the Flint Hills

    October 4, 2019 - November 21, 2019 @ Buttonwood Art Space

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  3. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - January 10, 2020 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    City holiday celebration stretches from Blue Earth Plaza to Downtown Manhattan shops along Poyntz Avenue, even City Park and Aggieville district. Lights ablaze with Blue Earth Plaza Christmas tree and surrounding plaza courtesy of Whoville merchants.

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