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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. The Land of the Living Opening Reception

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!

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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. A Home for Peace and Reconciliation in Colombia

    October 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 18, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall

    This exhibit is part of "Healing Communities Through Art" by visiting artist Edwin Rodriguez, founder of Mil Colores Para Mi Pueblo (A Thousand Colors for My Town), a peace and reconciliation nonprofit that heals traumatized communities in Colombia through art.

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  7. Open Hood Sunday

    October 27, 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. Santa for Seniors

    October 8, 2019 - October 25, 2019 @ Angels Care Home Health

    Angels Care Home Health, At Home Care, Discovery Chiropractic & Integrated Medicine, Ecumenical Campus Ministry (ECM), and Riley County Senior Center are coming together to provide our seniors in the Manhattan, Wamego and Junction City areas with something special for the holiday season.
    SANTA FOR SENIORS IS COMING TO TOWN! If you or someone you know is in need this holiday season or if you would like to select a senior in need, please call Angels Care Home Health at 785-273-3560 or At Home Care at 785-473-7007. We will be sure to add your loved one to the list or give you information to make a senior’s holiday special.

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  2. Unplugged Family Game Night

    October 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ USO Fort Riley

    Bring your own games or enjoy one of ours and come unplug from distracting electronics and connect with family over board games! From Scrabble to Uno and everything in between, we have a wide assortment of games to fit families of all ages and sizes!
    Registration is required for this event. Please arrive within 15 minutes of the event to claim your table. Registrants who have not signed in within 15 minutes of event start will forfeit their table to families on the wait list.
    Registration is OPEN - you can register on their FACEBOOK event page (via the "get tickets" link).

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  3. Ghouls Day Workshop

    October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Celebrtions

    Come for a Ghouls Day Workshop!
    Spend the afternoon creating this Happy Fallidays/Flying Lessons Door Hanger (Double Sided)
    Step by step instructions on how to create this project
    Couture Boutique ChalkBoard 10x10, customize the colors and embellishments
    Limited Seating $33 for the workshop

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  4. Showtime Saturday: The Good Dinosaur

    October 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join the Midwest Dream Car Collection as they celebrate National Dinosaur Month! The Kids are going to love watching Good Dinosaur among the Cars to include their Jurassic Park Jeep. Join us at 2pm for a showing of The Good Dinosaur with popcorn! This event is free with admission.

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  5. American Legion Post 17: Trunk or Treat

    October 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Pearce Keller American Legion

    Description Come one, come all! It's spooky and it's fall! The American Legion Trunk o' Treat has a something for the kids that is sweet to eat! October 19, 2019 4 to 6 pm in the American Legion parking lot. Music, fresh popcorn, and carnival games! Kids can dress up for a costume contest and win money! Eat, Treat, and Be Spooky!!
    Free and open to the public!

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  6. Paint & Sip: Kansas Storm

    October 19, 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 "Kansas Storm" 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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  7. 5K Philanthropy Run/Walk

    October 20, 2019, 8:30 AM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Join fellow Wildcats and friends for the 2019 Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan. Participants may walk or run the course. Participants with strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome.

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  8. Manhattan Wine Tasting for a Cause

    October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Tallgrass Taphouse has been gracious enough to lend their rooftop to host the first Grand Tasting wine event here in Manhattan, Kansas!
    Aquam Vinos & The Fridge are teaming up to bring you over 20 wines to taste and enjoy, as well as snacks and great company!
    Yes. 20 wines!! From Red and white, to rose and sparkling, for only $39! That includes the snacks and the giving back.
    Plus, with the time of the year it is, they thought it would be fun to give everyone a chance to taste wines that pair with the holidays upcoming, and see what they enjoyed before they buy them! What better way than to raise money while you do it?
    Proceeds from the event go to Team Michelle - an amazing breast cancer foundation with many local ladies who help out.
    Drink Wine. Save Lives. Have Fun. Some spend your Sunday afternoon having a great time while helping save lives!

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  9. Rocktoberfest

    October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Vista Inspiring Lakefront Venue & Retreat

    Come enjoy a rocking time at Blue Vista Inspiring Lakefront Venue and Retreat from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, on for the first-ever Rocktoberfest supporting No Stone Unturned Therapeutic Learning Center. This event is part of Science Communication Week presented by the Kansas Science Communication Initiative, or KSCI, which brings together Kansas State University and the community to engage people in talking about science and research.
    Rocktoberfest attendees can meet K-State students from the AAPG, SEG and Williston Geology Clubs and experience activities such as seeing a real seismometer, an up-close look at rocks and minerals through a microscope, information about the geology of the Flint Hills, and much more. The festival setting will also feature live music from the Grateful Dudes, food from local food trucks, and rock-themed activities for children and adults. Rocktoberfest attendees and vendors will be able to support both No Stone Unturned and K-State.

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  10. Paint & Sip: Fall In Love

    October 20, 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 "Fall in Love" 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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  11. K-State Gardens Fundraising Event

    October 20, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    The RSVP date for the annual K-State Gardens fundraising event, Planting a Seed to Grow the Gardens, is extended to Sunday, Oct. 20.
    The event starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by dinner and a fast-paced live auction at 7 p.m. at the K-State Alumni Center.
    For more information and to register, visit K-State Gardens webpage or call 785-775-2063.

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  12. City Commission Candidate Public Forum

    October 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Wareham Opera House

    Come hear the candidates speak prior to voting.
    Cash bar available.

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  13. Coffee & Canvas: Sunflower

    October 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Ginny Young will be the instructor during our monring 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.
    Ginny will lead the group in painting "Sunflower." 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.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  14. Flu Shot & Shingles Vaccine Clinic

    October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Hy-Vee

    Protect yourself and your family this winter with easy vaccines at Hy-Vee! The Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobile will be in our parking lot on Tuesday, October 22, offering fuss-free flu shots and shingles vaccines!
    Walk in customers are welcome! An appointment just prevents a surge of customers and longer wait times.
    Customers who get their flu shot on the Healthy You Mobile will still get our everyday Flu Shot Fuel Saver of 20¢.
    For more information, or if you have have questions, please call 785.587.8609 and ask to speak with a friendly pharmacist.

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  15. HOGTOBERFEST

    October 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Friends of Meadowlark have a fun and tasty opportunity to support the Meadowlark Foundation’s Good Samaritan Fund when the doors to Cox Bros. BBQ open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Brothers Bud and Bobby Cox, sons of Meadowlark Hills resident Ellie Cox, pledge to donate 10-percent of that day’s proceeds to the Fund during our 6th annual HOGTOBERFEST. Five hog kissing candidates will solicit votes in the form of dollars, with the candidate collecting the most money kissing a (young) hog shortly after 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Cox Bros. HOGTOBERFEST would certainly be fun with just barbecue, brews and music, but there’s more! In order to create additional opportunities to raise money and awareness for the Good Samaritan Fund, a HOG & Kisses Contest has begun, and 50/50 raffle tickets are now on sale soon. The 50/50 raffle winner takes home half of the money collected by ticket sales, and half of the proceeds support the Good Samaritan Fund.

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  16. Okt-FLU-ber Fest

    October 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall

    Members from the Master of Public Health program and the College of Veterinary Medicine will be joining the Riley County Health Department on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a special event called Okt-FLU-ber Fest.
    These veterinary and public health experts will answer questions about influenza in pets and what people can do to keep all family members — people and pets — safe from various strains of influenza.
    Okt-FLU-ber Fest will include a vaccine clinic for kids and adults in a fun, family atmosphere. The clinic is from 2-7 p.m. in Pottorf Hall at Cico Park in Manhattan. Registration for vaccinations closes at 6:45 p.m.
    Each child who is vaccinated will receive a pumpkin while supplies last. Games and educational opportunities also will be available.

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  17. Canvas & Cork: Spooky Night

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studios

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for an entertaining night of painting and wine.
    Bring your favourite bottle of wine, beer or non-alcoholic 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 are required.
    Canvas Size: 16"x20"

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  18. Kids Halloween Day

    October 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join us on Friday Fright Night for Trunk, Tricks and Treats! Kids 17 and under in costume receive free admission to this spooktacular event!
    And Parents, don't forget about our Self-serve Beer and Wine Wall!

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  19. Trick or Treat the 'Ville

    October 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Aggieville

    Halloween is just around the corner! Come join for Aggieville's Spookiest tradition, Trick or Treat the 'Ville! On Friday, October 25th from 3pm-5pm participating businesses will have treats and candy for all! So grab your favorite costume, bring your family and friends, and come join the fun in Aggieville!
    Stick around afterwards for The K-State Homecoming parade starting at 5pm and The K-State Marching Band's Little Apple Pub Crawl starting at 7pm.

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  20. Paint & Sip: Tall Sunflower

    October 25, 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 "Tall Sunflower" 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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  21. Adults-Only Costume Party

    October 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ A&H Farm

    Are you ready for an adult night out? A&H is hosting its first ever Adult Costume Party. Those 21 and up will enjoy activities including: Flashlight Maze, Moonlit Hay rack Ride, Giant Slide, Human Foosball, Tether Ball, Bounce Houses, Corn Hole and much more! There will be prizes for costumes! Purchase your tickets online, as they WILL NOT be sold at the door.

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  22. Axepocalypse Halloween & Costume Party

    October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Axe To Grind

    Enjoy a truly unique Halloween party and costume contest where the winner will take home one year of free axe throwing. Beer specials, axe throwing, cornhole and food vendors will be available.

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  23. Little Apple Social Dance

    October 25, 2019, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Little Apple Pilates Co.

    $15 per person - includes lesson, social dance, refreshments. You do not need a partner. No previous dance experience necessary. Dress code: casual to dressy casual. Lesson taught by Tim Gregory, certified ballroom dance instructor. We teach a new dance style every month, so check back soon!

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  24. Spooktacular

    October 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - October 27, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals by visiting five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the Zoo, a costume contest, live animal encounters and a pumpkin palooza await each SPOOKtacular guest!
    Wear your costumes - adults and kids! Have fun and be creative, just remember you're walking through the Zoo. You can even win prizes for top costume during the SPOOKtacular Costume Contest each day! And be sure to bring your candy bags to collect your candy loot.
    Parking is available in the Zoo's main lot and the grass field to the side of the zoo. Community members can also park in Manhattan High School's lot, located at the corner of Oak and Westwood. It's a busy weekend, so please drive slowly and carefully.
    We welcome 6,000+ guests over the SPOOKtacular weekend. Purchase your tickets in advance to speed through the ticket line! Look for tickets to go on sale early October.

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  25. Halloween Bash

    October 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Little Apple Playland in Manhattan Town Center

    Celebrate Halloween at Little Apple Playland. There will be games, treats, prizes, touchy feely boxes and more. Wear your costumes for a contest at 5:30 PM.

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  26. Craft Workshop: BOHO Yarn Tapestry

    October 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for a creative night and memorable craft with a boho twist.
    Bring your favourite bottle of wine, beer or non-alcoholic 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 are required.
    Yarn selected by studio.

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  27. Halloween Benefit & Bash

    October 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Join MHK Girls Pint Out for a night out! Costumes, craft beers, camaraderie and dancing- all for a cause! Proceeds from the event will benefit K-State's Johnson cancer Research Center. Ticket price includes your first craft beer, a catered spread from Hy-Vee and a donation to the Johnson Cancer Center.

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  28. Paint & Sip: Fall Barn

    October 26, 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 "Fall Barn" 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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  29. Halloween Dance

    October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The American Legion

    Join if you dare for a spooktacular Halloween scare! Free dance with the Ghoulishly Great DJ Johnny Halloween, decorations, snacks and a prize for best costume.

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  30. Special Communities Halloween Dance

    October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan City Auditorium

    It's time for the annual Special Communities Halloween Dance. Enjoy a night of music, treats, costumes and more! Ages 15+ can register online.

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  31. Finn's Annual Halloween Bash

    October 26, 2019, 8:00 PM - October 27, 2019, 2:00 AM @ Finn's Neighborhood Pub

    The annual Halloween Bash includes a costume contest ($100 prize for the top costume), drink specials, giveaways, hors d'oeuvres and M31 full band live beginning at 9:00 PM!

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  32. Meet the Makers at Prairiewood

    October 27, 2019, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve

    Join everyone in the Blue Sage Barn on October 27 from 3-7pm for a fun afternoon featuring local and regional makers, artists and musicians. They will also have their walking trails open to explore, and an evening campfire with s'mores. No pets, please.
    Parking and admission are free. Food and drink sales on site. Follow their event page for updates on vendors and other details!

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  33. Paint & Sip: Aurora Mountains

    October 27, 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 "Aurora Mountains" 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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  34. Trunk or Treat

    October 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ St, Thomas More Church

    Kids are invited to wear costumes and trick-or-treat in a supervised, safe environment. Everyone is invited to decorate their trunks and tailgate to create the haunted parking lot. Don't forget your own bags of candy for the hungry goblins! There are three trunk awards: Most Spooktacular, Most Interactive and Best Theme Trunk. Set up is at 5:45 PM.

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  35. Howl N' Prowl

    October 27, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park

    Walk your dog in City Park for Howl-O-Ween during this benefit for the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter. Prizes for best costume. All furry participants must be current on vaccinations and remain on a leash.

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  36. Pioneer Women Yoga Series

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Sage Gallery at Prairiewood

    Join Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve on the last Tuesday of each month for feel-good yoga, followed by a special guest speaker. Each month, they will feature a different inspiring woman who’s a “pioneer” in her field! Yoga begins at 6pm. $5 entry per person, plus cash bar. Entry Fee goes to local charity of the guest speaker's choice.

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  37. Trick or Treat for the Autism Community

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Campus Creek Complex

    The Kansas State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Autism Committee will host Trick or Treat at Campus Creek Complex from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
    It is a safe environment for children and families with autism to trick or treat for Halloween. There will be games, snacks, trick or treat rooms, and a sensory room.

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  38. Horrible Movie Night with Paul Busetti: Suburban Sasquatch

    October 29, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    As the forest is destroyed around him to accommodate an encroaching housing development, the mystical Bigfoot is angered and must kill to reclaim his territory. As the body count rises, an intrepid local reporter teams up with Tala, a beautiful Native American warrior to follow the bloody trail

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  39. K-State Farmers Market

    October 30, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Bosco Student Plaza, Kansas State University

    The K-State Farmers Market was established in March 2016 and is typically held on the last Wednesday of every March, April, September, and October. The market features a variety of handmade and homegrown items produced by members of the K-State Family (students, student organizations, and faculty/staff). K-State Farmers Markets are open to the community. Cash preferred. Co-sponsored with Wildcat Wellness Coalition. Inclement weather location: Courtyard, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union.
    For more information including how to be a vendor, please visit https://recservices.k-state.edu/wellness-coalition/farmers-market.html.

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  40. BeWitching in Westloop

    October 31, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Westloop Shopping Center

    Come to Westloop for this special trick-or-treating event that will last from 4pm to 6:30pm.

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  41. Downtown Manhattan All Treats Day

    October 31, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Come Downtown and visit participating businesses for trick-or-treating!
    J&C Imaging will offer a free photo with a spooky themed setting for a non-perishable food item or cash donation to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.

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  42. 4th Annual Grand Mere Village Trick or Treat

    October 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Grand Mere Village (Clock Tower Place)

    Ghosts and Goblins of all ages are welcome at the 4th Annual Grand Mere Village Trick or Treat on October 31 from 5:00-8:00! Visit all 13 participating businesses and you'll have a chance to win a prize pack valued at $300! It's going to be a frightfully fun time!

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  43. UCTC ( United Truck and Car Club) Trunk or Treat

    October 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Trunk or treat event to give kids an alternate option from unsafe neighborhoods. Club members will be giving away free candy to all that come.

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  44. Boo Party!

    October 31, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Fun, safe, indoor trick-or-treating!

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  45. Canvas & Cork: Halloween Moon

    October 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Bring your favorite beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instructions with Straight Upp Creative Studio's experienced and enthusiastic artist. Online registration and payment are required.

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  46. Tallgrass Tap House Presents: Brews & BOOze

    October 31, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Join us for Brews and BOOze, our first-ever adult Halloween Party, on October 31st with Live Music by The Box Turtles. Doors will open at 7:00pm, with music starting at 8:00pm. There is no cover charge to attend.
    We will have a best costume contest, signature cocktail, and more; you don't want to miss out on this frighteningly good time!

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Flagship Kansas.tech

    October 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Civic Plus

    The stories you'll hear in our fireside chats (sans fire) aren't case studies from businesses and people you'll never know, never meet. They are real, first-hand, authentic accounts of what happened when a business ran out of funds on their way to rapid growth, what happened when another business was acquired by an industry leader, and what is happening as an entrepreneur is currently scaling with successful funding.
    We'll bring into the mix some insights from the financial world and get different takes on how things progressed for our businesses, what paths can be taken when scaling, and what they see as true potential in tech growth in the future. And the beautiful thing is, all of these businesses, these people, are right here, in Kansas.
    400 - 430 Drink, snacks, networking
    430 - 445 Announcements
    445 - 545 First Chat
    545 - 600 Drinks, snacks, networking
    600 - 645 Second Chat
    645 - 700 Drinks, snacks, networking

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourne

    October 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - October 19, 2019 @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall

    A suspicious haunting. Eccentric lovers. A mysterious motorcyclist. This fast-paced, hilarious farce is set in a Victorian mansionin which all the rooms, passages and stairways are portrayed on a single level.

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  2. Read Southall w/ Mitchell Ferguson in concert

    October 18, 2019, 7:00 PM @ The Hat

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  3. BirdHouse Music Series: The Honey Dewdrops

    October 18, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    The Honey Dewdrops - Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish - have long felt the push-and-pull between their original roots in the Appalachian mountains and their current home in urban Baltimore. You'll hear it in their harmony soaked songs and the mastery of their instruments' acoustic tones, but also in their songwriting, which reflects the hard realities of today. Their songs sparkle with intensity and warmth.
    The Honey Dewdrops prove that the magic of their artistry is in their ability to impart a sense of compassion in listeners while delivering meaningful messages with a purity that's so rare to encounter. - Cella Houghton, No Depression

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  4. Hale Library Concert Series: Donald Livingston

    October 18, 2019, 7:30 PM @ First United Congregational Church

    Livingston earned bachelor's degrees in applied music and philosophy and a master’s degree in music from Kansas State University. He is a lecturer in organ and harpsichord at the University of Texas Butler School of Music. A reception with refreshments will follow the concert.

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  5. Live Music: Football Friday Nights featuring Nick Walsh

    October 18, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Join the Bluemont hotel on October 18th for live country music from 8pm to 10pm!

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  6. Jazz at the Junction: The Lars Quincke Quintet

    October 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Join us for our semesterly "Jazz at the Junction" show at the Junction City C.L. Hoover Opera House. Featuring Nick Overbey on vocals and Douglas Ragon on trombone, we will perform a variety of styles from traditional swing to modern fusion: Bill Evans, Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Al Jarreau, Jamie Cullum, or Vulfpeck are only a fraction of the artists we will be covering in this show! We start at 7pm in the beautiful foyer of the Opera House but make sure to be there early for good seats. There will be a $10 cover charge at the door and plenty of drinks...

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  7. Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourne

    October 20, 2019, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall

    A suspicious haunting. Eccentric lovers. A mysterious motorcyclist. This fast-paced, hilarious farce is set in a Victorian mansionin which all the rooms, passages and stairways are portrayed on a single level.

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  8. The K-State Collegium Musicum, Madrigal & Motet Ensemble, & Recorder Consort presents: "The Dawn of the Madrigal"

    October 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ All Faiths/Danforth Chapel

    The K-State Early Ensembles' fall concert explores music at the turn of the 16th century when a new musical genre began to emerge that would take Europe by storm. These ensembles will perform a variety of vocal and instrumental music from this pivotal time in the history of European music.
    The concert will also feature a special performance by Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School's "Mixed Emotions" choral ensemble directed by K-State alumna Karis Nichols.

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  9. Live Music: Margo Martinez

    October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Join Tallgrass Tap House on October 24th at 7:00pm for live music featuring Classic Soul and Blues artist, Margo Martinez. The performance will happen rain or shine, seating being first-come, first-served. There is no cover charge to attend!

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  10. Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery

    October 24, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 26, 2019 @ Columbian Theatre

    It’s Halloween night and the Cringe Brother’s Funeral Home, Mortuary, and Crematorium is at capacity. The entire town has shown up to grieve the mysterious loss of the town eccentric, Suzanne VanCartier. Suzanne meant the world to everyone in the tri-county area, especially her six best friends: Beverly, Nancy, Carol Ann, Joanne, Roberta, and Dixie Mae who have all arrived (carrying a casserole) to pay tribute to their dear companion. As the friends reminisce about their dear friend, various truths come to light and strange things about Suzanne are revealed. Secrets unravel, promises are broken and right in the middle of the saddest of occasions, someone drops dead…from murder. Who dies? Who killed them? Why am I laughing so hard at a funeral? These are just a few of the questions you’ll be asking yourself as you join us for Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery.

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  11. Stop Kiss by Diana Son

    October 24, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 26, 2019 @ Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium (Second Stage)

    After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly kiss, provoking a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

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  12. Live Music: Conner Fulk

    October 24, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Classic Rock and Pop come together with Conner Fulk, live at the Bluemont on October 25th!

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  13. Live Music: Mike Hosty

    October 24, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Out of Norman, Oklahoma, witty guitar guru Mike Hosty, plays as a One Man Band playing drums with his feet, playing the guitar, kazoo, and singing at the same time. Prepare for some good songs and stories.

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  14. Football Friday Nights featuring Santiago Brothers

    October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Football Friday nights featuring Santiago Brothers, an original blues/roots band.

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  15. Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    October 25, 2019, 10:30 PM - October 26, 2019, 2:00 AM @ Ballroom, Second Floor, K-State Student Union

    Friday, October 25
    Pre-show: 10:30 pm
    Midnight Film Showing
    Union Ballroom, Second floor, K-State Student Union
    Featuring Mary Renee as emcee! Costumes are welcome! $7 Admission includes: pre-show, movie, & prop bag
    Tickets can be purchased the night of the event.
    Cash and card accepted
    Rated R * Adult Content
    In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

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  16. Stop Kiss by Diana Son

    October 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium (Second Stage)

    After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly kiss, provoking a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

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  17. Live Music: Pott. County Posse

    October 31, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Who's ready to party with the Posse?! Originally formed as the live band for our beloved Hoo Haw show, this independent group is making another appearance at The Columbian. Celebrating contemporary country, classic country, classic rock and everything in between, Pott County Posse is sure to entertain. They will have you tapping your feet all night! Ring in the New Year with the crew from Pott County Posse.

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  18. Live Music: Betty the Astronaut

    October 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Join the Bluemont Hotel for acoustic rock artist Betty the Astronaut, on 10/31 from 8-10pm!

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Festivals & Parades

  1. K-State Homecoming Parade

    October 25, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ 3rd & Poyntz to Aggieville

    The parade route begins at Manhattan Town Center and will run along Poyntz Avenue from Third Street to 11th Street, then heads north along 11th until reaching Moro Street then going through Aggieville concluding at City Park. Jordy Nelson will serve as the grand marshal.

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  2. K-State Homecoming Parade

    October 25, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan to Aggieville/City Park

    Traditional parade route begins at Manhattan Town Center, continues down Poyntz Avenue to 11th Street and through Aggieville, winding back to City Park for after-parade pep rally. Join the spirited rally at Norvell Band Stage with pep band, cheerleaders, Classy Cats and Willie Wildcat to rev up the crowd for Saturday football game against OU. Winners of each homecoming event and overall category winners announced at pep rally.

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For the Kids!

  1. UPC Booth at the K-State Children's Carnival

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ballroom, Second Floor, K-State Student Union

    Celebrate the "Manhappiest Place on Earth" with the K-State Homecoming Committee and Union Program Council. This family-friendly event will feature fun for all ages, filled with exciting surprises for the biggest stars of the K-State community - You! Enjoy face painting, delectable snacks, prizes and more. Costumes are encouraged.

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  2. Zoofari Tails

    October 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    This month children can hear stories about nocturnal animals presented by Sunset Zoo staff. Children can also explore interesting animal artifacts from the zoo, such as furs, feathers, and skulls!

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  3. Family Day Fun

    October 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Courtyard, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union

    In collaboration with the K-State Parent and Family Association, Union Program Council will be hosting a free bounce house with games for the whole family in the Union Courtyard. Make us a stop on your agenda but be sure to check out the full schedule of events and times at www.k-state.edu/familyday/events.html.

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  4. Drag Queen Story Time!

    October 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Put on your costumes for a special Halloween Drag Queen Story Time in the auditorium of the Manhattan Public Library. Stories, singing and crafts, this event is appropriate for all ages. Drag Queen Story Time is hosted by Little Apple Pride and is not an event of the Manhattan Public Library.

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  5. Kids Kanvas: Halloween Cat

    October 26, 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.
    A light snack will be provided 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 they prefer an adult stay to assist the child.

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  6. Trunk or Treat

    October 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Fort Riley Commissary

    Decorate your car's trunk, fill it with candy and come out for trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment!
    Trunk or Treat is free and open to all. Costumes are encouraged. Costume contest at 6pm.
    Prizes for best costumes and best-decorated trunk:
    1st Place: $100 Commissary Gift Card
    2nd Place: $50 Commissary Gift Card
    3rd Place: $25 Commissary Gift Card
    Advance registration recommended for trunks! See the form in the info, or call BOSS for details. Info: 785-239-2677

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: Texas Christian vs. K-State

    October 17, 2019, 1:10 PM - October 19, 2019, 4:40 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Wildcats seek first home win in series since 2013, a 33-31 K-State victory. Middle game of three-game October homestand in Manhattan.

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  2. Volleyball: Kansas vs. K-State

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

    Wildcats have one home match during three-week period and it brings KU into Ahearn Field House, where K-State popped Kansas for a four-set win in 2018 and followed with a five-setter in Lawrence to sweep the season series. Cats return home Nov. 2 against TCU.

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  3. Football: Oklahoma vs. K-State

    October 26, 2019, 1:10 PM - 4:30 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Homecoming Weekend as Wildcats look to break home skid against OU Sooners. Celebrate the K-State Family during homecoming activities in Manhattan!

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  4. Women's soccer: West Virginia vs. K-State

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Kansas State Soccer Stadium

    K-State spends much of the season's final five weeks on the road and returns to the home pitch for a Sunday afternoon closeout. West Virginia won the 2018 Big 12 Tournament championship in Kansas City over regular season champ Baylor. The Cats take to the road Oct. 31 for the 2019 season-closing match at Texas Tech.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Science Communication Week: Sunset Zoo

    October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019 @ Sunset Zoo

    In collaboration with the Kansas Science Communication Initiative, Sunset Zoo will be helping host our second annual Science Communication Week. It's a week of workshops, activities and more bringing scientists together with public audiences. Visit K-SCI's website for the most up-to-date details on scheduled activities.

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  2. Kinesiology Lecture: Panteleimon Ekkekakis

    October 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Forum Hall, K-State Student Union

    In celebration of October as Exercise is Medicine-On Campus month, the Department of Kinesiology and the Kinesiology Student Association will welcome Panteleimon "Paddy" Ekkekakis, associate professor at Iowa State University, to present the department's 2019 distinguished lecture.
    Ekkekakis will present "The litmus test for achieving integration in Kinesiology? Developing interdisciplinary exercise prescription guidelines and physical activity recommendations" at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union.
    Over its 70-year history, the field of kinesiology has been remarkably successful in producing compelling evidence on the benefits of physical activity and exercise on many facets of health and well-being. At the same time, however, it is equally remarkable that there have been no "success stories" in global efforts to encourage more individuals to be physically active.

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  3. Presentation on Model A's

    October 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join Midwest Dream Car Collection in learning about the Model A in a presentation. The Model A was the car that transformed Ford into a modern automaker. Come to this free, exciting event to learn why the Model A was such a engineering and design feat.

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  4. "The Ranger Ideal: A Discussion of the Best of That Famous Organization"

    October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    On Sunday October 20, 1019, Darren Ivey will talk about "The Ranger Ideal: A Discussion of the Best of That Famous Organization" and sign books at 2:00 p.m. at the Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan.
    Darren is the author of “The Ranger Ideal Volume 1: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame” and “The Texas Rangers: A Registry and History.” He is a Museum Assistant at the Riley County Historical Museum.
    This program is jointly sponsored by the Kansas Corral of the Westerners and the Riley County Historical Society and Museum. Admission is free.

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  5. Fall Spanish Wine Series

    October 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    This is the second event of four discussing (and tasting) the delicious wines of Spain. We will be tasting through seven bottles that showcase the bold flavors of Rioja and are excited to share the evening with you. Join us to taste these rich wines in this class brought to you by our local experts at Aquam Vinos!

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  6. The History and Art of Tea

    October 24, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

    Talk & demonstration by tea master Shozo Sato, assisted by Marc Anthony Macon.

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  7. Applied Behavioral Techniques for Children & Families

    October 25, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ UCC

    This workshop will focus on the application of techniques for working with dysregulated children and families. The presenter will describe the program, Zones of Regulation, which is a comprehensive program that can be used with individual children or in a group setting with the entire family. Zones of Regulation helps in the identification of emotions in four colored zones, and works to develop coping strategies for each zone. Included in this presentation are concrete tools which are useful from a CBT perspective once the identification of emotions have been learned by each family member. Purchase of the book Zones of Regulation by Leah Kuypers prior to the session would be beneficial to attendees.
    Please enter through the main doors located off of the Browning Road parking lot entrance. (Note: this is not a church or religious sponsored event.)

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  8. "the Exodites of 1879 and Other Early Black Pioneers of Riley County, Kansas

    October 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library Auditorium

    Marcia Schuley and Margaret Parker, Riley County Genealogists present the 1879 the Exodus from the South after reconstruction into Kansas Presentation will include slides of newspaper articles and pictures of early settlers and buildings.

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  9. The Ghost Barber: Efficient Consistent Modern Men's Grooming

    October 28, 2019, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Canvas Salon Studio

    In this class you will discover techniques that can be applied to conquering any type of hair. Whether you are looking for new techniques to add to your arsenal or are looking to build it, this class is something you don't want to miss!

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  10. Modern Design Methods for Twenty-first Century Challenges Ekdahl Lecture by Surya Vanka

    October 28, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Regnier Hall

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 22nd Annual Rob Regier Memorial golf tournament

    October 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Colbert Hills Golf Course

    Annual tournament benefits K-State's Johnson Cancer Research Center in honor of Rob Regier, 1988 K-State pre-dentistry alum who died of cancer at age 26 in 1992. Hosted by Rob's family, 4-person scramble at beautiful Colbert Hills includes steak dinner and prizes. Thanks to the Regier family, participants and sponsors for their generosity and commitment to K-State cancer research.

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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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