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Community Events

  1. CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 30 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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  2. CANCELLED Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming

    March 1, 2020, 4:30 AM - April 30, 2020, 10:00 AM @ Fairmont Park

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit the Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming ground at the height of the booming season. Staff will accompany you on the trip and provide all the insight you need! Fee includes transportation and light breakfast.
    Ages 10+; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  3. Open Trail Day at Prairiewood

    April 1, 2020, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Prairiewood Preserve

    **The health & safety of our community is our top concern, so please read our updated trail day policies and always be mindful when visiting communal spaces** Access to fresh air and open space is still extremely valuable to our well-being! In response to this need and changing times, we are starting to offer more frequent Open Trail Days on Wednesdays and Sundays, weather permitting, from 1-8pm. However, there are some changes to our policies: • Restroom facilities will be closed • Maps and other info will be available at a kiosk in front of the Blue Sage Gallery along with hand sanitizer -- PLEASE TAKE WHAT YOU TOUCH AND DO NOT RETURN USED MAPS. • Please practice social distancing between yourself and others while on trails. • As usual, please leave pets at home when visiting us! We will post updates in Facebook for inclement weather or other changes, so please check back before you visit!

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  4. CANCELLED Easter Bunny Photos: presented by K-State Credit Union

    April 3, 2020 - April 11, 2020 @ Manhattan Town Center, East Court

    Bring the kids by to visit the Easter Bunny! Every visit is free and includes a gift (while supplies last). Photo packages are available for purchase and a military discount is available.

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  5. CANCELLED Tallgrass Tales: How the Chipmunk Got His Stripes by Joseph & James Bruchac

    April 3, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Youth ages 2-6 will enjoy a different story at each session and then participate in a simple activity designed to connect with the themes of the story.

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  6. POSTPONED Sculpture Unveiling Reception

    April 3, 2020, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join us as we reveal the newest addition to our Exhibit, a life-size Superbird sculpture. The reveal is at 5:30 PM for members, and 6:30 PM for general public admission. Stay tuned for more info and updates!

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  7. CANCELLED 24th Annual K-State Travel and Dining Auction

    April 3, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center

    Join K-State Hospitality Management for the 24th annual Travel and Dining Auction, the largest student fundraiser in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The Travel and Dining Auction is planned and organized by hospitality management students. All money raised is used to support student scholarships as well as the Hospitality Management Club and the Hospitality Management Graduate Club.

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  8. Little Apple Flea Market

    April 4, 2020, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Curious Chameleon

    Set up and sell your goodies, on the parking lot at Curious Chameleon. Anyone can sell. Great way to get rid of "stuff" without renting a booth or having a yard sale!

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  9. CANCELLED Tallgrass Tour Bus: Pints and Pioneers

    April 4, 2020, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    We’re off to the northern Flint Hills for a day of history and fun. First we will visit Alcove Spring Historic Park, a stop along the Oregon Trail. See carvings in stone left by pioneers and historic wagon ruts at this natural spring location. Then, learn the epic story of the Pony Express at the Pony Express Barn and Museum in Marysville. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of several downtown Marysville restaurants. Finish the day with a tour of the Kansas Territory Brewing Company. Learn the brewing process from start to finish and sample some tasty beers. Round trip travel and tour fees are provided. Participants are responsible for lunch and beer sampling fees. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 8:30 AM and returns no later than 6:00 PM. Age 21+ only. Pre-registration is required by April 2 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  10. CANCELLED Easter Egg Hunt hosted by St. Thomas More Moms

    April 4, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ St. Thomas More

    Easter is a time for rejoicing! Grab your baskets to collect eggs and enjoy a morning with your friends and community!
    Kids from toddler to 9 years are invited to join us for this free event. Enjoy this free event including arts & crafts, snacks and searching for eggs on Saturday, April 4 @ 9:00 AM!

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  11. CANCELLED Youth Outdoor Adventure Challenge

    April 5, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    Run, Jump, Climb, Crawl
    Accept the Challenge!
    For kids aged 5-14. Spaces are limited!

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  12. CANCELLED Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Majestic Mammals

    April 7, 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! Check in at the outdoor classroom at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and touch real animal fur as we look at the wildlife around us! 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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  13. CANCELLED Storm Spotter Training

    April 7, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    It’s tornado season, so join the Flint Hills Discovery Center and National Weather Service to learn about weather safety in this FREE storm spotter class. See what different cloud formations mean and what a dangerous sky can look like in the Flint Hills. Program is free and open to the public.

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  14. CANCELLED Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

    April 11, 2020, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ A&H Farm

    Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be Saturday April 11th. We will have 5 time slots available starting at 8:30 to 10:30. This special treat includes a full country pancake breakfast, visit & photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, a special bunny craft and our activities will be open. The best part is tickets are just $15 per person if you are a season pass holder and $20 if you aren't, with children 12 months and under are FREE. Included is our activities: get a sneak peak of some of the baby animals for our Baby Animal Festival, giant slide, bounce houses, train ride, and so much more! Don't forget your camera! Season passes can be purchased at the same time you purchase your tickets for the event.

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  15. CANCELLED Easter Brunch Picnic for Special Populations

    April 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park

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  16. CANCELLED Easter Family Fun Day

    April 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Wefald Ice Skating Pavilion

    Join on Saturday, April 11th for the Spring Easter Family Fun Day Event! This event is FREE for the entire community!
    Fun Begins at 10 a.m. in City Park, immediately following the Lion's Club Egg Hunt.
    This wonderful event will include the following:
    • Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt for all kids ages 2-8 (See Map attached) • Free Hy-Vee pancake feed
    • $500 ESB cash drop from Fire Truck for kids 9-14
    • Kids games, activities & prizes
    • Music
    • Bounce houses
    • Lazy T Ranch Petting Zoo
    • Face painting
    • Balloon Twisting

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  17. CANCELLED Easter Family Fun Day

    April 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Wefald Pavilion

    Join the community for a great egg hunt, games, music, pancake feed, entertainment, and more! Free for all ages.

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  18. CANCELLED Hoppin' in the Hops an Adult Easter Egg Hunt

    April 11, 2020, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ A&H Farm

    Are you ready for an Adults Night Out?
    A&H Farm is proud to announce Their 2nd annual Adult Starlit Easter Egg Hunt. Hoppin’ in the Hops will be on Saturday April 11th 7pm - 10 pm. Tickets are limited – Get yours early as we sold out last year! A portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity.
    This event is for Grown ups ONLY ! – age 21 and up!
    Must be of legal drinking age to attend because alcohol will be served. 2 drinks are included in your admission and a cash bar will be available.
    Over $1000 worth of prizes will be given away including a TV, gift cards, food, farm passes, and lots more!
    Visit their Facebook page for more details!

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  19. CANCELLED Bike Safety & Commuting Course

    April 15, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters

    Want to get more use out of your bike or start riding for transportation? The Bike Safety and Commuting Course is for you!
    Join on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM starting April 15, and ending May 6.
    If you are interested in attending the course but do not have a working bike/helmet, or if you have any questions, please contact the instructor.

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  20. CANCELLED THROUGH MARCH 30 Adult Craft Nights

    April 16, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library, Groesbeck Meeting Room

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

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  21. CANCELLED Tulip Festival

    April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020 @ Wamego City Park

    Each spring, the City of Wamego comes alive with thousands of visitors, vibrant colors of tulips and over 150 craft vendors. The vivacious colors of the tulips from Holland are the backdrop for the April art and craft fair in Wamego City Park.
    Saturday - April 18th, 2020 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday - April 19th, 2020 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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  22. CANCELLED APDesign Open House

    April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM @ Regnier Hall, Regnier Forum

    Visit to learn how this top-ranked, interdisciplinary educational experience reflects the nature of the professions they serve and contributes to the success of the alumni and students.

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  23. CANCELLED K-State All-University Open House

    April 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Kansas State University

    It's game on at K-State's Open House! Explore K-State in real time and learn about academic programs, student organizations and campus life. Join the 10,000 people who flock to K-State's carnival of academic exhibits, entertainment, food, and fun every year. Open House is a family friendly event with something for everyone. Don't miss live entertainment in the quad and Bosco Student Plaza.
    Explore K-State's 250+ majors and options, 500+ campus clubs, and nine colleges: arts and sciences; engineering; business administration; education; agriculture; health and human sciences; architecture, planning, and design; veterinary medicine; and technology and aviation (at K-State Polytechnic). College representatives will be on hand to answer all of your questions, and you can attend special events just for future students.

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  24. CANCELLED Walk & Talk: Fungus Fun with Lyndzee Rhine

    April 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Join fungus enthusiast and naturalist, Lyndzee Rhine from Wichita's Great Plains Nature Center for a look up close at the mushrooms and fungus of the Flint Hills. Meeting location to be determined. We will update registered participants with the location within one week prior to the event. Pre-registration is required by April 17 at 5:00 PM. Please register online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  25. Chocolate, Tea & Wine

    April 19, 2020, 1:30 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    A silent and live auction event benefiting Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity.
    Join for an afternoon of music, laughter, delicious desserts, wonderful and varied auction items in all price ranges- all this while you support affordable housing in our community.

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  26. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Birdy News

    April 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! Check in at the outdoor classroom at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and look and listen as we find out what birds are nearby! 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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  27. CANCELLED Bike Safety & Commuting Course

    April 22, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters

    Want to get more use out of your bike or start riding for transportation? The Bike Safety and Commuting Course is for you!
    Join on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM starting April 15, and ending May 6.
    If you are interested in attending the course but do not have a working bike/helmet, or if you have any questions, please contact the instructor.

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  28. POSTPONED 2nd Annual Flint Hills Beer Fest

    April 25, 2020, All Day @ Blue Earth Plaza

    The 2nd Annual Flint Hills Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, April 25th at the Blue Earth Plaza. Planning for this year's Beer Fest is in full swing
    . Save the Date now and plan to get your tickets when they go on sale March 1st.

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  29. POSTPONED Play MHK

    April 25, 2020, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Play MHK is Saturday April 25 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM (Races start earlier). The festival will be in Downtown Manhattan on Poyntz Avenue from 3rd Street to 5th Street and 4th street from Humboldt to Houston street.

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  30. Earth Day- Party for the Planet

    April 25, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Celebrate the natural world and its amazing animals with a zoo full of family-friendly activities.

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  31. CANCELLED William Baker Festival Singers Kansas Tour Performance

    April 25, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Danforth/All Faiths Chapel

    The William Baker Festival Singers returns to Manhattan, Kansas, to join in concert with Kansas State University Choirs in All Faiths Chapel on the university campus.

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  32. CANCELLED Bike Safety & Commuting Course

    April 29, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Fire Department Headquarters

    Want to get more use out of your bike or start riding for transportation? The Bike Safety and Commuting Course is for you!
    Join on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM starting April 15, and ending May 6.
    If you are interested in attending the course but do not have a working bike/helmet, or if you have any questions, please contact the instructor.

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