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

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. Three Native Portrait Artists

    August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.

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Community Events

  1. College Hill Preschool: First Day of School

    August 20, 2019, All Day @ Trinity Presbyterian Church

    College Hill Preschool will hold classes in the basement of the church for the 2019-2020 school year.

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  2. Flint Hills Christian School: First Day of School

    August 21, 2019, All Day @ Flint Hills Christian School

    The first day of school will be a half day.

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  3. Bridges Out of Poverty Training

    August 21, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Would you like to better understand how living in financial poverty affects individuals and families? Are you possibly interested in volunteering as an Ally for Thrive!? If so, please come join for Bridges Out of Poverty training. Thrive! is a poverty-reduction program who works to alleviate poverty through positive and long-term relationships, fostered in a safe and consistent place, that builds life skills and resilience across generations.
    Please contact Jayme Morris-Hardeman at director.thriveflinthills@gmail.com or 877-376-0032 to sign up!

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  4. Cake Cutting Ceremony

    August 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Regional Airport

    Please join Manhattan Regional Airport for a cake cutting ceremony to celebrate 10 years of American Airlines service on August 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. inside the terminal.

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  5. Family movie night, foster care/adoption event

    August 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Westview Christian Church

    Westview Community Church & Saint Francis Ministries are teaming up to offer fun movies -- Finding Nemo and Instant Family -- and inspire conversation and education about foster care and adoption. The event is free, and childcare is available for ages 0 to 3 years. Please register for childcare by calling 785-537-7173.

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  6. 11th Annual Speedy PD 5K/10K & 1/2 Mile Family Fun Run

    August 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Enjoy one of the region's most scenic 5K/10k road races and most enjoyable post-race parties! The Speedy PD is an event to benefit the Meadowlark Hills Parkinson Fund. The Meadowlark Parkinson Fund helps support services for the community to improve the quality of life for all those affected by Parkinson’s disease including patients, caregivers, therapists and nurses.

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  7. Genealogy & History Fair

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Pottprf Hall, Cico Park

    Presesnted by Riley County Genealogical Society, Riley County Historical Museum & Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance.
    -Classroom Presesntations
    -Information Tables - genealogy societies, museums, history projects, family projects and more
    -"Kansas History Book Corner" Meet authors throughout the day and books available for sale

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  8. Parish Picnic

    August 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ St. Thomas More

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  9. Arts on the Green

    August 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Seven Dolors Field

    A portion of the artwork sales will benefit Annunciation House in El Paso, TX and their immigrant guests served there.
    Live music, artwork for purchase from MAC, arts and crafts stations for kids, ethnic food and drink; free tea, water & lemonade.
    Come & go, bring a lawn chair!

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  10. Kansas State University: Start of Fall Term

    August 26, 2019, All Day @ Kansas State University

    The K-State fall term will begin and continue through December 13th.

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  11. Northview Elementary Parent Orientation & Resource Fair

    August 27, 2019, 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM @ Northview Elementary School

    Make sure to check their website for specific time schedules for different grade levels.

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  12. Pioneer Women Yoga Series

    August 27, 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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  13. StartUp MHK Pitch Practice

    August 28, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ The Fellow (downstairs)

    Panel Presentation/Q&A discussion. This is your chance to hear from past & present judges and competitors and get advice on what makes a business pitch successful.

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  14. Manhattan First Outdoor Movie Night: The Jungle Book

    August 30, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Manhattan First Church

    Manhattan First Church wants to invite you to join them for our outdoor movie night featuring The Jungle Book! Activites and hotdogs will kick off at 7:30 pm and the movie will start at dusk. Pack your lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Hope to see you there!

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  15. Paint & Sip: Kansas Storm

    August 31, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    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.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Landshark Music Series: The Church Ladies Unsupervised

    August 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' crew for loud food and spicy music with The Church Ladies Unsupervised as part of the Landshark Music Series. Corner entrance to Aggieville for a Bolo of a good time.

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  2. The Grand Reveal of the Copo50 Camaro

    August 23, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join as they reveal the newest addition to their Exhibit, the Golden-Anniversary COPO Camaro. Be there as they celebrate Production Number Five of only 69 Copo's that were made to commemorate this anniversary.
    Event Details: They will be closing the museum at 4pm to prepare. A Members Only cocktail reception will begin at 5:30pm and at 6:30pm they will open the doors to the general public at standard admission pricing. The event will conclude at 8pm.
    **You may purchase annual memberships at the front desk or on our website before the 23rd to attend the 5:30pm Members Reception.
    ***General Admission Tickets will NOT be honored until 6:30pm

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  3. Hoo-Haw

    August 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - August 25, 2019 @ The Columbian Theatre

    Put on your cowboy boots and mosey on down to The Columbian Theatre stompin’ grounds for the 15th Anniversary of Hoo Haw!
    Excellent live music and performers. Mediocre comedy. Veteran actor and director Troy Hemphill leads the annual favorite with new skits, songs, and jokes and has made this show a Columbian institution and a hoot to experience. Come see Drew Horton, Shelley Rickstrew, Mindy Thierolf, Mark Portel and other familiar faces take the Columbian stage! This fun-loving cast always packs the house!
    Get your tickets now! Performances are August 16-18, 23-25. You can get tickets at columbiantheatre.com or call our box office at (785) 456-2029. If you are interested in attending opening night on August 16th to benefit the Wamego Public Library and Friends of the Library, go to columbiantheatre.com and select the August 16th show.
    Sponsored by WTC.

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  4. Tom Wurth - Grammy Nominated Nashville Artist Performs at The Wareham Opera House

    August 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Wareham Opera House

    A show for all ages. Doors Open at 6 p.m. Cash Bar available. Table seating. Come hear Tom Wurth, Grammy Nominated Nashville artist as he performs songs he has written with and/or performed with artists such as Vince Gill, T. Graham Brown, John Ford Coley, Eddie Money and Billy Dean. He will also feature a special request version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as the release of the Wizard of Oz celebrates 80 years this weekend. His show is entertaining and engaging and is an eclectic mix of singer/songwriter classics, soulful country and gospel.

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  5. Return of the 80's & 90's

    August 31, 2019, 8:00 PM - September 1, 2019, 1:00 AM @ RC McGraws Bar & Grill

    Its the 2nd annual Night of the 80s & 90s! This year will be held on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at RC McGraws. This "Retro" Gala will provide an even better throwback experience of warmth and nostalgia. You and your friends do not want to miss this. Whether you were grooving to “Pour Some Sugar on Me" by Def Leppard or Jamming out to Sir Mix-a-Lot “Baby Got Back”, this event is guaranteed to leave you in sensory overload.
    With a legendary event venue and seasoned Djs playing hit songs from the 80’s and 90’s, you won't be able to stop yourself from rocking out to the greatest music of yesteryear. Come casual or come dressed as your favorite era, hop on this time machine, and relive your youth.
    (Times are currently tentative, and may be subject to change. Please watch for updates via email or Facebook!)

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Festivals & Parades

  1. KAWnsas Fest Classic Car- Show & Shine 2019

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Old HWY. 24 in St. George

    The City of St. George and the Community are coming together to host an amazing all day event on August 24th 2019. KAWnsas Fest will include but is not limited to Live Music, Car-Show, Street Dance, Arts, Crafts, Food Trucks, Canvas art painting classes, Exhibits and performances by local Artist.
    The KAW River is nestled just south of St. George’s Main Street making for a perfect backdrop for a day spent exploring the city with family and friends. We will be shutting down old HWY24 in downtown St. George enjoying life, live music, games, friends new and old, good vibes, food and art.
    This is a free event which will be held on Saturday August, 24th 2019 from 10am-Midnight.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball exhibition: Missouri vs. K-State

    August 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    K-State returns nine letter winners from last year's squad including senior starters Sarah Dixon and Elle Sandbothe. Sept. 5-7 K-State Invitational officially tips off the home campaign with Clemson, Omaha and Central Arkansas headed to Ahearn.

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  2. Women's soccer: Arkansas State vs. K-State

    August 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Kansas State Soccer Stadium

    Year 4 for the Wildcats and nine-game season initiates with Arkansas State Red Wolves coming to Manhattan. First-ever meeting between the programs on the pitch.

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  3. Football: Nicholls vs. K-State

    August 31, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    11th annual Family Reunion as Wildcats open 2019 football season and new Chris Klieman era of K-State football at Manhattan's Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Advanced SEO Strategies

    August 21, 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. Unstock the Wine Cellar Party

    August 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    One Night Only! We will unstock our wine cellar so you can try some delicious, unique and highly sought after wines. Imagine an evening with top-tier wines offerings from across the globe. The Harry's Wine Team is opening our favorites from past to present. No sit-down class just you, your friends or significant others in a casual cocktail environment

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Speedy PD Race for Parkinson's Disease

    August 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    One of the most unique race courses in this area, set at beautiful Tuttle Creek State Park. Both 5K and 10K courses USATF certified with both courses on all-paved roads. 5K course is very flat to the finish; 10K course also very flat and shaded throughout. Stroller-friendly race routes and organizers encourage the whole family to attend! Speedy PD benefits Meadowlark Hills Parkinson's Fund.

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Special Events

  1. Dream With Da Vinci

    May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Artist. Inventor. Scientist. Genius. Leonardo Da Vinci was a true Renassaince Man. One of the greatest painters yet he only completed a few works. Da Vinci was a dreamer and inventor, and his love for math, science and art are highlighted through this fascinating interactive exhibition. Catapults, parachutes and a hang glider are just some of the inventions Da Vinci incorporated to explore the art of science.

    In an accompanying exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery, AIB Food First; learn how AIB helps companies bring safe, high-quality food to the world, and play baker for the day on the Discovery Center's second floor gallery.

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  2. Da Vinci Day

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the Renaissance world of Leonardo Da Vinci with music, performers, crafts and science experiments.

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  3. Brew at the Zoo

    August 24, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Enjoy cold beer and awesome foods as visitors explore Sunset Zoo's 26-acre park, all to benefit Friends of Sunset Zoo's Conservation Team. Fun night to save wildlife. Must be 21 to attend.

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  4. Unstock the Wine Cellar Party

    August 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    Harry's unstocks its wine cellar to try delicious, unique and highly sought wines. Imagine an evening with top-tier global wine offerings. Harry's Wine Team opens its favorites from past to present. No sit-down class just you, your friends or significant others in a casual cocktail environment.

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