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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  2. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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  3. Here and Now: KSU Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition

    March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition represents studio practices by 15 members of the K-State studio art faculty. These works have been made within the last two years and vary in concept and construction. The artwork features the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.), will serve as juror and announce award winners at the exhibition opening.

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  4. Made by Hand: A Woman's Journey Expressed Through Fiber

    April 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 12, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Made by Hand presents the work of two female fiber artists, Anita Luvera Mayer and Jennifer Schermerhorn, whose creative talents transform their media into creations that illuminate and express a wide range of emotions, portray a feminine identity and speak to women’s societal roles.

    K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum and Manhattan Arts Center have collaborated for Made by Hand exhibition. Strecker Nelson West Gallery is the Gallery Season Sponsor.

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Community Events

  1. Chocolate, Tea & Wine

    April 15, 2018, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Houston Street Ballroom

    Annual fun-for-all-ages afternoon includes 150 silent and live auctions, chocolate fountain, coffee, tea, wine and many other goodies. Proceeds from the event support Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity projects. More info:

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    April 3, 2018, 6:00 PM - April 24, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters for April programs; open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. ATID Mounted Exhibit

    April 10, 2018, 8:00 AM - April 19, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Showcase of Excellence gallery exhibit and runway show are the kick-off events of the annual ATID Student Symposium. Showcase events provide current and prospective students opportunities to show their work to the public and industry professionals. "Get to the Crux" is the show's theme.

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  2. Inn-Dependent

    April 12, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    Arty is determined to unite his coworkers at the Stackman Inn, where he's a young and optimistic new bellhop.

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  3. The Booth Brothers in Clay Center

    April 15, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Clay Center Community High School

    The Booth Brothers are a nationally-known Southern Gospel trio to appear at Clay Center Community High School Auditorium. All seats reserved; available at Mayo's (785-632-2656) or Ferguson's (785-632-3121)

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Tennis: Kansas at K-State

    April 15, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mike Goss Tennis Stadium

    Wildcats tennis hosts Kansas and free post-match kids clinic with the women's team and K-State tennis ball to the first 100 kids.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Climate Change: Testing the Resilience of Flint Hills Prairies

    April 15, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Chuck Rice, Distinguished University Professor, Mary L. Vanier University Professorship, Kansas State University.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Ed Chartrand Memorial soccer tournament

    April 13, 2018, 5:30 PM - April 15, 2018, 4:00 PM @ KSU Memorial Stadium

    39th Annual Ed Chartrand Memorial soccer tournament, with games played at Memorial Stadium on campus and Anneberg Park in west Manhattan.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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