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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (7)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (4)
  4. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (2)
  9. 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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  6. De Gaulle/Eisenhower: Alliance & Friendship in War and Peace

    September 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 2, 2020, 4:45 PM @ Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home

    General de Gaulle and General Eisenhower both belong to the common national heritage of their respective countries. Their work is a source of reflection and inspiration for today’s world. The Charles de Gaulle Foundation and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation, strive to promote and honor the legacies of the great leaders. Together these institutions collaborated with the Musée de l’Armée (French Army Museum) to present this exhibition. With the generous support of The First Alliance Foundation, the exhibition will contribute to strengthen the bonds between France and the United States.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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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. Start Up MHK Pitch Competition

    October 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Peoples State Bank

    Manhattan's pitch competition is an opportunity for local entrepreneurs to present their business ideas for a chance to win cash prizes!
    Each Fall, competitors gather to pitch their businesses and ideas to a panel of qualified and connected judges – all for a chance to win cash prizes and gain valuable exposure.
    This year there will be three categories: Tech, Non-Tech, and People's Choice.
    Note: To register your business in the pitch competition, sign-up on our website using this link

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  3. 2019 Harvest Festival presented by Hildebrand Farms Dairy

    October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM @ Hildebrand Farms Dairy

    Take the family and enjoy a day on the farm. Filled with food, fun and good ol' fashion farm life. This is a free event that includes: guided tours, tons of samples, a cow bouncy house, kids craft corner, hay rack rides, educational demonstrations, hay bale play area, corn pit for the kids, and live music from singer songwriter Savanna Chestnut!
    A picnic lunch will be served from 11:30 to 1 p.m. (while supplies last) with free-will donation proceeds benefiting JCNaz Children's Ministry. Meal includes, hamburgers and all the fixin's, chips, baked beans, cookie and a drink. Outside picnics are welcome.
    Check out their variety of decorative pumpkins, gourds and squash, including GIANT jack-o'-lantern pumpkins for only $6 each or 2/$10.
    Cash is required for face painting, the paint-a-pumpkin activity and a few vendors. Credit cards are accepted in their Farm Store. No ATMs are available.

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  4. Board & Brush: Halloween Make & Take

    October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM @ Board & Brush

    Join Board & Brush for a Make & Take workshop! They provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint colors in the workshop. Please note, due to the size of these projects, no personalization is accepted.

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  5. Body Science Saturday

    October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Dive into human health with live performers, science demos, art activities, storytelling and more! More details coming soon!

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  6. 2019 Little Apple Glow Paddle

    October 12, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ River Pond

    Light up the pond in your canoe or kayak for this exciting event! Dress in your best costume, bring the entire family, and enjoy s'mores by the campfire. Boat rentals starting at $15.

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  7. Anime Double Feature

    October 12, 2019, 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Friday, Oct. 11 & Sat., Oct. 12
    Wildcat Chamber, First Floor, K-State Student Union
    Howl’s Moving Castle (PG) at 7 pm
    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (PG) at 9:15 pm
    Free Asian Market snacks while supplies last!
    Co-sponsored with AASU (Asian American Student Union).
    Howl’s Moving Castle: Sophie (Emily Mortimer) has an uneventful life at her late father's hat shop, but all that changes when she befriends wizard Howl (Christian Bale), who lives in a magical flying castle. However, the evil Witch of Waste (Lauren Bacall) takes issue with their budding relationship and casts a spell on young Sophie, which ages her prematurely. Now Howl must use all his magical talents to battle the jealous hag and return Sophie to her former youth and beauty.
    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya: A tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman, who orders her suitors to prove their love by completing a series of near-impossible tasks.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourne

    October 10, 2019, 7:00 PM - October 12, 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. The Addams Family

    October 11, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 13, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap, ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap ... they're creepy and they're kooky, and all together spooky. As the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Addams Family Tree, all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They've gathered in the family graveyard to celebrate life and death, but Wednesday dreams of love with Lucas Beineke, an ordinary boy from Ohio. Could her family ever approve? Fun, mayhem, and quirky humor ensue.

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  3. Live Music: KuJo

    October 12, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Sisters of Sound

    Playing multiple instruments while singing & rapping. Ladies & Gentle-Folk, Sisters Of Sound Records presents... KuJo! Live at the super-number-one Aggieville record store!!

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  4. Live Music Lineup: Brass Knuckle Boulevard, Rise Again, Aether, Civil and Head Space

    October 12, 2019, 8:00 PM @ RC McGraws

    You don't want to miss this line up invading the hat this Saturday at RC McGraws 5 AWESOME BANDS!!! BKB, Rise again, Aether, Civil and Head space will be live from 8 PM to midnight!

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Riley Fall Festival Car Show

    October 12, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Downtown

    Check out the Riley Fall Festival Car Show on October 11th, in downtown Riley. There will be door prizes, a silent auction and a parade as well as dash plaques to the first 50 cars entered.

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For the Kids!

  1. Roaring Kids Crafts

    October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    October is National Dinosaur month! Join us as we learn about our Jurassic Park Jeep while creating a fun craft that each Child can take home.
    Craft is $10 per Child, with general parent admission/membership. Suggested age is 4+.
    **No pre-registration is required. Event is limited to the first 25 kids. FCFS

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball: West Virginia vs. K-State

    October 12, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    Wildcats swept West Virginia in 2018 Manhattan meeting and finished 3-3 down the final stretch of the Big 12 season. Cats play one more home October match and it's against the Kansas Jayhawks (Oct. 23).

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Tallgrass Artist Residency Symposium

    October 12, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    The Tallgrass Artist Residency is a partner program of the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, centered in the small community of Matfield Green near the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Its goal is to create connections and conversations across the Great Plains through engagement with the prairie ecosystem. The symposium features presentations by all eight artists who participated in the 2019 season, as well as a moderated group discussion with Curator Aileen June Wang.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. The Fitness Experience

    October 12, 2019, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Northeast Community Park

    This event is designed for you whether you currently consider yourself a couch potato or a gym rat. The Fitness ?xperience will not only provide you with an outlet to be active on Oct 12th but it will allow you to meet with MHK health and fitness companies, other events and even get a few health vitals checked for free. We will also have a follow-up event on April 25th to help you track your progress!
    Keeping our goal in mind of encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle for all, we will be accepting used sporting equipment, shoes & clothing at The Fitness ?xperience. The donations will go to help children who would not otherwise be able to be active by playing sports without your help. We are proud to be working with USD 383 FIT Closet and Leveling The Playing Field.
    **See website for complete list of vendors and schedule.

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  2. Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk

    October 12, 2019, 9:00 AM @ Manhattan City Park

    The Arthritis Foundation’s Halloween Hustle is a fun way to get decked out and be festive and race to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s No. 1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite Halloween costume. Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. All funds raised go to this great cause.

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Special Events

  1. Zoo In You: The Human Microbiome

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

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

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  2. Visions of the Flint Hills

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

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  3. Stone Fence Workshop

    October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019 @ Eskridge, Kansas, at K-4 Highway and Beta Street

    The fall 2019 Native Stone Scenic Byway Stone Fence Restoration Workshop will be October 12 and 13, 2019.
    Rocky Slaymaker, a professionally trained dry stone conservancy mason will lead the workshop which will be held in Eskridge, Kansas on K-4 Highway and Beta Street.
    The workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn the techniques of dry stone fence building and repair during this hands-on workshop.
    Applications and more information is available at Wabaunsee County Economic Development, 226 Missouri, Alma, Kansas 785-765-4644

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  4. Sunflower CASA Project Presents: Cornhole for the Cause

    October 12, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Sunflower CASA Project Presents: Cornhole for the Cause Cornhole Tournament
    The below link allows teams to pre-enter so we have their team name entered in the bracket to speed things along:
    Nate Hernandez & the Cover-Ups will be providing live music! Manhatchet will be present with their mobile throwing trailer along with Mr.K's & Kites to meet all your food & beverage needs. Even if you don't play in the tournament come enjoy other entertainment and food while supporting your local Sunflower CASA Project!

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