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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (4)
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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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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. Memory Care Gala

    October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Home of the Flint Hills

    Join for a wonderful evening to benefit The Alzheimer's Association Northeast Kansas Regional office. There will be cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction and raffles! RSVP to CJ Kadavy at or Nick French at

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  3. Canvas & Cork: Nerdy Wine & Paint Night

    October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Konza Prairie Biological Station

    Join & paint the Konza on the Konza! Science Communication Week’s Nerdy Wine and Paint Night will be held from 7-9 p.m. on October 15 at the Konza Prairie Biological Station Meeting Hall. Learn about research that is done at the biological station while painting a landscape of the Konza prairie.
    Registration is $18 and will include the canvas and painting supplies, as well tickets for wine or beer.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Convention Of States Meeting

    October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join others at the Manhattan Public Library Auditorium on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation on Article V of the United States Constitution.
    If you believe the federal government has gone far beyond the boundaries set in our Constitution and has become overbearing and out of control, you don't want to miss this meeting.
    Learn about and discuss the tool the Founders provided to be a solution as big as the problem.
    Click here to see other Convention of States events coming up in Kansas.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Cocktails & Vinyl with Sarah Sue

    October 15, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Auntie Mae's

    Sarah Sue from Sisters of Sound is their record spinning angel. Take your records, have a drink, listen to your records, and hang out with friends. 21+ No cover

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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. Former Chairman, President and CEO of YRC Worldwide, Bill Zollars

    October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Western Star Ag Resources Lecture Hall, K-State Business Building

    As chairman, president and chief executive officer of YRC Worldwide, Inc., William D. "Bill" Zollars, led one of the largest and most recognizable global transportation service providers from 1999-2011. Before that, Zollars was president of Yellow Transportation Inc., a position he accepted in 1996 as part of a major management transition for the company.
    From 1994-1996, Zollars was senior vice president of Ryder Integrated Logistics, a $1.5 billion division of Ryder System, Inc., based in Miami, Florida. Previously, he spent 24 years in various executive positions at Eastman Kodak, including assignments in London, Toronto and Tokyo.
    Zollars currently serves on the boards of CIGNA Corp., Cerner Corp., ProLogis Inc., Pollenware and Restone Logistics. Zollars has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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  3. Lou Douglas Lecture: Sarah Smarsh author of "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth"

    October 15, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Forum Hall, K-State Student Union

    The Lou Douglas Lecture Series, with help from the Staley School of Leadership Studies, College of Business Ethics Education Initiative and K-State Student Governing Association, will present Sarah Smarsh, author of "Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth," at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in Forum Hall of the K-State Student Union.
    The lecture is free for all who attend. Following the lecture, questions from the audience will be taken as well as a book signing opportunity.
    The Lou Douglas Lecture Series is dedicated to Lou Douglas, a distinguished professor of political science at K-State from 1949-1977. Douglas was widely known for his power to inspire students, faculty and citizens to instigate change. He was also one of the founders of UFM Community Learning Center. After his death in 1979, the organization began a lecture series to honor him. More information is available at

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  4. Wines of Germany

    October 15, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Arrow Coffee Co.

    Want to celebrate Oktoberfest but don't like beer? Come and try wines of Germany! These flavorful and sometimes sweet wines make a great substitute for beer in all your Oktoberfest Celebrations!

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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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