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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (4)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (5)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
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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. 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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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. HOGTOBERFEST

    October 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Friends of Meadowlark have a fun and tasty opportunity to support the Meadowlark Foundation’s Good Samaritan Fund when the doors to Cox Bros. BBQ open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Brothers Bud and Bobby Cox, sons of Meadowlark Hills resident Ellie Cox, pledge to donate 10-percent of that day’s proceeds to the Fund during our 6th annual HOGTOBERFEST. Five hog kissing candidates will solicit votes in the form of dollars, with the candidate collecting the most money kissing a (young) hog shortly after 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Cox Bros. HOGTOBERFEST would certainly be fun with just barbecue, brews and music, but there’s more! In order to create additional opportunities to raise money and awareness for the Good Samaritan Fund, a HOG & Kisses Contest has begun, and 50/50 raffle tickets are now on sale soon. The 50/50 raffle winner takes home half of the money collected by ticket sales, and half of the proceeds support the Good Samaritan Fund.

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  3. Okt-FLU-ber Fest

    October 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall

    Members from the Master of Public Health program and the College of Veterinary Medicine will be joining the Riley County Health Department on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a special event called Okt-FLU-ber Fest.
    These veterinary and public health experts will answer questions about influenza in pets and what people can do to keep all family members — people and pets — safe from various strains of influenza.
    Okt-FLU-ber Fest will include a vaccine clinic for kids and adults in a fun, family atmosphere. The clinic is from 2-7 p.m. in Pottorf Hall at Cico Park in Manhattan. Registration for vaccinations closes at 6:45 p.m.
    Each child who is vaccinated will receive a pumpkin while supplies last. Games and educational opportunities also will be available.

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  4. Canvas & Cork: Spooky Night

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studios

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for an entertaining night of painting and wine.
    Bring your favourite bottle of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. Online registration and payment are required.
    Canvas Size: 16"x20"

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music: Margo Martinez

    October 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Join Tallgrass Tap House on October 24th at 7:00pm for live music featuring Classic Soul and Blues artist, Margo Martinez. The performance will happen rain or shine, seating being first-come, first-served. There is no cover charge to attend!

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  2. Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery

    October 24, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 26, 2019 @ Columbian Theatre

    It’s Halloween night and the Cringe Brother’s Funeral Home, Mortuary, and Crematorium is at capacity. The entire town has shown up to grieve the mysterious loss of the town eccentric, Suzanne VanCartier. Suzanne meant the world to everyone in the tri-county area, especially her six best friends: Beverly, Nancy, Carol Ann, Joanne, Roberta, and Dixie Mae who have all arrived (carrying a casserole) to pay tribute to their dear companion. As the friends reminisce about their dear friend, various truths come to light and strange things about Suzanne are revealed. Secrets unravel, promises are broken and right in the middle of the saddest of occasions, someone drops dead…from murder. Who dies? Who killed them? Why am I laughing so hard at a funeral? These are just a few of the questions you’ll be asking yourself as you join us for Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery.

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  3. Stop Kiss by Diana Son

    October 24, 2019, 7:30 PM - October 26, 2019 @ Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium (Second Stage)

    After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly kiss, provoking a violent attack that transforms their lives in a way they could never anticipate.

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  4. Live Music: Conner Fulk

    October 24, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Classic Rock and Pop come together with Conner Fulk, live at the Bluemont on October 25th!

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  5. Live Music: Mike Hosty

    October 24, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Out of Norman, Oklahoma, witty guitar guru Mike Hosty, plays as a One Man Band playing drums with his feet, playing the guitar, kazoo, and singing at the same time. Prepare for some good songs and stories.

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For the Kids!

  1. UPC Booth at the K-State Children's Carnival

    October 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Ballroom, Second Floor, K-State Student Union

    Celebrate the "Manhappiest Place on Earth" with the K-State Homecoming Committee and Union Program Council. This family-friendly event will feature fun for all ages, filled with exciting surprises for the biggest stars of the K-State community - You! Enjoy face painting, delectable snacks, prizes and more. Costumes are encouraged.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. The History and Art of Tea

    October 24, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

    Talk & demonstration by tea master Shozo Sato, assisted by Marc Anthony Macon.

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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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