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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (5)
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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. 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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  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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  6. Incite MHK

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - November 2, 2019, 7:00 PM @ AJ's NY Pizzeria

    Incite MHK is an annual community-wide celebration of public art in Manhattan, Kansas. This year, the celebration runs from Oct. 27 - Nov. 2. For the inaugural celebration, Bicicleta Sem Freio will paint a large public mural in downtown Manhattan to be revealed on Nov. 2, 2019.
    Incite MHK is the brainchild of six community members with a passion for bringing Manhattan together through the arts. Through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Deihl Community Grants Program, the group was able to hire artists to paint a mural in town and inspire other events celebrating the arts in town. Event promotion is made possible by pro bono work from local strategic marketing agency 502. The group intends to make InciteMHK an annual celebration with different events every year.

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Community Events

  1. Holiday Meat Sale: Animal Sciences & Industry Meat Lab

    November 1, 2019 - December 4, 2019 @ KSU Meat Lab

    The Meat Lab in the animal sciences and industry department is now accepting orders for holiday meat. Place your Thanksgiving ham or turkey order by Wednesday, Nov. 6. Christmas orders are due Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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  2. Free A1C Tests

    November 1, 2019, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Hy-Vee

    The Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobile will be at your Manhattan Hy-Vee on Friday November 1st from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. offering FREE A1C screenings.
    The hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that individuals living with diabetes use to manage their blood glucose levels. Hemoglobin A1C helps provide information about that individual's average levels of blood glucose over a 2-3 month period. If you are concerned about your blood sugars, an A1C test along with nutritional guidance from a registered dietitian can provide you the information and help you need to improve your health.
    What can I expect during my appointment? Your clinician will perform a small finger poke to obtain a blood sample for the A1C machine to assess. Results are provided in about 5 minutes. Your clinician will review your result with you along and provide recommendations for steps moving forward. You can expect your whole appointment to take 10 -15 minutes.
    You do NOT need to fasted for this blood test.

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  3. $1 Off Admission with Donation to Flint Hills Breadbasket

    November 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - December 31, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    On your next visit to the Zoo, bring a non-perishable food donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket and Mayor's Holiday Food & Fund Drive, and receive $1 off Zoo Admission. $1 off discount must be taken at time of donation. Good through December 31, 2019

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  4. Sunset Zoo Winter Hours

    November 1, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Limited winter hours begin for Sunset Zoo. Please check website for additional information.

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  5. Paint & Sip: Lakeside Sunset

    November 1, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Join us for a fun evening of painting and drinking your favorite beverage as you create artwork in a comfortable environment.
    Neal will lead the group in painting "Lakeside Sunset" 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.
    Registration is non-refundable

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Jon Wolfe and Randall King in concert

    November 1, 2019, 7:00 PM @ The Hat

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  2. Live Music: Jon Wolfe & Randall King

    November 1, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Hat

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  3. Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery

    November 1, 2019, 7:30 PM - November 2, 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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  4. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

    November 1, 2019, 7:30 PM - November 2, 2019 @ CL Hoover Opera House

    The first musical written by the team Rodgers & Hammerstein, Oklahoma! tells the story of a farm girl Laurey and her courtship by two rival suitors, cowboy Curly and the sinister and frightening farmhand Jud Fry. A secondary romance concerns cowboy Will Parker and his flirtatious fiancée, Ado Annie. With songs such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, “Surrey with the Fringe On Top”, “Kansas City” and many more. Oklahoma! is a classic and beloved musical and JCLT is excited to have Monte Dibben and Kaye Fisher direct! JCLT SEASON TICKET HOLDERS PLEASE CALL (785) 238-3906 TO RESERVE YOUR TIX

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  5. Live Music: Volk

    November 1, 2019, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    “VOLK IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST LOCAL ACTS YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD OF... AVERAGE AMERICAN'S FOUR SONGS BRIM WITH STADIUM-SIZE RIFFS AND SPUNKY, SOULFUL SINGING, DISTILLING AN ALBUM'S WORTH OF IDEAS INTO A PUNK-LENGTH ALBUM." - Nashville

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For the Kids!

  1. Tallgrass Tales

    November 1, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Tallgrass Tales is a unique program that uses storytelling to connect the youngest residents of our community to the rich culture and ecology of the Flint Hills.
    Youth ages 2-6 will enjoy a different story at each session and then participate in a simple activity designed to connect with the themes of the story.
    This is a free program and registration is not required.

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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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