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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. CLOSED 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. CLOSED Field Station 4: Charles Lindsay

    November 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 3, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    An installation by expedition geologist and artist Charles Lindsay, who directs the artist-in-residence program for SETI (Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). The installation will delve into earth's geological and cultural pasts, using scientific equipment salvaged from space exploration archaeology. Specimens and artifacts in Field Station 4 provoke musings on human perceptions of time and space.

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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. $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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  3. Survivors of Human Trafficking: Personal Hygiene Donation Box

    November 15, 2019, 8:00 AM - November 22, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Waters Hall

    K-State social work students have set up a donation box to collect personal hygiene products for Homestead Ministries Inc.
    Homestead is a safe haven for survivors of human trafficking, located right here in the Little Apple.
    The donation box will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday from Friday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 22 in 204 Waters Hall.

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  4. Trim the Tree

    November 18, 2019 - December 22, 2019 @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Help the Midwest Dream Car Collection get ready for their first Christmas! Donate a car themed ornament to their lounge Christmas tree and receive $1 off admission now through December 22nd!

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  5. Poinsettia & Amaryllis Sale at K-State Gardens

    November 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ K-State Gardens

    The annual poinsettia and amaryllis sale, which benefits the K-State Gardens, will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; 3-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4; and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Gardens' Visitor Center, 1500 Denison Ave.
    To preorder gifts for friends, family, or staff, please call 785-532-3271 or email your request to ksugardens@k-state.edu. Otherwise, stop by the Gardens' Visitor Center and select your poinsettias and amaryllis.
    Poinsettias in 6.5-inch pots and amaryllises in 6-inch pots are $10 each.
    10-inch poinsettia centerpieces are $15 each.
    Cash or check only.
    Convenient, free parking is available next to The Gardens. Volunteers will be available to assist with walking your plants to your car.

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  6. Turkey Bowling

    November 22, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Widgets Family Fun

    We created our own spin on a classic...Turkey Bowling!
    One day only, get a free "turkey" cookie with each mini bowling game played. If you're looking for a challenge try getting a strike. For every strike get a free $5 play card!
    Take advantage of this one-day deal while supplies last.

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  7. 16th Annual Festival of Trees Gala

    November 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    This is the most anticipated holiday event in the Little Apple! Enjoy a night of fellowship, exceptional food and holiday cheer. Transform your home or business with one (or two) of our designer holiday trees and seasonal decor. The silent auction will get you started on your holiday shopping list.

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  8. Hy-Vee DIY Night: Thanksgiving Centerpieces

    November 22, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Hy-Vee

    Join for a Thanksgiving-themed craft nights! Guests will learn how to make a fresh Thanksgiving centerpiece from members of the Hy-Vee floral team. We will provide all the supplies needed to make either the "Grateful" arrangement (tall) from our Fall & Winter collection, or a customized, fall-colored low and long centerpiece.
    Attendees can bring their own drinks and snacks - beer and wine are a-ok! - or they can purchase drinks and snacks from the grocery store or the Market Grille Express.
    Tickets are $25 per person, with registration closing on November 19 to ensure we have enough materials for each attendee. Refunds will be granted until November 19; refunds requested after November 19 cannot be guaranteed as materials will have already been purchased.

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  9. Paint & Sip: Winter Sunset

    November 22, 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 "Winter 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. Koe Wetzel w/ BC and the Big Rig

    November 22, 2019, 7:00 PM @ The Hat

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For the Kids!

  1. Teen Literary Zone: Spring Issue Deadline

    November 19, 2019 - January 10, 2020

    Teens 7th-12th Grade: Do you want to have your writing or artwork published in a short zine? We're starting a literary art zine! For our first year, each issue will have a seasonal theme. We'll accept any form of writing or art, including things like: poems, essays, comics, photography, scans of 2-d art, or photos of 30D art, or anything outside the box that you can create. The deadline to submit work for the spring issue is January 10, 2020. Submit digital files by emailing them to ya@mhklibrary.org.

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  2. Zoofari Tales

    November 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Slither into reading with Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library!

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Military 101: Working with Military and Veteran Clients and Their Families

    November 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ UCC

    For professionals who are working with military service members, veterans, and their families, it is important to understand the military culture. This brief training will provide an overview of the military, understanding acronyms and terminology, military ranks, military values, military engagements, current missions and issues facing the military, recognizing barriers to seeking help, knowledge of support and resources available, and recognizing the unique needs of each individual— the service member, the veteran, the military spouse, the military child… Understanding the military populations you work with starts with understanding the culture.

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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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