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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. 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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  4. 2nd Annual Aux. Christmas Craft Fair

    November 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2468

    Come see JBH Crafting & Appleby Crafts on November 23rd from 9 am - 2 pm to place an order and grab some goodies for Christmas. There will be gift wrapping and treats available!

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  5. Kids Kanvas: Snoopy's Thanksgiving

    November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Each canvas will have the image predrawn in pencil on an 11" x 14" canvas. The instructor will start the children out with basic techniques then walk around and help the children individually while incorporating bits of art history/appreciation. The class will be taught by a K-State graduate with degrees in the visual arts who advocates for art education.
    We'll provide a light snack for the children while they are listening to the story. Parents are welcome to stay or drop their child off.
    Ages 6 - 12. Younger children are welcome, but we prefer an adult stay to assist the child.
    Registration is non-refundable

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  6. Thanksgiving Kids in the Kitchen

    November 23, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Manhattan Hy-Vee

    Join us for Manhattan Hy-Vee's Monthly Kids in the Kitchen with your Hy-Vee registered dietitian, Kristi Sanders . We will be giving thanks and making delicious kid friendly recipes to expand upon cooking skills and healthy habits. Parents are welcome to stay or go. Recommended for child ages 4-12.
    Recipes for this class:
    Fruity Turkeys
    Pumpkin Waffles
    Effortless Apple Crisp
    Bonus Activity:
    I'm Thankful For...Gratitude Challenge.

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  7. Bridges Thanksgiving Dinner

    November 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come celebrate Thanksgiving with us as we prepare many of the traditional American foods and ask you to bring a dish unique to your country. We will share a bit of the history of Thanksgiving and take time to share with one another what we are thankful for this past year.
    This event is FREE! Because we had such a wonderful turnout last year and space is limited we actually need you to get a ticket. We have 70 spots available so the sooner you get a ticket the greater chance that there will be a seat available for you!!
    If you can drive or are in need of a ride, please be at the Jardine ATA bus stop, Moore Hall or Union Bosco ATA bus stop at 5:45pm.
    If you can drive or are in need of a ride, please be at the Jardine ATA bus stop, Moore Hall or Union Bosco ATA bus stop at 5:45pm.

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  8. Paint & Sip: Christmas Truck

    November 23, 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 "Christmas Truck" 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. 25th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Marilyn Maye

    November 23, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Grammy nominated recording artist Marilyn Maye is celebrating 25 years with The Columbian. Ms. Maye’s entire life has been dedicated to the art of song and performance. Ms. Maye has been wowing audiences for 8 decades, starting with her first radio gig at age 9 in Topeka, Kansas. The award-winning Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring John Carson – the record for a singer. She recently completed a standing-room-only week-long gig at New York City’s famed 54 Below. Opera News raved, “No entertainer gives you more in terms of great music, great theater and great comedy.” Join us at 5:30 pm for a cocktail reception followed by dinner before the legendary lady who opened the Columbian 25 years ago takes the stage to celebrate the Columbian Theatre. Be a part of history at this one-night-only event!

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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. Kids Storytime & Crafts

    November 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join us for kids storytime and crafts at 10am! Event is Free with Admission. Limited to 15 kids.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball: Baylor vs. K-State

    November 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    Baylor finished four games out of first place in 2018 but all alone in second as Bears posted 20-win campaign for third consecutive season. K-State handed BU one of its five match defeats in sweep at Waco as Cats finished the last 10 at 5-5 during '18. Senior Night activities at Ahearn Field House as K-State salutes Sarah Dixon, Elle Sandbothe and McKenzi Weber.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Pickleball Tournament

    November 23, 2019, All Day @ Peace Memorial Auditorium

    Join Manhattan Parks & Recreation for the 2nd Annual Peace Memorial Pickleball Tournament. Ages 18+

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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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