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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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. $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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  2. 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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  3. Visit with Santa

    November 29, 2019 - December 24, 2019 @ Manhattan Town Center

    See website for specific dates and times!

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  4. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

    November 30, 2019 - December 22, 2019 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Rides are pick up/drop off at Blue Earth Plaza. No rides on December 6th due to the parade.

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  5. Paint & Sip: Snowy Night by Van Snow

    December 13, 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 "Snowy Night by Van Snow" 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. Manhattan Town Center Holiday Music Festival: St. George Honor Choir

    December 13, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    All performances are in the mall's East Court.

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  2. Wine & Dine at JP's Sports Grill

    December 13, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ JP's Sports Grill

    Wine lovers are invited to attend a fun and informative wine and dine tasting event from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Table Room at JP’s Sports Grill.
    Guests will enjoy a taste of the chef’s culinary expertise with a special four-course dinner inspired by and paired with selections from wine buyer Mike Phillips.
    Limited tickets are available and will be sold at JP’s Sports Grill for $58 apiece, which includes the four-course dinner, wine pairings, tax and service. To purchase tickets, guests must be 21 or older.

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  3. 1st infantry Division Band Holiday Concert

    December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - December 14, 2019 @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Come enjoy a Junction City and Ft. Riley tradition with the 1st Infantry Division Band's annual Holiday Concert. This concert is offered as a FREE gift to the public. Please come and enjoy the Sounds of the Season!

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  4. Manhattan Town Center Holiday Music Festival

    December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center (East Court)

    December 13th at 7 PM Manhattan Town Center will have a performance by Bates Dance Studio.

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  5. Manhattan Town Center Holiday Music Festival: Bates Dance Studio

    December 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    All performances are in the mall's East Court.

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  6. Christmas at the Columbian: Joseph Hall, Elvis Tribute

    December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM @ The Columbian Theatre

    It would be a Blue Christmas without you joining us for Joseph Hall. Joseph Hall, born in 1984 has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Joseph Hall is the next best thing to THE KING himself! V.I.P front row seats are available. Get your tickets quickly, Joseph Hall WILL sell out!

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  7. McCain Performance Series: Travis Tritt

    December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Travis Tritt is dubbed one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson, all of whom dominated the charts in the early 1990s. Among Tritt's 11 studio albums and numerous charted singles are 19 Top 10 hits, including “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quarter” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.”

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  8. Miracle On South Division Street

    December 13, 2019, 7:30 PM - December 15, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Daughter Ruth divulges her plan to “go public” with the family miracle of the Virgin Mary's sudden appearance in her father's barber shop: a one-woman play about the sacred event. The family’s faith is shaken when a deathbed confession causes the legend to unravel. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.

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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

    December 13, 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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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. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - January 10, 2020 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    City holiday celebration stretches from Blue Earth Plaza to Downtown Manhattan shops along Poyntz Avenue, even City Park and Aggieville district. Lights ablaze with Blue Earth Plaza Christmas tree and surrounding plaza courtesy of Whoville merchants.

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