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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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  2. 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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  3. Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of 1930s & 1940s (Hirsch Collection)

    March 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 19, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    The '30s and '40s were a golden age for murals in America when the everyday worker rose to the status of hero. Murals celebrate the work of miners, farmers and other laborers and cover walls in public buildings across the country. Preliminary ideas played out in sketches and nearly 50of these are displayed in this exhibition. On loan from Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

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  4. 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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  5. An Endless Line

    April 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Featuring works by the area's finest abstract artists.

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Community Events

  1. Flint Hills EAA Chapter 1364 Presents: Junction City Aviation Expo

    June 1, 2019, 8:00 AM

    Take the family to step into aviation history! Walk among antique, experimental, and modern aircraft. Watch aircraft operations on the grass runways. Food & aviation themed vendors on the field. Enjoy FREE kiddie rides and activities for the little ones. FREE full motion flight simulator for the bigger kids!

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  2. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Secrets of Tuttle Creek

    June 1, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Meeting location
    Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Take behind the scenes tour of Tuttle Creek Dam and learn how dam was built from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Learn benefits the dam brings to local area as you also visit Tuttle Creek tower and spillway with Natural Resource Specialist as guide. All participants should be comfortable walking and climbing stairs; due to security restrictions, all participants must be U.S. citizens (no bags, cameras, cellphones inside tower/spillway).

    Round trip travel and tour included. Light snacks provided; guests encouraged to bring re-sealable water bottle.

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  3. First Saturday Cars & Coffee

    June 1, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Whether you prefer your coffee leaded or unleaded, bring your truck, roadster, classic or exotic car the 1st Saturday of the month, May through October. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Joe while perusing the parking lot. Starts at 9am.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Manhattan Experimental Theater Workshop

    May 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Eligibility requirement restricts attendees to 9-12 grades. Workshop designed for students interested in art, writing or performance to include music, dance, theater, forensics. No pre-workshop theater experience necessary. Skills used not usually found in mainstream theater: Gymnastics, choral singing, dance, martial arts, musical performance, public speaking, juggling; any public performance may be helpful toward experimental theatrical explorations.

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  2. Shrek, The Musical

    May 31, 2019, 7:30 PM - June 2, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on life-changing journey alongside a donkey and feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, over a dozen other fairy tale misfits and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand. Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

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For the Kids!

  1. "Walking on the Moon" with Jetpack Jason

    June 1, 2019, 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    "Jetpack" Jason Kucerik from Mad Science of Greater Kansas City presents this show about space travel principles and amazing research gained from space exploration. Program highlights 50th anniversary of the first moon landing during NASA's Apollo 11 mission.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Filthy Monkey Obstacle Course Race

    June 1, 2019, 8:30 AM @ Sertoma Park (one block beyond south boundary)

    All racers receive medal. Chip timing by Manhattan Running Company. Awards for top men and women in each division: Open 25U, 35U, 45U, 55-over; Kids 8U, 11U, 14U and 17U.

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Special Events

  1. Dream With Da Vinci

    May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Artist. Inventor. Scientist. Genius. Leonardo Da Vinci was a true Renassaince Man. One of the greatest painters yet he only completed a few works. Da Vinci was a dreamer and inventor, and his love for math, science and art are highlighted through this fascinating interactive exhibition. Catapults, parachutes and a hang glider are just some of the inventions Da Vinci incorporated to explore the art of science.

    In an accompanying exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery, AIB Food First; learn how AIB helps companies bring safe, high-quality food to the world, and play baker for the day on the Discovery Center's second floor gallery.

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  2. Wine in the Wild

    June 1, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Evening fundraiser supports Sunset Zoo efforts. Enjoy wine and food stations throughout zoological park. Ticket includes 8 oz. commemorative wine glass.

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