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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (1)
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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. The Land of the Living Opening Reception

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!

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Community Events

  1. September Stroll in the K-State Gardens - Hosted by Friends of the Gardens

    August 21, 2019, 10:36 AM - September 6, 2019, 8:30 PM @ K-State Gardens

    September Stroll at the K-State Gardens Bring your friends and family to the "Friends of the K-State Gardens" September Stroll on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Stroll through the various garden beds and collections. Chat with Friends of the Gardens board members and The Gardens' volunteers. Master gardeners and a few K-State horticulture students will be available to answer questions. Enjoy the music, play a game of cornhole, or try a scavenger hunt to top off the evening.
    The event and nearby parking are free. The K-State Gardens are at 1500 Denison, Manhattan, KS. For more information call 785-532-3271.

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  2. 11th Annual Speedy PD 5K/10K & 1/2 Mile Family Fun Run

    August 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Enjoy one of the region's most scenic 5K/10k road races and most enjoyable post-race parties! The Speedy PD is an event to benefit the Meadowlark Hills Parkinson Fund. The Meadowlark Parkinson Fund helps support services for the community to improve the quality of life for all those affected by Parkinson’s disease including patients, caregivers, therapists and nurses.

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  3. Genealogy & History Fair

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Pottprf Hall, Cico Park

    Presesnted by Riley County Genealogical Society, Riley County Historical Museum & Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance.
    -Classroom Presesntations
    -Information Tables - genealogy societies, museums, history projects, family projects and more
    -"Kansas History Book Corner" Meet authors throughout the day and books available for sale

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Hoo-Haw

    August 23, 2019, 7:30 PM - August 25, 2019 @ The Columbian Theatre

    Put on your cowboy boots and mosey on down to The Columbian Theatre stompin’ grounds for the 15th Anniversary of Hoo Haw!
    Excellent live music and performers. Mediocre comedy. Veteran actor and director Troy Hemphill leads the annual favorite with new skits, songs, and jokes and has made this show a Columbian institution and a hoot to experience. Come see Drew Horton, Shelley Rickstrew, Mindy Thierolf, Mark Portel and other familiar faces take the Columbian stage! This fun-loving cast always packs the house!
    Get your tickets now! Performances are August 16-18, 23-25. You can get tickets at or call our box office at (785) 456-2029. If you are interested in attending opening night on August 16th to benefit the Wamego Public Library and Friends of the Library, go to and select the August 16th show.
    Sponsored by WTC.

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  2. Tom Wurth - Grammy Nominated Nashville Artist Performs at The Wareham Opera House

    August 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Wareham Opera House

    A show for all ages. Doors Open at 6 p.m. Cash Bar available. Table seating. Come hear Tom Wurth, Grammy Nominated Nashville artist as he performs songs he has written with and/or performed with artists such as Vince Gill, T. Graham Brown, John Ford Coley, Eddie Money and Billy Dean. He will also feature a special request version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as the release of the Wizard of Oz celebrates 80 years this weekend. His show is entertaining and engaging and is an eclectic mix of singer/songwriter classics, soulful country and gospel.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. KAWnsas Fest Classic Car- Show & Shine 2019

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Old HWY. 24 in St. George

    The City of St. George and the Community are coming together to host an amazing all day event on August 24th 2019. KAWnsas Fest will include but is not limited to Live Music, Car-Show, Street Dance, Arts, Crafts, Food Trucks, Canvas art painting classes, Exhibits and performances by local Artist.
    The KAW River is nestled just south of St. George’s Main Street making for a perfect backdrop for a day spent exploring the city with family and friends. We will be shutting down old HWY24 in downtown St. George enjoying life, live music, games, friends new and old, good vibes, food and art.
    This is a free event which will be held on Saturday August, 24th 2019 from 10am-Midnight.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball exhibition: Missouri vs. K-State

    August 24, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    K-State returns nine letter winners from last year's squad including senior starters Sarah Dixon and Elle Sandbothe. Sept. 5-7 K-State Invitational officially tips off the home campaign with Clemson, Omaha and Central Arkansas headed to Ahearn.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Speedy PD Race for Parkinson's Disease

    August 24, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    One of the most unique race courses in this area, set at beautiful Tuttle Creek State Park. Both 5K and 10K courses USATF certified with both courses on all-paved roads. 5K course is very flat to the finish; 10K course also very flat and shaded throughout. Stroller-friendly race routes and organizers encourage the whole family to attend! Speedy PD benefits Meadowlark Hills Parkinson's Fund.

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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. Da Vinci Day

    August 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the Renaissance world of Leonardo Da Vinci with music, performers, crafts and science experiments.

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  3. Brew at the Zoo

    August 24, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Enjoy cold beer and awesome foods as visitors explore Sunset Zoo's 26-acre park, all to benefit Friends of Sunset Zoo's Conservation Team. Fun night to save wildlife. Must be 21 to attend.

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