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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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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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  5. Three Native Portrait Artists

    August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.

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Community Events

  1. Annual Mum Sale: K-State Horticultural Club

    September 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM @ K-State Gardens

    The Horticulture Club, a registered departmental student organization, will have its annual mum sale from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the K-State Gardens north entrance by the visitors' parking lot.
    Stop by to get 8-inch plants for $8 each, in a selection of red, yellow, orange, white, purple and pink.

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  2. 2019 Walk To End Alzheimer's

    September 14, 2019, 9:00 AM @ Manhattan City Park

    All funds raised through "Walk to End" further Alzheimer's Association care, support and research efforts. No registration fee. Request every walker make personal donation, commit to raise funds in fight against Alzheimer’s disease. World’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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  3. Home For Dogs Project

    September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Cico Park

    Don't miss out on finding your FURever friend! Join on September 14, 2019 from 10am-4pm at Cico Park, in Manhattan. They will have adoptable dogs, vendors, games for kids, and giveaways. Whether you're looking to adopt or just stopping by for the fun, they can't wait to see you there!

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  4. Abilene Oktoberfest

    September 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - September 15, 2019, 12:00 AM @ Downtown Abilene

    3rd Annual Oktoberfest will be held downtown Broadway street between 3rd and 4th. Come for authentic German food, drinks, music, entertainment by the Kansas City Blautaler Schuplattler Dancers, and much more. This Oktoberfest you won't want to miss, bring the kids and head downtown to this free event.

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  5. 8th Annual Family Rodeo

    September 14, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Onaga Fairgrounds

    PeeWee: 3-6 Years - Goat Tail Untying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Mutton Busting
    7-9 years—Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping
    10-13 years—Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping
    14– 18 years—Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway roping, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping
    19-/Open—Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping, Breakaway Roping
    Price Per Event: $10.00 Poles & Barrels
    $15.00 Mutton Busting/Goats/Breakaway/Tie Down/Team Roping (per side) Prizes awarded in each event (Halters & Buckets). NO PAYOUT.
    All Around Champion and Reserve Champion Buckles given in each age group, INCLUDING PEEWEES!!!

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  6. Celebration of the Flint Hills- NSSB 4th Annual Gala

    September 14, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Eskridge City Park

    The Native Stone Scenic Byway will hold its 4th Annual Celebration of the Flint Hills in the historic Eskridge City Park Saturday September 14, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Celebrate the Flint Hills with appetizers, authors, artists, live entertainment on the historic bandstand, silent auction and flint hills ambience and more. Advance tickets are $20.00 each, or two for $35.00. At the door tickets are $25.00 each or two for $45.00.
    Tickets are available at the Riley County Historical Museum in Manhattan, Stockgrowers State Bank in Alma, Antique Emporium in Alma, or from Native Stone Scenic Byway members. Call 785-256-6055 or contact us through facebook for questions. (Sorry, no credit cards accepted.)

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. TengaiCon 2019 Games Day

    September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 15, 2019, 10:00 PM @ Cico Park

    Join TengaiCon for TWO days of playing games!
    This is year 14 of Manhattan's longest running gaming/nerd convention and they've collected 1,750+ games and expansions to share. Try a new game, play the giant Settlers of Catan and retro video games, or challenge your luck for the dice table prizes.
    Also come support our charity auction, vendors and artists from across our area.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music: Casey Donahew

    September 13, 2019, 7:00 PM - September 14, 2019 @ The Hat

    Come see Casey Donahew!

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  2. International Dot Day Celebration

    September 14, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Last year over 13 million people in 178 countries participated in this event inspired by Peter Reynolds’ children’s book The Dot, a story about the creative spirit in all of us. Our Dot Party will feature reading nooks, Peter Reynolds videos, art activities, and tours of Beyond Gravity (an exhibition full of giant dots). Door prizes—books by Peter Reynolds—will be provided through a USD 383 K-Link Community Partnership grant.

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  3. Casey Donahew at The Hat

    September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Hat

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  4. BirdHouse Music Series: Jason Eady Band

    September 14, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Jason Eady has recently earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-the-curve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier blues-infused Americana. Now the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist merges his distinct sensibilities into a stripped-down, roots-oriented sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting.
    Eady's stature grows with each release. He has shown both a command of blues-infused Americana and classic country with contemporary touches. -Elmore Magazine

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  5. Howl at the Moon

    September 14, 2019, 9:00 PM @ RC McGraws

    Howl at the Moon's world famous dueling pianos is coming to RC McGraws!

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Women of Light at Kansas State University

    September 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Join with women throughout the region and have the light within you ignited on this day of connection, motivation, and support. This event includes inspirational keynote speakers Lexie and Lindsay Kite from Beauty Redefined, multiple breakout sessions, admission to the Marketplace for shopping, and a service project benefitting Days for Girls International. This. day-long experience promises to refuel the one thing all women have in common: Light.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Wildcats Run for Wellness 5K

    September 14, 2019, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ REC Services

    The Wildcat Wellness Coalition is excited to invite you to participate in our 6th Annual Wildcats Run for Wellness 5K! This event is open to the public. Walkers are welcome. Register early to win tickets to the K-State Football game on October 5 against Baylor! Prices increase on August 30, 2019!

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