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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (1)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
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  7. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (3)
  9. 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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  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. 2019 Bleeding Kansas Gravelduro

    September 21, 2019, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ 3rd St. Between Poyntz & Houston

    Bleeding Kansas: Common phrase referring to the series of violent confrontations (border war) in the United States between 1854 and 1861. These "confrontations" emerged from a political debate over the legality of slavery in the proposed state of Kansas. Characterized by years of raids and retributive murders carried out by rival factions of anti-slavery "Free-Staters" in Kansas and pro-slavery "Border Ruffians" in neighboring Missouri.
    Gravelduro: A Midwest hilly twist on the mountain inspired Grinduro.
    100 Mile Route:
    Flint Hills Gravel Road Race + Time Trial + King of the Mountain (KOM) + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = Flint Hills gravel loop, where finishing times aren’t based on overall loop time, but 8 timed segments.
    50 Mile Route:
    Flint Hills Gravel Road Race + Time Trial + King of the Mountain (KOM) + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = Flint Hills gravel loop, where finishing times aren’t based on overall loop time, but 5 timed segments.

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  2. StartUp MHK Pitch Practice

    September 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ People's State Bank

    Panel Presentation/Q&A discussion. This is your chance to hear from past & present judges and competitors and get advice on what makes a business pitch successful.

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  3. Little Britches Consignment Sale

    September 21, 2019, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ National Guard Armory

    Little Britches is a twice yearly consignment sale event specializing in infant, children and maternity items in Manhattan, Kansas since 2003. Whether you're in the need of baby gear or hoping to unload items your tween is done with, this sale is for you!

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  4. Fall Apple Day Festival

    September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Artillery Parade Field

    Free festival open to the public as events take place at Artillery Parade field and areas in that vicinity just south of Huebner and 1st Division roads intersection on post. More than 20 events include option to shoot laser-targeted weapons, climb inside M-1 Abrams tank or test your skills on a climbing wall. Music and more, as you can really do it all at Fall Apple Day Festival! Vendors, exhibitors and historical reenactors. Of course, apple pies! Apple Days is the largest annual festival at Fort Riley, with an average of 7,000 attendees.

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  5. Manhattan Tech: 4th Annual Car Show

    September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Tech Campus

    Manhattan Tech's Automotive Collision and Automotive Technology programs will be hosting their 4th annual car show on September 21st from 9AM-2PM. There will be a $20 registration fee collected the day of the show. If you have question contact or

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. TransKansas Conference

    September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ First Congregational UCC

    The K-State Gender Collective, a registered departmental student organization, is helping to organize TransKansas, an annual grassroots conference and community gathering hosted by the Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project. TransKansas 2019 takes place Sept. 20-21 at the First Congregational UCC, 700 Poyntz Ave. in Manhattan.
    Some of the student organization's members also are presenting and volunteering at the conference.
    Registration opens at 9:15 a.m. on both days and programming will run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    The conference provides education, resources and community to trans, nonbinary, genderqueer and questioning folks, along with their families, friends and allies. All TransKansas events are free, although donations are encouraged. A small lunch and snacks will be provided both days; we encourage participants and attendees to bring a dish to share.
    For more information, visit the Facebook event page or contact Sam Sharpe at sharpes@k-stat

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Sip of Bourbon Batch 2

    September 21, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    The Wamego Whiskey Syndicate presents “Sip of Bourbon, Batch Two”! This unique whiskey event will feature a grand tasting of 40+ different selections. Featured distilleries include Jim Beam, Willett, Barrel Craft Spirits, Wild Turkey, and High West, plus samples of American Craft Whiskey, Irish and Scotch Whiskey, and World Whiskeys. There will also be craft cocktails, wine, hard ciders, and more. Appetizers and local food features are also included in the ticket price.
    The VIP pre-event will feature a multimedia walk through the Wamego Whiskey Syndicate’s Knob Creek barrel pick experience, culminating with a tasting of each of the sold out single barrel selections of “Boomtown 1” -3", and the SOON TO BE RELEASED “Boomtown 4” single barrel rye. All VIP tickets holders will receive a commemorative VIP lanyard from the Jim Beam distillery, have access to the Sip of Bourbon Batch 2 tasting event, appetizers, and local food items.
    All attendees must be at least 21 years of a

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Festivals & Parades


    September 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cico Park

    Flint Hills Praisefest is the largest FREE Christian music festival in Kansas. Enjoy delicious food, kids activities, and a variety of uplifting music all day long. Your entire family is welcome at this safe, fun-filled event.

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For the Kids!

  1. Body First School Fitness Challenge

    September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Anneberg Park

    The Body First School Fitness Challenge was developed in 2008 with a simple idea to provide money to local schools for encouraging their students to be active. With local business sponsors, the Manhattan Cross Country Club provided $1,000 to area schools.
    Since then, they have grown tremendously. In 2016, this event provided $12,000 to area schools in Manhattan, Riley, Westmoreland, St. George and Wamego. It is the largest Kids Fun Run in the state of Kansas and there is growing evidence to suggest that it is one of the Top 5 Kids Fun Runs in the entire United States!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Women's soccer: Brigham Young vs. K-State

    September 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Kansas State Soccer Stadium

    BYU extended its season into the NCAA Tournament's first round where it dropped a 2-1 road decision at TCU last November.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Exploring Emporia

    September 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Experience the "Front Porch of the Flint Hills" as we travel to Emporia in Lyon County, where you will be treated to a driving tour full of history and fun tales with a local step-on guide. The William Allen White Home is known for its famous guests. Now is your chance to visit this historic landmark. Choose your own lunch location of either Radius Brewing Company or Bobby D’s Merchant St. BBQ. There will be plenty of time to explore the unique shops downtown. Include is a stop at the All Veterans Memorial featuring a Huey Helicopter, Ship Anchor, a Sherman Army tank. Finally, we will finish with a relaxing stroll through the David Traylor Zoo.
    Guests are encouraged to bring a resealable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided. Registration opens Monday, August 5. Pre-registration is required by September 20 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  2. Walk & Talk: Autumn Wildflowers

    September 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Konza Nature Trail

    Explore parts of the Konza Prairie Biological Station that are not available to the general public. We will see and identify many native tallgrass plants with Konza Prairie LTER botanist and bison herd manager Jeff Taylor. Jeff has been working at Konza Prairie for 12 years and has an interest in floristics and plant-herbivore interactions.
    We will meet at the Konza Prairie Stone Barn. Remember your comfortable walking shoes with closed toes and insect repellent. This event will be held rain or shine unless deemed unsafe.
    Pre-registration is required by September 20 at 5:00 PM. Please register online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  3. Rainbows & Stars with Dr. Larry Weaver

    September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wonder Workshop Children's Museum

    Kids will break down the light spectrum with Dr. Larry Weaver, K-State physicist, by looking at different light sources. They'll also look at women astronomers, like Vera Rubin, who were particularly important in figuring out what stars are made of. And make rainbows, of course!
    Dr. Larry Weaver is a multi-talented physicist at Kansas State University. He has mostly published in atomic physics, including high energy physics, cosmology, and condensed matter physics. There is no particular pattern to his research; instead he tries to help solve puzzles that him and his colleagues come up with in their work.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Nerf Gun Battle- Adults

    September 21, 2019, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ A & H Farm

    You asked for another adult only event..... The first ever Nerf Gun Battle. A & H is opening up the farm for adults only.... Take your Nerf Gun and be ready to have some fun!
    Early Bird Pricing:
    General admission is $20 and includes 40 traditional Nerf darts and 2 adult drinks.
    VIP admission is $30 and includes 40 traditional Nerf darts, 4 adult drinks and early entry into the event.
    Activities will be open so you can enjoy the farm as well as the Nerf Battle. As the evening winds down they will also be lighting a bonfire for all to enjoy!
    This event is for adults only - must be 21 to attend.
    Tickets can only be purchased online. This event will be held rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Special Events

  1. Little Apple Classic Car & Barbecue Cook Off

    September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Take part in the inaugural Little Apple Classic Car & BBQ Cook Off! Event will take place at the new Midwest Dream Car Collection on the west side of Manhattan located at 3007 Anderson Avenue. The event will consist of public events on Friday night from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    The BBQ contest will take place outside of Manhattan’s newest tourist attraction! The Midwest Dream Car Collection is just that…an eclectic dream collection of early roadsters, muscle cars and exotics from across the country. The vision of Ward and Brenda Morgan, the mission at MDCC is to share not only the collection but the stories surrounding each car’s history; where it’s been and the people who lived it. Routinely rotated, you will always see something new at MDCC.

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  2. 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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