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Art Exhibits

  1. CLOSED APDesign Design Charrette

    January 26, 2020 - December 31, 2020 @ Cassias Gallery, Regnier Hall

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Community Events

  1. Downtown Art and Architectural Scavenger Hunt

    October 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    ake a walk downtown between the Manhattan Public Library and the Blue Earth Plaza to find the features in our Downtown Manhattan Art and Architecture Scavenger Hunt. We have taken photos of some old and new unique aspects of our beautiful downtown community. Notice the details and different features of each building. What's old, what's new? Stop by the library atrium to pick up the scavenger hunt or download one using the link below. Write the address (or approximate location) under the corresponding photo. Fill it out and bring it back into the library for a small prize. As a fun addition, take a selfie in front of your favorite feature and post it! Tag us on social media! Download the scavenger hunt brochure at

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  2. Open Trail Days at Prairiewood

    October 25, 2020, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Welcome Fall with continued weekly open trail days at Prairiewood, every Sunday 3pm-Dusk. Check in and grab a trail map at the Blue Sage Gallery, part of our Blue Sage Barn at 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd. Be sure to bring water and good walking shoes. Please leave pets at home.

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  3. Pioneer Women Yoga with F. Fang

    October 25, 2020, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Refreshing, all-levels yoga led by Jessa Voos of Chapter Five Yoga, followed by a guest speaker from our regional community who's making a difference. This month's speaker is F. Fang — a local business owner and activist running for Riley County Commission, District 2. She takes immense pride in calling the Little Apple home and in her ability to make a killer corn salsa. Our featured non-profit is Manhattan Alliance for Peace & Justice, which we encourage you to donate to online: To practice safe social distancing, we are setting a participant limit of 20. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT TO ATTEND. (it's free, but please only register if you plan to come!) Remember to bring your own yoga mat and mask. Please do wear a mask when you are not on your yoga mat, and give generous space (at least 6 ft) to others around you.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Lazy T Ranch Corn Maze

    October 25, 2020, All Day @ Lazy T Ranch

    Lazy T Ranch Corn Maze Open weekly Wed. – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Three miles from Manhattan! Mini-Maze for kids, Main Maze for anyone! Games, Food, Fun!

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  2. Fall Festival at A&H Farm

    October 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ A&H Farm

    The pumpkin patch will be opening soon. Come visit a working farm, have tons of fun and make lifelong memories. Our giant slide is the best in the area so you gotta try it out. We have a hayrack ride, petting zoo, corn maze, human fooseball, tricycle tract, culvert area ,tire play area, game area, hook ring and so much more. General admission is $10 per person, 2 and under is free. Stay tuned for some new activities!

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For the Kids!

  1. Super Hero Day at A & H Farm

    October 25, 2020, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Does your little Super hero love Super Heroes? Well today only at the patch we'll have some Super Heroes here to visit us. Dress up your little ones (or big ones) and bring them out to the farm to enjoy the day. All activities will be up and going and the Super Hero visit is an added bonus!

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  2. STEM Spooktacular

    October 25, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Virtual - Zoom link will be sent after registration

    This family-friendly event will include creating a delicious mocktail with a surprising fizzy element. Then we will dive right into some spooky STEM! Families will be creating a “Matter Monster” and a “Glove Ghost” as we explore the difference between an exothermic and endothermic reaction. These experiments can get a little messy, so be sure to cover your work surface for the event! Registration price of $75 includes an experiment kit for ONE person to complete a Matter Monster and Ghost Glove, a special spooky drink, and a live Zoom step-by-step experiment with Dr. Evan Esquire from Science Explorers and Sunflower CASA. One-third of the registration is for the experiment kit, and the rest is a tax-deductible donation to Sunflower CASA. Additional Matter Monster kits can be purchased for an additional $25. Please order all kits when registering to ensure you will have what you need for the event.

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Special Events

  1. Animationland

    September 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - January 3, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Dive into the world of storytelling and channel your creativity to develop your own animated production using storyboarding, sketching, stop-motion movie making and more! Animationland empowers visitors of all ages to experiment, learn and tell their own stories through animation.

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  2. SPOOKtacular

    October 22, 2020, 4:30 PM - October 27, 2020, 6:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Spooktacular 2020 Due to COVID-19 and health and safety precautions we are redesigning our event to keep you healthy and safe and still allow you to have a Spooktacular time at our Zoo! Candy will not be handed out while you are visiting, but individually wrapped candy, pre-bagged will be given to each guest when exiting the Zoo. Dates: Spooktacular will occur October 22 - 27 * Thursday, October 22 will be reserved for our high risk and special populations community. Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. each night To limit crowd size we are allowing only 240 guests per evening. Costumes encouraged - Masks Mandatory Candy when you depart Wear your costumes - adults and kids! Have fun and be creative, just remember you're walking through the Zoo and to still maintain proper social distancing measures and health guidelines. If you need a mask just ask and we can provide one to you at our front gate.

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  3. Open Hood Sunday

    October 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Wanna take a peek under the hood? The last Sunday of each month, we open select vehicle hoods during business hours so you can see what powers these automotive icons up close!

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