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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
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Art Exhibits

  1. CLOSED John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Best known for his depictions of Kansas, the American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in John Steuart Curry's work. Curry's earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists, e.g., Frederic Remington. Through 38 works, to include paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.

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  2. CLOSED Field Station 4: Charles Lindsay

    November 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 3, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    An installation by expedition geologist and artist Charles Lindsay, who directs the artist-in-residence program for SETI (Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). The installation will delve into earth's geological and cultural pasts, using scientific equipment salvaged from space exploration archaeology. Specimens and artifacts in Field Station 4 provoke musings on human perceptions of time and space.

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  3. CLOSED APDesign Design Charrette

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

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  4. CLOSED The Earl Project

    February 22, 2020 - March 28, 2020 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    This powerful exhibit tells the stories of Veterans and their families through art created in Earl Project workshops.
    Workshop dates are February 29, 2-4 PM and March 28, 1:30-4:30 PM.

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  5. CLOSED Architecture Studio Exhibit

    March 2, 2020 - March 31, 2020 @ Chang Gallery, Seaton Hall

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  6. Unveiling of Augmented Reality Sand Table

    March 9, 2020, 10:00 AM - March 13, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    The Flint Hills Discovery Center (FHDC) is excited to announce the new addition of an Augmented Reality Sand Table that will debut this Spring Break (March 9-13). The community is invited to visit the FHDC from 10 AM-5 PM during that week to experience this new interactive display for the first time.
    The 40” wide x 30” deep x 8” high wooden box is filled with fine white sand. Guests can mold the sand by hand and watch the landscapes come alive with an elevation color map and topographic contour lines. Build mountains, volcanoes, rivers and more. This hands-on display encourages guests of all ages to get creative and build landscapes big and small.
    The AR Sand Table will be open to the public only during select times. A full schedule will be announced soon.

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Community Events

  1. CANCELLED Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming

    March 1, 2020, 4:30 AM - April 30, 2020, 10:00 AM @ Fairmont Park

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit the Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming ground at the height of the booming season. Staff will accompany you on the trip and provide all the insight you need! Fee includes transportation and light breakfast.
    Ages 10+; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  2. Meet the Makers

    March 9, 2020, 10:00 AM - March 13, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Interact with local crafters and artisans who will be demonstrating their work in our atrium on the first floor! Please note: Those wishing to explore the exhibits beyond the atrium at the Flint Hills Discovery Center must pay the general admission fee.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. CANCELLED 2A State Basketball Tournament

    March 11, 2020 - March 14, 2020 @ Fred Bramlage Coliseum

    Kansas State basketball champions since Manhattan became 2A host in 1990. Bramlage Coliseum is the annual home for Class 2A state basketball. During the period 1990 to 2018, Pittsburg-Colgan boys (five) and Moundridge boys (five) and girls (seven) teams have the most state titles. Central Plains girls joined the ranks of five-time champs. Claflin in 2018 duplicated boys-girls title sweeps accomplished previously by Moundridge in 2003 and 1991.

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  2. City Clerks & Municipal Finance Association Annual Spring Conference

    March 11, 2020 - March 13, 2020 @ Hilton Garden Inn

    In order to promote responsive and responsible government, the City Clerks and Municipal Finance Officers Association of Kansas provides a comprehensive support network of professional development resources and education opportunities for the benefit of its members and the communities they serve; encouraging competency, integrity, efficiency and accountability in the delivery of local government services.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music: Harper & Lee

    March 12, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Harper and Lee combine a mixture of Americana, Folk, Rock, and Singer-Songwriter, new and old, while also creating our own style. They are a husband and wife, full-time touring duo who have been on a non-stop tour for coming on two years. One reason Harper and Lee are so unique is their 13 year age difference. Lead vocalist, guitarist and percussionist Lee (22) only just started playing music as their touring began in 2018.

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  2. Live Music: Chris Tichner

    March 12, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

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  3. Spencer McConaghy Live at Finn's

    March 12, 2020, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Finn's Neighborhood Pub

    Come and join for a fun evening of live music featuring the wonderful Spencer McConaghy!!! Bring friends and enjoy a few 60oz pitchers of the coldest beer in town while enjoying the show. $9.00 Domestic Pitchers and $12.00 Premium Pitchers. We promise you won't be disappointed and as always, there is no cover.

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For the Kids!

  1. CANCELLED THROUGH MARCH 30 Teen Literary Zone

    January 10, 2020 - May 1, 2020

    Teens 7th-12th Grade: Do you want to have your writing or artwork published in a short zine? We're starting a literary art zine! For our first year, each issue will have a seasonal theme. We'll accept any form of writing or art, including things like: poems, essays, comics, photography, scans of 2-d art, or photos of 30D art, or anything outside the box that you can create. The deadline to submit work for the summer issue is May 1, 2020. Submit digital files by emailing them to ya@mhklibrary.org.

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  2. Story Walks

    March 12, 2020, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Bring your children to a self-guided Story Walk. Follow the arrows and read the pages of a book as you walk around the Children's Room! At the end of the book, we will have a prize for finishing the story. Come and go event recommended for PreK-3rd Grade. March's book is The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems.

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Special Events

  1. CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 30 American Adventure

    January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - May 10, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Settlers landed on American soil in 1607 unacquainted to the challenges they would face to build new lives. In this interactive exhibit, visitors take on colonist's life where choices made determine your fate. If you're lucky, you just might survive the year.

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