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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. CLOSED APDesign Design Charrette

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

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  3. 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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  4. CLOSED Architecture Studio Exhibit

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

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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. Cruise Manhattan!

    March 27, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Cruise Manhattan this Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.! Rain or shine it is time to take a drive. Meet in the parking lot at Midwest Dream Car Collection at 6:30 (but please stay in your car) and depart at 7:00 p.m. All kinds of cars are welcome so drive your classic, your daily driver or grandma's Buick, just drive something and join in the fun, but remember we are practicing social distancing so you should not get out of your vehicle! The cruise will go through Manhattan turn around at Vista restaurant and cruise back. Come join the fun this Friday!

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. CANCELLED Kansas Counseling Association 2020 Conference

    March 26, 2020 - March 27, 2020 @ Hilton Garden Inn

    KCA (Kansas Counseling Association) is a branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA). It is a non-profit professional association. It serves its members to advance the field of counseling in the broad areas of career, education, and mental health. KCA acts as an umbrella organization for six Regions within Kansas and nine Divisions for all areas of counseling within the state of Kansas.
    It is imperative more than ever that we work together to support the mental health of all Kansans. To do this, we must work together and advocate for all the needs of our state.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. CANCELLED Madagascar a Musical Adventure Jr.

    March 27, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

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  2. CANCELLED McCain Performance Series: Susan Werner

    March 27, 2020, 7:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    As audiences will testify, Werner’s been knocking it out of the park, or concert hall, all around the U.S. for 20 years. Renowned as a crafty songwriter and charismatic performer, her songs have been recorded by Tom Jones and Michael Feinstein, Broadway stars Betty Buckley and Christine Ebersole, and countless individuals and ensembles.

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  3. CANCELLED Godspell

    March 27, 2020, 7:30 PM - March 28, 2020 @ Columbian Theatre

    Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

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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. CANCELLED Zoofari Tales

    March 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Each month, children can hear animal stories presented by Sunset Zoo staff. Children can also explore interesting animal artifacts from the zoo such as furs, feathers, and skulls! Zoofari Tails will take the place of 3’s & 4’s storytime on these dates. (*5/22 at Sunset Zoo)

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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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  2. CANCELLED 21st Annual Boys & Girls Club Casino Night

    March 27, 2020, 6:30 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    This will be the 21st annual celebration of the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan's Casino Night. This event is the largest fundraiser of the year, and helps support over 2,900 Club Members in Manhattan and Wamego. Casino Night features a live and silent auction, a program showcasing our youth, and yummy food and drinks!

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