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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. CANCELLED Heintzelman/Kremer Nominees

    May 12, 2020 - August 31, 2020 @ Chang Gallery, Seaton Hall

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Community Events

  1. Riley County Fair 2020

    July 23, 2020 - July 27, 2020 @ Riley County Fair Grounds

    Fun, festive atmosphere of a county fair fills the air beginning July 23 in CiCo Park. The Kaw Valley Rodeo is a big part of the schedule on July 23-27, along with the fair's many 4-H projects, judging and Ottaway Amusements Carnival. Home delicacies and homemade pies among many menu items.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. CANCELLED: Arts in the Park

    July 24, 2020, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ City Park

    Live music every Friday in City Park.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. CANCELED - 2020 Kaw Valley Rodeo

    July 23, 2020 - July 25, 2020 @ Cico Park

    July 12-Junior Rodeo at the Fair Grounds, Hubert Hall, registration at noon
    July 19-Sponsor Appreciation Steak Fry night; reservations required
    July 20-KVRA meeting, Wells Arena at 6:30pm and work night
    July 22-Work night, Wells Arena at 6pm
    July 23-Kids Nights-Free with can food donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket
    July 23-Military Appreciation Night (picnic 5:30pm-7pm then attend the rodeo)
    Contact Janet Nichols, janet@manhattan.org or 785-776-8829 for more information on where to get tickets.
    July 24-Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night Promotion of Cancer Research.
    July 25-Final night - Brummett Award and Appreciation Recognition
    Mutton Bustin': each night of rodeo: sign up starts at 6:30, each night at the Main Gate southwest of the arena.
    Ages 5-7, under 60 lbs, limited to the first 15 kids in line. No flip flops or sandals.
    Calf Scramble: each night, for Kids 8-11 years old. No flip flops or sandals.

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Special Events

  1. CANCELED - Big League Fun

    May 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - September 13, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Play Ball! Behind-the-scenes secrets of baseball, which gained American popularity on an amateur level nearly 200 years ago. You'll want to hop off the bench, grip a bat and belt one out of the park! There are multiple layers of involvement within the sport: player, manager/coach, umpire, scorekeeper or voracious fan. This exhibition contends with how each facet of the game is broken down into math and science.

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