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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (3)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Special Events (3)

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. Bibliocaching: A Library Series of Geocaches

    August 1, 2020, All Day

    This is a self-directed activity available for all ages, but especially aimed at teens. We have placed geocaches in public parks and trails around town for you to find. Each of our caches has a young adult book inside, free for the taking. Read the library events page description for more information, and go to www.geocaching.com to find "Library Cache #" geocaches on the map. Event will be available from August to December 2020.

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  2. BBQ Tailgating by Chris Marks

    August 1, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Backyard Kitchen

    Sign up for this one of a kind Chris Marks BBQ Tailgating Class and learn some creative and tasty tailgating recipes created by the 8 Time American Royal BBQ World Champion, Chris Marks. Come hungry because you will be sampling wonderful BBQ all afternoon long. The class will be held rain or shine in The Backyard Training Pavilion which is behind our store at 2007 Ft. Riley Blvd, Manhattan KS. Class size is limited so call soon to purchase your ticket to this class. $60 each student, Call 785-320-7777 or email aaron@thebackyardkitchen.com. We also offer a $10 discount for all Military and First Responders.

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  3. Live Theatre: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

    August 1, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Showtimes: Friday and Saturday - 6:30pm Outdoor performance will be at the Larry Norvell Band Shell at Manhattan City Park Performances: Jul 31 & Aug 1 and Aug 7 & 8, 2020 Written by Christopher Durang Directed by Donald Davis Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Some strong language. 2020-2021 Theatre Season Sponsor: CivicPlus Gold Sponsor: Fenceline Fabrics

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. 12th Annual Brew to Shoe 10K, 5K and 1 Mile

    August 1, 2020, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Join us for the 12th Annual Brew 2 Shoe road races. The race is on August 1st, 2020 at 7 am. This event was started in 2008 to celebrate the anniversaries of Manhattan Running Company and Tallgrass Brewing Company. In 2009 the event began as a 10k that started at Tallgrass and finished in the parking lot of MRC. Since then, both companies have moved locations and now the event starts and finishes on Poyntz Ave in front of the Tallgrass Taphouse. The event has grown from 150 runners the Inaugural year to nearly 900 in 2015. This race continues to be a fan favorite in its 12th year! FULL DETAILS at www.brew2shoe.com

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For the Kids!

  1. Konza Rotary Water Matters Day and Kids Free Day at Sunset Zoo

    August 1, 2020, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Konza Rotary is proud to host Water Matters Day at Sunset Zoo this year. The event will be different due to COVID-19. It still will be a Kids Free Day at the Zoo, however there will not be any hands-on activities due to social distancing. The Water Safari will NOT happen this year due to COVID-19. We hope to bring that back next year. Konza Rotary will host a virtual challenge for families and children to participate in providing lots of education and activities about water conservation. Stay tuned to the Sunset Zoo Facebook and website pages for more information on this challenge beginning August 1 - 8.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Brew 2 Shoe 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

    August 1, 2020, 7:00 AM @ Starts and Finishes on Poyntz Ave.

    Join us for the 12th Annual Brew 2 Shoe road races. The race is on August 1st, 2020 at 7 am. This year we are proud to be sponsored by Midwest Dream Car Collection. This event was started in 2008 to celebrate the anniversaries of Manhattan Running Company and Tallgrass Brewing Company. In 2009 the event began as a 10k that started at Tallgrass and finished in the parking lot of MRC. Since then, both companies have moved locations and now the event starts and finishes on Poyntz Ave in front of the Tallgrass Taphouse. The event has grown from 150 runners the Inaugural year to nearly 900 in 2015. This race continues to be a fan favorite in its 12th year!

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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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  2. Cars and Coffee

    August 1, 2020, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ MIdwest Dream Car Collection

    Whether you prefer your coffee leaded or unleaded, join us for Cars and Coffee! Bring your truck, roadster, classic or exotic car the first Saturday of the month May through October. Enjoy a complimentary cup of joe and a donut on us while perusing the parking lot. All cars welcome!

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  3. Fiesta to Remember!

    August 1, 2020, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Meadowlark

    Central National Bank again is partnering with Coco Bolos for an awareness and fundraising event to benefit the memory program. The 2020 Fiesta to Remember has been organized with COVID-19 precautions in mind, so the venue has changed, but loud food and spicy music are still on the day’s menu. This year’s event is set for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Central National Bank, at the corner of Claflin and College avenues. Coco Bolos is donating 10% of event proceeds to the memory program. Find the menu items at the link below. Donations to Meadowlark Memory Program help ensure the continuation of FREE education and enrichment opportunities to persons affected by cognition changes. The program is available to anyone in the Flint Hills region. For more information about the program, contact Michelle Haub, Special Programs Leader, at 785-323-3899.

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