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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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Community Events

  1. Bibliocaching: A Library Series of Geocaches

    September 12, 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 to find "Library Cache #" geocaches on the map. Event will be available from August to December 2020.

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For the Kids!

  1. Storywalk® Downtown

    September 12, 2020, All Day @ Starts at Manhattan Public Library

    Recommended for PreK - Grade 6 StoryWalk® Downtown starting at the Library. Take a walk with your children down Poyntz Ave. while reading pages from the book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean. The StoryWalk is available anytime as a self-directed activity. After completing the walk, you can visit the library sometime to pick out a sticker or button. Co-sponsored by Downtown Manhattan Inc.

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  2. Kids Studio: Craft

    September 12, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Get your kicks on Route 66! Design and create your own Route 66 adventure map. Kids Studio is geared toward children 4-10 years of age, but all ages are welcome. Ten dollars per child will be charged for supplies. Activity is limited to the first 20 participants. Regular museum admission applies for parents to access the exhibit floor.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: North Dakota vs. K-State

    September 12, 2020, All Day @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Public Outdoor Art Exhibition Second Saturday Art Walk

    September 12, 2020, All Day @ 3rd Street in Manhattan

    Manhattan Parks & Recreation officially opens the first annual Public Outdoor Art Exhibition on Saturday, September 12th with a self-guided Second Saturday Art Walk. This diverse collection of outdoor art pieces is displayed along the 3rd Street Corridor between the 3rd Street Pocket Park and Blue Earth Plaza. Before you go, visit to download the art walk map or view the exhibition catalog online at This is a virtual event, and no registration is needed. Bring the kids, grab some grub, and take a stroll in the fresh air. The walk is approximately 0.3 miles along city sidewalks.

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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. StoryWalk Downtown

    September 12, 2020, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Go on a StoryWalk Downtown, starting at the Library! Take a walk with your children down Poyntz Ave. and nearby streets while reading pages from the book, Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean. After you read the book's first pages in the windows of the library, continue walking down Poyntz and look for the following pages in business windows. The StoryWalk is available anytime as a self-directed activity. After completing the walk, you can visit the library or the Downtown Manhattan office for a small prize. Co-sponsored by Downtown Manhattan Inc. This StoryWalk will be available from September 1-30.

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  3. Beer, Bands & Barks

    September 12, 2020, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Join in us for our first Beer, Bands and Barks September 12, 2020 Tickets will be available soon

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