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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (2)
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  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (2)
  7. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (3)
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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. CANCELLED: 2020 Annual Chili Crawl

    September 26, 2020, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Johnny Kaw's Sports Bar

    Save the date for the 19th Annual Chili Crawl.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Theatre: Arsenic & Old Lace

    September 26, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Meet the Brewster family. The charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt digging the Panama Canal; and the other nephew - whose activities require no further description here. A classic dark comedy. Performances: Sep 25-27 & Oct 2-4, 2020 Written by Joseph Kesselring Directed by Penny Cullers 2020-2021 Theatre Season Sponsor: CivicPlus

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Lazy T Ranch Corn Maze

    September 26, 2020, All Day @ Lazy T Ranch

    Lazy T Ranch Corn Maze Open weekly Wed. – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Three miles from Manhattan! Mini-Maze for kids, Main Maze for anyone! Games, Food, Fun!

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  2. Fall Festival at A&H Farm

    September 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ A&H Farm

    The pumpkin patch will be opening soon. Come visit a working farm, have tons of fun and make lifelong memories. Our giant slide is the best in the area so you gotta try it out. We have a hayrack ride, petting zoo, corn maze, human fooseball, tricycle tract, culvert area ,tire play area, game area, hook ring and so much more. General admission is $10 per person, 2 and under is free. Stay tuned for some new activities!

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For the Kids!

  1. Storywalk® Downtown

    September 26, 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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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: Oklahoma vs. K-State

    September 26, 2020, All Day @ Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

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  2. Volleyball: Iowa State vs. K-State

    September 26, 2020, All Day @ Bramlage Coliseum

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Morgan Family Lecture: Route 66

    September 26, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Take a drive down America’s historic main street – Route 66! From the early travelers fleeing The Dust Bowl to it’s heyday of vacationers in the 1950’s Route 66 offers a snapshot of Americana and a history lesson on wheels. Join guest speaker Doug Meloan for our 2nd Morgan Family Lecture in the meeting room on the West side of the exhibit floor. Regular museum admission applies.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Bleeding Kansas Gravelduro

    September 26, 2020, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Manhattan, Kansas

    Gravelduro: A Midwest hilly twist on the mountain inspired Grinduro. Manhattan, KS

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  2. C. Clyde Run 5K, Fun Run and Midge's Mile Fun Walk

    September 26, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bosco Plaza

    Fundraising event to benefit Shepherd's Crossing

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  3. Walk & Talk: Family Fossil Hike

    September 26, 2020, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Family Fossil Hike Saturday, September 26 2 Sessions Available: 9:00-11:00 AM OR 12:00-2:00 PM All ages; youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for a guided hike through prehistory as we explore Flint Hills paleontology. Uncover ancient life from the interior seaway that once covered the Flint Hills. Guests will get professional instruction on fossil hunting and opportunities to explore the Tuttle Creek Dam Spillway. Please note that it is unlawful to remove fossil specimens from Tuttle Creek State Park. The fossil hike will be guided by David Pompeani, Postdoctoral Associate and Instructor in the Department of Geology at Kansas State University. Dr. Pompeani is an isotope geochemist and sedimentologist who studies past environmental change. Pre-registration is required by September 25 at 5:00 PM. Please register online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Route to trailhead:

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Special Events

  1. Animationland

    September 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - January 3, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Dive into the world of storytelling and channel your creativity to develop your own animated production using storyboarding, sketching, stop-motion movie making and more! Animationland empowers visitors of all ages to experiment, learn and tell their own stories through animation.

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  2. StoryWalk Downtown

    September 26, 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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