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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (2)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (1)
  7. Calendar Overlay Special Events (4)

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. Downtown Art and Architectural Scavenger Hunt

    September 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    ake a walk downtown between the Manhattan Public Library and the Blue Earth Plaza to find the features in our Downtown Manhattan Art and Architecture Scavenger Hunt. We have taken photos of some old and new unique aspects of our beautiful downtown community. Notice the details and different features of each building. What's old, what's new? Stop by the library atrium to pick up the scavenger hunt or download one using the link below. Write the address (or approximate location) under the corresponding photo. Fill it out and bring it back into the library for a small prize. As a fun addition, take a selfie in front of your favorite feature and post it! Tag us on social media! Download the scavenger hunt brochure at

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  2. Autumn Car Cruise - Midwest Dream Car Collection

    September 27, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    There's nothing better than a leisurely Sunday drive! Join us for an afternoon cruise to welcome cool, crisp air and colorful leaves. We will depart MDCC at 1 pm, all cars are welcome. The museum is open from 12 pm - 5pm.

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  3. Open Trail Days at Prairiewood

    September 27, 2020, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Welcome Fall with continued weekly open trail days at Prairiewood, every Sunday 4-8pm. Check in and grab a trail map at the Blue Sage Gallery, part of our Blue Sage Barn at 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd. Be sure to bring water, good walking shoes, and bug spray if needed. Please leave pets at home.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Theatre: Arsenic & Old Lace

    September 27, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 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 27, 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 27, 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 27, 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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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 2 Mile 20+ Obstacle Trail Run

    September 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Wildwood Adventure Park

    Come join is for a 2 mile run with 20+ obstacles at Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park! Register at and click REGISTER NOW! Cost is $45 per person and a non perishable food item or monetary donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket. This race features 20+ Obstacles and is made for all ages and levels, so bring on the family, friends, and adventure! Cancellation Policy: -Wildwood Adventure Park reserves the right to cancel or postpone the event in regard to safety concerns (weather, COVID-19. etc.). No refunds will be given if the event has to be cancelled. We will do our best to reschedule for a make up date should any circumstance arise. -Participants can cancel 7 days prior for full refund, no refund if canceled within 7 days.

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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. Staycation Sunday - Flint Hills Discovery Center

    September 27, 2020, All Day @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    No need to travel far and wide to find the perfect vacation destination. We're offering 20% Off General Admission AND 20% Off in the FHDC Gift Store every Sunday now through September 27!* Soak up the last bit of summer by exploring the history, culture and science of the Flint Hills through our interactive and immersive exhibits.

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  3. StoryWalk Downtown

    September 27, 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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  4. Open Hood Sunday

    September 27, 2020, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Wanna take a peek under the hood? The last Sunday of each month, we open select vehicle hoods during business hours so you can see what powers these automotive icons up close!

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