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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (3)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (5)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (4)
  4. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (3)
  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (2)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  2. People and Places

    August 24, 2018 - October 27, 2018 @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Stop in to see new works on the theme "People and Places," with an opening reception on August 24th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Featuring works by Pat Abellon, Zak Barnes, Margaret Buie, Ann L. Carter, Sienna Clark, Clare Fallon, Brenda Fox, Linda Ganstrom, Colleen Gregoire, Anthony Benton Gude, Rita Guile, Rebecca Hoyer, Cally Krallman, Dean Kube, Lacey Lewis, Dean Mitchell, David Overmyer, Ryan Perry, Matthew Richter, Jennifer Schermerhorn, Barbara Waterman-Peters, and Chris Willey.

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  3. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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Community Events

  1. Movies on the Grass: STEP

    September 23, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Town Hall lecture room

    True-life story of girls’ high school step team set against background of the heart of Baltimore. All-female school reshapes futures of students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of the senior class accepted to/graduate from college. An added feature with live dance performed by local step groups, including KSU dancers, prior to the film.

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  2. Kansas Supreme Court Oral Arguments Session

    September 24, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan High School

    The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session in Manhattan as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary. Oral arguments before the Supreme Court are open to the public and may be viewed live in person or online. It will be the Supreme Court’s first visit to Manhattan in the court’s 157-year history, and it will be only the ninth time that the court will hear cases in the evening.

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  3. National Voter Registration Day

    September 25, 2018, 11:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    The following establishments will be open and available to help you register to vote: 11:24 am to 12:56 Manhattan High School 11:30 am to 1:30 Manhattan Area Technical School 11:30 am to 1:30 Civics Plus 11:30 am to 2:30 Walmart (outside near west entrance)* 2:00- 4:00 Bluestem Grill (Next to Foundation Bldg. Kimball) 2:30-4:00 Walmart (outside near west entrance)* 4:00 to 6:00 pm Boys’ and Girls’ Club 4:00 to 6:30 pm Manhattan Public Library

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  4. K-State Farmers' Market

    September 26, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Bosco Student Plaza; rain location: Union Courtyard, ground floor

    Market features variety of handmade and homegrown items produced by members of K-State Family (students, student organizations and faculty/staff). Locally-grown produce, flowers/plants, flours, pancake mix, pottery/ceramics and more!

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  5. 13th Annual TengaiCon Gaming Convention

    September 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Taking an aTa bus? Use the MATC/CiCo bus stop!

    Newly-released game demonstrations, open tables with a lending library of over 1000 board games, miniature strategy and collectible card game tournaments, and guided role-playing games at scheduled times. There will be booths with the sponsors, as well as area vendors and artists, and a silent auction for charity.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Beauty and the Beast

    September 21, 2018, 7:30 PM - September 23, 2018, 9:30 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Stage version of this classic tale includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman. This "tale as old as time" tells of Belle and the Beast learning to love and earn love before time runs out.

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  2. McCain Performance Series: The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson

    September 27, 2018, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    For more than 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound is influenced by a diversity of musical styles and manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid. Co-founder Kim Wilson, sole original member, still spearheads the group. In addition to Wilson, the current Thunderbirds' lineup features Jay Moeller (drums), Johnny Moeller and Mike Keller (guitar) and Randy Bermudes (bass).

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  3. My Fair Lady

    September 28, 2018, 7:30 PM - September 30, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into elegant lady features one of musical theater's greatest scores. Young flower girl Eliza Doolittle lives in the lowest rungs of Edwardian society. Professor Henry Higgins wagers that he can teach her how to speak like a proper lady, and an unlikely friendship flourishes. Winner of six Tony Awards (eight Oscars, film version). Directed by Penny Cullers.

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  4. Corey Smith in concert

    September 28, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Georgia singer-songwriter and guitarist whose latest album "Halfway Home" details the occasional drudgery of life on the road.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Soccer: Oklahoma vs. K-State

    September 23, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ K-State Soccer Stadium

    K-State concludes Big 12 opening-weekend action with the second of a two-game home stand against the Oklahoma Sooners. OU scored three consecutive second-half goals to prevail in the programs' first meeting (2017) in Norman.

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  2. Football: Texas vs. K-State

    September 29, 2018, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    K-State is 9-5 against the Texas Longhorns in Big 12 era, and welcomes UT to Manhattan for ninth time in conference play; Cats have won seven of eight all-time MHK meetings. This will be Longhorns' first trip to Manhattan under coach Tom Herman. Texas won the 2017 matchup in Austin, 40-34 in double overtime.

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  3. Volleyball: Texas Christian vs. K-State

    September 29, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    Wildcats look for revenge against TCU Horned Frogs, which swept 2017 matches in Fort Worth and Manhattan. Cats' next three October home matches all played on Wednesdays against Iowa State, Kansas and Oklahoma.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Polly E. Davis 19th Century Photo Album

    September 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library Auditorium

    Analyze photos to determine time frame as to when photos were taken. Presented by Barry Michie, RCGS President; Marla Day, Curator, Historic Costume and Textile Museum, Dept. of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design; Tom Parrish, Photographer, Emporia.

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  2. Talk20MHK, Third Edition

    September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Talk20MHK is a collaborative project of UFM Community Learning Center and Manhattan Public Library. The goal of Talk20MHK is to build strong community connections and give individuals a platform to share their knowledge, stories and skills with others in the community. Each presenter shares their topic through 20 images; 20 seconds each. There will be time for questions at the end of the event.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Konquer the Konza

    September 23, 2018, 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Konza Prairie

    Grueling endurance racers, this race is designated for you at Konza Prairie hiking trails in the Flint Hills outside Manhattan. Event capped at first 300 registrants (120=25k; 180=10k).

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  2. Wildwood Adventure Run

    September 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    Inaugural Wildwood Adventure Run 2-mile challenge course will test the most hearty endurance runners' stamina and toughness with obstacles along course and difficult terrain under ziplines. Limited parking available onsite; carpool if possible. Waivers onsite for under-18 (signed by parent/guardian). Bring non-perishable food item or monetary donation for Flint Hills Breadbasket. Sign up online at Wildwood Outdoor.

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Special Events

  1. Bison: The Great American Icon

    September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.

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  2. 2nd Annual Corks & Cakes for a Cure

    September 28, 2018, 7:00 PM - September 29, 2018, 12:00 AM @ Wareham Opera House

    Join Team Michelle for an evening of wine and cupcakes to support finding a cure for breast cancer. Tickets include guided wine tasting with cupcake-and-cheese pairing and appetizers. Cash bar open all evening (raffle tickets available). Team Michelle, non-profit organization made up of committed group of family/friends dedicated to end breast cancer.

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  3. K-State Football

    September 29, 2018, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Big 12 home opener as Cats take on Horns. K-State welcomes Texas Longhorns to Manhattan for ninth time in conference play; Cats have won seven of eight all-time MHK meetings. This will be Longhorns' first trip to Manhattan under coach Tom Herman. Texas won the 2017 matchup in Austin, 40-34 in double overtime .

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  4. Wildwood Adventure Run

    September 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    Inaugural Wildwood Adventure Run 2-mile challenge course will test the most hearty endurance runners' stamina and toughness with obstacles along course and difficult terrain under ziplines. Limited parking available onsite; carpool if possible. Waivers onsite for under-18 (signed by parent/guardian). Bring non-perishable food item or monetary donation for Flint Hills Breadbasket. Sign up online at Wildwood Outdoor.

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