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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (11)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  2. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  3. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  4. Thrift Style

    August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.

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  5. Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama Exhibition

    August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Enrico Isamu Oyama grew up in Tokyo and has worked in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Oyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Wide range of creative platforms include painting, digital media, sound and fashion.

    QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences in today’s world of fluid borders and inter-connectivity.

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  6. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: The Mind's Eye

    August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Artists' interpretations of reality and fantasy features John Gary Brown, William Counter, Tim Forcade, Jeff Foster, Bambi Freeman, Bev Gegen, Susan Grace, Eleanor Heimbaugh, Christina Klein, Jennifer Rivera, Nancy Teague, Barbara Waterman Peters and Rashelle Weissenbach. SNW premieres: Conci Denniston, Michael Driggs and Lynette Ubel.

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  7. Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz Exhibition

    September 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    In her sculpture, Sayaka Ganz uses reclaimed plastic objects such as discarded utensils as a painter uses brush strokes. Ganz describes her style as “3D impressionism," as the recycled objects appear unified at a distance but at close proximity, individual objects are discernable. Ganz was born in Japan and grew up in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.

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  8. Mural Lab

    October 5, 2017 - October 28, 2017 @ Little Apple Art Supply

    Assisted by a K-State student, artist Enrico Isamu Oyama creates mural on the building that houses exhibition, sponsor Little Apple Art Supply. Visit throughout October to witness the artist’s progress and contribution to the Aggieville streetscape.

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  9. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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  10. Kratzer and Parish: Volland Then and Now

    October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - November 12, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Re-photography of Volland based on vintage photographs of Otto Kratzer. Accomplished photographer Tom Parish created re-photographs of Volland for 2016 “Going Home” exhibit at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Parish is currently the Visiting Instructor of the Digital Humanities for Chapman Center for Rural Studies at K-State. Kratzer was a self-taught photographer whose work provided what is arguably the most complete documentation of "vanishing" small towns.

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  11. Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead altar workshop

    October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Learn more about this seasonal celebration, help create a public altar at the museum for Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 celebration; make items to take home.

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Community Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Have your costume ready in advance of Halloween and trick-or-treat among the animals. Visit five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo: costume contest, live animal encounters and pumpkin palooza inside Nature Exploration Center await each SPOOKtacular guest! Friends of the zoo members receive $1 discount for each child admission.

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Craft Shows

  1. Crafty Seniors Craft Show

    October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017 @ Manhattan Town Center

    Handmade arts and craft items for sale, assembled with care by local artisans.

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  2. Wild West Vintage Antique Show

    October 27, 2017, 4:00 PM - October 28, 2017, 5:00 PM @ National Guard Armory

    Show features local and regional vendors; best of antique, vintage, shabby, re-purposed, jewelry, garden, industrial, farm, western, retro, kitsch, rusty, crusty, shabby ... handcrafted, vintage-inspired jewelry. Practitioners of sustainable living educate how to reduce carbon footprint to focus on transportation, energy consumption and diet; basics of shelter, food, water and transportation. Guest speakers/food trucks.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. The Effect by Lucy Prebble

    October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 29, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    To the frustration of clinicians, young drug trial participants succumb to mutual attraction. Comedy explores questions of sanity, neurology and limits of medicine, conjoined with fate, loyalty and inevitability of physical attraction.

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  2. McCain Performance Series: Bumper Jacksons

    October 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Playfully creative originals and re-imagined roots music. Bumper Jacksons' hard-driving energy initiates a party where everyone's invited to the dance floor.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Little Apple Renaissance Festival

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 29, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park

    Two days filled with homage to the Italian Renaissance of the 15th and 16th Century time periods! Food and beverage vendors, catapults, parades, hatchet throwing, mud wrestling, sword fighting, archery, live theater entertainment and jousting. Huzzah!

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For the Kids!

  1. Family Fun Storytime

    October 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A lively storytime with great picture books, action songs, and music. Families are encouraged to attend together, and an adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.

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  2. KSU Chemistry Day with Magic Shows

    October 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center East Court

    Chemistry undergraduate and graduate students from Kansas State University present science experiments designed for children, supervised by chemists with safety and learning as top priorities.

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  3. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Have your costume ready in advance of Halloween and trick-or-treat among the animals. Visit five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo: costume contest, live animal encounters and pumpkin palooza inside Nature Exploration Center await each SPOOKtacular guest! Friends of the zoo members receive $1 discount for each child admission.

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  4. UPC Film: The Nut Job, Nutty by Nature

    October 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Following events of the first film, Surly and friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their homes to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Sixth Annual C. Clyde Jones 5K and Midge's Mile Walk

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ College of Business Administration

    Importance of philanthropy and community engagement the impetus behind C. Clyde Jones 5-kilometer race through the K-State campus. Events open to the community; all ages and abilities welcome. Participants can enter four-person teams ($20/runner). Mr. Jones is the first dean of the College of Business, and a long-time philanthropist. Proceeds from the event benefit Shepherd's Crossing.

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  2. Little Apple Glow Paddle

    October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fairmont Park

    Register for glow paddle on Kansas River in kayak! Bring your own or rent (life jackets required). Park vehicles at Linear trailhead and bus to Fairmont Park; paddle to Linear trailhead (2 miles). Round out evening and enjoy s'mores by the campfire!

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Special Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Eisenhower Library, Museum and Boyhood Home

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center (tour origin)

    Salute WWII Supreme Allied Commander, 34th President of the U.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower on special Tallgrass Tour Bus. Your visit to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in historic Abilene includes special guided tour of Ike's boyhood home and extensive museum galleries.

    Roam the grounds and see Eisenhower's statue, and visit Ike's final resting place at the Place of Meditation. Conclude the day with exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at historic artifacts and objects from Eisenhower's WWII service and role of oversight for the 1st Infantry Division. Round trip travel, tour and lunch fees included within cost. Tour departs Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  3. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Have your costume ready in advance of Halloween and trick-or-treat among the animals. Visit five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo: costume contest, live animal encounters and pumpkin palooza inside Nature Exploration Center await each SPOOKtacular guest! Friends of the zoo members receive $1 discount for each child admission.

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  4. Little Apple Halloween Bash

    October 28, 2017, 8:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 12:00 AM @ Houston Street Ballroom

    Hottest Halloween amusement in Manhattan with plenty of fun for creepy creatures in the Little Apple. Entertainment includes DJ, costume contest and raffle; lights, fog and amazing decor to set the mood ... costumes? a no-brainer! Proceeds benefit Secret Blessings local community outreach program. Hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks included in price. Must be 18.

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