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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
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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. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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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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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Museums Association

    November 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - November 3, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Why Your Museum Matters helps curators and museum directors tell their stories to the public, with state association annual conference in Manhattan. Flint Hills Discovery Center, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Riley County Historical Museum and Sunset Zoo focal points for tours during the conference.

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  2. ASPEKT Conference

    November 3, 2017 - November 4, 2017 @ MCC Jolliffe Hall

    MCC's academic conference (formerly Western Fellowship of Professors and Scholars) moves into second decade. New name (ASPEKT) better encompasses conference goals, and opens the conference to attendants not just in academia but also other area of ministry.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

    November 2, 2017, 7:30 PM - November 5, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Nichols Hall

    Every wish is granted, but consequences may return to haunt the beneficiaries. Family–friendly musical sure to delight all audiences.

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For the Kids!

  1. Preschool Story Train

    November 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    PreK kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  2. Film: Nutjob 2: Nutty by Nature

    November 3, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Forum Hall

    Surly the squirrel and his animal friends find out that the corrupt mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze their beloved Liberty Park to make way for an amusement park. Hoping to save the place they call home, Surly, Andie, Buddy and the rest of the gang join forces with Mr. Feng, a seemingly cute and innocent mouse who happens to be a fierce master of kung fu.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Women's basketball (exhibition): Emporia State at K-State

    November 3, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Exhibition game and unofficial start to 2017-18 season. Emporia State went 29-5 last season, won fifth straight MIAA tournament title and advanced to NCAA Division II regional finals. K-State returns Kayla Goth, Shaelyn Martin, Karyla Middlebrook, Kaylee Page and Peyton Williams.

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  2. Men's basketball (exhibition): Emporia State vs. K-State

    November 3, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Season tips on Nov. 10 against American University in Bramlage, and Cats play exhibition game No. 2 with Emporia State. Barry Brown, Xavier Sneed, Kamau Stokes and Dean Wade are the top returners for the Wildcats' 2017-18 season of play. Doubleheader in Bramlage as women's team also plays Emporia State.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. NCCAA Regional Volleyball Tournament

    November 3, 2017 - November 4, 2017 @ Howie's Activity Center

    Rotating schedule allows MCC to host this year's National Christian College Athletic Association volleyball tournament. Brackets will be posted on www.mccthunder.com

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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. SNW Presents 2017 opening reception

    November 3, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ SNW Gallery

    SNW represents the region's finest artists, and presents exciting new pieces from more than 20 artists. Have a glimpse at the new artwork on display at the opening reception.

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  3. Hale of a Time: Celebrate the Birthdays of Hale and Farrell libraries

    November 3, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Hale Library

    Celebrate two exciting anniversaries: Farrell Library turns 90 years old and Hale Library turns 20. Friends of K-State Libraries mark the occasions with a new event. This dynamic party will honor libraries past, present and future. Your support of K-State Libraries is deeply appreciated.

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