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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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  9. SNW Presents 2017

    November 4, 2017 - December 30, 2017 @ SNW Gallery

    Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for unique and original people in life. SNW represents the region's finest artists, and presents pieces by Bo Bedillion, Ann Carter, Kim Casebeer, Jim Coffman, Anne Egitto, Lorrie Eigles, Ralph Fontenot, Andrea Fuhrman, Kristin Goering, Heather Smith Jones, Jim Jones, Cally Krallman, Joe Loganbill, Carol McCall, Danny Meisinger, Owen Oertling, Nora Othic, Nancy Teague, Jean Terry and Diana Werts, with a new consignment of watercolors by Gene Ernst.

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  10. Wrap It Up Opening Reception

    November 4, 2017, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Meet the artists and get your first look at the exhibit during opening reception of Wrap It Up. The galleries are filled with the artwork of 85 local and regional artists. Everything is for sale and MAC wraps your purchases to give as gifts before you leave.

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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. BSA Troop 74 Pancake Feed

    November 4, 2017, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ First Presbyterian Church

    All-you-can-eat pancake feed, plus sausage, coffee and drink.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. 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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  2. Predator Calling and Tracking Workshop

    November 4, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park office

    Local experts along with Kansas Wildlife and Parks officials discuss hunting techniques, and laws to increase your hunting success. No registration necessary for this event.

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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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  2. Joe Nichols in concert

    November 4, 2017, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Nichols' latest album titled "Never Gets Old" with the title track and honky-tonk "Baby Got Back" version; with set list sure to include hits like "She Only Smokes When She Drinks".

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For the Kids!

  1. Family Fun Storytime

    November 4, 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. Nutjob 2: Nutty by Nature

    November 4, 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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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

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  2. Chili Day 3K

    November 4, 2017, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Chili Day 3K associated with inaugural Chili Cook-off in Blue Earth Plaza; 1.86-mile distance.

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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. MHK Chili Cook-off

    November 4, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Chili cook-off raises money for countless non-profits in our area, with prizes granted to non-profits of the winner's choice. Live entertainment with food from Hy-Vee, beer garden and the 11 a.m. K-State football game (at Texas Tech). Children's activities include inflatables, RCPD and RCFD/EMS + Fort Riley games. Chili Day 3K/fun run morning of the event.

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  3. Wrap It Up art exhibit/sale

    November 4, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Dozens of participating artists; most from Manhattan, some from Midwest locations. Exhibit features work that includes: baskets, bowls, ceramic sculpture, drawings, functional pottery, jewelry (glass, silver, beaded, etc.), knitted items, masks, photographs, prints, scarves, stained glass, tiles, turned wooden sculpture and watercolors. Featured Artists exhibit began in 1999 with work of 35 artists displayed. Percentage of all sales proceeds benefit MAC facility and programming.

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  4. Canteen & Cocktails: A Night in the 1940s

    November 4, 2017, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Dance the night away to live jazz music from Wakim Jazz Quartet and the greatest hits from the Big Band era. Beginner dance instruction (jitterbug/Charleston). Special dessert tasting feature custom desserts to highlight 1st Infantry Division’s path through Europe. Period cocktails and 1940s German-style custom brew. Fee includes dessert bar, two drink tickets with full access to Discovery Center exhibits.

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