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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (4)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (1)

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. Mapping the Early Career of John Steuart Curry

    January 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores Curry as student and early professional through more than 30 drawings, paintings and magazine illustrations. Never-before-viewed objects from Burr Living Trust of Lewisberry, Penn., will be a centerpiece of the installation. Exhibition organized by Beach Curator Liz Seaton and members of spring 2016 seminar, comprised of students from K-State and UMKC.

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  3. Kansas Veterinarian at Work: A Portrait by Tom Mohr

    February 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Photographic adventure and multifaceted representation of contemporary Kansas farm life. Mohr's photography challenges viewers to appreciate Kansas farmers with renewed vision.

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  4. Collective Progression

    February 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - April 1, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Masters of Fine Arts candidates from Kansas State University Art Department hold group exhibition in Kirmser Gallery at Manhattan Arts Center. Exhibit features variety of media including ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Sponsored by Strecker-Nelson Gallery and Rebecca and Marvin Gould.

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  5. 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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  6. Jason Scuilla: Porta Magica

    March 14, 2017 - July 1, 2017 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Friends of the Beach gift print artist Jason Scuilla was raised in Sarasota, Fla., and his drawings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Scuilla serves as associate professor of art at Kansas State University.

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Community Events

  1. Maize

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the science of how maize has evolved over thousands of years to become one of the country's most significant crops, and discover why it continues to surprise us today through eye-popping graphics, hands-on interactives and much more.

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  2. To My Plate and Beyond

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the world of healthy eating with Max & Munch! Exciting opportunities to experience hands-on benefits of healthy eating habits! To My Plate and Beyond was organized by Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center and made possible through support of the American Dairy Association and Indiana's Dairy Farm Families. Sponsored by Via Christi Health.

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  3. Crafts & Cocktails: Dry Erase Board

    March 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Bring your favorite beverage, yummy snacks and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced, enthusiastic artist.

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  4. Boys & Girls Club Casino Night

    March 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Houston Street Ballroom

    Annual fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan. Enjoy night of cocktails and hor d'oeuvres with live and silent auction, casino games (Houston Street Ballroom) with friends.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Spring Dance '17

    March 31, 2017, 7:30 PM - April 1, 2017, 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Celebrate spring's arrival through this showcase of exciting dance styles: jazz, tap, modern, ballet, African. Talented K-State Dance students perform original pieces choreographed by faculty.

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  2. The Special Consensus

    March 31, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Performing since 1975, Chicago-based bluegrass band, 4-person acoustic group plays traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in bluegrass format. Frontman Greg Cahill plays banjo joined by Nick Dumas (mandolin), guitarist Rick Faris and bass player Dan Eubanks.

    The group's 2012 album "Scratch Gravel Road" was Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass Album. Generously sponsored by Murdock Chevrolet-Cadillac-Mitsubishi and S&N Design.

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For the Kids!

  1. Easter Bunny Photos

    March 31, 2017 - April 15, 2017 @ Manhattan Town Center

    Drop in to Manhattan Town Center and get your kids' photos taken with the Easter Bunny! Easter Sunday is April 16.

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  2. Tween Late Night at the Library

    March 31, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    What happens late at the library? Prepare to be your own film star! Tweens work together to create their own video. Participate in creating movie concept, filming process and even help with edit process. Registration required. Recommended for tweens grades 4-6.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Reading by Joy Castro

    March 31, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Hemisphere Room

    Best known for her memoir "The Truth Book: Escaping a Childhood of Abuse Among Jehovah's Witnesses," published in 2005. She also writes poetry and short fiction and has published two novels. Castro teaches at the University of Nebraska.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. K-State baseball

    March 31, 2017, 6:30 PM - April 2, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    First home weekend of the Big 12 baseball season, as the BatCats welcome perennial power Texas Christian Horned Frogs. TCU has made three straight appearances in the College World Series, returns eight of nine every-day starters and is ranked No. 3 by the Collegiate Baseball poll.

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