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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (9)
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  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (3)
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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. 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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  7. Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy

    April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery

    K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.

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  8. All University Open House: The Future is Built Here

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Museum opens early to join in All University Open House celebration. Gallery activities and art projects feature spring exhibitions. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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  9. 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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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. Prairie Chicken Booming Tour

    April 1, 2017, 5:00 AM - 9:30 AM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit a greater prairie chicken booming ground at the height of the booming season. Witness the majestic ballet of the greater prairie chicken as they dance for dominance. FHDC staff will accompany you on the trip and provide insight. Price includes group transportation to the booming ground from the Discovery Center and complimentary breakfast.

    Limited to 7 participants per trip. Open to ages 16-and-up (ages 10-15 may be accompanied by an adult). Pre-registration required.

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  4. BSA Troop 74 Pancake Feed

    April 1, 2017, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ First Presbyterian Church

    All you can eat pancakes plus sausage, coffee and drink. Open all day for those with an event-filled weekend. Support your local Boy Scout Troop.

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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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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. Kids Imagination Destination

    April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Saturday-morning, kid-friendly activity with Straight Upp book reading. Yummy snacks and more. Each Saturday consists of different book and craft.

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  3. Paul Mesner Puppets

    April 1, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf. The Mesner Puppet Theatre brings this modern twist on a classic tale. Think you know the real story? Think again. Only one individual knows the true story about one wolf, three houses and three little pigs: Alexander T. Wolf. In this revealing, no-squealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka's popular book, A. Wolf has a chance to tell his side of the story.

    He only wanted a cup of sugar and he did have a cold. For years we have only known this story from the pigs' point of view. Mr. A. Wolf tells all about what really happened to those three little houses made of straw, sticks and bricks, and the three pigs that lived in them.

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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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Special Events

  1. Kansas State University Open House

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Kansas State University

    "The future is built here" serves as the theme for 2017 K-State Open House, where you'll find food, fun and plenty of purple; plus, the family atmosphere that makes K-State second to none. A day on campus filled with exciting activities ... don't miss it!

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