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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (10)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Other Worlds

    April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 20, 2017, 3:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Other Worlds presents artists' visions of New World and Old World lands and people; memories of childhood, imaginations of the fantastical.

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  9. Manhattan Area Photographers Exhibit

    April 8, 2017, 12:00 PM - May 13, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Open to artists 16 years/older; artists may submit up to four entries. Juried exhibit of 50 photographs by Kansas photographers located within 40-mile radius. Only digital submissions in three categories (people, nature, illustrative).

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  10. The Art of Healing

    April 19, 2017, 4:00 PM - May 4, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre, Swogger Art Gallery

    Collection of works from Pawnee Mental Health Services

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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. Green Week: Cultivate, Collaborate, Celebrate

    April 21, 2017 - April 28, 2017 @ Kansas State University

    Events on K-State campus support Earth Day; week-long events "hammocked" by Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 29). Green Week cultivates knowledge, promotes collaboration between 'green' groups and individuals, and celebrates achievements in sustainability. Activities include Ride 2 Campus with GAB (Green Apple Bikes) and Sustainability How-To Carnival for students and faculty to participate in carnival-style booths and games.

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  4. Film: Split (PG-13)

    April 21, 2017, 7:00 PM - April 22, 2017, 9:45 PM @ Forum Hall, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union

    Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities, they must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

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  5. Party for the Planet: Earth Day

    April 22, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Celebrate the Earth's amazing animals with family-friendly activities all afternoon. Free admission to military children (paid admission, adult military ID cardholder).

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  6. Earth Day Open House in the Meadow

    April 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Earth Day activites "in the meadow" outside Beach Art Museum. Join the celebration!

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  7. Family Outdoor Adventure Night

    April 22, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wildcat County Park

    Celebrate Earth Day around campfire with storytelling, games, archery, creek/habitat exploration and more. Dinner entree included with price. Bring flashlights and wear clothes you won't mind getting dirty or wet, along with sense of adventure!

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. 2017 Shorty Bull Nationals

    April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park

    Shorty-only bulldog show. All dogs BBC registered; if abkc or bbcr registered, bring your papers to show and register for $20.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Unity

    April 20, 2017, 7:30 PM - April 22, 2017, 10:00 PM @ Chapman Theater

    Post World War I, fear of the deadly Spanish Flu illness fills town with paranoia. Once it spreads, citizens turn on one another in attempt to find scapegoat. Seven total performances at Nichols Auditorium, Mark A. Chapman Theater.

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  2. High School Musical

    April 21, 2017, 7:30 PM - April 23, 2017, 11:00 PM @ The Columbian Theatre

    Modern take on Grease as jealousies, schedules and high school play auditions seem to conspire against young couple trying to find love. Sponsored by Imagemakers and Manhattan Broadcasting. Dinner and the show? Opening Night (April 21) at the Columbian features delicious dinner catered by Friendship House!

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  3. Monty Python's Spamalot

    April 21, 2017, 7:30 PM - April 23, 2017 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Lovingly ripped off from 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend. King Arthur travels around England recruiting Knights of the Round Table. When he and his band of misfit knights finally gather in Camelot, they receive a charge from God to find the Holy Grail. The quest brings them to strange places and into the company of strange characters, challenged to keep their heads on straight or die terribly weird deaths.

    Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle. Music by John Du Prez. Directed by Penny Cullers. 2005 Tony Award­ winner for Best Musical comedy. Not recommended for young children. Theatre season sponsor: CivicPlus. Platinum Sponsors: Debbie Nuss & Brad Fenwick. In memory of Charlotte Edelman. Gold Sponsor: Manhattan Broadcasting Company.

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  4. Jazz at the Junction

    April 22, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Intimate night of Jazz with Dr. Wayne Goins and Friends. Seating limited. Make your reservations today!

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  5. CANCELED: Bobby McFerrin

    April 22, 2017, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Concert canceled due to artist health reasons. McCain box office will offer ticket refunds or exchanges to all current ticket holders of this performance. Patrons can request ticket refund to valid credit card, or may exchange their tickets to another McCain Performance Series event.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. 30th annual Tulip Festival

    April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - April 23, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Wamego City Park

    Vbrant tulip colors as backdrop for this craft fair with 150 craft and artisan vendors, food trucks, Inflatables for all ages, petting zoo, rock-climbing wall, children’s games and more. Spend time downtown and visit local historic landmarks. Also, beer garden sponsored by Oz Winery (417A Lincoln Street) and horseshoe tournament (Larry Collette, 785-456-5001).

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For the Kids!

  1. OK Kids Day at the Range

    April 22, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM @ Fancy Creek Range (Randolph area)

    Instructional Shooting Clinic provides safe, comfortable environment for kids (8-15) to learn about BB guns, .22 rifles, black powder rifles and archery. Cost includes lunch, eye/ear protection, on-loan equipment use, ammunition, plus personal instruction by certified instructors, range safety officers and volunteers.

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  2. Explore With ReStore

    April 22, 2017, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Habitat for Humanity ReStore

    Crafts, workshops, demonstrations, bounce house, face painting, Wonder Workshop and free lunch. You will find something for the whole family at ReStore!

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  3. Meet the Author: Jill Haukos

    April 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Celebrate Earth Day with story about special baby bison living on our prairie. Jill Haukos will read her children’s picture book "The Autumn Calf" which follows the true story of a bison calf born on Konza Prairie. Haukos is director of education for Konza Prairie Biological Station. Children in attendance will receive free book copy. Co-sponsored by Friends of the Konza Prairie and Manhattan Public Library. (Suggested ages, pre-K to 6th grade)

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Shakespeare Now Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research Symposium

    April 22, 2017, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Hale Library

    Series of speakers and discussions on the role of Shakespeare and early literature across the disciplines and within the community. Sponsored in part by grant from Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. K-State baseball

    April 21, 2017, 6:30 PM - April 23, 2017, 3:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    BatCats won 2016 season series at West Virginia, start second half of conference play with 16-game stretch at Tointon Family Stadium (only game played elsewhere April 25 at Kauffman Stadium vs. Arkansas).

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  2. Race to Save Second Base 5K Run

    April 22, 2017, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ 3rd & Poyntz intersection
    Manhattan Town Center west entrance

    First-ever breast cancer research run in Manhattan as Willie Wildcat and K-State Marching Band start the festivities. Pink Party in parking lot at AJ's Pizzeria follows the race. Portion of proceeds will go to Kansas State University Johnson Cancer Research Center.

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  3. Wildcat Warrior 5K

    April 22, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Richard B. Myers Hall

    Third annual Wildcat Warrior 5K race to boost moral, give back to military heroes and raise community awareness. Mostly flat course takes runners by all of K-State's campus military memorials. The Wildcat Warriors honor fallen Airman William Grimm, the only K-State grad who died in action during 1991 Gulf War.

    Wildcat Warriors is comprised of K-State students in pursuit of commission to the Armed Forces through campus programs.

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  4. K-State spring football game

    April 22, 2017, 1:10 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Wildcats come off 9-4 season and Texas Bowl victory; 15 spring practices culminate with annual Purple-White spring intrasquad scrimmage.

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Special Events

  1. Home on the Range: MOGA 2017

    April 22, 2017, 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure is the world's largest geocaching competition. MOGA 2017 in Manhattan is the farthest west MOGA has traveled, and will be the first Mega Geocaching event held in Kansas.

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