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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (10)
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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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. KSU Choirs

    April 23, 2017, 3:00 PM @ All Faiths Chapel Auditorium at KSU

    Performances by the KSU Concert Choir and KSU Collegiate Choir. Wonderful music.

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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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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. Manhattan Cheer Academy Open House

    April 23, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Gymnastics Academy

    Manhattan Cheer Academy (MCA) offers recreational and competitive cheerleading (ages 6-18); learn cheerleading jumps, stunts, tumbling and more!

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