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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (11)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (3)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (4)
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  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
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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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  11. Week of the Young: Child Open House

    April 29, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Free afternoon of gallery activities and art projects for the whole family. Additional inspiration from National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America print set. Co-sponsored by Headstart and College Hill Preschool.

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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. Family Fun Day at the Mall

    April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Join us for free games and activities, including facepainting!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Unity

    April 27, 2017, 7:30 PM - April 29, 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 28, 2017, 7:30 PM - April 30, 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.

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  3. Monty Python's Spamalot

    April 28, 2017, 7:30 PM - April 30, 2017 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ripped off from 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, highly irreverent parody of Arthurian Legend. Directed by Penny Cullers. 2005 Tony Award­ for Best Musical comedy. Not recommended for young children. Theater season sponsor: CivicPlus. Platinum sponsors: Debbie Nuss & Brad Fenwick. In memory of Charlotte Edelman. Gold sponsor: Manhattan Broadcasting Company.

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  4. Harmony in the Hat

    April 29, 2017, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Triangle Park

    Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative presents first Harmony in the Hat outdoor music festival to celebrate life's commonalities and differences. Lineup includes: Melissa and Bob Atchison (folk/Americana), Yosakoi Dance Club (Japanese dance), K-State Latin jazz ensemble (Latin Jazz), Madame Groove (pop/soul), Headlight Rivals (pop/rock), Wayne Goins Combo (blues/R&B).

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Wings N Wetlands Festival

    April 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - April 29, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Best Western Angus Inn

    Kansas Wetlands Education Center hosts two-day birding festival for peak shorebird and waterfowl migrations at two wetlands of international Importance: Cheyenne Bottoms and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge. Three guided birding field trips and Saturday evening program highlight the agendas.

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For the Kids!

  1. Film: The Lego Batman Movie (PG)

    April 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - April 29, 2017, 9:45 PM @ Forum Hall, Ground Floor, K-State Student Union

    Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

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  2. Library Card Day

    April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Junior League of the Flint Hills encourages kids to get their own library card! Stop by the library Saturday and show that your child has library card; select a book to keep. To sign up for a card, visit Manhattan Public Library website (mhklibrary.com) or stop by the library any time.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. K-State baseball

    April 28, 2017, 2:30 PM - April 30, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Wildcats go up against Abilene Christian and Wichita State for next four games. For ACU, series sandwiches mid-week contests against Dallas Baptist and Texas Christian University. Note: Three-game series schedule change elimination of Saturday game due to weather forecast. Friday doubleheader; Sunday schedule remains intact.

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  2. Walk MS 2017

    April 29, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan City Park

    Annual Walk MS event, fundraiser for National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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