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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (10)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (4)
  3. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (2)

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. Second Saturday Selections: Slow Art Day

    April 8, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Join museum staff at 1 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. for conversations about selections from the permanent collection or current exhibition.

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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 8, 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. Adult Easter Egg Hunt

    April 8, 2017, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wilson Baseball Field at City Park

    Inaugural Adult Easter Egg Hunt hosted by JW chapter of PEO! Prizes include an iPad mini, Royals baseball tickets, K-State football tickets and gift cards to businesses around town! Ticket purchases from any JW member and any of these businesses: CSL Plasma, Bowen Family Dentistry, Wahoo Fire and Ice Grill, Midwest Regional Agency (Wamego).Proceeds benefit JW chapter of PEO (further women's education opportunities). BYO flashlight; fun begins after sunset.

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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. What a Knight!

    April 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - April 8, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Join King Arthur and his nutty knights on Camelot's craziest quest! A castle full of colorful characters join the fun: precocious princesses, talking dragon and Merlin with his magic mirror. Can the unlikely heroes find Excalibur and defeat the evil Black Knight? Area youth, grades 3-8 perform this fun musical. Written by Craig Hawes. Directed by LaVonne Canfield and Tyler Woods.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Concussions: Cause, Consequence and Care

    April 8, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Manhattan Country Club

    Little Apple Pilot Club women’s seminar focus on concussions will feature speakers Dr. Keith Wright and Mary Ann Scheneman. Panel discussion includes Manhattan High football coach Joe Schartz, former MHS women's soccer coach Courtney Markle and K-State Athletics director of sports medicine Matt Thomason.
    Enrollment forms/fees must be received by April 1: Little Apple Pilot Club c/o Brenda Schaffer, PO Box 2004, Manhattan, KS 66505.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Ed Chartrand Memorial soccer tournament

    April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017 @ Memorial Stadium

    Men’s and women’s college soccer teams play in this Big 12 Region soccer tournament; last year's repeat winners were Texas A&M men and Kansas women. The Chartrand Charitable Foundation funds $500 scholarship to male/female K-State players each year. The scholarship is traditionally awarded at the annual tournament by a member of the Chartrand family.

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  2. Royal Bunny Tracs 5K & Kids Rabbit Dash and Easter Egg Hunt

    April 8, 2017, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ NE Community Park

    Proceeds support Royal Family KIDS of Manhattan, part of national network of camps and mentoring clubs for abused, abandoned and neglected kids in foster care system.

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