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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 19, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery
Celebrate summer tradition as SNW Gallery presents the annual landscape show.
June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 5, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Drawn from Beach Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition investigates how educational experiences allow young people to explore options and develop talents to build a better world. In conjunction with Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Building a Better World.”
May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 6, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center
Design Zone takes you behind the scenes to see how video game developers, music producers, roller-coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do amazing things.
June 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Dillard's Parking Lot
Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan has rich history of local producers with fresh meats, vegetables, breads and baked goods. Discover many local crafters with handmade jewelry, soaps, wood-carved items and other art mediums.
June 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio
Bring your favorite beverage, yummy snacks and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced, enthusiastic artist.
June 16, 2017, 7:30 PM - June 18, 2017 @ Columbian Theatre
Quiet, reserved girl begins transformation from shy, little Louise to the sexy and sophisticated “Gypsy Rose Lee”. Sponsored by Bank of the Flint Hills.
June 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Colbert Hills
The Lovehandles acoustic band showcases bluegrass and rock oldies. Off The Green music series features entertainment behind the Colbert Hills clubhouse. Performance moves indoors if inclement weather.
June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park
Annual celebration includes new activities and events to appeal to families, all ages and walks of life. This event commemorates the end of slavery in 1865. This marks the second Juneteenth Community Unity Walk (11 a.m. to noon) to celebrate the life of former committee Chair Donnie Slater. Betty O and the Exceptions light up the evening with live performance.
June 17, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Lively storytime with great picture books, action songs and music. Families encouraged to attend together; adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.
June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017 @ Anneberg Park/Twin Oaks Sports Complex
Midwest Sports Production 8-14 USSSA baseball tournament.
June 17, 2017, 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Blue Earth Plaza
Inaugural Enrich Your Life 5K & 1 Mile fun run sponsored by Wheat Foods Council; portions of the proceeds donated to Flint Hills Breadbasket. Post-race activities part of National Festival of Breads with BBQ demonstrations and live music, Willie Wildcat appearance and Wheat Foods Trade Show. Make it a big day in The Little Apple!
June 17, 2017, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center
National amateur baking contest emphasizes role bread plays in healthy and active lifestyle. Kansas Wheat, King Arthur Flour and Red Star Yeast (Home Baking Association and other contributors) recognize wheat farmers, millers and ingredient companies; NFOB honors amateur bakers during traditional wheat harvests.Barbecue demonstrations and music concerts at Blue Earth Plaza lawn, just outside conference center.
June 17, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ River Creek Farms
Feast of the Fields highlights farm fresh foods in the natural setting of a cornfield. This event offers cuisine prepared by accomplished chefs Kelly Loub and Russ Loub from Little Apple Brewery to be served in the middle of a growing cornfield. Feast of the Fields promises great food, fantastic camaraderie, wonderful wine and nature at its ripest. Proceeds from Feast of the Fields are reinvested into educational agritourism programs and to assist local culinary students.