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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
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  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (3)
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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: Golden Valley, Endless Skyway

    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.

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  6. Youth Builds A Better World

    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”.

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  7. Picturing Nam

    June 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - August 11, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Exhibit organized by National Archives and Records Administration; traveled by National Archives Traveling Exhibits; presented in part by Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, in partnership with Kansas Masons. Featured images a small fraction of those taken by thousands of military photographers who were stationed in Vietnam and covered every aspect of the conflict.

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Community Events

  1. Design Zone/Brain Teasers Exhibit

    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.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Gypsy

    June 30, 2017, 7:30 PM - July 9, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Great Plains Theatre

    Woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts coy smile on the faces of family and fame; winks at audience all the while.

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  2. Manhattan Municipal Band

    July 4, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Special July 4 performance by Manhattan Municipal Band. Under the lead of K-State director of bands Frank Tracz, summer concerts held weekly in City Park.

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For the Kids!

  1. Toddler Wiggleworms

    July 4, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Active storytime for toddlers with parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes and music get toddlers moving and learning (suggested 18-36 mos.). Caregivers participate with children.

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  2. Baby Rhyme Time

    July 4, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  3. K-1st Grade Club, The Architects

    July 4, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Library staff read stories and lead games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Chess Club

    July 4, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Hosted by the K-State Chess Club. An evening of chess for all ages.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 41st Annual Freedom Run

    July 4, 2017, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Heritage Park

    Celebrate freedom in Junction City, where the Freedom Run has been staged for 40 years! 10-kilometer, 5-kilometer and 1-mile fun run. Medals for all 10K/5K finishers.

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Special Events

  1. Sundown Salute

    June 30, 2017, 3:00 PM - July 4, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    Largest free Independence Day festival in the state with crafters, carnival, car show, food vendors, fireworks extravaganza and parade. Music plays a big role in the celebration, as more than 15 bands will play two stages in Heritage Park. Quiet Riot is the feature attraction at 9 p.m. July 1. 1st Infantry Band performance will accompany the fireworks show at 9 p.m. July 4 from the main stage.

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  2. Celebrate Freedom in Wamego

    July 4, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Wamego Recreation Complex

    Biggest and best fireworks show in Kansas staged in Wamego! Events start mid-day with car show, carnival, antique engine, truck and tractor show, ice cream social and live music. Full weekend affair in Wamego.

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