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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
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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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  8. Thrift Style

    August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.

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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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  2. Downtown Farmer's Market

    August 5, 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.

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  3. Water Safari

    August 5, 2017, 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Water Safari features Konza Rotary's Water Matters Day activities included with admission. Don't forget swimsuits to enjoy family-friendly activities: Manhattan Fire Department's Spray N' Splash, cool off under the spray of fire truck and meet local firefighters; splash zones throughout zoo; Wee Ones water area; water play activities inside Nature Exploration Center. Kids splash around and enjoy zoo-wide scavenger hunt. Visit all stations and take home fun prize.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Spring Awakening

    August 4, 2017, 7:30 PM - August 6, 2017, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Universal angst of group of students growing up in 1890s Germany voiced through contemporary alternative rock concert. Musical based on German play banned for its representation of teenage sexuality when it debuted in 1891. Eight-time Tony Award winner. NOTE: Not recommended for children; contains strong language, sexual situations and mild violence.

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  2. Off the Green Outdoor Music Series

    August 5, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Colbert Hills

    Up and coming country music artist Rachel Louise Taylor has released a new single, "Drive By Town," and performance of much more music outside Colbert's. Off The Green music series features entertainment behind the Colbert Hills clubhouse. Performance will move indoors if inclement weather.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Schnitzel Fest: German Food & Beer Garden

    August 5, 2017, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lazy T Ranch - Adventurers in the Flint Hills

    Schnitzel buffet and beer garden at Lazy T! Authentic German schnitzel and all sides prepared in variation by Chef from the Black forest in air-conditioned arena or beer garden. Schnitzel selections: wiener schnitzel (pork), puten schnitzel natur (turkey), rahm schnitzel (cream sauce), zigeuner schnitzel (bell peppers), jaeger schnitzel (mushroom), pfeffer schnitzel (peppercorn sauce). $6 kinder schnitzel (10 and under). "Schwarzwald Becher" with ice cream, chocolate and cherries.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Brew 2 Shoe 10K/5K/1-mile

    August 5, 2017, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ 3rd Street & Poyntz Avenue intersection

    Brew 2 Shoe celebrates anniversaries of Manhattan Running Company and Tallgrass Brewery. Races start in Downtown Manhattan and route through Aggieville and City Park. Proceeds to Greater Manhattan Community Foundation and partners.

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Special Events

  1. Couple's Night: Abstract Heart

    August 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    The perfect date night; event priced per couple (includes two canvases/couple).Bring favored bottle of wine or beverage, invite friends and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced artist. Leave with one-of-a-kind creation and new-found talent. Online registration/payment required. Straight Upp will not provide wine openers or cups; please bring your own or purchase glass for $7.

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  2. Paint & Sip: Lavender Scent

    August 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Iron Clad MHK

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to new level. Fun evening of painting and option to drink favorite beverage to create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "Lavender Scent" with entertaining art history anecdotes. Leave with knowledge of art techniques and an original painting of your own.

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