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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (3)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (2)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  2. People and Places

    August 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Stop in to see new works on the theme "People and Places." Featured works by Pat Abellon, Zak Barnes, Margaret Buie, Ann L. Carter, Sienna Clark, Clare Fallon, Brenda Fox, Linda Ganstrom, Colleen Gregoire, Anthony Benton Gude, Rita Guile, Rebecca Hoyer, Cally Krallman, Dean Kube, Lacey Lewis, Dean Mitchell, David Overmyer, Ryan Perry, Matthew Richter, Jennifer Schermerhorn, Barbara Waterman-Peters and Chris Willey.

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  3. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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  4. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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  5. Art Beyond Sight Open House

    October 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Explore the Beach Museum of Art with all your senses with opportunities to examine small details in selected art works, verbal imaging descriptions, sensory enhancements, and hands-on activities that demystify art media. This event is held as part of national Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month. Family friendly event.

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Community Events

  1. Manhattan Lions Club Annual Pancake Feed / Kansas Quality Woodworkers Show & Sale

    October 20, 2018, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall - CiCo Park

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  2. Farmers Fall Festival

    October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Lawn surrounding Christ Lutheran Church

    Celebrate fall with your family, friends, and neighbors! There will be food trucks, pumpkin painting, inflatables, jumbo yard games, a photo booth, cash prizes, and more. This event is sponsored by Farmers State Bank.

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  3. Celebration of Life for Tex Winter

    October 20, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Kansas State University will host "A Celebration of Life" for Fred "Tex" Winter, an event open to the general public and media members (west-side Bramlage parking). Winter, who died Oct. 10 in Manhattan, is enshrined in the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Winter coached at K-State from 1954 to 1968 and is the only person affiliated with all of K-State's Final Four teams (1948, 1951, 1958, 1964).

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Gatsby Gala 2018

    October 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    The Gatsby evening will take you back to the elegant and timeless 1920s. Speakeasy, classical, yet dazzling style event will feature appetizers, drinks and the band, Grand Marquis. Celebrate 2nd annual Gatsby evening in Peddicord Playhouse!

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  2. Flatland Cavalry in concert

    October 20, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Band energetically mixes country music with folk and Americana. Debut EP Come May followed by full-length follow-up Humble Folks by quintet fronted by Cleto Cordero.

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For the Kids!

  1. Parade of Homes

    October 19, 2018, 5:00 PM - October 21, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Flint Hills Area Builders Association Parade of Homes Tour this weekend. 18 beautiful homes nestled in the Flint Hills area from Manhattan to Wamego. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday October 19-21. Join us to explore some of the best homes built in the Flint Hills. Whether you're in the market for a new home, find ideas for your forever home or just want to see the fine work of our builders and craftsmen on display, we'd love to see you on the Parade.

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  2. Monster BASH - monstrous party in the WILD!

    October 20, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park

    This MONSTROUS PARTY in the WILD is packed with fun outdoor adventure to engage families and kids while providing HEALTHY, TRICKS and TREATS! With music, hiking, trolls, treats, games, a bonfire, story-telling, and MORE .... this event will leave you and your family wanting to come back for more. Let's get WILD!

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Manhattan Fitness Expo

    October 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 20, 2018, 5:00 PM @ National Guard Armory

    Check out brands, companies and the latest crazes to take over the fitness industry. Exciting new techniques and information to help support healthy living lifestyles no matter your age.

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  2. Little Apple Glow Paddle

    October 20, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Kansas River East bank

    An always-fun event is rediscovered along the Kansas River, as participants kayak to Linear Trail Head (2 miles). Bring your own kayak or rent one. Lifejackets required. Costumes, boat decor, and lighting highly encouraged! Enjoy s'mores around the campfire. Prizes awarded for best-decorated boat and costume!

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Special Events

  1. Bison: The Great American Icon

    September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.

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  2. Teaching, Growing and Learning: 50 years of UFM

    October 8, 2018, 8:00 AM - November 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Gallery

    Visit Kemper Gallery in K-State Student Union to view exhibition about UFM’s history, people and programs.

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  3. Manhattan Fitness Expo

    October 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 20, 2018, 5:00 PM @ National Guard Armory

    Check out brands, companies and the latest crazes to take over the fitness industry. Two-day event with exciting new techniques and information to support healthy living lifestyles no matter your age.

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