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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. SNW Presents 2018

    November 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 29, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Representing the region's finest artists, Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for the unique and original people in your life.

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Community Events

  1. The Food Explorers and their Riley County Connections

    October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - November 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Riley County Historical Society/Museum exhibition highlights local connection to ground-breaking work in food exploration and food safety recounted in “The Food Explorer.” RCHS/Museum also offering driving tour, “Where the Adventure Began: Touring the Home Town of the Food Explorers,” which begins Nov. 7. Self-guided driving tour available at Rileycountyks.gov/museum.

    Visit locations connected to David Fairchild and Charles Marlatt, food explorers/innovators with connections to Manhattan/Riley County. Global Food Systems Initiative coordinates the effort.

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Craft Shows

  1. Manhattan Arts Center: Wrap It Up!

    November 3, 2018, 12:00 PM - December 24, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Each year the exhibition and art sale includes dozens of participating artists. This event began in 1999 with the work of 35 artists on display. The intent was to showcase high-quality, affordable art for the gift-giving season. Wrap It Up has since expanded to include more than 80 regional artists with wide variety of work. Also, 35 percent of all sale proceeds benefit Manhattan Arts Center’s facility and programming.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Oklahoma!

    November 1, 2018, 7:30 PM - November 4, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre

    Rodgers & Hammerstein's high-spirited, full-scale production a must-witness event for the whole family.

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  2. Logan Mize in concert

    November 2, 2018, 8:30 PM - November 3, 2018 @ The Hat

    "Nobody in Nashville" from Mize was released in 2012 and peaked in the top 50 of the country music charts. From Clearwater, Kan., Mize's great uncle helped develop legendary Bakersfield sound for musical pioneers Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.

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  3. BirdHouse Music Series (MAC): Jane Struthers

    November 3, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Music based in bluegrass roots and Americana, powerful and sentimental yet full of fun and magic. Rolling Stone recently included Nora Jane's 13-track "Champion" on its list of 12 Great Country, Americana Albums You Probably Didn’t Hear in 2017.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball: West Virginia vs. K-State

    November 3, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    Kansas State takes the floor for its first Saturday home match since September, and meets 21-win (2017) West Virginia Mountaineers. K-State will have two remaining Saturday home matches with Baylor and Texas Tech.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Little Apple Marathon

    November 3, 2018, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    First marathon for Manhattan off and running at Tuttle Creek State Park area with four loops around the park. There will also be half marathon and 5-kilometer races with marathon relay options. Start and finish lines on the west end of Tuttle Park; parking on the east end. Races presented by AIB International; race production, Manhattan Running Company.

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  2. Warrior Fun Run hosted by Irwin Army Community Hospital

    November 3, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan's Linear Trail (Anderson Avenue start)

    Run Manhattan's Linear Trail for the Warrior Fun Run. Together, raise awareness for local wounded, ill and injured veterans and soldiers. 5-kilometer, 2-mile walk/run or 1-mile family walk options. No cost to participate.

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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. Little Apple Marathon

    November 3, 2018, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Manhattan inaugural marathon goes off at Tuttle Creek State Park (four park loops). Half marathon/5-kilometer races with marathon relay options. Start-finish line at west end of Tuttle (east end parking). Races presented by AIB International; race production, Manhattan Running Company. Go for broke at the Gateway to the Flint Hills.

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  4. National Bison Day at FHDC

    November 3, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Activities celebrate USA's national mammal, the American Bison! Fun bison crafts and activities. Check out the bison touch table for real artifacts. Jump in front of "green screen" for your very own bison portrait! All activities included in day's regular admission.

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  5. Manhattan Chili Cook-off

    November 3, 2018, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Presented by Young Trustees, try more than 30 different chili recipes/samples. Watch college football and road K-State vs. TCU game on 15-foot jumbotron at Blue Earth Plaza. All proceeds and prize money donated across several Manhattan non-profits. In 2017, $10,000 was given away to 36 different nonprofit organizations. Pepper eating contest, children's activities, beer garden and live entertainment among the day's activities.

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  6. Celebrate ’68: Fifty Years of UFM

    November 3, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Get down and groovy for a night of music, dancing, food and fun at Celebrate ’68. Wear your finest period threads and dance the night away to top hits of the decade. Learn boss dance moves from instructor Tim Gregory and put those moves to the test during a dance contest hosted by emcee Dave Lewis. Retro food/drink; fee includes one drink ticket, food samples, entertainment, dance instruction and full access to Flint Hills Discovery Center exhibits.

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