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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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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 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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  4. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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  5. Getting Hooked: Rugs by Cecilia Evans Clement

    November 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Cecilia Evans Clement began hooking rugs in 1985 and for the next 30 years developed her craft. “Turning into a ‘hooker’ about the age of 60 has been one of the most gratifying things I have ever done,” Clement says.

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Community Events

  1. Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibit

    January 6, 2018, 1:00 PM - February 18, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Geary County Historical Society

    Geary County Historical Society in Junction City is the location among seven Kansas communities to host this traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Water/Ways focuses on the numerous relationships between people and water. How has water shaped our history and traditions? How does it impact our daily life? What does the future hold for water?

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  2. Harry Potter Book Night

    February 1, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Time to go back to Hogwarts! Fans invited to celebrate an evening of wizarding fun with games, classes, costumes and crafts.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Bluemont Lounge Live Music Series: Michael B's Oldies Show

    February 1, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel Lounge

    Turn out and listen to a night of oldies music on Tallgrass Thursday ($1 discount Tallgrass cans)

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  2. Not Without Laughter by Syl Jones

    February 1, 2018, 7:30 PM - February 3, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    Poignant story of an African-American boy coming of age amid harsh, painful realities of life in segregated America. Story weaves magical qualities of humanity: pain, love and laughter.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    January 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - March 6, 2018, 11:25 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their 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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  2. Baby Rhyme Time

    February 1, 2018, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A story time designed for infants and young toddlers with their 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. Preschool Story Train

    February 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  4. Homeschool Afternoon

    February 1, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Unique program geared toward families that practice home education. Library staff present stories and subject information, followed by group activity. Suggested for grades K-6.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Brown Bag Book Club

    February 1, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Enjoy lunch with fellow book lovers; discuss wide variety of contemporary book club favorites. Book list selected by the group in November. Drinks will be provided.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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  2. Bring a Date to the Zoo Month

    February 1, 2018, 12:00 PM - February 28, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    During February, love is in the air. Buy one adult admission and get one free; perfect for a date with your little lovebird!

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  3. Harry's SommSeries: Modern Comfort Cooking Wine Pairings

    February 1, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    Lauren Grier joins Harry's SommSeries collaboration for wine along with amazing recipes from her newly released cookbook, "Modern Comfort Cooking," one of the top winter cookbooks according to Real Simple and O, The Oprah Magazine. Tickets include signed a copy of Grier's cookbook for this SommSeries collaboration with Climbing Grier Mountain.

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