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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (3)
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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Not Without Laughter by Syl Jones

    February 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - February 11, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Nichols Hall

    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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  2. McCain Performance Series: Jersey Boys

    February 11, 2018, 7:30 PM - February 12, 2018, 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    2006 Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. True story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide. Recommended for ages 12-plus.

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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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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. Spark of Life Metaphysical Fair

    February 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - February 11, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Heighten awareness to the many spiritual, holistic and alternative communities in Manhattan. Open to wide range of vendors including artists, craft workers, tarot readers, homeopathic practices, massage therapy, energy healers, community groups ... any group dedicated to the health, wellness and growth of human kind and the environment. Enjoy this weekend of fun, learning and spiritual nourishment at Manhattan's spiritual-holistic-metaphysical fair!

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