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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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  3. Intersection: Meeting of the Creative Minds

    April 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 9, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Creative Minds exhibit features works by AlBo Glass, Dick Bixler, Michael Driggs, Jan Joosten, Christina Klein, Diane Lawrence, Owen Oertling, Larry Peters, Jason Sciulla, Nancy Teague, Lynette Ubel and Todd Van Duren.

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  4. River Compositions by Lynn Benson

    May 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - July 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store Gallery

    In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames because sparks fell on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. News of the burning river captured artist Lynn Benson’s imagination and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. In a range of mediums, Benson represents bodies of water implicated in environmental and political struggles.

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Community Events

  1. “Best of Times, Worst of Times: K-State in 1968”

    April 4, 2018 - October 18, 2018 @ Hale Library

    Exhibit uses items from university archives to illustrate the various events of that tumultuous year. From campus visits by Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the mysterious fire that destroyed Nichols Gym, the exhibit explores how national issues played out in Manhattan, alongside traditional university activities. Co-curators: Cliff Hight, Dan Ireton and Ellen Urton.

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  2. Mother's Day at Sunset Zoo

    May 13, 2018, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Mothers visit for free with a paid child's admission. Enjoy a special Mother's Day at Sunset Zoo.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    May 1, 2018, 6:00 PM - May 29, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters. Five May programs open to all fiber crafters, regardless of skill level. Supplies will be on hand, but please bring your own projects to work on.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Flint Hills Children's Choir: "In a Child's Mind"

    May 13, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ All Faiths Chapel

    Flint Hills Children's Choir presents its annual Spring Concert, this year titled "In a Child's Mind," to feature both Bluestem and Konza Choirs under direction of Karis Dolenz and Janie Brokenicky.

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  2. McCain Performance Series: Dixie's Tupperware Party

    May 13, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Dixie travels the country throwing good ole-fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts and audience participation.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Kansas vs. K-State

    May 11, 2018, 6:30 PM - May 13, 2018, 3:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    BatCats have won eight of last 11 Big 12 series against in-state rivals. This series wraps up the Big 12 Conference portion of the 2018 schedule, as K-State closes regular season May 17-19 at San Francisco, with May 15 stop at Eck Stadium in Wichita. Big 12 Conference tournament action begins May 23 at Oklahoma City.

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Special Events

  1. Be The Dinosaur

    May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Can you gauge what a day in the life of a dinosaur would have been like? How did they live? With this exhibit you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, paleontology field station and more! Live like the dinosaurs! Visit Manhattan and Be The Dinosaur!

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  2. Mother's Day Brunch

    May 13, 2018, 9:00 AM @ Blue Moose

    Blue Moose is hosting a Mother's Day brunch with expanded brunch menu. Each mother will receive a box of Russel Stover's Chocolates!

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  3. Iris Day

    May 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Kansas State University Gardens

    Flint Hills Iris Society invites visitors to view colorful array of blooming iris at KSU Gardens; top 5 irises announced at later date. Members of the Iris Society present to answer questions about care and planting of iris.

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