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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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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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  5. Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection

    May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” this exhibition features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs focus on the intersection of music and the visual arts.

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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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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. Mr. Stinky Feet: Jim Cosgrove

    May 19, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Sing, dance and play in the band during this high-energy, interactive show with Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove. Two decades of performances that get the whole family rockin'.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Rattlesnake Creek, the Mississippi River and Kansas

    May 19, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Heidi Mehl, David T. Beals III Healthy Streams for Kansas Initiative Manager, The Nature Conservancy.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Bill Snyder Highway half-marathon/5K

    May 19, 2018, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Manhattan's only half-marathon. Runners shuttled from Bill Snyder Family Stadium to start line near Interstate 70 on KS-Highway 77. For 2018, Coach Bill Snyder has selected four charities: Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, Shepherd's Crossing, Greater Manhattan Community Foundation and Hospice House. Race capped at 1,700 runners.

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  2. Eighth Annual Marching Pride Scholars golf tournament

    May 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Colbert Hills

    All proceeds go toward K-State Marching Band and Classy Cats upper class scholarships. Lunch provided and course contests (putting contest, closest to the pin, longest drive, etc.), silent auction.

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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. Flint Hills Festival

    May 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discover Center / Blue Earth Plaza

    Experience culture abundantly awesome throughout Flint Hills territory with live music, food vendors, beer, wine, children's activities and crazy amounts of fun. New Be The Dinosaur exhibit will open its second week of amazement and amusement at the Discovery Center. Come out for a day fit to romp and roar like a dinosaur, and celebrate two months of springtime in the Flint Hills of Kansas!

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  3. 2018 Annual BBQ Festival

    May 19, 2018, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Great BBQ with an event to benefit an even better cause (Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan))! Enjoy food, live music and prizes while teams compete for the best BBQ in all of Manhattan. Stay tuned for more information!

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  4. Murder Mystery Dinner: A Dance With Death

    May 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Befitting whole new category of disaster dates, dance floor prom death rates high on the party foul scale. Audience members figure out whodunit to get the dance back on track. Ladies, bows and hairpins go nicely with a puffy-sleeved prom gown. Gents look sharp in white and black suits or tuxes. Put on your thinking caps to solve this one.

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