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Art Exhibits

  1. Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

    December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    One section of the Seaton Gallery will highlight the back-and-forth exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects in the museum’s permanent collection, made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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  2. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing by Americans and complements Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."

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  3. Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders

    August 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist introduces Jeremiah Ariaz. Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in Southwest Louisiana in the eighteenth century. Trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. These trail riders form a distinctive yet little known Louisiana subculture.

    Ariaz is a Great Bend product and associate professor of art at Louisiana State University who has captured these equestrian clubs in a series of photographs selected for this exhibition. One image chosen as 2019 Friends of Beach Museum of Art Gift Print.

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  4. The Land of the Living Opening Reception

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!

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  5. Three Native Portrait Artists

    August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.

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  6. John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Best known for his depictions of Kansas, the American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in John Steuart Curry's work. Curry's earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists, e.g., Frederic Remington. Through 38 works, to include paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.

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Community Events

  1. Discover K-State Day

    September 20, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Berney Family Welcome Center

    Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from the academic colleges, Housing and Dining Services, Financial Aid, University Success Center and Current students.
    Participants will also enjoy campus tours, lunch in Kramer Dining Center, and several options for afternoon breakout sessions.
    Please note: Event registration will close 72 business hours before the event. K-State reserves the right to close registration early if an event fills to capacity prior to the deadline. Refund requests must be made prior to this deadline. In the event of inclement weather, we encourage you to check the K-State website for event updates. Events will be cancelled if K-State is closed. If an event is cancelled for any reason, we will contact you via email. We ask that you use your best judgment when choosing to travel to campus in inclement weather. If an event is cancelled, K-State will make an effort to reschedule the event transfer the registration.

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  2. Johnny Kaw Plaza Dedication

    September 20, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ City Park

    When you’ve got a 25-foot statue dedicated in City Park, you’re a pretty big deal. Such is the tribute to a Midwest legend of these parts, mighty Johnny Kaw. Some say he’s myth; whole lotta tantalizing tales about this formidable farmer, though. His deeds (Kaw spread sunflowers statewide) have grown substantially since early Kansas settlers, the legend passed down among the Kanza Indian tribe, Goodnows and original Manhattan pioneers and through to Flint Hills ranchers.
    Johnny Kaw's next celebration will surround unveiling the plaza expansion and statue refurbishment on September 20, 2019.
    Join us for this community celebration with ribbon cutting, entertainment, look-a like contest, fun run and sweet treats!

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  3. 2019 Bleeding Kansas Gravelduro

    September 21, 2019, 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM @ 3rd St. Between Poyntz & Houston

    Bleeding Kansas: Common phrase referring to the series of violent confrontations (border war) in the United States between 1854 and 1861. These "confrontations" emerged from a political debate over the legality of slavery in the proposed state of Kansas. Characterized by years of raids and retributive murders carried out by rival factions of anti-slavery "Free-Staters" in Kansas and pro-slavery "Border Ruffians" in neighboring Missouri.
    Gravelduro: A Midwest hilly twist on the mountain inspired Grinduro.
    100 Mile Route:
    Flint Hills Gravel Road Race + Time Trial + King of the Mountain (KOM) + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = Flint Hills gravel loop, where finishing times aren’t based on overall loop time, but 8 timed segments.
    50 Mile Route:
    Flint Hills Gravel Road Race + Time Trial + King of the Mountain (KOM) + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = Flint Hills gravel loop, where finishing times aren’t based on overall loop time, but 5 timed segments.

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  4. StartUp MHK Pitch Practice

    September 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ People's State Bank

    Panel Presentation/Q&A discussion. This is your chance to hear from past & present judges and competitors and get advice on what makes a business pitch successful.

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  5. Little Britches Consignment Sale

    September 21, 2019, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ National Guard Armory

    Little Britches is a twice yearly consignment sale event specializing in infant, children and maternity items in Manhattan, Kansas since 2003. Whether you're in the need of baby gear or hoping to unload items your tween is done with, this sale is for you!

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  6. Fall Apple Day Festival

    September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Artillery Parade Field

    Free festival open to the public as events take place at Artillery Parade field and areas in that vicinity just south of Huebner and 1st Division roads intersection on post. More than 20 events include option to shoot laser-targeted weapons, climb inside M-1 Abrams tank or test your skills on a climbing wall. Music and more, as you can really do it all at Fall Apple Day Festival! Vendors, exhibitors and historical reenactors. Of course, apple pies! Apple Days is the largest annual festival at Fort Riley, with an average of 7,000 attendees.

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  7. Art & Architecture of Sunset Cottage

    September 22, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Sunset Cottage Guest House

    Join for an open house and reception featuring the Art & Architecture of Sunset Cottage on Sunday, September 22, 3-5pm.
    At 4pm, you'll hear from local artist Kelly Frasier whose prairie-focused work is displayed throughout the home. You will also hear from architect Carsten Boschen about some of the characteristics of Tudor and Tudor Revival architecture, as well as some of the unique features that make Sunset Cottage a special property.
    Admission is free. Street parking is available. Additional parking by West Stadium is free on Sundays.

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  8. Movies On the Grass: RiverBlue

    September 22, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    "RiverBlue," 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St. The zoo will be open at 5 p.m. with free admission. "Can fashion save the planet? Through awareness, we evolve. Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, "RiverBlue" spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world's most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future" — from "RiverBlue" website. Emily Pascoe, graduate student teaching assistant in the College of Health and Human Services' apparel, textiles, and interior design department, will introduce the film and led the film discussion.

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  9. Pioneer Women Yoga Series

    September 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Sage Gallery at Prairiewood

    Join Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve on the last Tuesday of each month for feel-good yoga, followed by a special guest speaker. Each month, they will feature a different inspiring woman who’s a “pioneer” in her field!
    Yoga begins at 6pm. $5 entry per person, plus cash bar. Entry Fee goes to local charity of the guest speaker's choice.

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  10. Beautify Bertrand by Building On Faith

    September 25, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Habitat Home #28

    People of faith will come together to beautify the block around our recently completed Habitat Home #28 at 512 Bertrand, Manhattan. Exterior work such as spreading grass seed, raking, trimming branches, cleaning gutters and even some painting will brighten up this street after kind neighbors patiently allowed months of construction trucks and hundreds of volunteers to descend on their quiet neighborhood.
    MAHFH will reach out to area churches in August to sign up volunteers. Our goal is to have 100 church members attend this event and make a statement to our community about the importance of home ownership at all economic levels.
    Dinner and refreshments provided.
    Wear work clothes, closed toe shoes. Bring work gloves and eye protection if you have them. ?

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  11. Manhattan Public Library Fine Forgiveness Day 2019

    September 27, 2019, All Day @ Manhattan Public Library

    If you have overdue books or items on your library account, you can be forgiven on September 27 by bringing those items back to the library. You may also read down the fines on your library account. For every 10 minutes you spend reading, you can whittle off $1 of overdue fines, up to a maximum of $10.
    See website for a complete list of information.

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  12. 46th Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Fair

    September 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 28, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Cico Park

    Join the Mercy Auxiliary at the 46th Annual Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts fair. Browse a unique selection of hand made and refurbished arts and crafts from local exhibitors, located at Cico Park in Manhattan, KS.

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  13. Paint & Sip: Win the Dang Day

    September 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Neal will lead the group in painting "Win the Dang Day" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time. Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.

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  14. KSU vs Oklahoma State Watch Party

    September 28, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join in cheering for the cats at this exciting watch party for the KSU vs Oklahoma State game! **Stay tuned for more details, OK State (Time TBD)

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  15. Vendor Day & Hero Appreciation Day

    September 29, 2019, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ A & H Farm

    A & H Farm has invited local vendors to set up at the patch. They will also be showing appreciation for our Heroes. While the kids play parents can shop with local vendors. Follow this event for a list of vendors that will be with them and stay tuned for special activities they will have to show their appreciation.

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  16. 5th Annual Little Apple Duck Dash

    September 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ CiCo Park

    Join for a fun "QUACK-TASTIC" afternoon to support the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan for our 5th Annual Little Apple Duck Dash. You can adopt a duck and/or sign up for our 5K or Toddler Waddle by visiting Waddle on over to see us, it will be a fun event for the WHOLE FAMILY!

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Craft Shows

  1. 46th Annual Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Fair

    September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019 @ Cico Park

    Join the Mercy Auxiliary at the 46th Annual Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts fair. Browse a unique selection of hand made and refurbished arts and crafts from local exhibitors, located at Cico Park in Manhattan, KS.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music: Everyday Lights

    September 19, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Liquid Art Winery & Estate

    Another fan favorite returns to the winery for their summer music series---Everyday Lights is a group of Salina-based musicians with a love for folk and jazz rhythms. Their unique instrumentation and improvised harmony gives them a fresh, creative sound that is best realized in their original music. Their ability to combine a variety of musical styles including folk, country, rock and bluegrass always keeps the audience guessing and looking forward to the next song.
    Grab some friends, circle up around the patios, and soak in the last of summer!

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  2. "Gloria" a Stage Reading

    September 20, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre, West Stadium, K-State University

    GLORIA by Branden Jacob-Jenkins
    A stage reading directed by current student Ian Boyd Duncan (B.A. ‘20).
    Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium
    Sept. 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
    This powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine. When an ordinary workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story elevate to disastrous heights.

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  3. Sip of Bourbon Batch 2

    September 21, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    The Wamego Whiskey Syndicate presents “Sip of Bourbon, Batch Two”! This unique whiskey event will feature a grand tasting of 40+ different selections. Featured distilleries include Jim Beam, Willett, Barrel Craft Spirits, Wild Turkey, and High West, plus samples of American Craft Whiskey, Irish and Scotch Whiskey, and World Whiskeys. There will also be craft cocktails, wine, hard ciders, and more. Appetizers and local food features are also included in the ticket price.
    The VIP pre-event will feature a multimedia walk through the Wamego Whiskey Syndicate’s Knob Creek barrel pick experience, culminating with a tasting of each of the sold out single barrel selections of “Boomtown 1” -3", and the SOON TO BE RELEASED “Boomtown 4” single barrel rye. All VIP tickets holders will receive a commemorative VIP lanyard from the Jim Beam distillery, have access to the Sip of Bourbon Batch 2 tasting event, appetizers, and local food items.
    All attendees must be at least 21 years of a

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  4. McCain Performance Series: Steve Martin & Martin Short

    September 22, 2019, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business.

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  5. The Wizard of Oz

    September 26, 2019 - October 6, 2019 @ Columbian Theatre

    When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the Emerald City where a great wizard lives. On her way, she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them. This longtime favorite has been on this historic stage countless times. They are such big fans they even started a museum!

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  6. Landshark Music Series: Santiago Brothers

    September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' crew for loud food and spicy music with Santiago Brothers as part of the Landshark Music Series. Corner entrance to Aggieville for a Bolo of a good time.

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  7. The Addams Family

    September 27, 2019, 7:30 PM - September 29, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap, ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap ... they're creepy and they're kooky, and all together spooky. As the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Addams Family Tree, all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They've gathered in the family graveyard to celebrate life and death, but Wednesday dreams of love with Lucas Beineke, an ordinary boy from Ohio. Could her family ever approve? Fun, mayhem, and quirky humor ensue.

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  8. Harmony in the 'Hatt

    September 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Triangle Park

    Harmony in the 'Hatt, presented by Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative, is in conjunction with Art in Motion, at the Beach Museum of Art. This music festival has free admission.
    In inclement weather, the event will be moved to The Bluemont Hotel located at 1212 Bluemont Ave.

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Festivals & Parades


    September 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cico Park

    Flint Hills Praisefest is the largest FREE Christian music festival in Kansas. Enjoy delicious food, kids activities, and a variety of uplifting music all day long. Your entire family is welcome at this safe, fun-filled event.

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  2. Ag Heritage Park Fall Event: Old Settler's Day

    September 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Ag Heritage Park

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  3. Ag Heritage Park Fall Event: Old Settler's Day Barn Quilt Drawings

    September 28, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Ag Heritage Park

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For the Kids!

  1. Body First School Fitness Challenge

    September 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Anneberg Park

    The Body First School Fitness Challenge was developed in 2008 with a simple idea to provide money to local schools for encouraging their students to be active. With local business sponsors, the Manhattan Cross Country Club provided $1,000 to area schools.
    Since then, they have grown tremendously. In 2016, this event provided $12,000 to area schools in Manhattan, Riley, Westmoreland, St. George and Wamego. It is the largest Kids Fun Run in the state of Kansas and there is growing evidence to suggest that it is one of the Top 5 Kids Fun Runs in the entire United States!

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  2. Zoofari Tales

    September 27, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Slither in to reading with Sunset Zoo at the Manhattan Public Library!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Women's soccer: Brigham Young vs. K-State

    September 21, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Kansas State Soccer Stadium

    BYU extended its season into the NCAA Tournament's first round where it dropped a 2-1 road decision at TCU last November.

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  2. Women's soccer: Baylor vs. K-State

    September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Kansas State Soccer Stadium

    The Bears advanced through to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinal round before being handed its sixth match defeat. Baylor tore through nine Big 12 games with only one defeat, then reached the Big 12 title match and dropped a 3-nil decision to West Virginia.

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  3. Women's soccer: Texas vs. K-State

    September 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Kansas State Soccer Stadium

    Texas avenged a 2-0 defeat to Kansas State on its home pitch in 2016 to win 4-0 in the 2018 matchup. Longhorns have recorded two Big 12 victories in the brief series.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Fire Back with Jared Estes

    September 17, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Wildcat Chamber, Student Union

    His grueling recovery took him on a path that would either make or break him. Despite enduring an incredible loss and the pain of more than 50 surgeries for his life-threatening injuries, Estes made the choice to not just get back up, but to "FIRE BACK."
    Estes' emotionally gripping presentation shines a light on the battles we all face and reminds us to use the weapons inside ourselves to fight our way back to brighter days.

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  2. Advanced SEO Strategies

    September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    SEO Strategies to help your business rank in the search engines. The importance of search engine optimization for local business visibility is a must. For questions contact: Full Cup Marketing, 322 S. Mosley St. (2), Wichita KS 67202 (316-737-9950).

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  3. APDesign Ekdahl Lecture Series: Brian Graham

    September 18, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Regnier Forum, Regnier Hall

    Brian Graham, principal of Graham Designs, San Francisco, will be the first presenter in the 2019-2020 College of Architecture, Planning & Design's Ekdahl Lecture Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Regnier Forum, Regnier Hall on the K-State Manhattan campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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  4. Science On Tap

    September 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    A new monthly gathering at Manhattan's Tallgrass Tap House, featuring public discussion on engaging science topics. Held in a relaxed (and fun!) setting on the third Wednesday of the month August through April, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a local scientist followed by lively conversation. The goal is to build our community’s enthusiasm for science in a fun and unique way.

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  5. Science On Tap: Grangfamilies: When Grandparents Raise Their Grandchildren

    September 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    September's Science on Tap features Jesse Piper. Piper is a doctoral student in School of Family Studies and Human Services at K-State. She grew up in a grandfamily, being raised by her grandma. As a doctoral student, she now uses science to better understand grandfamilies. Join us to try your hand at being a family scientist while you analyze different grandfamily scenarios.

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  6. Anaerobic Microorganisms & Applications In Environmental Science

    September 19, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Ackert Hall

    Matthew Kirk, associate professor of geology, will give a public lecture on how microorganisms are key drivers of global biogeochemical cycles and their activities influence animal and plant health, agriculture, the quality of water and soil resources, the composition of the atmosphere and more. Kirk will discuss his recent research on environmental factors that influence microbial respiration in anoxic environments and illustrate how his findings can be used to improve environmental quality.
    This talk is being presented for students participating in the capstone course of the natural resources and environmental science secondary major and is open to the general public as part of the NRES Seminar Series.
    The secondary major and its seminar series are generously supported by the Office of the Provost, College of Agriculture, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and Department of Geography.

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  7. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Exploring Emporia

    September 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Experience the "Front Porch of the Flint Hills" as we travel to Emporia in Lyon County, where you will be treated to a driving tour full of history and fun tales with a local step-on guide. The William Allen White Home is known for its famous guests. Now is your chance to visit this historic landmark. Choose your own lunch location of either Radius Brewing Company or Bobby D’s Merchant St. BBQ. There will be plenty of time to explore the unique shops downtown. Include is a stop at the All Veterans Memorial featuring a Huey Helicopter, Ship Anchor, a Sherman Army tank. Finally, we will finish with a relaxing stroll through the David Traylor Zoo.
    Guests are encouraged to bring a resealable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided. Registration opens Monday, August 5. Pre-registration is required by September 20 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  8. Walk & Talk: Autumn Wildflowers

    September 21, 2019, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Konza Nature Trail

    Explore parts of the Konza Prairie Biological Station that are not available to the general public. We will see and identify many native tallgrass plants with Konza Prairie LTER botanist and bison herd manager Jeff Taylor. Jeff has been working at Konza Prairie for 12 years and has an interest in floristics and plant-herbivore interactions.
    We will meet at the Konza Prairie Stone Barn. Remember your comfortable walking shoes with closed toes and insect repellent. This event will be held rain or shine unless deemed unsafe.
    Pre-registration is required by September 20 at 5:00 PM. Please register online, by calling 785-587-2726, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  9. Rainbows & Stars with Dr. Larry Weaver

    September 21, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Wonder Workshop Children's Museum

    Kids will break down the light spectrum with Dr. Larry Weaver, K-State physicist, by looking at different light sources. They'll also look at women astronomers, like Vera Rubin, who were particularly important in figuring out what stars are made of. And make rainbows, of course!
    Dr. Larry Weaver is a multi-talented physicist at Kansas State University. He has mostly published in atomic physics, including high energy physics, cosmology, and condensed matter physics. There is no particular pattern to his research; instead he tries to help solve puzzles that him and his colleagues come up with in their work.

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  10. Severe Weather Patterns with Dr. Mary Knapp

    September 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Wonder Workshop Children's Museum

    Dr. Mary Knapp, a K-State climatologist, returns to help kids understand Severe Weather patterns in all 4 seasons. How does weather and climate differ? Severe weather happens year round. How we can be prepared?

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  11. Public Lecture: Roles of Women and Religion in the Afghan Peace Process'

    September 24, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

    Palwasha Kakar joined the institute after four years with The Asia Foundation as the Afghanistan director for Women’s Empowerment and Development. Prior to the foundation, Kakar led the Gender Mainstreaming and Civil Society Unit in the UN Development Program's Afghanistan Subnational Governance Program managing a small grants program for Afghanistan's civil society initiatives. She also served as program manager for the Gender Studies Institute at Kabul University. She has experience working with the World Bank Group on gender, social justice and environmental issues.
    An Afghan-American, Kakar has taught and researched religion, gender, security and local governance. She has published research regarding women's participation in local governance, Pashtunwali-Afghan customary law, Afghan women's identity, and social spaces in Afghanistan. Her research has taken her to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Syria.

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  12. 1918: The Great War and the Terrible Flu

    September 24, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Historian Jed Dunham will compress the complex and harrowing story of the great influenza outbreak of 1918 into a straightforward narrative using his own original research into the outbreak. Dunham will root this story in the local context, focusing on Nurse Battey and the Manhattan, KS fight against influenza.
    Jed Dunham received his Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from Kansas State University in 1996. He serves as Communications Director for S.A.V.E. Farm (Service member Agricultural Vocational Education) which is dedicated to helping transitioning veterans find purpose, education and employment within the agricultural industry. He developed the Kansas State Pandemic Team which utilized a multi-discipline approach to study the 1918 Influenza Pandemic which resulted in locating the source point for the 1918 pandemic and new avenues towards a universal flu vaccine.

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  13. Strangers In Town: A Short Film About Diversity

    September 24, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Student Union

    STRANGERS IN TOWN tells the story of how global migration unexpectedly transformed and enriched Garden City, Kansas. It brought great challenges to the community, including demands for housing, social services, education, and infrastructure. For the current students at Garden City High School, the town's remarkable diversity is all they've ever known.
    Followed by discussion with filmmaker Steve Lerner.
    Part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series.

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  14. World of Wines

    September 26, 2019, 6:30 PM @ Hoffman Lounge: Justin Hall

    Join for a fun evening of wine and cheese tasting in Hoffman Lounge on September 26th!
    Throughout the course of the evening you'll learn about and taste a variety of wines as well as a complementary cheese pairing for each. Wines will be expertly paired by Cristina Milostan, Certified Sommelier.

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  15. Talk 20 MHK 5th Edition

    September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A FREE event where you can connect with ideas and innovators in our community.

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  16. David Parks, noted photographer, film director and son of Gordon Parks: The Learning Tree

    September 26, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Staley School of Leadership Studies, Town Hall

    David Parks, an American photographer, film director and author, will be a guest on the Kansas State University campus Sept. 25-27. Parks is the son of the late photographer, filmmaker, director, composer and author Gordon Parks.
    Parks will deliver a lecture, "The Learning Tree' at 50: Gordon Parks' Son David Parks Reflects on His Father's Classic Work," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Town Hall at the Staley School of Leadership Studies.

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  17. Landon Lecture: Fortune CEO Alan Murray

    September 27, 2019, 10:30 AM @ McCain Auditorium

    Alan Murray, the CEO of Fortune, the global media company featuring the business magazine Fortune, will deliver a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, in McCain Auditorium. The title of Murray's lecture will be "The Future of Facts: Searching for Truth in the 21st Century."
    No tickets are required to attend this free lecture, and students, faculty, staff and the general public are invited.

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  18. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

    September 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Join for a morning of bison fun at the Plumlee Buffalo Ranch. You will get up close to America’s National Mammal during a 2-hour guided tour of this working Bison ranch. See a beautiful native tallgrass prairie and remnants of pioneer wagon ruts. Guests travel on a comfortable trailer making it safe and fun for the entire family.
    Round trip travel and tour fees are included. Not recommended for youth under 2. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 8:30 AM and returns no later than 12:00 PM.
    Registration opens Monday, August 5. Pre-registration is required by September 27 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.Guests are encouraged to bring a resealable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided. Registration opens Monday, August 5. Pre-registration is required by September 20 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  19. World of Wines

    September 28, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Hoffman Lounge: Justin Hall

    Enjoy a variety of hor d’oeurves paired with Cava, a sparkling wine for an early lunch workshop. Cristina, our Certified Sommelier, will also be presenting this event.

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  20. "Find A Grave"

    September 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library Auditorium

    This Presentation will explore the basic elements of a Find A Grave memorial and understanding monument markings - How to manage your ancestors' memorials

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 7th Annual Konquer the Konza

    September 22, 2019, 7:30 AM - 11:59 AM @ Konza Prairie trail loops

    Grueling endurance racers, this race is designed for you at Konza Prairie hiking trails in the Flint Hills outside Manhattan. Event capped at first 300 registrants (120=25k; 180=10k). Proceeds to Konza Prairie Biological Station.

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  2. 8th Annual C. Clyde Run & Midge's Mile

    September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bosco Student Plaza

    Event to honor business college’s first dean, C. Clyde Jones, to benefit Shepherd’s Crossing. 5K race route through K-State campus; plus participants can enter four-person teams to compete in the event.

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  3. Wildwood Adventures Trail Run

    September 29, 2019, 8:00 AM @ Wildwood Adventure Park

    Wildwood Adventure Trail Run is a 2 mile, 20+ obstacle course created for you and your family or friends to get active and a little WILD! This obstacle filled run is designed for all ages and levels. Bring family and friends to work through challenges.

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Special Events

  1. Drink Tasting at Bluemont Lounge

    September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Red Wine Tasting, part of Bluemont's summer drink tastings to complement Third Thursday events. Followed by live music series on fourth-floor lounge area.

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  2. Little Apple Classic Car & Barbecue Cook Off

    September 20, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Take part in the inaugural Little Apple Classic Car & BBQ Cook Off! Event will take place at the new Midwest Dream Car Collection on the west side of Manhattan located at 3007 Anderson Avenue. The event will consist of public events on Friday night from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    The BBQ contest will take place outside of Manhattan’s newest tourist attraction! The Midwest Dream Car Collection is just that…an eclectic dream collection of early roadsters, muscle cars and exotics from across the country. The vision of Ward and Brenda Morgan, the mission at MDCC is to share not only the collection but the stories surrounding each car’s history; where it’s been and the people who lived it. Routinely rotated, you will always see something new at MDCC.

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  3. Zoo In You: The Human Microbiome

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - January 12, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Non-human organisms outnumber our human cells 10 to 1, as trillions of microbes colonize inside each one of us. Learn about our body’s constant microbial companions and ways scientists realize just how important these microbes are to overall health, Hands-on exhibit features: Meet the Microbes, Our Complex Ecosystems and Exploring Our Microbiome. Fun science and discovery in MHK!

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