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Special Events

  1. 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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  2. Visions of the Flint Hills

    October 4, 2019 - November 21, 2019 @ Buttonwood Art Space

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  3. Stone Fence Workshop

    October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019 @ Eskridge, Kansas, at K-4 Highway and Beta Street

    The fall 2019 Native Stone Scenic Byway Stone Fence Restoration Workshop will be October 12 and 13, 2019.
    Rocky Slaymaker, a professionally trained dry stone conservancy mason will lead the workshop which will be held in Eskridge, Kansas on K-4 Highway and Beta Street.
    The workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn the techniques of dry stone fence building and repair during this hands-on workshop.
    Applications and more information is available at Wabaunsee County Economic Development, 226 Missouri, Alma, Kansas 785-765-4644 www.wabaunsee.com.

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  4. MFD Open House 2019

    October 13, 2019, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Fire Department

    MFD Annual Open House is a great time to go out and learn about your fire department. Old Engine 1 rides, spray a real fire hose, live fire sprinkler demonstration, use an escape window, and much more! Kid Friendly!

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  5. 5K Philanthropy Run/Walk

    October 20, 2019, 8:30 AM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Join fellow Wildcats and friends for the 2019 Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 20. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan. Participants may walk or run the course. Participants with strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome.

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  6. Manhattan Wine Tasting for a Cause

    October 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Tallgrass Taphouse has been gracious enough to lend their rooftop to host the first Grand Tasting wine event here in Manhattan, Kansas!
    Aquam Vinos & The Fridge are teaming up to bring you over 20 wines to taste and enjoy, as well as snacks and great company!
    Yes. 20 wines!! From Red and white, to rose and sparkling, for only $39! That includes the snacks and the giving back.
    Plus, with the time of the year it is, they thought it would be fun to give everyone a chance to taste wines that pair with the holidays upcoming, and see what they enjoyed before they buy them! What better way than to raise money while you do it?
    Proceeds from the event go to Team Michelle - an amazing breast cancer foundation with many local ladies who help out.
    Drink Wine. Save Lives. Have Fun. Some spend your Sunday afternoon having a great time while helping save lives!

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  7. City Commission Candidate Public Forum

    October 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Wareham Opera House

    Come hear the candidates speak prior to voting.
    Cash bar available.

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  8. HOGTOBERFEST

    October 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Friends of Meadowlark have a fun and tasty opportunity to support the Meadowlark Foundation’s Good Samaritan Fund when the doors to Cox Bros. BBQ open at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24. Brothers Bud and Bobby Cox, sons of Meadowlark Hills resident Ellie Cox, pledge to donate 10-percent of that day’s proceeds to the Fund during our 6th annual HOGTOBERFEST. Five hog kissing candidates will solicit votes in the form of dollars, with the candidate collecting the most money kissing a (young) hog shortly after 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 at Cox Bros. HOGTOBERFEST would certainly be fun with just barbecue, brews and music, but there’s more! In order to create additional opportunities to raise money and awareness for the Good Samaritan Fund, a HOG & Kisses Contest has begun, and 50/50 raffle tickets are now on sale soon. The 50/50 raffle winner takes home half of the money collected by ticket sales, and half of the proceeds support the Good Samaritan Fund.

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  9. Okt-FLU-ber Fest

    October 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall

    Members from the Master of Public Health program and the College of Veterinary Medicine will be joining the Riley County Health Department on Thursday, Oct. 24, for a special event called Okt-FLU-ber Fest.
    These veterinary and public health experts will answer questions about influenza in pets and what people can do to keep all family members — people and pets — safe from various strains of influenza.
    Okt-FLU-ber Fest will include a vaccine clinic for kids and adults in a fun, family atmosphere. The clinic is from 2-7 p.m. in Pottorf Hall at Cico Park in Manhattan. Registration for vaccinations closes at 6:45 p.m.
    Each child who is vaccinated will receive a pumpkin while supplies last. Games and educational opportunities also will be available.

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  10. Kids Halloween Day

    October 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join us on Friday Fright Night for Trunk, Tricks and Treats! Kids 17 and under in costume receive free admission to this spooktacular event!
    And Parents, don't forget about our Self-serve Beer and Wine Wall!

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  11. Trick or Treat the 'Ville

    October 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Aggieville

    Halloween is just around the corner! Come join for Aggieville's Spookiest tradition, Trick or Treat the 'Ville! On Friday, October 25th from 3pm-5pm participating businesses will have treats and candy for all! So grab your favorite costume, bring your family and friends, and come join the fun in Aggieville!
    Stick around afterwards for The K-State Homecoming parade starting at 5pm and The K-State Marching Band's Little Apple Pub Crawl starting at 7pm.

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  12. Adults-Only Costume Party

    October 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ A&H Farm

    Are you ready for an adult night out? A&H is hosting its first ever Adult Costume Party. Those 21 and up will enjoy activities including: Flashlight Maze, Moonlit Hay rack Ride, Giant Slide, Human Foosball, Tether Ball, Bounce Houses, Corn Hole and much more! There will be prizes for costumes! Purchase your tickets online, as they WILL NOT be sold at the door.

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  13. Axepocalypse Halloween & Costume Party

    October 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Axe To Grind

    Enjoy a truly unique Halloween party and costume contest where the winner will take home one year of free axe throwing. Beer specials, axe throwing, cornhole and food vendors will be available.

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  14. Spooktacular

    October 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - October 27, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals by visiting five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the Zoo, a costume contest, live animal encounters and a pumpkin palooza await each SPOOKtacular guest!
    Wear your costumes - adults and kids! Have fun and be creative, just remember you're walking through the Zoo. You can even win prizes for top costume during the SPOOKtacular Costume Contest each day! And be sure to bring your candy bags to collect your candy loot.
    Parking is available in the Zoo's main lot and the grass field to the side of the zoo. Community members can also park in Manhattan High School's lot, located at the corner of Oak and Westwood. It's a busy weekend, so please drive slowly and carefully.
    We welcome 6,000+ guests over the SPOOKtacular weekend. Purchase your tickets in advance to speed through the ticket line! Look for tickets to go on sale early October.

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  15. Halloween Bash

    October 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Little Apple Playland in Manhattan Town Center

    Celebrate Halloween at Little Apple Playland. There will be games, treats, prizes, touchy feely boxes and more. Wear your costumes for a contest at 5:30 PM.

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  16. Halloween Benefit & Bash

    October 26, 2019, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    Join MHK Girls Pint Out for a night out! Costumes, craft beers, camaraderie and dancing- all for a cause! Proceeds from the event will benefit K-State's Johnson cancer Research Center. Ticket price includes your first craft beer, a catered spread from Hy-Vee and a donation to the Johnson Cancer Center.

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  17. Special Communities Halloween Dance

    October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan City Auditorium

    It's time for the annual Special Communities Halloween Dance. Enjoy a night of music, treats, costumes and more! Ages 15+ can register online.

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  18. Trunk or Treat

    October 27, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ St, Thomas More Church

    Kids are invited to wear costumes and trick-or-treat in a supervised, safe environment. Everyone is invited to decorate their trunks and tailgate to create the haunted parking lot. Don't forget your own bags of candy for the hungry goblins! There are three trunk awards: Most Spooktacular, Most Interactive and Best Theme Trunk. Set up is at 5:45 PM.

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  19. Trick or Treat for the Autism Community

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Campus Creek Complex

    The Kansas State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Autism Committee will host Trick or Treat at Campus Creek Complex from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
    It is a safe environment for children and families with autism to trick or treat for Halloween. There will be games, snacks, trick or treat rooms, and a sensory room.

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  20. BeWitching in Westloop

    October 31, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Westloop Shopping Center

    Come to Westloop for this special trick-or-treating event that will last from 4pm to 6:30pm.

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  21. Downtown Manhattan All Treats Day

    October 31, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Come Downtown and visit participating businesses for trick-or-treating!
    J&C Imaging will offer a free photo with a spooky themed setting for a non-perishable food item or cash donation to the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.

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  22. Trunk or Treat

    October 31, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Fort Riley Commissary

    Decorate your car's trunk, fill it with candy and come out for trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment!
    Trunk or Treat is free and open to all. Costumes are encouraged. Costume contest at 6pm.
    Prizes for best costumes and best-decorated trunk:
    1st Place: $100 Commissary Gift Card
    2nd Place: $50 Commissary Gift Card
    3rd Place: $25 Commissary Gift Card
    Advance registration recommended for trunks! See the form in the info, or call BOSS for details. Info: 785-239-2677

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  23. Boo Party!

    October 31, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Fun, safe, indoor trick-or-treating!

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