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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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  5. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (5)
  6. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (6)
  7. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (1)
  8. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (3)
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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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  2. 3A high school state baseball tournament

    May 24, 2018, 11:00 AM - May 25, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Visit Manhattan and Manhattan Parks & Recreation host the Kansas 3A state baseball tournament at Tointon Family Stadium on the campus of Kansas State University. Friday semifinals (11 a.m., 1:15 p.m.) and Saturday consolation (3:30 p.m.) and championship (5:45 p.m.).

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  3. 3A high school state softball tournament

    May 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - May 25, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Twin Oaks Complex

    Manhattan Parks & Recreation hosts 3A state softball tournament at Twin Oaks Complex, Anneberg Park. Thursday quarterfinal games at 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; Friday semifinal round, 11 a.m.; Saturday consolation (1 p.m.) and championship (2 p.m.)

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  4. Paws & Pints on the Patio

    May 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 1115 Venue and Urban Garden

    Grab your four-legged bestie and come to Eleven Fifteen for Paws and Pints every Thursday! All beers on tap at $4. Great opportunity to get out of the house during summer with our patio open to pets every day. No pets on any furniture; all pets must remain on leash.

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  5. 1115 Happy Hour

    May 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Eleven Fifteen Venue and Urban Garden

    Full menu of special cocktails, beer, wine and rosé, special "Happy Hour" menu with selection of drink specials not found on our regular menu.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. 90th Kansas FFA Convention

    May 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - June 1, 2018, 3:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    1,500 members converge to celebrate the 90th Kansas FFA Convention on the Kansas State University campus. Throughout convention, the theme of “I can. We will” will be celebrated.

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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. Bluemont Lounge Live Music Series: Herringbone

    May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Tallgrass Thursday and a great spot to hear jazz listening to Herringbone.

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  2. Anthony Gomes in concert

    May 26, 2018, 9:00 PM @ RC McGraw's

    Top-billing Billboard blues artist brings in tow high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence. Gomes' triple threat equipped as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Blues Revue Magazine: "Gomes' formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues." One of the top draws on the rock/blues circuit, Gomes has headlined concerts in 17 countries and shared a stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

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  3. Bluemont Lounge Live Music Series: Charlie Roberts

    May 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Charlie Roberts returns for another night devoted to acoustic rock. Head up to the Bluemont Lounge on the rooftop at 7 p.m. Bring all your friends!

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  4. Bluemont Lounge Live Music Series: Robert F. Rodriguez

    May 30, 2018, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Live music with jazz percussionist Robert Rodriguez at the Bluemont Lounge.

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  5. Landshark Music Series: Jimmy Lewin and the Kingtones

    May 31, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' crew for loud food and spicy music and watch powerhouse trio the Kingtones play double-dose of Chicago and Texas-style blues! Corner entrance to Aggieville for a Bolo of a good time.

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For the Kids!

  1. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    May 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    Ages 3-5: Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

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  2. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    May 24, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    Kindergarten and up: Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

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  3. Kids' Book Club

    May 24, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Kids grades K-6 invited to join library book club on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Each month features different kids' book series, and kids can choose which book from the series they would like to read. No registration required.

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  4. Zoofari Tails Storytime

    May 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Zoofari Tails Storytime features animal stories presented by Sunset Zoo staff. Children can also explore interesting animal artifacts from the zoo, such as furs, feathers, and skulls!

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  5. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    May 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    All ages: Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

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  6. Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    May 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art 14th & Anderson

    All ages: Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters. Call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Yoga for Every Body

    May 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Root to Rise Yoga Studio

    Hosted by Jersey Shore yoga instructor, Nikki Aufiero and Sunflower State yoga instructor Brooke Stiffler. Covers alignment on a few foundational postures for strong and safe practice. Workshop open to any level; whether beginner or advanced practitioner, this will help to teach and reinforce the basics of alignment and how it varies depending on individual alignment. With focus on alignment, we allow for safe practice, always!

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 3A high school state baseball tournament

    May 24, 2018, 11:00 AM - May 25, 2018, 8:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Visit Manhattan and Manhattan Parks & Recreation host the Kansas 3A state baseball tournament at Tointon Family Stadium on the campus of Kansas State University. Friday semifinals (11 a.m., 1:15 p.m.) and Saturday consolation (3:30 p.m.) and championship (5:45 p.m.).

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  2. 3A high school state softball tournament

    May 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - May 25, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Twin Oaks Complex

    Manhattan Parks & Recreation hosts 3A state softball tournament at Twin Oaks Complex, Anneberg Park. Thursday quarterfinal games at 5 p.m., 7 p.m.; Friday semifinal round, 11 a.m.; Saturday consolation (1 p.m.) and championship (2 p.m.)

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  3. Kandango 2018: Ad Asphault per Aspera

    May 31, 2018, 12:00 PM - June 3, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    This year’s Kandango bicycle tour features two rides: Sixth annual K2r (pronounced K Tour), classic road ride through Flint Hills; Kandango G2 Gravel Grinder (pronounced G squared) takes dirt roads less traveled. Both rides unite at designated meeting towns for fun, food and entertainment, as all three nights feature fun-filled festivities.

    The Manhattan Project, The Sequel: Three days of fully supported gravel/road bicycle tours (optional), Saturday meal ticket, three nights of post-ride fun and cool t-shirt.

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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. Harry's Somm Series: Native Grapes From Around the World

    May 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    You know, there's a whole world of wines to be experienced with so many different native varieties from around the globe. With as many as 10,000 different international wines, this is the class where you learn about many more varieties. Harry's explores the vast array of international and local grape varietals, some you can't even pronounce!

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  3. Memorial Day Ceremony, DDE Museum

    May 28, 2018, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Hosted by local VFW and American Legion Chapters.

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  4. Kansas Veterans Memorial Day Service

    May 28, 2018, 11:00 AM @ Kansas Veterans Cemetery

    Honor fallen veterans and loved ones. Program features guest speaker Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Michael W. Ryan, Kansas Territorial Pipes and Drums and members from the 1st Infantry Division Band. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on as seating usually fills quickly.

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  5. Fort Riley Memorial Day Ceremony

    May 28, 2018, 11:30 AM @ Post cemetery

    Observance honors men and women who died while serving in our country’s armed forces. Fort Riley Garrison Commander Colonel John Lawrence provides remarks. Open to soldiers, families and community. Visitors should stop at Henry Gate off I-70 to obtain visitors pass.

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  6. Junction City Memorial Day Ceremony

    May 28, 2018, 1:00 PM @ Junction City Veterans Park

    Guest speaker Chaplain (Maj.) Doug Brown, 35th Infantry Division.

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  7. Rum Tasting/Cocktail Sampling

    May 29, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Arrow Cocktail Lounge

    New additions to the Kansas rum market courtesy Steve Keck (BJS Beverage). Glimpse their uses in various cocktails.

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