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  6. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (2)
  7. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (40)
  8. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (4)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  2. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  3. 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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  4. Thrift Style

    August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.

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  5. Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama Exhibition

    August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Enrico Isamu Oyama grew up in Tokyo and has worked in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Oyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Wide range of creative platforms include painting, digital media, sound and fashion.

    QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences in today’s world of fluid borders and inter-connectivity.

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  6. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: The Mind's Eye

    August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Artists' interpretations of reality and fantasy features John Gary Brown, William Counter, Tim Forcade, Jeff Foster, Bambi Freeman, Bev Gegen, Susan Grace, Eleanor Heimbaugh, Christina Klein, Jennifer Rivera, Nancy Teague, Barbara Waterman Peters and Rashelle Weissenbach. SNW premieres: Conci Denniston, Michael Driggs and Lynette Ubel.

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  7. Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz Exhibition

    September 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    In her sculpture, Sayaka Ganz uses reclaimed plastic objects such as discarded utensils as a painter uses brush strokes. Ganz describes her style as “3D impressionism," as the recycled objects appear unified at a distance but at close proximity, individual objects are discernable. Ganz was born in Japan and grew up in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.

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  8. Mural Lab

    October 5, 2017 - October 28, 2017 @ Little Apple Art Supply

    Assisted by a K-State student, artist Enrico Isamu Oyama creates mural on the building that houses exhibition, sponsor Little Apple Art Supply. Visit throughout October to witness the artist’s progress and contribution to the Aggieville streetscape.

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  9. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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  10. Aeromural

    October 12, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 26, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard hall, Kansas State University

    Aeromural, a work by Enrico Isamu Oyama uses the sound from spray paint cans to propose a new form of mural, one that occupies space in all directions. In partnership with the Digital and Experimental Media Lab, Department of Art, Kansas State University. Check museum website (beach.ksu.edu) for opening reception date and time.

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  11. Kratzer and Parish: Volland Then and Now

    October 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - November 12, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Re-photography of Volland based on vintage photographs of Otto Kratzer. Accomplished photographer Tom Parish created re-photographs of Volland for 2016 “Going Home” exhibit at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Parish is currently the Visiting Instructor of the Digital Humanities for Chapman Center for Rural Studies at K-State. Kratzer was a self-taught photographer whose work provided what is arguably the most complete documentation of "vanishing" small towns.

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  12. Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead altar workshop

    October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Learn more about this seasonal celebration, help create a public altar at the museum for Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 celebration; make items to take home.

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Community Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. Craft Night: Mod Podge Coasters

    October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Make creative coasters, as the library provides tiles, Mod Podge sealer, felt backing and colorful printouts. Personalize them; bring your own pictures (should be 4-inch-by-4-inch size to cover all but outer edge of the tile).

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  3. USO No Dough Dinner

    October 24, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center East Court

    Monthly USO No Dough Dinner moves off post to Manhattan for the first time. Military families invited to enjoy free meal in the mall.

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  4. HOGtoberfest

    October 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Fourth annual HOGtoberfest includes all the amenities: food, friends and fundraising; event to benefit Meadowlark Foundation's Good Samaritan fund. Food specials include $2 pulled pork sliders, pork slider lunch plate and evening hog roast buffet. Live polka music and German beer add to the Oktoberfest-feel and atmosphere. Cox Brothers BBQ donates 10 percent of day's proceeds to the fund.

    Plus, five local realtors compete in a HOG & Kisses Contest. The real estate broker or agent who receives the most votes (in dollars) will kiss a live pig at the event. Vote for your favorite candidate online or at the event.

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  5. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Have your costume ready in advance of Halloween and trick-or-treat among the animals. Visit five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo: costume contest, live animal encounters and pumpkin palooza inside Nature Exploration Center await each SPOOKtacular guest! Friends of the zoo members receive $1 discount for each child admission.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. 2017 KEDA Fall Conference

    October 18, 2017, 9:00 AM - October 19, 2017, 1:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Kansas Economic Development Alliance, professionals and volunteers involved in economic growth and development.

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  2. Schools of Banking

    October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017 @ Bluemont Hotel

    Principles of Commercial Lending seminar within Schools of Banking fundamentals. Three-day commercial lending school Oct. 23-25.

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  3. Kansas Agricultural Aviation Association annual meeting

    October 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 25, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Latest industry updates and information, as the annual KAAA conventions draw more than 250 aerial applicators and dozens of suppliers.

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  4. Momentum: A Conference for Active Adults

    October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017 @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Manhattan Christian College's newest event, an annual Christian conference specifically designed for active men and women seeking time for spiritual renewal and inspiration. Schedule includes seminars, Bible studies, meals and times of worship.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yak and Yarn

    October 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring your knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library; relax and visit with other crafters. Some supplies on hand, but you should bring something of your own to work on.

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  2. Crafty Seniors Craft Show

    October 26, 2017 - October 28, 2017 @ Manhattan Town Center

    Handmade arts and craft items for sale, assembled with care by local artisans.

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  3. Wild West Vintage Antique Show

    October 27, 2017, 4:00 PM - October 28, 2017, 5:00 PM @ National Guard Armory

    Show features local and regional vendors; best of antique, vintage, shabby, re-purposed, jewelry, garden, industrial, farm, western, retro, kitsch, rusty, crusty, shabby ... handcrafted, vintage-inspired jewelry. Practitioners of sustainable living educate how to reduce carbon footprint to focus on transportation, energy consumption and diet; basics of shelter, food, water and transportation. Guest speakers/food trucks.

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  4. Yak and Yarn

    October 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring your knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library; relax and visit with other crafters. Some supplies on hand, but you should bring something of your own to work on.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Alex Wakim jazz quartet in concert

    October 19, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Saloon

    Local favorites Alex Wakim jazz quartet features Wakim (keys), Daniel Dissmore (trumpet), Nolan Groff (bass) and Robert Rodriguez (drums).

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  2. Kyle Park in concert

    October 20, 2017, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Hat

    Don't Forget Where You Came From is the latest release from Kyle Park, who adds his own jolt of rock-n-roll intensity to a mixture of George Strait, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and more influences.

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  3. Time Machines II: Second Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show

    October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017 @ The Volland Store

    Collected photographs of vintage motorcycles; second annual weekend show at The Volland Store. Eight miles southwest of Alma; take Old K-10 Highway, then quarter-mile south on Volland Road.

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  4. McCain Performance Series: Dirty Dancing

    October 22, 2017, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Classic story on stage an unprecedented live experience with sensational dancing. Seen by millions and features hit song after hit song. Don't miss your chance to see record-breaking live theater sensation. You'll have the time of your life! Not recommended for children under 13.

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  5. Dark Progressivism, film screening presented by Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre

    October 26, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ 101 Thompson Hall

    Dark Progressivism takes riveting inside look at Los Angeles graffiti and tattoo art from the 1980s to the present. Film addresses the influence of street gangs on these arts and introduces some of the artists who work in this medium. Discuss the film with the writer and director!

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  6. Liquid Art Fall Series live music: Ricky Fugitt

    October 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery & Estate

    Live entertainment at Manhattan's own winery in the beautiful Flint Hills. Singer-songwriter Ricky Fugitt featured at the vineyards. Sample fare from Mr. K's food truck.

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  7. My Father's Dragon, Presented by Enchantment Theatre Company

    October 26, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Newberry Honor-winning classic about a daring dragon rescue! Talking animals, flying dragon, buried treasure and lots of humor; fabulous adventure brought to stage in Enchantment Theatre's distinctive style by using puppets, masks, inventive scenic effects and original music.

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  8. The Effect by Lucy Prebble

    October 26, 2017, 7:30 PM - October 29, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    To the frustration of clinicians, young drug trial participants succumb to mutual attraction. Comedy explores questions of sanity, neurology and limits of medicine, conjoined with fate, loyalty and inevitability of physical attraction.

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  9. Plastique in concert

    October 26, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Plastique has reunited for various shows around Manhattan, and this show rocks the Aggieville underground at Auntie Mae's Parlor.

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  10. BirdHouse Music Series: James Hill and Anne Janelle

    October 27, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A night out with James Hill and Anne Janelle is the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity (Wellington Dominion-Post). Canadian Folk Music Award-winning ukulele/cello duo.

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  11. Zane Williams in concert

    October 27, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ RC McGraw's

    Williams has landed four No. 1 songs on Texas radio charts, as he plays music with plain-spoken lyrics and down-home honesty.

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  12. McCain Performance Series: Bumper Jacksons

    October 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    Playfully creative originals and re-imagined roots music. Bumper Jacksons' hard-driving energy initiates a party where everyone's invited to the dance floor.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Kansas State University Homecoming Parade

    October 20, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan to Aggieville and City Park

    Manhattan rallies around the Kansas State University campus, and community rallies are extra special for the annual Homecoming parades. Special K-Staters are selected to serve as grand marshal, and K-State students proudly display Homecoming-themed floats throughout Downtown Manhattan and Aggieville.

    Pep rally Immediately follows the parade at Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park! Show your Purple Pride Worldwide!

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  2. Little Apple Renaissance Festival

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 29, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park

    Two days filled with homage to the Italian Renaissance of the 15th and 16th Century time periods! Food and beverage vendors, catapults, parades, hatchet throwing, mud wrestling, sword fighting, archery, live theater entertainment and jousting. Huzzah!

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    October 19, 2017, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  2. Preschool Story Train

    October 19, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    PreK kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  3. Tween Club

    October 19, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A club just for tweens in grades 4-6! Meet up and hang out, play games, and craft with your friends.

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  4. Wildcat Worldwide Children's Carnival

    October 19, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Join UPC and K-State for Wildcat Worldwide Children's Carnival! Games, prizes and candy for the kids! Costumes encouraged!

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  5. Preschool Story Train

    October 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    PreK kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  6. Unplugged Fun

    October 20, 2017, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    School is out today, so stop by to play board games and try science activities at this come-and-go event.

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  7. Aggieville trick-or-treating

    October 20, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Aggieville Business District

    The 'Ville's spookiest trick or treat tradition continues ahead of evening homecoming parade. Businesses will have treats and candy for all! Stick around for the parade with floats, Willie Wildcat and loads of fun ... and more candy!

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  8. UPC Film: Spider-Man Homecoming

    October 20, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Peter Parker tries to balance life as an ordinary Queens HS student with superhero alter-ego Spider-Man; Parker must confront new menace prowling New York City skies.

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  9. Family Fun Storytime

    October 21, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A lively storytime with great picture books, action songs, and music. Families are encouraged to attend together, and an adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.

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  10. Puppet Show: Circus Magnifico!

    October 21, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center East Court

    Kick off the 30th anniversary for Manhattan Town Center with a puppet show for all ages!

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  11. UPC Film: Spider-Man Homecoming

    October 21, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Peter Parker tries to balance life as an ordinary Queens HS student with superhero alter-ego Spider-Man; Parker must confront new menace prowling New York City skies.

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  12. Toddler Wiggleworms

    October 23, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  13. Tooth Story Children's Play Area

    October 23, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center East Court

    Bring the kids for snacks, play time and a book reading from Books-A-Million.

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  14. Canteen

    October 23, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Relax at the library after school on Mondays. You can meet new friends, play video games, make crafts, and enjoy snacks. Stop by when you can and leave anytime.

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  15. Toddler Wiggleworms

    October 24, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  16. Baby Rhyme Time

    October 24, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  17. Preschool Story Train

    October 25, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    PreK kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  18. Toddler Wiggleworms

    October 25, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  19. Baby Rhyme Time

    October 26, 2017, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  20. Preschool Story Train

    October 26, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    PreK kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  21. American Girl Party

    October 26, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    History comes alive with the American Girl books! We will have crafts and games based on the series. Suggested for grades K-6.

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  22. Teen Library Advisory Board (TLAB)

    October 26, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Do you want to have a say about what's going on at the library? Come to a meeting of the advisory board! No sign up is necessary, just show up and join the conversation to earn 30 minutes of volunteer time credit.

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  23. Preschool Story Train

    October 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    PreK kids ages 3 and up can hear engaging stories, rhymes, and silly songs based on the weekly theme. Every session will also feature interactive activities including a parachute or shakers. Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  24. Zoofari Tails Storytime

    October 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Children are invited to listen to stories, move and dance like animals, and explore interesting animal biofacts such as furs and feathers. Some programs include a visit with a live animal from the zoo! No registration is required. Suggested for ages 3 and up.

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  25. Free Face Painting

    October 27, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Allison Booth of Painting Pearls will add fun pictures to your face or arms! Sign up begins at 10:45 at the Children's Desk. Limited space.

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  26. UPC Film: The Nut Job, Nutty by Nature

    October 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Following events of the first film, Surly and friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their homes to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

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  27. Family Fun Storytime

    October 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A lively storytime with great picture books, action songs, and music. Families are encouraged to attend together, and an adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.

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  28. KSU Chemistry Day with Magic Shows

    October 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center East Court

    Chemistry undergraduate and graduate students from Kansas State University present science experiments designed for children, supervised by chemists with safety and learning as top priorities.

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  29. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Have your costume ready in advance of Halloween and trick-or-treat among the animals. Visit five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo: costume contest, live animal encounters and pumpkin palooza inside Nature Exploration Center await each SPOOKtacular guest! Friends of the zoo members receive $1 discount for each child admission.

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  30. UPC Film: The Nut Job, Nutty by Nature

    October 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Following events of the first film, Surly and friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their homes to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

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  31. Toddler Wiggleworms

    October 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  32. Canteen

    October 30, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Relax at the library after school on Mondays. You can meet new friends, play video games, make crafts, and enjoy snacks. Stop by when you can and leave anytime.

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  33. Monster Mash Dance

    October 31, 2017, 9:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Monsters large and small are invited to our Halloween dance party! We'll groove to music and hear some not-so-spooky stories. Come dressed in costume if you'd like. Suggested for children ages 2 and up.

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  34. Toddler Wiggleworms

    October 31, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  35. Baby Rhyme Time

    October 31, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  36. Monster Mash Dance

    October 31, 2017, 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Monsters large and small are invited to our Halloween dance party! We'll groove to music and hear some not-so-spooky stories. Come dressed in costume if you'd like. Suggested for children ages 2 and up.

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  37. All Treats Day

    October 31, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan businesses

    Downtown is where it's at ... head downtown and visit participating businesses for Halloween trick-or-treats; costume prizes awarded.

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  38. Bewitching in Westloop

    October 31, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Westloop Shopping Center

    Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan booth features treat trail and fun night, which starts in courtyard next to Little Apple Brewing Company. $2 trail map donation (proceeds to Boy Scouts of America). Visit all stops and receive stamps to be entered into grand prize giveaway! Prizes include Pizza Hut party, boys and girls bicycles and Visa Gift Card from K-State Federal Credit Union.

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  39. Boo Party at Manhattan Town Center

    October 31, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Indoor trick-or-treating for increased safety and buckets of fun, and candy! Shop downtown and drop into Manhattan Town Center for all your gift-buying needs.

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  40. Boo Party!

    October 31, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Indoor, climate-controlled trick-or-treating for all the ghouls and goblins!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: Oklahoma Sooners vs. K-State Wildcats

    October 21, 2017, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    K-State looks to snap six-game home losing skid against OU on Homecoming weekend; last win against Sooners in Manhattan came on Oct. 26, 1996.

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  2. Volleyball: Iowa State vs. K-State

    October 25, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ahearn Field House

    Cyclone invasion as always battle-hardened Iowa State arrives in Manhattan; Big 12 schedule surpasses midway point in 2017 season. Programs have split last 10 matches.

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  3. Soccer: Iowa State vs. K-State

    October 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ K-State Soccer Complex

    Iowa State embarks on roadtrip to Manhattan and final contest of the Cats' initial Big 12 season.

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  4. Men's basketball (exhibition): Fort Hays State vs. K-State

    October 29, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Wildcats break in new roster for 2017-18 season with eight new players; exhibition against Fort Hays State, which won 18 games in 2016-17. Hadley Gillum from Plainville returns to bolster Tigers' lineup.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Tales and Recipes from Fort Riley's Historic Community Cookbooks

    October 19, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Favorite foods and stories told about the historic Fort Riley community. Food historian/writer Jane P. Marshall explores the role cookbooks play to reveal and appreciate the large and diverse military family. Attendee handouts include some of the most unusual and iconic recipes. Marshall is author of the award-winning “Teatime to Tailgates,” and has been reporter and editor at several major newspapers.

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  2. The Settlement of MHK

    October 22, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Learn about the people and four town-founding groups that arrived in Riley County during era of Kansas Territory. Overview by Cheryl Collins and Allana Parker. Riley Co. Genealogy Society volunteers Marcia Schuley and Theresa Wilson share research on one particular early settler; explain RCGS use and resources to discover information.

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  3. Pinterest Basics Class

    October 24, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Learn basics to use Pinterest, the free website that enables save, sort and manage images and other media from the internet.

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  4. Autism in Our Community: Panel Discussion

    October 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    In collaboration with K-State Book Network, explore themes of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time," with a panel discussion by local experts on autism spectrum disorder in the Manhattan community. Great opportunity to learn more about ASD and how to make the community more open to those that process the world in a unique way.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Youth Waterfowl Hunt

    October 21, 2017, All Day @ Milford Lake wetlands area

    Experienced waterfowl hunters guide youth hunters (ages 8-15; no hunting experience necessary). Guides instruct on topics of waterfowl, conservation and hunting. Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group provide ammunition, lunch and safety training. Youth not required to have hunting license or permit for the hunt; encouraged to bring personal firearm and waterproof/water-resistant boots. Limited firearms available for those without. Guides arrange transportation to hunting area.

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  2. Sixth Annual C. Clyde Jones 5K and Midge's Mile Walk

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ College of Business Administration

    Importance of philanthropy and community engagement the impetus behind C. Clyde Jones 5-kilometer race through the K-State campus. Events open to the community; all ages and abilities welcome. Participants can enter four-person teams ($20/runner). Mr. Jones is the first dean of the College of Business, and a long-time philanthropist. Proceeds from the event benefit Shepherd's Crossing.

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  3. Little Apple Glow Paddle

    October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Fairmont Park

    Register for glow paddle on Kansas River in kayak! Bring your own or rent (life jackets required). Park vehicles at Linear trailhead and bus to Fairmont Park; paddle to Linear trailhead (2 miles). Round out evening and enjoy s'mores by the campfire!

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Special Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. Promenade on Poyntz

    October 19, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Riley County Courthouse (check-in)

    Twelve featured downtown businesses open their doors and serve as ‘stops’ along the Promenade path; check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. (Riley County Courthouse Plaza), where ticket purchasers receive wine glass, tasting tickets and Promenade map. Stroll Poyntz Avenue and sample wine/food varieties. Each business features both red and white wine selections, paired with hors d’oeuvres. Purchase tickets online, or call Homecare & Hospice.

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  3. Kansas State University Homecoming Parade

    October 20, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan to Aggieville and City Park

    Manhattan rallies around the Kansas State University campus, and community rallies are extra special for the annual Homecoming parades. Special K-Staters are selected to serve as grand marshal, and K-State students proudly display Homecoming-themed floats throughout Downtown Manhattan and Aggieville.

    Pep rally Immediately follows the parade at Larry Norvell Band Shell in City Park! Show your Purple Pride Worldwide!

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  4. Wine tasting: The Other Side of California

    October 24, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Coffee Company

    Taste some of the lesser known California wines, selected and led by Certified Sommelier Keith Spreckels.

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  5. Manhattan Town Center turns 30!

    October 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Show receipts of $150 in mall purchases made on Oct. 26 and receive $30 mall gift card! Register receipts to the mall management office (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and redeem gift card. Follow signs behind Ulta Beauty.

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  6. Habitat for Humanity Hoedown

    October 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lazy T Ranch

    Annual fundraiser hosted by Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity. Live music by Jaron Bell Band; delicious dinner with drinks courtesy of Arrow Coffee Company. Entertainment by K-State’s Swinging Spurs. Funds raised support MAHFH projects. Event sponsors: Eagle Communications, Arrow Coffee, Lazy T Ranch, Famous Dave's BBQ.

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  7. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Eisenhower Library, Museum and Boyhood Home

    October 28, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center (tour origin)

    Salute WWII Supreme Allied Commander, 34th President of the U.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower on special Tallgrass Tour Bus. Your visit to the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home in historic Abilene includes special guided tour of Ike's boyhood home and extensive museum galleries.

    Roam the grounds and see Eisenhower's statue, and visit Ike's final resting place at the Place of Meditation. Conclude the day with exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at historic artifacts and objects from Eisenhower's WWII service and role of oversight for the 1st Infantry Division. Round trip travel, tour and lunch fees included within cost. Tour departs Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  8. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Have your costume ready in advance of Halloween and trick-or-treat among the animals. Visit five candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo: costume contest, live animal encounters and pumpkin palooza inside Nature Exploration Center await each SPOOKtacular guest! Friends of the zoo members receive $1 discount for each child admission.

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  9. Little Apple Halloween Bash

    October 28, 2017, 8:00 PM - October 29, 2017, 12:00 AM @ Houston Street Ballroom

    Hottest Halloween amusement in Manhattan with plenty of fun for creepy creatures in the Little Apple. Entertainment includes DJ, costume contest and raffle; lights, fog and amazing decor to set the mood ... costumes? a no-brainer! Proceeds benefit Secret Blessings local community outreach program. Hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic drinks included in price. Must be 18.

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  10. Night of the Dead Halloween Party

    October 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ The Wareham Opera House

    Party downtown on Halloween with the Grateful Dead Experience: The Schwag! Costumes encouraged, not required (but how else to win costume prizes?). The Schwag is a band of musicians influenced by the Grateful Dead, and dedicated to carry on the Dead's vibe and music. The Schwag performs a different show every night ... high energy, organic interpretations of the Grateful Dead music!

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