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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (3)
  4. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (3)
  6. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (4)
  7. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (3)
  8. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (3)
  9. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (1)
  10. Calendar Overlay Special Events (8)

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. 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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  3. 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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  4. Here and Now: KSU Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition

    March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition represents studio practices by 15 members of the K-State studio art faculty. These works have been made within the last two years and vary in concept and construction. The artwork features the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.), will serve as juror and announce award winners at the exhibition opening.

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Community Events

  1. Health Screening (American Legion Post 17)

    March 26, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ American Legion Post 17

    Life Line Screening offers safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings typically not part of a routine physical. To be more proactive about your health and live longer for yourself, your family and your community, please register for these potentially life-saving tests.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Chess Club

    March 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Hosted by K-State Chess Club; evening of chess for all ages.

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  2. Kansas Nutrition Council's Corks and Colleagues networking event

    March 28, 2018, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Pre-conference evening of networking. Sip local wines and sample heavy hors d' oeurves brought to you by Kansas Farmers and Ranchers. An evening to sip wine and enjoy plenty of food with Kansas farmers and ranchers, and more casual networking. Sponsored by Kansas CommonGround, Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Pork Association.

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  3. 2018 Kansas Nutrition Council Conference

    March 29, 2018, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Back to Your Roots: Grounded in Nutrition. Speakers and topics include: Josephine Gatti Schafer, Leading without Bias: Decision Making; Cara Harbstreet, Health at Every Size; Jim Painter, The Art and Science of Gluten Free Baking; Sharon Palmer, A Plant-Powered Diet for Optimal Health; Amber Pankonin, Nutrition and Agriculture; Kevin Sauer, Food Allergies: Current Perspectives and Education Innovations.

    Pre-conference event March 28.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    March 27, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Bring knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library and relax with other crafters. Program 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. Grand Celtic Music Tour

    March 24, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Celtic arts and crafts, musical instruments and food. Try specialty samples and buy Celtic whiskies, and enjoy an evening full of bagpipes, accordions and much more!

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  2. Birdhouse Music Series: The Railsplitters

    March 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Rooted in traditional bluegrass, the lush harmonies and instrumental virtuosity of the Railsplitters push the boundaries of old-time music with non-conformist songwriting. Musical influences range from samba to hip-hop, merged with traditional Appalachian music. The Railsplitters make their homes in Boulder, Col.

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  3. Eli Young Band in concert

    March 31, 2018, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    The wildly-popular Eli Young Band has built a grass-roots fan base on the basis of three No. 1 singles to include "Even If It Breaks Your Heart".

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For the Kids!

  1. Zoofari Tails Storytime

    March 23, 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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  2. Teen After Hours-Cartoons

    March 24, 2018, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    We're opening the library on Saturday night just for teens. Play video games, watch cartoons, use computers, snack or just hangout. All free! Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Teens must be signed in by a guardian and picked-up in the library Atrium at 9pm. Parent permission forms can be picked up at the Adult Services Desk and must be turned in at or before the start of After Hours.

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  3. Canteen

    March 26, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Video games, crafts, and hot will be open to all teens in the Groesbeck Meeting Room (2nd floor)! Come when you can and leave when you need.

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  4. International Laser Tag Day tournament

    March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Widgets Family Fun

    Laser Tag Tournament with 8-team maximum for International Laser Tag Day; wait list will be compiled for potential for more teams to participate. Prizes determined by Widgets Family Fun and awarded to teams in first, second and third place.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. WNIT: California-Davis vs. K-State

    March 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    K-State has reached the regional semifinal round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament following a 74-57 victory over Utah that kept alive the team's hopes for a 20-win season.

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  2. Baseball: Omaha vs. K-State

    March 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    BatCats play eight of next nine games at Tointon Family Stadium, as Big 12 home opener against Texas Longhorns follows single-game matchup with Omaha Mavericks.

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  3. Baseball: Texas vs. K-State

    March 29, 2018, 6:30 PM - March 31, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Texas Longhorns arrive in Manhattan for Big 12 home-opening series on Easter weekend, with Thursday-Friday-Saturday game setup at Tointon Family Stadium.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Prairie Women in Manhattan

    March 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Wareham Opera House

    "Prairie Women" documentary public screening with featured participants in audience and producers of the program. Reception afterwards at Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  2. Distinguished Speaker Lecture: Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

    March 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ 1073 Rathbone Hall

    Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Greg Forbes, the Weather Channel’s severe weather expert; “Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes, Understanding Them and Staying Safe.” The seminar is co-sponsored by Agronomy, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Biology and Chemistry.

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  3. Adulting 101: Gardening

    March 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    This series covers the basics of everyday stuff that school doesn’t always cover.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Pink Up the Pace 5K

    March 31, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Downtown Manhattan

    5K run to benefit Johnson Cancer Research Center on the K-State campus. Celebrate afterward with Pink Party on the Patio at AJ's NY Pizzeria. Local eats and beverages also included with entry price. First 150 runners signed up only pay $25!

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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  2. Community Appreciation Day at Sunset Zoo

    March 24, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Guests of all ages enjoy free zoo admission to applaud the community's support of the state's top-ranked zoo! Check out the new panda and Wallaby, and baby maned wolf pup born in December.

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  3. Grand Celtic Music Tour

    March 24, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Celtic arts and crafts, musical instruments and food. Try specialty samples and buy Celtic whiskies, and enjoy an evening full of bagpipes, accordions and much more!

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  4. Beer101: Food and Beer Pairing

    March 27, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Tallgrass pairs five amazing seasonal beers with a four-course dining experience that ranges far beyond the Tap House's daily offerings. Executive Chef John Martin along with Brewmaster Chris Kind-Chalmers guide this palate-provoking culinary experience. Perfect event for passionate beer fanatics and foodies alike. Don't miss it!

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  5. South African Wine Tasting

    March 27, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Cocktail Lounge

    An non-resonant wine region has begun to receive more attention as South African wines have grown in popularity in America. Certified Sommelier Keith Spreckels will select the wines and lead the group tasting event.

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  6. International Laser Tag Day tournament

    March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Widgets Family Fun

    Laser Tag Tournament with 8-team maximum for International Laser Tag Day; wait list will be compiled for potential for more teams to participate. Prizes determined by Widgets Family Fun and awarded to teams in first, second and third place.

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  7. Walk & Talk: Beginning Birding with Chuck Otte

    March 31, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Fairmont Park

    Geary County Extension Agent Chuck Otte guides birding walk with basics of birding, how to use binoculars and find best locations. Birds and lots of adventure; wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring your own binoculars. Seasoned birders welcome. Pre-registration required.

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  8. Tipple 2018

    March 31, 2018, 3:00 PM - April 1, 2018, 12:30 AM @ Wareham Opera House

    Sample different wines, beers and liquors from several distributors. Then get on the dance floor! Cash bar with portion of drink sales to charity. Greater Manhattan Community Foundation assists to send 100 percent of funds to different charities throughout the area. All tickets come with a commemorative stemless wine glass.

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