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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (5)
  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (10)
  6. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (19)
  7. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (4)
  8. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (7)
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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. 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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  5. Getting Hooked: Rugs by Cecilia Evans Clement

    November 18, 2017, 12:00 PM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Cecilia Evans Clement began hooking rugs in 1985 and for the next 30 years developed her craft. “Turning into a ‘hooker’ about the age of 60 has been one of the most gratifying things I have ever done,” Clement says.

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Community Events

  1. Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibit

    January 6, 2018, 1:00 PM - February 18, 2018, 4:00 PM @ Geary County Historical Society

    Geary County Historical Society in Junction City is the location among seven Kansas communities to host this traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council. Water/Ways focuses on the numerous relationships between people and water. How has water shaped our history and traditions? How does it impact our daily life? What does the future hold for water?

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  2. UPC Film: Thank You For Your Service

    January 20, 2018, 7:00 PM - January 21, 2018, 11:30 PM @ Forum Hall ground floor

    Sgt. Adam Schumann tries to readjust to civilian life after returning home from the war in Iraq. Fellow soldier Tausolo Aeiti must deal with the aftermath of a bombing that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Will Waller searches for normalcy after surviving several explosions, while Michael Emory must deal with the effects of a sniper's bullet to the head. As memories of the battlefield still linger, the soldiers begin their long journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.

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  3. Commerce Bank Presidential Awards for Diversity

    January 23, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Larry Moeder, associate vice president for student life and executive director of admissions and student financial assistance; and Chelsea Turner, junior in American ethnic studies, will be honored for promoting diversity at Kansas State University.

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  4. Talk20MHK

    January 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Talk20MHK is a collaborative project of UFM Community Learning Center and Manhattan Public Library. The goal is to build strong community connections and provide a platform for people to share knowledge, stories and skills with others in the community. The event will include as many as eight speakers who feature dynamic presentations on chosen topics. Each speaker allowed 20 PowerPoint slides with 20 seconds to speak about each slide (seven-minute presentations).

    After presentations complete, questions-and-answer forum. Any member of the community over the age of 18 is invited to present at Talk20MHK.

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  5. UPC Film: Wonder

    January 27, 2018, 7:00 PM - January 28, 2018, 11:30 PM @ Forum Hall ground floor

    Based on New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who attends mainstream elementary school for the first time in fifth grade.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Chess Club

    January 23, 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. Chess Club

    January 30, 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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Craft Shows

  1. Yack & Yarn

    January 23, 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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  2. Yack & Yarn

    January 30, 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. 25th Annual K-State Band Clinic

    January 19, 2018 - January 21, 2018 @ McCain Auditorium

    Students spend three days to play great music, improve their performance and attend clinics/rehearsals led by K-State applied faculty, graduate students and top undergrads from K-State band program. Experience culminates in McCain Auditorium performance.

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  2. The Little Mermaid: Missoula Children's Theatre

    January 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - January 20, 2018, 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    New version of the age-old tale. Lots of music, plot surprises and humor await the audience. Weekend under the sea with Missoula Children's Theatre.

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  3. Dueling Pianos

    January 19, 2018, 7:30 PM - January 20, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Tony B and a special guest are back again by popular demand for two full nights of dancing and sing-along music. These professional pianists go head-to-head on stage and accept your music requests. Whether you’re Bon Jovi junkie or salute Sir Mix-a-Lot, cut loose among good friends and amid great music!

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  4. Dance Monkey Dance

    January 20, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Multi-instrumental, genre-bending, trash-smackin, noise creator returns to the Aggieville underground scene at Auntie Mae's.

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  5. I Am Not Your Negro: Film Screening

    January 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2016 documentary examines the painful history of racism in 20th-century America, through the words of African-American writer James Baldwin and a montage of photographs and video. The film brings to life Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript “Remember this House,” through Samuel L. Jackson’s narration. Leaders of the Black Student Union moderate a post-film audience discussion.

    Presented in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Black Student Union, University Honors Program and Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative.

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  6. The Haymakers

    January 25, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Country, folk and bluegrass music via Air Capital drops in on the Aggieville Underground on North 12th Street.

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  7. Swan Lake Russian National Ballet Theatre at McCain

    January 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Tchaikovsky's enchanting Swan Lake, the full-length story ballet with performance by Moscow Festival Ballet and choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. Must-see opulent ballet tells familiar tale of an evil sorcerer who stands in the way of true love.

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  8. Logan MIze in concert

    January 26, 2018, 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Hat

    Logan Mize from Clearwater keeps strong hold to his Kansas roots on 2017 album "Come Back Road," and music fans hear about "the USA that time forgot" on another great live music performance at The Hat.

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  9. Wayne Goins & the Jazz All-Stars

    January 27, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Talented group of musicians assembled by Wayne Goins for evening of jazz. Featured: Wayne Goins, guitar; Charles Williams, piano; Steve Rigazzi, bass; Robert Rodriguez, drums and Tod Kerstetter, clarinet.

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  10. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra w/ Tine Thing Helseth at McCain

    January 31, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Norwegian trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth, one of the foremost trumpet soloists of our time, joins one of the world's foremost chamber orchestras for a special January performance.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    January 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - March 6, 2018, 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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  2. Preschool Story Train

    January 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K 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. Family Fun Storytime

    January 20, 2018, 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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  4. Toddler Wiggleworms

    January 22, 2018, 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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  5. Canteen

    January 22, 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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  6. Toddler Wiggleworms

    January 23, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active story time 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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  7. Preschool Story Train

    January 24, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K 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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  8. Toddler Wiggleworms

    January 24, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active story time 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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  9. Baby Rhyme Time

    January 25, 2018, 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A story time 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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  10. Preschool Story Train

    January 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K 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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  11. TLAB

    January 25, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Teens 7th - 12th Grade, Do you want to have a say about what's going on at the library? Join our TLAB (Teen Library Advisory Board)! No signup is necessary. Just show up and join the conversation!

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  12. Kids' Book Club

    January 25, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Kids in grades K-6 are invited to join our library book club on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Each month will feature a different kids' book series, and kids can choose which book from the series they would like to read. No registration is required.

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  13. Zoofari Tails Storytime

    January 26, 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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  14. Family Fun Storytime

    January 27, 2018, 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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  15. Toddler Wiggleworms

    January 29, 2018, 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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  16. Canteen

    January 29, 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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  17. Toddler Wiggleworms

    January 30, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active story time 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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  18. Preschool Story Train

    January 31, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K 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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  19. Toddler Wiggleworms

    January 31, 2018, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active story time 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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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Men's basketball: TCU vs. K-State

    January 20, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Jamie Dixon won a tight contest in his first game as TCU coach in 2017 at Bramlage, and has the Horned Frogs ranked in AP Top 25 through 15 games of the 2017-18 season.

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  2. Women's basketball: Texas Christian vs. K-State

    January 24, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Free admission for kids 13-and-under who wear youth team jersey. Jeff Mittie 4-2 against his former school; Cats have won three straight in the series after last season's sweep. All-time series tied 5-5.

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  3. Men's basketball: Georgia vs. K-State

    January 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Georgia Bulldogs and coach Mark Fox stage the opposition for Big 12-SEC Challenge. Fourth series meeting, as Cats claimed 1987 NCAA tournament OT win in Salt Lake City and lead series 2-1. Georgia has posted 11 wins and returns All-America candidate Yante Maten, second in SEC scoring (20.0 ppg) and first in rebounds (9.4).

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  4. Men's basketball: Kansas vs. K-State

    January 29, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    Kansas Day. Big Monday. Kansas Jayhawks. K-State tips the second half of the Big 12 Conference season with the Dillon's Sunflower Showdown in front of millions on ESPN.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. I Was There: Reflections on MLK's 1968 K-State Visit

    January 19, 2018, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Leadership Studies Building

    K-State panelists including the 1967-68 student body president will reflect on their experiences of attending Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 speech on campus at Ahearn Field House. Tragically, the speech ended up being King's last on a college campus.

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  2. 50 Years of Living the Dream

    January 22, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Waters Hall

    Kevin Burnett is the 14th annual College of Agriculture Diversity Student Leader reception speaker. Burnett served as senior vice president of Lucent Technologies and COO of the Richardson/Plano Guide Right Foundation.

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  3. 18th Annual CBA Diversity Lecture

    January 23, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM @ K-State College of Business Auditorium

    Natacha Buchanan is a senior adviser of inclusion and diversity at Phillips 66, and 2002 graduate of Kansas State University (accounting).

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  4. Tech Training: Computer Basics

    January 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    From hardware to software, learn the basic terminology and components that make up a computer.

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  5. Martin Luther King III lecture

    January 25, 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center Banquet Room

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week events include a lecture by his son Martin Luther King III with candlelight vigil to follow. Jan. 19-26, Kansas State University celebrates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 visit to K-State, the civil rights leader's last college speech before his assassination. MLK III is the eldest son of King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

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  6. Talk20MHK

    January 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Goal is to build strong community connections through sharing of stories, skills and knowledge. Six individuals will give dynamic, seven-minute presentations with 20 PowerPoint slides (20 seconds to describe each slide). The audience will have a chance to ask questions and visit with the speakers after the presentations. Two events will take place each year, the next in June.

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  7. Landon Lecture Series: Joyce Banda

    January 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ K-State Student Union

    Activist and philanthropist Joyce Banda will present the next Landon Lecture at Kansas State University. The first female to serve as president of the African nation of Malawi from 2012-2014, Banda was credited with turning around the nation's ailing economy. She also repealed a number of laws which had weakened democratic institutions, infringed on civil liberties and restricted freedom of the press.

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Special Events

  1. 4 Hands Brewing Company Tasting

    January 23, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Coffee Company

    Taste new brews from 4 Hands Brewing Company of St. Louis, Mo. Tasting led by Crown Beverage craft beer specialist Eric Zygart.

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  2. Martin Luther King III lecture

    January 25, 2018, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Forum Hall

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Week events feature a lecture by Martin Luther King III, with candlelight vigil to follow the speech. Jan. 19-26, Kansas State University celebrates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 visit to K-State; this was the civil rights leader's last college speech before his assassination. MLK III is the eldest son of King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.

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  3. Harry's Somm Series: Wines of Australia

    January 25, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant

    Celebrate all things Down Under with a nod to Australian wine at Harry's. Get the jump on Jan. 26 Australia Day, learn some Aussie customs and traditions, and explore wines around this continent. Harry's resident Australian certified sommelier will guide you through the Australian wine scene.

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  4. 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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  5. Kansas Day at the Flint Hills Discovery Center

    January 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Celebrate Kansas Day at Flint Hills Discovery Center, with interactive stations where you can see, touch and feel the state symbols of Kansas.

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