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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. Kansas Veterinarian at Work: A Portrait by Tom Mohr

    February 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Photographic adventure and multifaceted representation of contemporary Kansas farm life. Mohr's photography challenges viewers to appreciate Kansas farmers with renewed vision.

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  3. 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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  4. Jason Scuilla: Porta Magica

    March 14, 2017 - July 1, 2017 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Friends of the Beach gift print artist Jason Scuilla was raised in Sarasota, Fla., and his drawings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Scuilla serves as associate professor of art at Kansas State University.

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  5. Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy

    April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery

    K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.

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  6. 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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  7. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: Golden Valley, Endless Skyway

    June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 19, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Celebrate summer tradition as SNW Gallery presents the annual landscape show.

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  8. Youth Builds A Better World

    June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 5, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Drawn from Beach Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition investigates how educational experiences allow young people to explore options and develop talents to build a better world. In conjunction with Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Building a Better World.”

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Community Events

  1. Design Zone/Brain Teasers Exhibit

    May 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 6, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Design Zone takes you behind the scenes to see how video game developers, music producers, roller-coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to do amazing things.

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  2. Downtown Farmer's Market

    June 17, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Dillard's Parking Lot

    Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan has rich history of local producers with fresh meats, vegetables, breads and baked goods. Discover many local crafters with handmade jewelry, soaps, wood-carved items and other art mediums.

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  3. Couples Night: Day and Night

    June 17, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Bring your favorite beverage, yummy snacks and enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced, enthusiastic artist.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Gypsy

    June 16, 2017, 7:30 PM - June 18, 2017 @ Columbian Theatre

    Quiet, reserved girl begins transformation from shy, little Louise to the sexy and sophisticated “Gypsy Rose Lee”. Sponsored by Bank of the Flint Hills.

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  2. Off the Green Outdoor Music Series

    June 17, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Colbert Hills

    The Lovehandles acoustic band showcases bluegrass and rock oldies. Off The Green music series features entertainment behind the Colbert Hills clubhouse. Performance moves indoors if inclement weather.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. 28th annual Juneteenth Celebration

    June 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan City Park

    Annual celebration includes new activities and events to appeal to families, all ages and walks of life. This event commemorates the end of slavery in 1865. This marks the second Juneteenth Community Unity Walk (11 a.m. to noon) to celebrate the life of former committee Chair Donnie Slater. Betty O and the Exceptions light up the evening with live performance.

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For the Kids!

  1. Family Fun Storytime

    June 17, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Lively storytime with great picture books, action songs and music. Families encouraged to attend together; adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. MSP/USSSA Bite Out of Lil Apple tournament

    June 17, 2017 - June 18, 2017 @ Anneberg Park/Twin Oaks Sports Complex

    Midwest Sports Production 8-14 USSSA baseball tournament.

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  2. Enrich Your Life 5K

    June 17, 2017, 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Inaugural Enrich Your Life 5K & 1 Mile fun run sponsored by Wheat Foods Council; portions of the proceeds donated to Flint Hills Breadbasket. Post-race activities part of National Festival of Breads with BBQ demonstrations and live music, Willie Wildcat appearance and Wheat Foods Trade Show. Make it a big day in The Little Apple!

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Special Events

  1. National Festival of Breads

    June 17, 2017, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Conference Center

    National amateur baking contest emphasizes role bread plays in healthy and active lifestyle. Kansas Wheat, King Arthur Flour and Red Star Yeast (Home Baking Association and other contributors) recognize wheat farmers, millers and ingredient companies; NFOB honors amateur bakers during traditional wheat harvests.

    Barbecue demonstrations and music concerts at Blue Earth Plaza lawn, just outside conference center.

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  2. Feast of the Fields: Farm to Fork Experience

    June 17, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ River Creek Farms

    Feast of the Fields highlights farm fresh foods in the natural setting of a cornfield. This event offers cuisine prepared by accomplished chefs Kelly Loub and Russ Loub from Little Apple Brewery to be served in the middle of a growing cornfield.

    Feast of the Fields promises great food, fantastic camaraderie, wonderful wine and nature at its ripest. Proceeds from Feast of the Fields are reinvested into educational agritourism programs and to assist local culinary students.

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