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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
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  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (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: 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Picturing Nam

    June 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - August 11, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Exhibit organized by National Archives and Records Administration; traveled by National Archives Traveling Exhibits; presented in part by Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, in partnership with Kansas Masons.

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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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Acoustics in the Amphitheater

    July 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Live summer music series as The Wildwoods play in outdoor Oak Grove Amphitheater nestled in Liquid Art and Estate Vineyard. Wine/hard cider available for purchase; Tasty Traveler food truck onsite. Bench seating provided (lawn chairs/blankets encouraged).

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  2. Rooftop Patio Live Music Series

    July 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Live music in the Bluemont Lounge features Chris Biggs and friends for night of acoustic sounds on the rooftop; Tallgrass Thursday ($1 discount Tallgrass cans).

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  3. Landshark Music Series: Muzzizi

    July 13, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Live music by regional acts from Bolos patio with reduced-price beer specials. Local reggae group Muzzizi is Manhattan favorite.

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  4. Tyler Edwards live

    July 13, 2017, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Arrow Coffee Co.

    Singer/songwriter based out of Seattle with support of his newest release!

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  5. John Dee Graham & The Fighting Cocks

    July 13, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Guitarist/songwriter and former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. Jon Dee Graham is the only musician ever inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times; most known for solo work, and had songs covered by Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    July 13, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with parents/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 Storytime

    July 13, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Pre-K kids ages 3 hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session features interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Don't miss this great storytime! Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.

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  3. K-1st Grade Club: The Architects

    July 13, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Library staff read stories and lead games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will enter in the fall.

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  4. 2nd-3rd Grade Club: The Innovators

    July 13, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Library staff read stories and lead crafts and games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will be entering in the fall.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Midwest Athletics at JC Brigade

    July 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Rathert Stadium

    Brigade wrap up regular-season schedule and cast focus forward to defend league title.

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Special Events

  1. Acoustics in the Amphitheater

    July 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Live summer music series as The Wildwoods play in outdoor Oak Grove Amphitheater nestled in Liquid Art and Estate Vineyard. Wine/hard cider available for purchase; Tasty Traveler food truck onsite. Bench seating provided (lawn chairs/blankets encouraged).

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