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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (1)
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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 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Live summer music series as Red State Blues Band plays 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. Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds

    July 20, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    KC-based rock-n-roll trio plays the Aggieville underground.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. History Written in Stone (and Brick): Armchair Tour of Built Manhattan

    July 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    “Armchair tour” with Cheryl Collins, director of the Riley County Historical Museum, to places that reflect the community history in war and peace, reveal hidden meaning and secrets, and links to earliest days of community history. Part of Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading program “Build a Better World.”

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  2. Go See It!: Wildlife Issues of the Flint Hills

    July 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Learn about wildlife issues presented to Flint Hills organic life from Travis Schulte, game warden with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Homecare & Hospice foot golf tournament

    July 20, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Wildcat Creek Sports Complex

    Homecare & Hospice is excited to host Manhattan’s first foot golf tournament! Foot golf? New way to enjoy time on the golf course, and combines popular sports of golf and soccer together; played much like a traditional game of golf. Players kick soccer ball from starting tee area to 21-inch diameter hole. No equipment necessary! Prizes, drinks, music and lots of fun!

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Special Events

  1. Tequila Tasting

    July 20, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Bluemont Hotel stages the ultimate tequila tasting event to hit Manhattan, with Espanita the specialty of the evening and Arrogante tequila liqueurs. Have a few high-quality drinks, maybe do some moon walking to celebrate the occasion!

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  2. Acoustics in the Amphitheater

    July 20, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Live summer music series as Red State Blues Band plays 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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