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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (13)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (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. Thrift Style

    August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.

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  6. Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama Exhibition

    August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Enrico Isamu Oyama grew up in Tokyo and has worked in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Oyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Wide range of creative platforms include painting, digital media, sound and fashion.

    QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences in today’s world of fluid borders and inter-connectivity.

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  7. "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit

    August 24, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 17, 2017, 5:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

    The Old Chisholm Trail helped shape popular culture and altered visions of the American West. To celebrate the Chisholm Trail's 150th anniversary, Symphony in the Flint Hills partners with Flint Hills Design and Lost Trail Soda to create "The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West" traveling exhibit.

    This original exhibit invites visitors to explore the Chisholm Trail from its 1860s inception. Exhibit highlights include an interactive musical exploration of the scores of verses to the cowboy song, "The Old Chisholm Trail," video and audio clips of movies and songs that reference the Chisholm Trail, and several artistically rendered, life-size longhorn cattle.

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  8. Strecker Nelson West Gallery: The Mind's Eye

    August 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - October 28, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Artists' interpretations of reality and fantasy features John Gary Brown, William Counter, Tim Forcade, Jeff Foster, Bambi Freeman, Bev Gegen, Susan Grace, Eleanor Heimbaugh, Christina Klein, Jennifer Rivera, Nancy Teague, Barbara Waterman Peters and Rashelle Weissenbach. SNW premieres: Conci Denniston, Michael Driggs and Lynette Ubel.

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  9. Over, Under, Through

    August 25, 2017, 5:00 PM - October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    In her prints, Katharina Bossmann uses color and light to create "extractions" from place and memory. Whether woodcuts, screen prints or etchings, the prints layer color to create landscapes and the inhabitants of them. Exhibition includes broad range of Heather Bayless' metalwork and jewelry.

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  10. Reclaimed Creations: Sayaka Ganz Exhibition

    September 5, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    In her sculpture, Sayaka Ganz uses reclaimed plastic objects such as discarded utensils as a painter uses brush strokes. Ganz describes her style as “3D impressionism," as the recycled objects appear unified at a distance but at close proximity, individual objects are discernable. Ganz was born in Japan and grew up in Japan, Brazil and Hong Kong. She holds a master of fine arts degree in sculpture from Bowling Green State University.

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  11. Inflorescence by Allison Olsen and Jessie Burnes

    September 13, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 4, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Elaborate compositions create imagined atmospheres using various forms. More abstract than realistic, the open-ended nature of these forms allows the viewer to engage in the positive and negative, the micro and macro, as the eye discovers new passages throughout the complex labyrinths. Allison Olsen's improvisational quality of painting stems from her response to organic forms found in natural environments.

    The work of Jessie Burnes finds inspiration and discovery through her personal connection with nature and botanical subjects. She uses these specific organic forms as a vehicle to pursue and explore the complexity of human experience and spirit as well as the role we play in the physical world.

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  12. Patty Carroll: Anonymous Women

    September 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - October 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Series of photographs, Anonymous Women: Draped, Reconstructed, Demise. Anonymous Woman series exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards with Patty Carroll acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2014. Carroll's work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP (Britain).

    Her work has been shown internationally in one-person exhibits in China, Europe and U.S.Presented by The Volland Store and Leedy-Volkous Art Center, Kansas City, Mo.

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  13. Patty Carroll: Anonymous Women Opening Reception

    September 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Series of photographs, Anonymous Woman series has been exhibited internationally. Presented by The Volland Store and Leedy-Volkous Art Center, Kansas City, Mo.

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Community Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. Sew and Show: Quilt Expo by Konza Prairie Quilters' Guild

    September 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - September 16, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park

    Quilts displayed and speakers present short informative talks about various topics; four expert featured quilters: Nancy Graves, Judi Robb, Sue Jones and Charlotte Herr will have several quilts displayed and tell about their quilting styles.

    The guild’s philanthropy (Quilts from the Heart) will be featured. One hundred fifty small quilts made and donated to area Crisis Center each year. These are given to all the children who are guests at the shelter. Children at the show will be given opportunity to help with construction of a quilt donated to the Center. Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail representative with examples of barn quilts on east patio.

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Craft Shows

  1. Sew and Show: Quilt Expo by Konza Prairie Quilters' Guild

    September 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - September 16, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park

    Quilts displayed and speakers present short informative talks about various topics; four expert featured quilters: Nancy Graves, Judi Robb, Sue Jones and Charlotte Herr will have several quilts displayed and tell about their quilting styles.

    The guild’s philanthropy (Quilts from the Heart) will be featured. One hundred fifty small quilts made and donated to area Crisis Center each year. These are given to all the children who are guests at the shelter. Children at the show will be given opportunity to help with construction of a quilt donated to the Center. Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail representative with examples of barn quilts on east patio.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Flint Hills Shakespeare Festival 2017

    September 15, 2017, 5:00 PM - September 17, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Saint Mary's College

    Festival consists of sprawling "village" and outdoor performance of one of the Bard's plays. Browse 50 vendor booths before the play begins; bring your own chair or picnic blanket (also rented in seating area) and enjoy some of the greatest theatrical works performed by all-volunteer cast and crew. Tickets may be purchased online or at gate.

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  2. Hillbilly Hotspot

    September 15, 2017, 7:30 PM - September 17, 2017, 9:30 PM @ Great Plains Theatre

    Spend quality time with lovable hillbillies at "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music to keep your toes tapping and fingers snapping!

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For the Kids!

  1. Scout Ride to Benefit CASA

    September 16, 2017, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Linear Trail

    Complete scouting badge and patch bicycling requirements; 25-, 50- and 67-mile (metric century) routes, all on public roads less traveled. Rides start/finish at City Park south shelter (McDowell Creek Road route). Boy Scout rules require that riders have 8 hours to complete 50 miles. Ages 8-11 can attempt 25-mile ride; ages 12-18, 50 miles.

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  2. Family Fun Storytime

    September 16, 2017, 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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  3. After Hours Party

    September 16, 2017, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    After the library closes, the real fun begins! We'll have dinner, games and crafts at this teens only event. Registration is required (so we know how much pizza to buy!).

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  4. Film: Cars 3

    September 16, 2017, 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

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Special Events

  1. Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One

    August 26, 2017, 9:00 AM - January 14, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore 100-year history of 1st Infantry Division, from Big Red One founding to present day. Exhibit displays exceptional history of the 1ID in Tallgrass Gallery; chronicles five heroic soldiers through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Gulf Wars, Kosovo conflict and today's military. For children, Camp Funston "boot camp" where kids can "train" alongside Rags, 1ID's WWI pooch mascot.

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  2. Star Spangled Saturday

    September 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Day of patriotism filled with activities for all ages! Plus, Duty First: 100 Years of the Big Red One exhibit; exceptional history of the 1st Infantry Division. This will complete the third week for the new exhibit, which chronicles five soldiers' paths through wartime and the present-day military. Enjoy your splendid, Star Spangled Saturday at Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  3. Oktoberfest

    September 16, 2017, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Little Apple Brewing Company

    LABCO's annual Oktoberfest celebration with an array of activities and fun competitions to carry you into October in the best of spirits. Drop in and have a taste!

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  4. Celebration of the Flint Hills

    September 16, 2017, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Mertz Family Barn

    Second annual fundraiser for Native Stone Scenic Byway with appetizers, art and ambiance of the Flint Hills. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Riley County Historical Museum.

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