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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (10)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Craft Shows (1)
  4. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  5. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
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  7. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (2)
  8. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (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 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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. SNW Presents 2017

    November 4, 2017 - December 30, 2017 @ SNW Gallery

    Strecker Nelson West Gallery offers unique and original art for unique and original people in life. SNW represents the region's finest artists, and presents pieces by Bo Bedillion, Ann Carter, Kim Casebeer, Jim Coffman, Anne Egitto, Lorrie Eigles, Ralph Fontenot, Andrea Fuhrman, Kristin Goering, Heather Smith Jones, Jim Jones, Cally Krallman, Joe Loganbill, Carol McCall, Danny Meisinger, Owen Oertling, Nora Othic, Nancy Teague, Jean Terry and Diana Werts, with a new consignment of watercolors by Gene Ernst.

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  9. Wrap It Up art exhibit and sale

    November 5, 2017 - December 24, 2017 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    The galleries at MAC are filled with handmade artwork from 85 local and regional artists. It's a great time to find unique, affordable gifts for friends, family, co-workers, and yourself. Open daily November 5 - December 24. Closed Thanksgiving Day - November 23.

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  10. 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. 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. K-State Marching Band concert

    November 26, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Ahearn Field House

    Performance in storied Ahearn Field House by the Pride of Wildcat Land, the K-State Marching Band.

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  3. Playdate at the Library

    November 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Blocks, scarves, puppets and books make playtime more fun! Story time room available for toddlers, preschoolers and caregivers to play together.

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  4. USD 383 21st Century Community Learning Center Open House

    November 30, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Visit exhibitions “Thrift Style” and “Reclaimed Creations.” Refreshments served.

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Craft Shows

  1. Yak and Yarn

    November 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Bring your knitting, crocheting or other crafting project to the library; relax and visit with other crafters. Some supplies on hand, but you should bring something of your own to work on.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. WinterDance '17

    November 30, 2017, 7:30 PM - December 2, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Nichols Hall

    Holiday showcase of exciting dance styles: jazz, tap, modern, ballet and African dance. Talented K-State students perform original pieces choreographed by faculty.

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  2. Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy

    November 30, 2017, 9:00 PM - December 1, 2017, 12:00 AM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    High-energy "Brass 'n' Grass" sextet from Wichita. Eclectic blend of bluegrass, ska, punk and dixieland. Banjo, rhythmic guitar, mandolin, trombone, trumpet and standup bass. Driving rhythms that carry the force of a Kansas freight train.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Festival of Lights Celebration

    November 24, 2017, 6:00 PM - January 1, 2018 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Manhattan Festival of Lights welcomes the holiday season as Blue Earth Plaza in southeast Manhattan is bathed in glorious lighting to usher in the celebration of the season. This is the fifth annual event that introduces the holiday season and brings our community together in celebration.

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For the Kids!

  1. Santa Photos

    November 24, 2017 - December 24, 2017 @ Manhattan Town Center Center Court

    Santa photos available every day from Nov. 24 through Christmas Eve!

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  2. Canteen

    November 27, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Relax at the library on after-school Mondays. Meet new friends, play video games, make crafts and enjoy snacks. Stop by when you can and leave any time.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Football: Iowa State Cyclones vs. K-State Wildcats

    November 25, 2017, 2:30 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    K-State looks to extend its mastery over Iowa State Cyclones, as Wildcats have won nine consecutive games in long-running series. K-State has 47-49-4 mark in 100 series meetings.

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  2. Men's basketball: Oral Roberts vs. K-State

    November 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum

    K-State won most recent meeting with Oral Roberts (2013), first game at Manhattan between the schools in 30 years; this will be sixth game of the series.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. “A Look Back At a Military Life,” CSM (Ret.) John White Jr.

    November 28, 2017, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) John White Jr. will present “A Look Back At a Military Life”. Everyone is invited, and bring a sack lunch if you wish. White served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1979, and had many interesting career experiences, part of which was with the First Infantry Division, which in 2017 celebrates its centennial.

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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. Festival of Lights celebration: Lighting Ceremony

    November 24, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Celebrate the season in Manhattan, as the lighting ceremony brings to life the Blue Earth Plaza park area and Downtown Manhattan in festival lighting, with an appearance by the man himself, Santa Claus!

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  3. Paint & Sip: Christmas Ornament

    November 26, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Iron Clad MHK

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to a whole new level. Fun evening to paint, drink your favorite beverage and create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "Christmas Ornament," and provide goofy-yet-entertaining art history anecdotes. Leave with knowledge of art techniques and original painting. Bring beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint.

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  4. Beer tasting: Sours

    November 28, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Arrow Coffee Company

    What's new in the world of sour beers? Exciting, limited edition offerings from Standard Beverage Co.

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