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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (1)
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Art Exhibits

  1. River Compositions by Lynn Benson

    May 5, 2018, 12:00 PM - July 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store Gallery

    In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames because sparks fell on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. News of the burning river captured artist Lynn Benson’s imagination and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. In a range of mediums, Benson represents bodies of water implicated in environmental and political struggles.

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  2. Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection

    May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” exhibition features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs focus on the intersection of music and visual arts.

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  3. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2018

    June 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 18, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer landscape show at SNW Gallery features finest local and regional artists. Exhibiting artists: Zak Barnes, Aaron Morgan Brown, Louis Copt, Mark Flickinger, Ralph Fontenot, Sue Godwin, Kristin Goering, Cally Krallman, Oscar Larmer, Judy Mackey, Bill McCall, Carol McCall, Hans Olson, Susan Rose, Bradley Sadler and Chris Willey.

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  4. Landscapes and Mammals

    June 18, 2018, 8:00 AM - June 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Photography exhibit by award-winning Tim Sigle features prairie life to spotlight mammals of the Flint Hills. Limited two-week stay at K-State Union Kemper Art Gallery. Sigle's landscape portfolio includes four seasons at Rock Springs Ranch south of Junction City and many other Flint Hills scenes.

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Community Events

  1. “Best of Times, Worst of Times: K-State in 1968”

    April 4, 2018 - October 18, 2018 @ Hale Library

    Exhibit uses items from university archives to illustrate the various events of that tumultuous year. From campus visits by Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy to the mysterious fire that destroyed Nichols Gym, the exhibit explores how national issues played out in Manhattan, alongside traditional university activities. Co-curators: Cliff Hight, Dan Ireton and Ellen Urton.

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  2. Porter's Aggieville 21st Anniversary

    June 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018 @ Porter's

    Happy Birthday to Porter's! This June is Porter's 21st anniversary and they’re having a month long party to celebrate! Every day will feature a different special in addition to normal daily deals! Porter's would also like to invite all past employees back to “home base” during the last weekend of June for a Porter's Alumni Bash! Everyone is welcome and they’ve got a few surprises up their sleeves!

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  3. Mrs. Powell's is turning 30!

    June 2, 2018, 7:00 AM - June 30, 2018, 10:00 PM @ Mrs. Powell's Bakery

    Mrs. Powell's Bakery is turning the big 3-0 this June and to celebrate we are kicking off a month of fun complete with daily prize drawings, selfie station with social media contests and $30 Mall Gift Card drawings every Saturday in June. The celebration will culminate June 30 from noon to 2 p.m. where we will have a whole hog roast, live entertainment, contests and of course our delicious food with a Hawaiian twist available for purchase!

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Dairy U Conference

    June 19, 2018 - June 22, 2018 @ Animal Sciences and Industry

    Four-day immersive educational opportunity designed to enhance knowledge and skills of future dairy leaders. Inaugural program open to 10 high school students from across the country with passion for learning more about the dairy industry. Students will travel throughout Southwest Kansas to tour dairies and meet with thought leaders and industry stakeholders.

    Partnering dairies include: Ag Oasis, Forget-Me-Not Farms and Royal Farms. Lead program donors include: Kansas Dairy Council, Arm & Hammer Animal Health, Zoetis, American AgCredit and Southeast Select Sires.

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  2. Sixth National Rural Grocery Summit

    June 25, 2018 - June 26, 2018 @ Manhattan Conference Center

    Store owners, citizen leaders, food suppliers, academic researchers and policy makers talk with one another about how best to sustain this critical piece of community infrastructure and improve the health of our rural citizens.

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  3. American Society of Mammalogists

    June 25, 2018, 8:00 AM - June 29, 2018, 7:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    ASM composed of 2,500 members and many professional scientists. Members of the Society have involvement in providing information for public policy, resources management, conservation and education. Five-day annual meeting includes seminars, field trips and awards. Union meeting rooms, Forum Hall and Alumni Center will host events for the ASM Annual Meeting in Manhattan.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Road to Stampede Live Concert

    June 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Watch Nashville singers/songwriters perform at Cox Bros. BBQ before they're off to Country Stampede!

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  2. Kicker Country Stampede

    June 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - June 23, 2018, 11:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Alabama makes just second appearance at 23rd annual Kicker Country Stampede in Manhattan KS! Friday-night flashback with Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band at the temporary amphitheater at Tuttle Creek State Park. More acts include Florida Georgia Line to close Saturday curtain on '18 Stampede. Thursday night, Cole Swindell, Brett Young, Brandon Ray and Cody Johnson are main stage acts.

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  3. Liquid Art Summer Music Series: Red State Blues Band

    June 21, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Six-member band starts with blues and enjoys multiple influences from rock to jazz. The band finds inspiration in electrified blues with rock flavor. RSBB has played festivals, large venues, weddings and parties, and many club settings. Entertainment hosted outdoors with limited patio seating; lawn chairs and blankets encouraged.

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  4. Arts in the Park concert: Groovement

    June 22, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Dedicated and excited to bring funk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll to audiences across the land. Live music every Friday throughout the summer in City Park, with variety of musical genres including country, folk, Americana, rock, alt rock, soul and funk.

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  5. MidFest at Bluemont Hotel

    June 23, 2018, All Day @ Bluemont Hotel

    Third annual festival showcases musical acts on three stages, dance crews, visual artists and more. MidFest features a broad range of local and regional talent, all in the comfort of Manhattan’s trendiest hotel and event space, Bluemont Hotel in Aggieville. Celebrate diversity in genre, style and artistic approach.

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  6. Arts in the Park concert: Marbin

    June 29, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Progressive jazz-rock band based out of Chicago, with original instrumental music; part of summer concert series. Live music every Friday throughout summer in City Park, with variety of musical genres including country, folk, Americana, rock, alt rock, soul and funk.

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For the Kids!

  1. Widgets First Birthday Party

    June 22, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Widgets Family Fun

    Join the celebration for Widgets Family Fun's first birthday! Experience these thrills: Balloon twister and face paint artist, cafe-served cupcakes, Widgets play card refill discounts, door prizes (every half hour), Widgets Family Fun Snapchat geo-filter.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Historic Marshall County

    June 24, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Travel along the Blue River as Ann Walter and Brenda Staggenborg guide this trip through one of the most historic counties in the state: Marshall County. Enjoy the "Trails Capital" of Kansas by railway, covered wagon and Pony Express. Experience the Flint Hills on board the Central Branch Rails, walk trails of the historic Alcove Springs on the Oregon Trail and ride into history as Pony Express Rider.

    Also featured: Weaver Hotel, Waterville Opera House, Koester House and original Pony Express station, virtual tours of Victorian homes and Marysville business district.

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  2. Rex Buchanan: Water in Kansas Past and Present

    June 24, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Rex Buchanan, Director Emeritus, Kansas Geological Survey; co-sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council.

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Special Events

  1. Be The Dinosaur

    May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Can you gauge what a day in the life of a dinosaur would have been like? How did they live? With this exhibit you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, paleontology field station and more! Live like the dinosaurs! Visit Manhattan and Be The Dinosaur!

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  2. Road to Stampede Live Concert

    June 20, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Watch Nashville singers/songwriters perform at Cox Bros. BBQ before they're off to Country Stampede!

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  3. Kicker Country Stampede

    June 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - June 23, 2018, 11:00 PM @ Tuttle Creek State Park

    Alabama makes just second appearance at 23rd annual Kicker Country Stampede in Manhattan! Friday-night flashback with Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band and Marshall Tucker Band at the temporary amphitheater at Tuttle Creek State Park. More acts include Florida Georgia Line to close Saturday curtain on '18 Stampede. Thursday night, Cole Swindell, Brett Young, Brandon Ray and Cody Johnson are main stage performers.

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  4. Third Thursdays at Downtown Manhattan

    June 21, 2018, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    LIve entertainment with multiple musical stops at Tallgrass Taphouse rooftop (Honey Blue), Harry’s (Paul Hunt jazz), Glenn's Music (The Atchison's) and Town Center plaza (The Grateful Dudes). Food-drink specials from downtown restaurants and bars, each Thursday in Downtown Manhattan along Poyntz Avenue. Caricature artist, backpack demo, Experimental Theatre performances and pottery wheel demo. Plus much more!

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  5. Wines from the Loire Valley

    June 21, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    France’s longest river runs along the most exciting and diverse wine regions. The most vibrant, character-driven and food-friendly wines are produced here. Take this opportunity to try the classics as well as some new Loire Valley wine producers. Experience the excitement and diversity of France’s most compelling wine region.

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  6. Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting

    June 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Arrow Cocktail Lounge

    Wine varieties made from most popular red grape in the world, Cabernet Sauvignon, from different producers and regions. Session led by Steve Keck of BJ's Beverage.

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  7. Sundown Salute

    June 29, 2018, 9:00 AM - July 4, 2018, 11:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    Diverse nightly music styles on main event stage. Carnival rides by Ottaway Amusement Company; food/craft vendors in Heritage Park. Head East tops the headliners for 2018 Sundown Salute, with six days of Independence celebration.

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  8. Late Night Patio Party

    June 30, 2018, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery & Estate

    Enjoy Liquid Art's new patio space and fire pits, open until 10 p.m. for Late Night Patio Party. Experience the ambiance of fire pits, patio lighting, on-site BBQ and drinks with friends! GK QUE award winning BBQ brings out its smoker out to cook patio-side, serving up fresh pulled pork, smoked shredded chicken, baked beans, potato salad and veggies. Grab a plate of BBQ and your favorite drink. Cozy up with a fireside spot!

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  9. Ska Brewing Co. Tasting

    June 30, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Arrow Cocktail Lounge

    Have a taste of Ska Brewing Co.'s entire seasonal lineup, based in Durango, Colo. Tasting led by Jake Voegeli from Ska Brewing.

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