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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (2)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (5)
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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. Kansas Veterinarian at Work: A Portrait by Tom Mohr

    February 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Photographic adventure and multifaceted representation of contemporary Kansas farm life. Mohr's photography challenges viewers to appreciate Kansas farmers with renewed vision.

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  3. 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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  4. Jason Scuilla: Porta Magica

    March 14, 2017 - July 1, 2017 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Friends of the Beach gift print artist Jason Scuilla was raised in Sarasota, Fla., and his drawings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Scuilla serves as associate professor of art at Kansas State University.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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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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  2. 4th Annual Taste of Downtown

    June 6, 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Fourth annual Taste of Downtown event, Manhattan's community culinary experience that focuses on downtown dining. Offerings from 10 restaurants, one price; spend evening and sample all the best that downtown has to offer. Sponsored by Little Apple Optimist Club and Downtown Manhattan Inc.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Mamma Mia!

    June 2, 2017, 7:30 PM - June 11, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Great Plains Theatre

    Young woman decides she wants her father to walk her down the aisle; except she doesn't know who the father is! All three potential fathers invited to the wedding without knowledge of her mother. Worlds collide on tiny Greek island in musical extravaganza!

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  2. Manhattan Municipal Band

    June 6, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Under the lead of K-State director of bands Frank Tracz, summer concerts held weekly in City Park.

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For the Kids!

  1. Toddler Wiggleworms

    June 6, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  2. Summer Art Camp: Week 1

    June 6, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 9, 2017, 12:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Campers learn basic art skills: color mixing, paint with artist paint brushes and drawing with pencil, marker and more. Summer Art Camp designed for campers of all skill levels. Teachers are skilled to adapt projects and work with variety of skill levels. Campers have presentation for parents at end of Friday class.

    Teacher-led, themed weekly projects use products that include paints, pottery, collage and much more. Straight Upp offers multiple camps throughout summer.

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  3. Baby Rhyme Time

    June 6, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  4. K-1st Grade Club - The Architects

    June 6, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Library staff will read stories and lead games. Registration is not required, but 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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  5. Logo Yourself

    June 6, 2017, 2:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Learn the basics of designing a logo and spend some time creating a logo using open resource technology that fits your personality!

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Chess Club

    June 6, 2017, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Practice and learn with other chess players at this weekly event co-hosted by the K-State Chess Club and the Manhattan Public Library.

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Special Events

  1. Taste of Downtown

    June 6, 2017, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    Fourth annual Taste of Downtown event, Manhattan's community culinary experience that focuses on downtown dining. Offerings from 10 restaurants, one price; spend evening to sample all the best that downtown has to offer. Sponsored by Little Apple Optimist Club and Downtown Manhattan Inc.

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  2. Paint & Sip: Summer Lilacs

    June 6, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Iron Clad Manhattan

    Create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads group to paint "Summer Lilacs," with goofy-yet-entertaining art history anecdotes. Leave with knowledge of art techniques, original painting and having had a great time. Bring your beverage of choice and any appetizers.

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