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).
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
June 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio
Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite friends and enjoy step-by-step instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic artist.
June 28, 2017, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Arrow Coffee Co.
Suggested for adults 18-up; instead of reading an assigned book, the creator of this national book club decided everyone should bring their own current favorite to hang out together. Manhattan is the first town in the Midwest to participate! Join friends from Manhattan Public Library for night of laughs.
June 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel
Live music in the Bluemont Lounge features Chappie Live with Motown soul and rock favorites on Wine Wednesday ($4 glasses).
June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel
Live music in the Bluemont Lounge features Robert F. Rodriguez with his rock-jazz combo on Tallgrass Thursday ($1 discount Tallgrass cans).
June 29, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor
Local three-piece punk rock band with Cheap Trick influenced style of music.
June 30, 2017, 7:30 PM - July 9, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Great Plains Theatre
Woman desperate to make it in showbiz, even if she has to use her daughters to do it! Gypsy puts coy smile of the faces of family and fame; winks at audience all the while.
June 30, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell
Chesapeake-based, alt-folk/indie band, five brothers and twin sisters ranging in age from 16 to 24 who have played music together almost their entire lives.
June 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 30, 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.
June 28, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Pre-K kids ages 3-up hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session features interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Don't miss this great storytime! Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
June 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Active storytime for toddlers with parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes and music will get toddlers moving and learning (suggested 18-36 mos.). Caregivers participate with children.
June 28, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Library staff read stories and lead crafts and games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will enter in the fall.
June 28, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Read books, play games and do crafts as we build better community and world.
June 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bluemont Elementary School
Kids as young as toddlers up to sixth graders will have fabulous time with games, music and art to learn and develop qualities that will make them champions in life.
For parents, the Parenting with Love and Logic class has helped bring new understanding and skills to others for nearly 40 years.
June 29, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with parents/caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.
June 29, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Pre-K kids ages 3 hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session features interactive activities including parachute or shakers. Don't miss this great storytime! Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
June 29, 2017, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Library staff read stories and lead games. Registration not required; due to space limitations please attend only one club session per week. Grade levels refer to the grade children will enter in the fall.
June 29, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Library staff read stories and lead crafts and games. Registration not required; 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.
June 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library
Pre-K kids ages 3 hear engaging stories, rhymes and silly songs based on weekly theme. Every session features interactive activities, includes parachute or shakers. Don't miss this great storytime! Caregivers attend with ages 2 and under.
June 28, 2017, 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM @ Manhattan Public Library
Allana Saenger Parker discusses “Summer Outside the City: Eureka Lake Resort”. On this topic, Parker explores colorful history of the Eureka Lake area, which included a resort that attracted tourists from Chicago, fraternal orphanage/elderly home, amusement park and more recently Flint Hills Job Corps. Parker has served as curator of design at Riley County Historical Museum since 2012.A number of objects related to Eureka Lake Resort are part of the new Riley County Historical Society exhibit “Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage” (2309 Claflin Road), open Tuesday through Friday, 2-5 p.m. weekends.
June 29, 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!
June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - July 1, 2017, 10:00 PM @ Rathert Stadium
Brigade rival Topeka Golden Giants visit Junction City for three-game weekend series. Giants swept three-game, mid-June series in Topeka. Roll over to Rathert between weekend Sunflower Salute activities, and cheer on the Brigade!
June 29, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate
Live summer music series as Brian Nelson 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).
June 29, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Iron Clad Manhattan
Evening to paint and drink your favorite beverage and create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "Rustic Flag," 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.
June 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's Restaurant
Native Portuguese grape varieties are unique, and Harry's experts explain the often confusing terminology (Port dessert wines).
June 30, 2017, 3:00 PM - July 4, 2017, 11:00 PM @ Heritage Park
Largest free Independence Day festival in the state with crafters, carnival, car show, food vendors, fireworks extravaganza and parade. Music plays a big role in the celebration, as more than 15 bands will play two stages in Heritage Park. Quiet Riot is the feature attraction at 9 p.m. July 1. 1st Infantry Band performance will accompany the fireworks show at 9 p.m. July 4 from the main stage.