August 24, 2017, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Running Company
Manhattan High, K-State and Dallas Theological Seminary graduate Rick Meyer returns to Manhattan for book signing. “Running on Faith” reveals his Christian faith from farm, MHS team prayers and Boston and New York marathons. Meyer was introduced to running at 80-mile/4-day clips at Bill “Congo” Congelton’s 1983 cross-country camp. “I arrived as a bowed-legged, cowboy boot-wearing runner and left as a member of two 6A cross-country championship teams.”In the fall of 1987, Meyer accepted Congleton's invitation to be an assistant coach and contributed to a pre-state-meet video for 2014 MHS 6A state title team.
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.
August 26, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Iron Clad MHK
Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to new level. Fun evening of painting and option to drink favorite beverage to create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "Forest Path" with entertaining art history anecdotes. Leave with knowledge of art techniques and an original painting of your own.
August 26, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Volland Store
BBQ, music, beer, stars ... experience the darkness of the night sky and the brilliance of the stars; one of the best things about the Flint Hills.
August 31, 2017, 6:00 PM - September 1, 2017, 9:00 PM @ City Park
The school year and K-State sports seasons start with family and heavy doses of Purple Pride, K-State band, food and loads of family fun right in City Park. Appearances by coaches and players during community-wide pep rally before season-opening football game against Central Arkansas Bears.