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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (8)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Conventions & Meetings (1)
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  5. Calendar Overlay For the Kids! (3)
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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. Flint Hills Parade of Homes tour

    June 9, 2017, 5:00 PM - June 11, 2017, 4:00 PM

    Tour new and remodeled homes; start anywhere on tour and go to homes you wish. Tour home addresses for 16 Manhattan homes, three in Wamego and one in Clay Center listed at the Flint Hills Builders website.

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  3. Downtown Farmer's Market

    June 10, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Dillard's Parking Lot

    Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan has rich history of local producers with fresh meats, vegetables, breads and baked goods. Discover many local crafters with handmade jewelry, soaps, wood-carved items and other art mediums.

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  4. Little Apple Duck Dash

    June 10, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ CiCo Park

    Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan hosts third annual Little Apple Duck Dash race at CiCo Park. Enjoy a summer day in the park with local vendors and prizes!

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  5. Taste of the Ville

    June 10, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Aggieville Business District

    Annual Taste of the Ville features 21 restaurants in 2-hour smorgasbord of food and fun. Enjoy samples of the best food Aggieville has to offer and support local philanthropy focused on women's education. Tickets purchases at Shear Dynamics (1125 Laramie St.).

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Manhattan High Class of 1977 Reunion

    June 10, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    40th MHK class reunion; Saturday entertainment provided by local DJ with hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.

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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. Gypsy

    June 9, 2017, 7:30 PM - June 11, 2017 @ Columbian Theatre

    Quiet, reserved girl begins transformation from shy, little Louise to the sexy and sophisticated “Gypsy Rose Lee”. Sponsored by Bank of the Flint Hills. Join us Opening Night for delicious dinner catered by Friendship House!

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  3. Symphony in the Flint Hills

    June 10, 2017, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM @ Deer Horn Ranch (Geary County)

    2017 Signature Event theme “Chisholm Trail” celebrates 150th anniversary of famous trail that brought cattle from Texas to Kansas in years following Civil War. As in years past, Kansas City Symphony will perform sunset concert. Limited number of Patron Packages available to financially support the organization and have premium concert vantage point. Wide ranging sponsorship opportunities available (620-273-8955). GA tickets for 2017 Symphony have sold out.

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  4. Comedy Roast Battle

    June 10, 2017, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Enjoy sizzling night of laughs as eight comedians roast one another relentlessly. Audience participation encouraged; cheer on your favorite roasts and help decide who will advance to the October championships at Laughapalooza comedy festival!

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For the Kids!

  1. Family Fun Storytime

    June 10, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A lively storytime with great picture books, action songs, and music. Families are encouraged to attend together, and an adult caregiver must attend with children ages 2 and under.

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  2. Explore Robotics

    June 10, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Children can try out Sphero robots or work with Little Bits STEM kits. Even young children can explore this fascinating technology. Suggested for ages 4 and up.

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  3. Explore Robotics

    June 10, 2017, 2:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Children can try out Sphero robots or work with Little Bits STEM kits. Even young children can explore this fascinating technology. Suggested for ages 4 and up.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Kandango K2r

    June 8, 2017 - June 11, 2017 @ Blue Earth Plaza

    The Little Apple hosts the fifth Kandango K2r for an all new, four-day, hub-and-spoke ride in the scenic Flint Hills. Registration includes four days of supported bike rides, t-shirt and ticket to the Kandango BBQ Extravaganza.

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  2. MSP/USSSA Bite Out of Lil Apple tournament

    June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017 @ Anneberg Park/Twin Oaks Sports Complex

    Midwest Sports Production 8-18 USSSA fast-pitch softball tournament.

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Special Events

  1. Taste of the 'Ville

    June 10, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Aggieville

    Roam the streets of Manhattan's nighttime entertainment district and enjoy tasty morsels from Aggie eateries. Purchase tickets at Sheer Dynamics Salon and Spa, 1125 Laramie Street. The 'Ville!

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  2. Symphony in the Flint Hills

    June 10, 2017, 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM @ Deer Horn Ranch (Geary County)

    2017 Signature Event theme “Chisholm Trail” celebrates 150th anniversary of famous trail that brought cattle from Texas to Kansas in years following Civil War. As in years past, Kansas City Symphony will perform sunset concert. Limited number of Patron Packages available to financially support the organization and have premium concert vantage point.

    Wide ranging sponsorship opportunities also available (620-273-8955). Tickets for 2017 Symphony available now.

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