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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
  2. Calendar Overlay Community Events (3)
  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Festivals & Parades (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Recreational sports activities/events (2)
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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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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. Downtown Farmer's Market

    June 3, 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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  3. Summer Reading Kick-Off

    June 3, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Explore different cultures with hands-on activities, artifacts and community members. Teens are invited to decorate library windows. Everyone is encouraged to sign up for summer reading to earn free prizes.

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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. Symphony at Sunset Concert

    June 3, 2017, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Dwight D. Eisenhower campus grounds

    Annual D-Day Commemorative Concert in Abilene includes food vendors, displays with pop-Up "museum without walls" and music from 1st Infantry Division Band, Salina Symphony and more.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Columbian Artist Art Walk

    June 3, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lincoln Ave.

    Explore art of several Columbian artists along with live band and beer garden.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Clinic

    June 3, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Anneberg Park

    Only youths who attended Friday introductory session may fish. Lake stocked with 700 channel catfish. Enrolled youths will receive a free rod and reel to keep. Six awards will be given: Smallest fish, heaviest fish, heaviest stringer (3 fish). Free pizza lunch after awards ceremony.

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  2. Rossville Rattlers at JC Brigade

    June 3, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Rathert Stadium

    2016 Cowdin Cup champions of the Mid-Plains League open '17 season at Rathert Stadium.

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Special Events

  1. Wine in the Wild

    June 3, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    An evening to benefit Sunset Zoo, as patrons get to stroll zoo trails and sample varieties of wines and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Enjoy live music and even the zoo's usual residents. This popular community fundraiser is hosted by the Friends of Sunset Zoo.

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