‘9 to 5’ musical; world’s largest swim lesson

By The Mercury

The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “9 to 5: The Musical,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Directed by Brent Sigman with veteran music director Richard Philbrook. Featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, based on the 1980 s film 9 to 5.  Featuring Jennifir McGillis, Hannah Conroy-Philbrook, Krysten Day, T-Shane Roberts.  This show contains adult content. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students/children and can be purchased at columbiantheatre.com or by calling (800) 899-1893. Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome also. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room.

Father’s Day at the Flint Hills Discory Center, noon-5 p.m.


Toddler Move and Groove Storytime, 10 a.m. For a complete list of storytimes, visit manhattan.lib.ks.us. Manhattan Public Library.

Teen Movie, 2 p.m. Watch a superhero movie, east some popcorn and win a prize. Public Library.

Twilight Wildflower Walk, 12:30-1 a.m. In honor of Flint Hills Juneteenth celebrations, Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge invites the public to a free twilight wildflower walk on the tall grass prairie. The event is co-sponsored by Prairie Heritage, Inc., Geary County Juneteenth, and the Kansas Native Plant Society. Visitors should arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and should wear sturdy shoes, dress in layers, and use insect repellent, if desired. Visitors should take the gravel drive past the pole barn, across the bridge, and up the hill to the guest house, where tours will assemble. For more information, (785) 539-5592. Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge, 11003 Lower McDowell Road, 5 miles south of I-70, Exit 307, on the east side of the road.



UFM Community Learning Center presents the World s Largest Swimming Lesson, 10 a.m. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. UFM Community Learning Center is the local host of this world wide event that teaches the importance of swimming safety through swimming lessons. The event will also attempt to beat the Guiness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson conducted across the world. The event is free and open to the public, with all ages being encouraged to participate. You can register early at www.tryufm.org or call UFM at 785.539.8763.



Maker Workshop, 2 p.m. Teens can learn how to do simple printmaking techniques from the Beach Museum of Art. Public Library.



Volunteer for The Meadow,  8 a.m.-noon. Also Saturday. Volunteer to sow seeds of natieve plants in a garden under contruction just north of the Beach Museum of Art.

MHK Trolley highlighting 150 years of the people and places of K-State, 10 a.m. Tour the community and learn about historical places and faces, all connected to Kansas State University. Cheryl Collins, executive director of the Riley County Historical Museum, will be the tour guide for the special event brought to you by the UFM. Admission: $18 and seating is very limited. To participate, visit ufmprograms.org.

Summer Film Series:  Holes,  10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Auditorium, Public Library.

Junction City Little Theater presents Honk Jr.,  7:30 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Featuring the JCLT s Youth Summer Theater Program take on the classic ugly duckling tale. C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Family Movie Night featuring Toy Story 3,  7:30 p.m. Featuring a Toy Story 3 costume contest. Free snowcones, popcorn and drinkgs. Manhattan First Assembly of God.



National Festival of Breads, all day. The Kansas Wheat Commission Test Baking team is busy evaluating and test-baking recipes entered into the 2013 National Festival of Breads! We received hundreds of excellent recipes, and all are thoroughly reviewed. Until we announce who the finalists will be, check out past winners on the Website. Above all - enjoy home baking! Manhattan Convention Center.

Summer Film Series:  Goodfellas,  2 p.m. Groesbeck Meeting Room.



Riley County Genealogical Society Lecture: “A Visit with K-Staters in Sunset Cemetery” by Cheryl Collins, director of the Riley Co. Historical Museum, 2 p.m. Collins will lead a tour and tell stories about former K-Staters buried in Sunset Cemetery. Meet at the front gate of Sunset Cemetery on Sunset Avenue near the Manhattan High School. Free.





Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro.

Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.

Junction City Community Band, 7 p.m. Free. C.L. Hoover Opera House.



Music Mondays on Poyntz, 7 p.m. Free acoustic concert on the grass with locally-grown produce and homemade lemonade available. 821 Poyntz.



Local Love Open Mic, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Blue Cat from Salina, 7 p.m. Live music on the patio every Thursday night, no cover. Special carving table buffet available. Cox s Bros. BBQ, Junction City.

Open Acoustic Jam on the Patio, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Manhattan Municipal Band, 7:30 p.m. Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.

Nashville Songwriters Association Stampede Preview, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.



Dinner with the Doc, 5:30 p.m. Pairing superb KC-Style Jazz with creations from Aggie Station’s excellent kitchen, Dinner with the Doc is a sumptuous celebration of gastro-musical cooperation.  Maestro Dr. Wayne Goins, along with Craig Treinen and Gordon Lewis, will guide diners thru an evening of jazz delights as Chef Russell Maddux’s creations issue forth. Cost: $35. Dinner includes a16-ounce dry aged Kansas City Strip with gorgonzola mashed potatoes and asparagus or Corvina sea bass with crab risotto and tomato braised spinach. Call to reserve your spot at (785) 587-8830. A $3 cover gets you in just to watch. After dinner, the Doc and his boys will come back at 10:30 p.m. for a late night set. Aggie Central Station.

The Durochers Live Greater Than Ever Tour, 7 p.m. Ashland Community Church.




Nora Othic — Contemporary Regionalist, through June 22. Featuring pastels by Nora Othic, with paintings by Kristin Goering and Rebecca Hoyer, prints by John Boyd, wood sculpture by Bob Holcombe, and ceramics by Dan Gegen, Robert Smith and Kyla Toomey. Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 ž Poyntz Avenue, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy, through June 23. In 1879 American artist James McNeill Whistler arrived in Italy with a commission from the Fine Arts Society of London to create twelve etchings of Venice.  Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Liquescence by Dionna Clark, through June 27. William T. Kemper Art Gallery, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. K-State Student Union.

Americans by Choice: The Story of Immigration & Citizenship in Kansas, through July 9. The award winning traveling exhibit was commissioned by the U.S. District Court, District of Kansas to highlight the Court s role in the naturalization process.  It illustrates the paths to citizenship taken by Kansas settlers from around the world over the past 150 years, and personalizes the story of immigration and citizenship who came, where they came from, why they came to Kansas, and why they chose to become U.S. citizens. Sponsored by the Riley County Historical Society and Museum. Manhattan Town Center, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Color Riot! by the MAC Watercolor Studio and the MAC Oil Painting Studio, through July 13. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Museum of Wonder, through October 13. Beach Museum of Art.

Generations of Success: K-State History in Special Collections, through December 31. The exhibit features artifacts and papers that reflect the growth of the university since its inception in 1863, documenting K-State’s history using items from the Richard L.D. & Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections.  Fifth Floor Gallery, Hale Library, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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