The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “A Columbian Family Christmas,” 2 p.m. Escape the cold, snowy weather and warm up with carols and cocoa.The whole family will be filled with the Christmas spirit as local soloists and groups perform different acts each week.Sing along to some of the most beloved Christmas songs, and relax before the guaranteed Christmas chaos ensues.
On Friday, get tickets for the Friendship House dinner prior to the show.
For tickets and information, visit columbiantheatre. com.
Columbian Theatre, Wamego.
Annual Operation Yellow Ribbon, through Sunday.
Specials for current and former military. Get a free 5x7 picture with Santa, free cookie and hot cocoa from Mrs. Powell’s at 1 p.m. Saturday, and enjoy discounts throughout the mall with military ID. Manhattan Town Center.
CanTEEN, 4 p.m.
Featuring video games, crafts and snacks.
Manhattan Public Library.
Auntie M’s Drunken Bingo, 9 p.m.
Preschool Snowy Storytime, 11 a.m.
Manhattan Public Library.
Holiday Open House, 4-6 p.m.
C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.
Canvas & Cork: Winter Tree with Rabbit, 6 p.m. For information and to register, visit straightuppstudio.com.
Straight Upp Creative Studio.
Jazz brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Scott Senn, Jazz pianist, 68:30 p.m.
McCain Performance Series presents Melissa Etheridge, 7:30 p.m.
Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has attained status as one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades.
Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 785-5326428, or at kstate. edu/mccain.
Plastiquee with Headlight Rivals, 9 p.m.
Auntie Mae’s Parlor.
Push and Pull, now open.
Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, 506 Fourth St.
Wrap It Up Exhibit, through December 24. Featuring 80 local and regional artists. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-4 p.m. Sunday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
Going Home: Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills, through Jan. 8.
This exhibit explores the histories of seven Flint Hills, Kansas towns including: Bodarc, Broughton, Cedar Point, Chalk Mound, Maple City, Volland, and Big John Creek Village, the Kansas home of the Kaw Nation. The Flint Hills Discovery Center.
Marlin Fitzwater: From Wheat Fields to White House, through March 17, 2017.
Featuring items Fitzwater, K-State journalism alumnus and former press secretary to presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, donated to the Richard L.D. and Marjorie Morse Department of Special Collections at Kansas State University. The exhibit is on the fifth floor of K-State’s Hale Library. Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach, through May 1, 2017. Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.8 p.m. Thursdays and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
The Riley County Historical Museum: Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage, through 2017. Showcasing more than 100 artifacts and photographs significant to the history of Riley County.
Riley County Historical Museum, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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