A final chance to ‘Wrap Up’ Christmas shopping this weekend

By Ben Hopper

As you are wrapping up your last minute shopping, don’t forget the annual Wrap It Up sale at the Manhattan Arts Center.

Featuring dozens of artists from the Manhattan area, with several others coming from various locations all over the Midwest, Wrap It Up features a variety of work including masks, jewelry (glass, silver, beaded), stained glass, prints, watercolors and drawings, knitted items, functional pottery, ceramic sculpture, painted furniture, baskets, scarves, glass, photographs, turned wooden sculpture, bowls and tiles.

Wrap It Up runs through December 24.

Hours are noon-5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Here’s a look at other area events.

Thursday

Musical Thursdays at the FHDC featuring the Sheridan Elementary’s Sharp Stallions and the Geary County Children’s Choir, 6:30 p.m. Free. Visitors can enjoy free admission to the FHDC from 5-8 p.m. Flint Hills Discovery Center.

 

Friday

  Whodunit Capers presents “Once there Was a Santa Claus,” 6p.m. Friday. The members of CLUELESS (Children’s Legendary Unknown Existence League of Extra Special Somethings) have gathered for the 2012 annual meeting at the Claus’s home in the North Pole.

Who will win the title of Exalted Extra Special Something this year, and the prize of a year of vacation? Is being a holiday figurehead so stressful that someone would kill for a little time off? Cost: $55 per person for lunch and $65 per person. Cash bar available. A dpProductions LLC. For reservations, call (785) 41-7334. Holiday Inn at the Campus.

Wasted Potential Reunion Show featuring Betty O, 8 p.m. Cost: $5. Auntie Mae’s.

Ongoing

Goodnight Moon: Selections from the Permanent Collection, through Dec. 23. From starlit staircases and moon glow to glowing sparkers and carnival lights, this exhibit explores many facets of night. Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

University Life Café Exhibit, though Jan. 9. Kemper Art Gallery, KSU Student Union, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Only the Best 2012, through Jan. 12. Featuring 49 artists-the favorites of gallery visitors throughout the year, a few old friends, and a few new artist, as well. Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 1/2 Poyntz Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

FORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University, through Jan. 13. Flint Hills Discovery Center.









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