Art of the Flint Hills, plus Tuttle Creek Eagle Day

By Ben Hopper

It is your last chance to see with your own eyes the exhibit, “Through Artists’ Eyes” at the Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery. See the work of 44 artists, from Kansas natives to those who traveled across oceans to depict the Tallgrass Prairie. These artists’ personal visions demonstrate the diversity of visual experience in the Flint Hills.

The gallery, at 406 1/2 Poyntz Avenue, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The exhibit will end on Saturday.

Or get out and experience the wildlife of the Flint Hills with Tuttle Creek Lake’s Eagle Day. Meet at the Manhattan Fire Station at 2000 Denison at 9 a.m. for presentations on bald eagle nesting in Kansas, plus the habits and habitats of eagles and other raptors. There will be several live raptors at the presentation, followed by a bus tour through areas at Tuttle Creek Lake to view bald eagles in the wild.

Here’s a look at other area events.



K-State Women’s Basketball vs. Baylor, 7 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.





Adventure Camp: Painting, Potter and Play, all day. The Sunset Zoo and the FHDC are joining forces to provide a unique and enhanced experience for kids when USD 383 is not in session. Together, adventurers will learn about the plants and animals from their own backyard to around the world. They’ll also have the chance to travel back in time to explore the history, geology, and fossils that makes their home a unique and special place. There is a maximum of 24 members; a minimum of 10. Enrollment will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and pre-registration is required. For a complete list of events and registration information, visit


Cardboard Creations Party, 2-3 p.m. Kids can use their imaginations to make cool creations out of cardboard boxes and other crafts supplies. Boxes and supplies provided. Public Library.



Yu-Gi-Oh Dueling, 10 a.m.-noon. Duel with fellow Yu-Gi-Oh gamers, trade cars, and enter to win a prize. Ages 9 and up. Public Library.


All-Ages Storytime: Imagine a Box, 11 a.m. Public Library.


K-State Men’s Basketball vs. Oklahoma State, 3 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.




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


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.


Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.tend with children age 2 or younger, and families are encouraged to attend together to sing, dance and enjoy great stories. Public Library.


Parallel Path with Fara Sol, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.

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