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Bridal show, MLK Prayer Breakfast and more

By Ben Hopper


Flint Hills Bridal Show, noon-4 p.m. Featuring more than 50 vendors. Free admission. Hilton Garden Inn. Read with a Dog, 2 p.m.
Manhattan Public Library.


CanTEEN, 4 p.m.
Featuring video games, crafts and snacks. Manhattan Public Library. Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Tortoise Versus The Hare,” 4 p.m. For kids K-12. Up to 65 kids will be cast. Not all children will be cast. No preregistration required. Rehearsals will be daily Jan. 9-Jan. 13.
Manhattan Arts Center.


Chess Club, 5:30 p.m. Manhattan Public Library. Whiskey 101: Craft
Distillers, 8 p.m. Bourbon and Baker. Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.


Toddler and Preschool Dance Party, 11 a.m. Also 11 a.m. Saturday.
Dance to exciting music and listen to stories.
Manhattan Public Library.


Baby Music Time, 9:30
Dance and sign with your baby. Manhattan Pubic Library. STEM Club, 4-5 p.m.
Featuring activities and stories about weather. Suggested for grades K-3.
Manhattan Public Library. Video Game Discussion: Never Alone, 7 p.m.
Never Alone is an award-winning, atmospheric puzzle-platform game designed around the traditional lore of the Inupiat people of Alaska. For adults. Register at
Manhattan Public Library.


Science Saturday, 1-3
p.m. Go behind the science at this familyfriendly event featuring Zoo staff and local scientists.
Cost: regular Zoo admission. Friends of the Sunset Zoo are free.
Sunset Zoo.
MLK Jr. Community Celebration, 2-4 p.m. Hear and see the creative work of the MLK Jr. Art and Writing Contest finalists. Share in the words and music of the Civil Rights Movement and celebrate the life and impact of Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring Zelia Wiley, interim provost for diversity at K-State.
Manhattan Fire Station.
Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Tortoise Versus The Hare,” 3 and 7 p.m.
Featuring 65 area youth. Manhattan Arts Center.
K-State Men’s Basketball vs. Baylor, 3:30 p.m.
Bramlage Coliseum.
C.L. Hoover Opera House presents comedian and ventriloquist Todd Oliver, 7:30 p.m.
When Oliver and his two funny companions, Irving and Lucy, take the stage, crowds across the country howl for more. When they get behind the microphone they turn everyday K-9 experiences into knockout comedy.
Cost: $18 adults, $15 military and seniors, $5 students 18 and under. For tickets, call 785-2383906 or
C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.


FHDC Adventure Camp: Civil Rights in Kansas, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Students will retrace MLK’s steps during his January 1968 visit to Manhattan, as well as a field trip to the Brown v. Board National Historic Site in Topeka. For cost and information, visit flinthillsdiscovery. org. Flint Hills Discovery Center. MLK Prayer Breakfast, 8 a.m.
Featuring Gretchen Eick, civil rights activist and author of “Dissent in Wichita: the Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest.” Lecture is free, but there is a cost to the breakfast. Four Points by Sheraton.
MLK Jr. Day of Service: Everybody can serve, 9 a.m.-noon For information and to register, visit kstate. edu/leadership/pr ograms/handson. Crafts for MLK, all
day. Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. by making crafts to take home.
Manhattan Public Library.


Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1
Bluestem Bistro. Scott Senn, Jazz pianist, 6-8:30 p.m.


Liquid Art Winter Series presents acoustic guitarist Mike Greim, 5:30 p.m. Liquid Art Winery.


Push and Pull, now open. Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, 506 4th Street. Marlin Fitzwater: From Wheat Fields to White House, through March 17.

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: Cairnes 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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