Create a snowman for the Columbian

By A Contributor

Even though we have only had a little snow, don’t miss out on creating a snowman. Put all that extra ribbon and wrapping paper to use by creating a unique snowman for the Columbian Theatre’s Snowman Contest.

This contest is open to all ages and creativity. Bring your completed snowman through Jan. 10 to the theatre in Wamego for display in the main gallery.

Public voting is from 10 a.m. Jan. 24 through 4 p.m. Jan. 27. The three snowmen in the 13 and under category with the most votes will be awarded the following prizes: first place receives free enrollment in Summer Theatre Academy, second place receives a family pack to The Oz Museum, and third place receives free child admission with an adult ticket to The Oz Museum. Ages 14 and older will receive the following prizes: first place receives two show only tickets to the remaining three shows of the 2011-2012 season, second place receives two show only tickets a show of their choice and third place receives two show only tickets to the March play, “Don’t Dress for Dinner.”

For more information, contact The Columbian Theatre at (785) 456-2029.

If you aren’t traveling to Texas for the game, here’s a look at other area events.


West Coast Swing Dance Lessons, 7 p.m. Join professional swing dancers PJ and Erin Fritzler as they teach participants how to dance in the “West Coast Swing” style and then host an open dance for everyone to try out their new skills. Also February 3 and March 2. Cost: $12. C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Three of a Kind, 8 p.m. Kite’s.



Manhattan Arts Center opening reception for the Columbian Artists with the Columbian Artists Membership Exhibit 2012, 5-7 p.m. The exhibit runs January 7 to February 18. The galleries are free and open to the public noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Winter Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m.- noon. Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.

K-State Men’s Basketball vs. Missouri, 12:30 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.



Read to Dogs, 2-4 pm. 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.

Here’s a look at a few ongoing exhibits.

Only the Best II, through January 7. Featuring painter from the Flint Hills Plein Air Event organized by Kim Casebeer. Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 œ Poyntz Avenue, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

World War II Exhibit, through January 18. William T. Kemper Art Gallery, K-State Student Union, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

2011 K-State Department of Art Faculty Biennial, through March 16. Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and holidays.

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