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Iris show, ‘Barnyard’ play, Preservation Hall jazz

By Ben Hopper


The Flint Hills Iris Society invites visitors to view the colorful array of blooming iris, 1-4 p.m.

Weather permit-ting.Vote on their favorite. KSU Gardens, 1500 Denison Road, just north of Claflin.


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.


KSU Dance presents the Senior Dance Concert, 2:30 p.m.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.





Baby and Toddler Play Date, 11:30 a.m.

A fun play time with blocks, puppets, and other activities for your babies and toddlers to enjoy.

Manhattan Public Library.


Homeschool Mondays: Three Sisters for Dinner, 1-3 p.m.

During this activity, homeschool families will have the opportunity to take the information discussed regarding the diet of Native Americans many years ago and compare it to our current food pyramid. After they demonstrate their skill, each student will receive heirloom seeds to take home and plant.

Free for members and regular admission for non-members. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information, call 785-587-2726 or email





Open mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.





Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.





Go See It! Lecture Series: Scenic Byways, 7-8 p.m.

Learn about the different scenic routes in the Flint Hills. On the third Thursday of every month from March to October, featured speakers will highlight the unique places to visit.

Lectures are free and light refreshments will be served.





UPC and K-State Athletics Post-Game Fireworks Show, after the 6:30 p.m. K-State vs. Texas Baseball Game.

Tointon Family Stadium.


World premiere of a commissioned anti-bullying play called “Barnyard” MHS Alum Richard Broadhurst, 7 p.m.

The play is bound for Scotland’s prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Featuring a gala from 5:30-7 p.m. for donors who have contributed $100 or more towards our July 27-Aug. 11.

Also tour the MHS renovations and new construction, meet the cast and crew of “Barnyard,” meet playwright Richard Broadhurst and his documentary filmmaker, listen to MHS String Quartet Forza Femina.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Suggested minimum donation: $10 adults, $5 students.

Rezac Auditorium, MHS West Campus.





Run for the Fallen, 8 a.m.

Honor our fallen Soldiers and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

The run will include 4 -and 2-mile courses around main post.

No pre-registration required, and pets and strollers are permitted.

Riley’s Conference Center, Fort Riley.








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

Scott Senn, Jazz pianist, 6-8:30 p.m.






McCain Performance Series presents the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band, 7:30 p.m.

The high and lonesome sound of the Appalachians meets the hot and lively jazz of New Orleans.

Since opening its doors to the public in 1961, Preservation Hall’s mission has been to showcase the national treasures of traditional New Orleans jazz music. Forty-eight years later, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band still represents the best opportunity for music fans the world over to experience the planet’s happiest music.

For tickets, visit or call 785-532-6428.

McCain Auditorium.




Local Love May: Round 2, 9:30 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




ClusterPluck with Blue Fruit Snacks, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.

The Hosty Duo, 9 p.m. Cost: $4.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.




SHEL with Talk Toome, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




Deep Fried Squirrel with Nicholas St. James and Joshua Jay, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.


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