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Mize’s acoustic performance and more

By Ben Hopper

If you’re not heading out to the Tuttle Creek State Park this weekend but need a country music fix, the Flint Hills Discovery Center is hosting an acoustic performance by Logan Mize, a Nashville recording artist and Clearwater, Kansas native, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

A meet-and-greet with Mize is scheduled from 1-2 p.m.

The concert is free for FHDC members. Register for the event by calling the Discovery Center. Regular admission rates apply. Cost for adults is $9, $7 for seniors, military and educators and $4 for children. For tickets or to register, call 755-587-2726.

Here’s a look at other area events.



Manhattan Public Library Summer Reading Program: Fizz Boom Read, through July 31.

People of all ages from babies to teens to grandparents can participate. It’s free to sign up, and all you have to do is keep track of the time you spend reading in order to win fun prizes, like free books and gift certificates to local restaurants. Last year more than 3,000 people participated in summer reading and together logged more than 1,000,000 minutes of reading time.

Registration for the 2014 program begins June 1, either online at or at the library. Reading logs will begin June 1 and last until July 31.


MPL Chess Club, 3:30-6 p.m.

Students are invited to learn, watch and play chess.

Public Library.





Junction City Little Theatre presents “Seussical, Jr.,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

A canon of your favorite Seussian characters weave stories of mischief, fun, and the power of imagination. And it’s not 100 percent silly, of course—the story works on multiple levels—and it has a lot to say about hard work, communication, and valuing others. This musical features up to 40 area teens, ages 13-18. 

This month-long acting camp introduces youth to the art of live theater—from auditions, stage craft, and rehearsals—to two full-length musical performances. Stage and musical direction of Joe and Sheila Markley.

General admission tickets: $7. Tickets are available by visiting or by calling the box office at (785) 238-3906.

C.L. Hoover Opera House. Junction City.


Arts in the Park: First Infantry Division Band, 8 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.


Back Porch Blues Band, 8 p.m.

Black Jack Hills.


Carrie Nation and The Speakeasy, 9 p.m.

Cover: $3.

Auntie Mae’s.


Old Salt Union, 10 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




Science Saturdays: Video Game Design, 10 a.m.

Dream of designing the next Call of Duty or Just Dance? Learn the basics of making video games online with KSU instructor Nathan Bean, and start making the next blockbuster! Pre-registration on the library’s website is suggested.

For teens and adults. A limited number of spots are available. Register at

Manhattan Public Library.


Reality TV Wars, 5:30-10 p.m.

Play some of your favorite reality TV shows. For teens. Register at

Manhattan Public Library. 


MAC presents Dance Attack III, 7:30 p.m.

A medley of dances choreographed and performed by area performers. Coordinated by Laura Vallejo.

Tickets available at

Manhattan Arts Center.


Jessica Paige with Run With It, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




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


Riley County Genealogical Society Program Committee presents “Welsh History and the Community of Bala, Kansas” by Jane Roth and Phil Parry, 2-4 p.m.

Roth is the granddaughter of Welsh immigrants. Her great grandfather and his family were early settlers in Bala after living and working in the Pennsylvania coal mines. In 2012, Roth and her husband visited Wales and located family sites.

Parry is a lifelong resident of the Bala-Riley area. Phil has many stories about the early settlers and their struggles and successes.

Both have done extensive research on the community of Bala and Welsh Genealogy Free and open to the public.

Sedalia Community Church.


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


JC Community Band Concert, 7 p.m.

C.L. Hoover Opera House.

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