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‘Rocky Horror’ auditions, reality TV wars and more

By Ben Hopper


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.

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.


Flint Hills Area Builders Association 2014 Parade of Homes, 1-4 p.m.

For more information, visit




Toddler Move and Groove Storytime, 10 a.m.

For more storytimes, visit

Manhattan Public Library.


MAC Camp: Camp Mysterious, through Friday.

For information about this camp and other art classes, visit


Riley County Genealogy Society Beginning Genealogy Class: The art of interviewing for genealogy, 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call (785) 565-6495.

Riley County Genealogical Society Platt House.


MAC auditions for “The Rocky Horror Show,” 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Directed by Penny Cullers. Music, lyrics and script by Richard O’Brien.

For 18 years and older. Bring a prepared song. Your song should be at least 16 measures in length, no longer than 2 minutes. Accompanist will be provided. Please provide sheet music if accompaniment is desired. Prepared piece can be either from modern music theatre repertoire or contemporary pop.

Performance dates are Aug. 8-10 and 15-17.

Manhattan Arts Center.





Footsteps in the Flint Hills: Ice Age Fossils, 1-2 p.m. 

  Dig, sand and chip away some ice with this paleontology preschool experience at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Join us for an exploration of the summer temporary exhibit, Ice Age Imperials, as we discover animals that roamed the region thousands of years ago.

For ages 4-5. To register, visit





Trivia Smack Down, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.





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. 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.




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.





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. In 2012, Roth and her husband visited Wales and located family sites.

Both have done extensive research on the community of Bala and Welsh Genealogy

Free and open to the public.

Sedalia Community Church.







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


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

della Voce.


JC Community Band Concert, 7 p.m.

C.L. Hoover Opera House.





Manhattan Municipal Band, 7:30 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.




Local Love June — Final Round, 9:30 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.





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.





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

Aggie Central Station.



K-State Royal Purple Exhibit: Emerge, through June 30. William T. Kemper Art Gallery, K-State Student Union, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


For the Love of Sky, through August 30. Strecker Nelson Art Gallery, 406 1/2 Poyntz, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Dawoud Bey: Picturing People, through Oct. 5. A collection of Dawoud Bey’s thought-provoking photographs. Beach Museum of Art.


Ice Age Imperials, through Sept. 14. Flint Hills Discovery Center, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.


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