Summer reading, FHDC railroad exhibit and more

By The Mercury


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 began June 1, either online at or at the library. Reading logs will last until July 31.

Manhattan Area Garden Tour, 1-5 p.m.

Explore five private landscapes and the KSU Gardens.

Cost: $8.

KSU Gardens, 1500 Denison.


The Historic Columbian Theatre present “Singing in the Rain,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also June 11 and June 13-15.

Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children and students. Group tour discounts available.

Tickets are available for purchase at The Columbian Theatre Box Office or by phone from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Call 785-456-2029 or visit

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.





Toddler Move and Groove Storytime, 10 a.m.

For more storytimes, visit

Manhattan Public Library.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament, 2 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library.


Riley County Genealogy Society Beginning Genealogy Class: “Cite your sources” by Jill Frese, 6:30 p.m.

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

Riley County Genealogical Society Platt House



Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: All Aboard, 1-2 p.m.

All Aboard! Take a ride with the Flint Hills Discovery Center to investigate trains. See how people traveled from place to place by railroads as compared to today’s preferred method of automobiles.

To register, visit


Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.





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 “Company” by Stephen Sondheim, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

A sophisticated and honest look at relationships from musical theatre’s most renowned composer, and featuring many of Stephen Sondheim’s best-known songs, “Company” largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark comedy, modern musical genre.

Cost: $17 adults, $15 military, $10 students.

Tickets are available at (785) 238-3906, at the door, or online at

C.L. Hoover Opera House.





12th Annual Flint Hills Pride: Combining All Colors, through Sunday.

Farnum Creek, Milford Lake.




Toripalooza, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.








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

Bluestem Bistro.


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






Manhattan Municipal Band, 7:30 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.


Tuesdays with Chappie, 9 p.m.

O’Malley’s Alley.





Local Love June – Round 2, 9:30 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.




Andy Fraso, 9 p.m.

Aggie Central Station.


Parallel Path with Exhopod, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.





Jazz in June: KSU Faculty Jazz-Tet featuring Kurt Gartner, Wayne Goins, Tod Ketstetter, Gordon Lewis and Jazz pianist, Beau Thomas Jarvis, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $30. Hale Library.


Arts in the Park: The Big Time Grain Company, 8 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.

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