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Two egg hunts: one for kids, one for adults

By The Mercury

Ben Hopper
Contributing writer

For your Easter weekend, there is plenty to do.

Two Easter egg hunts will be held, one for kids and the other for adults. The kids’ hunt is the traditional Lions Club event at City Park. It begins at 10 a.m., with separate areas set aside by age group for children of all sizes.

The adult hunt is a benefit for Habitat For Humanity. Registration will be at 6 p.m. and the hunt itself starts at 6:30 at Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $20, with th eprizes including at 2002 Chevy Cavalier. Tickets may be obtained at Walgreens or Heartland Foods.

There will be a Salsa Social from 7-10 p.m. Friday at Douglass Center. Salsa lessons will be offered by Janet from Manhattan Salsera from 7:15-8 p.m. Latin Motion, a dance team from Manhattan, will be debuting its new routine.  All ages are welcome.

Light snacks will be provided. There is a suggested $5 donation per person. All funds raised will go toward Douglass Community Recreation Center.

If you would rather just watch a dancer who also tells jokes, don’t miss comedian and dancer Xclusive at 9 p.m. Friday in Union Station in the K-State Student Union. Xclusive was on America’s Got Talent.

Over time, Harry’s collects a little of this and a little of that with its wine stock. On Saturday, the restaurant will hold “Unstock the Bar” from 8:30-11:30 p.m. This tasting is meant to be more party than informative and more fun than formal. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call Harry’s at (785) 537-1300 or email

Here’s a look at other area events.


  ARTSmart! Class: Museum of Wonder for school age children, 4:15-5:15 p.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday for ages 4-5.  Classes integrate art, science, language arts, math and history and help students develop critical thinking skills. Art projects will feature a wide variety of media. Beach Museum of Art.

Department of Computing and Information Sciences Film: “Virtuosity,” 6 p.m. Free. 126 Nichols Hall.

Discussion Series: Between Fences, 7 p.m. Discussing “The Tortilla Curtain” by T.C. Boyle. Manhattan Public Library Groesbeck Meeting Room.

The Beach Museum of Art is collaborating with the KSU Department of Art and the KSU Libraries present Fred Wilson, 7 p.m. Wilson will share his experiences as an artist and self-described “museum therapist” who inspires and challenges museums to be more aware of the stories they tell. 114 Willard Hall.

The American Music Series featuring Doug “Chappie” Chapman, 7 p.m. Chappie was recently inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. Cox’s Brothers, Junction City.

Guest Artist: trumpeter John Ellis, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.



  Junior League Next to New Sale, 3-7 p.m. Also 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday. National Guard Armory.

  Department of English Reading: fiction writer Danielle Evans, 3:30-4:30 p.m. K-State Student Union Little Theatre.

  International Student & Scholar Services Coffee Hour Series: Cyprus, 4-5 p.m. Presented by Thomaida Polydorou. Refreshments typical of the student’s home country will be served following the presentation. Free and open to the public. International Student Center Multipurpose Room.

K-State Trumpet Ensemble and Crane School of Music Trumpet Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel.

  Manhattan Arts Center Birdhouse Acoustic Music Series: singer/songwriter Jeff Black, 7:30 p.m. Kansas City-native Sponsored by Debbie Nuss and Brad Fenwick. For tickets and more information, visit or call (785) 537-4420.

UPC Film: “Les Miserables,” 8 p.m. for $2. Also, 7 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $3 p.m. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

The Yawpers, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.


The Manhattan Arts Center presents a Studio Theatre staged reading of “Enchanted April,” 7:30 p.m. Directed by Dwight Tolar and sponsored by Kim and Peggy Riley, the story brings four women together on holiday in Italy, rediscovering themselves among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine. For tickets and more information, visit or call (785) 537-4420. Manhattan Arts Center.

The Gabriel Project, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.

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