Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room.
Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro.
Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.
Kaw Valley Rodeo FUNdraiser Auction, 7 p.m. R.C. McGraws.
Manhattan Arts Center Camp MAC: “Campers of Narnia,” all week. Summer Story Adventure is a weekly half or full day summer arts day camp for kids in grades 1-6. Week 8 begins August 5 and is themed “May the Fold be with You.” For more information or to enroll in camp, visit http://www.manhattanarts. org or call (785) 537-4420.
Toddler Move and Groove Storytime, 10 a.m. For a complete list of storytimes, visit manhattan.lib.ks.us. Public Library.
Teen Movie, 2 p.m. Free movie and snacks. Public Library.
MLP Makers Workshop, 2-4 p.m. Teens can learn to make mini catapults. Public Library.
Local Love Open Mic - Round 4, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.
Kaw Valley Rodeo Readin’ Roundup, 10 a.m. Public Library.
Open Acoustic Jam on the Patio, 9 p.m. Aggie Central Station.
Riley County Fair Parade, 6 p.m. Aggieville.
Riley County Fair, through Monday. Pedal Tractor Pull at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Ottaway Amusements 6-11 p.m. Also 6-10 p.m. Friday and Monday and 6-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For a complete list of events and judcing contests, visit http://www.rileycountyfair.com. CiCo Park.
38th Annual Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo presented by Briggs GMC, 8 p.m. Thursday is Military Family Appreciation Night and Kids’ Night. (Kids get in free with food donation benefiting the Flint Hills Breadbasket.) Friday night’s 8 p.m. performance is Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) Night benefiting K-State’s Cancer Research Center with the Kaw Valley Special Rodeo starting at 7 p.m. The final rodeo is at 8 p.m. Saturday. Featuring first-rate PRCA cowboys and WPRA cowgirls Tickets: $10/12 reserved, $8/10 for general admission, $4/5 for children 12 and under. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.kawvalleyrodeo.com. Wells Arena, CiCo Park.
Zoofari Tails, 10 a.m. Public Library.
Riley County Idol, 7 p.m. Also 7 p.m. Saturday. Entertainment Tent, CiCo Park.
Arts in the Park: Thomas Mayfield, 8 p.m. Classic rock. Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.
Sessions: Eddy Green, Eli Redeker, Joshua J, and Anne Benest, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.
Flint Hills Iris Society Annual Iris Sale, 8 a.m.-noon. Univeristy Gardens.
The Manhattan Music Coalition presents The Show, 10 p.m. Aggie Central Station.
National Day of the Cowboy, 5 p.m. Featuring International Yodeling Champion Judy Coder and Jeff Davidson, president of the Kansas Chapter of the Western Music Association. Lazy T. Ranch.
End of Summer Bash for teens in 7th to 12th grade, 5:30-9 p.m. Celebrate your achievements, play games, and spend some quality time being loud at the library. Don’t forget that July 31 will be the last day to pick up summer reading prizes Public Library.
MAC Dance Attack II, 7:30 p.m. An evening of performances by local dancers and choreographers. Manhattan Arts Center.
Emerging Artists: MAC Students by students of recent MAC art and clay classes, through August 3. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
Fiber Lines on Canvas by Berit Bihl, July 24 through August 9. William T. Kemper Art Gallery, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. K-State Student Union.
AbX x III, through August 17. Featuring abstract expressionist painters Jane Booth, Bev Gegen and Jennifer Rivera; and figurative ceramics by Sharon McCoy. In addition, there will be “weather” paintings by Lisa Grossman, burlesque performer portraits by Lacey Lewis, and figurative paintings and miniature college dioramas by Joel Dugan. Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 œ Poyntz Avenue, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Conservation Quest(r), through September 8. Learn about energy with hands-on activities. This exhibit delivers important energy conservation messages, inspiring visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy use to help protect the planet and promote healthy living. Flint Hills Discovery Center, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Museum of Wonder, through October 13. Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
Generations of Success: K-State History in Special Collections, through December 31. Fifth Floor Gallery, Hale Library, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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