Practicing Mindfulness, 1 p.m.

Free weekly meeting to discuss practical ways of incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine.

Prairie Salt Therapy.

Paint & Sip: Baby Owl, 4 p.m.

Also Flint Hills Sunset at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Beelive at 6 p.m. Saturday and Blue Llama, 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.

Kids’ Summer Art Camp, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.


String Chamber Music Camp, through Saturday.

For information, visit

Yack & Yarn, 1:30 p.m. Also 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Family Free Play, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Chess Club/Game Night, 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Cowpoke Storytime with Cowboy Ron Wilson, 11 a.m. Thursday.

Telescopes in Space and other Astronomical Wonders, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Register at

Craftnoon, 2 p.m. Thursday.

Zoofari Tails Storytime: Snakes, 10 a.m. Friday.

Free Kids’ Movie, 2 p.m. Friday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Manhattan Public Library.


Downtown Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. in the Via Christi parking lot.

Also 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Dillard’s parking lot.

Featuring homegrown vegetables, local meat, home baked goodies, local arts and crafts and much more.

MAC Painting Class: Forging Ahead, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays through August 28.

For information, visit

Bike Night, 7-9 p.m.

Featuring bikes, bands, and BBQ.

RC McGraw’s.

Outdoor Movie: “The Sandlot,” 9:15 p.m.

Cost: $10 a carload. Bottled water provided. Snacks available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Parking opens at 8 p.m.

AsterHouse Design, Keats.

Riley County Fair, through Monday.

Ottaway Amusements, 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

For a complete schedule and information, visit


Summer Theatre Academy: “Frozen Junior,” through Sunday.

The a.m. group performs at 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The p.m. group performs at 7 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Just like with Summer Theatre Academy, our mission is to serve children with a desire and passion to learn about theatre art. Area youth have been rehearsing after school since October.

For information and tickets, call 785-456-2029 or visit

Columbian Theatre.

Kaw Valley PRCA Rodeo, 8 p.m. through Saturday.

Military Appreciation Night, featuring a free picnic in CiCo Park and free admission to the rodeo. Limited tickets available.

For tickets and information, visit

Wells Arena, CiCo Park.


Furniture Amnesty Day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Donate furniture they no longer need or select from the donated goods for free. Pick up within the Manhattan city limits available. To schedule furniture pickup, please fill out the online form at or call 785-587-2404 by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Or drop off your donations from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Baker Field parking lot in City Park on July 26.

Sign-up will begin at 8 a.m. at City Park on the day of the event. You will be able to choose time slots between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to pick out your furniture. No additional paperwork is needed. Assignments to pick furniture will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Any furniture left after 4 p.m. is open to the general public.

City Park.

Flint Hills Iris Society Annual Iris Sale, 8 a.m.-noon.

Featuring hundreds of locally grown varieties, many award winners, of beautiful iris. Rhizomes sell for $2-7 each. Proceeds benefit the KSU Gardens.

For information, visit

Kansas State University Gardens, 1500 Denison.

National Day of the Cowboy, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Celebrate the history and culture of the American West through interactive displays and demonstrations, as well as wagon rides from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Regular admission rates apply.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

MAC presentation: Front of House Operations, 2 p.m.

Learn about ushering, house managing, and box office operations.

Call 785-537-4420 to sign up.

Manhattan Arts Center.

Traditional Vaquero Equestrian Performance by Charro Jerry Diaz and Family, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Smokin’ Wille’s BBQ Food Truck at 5:30 p.m. and music by Mariachi Girasol de Topeka. Enjoy the “Law of the Saddle (II)” art exhibit in the gallery and visit with the Diaz family and their amazing Andalusian horses at 8:30 p.m.

Volland Arena and The Volland Store, Alma.


Liquid Art Winery Third Anniversary Party, noon-8 p.m.

Liquid Art Winery.

Little Apple Baby Expo, 2-5p.m.

Featuring local resources for expecting and new parents.

Manhattan Town Center.

Evan Tuttle presents the Underground Floor Show, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.


Landshark Music Series: Los Yumas, 8 p.m.

Coco Bolos.


Arts in the Park: Black Jacket Symphony, 8 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell.


Push and Pull, now open.

Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, 506 Fourth St.

The Land and the People, The Settlement of Riley County. Riley County Historical Museum, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Prairie Perspective: Two Journeys, through August 10. Artists Kelly Yarbrough Frasier and Marsha Jensen explore their prairie home in this exhibit of mixed media drawings and hand woven baskets.

Gallery Talk at 6 p.m. August 7. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dream with Da Vinci, through September 8. Celebrate the accomplishments of Da Vinci during this temporary exhibit commemorating the 500th anniversary of his death. Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West, through December 21, 2019.

Part of the yearlong program: Silk Road through Kansas. Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

An Endless Line. Strecker Nelson West Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

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