Paint & Sip: Snow Cardinal, 4 p.m.
Additional Paint & Sips include MHK NYE 2020 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Winter Mountain at 6 p.m. Friday, Snowy Barn at 6 p.m. Saturday, and Polar Bears at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Also a Make & Take: MHK NYE 2020 Pint Glass, 10 a.m. Tuesday.
To register, visit uncorkedinspiration.com.
Children’s Workshop, 10 a.m. Also at 10 a.m. Tuesday and Friday.
Also a DIY Pillow Workshop at 10 a.m. Thursday, FriYay! Pick Your Project Workshop at 6 p.m. Friday, and SaturDIY Pick Your Project at 5 p.m. Saturday.
To register, visit boardandbrush.com/manhattan.
Board and Brush.
Yack & Yarn, 1:30 p.m.
Geometric Abstraction with Art, 2 p.m.
Kids’ Free Movie, 2 p.m. Thursday.
For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit mhklibrary.org.
Manhattan Public Library.
Third Annual Noon Year’s Eve Celebration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Featuring a 1,000-balloon drop, party favors and sparkling cider available while supplies last. Play half price video and redemption games all day.
No ticket or reservations required. Event only available to the first 400 guests.
Little Apple New Year’s Eve, all day.
Starting at 8:30 p.m., DJ Dan Michaels.com, of Q Country 1035 and Power Hits 97.5, will be hosting a live remote broadcast in front of Rally House, concluding with the Little Apple ball drop on top of Rally House at midnight.
Free art viewing, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Sisters Of Sound Records.
Sing along with Mr. Steve and NYE Ball Drop Countdown for Kids, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bluestem Bistro.
Sight-seeing trolley rides, 6-8 p.m. For tickets, search Sight-Seeing Trolley Rides on Eventbrite.
Roving fire act, Martika, 6:45-11 p.m. Throughout Aggieville.
Teen and adult karaoke, 7:15 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Kite’s.
Wabash Cannon Bowl New Year’s Eve, 4 p.m.-midnight.
K-State Student Union.
Family New Year’s Eve: Mad Science, 6:30-9 p.m.
Featuring games, science experiments, music, food and dancing. Kids can play scientist, see live animals and launch rockets. The evening ends with our iconic balloon drop at “kids midnight,” or 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 for FHDC members, $18 for non-members, free for under 2. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person.
Flint Hills Discovery Center.
Celebrating the Art of Costume, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Ring in the New Year at the MAC featuring music, food, entertainment, and fun with emcee Evan Tuttle.
For tickets, visit manhattanarts.org.
Manhattan Arts Center.
New Year’s Eve Party “Roaring 2020,” 8 p.m.
Dress up as a flapper, gangster or silent screen star, or come as you are. Entertainment provided by The Mikey Needleman Band starting at 8:30 p.m.
Cash bar available, with hors d’oeuvres at 10 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight.
Wareham Opera House.
First Day Hike, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Part of a national program by America’s State Parks. Hikes can last 1/2 to 3 miles based upon abilities. No cost except a state park vehicle permit. Wear appropriate hiking and winter gear.
Tuttle Creek State Park, 5800 River Pond Road.
Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m.
Auntie Mae’s Parlor.
Tallgrass Tales: Winter on the Farm by Laura Ingalls Wilder, 10:30 a.m.
For youth 2-6.
Flint Hills Discovery Center.
Tuttle Creek Eagle Day, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A free live bird program presented by The Milford Nature Center, special speakers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and a spotting tour.
Manhattan Fire Station Headquarters.
SUNDAY, JAN. 5
Open Trail Days at Prairiewood, 1 p.m. to dusk.
Cost: Free. No RSVP needed.
No pets. Campfire in the evening, weather permitting.
Check-in at the Blue Sage Gallery, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.
Philosophy of Lions, Headlight Rivals, and MACQ Network, 7-11 p.m.
RC McGraw’s New Year’s Eve with Mothers Worry Band, 8 p.m.
Carved KC strip and smoked turkey dinner from 6-8 p.m. Cost: $30.
Band only, cost: $10.
For tickets, visit mcgrawsmanhattan.com.
NYE Celebration featuring Pott County Posse, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Celebrating contemporary and classic country, classic rock and everything in between, Pott Co Posse knows how to throw a party.
Featuring snacks, drinks & a night full of live music.
For tickets, visit columbiantheatre.com.