Community Day, noon-5 p.m.

Free admission to the FHDC. Featuring the exhibits and train rides sponsored by Hy-Vee will be available from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Interact with local partners.

For information, visit or call 785-587-2726.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Paint & Sip: Purple Flower, 4 p.m.

Also Loud Purple Flower at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Mount Fuji at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Georgia Sunset.

Also Kids’ Kanvas: Panda, 10 a.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.

Movies on the Grass: “Salam Neighbor,” 7 p.m.

Leadership Studies Town Hall.


MAC Classes: Mixed Level Wheel with Jamila Stacy, begins Monday.

Also collaborative Acting and Improv with Megan Clark, 4:30 p.m. Sundays beginning September 29.

Manhattan Arts Center.

Manhattan Public Library activities: 1s and 2s Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, and 11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Baby Rhyme Time, 11 a.m. Also 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

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

Monday Movies for Teens, 3 p.m.

Northview Elementary School Spirit Night, 4:30 p.m.

3s and 4s Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Also 10 a.m. Friday.

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

Tech Training: Heritage Quest, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Register online.

Northview Elementary School Spirit Night, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

4th-6th Hangout, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Adult Craft Night: Fun with Buttons, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit


Cocktails & Vinyl with Sarah Sue, 8 p.m.

Bring your own vinyl.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


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.


Manhattan AARP Chapter, social at 9:30 a.m. with a program at 10 a.m.

Riley County Senior Service Center.

Canvas & Cork: Kansas Sunset, 6 p.m.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.


Johnny Kaw Plaza Dedication, 4:30-6 p.m. Friday.

A community celebration with entertainment, look-a-like contest, ribbon cutting and more.

Johnny Kaw statue, City Park.

UPC Film: “Yesterday,” 7 and 9:30 p.m. Also Saturday.

All films are closed captioned.

Cost: Free for K-State students, $3 for adults, $1 off for military ID and children under 12.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

K-State Theatre presents “Gloria” by Branden Jacob-Jenkins, a stage reading directed by Ian Boyd Duncan, senior in theatre, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium.

This play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine. When an ordinary workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story elevate to disastrous heights.


Fall Apple Day Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Artillery Parade Field, Fort Riley.

Wonder Workshop Program: Rainbows and Stars by Larry Weaver, 11 a.m.-noon.

Also Severe Weather Patterns by Marry Knapp, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday.

For 1st-6th graders.

For information, call 785-776-1234 or visit

Volland Store Cellar and Barn Tours, 1-5 p.m. Also Sunday.

Tour barns around the Flint Hills on a guided bus tour.

For information, visit

Sip of Bourbon, Batch Two, 8 p.m. VIP tasting at 7 p.m.

The Wamego Whiskey Syndicate and Standard Beverage present this unique whiskey event featuring more than 50 different tasting selections with stations dedicated bourbon and whiskey.

For information and tickets, visit

Columbian Theatre.


Art & Architecture Open House, 3-6pm.

Cost: Free

Tour and learn about this 1930’s English Tutor home, and original art within.

Sunset Cottage, 727 Sunset Avenue.

McCain Performance Series presents Steve Martin and Marin Short, 7:30 p.m.

Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to Manhattan for one night only.

Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or at

McCain Auditorium.

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

RSVP at Auntie Mae’s.

Movies on the Grass: “RiverBlue,” 7 p.m.

Sunset Zoo.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.


Saxophone Recital: Peter Sommer, 7:30 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.


Concert on the Patios: Everyday Lights, 6:30 p.m.

Liquid Art Winery.


Flint Hills Praise Fest featuring Tenth Avenue North, 7 p.m.

Also featuring a variety of Christian artists on two stages starting at 1 p.m.

CiCo Park.


Student Trombone Recital: Elaine Snowden, 3 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


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.

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.

Three Naive Portrait Artists, through October 12. Featuring portrait artists Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar, and Luke Townsend. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Land of the Living, through Oct. 26. Strecker Nelson West Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

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

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