Paint & Sip: Bird on a Pumpkin, 4 p.m.

Additional Paint & Sips include Winter Sunset at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Christmas Truck at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Purple Forest at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Also Kids Kanvas: Snoopy’s Thanksgiving, 10 a.m. Saturday.

To register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.


1s and 2s Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, 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.

3s and 4s Storytime, 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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

Tech Workshop: Google Drive, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Register online.

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

Adult Craft Night: Acorn Canvas, 7 p.m. Thursday. Register online.

Zoofari Tails Storytime: turkeys and owls, 10 a.m. Friday.

Strategy Board Game Night, 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Book Club: “The Ninth House,” 7 p.m.

Also author reading: “The Chisholm Trail: Joseph McCoy’s Great Gamble” by Jim Sherow, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Dusty Bookshelf.

On the Spot Improv, 8 p.m.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.


Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Making Things, 10:30 a.m.

Preschool-age children (ages 3-5) begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills.

Cost: $7 for FHDC members and $9 for non-members.

Pre-register at, 785-587-2726, or in person.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

FHDC Lecture: “Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Prairie” by Kelly Kindscher, 6:30 p.m.

Kindscher will dive deep into the world of ethnobotany, exploring how Native Americans used many prairie plants. He will also discuss the importance of protecting remnant native prairies and the work of the Kansas Land Trust.


Flint Hills Discovery Center.

McCain Performance Series presents 42FT — A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels — Cirque Mechanics, 7:30 p.m.

At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. This is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics.

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

McCain Auditorium.

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

Bring your own vinyl.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


DIY Doormat Workshop, 6:30 p.m.

Also Pick Your Project at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Saturday.

Also Ornament Workshop, 2 p.m. Sunday.

To register, visit

Board and Brush.

Musical Bingo, 7:30 p.m.

K-State Student Union Ballroom.

Trivia Smackdown, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


Tenth annual Blood Drive: Keep the Drive Alive to Honor Late MHS Grad Kevin Coffey, noon-6 p.m. Also 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

The first Keep the Drive Alive was held in November 2010 in memory of Coffey, a 2009 Manhattan High School graduate and committed blood donor. He was an honors student at Temple University and had donated more than a gallon of blood before his death Sept. 11, 2010 in a bus crash on a trip from Philadelphia to Toronto.

Memorial blood drives have been held since that time in both Manhattan and Philadelphia. To date, 3,010 pints of blood have been donated at the blood drives held in Kevin’s memory.

Appointments are not required but are recommended; walk-in donors are welcome. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit, or download the American Red Cross Blood Donor mobile app.

Those donate will receive a free Keep the Drive Alive commemorative t-shirt. Varsity Donuts and pulled pork sliders from Cox Bros. BBQ will be served at the drive.

St. Thomas More Church, 2900 Kimball Ave.

Canvas & Cork: Winter Barn, 6 p.m.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.


Happy Hour Yoga, 5 p.m.

Take any evening yoga, spin, or barre class and receive $1 off any Public Hall cocktail.

Orange Sky Yoga and Public Hall.


Third Annual Yellow Ribbon Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Local vendors featuring jewelry, Christmas decorations, candy, handmade crafts, and more.

The purpose of Yellow Ribbon is to prevent teenage suicide.

Rock Creek High School.


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

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Student Recital: Kayden Nickles, oboe, 2:30 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.


Faculty Recital: Bryan Pinkall, voice, 7:30 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Faculty Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


Studio Voice Recital: Student of Amy Rosine, 7 p.m.

Meadowlark Hills.

Sticks and Strings, 7:30 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Tubes: Some Bent, Some Straight, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


Kashol Foxx, 6 p.m.

The Dusty Bookshelf.

William Koe Wetzel with BC and the Big Rig, 7 p.m.

For tickets, visit

The Hat.

Robert Rodriguez Trio, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


Twenty-fifth anniversary Celebration featuring Marilyn Maye, 6:15 p.m.

Grammy-nominated recording artist Marilyn Maye is celebrating 25 years with The Columbian. Maye’s life has been dedicated to the art of song and performance, wowing audiences for eight decades, starting with her first radio gig at age 9 in Topeka.

She appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show Starring John Carson—the record for a singer.

Dinner available at 5:30 p.m.

For tickets and information, visit

Columbian Theatre.


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.

Wrap It Up Annual Art Sale, through December 24. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

SNW Presents 2019, through December 28. Featuring a variety of artists. 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 December 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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