Community School for the Performing Arts Class: Collaborative Acting and Improv, begins Sunday.

Piano Class for Beginners grades K-2, begins Tuesday.

Register at or call 785-537-4420. YES! Fund Scholarships available for school-age students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

5th Annual Little Apple Duck Dash, 1 p.m.

A benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan.

CiCo Park.

Manhattan Arts Center presents “The Addams Family,” 2 p.m. Also at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also October 11-13.

As the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Addams Family Tree, all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They’ve gathered in the family graveyard to celebrate life and death, but Wednesday is dreaming of love with Lucas Beineke, an ordinary boy from Ohio.

Directed by Penny Cullers. Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice.

Cost: $20/17 adults, $15/12 military, $13/10 children and students.

For tickets and information, visit

Manhattan Arts Center.

The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz,” 2 p.m. Also 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

This longtime favorite returns to the Columbian Stage.

For tickets and information, visit

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

Riley County Genealogical Society Program: “Find A Grave” by Jan Lange, 2 p.m.

Navigating the website, this presentation will explore the basic elements of the website, memorials, understanding of cenotaphs and more.

Free and open to the public.

For information, visit or call 785-565-6495.

Manhattan Public Library Auditorium.

Lecture: “Soil Journey” by Josh Lloyd, 2 p.m.

The Volland Store.

Paint & Sip: Forest Fire, 4 p.m.

Also Simply Meant to Be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Mermaid at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Make a Splash at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Four Seasons at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Kids Kanvas: Kitty, 10 a.m. Saturday.

On Tuesday, Paint & Sip will be at the Rosebuds Bar in Junction City at 6:30 p.m.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.

Film: Sundance Film Festival award-winning “Three Identical Strangers,” 7 p.m.

K-State Student Union Wildcat Chambers.


Baby and Toddler Playdate, 10 a.m.

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

Monday Movies for Teens, 3 p.m.

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

Tech Training: Drop-in Tech Training, 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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

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

PreK Dance Party, 10 a.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Manhattan Public Library.


Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Wiggly, Giggly Worms, 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.


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.

Gallery Talk with the Artists from Three Naive Portrait Artist, 6 p.m.

Exhibit open through Oct. 12.

Manhattan Arts Center.

Trivia Smackdown with Jeff Kreuser, 8 p.m.

Also Open Mic Comedy Night hosted by Mary Renee, 9 p.m. Thursday.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


KSBN Lecture: The City of Yazd: Understanding the Heart of Iran, noon-1:30 p.m.

Faculty and graduate students in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design will offer a moderated panel discussion.

Regnier Forum, Regnier Hall.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Tallgrass Tales: Corn by Gail Gibbons, 10:30 a.m.

Youth ages 2-6 will enjoy a different story at each session and then participate in a simple activity designed to connect with the themes of the story.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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.

UPC Film: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 7 and 9:30 p.m. Also Saturday.

All films are closed captioned.

Cost: Free for K-State students, $1 for non-students.

K-State Student Union Wildcat Chambers.

K-State After Hours: DIY to the Max, 8-10 p.m.

K-State Student Union Courtyard.


First Saturday Cars and Coffee, 9-11 a.m.

Also National Teacher Appreciation Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission for teachers with school ID.

Midwest Dream Car Collection.

Stop-Motion Studio: Family Edition, 1-5 p.m.

Bring a few family photos and turn them into a stop-motion short. MAC provides iPads with the Stop Motion Studio Pro app or you may bring your own.

Cost: $45, up to four people, limited to five families.

Manhattan Arts Center.

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

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

Also Tallgrass Tales: Stories from the Flint Hills featuring filmmaker Mark Feiden, 2 p.m. potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. Soup, beverages, and table service provided.

For information, visit

12th Annual Stroll Off, a Multicultural Greek Dance Showcase, 6 p.m.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.


Wonder Workshop’s Underground Railroad Tour, 1-4 p.m.

Journey back in time to Underground Railroad sites in Riley and Wabaunsee counties.

Cost: $25. To reserve a spot, call 785-776-1234 or email

League of Women Voters Candidates Forum, 1:30-5 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library.

Open Trail Days at Prairiewood, 1 p.m.-dusk.

No pets. Campfire at 7 p.m. at the Blue Sage Barn.

Also featuring Autumn Seed Collecting at 5 p.m.

Courtney Masterson, ecologist and owner of Native Lands LLC, will be leading a seed collecting activity on Prairiewood’s Preserve.

Cost: Free. No RSVP needed. Family Friendly.

Check-in at the Blue Sage Gallery, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

Rocky Ford School House: Open House, 2-4 p.m.

Rocky Ford School House.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Flute Recital and Masterclass with Guest Artist: Julee Kim Walker, 1 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Piano Recital and Masterclass with Guest Artist: Luis Sanchez, 3:30 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.


Paul Hunt and the Upper Class Twits, 9 p.m. Cover: $3.

Auntie Mae’s.


Organ Music for a Wednesday Morning, 11:30 a.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

McCain Performance Series presents The Kingdom Choir, 7:30 p.m.

Best known for its show-stopping performance at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018, the group’s performance of “Stand By Me” was seen by a global audience of over 2 billion and instantly catapulted them to worldwide fame.

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

McCain Auditorium.


Jazz Night on the Patios, 6:30 p.m.

Liquid Art Winery.


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.

The Land of the Living, through October 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 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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