MFD Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Manhattan Fire Department.

A & H Farm Pumpkin Patch, Day Activities, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Featuring hayrack rides, train rides, Trike Track, corn mazes, pumpkin patch, petting zoo with baby animals, giant slide, corn pit, rope maze, bounce houses, zip line, battle zone, kid zone and much more.

For information, call 785-341-7794.

A & H Farm, 1374 Collins Lane.

Fourth-annual Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volland Store, Alma.

Manhattan Arts Center presents “The Addams Family,” 2 p.m.

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.

Board and Brush Parent and Child Workshop, 2 p.m.

Also Pick Your Project at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.

Also SaturdDIY, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Board and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

Paint & Sip: Are you My Mummy? at 4 p.m.

Up-Cycle Paint and Sip, 50% off, 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Paint & Sip: Halloween Witch at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Kansas Storm at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Fall in Love at 4 p.m. Sunday.

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

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.


Indigenous Peoples Day Conference: Asserting Sovereignty: Innovations and Battlegrounds, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

A free, one-day conference to increase campus awareness of Indigenous people, issues, and knowledges. Keynotes will be Sarah Deer, Susan Faircloth, and Meredith McCoy.

Visit for more information and free registration.

K-State Student Union

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.

Kids’ Free Movie, 2 p.m.

Monday Movies for Teens, 3 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: Internet Basics, 2 p.m. Wednesday. Register online.

Adult Craft Night: Luminary Jars, 7 p.m. Thursday. Register online.

Library Grand Prix, 2-4 p.m. Friday. Race, build, drive, eat, and talk about cars.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

After Hours for Teens, 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Public Conversation: The Anthropocene Prairie featuring National Geographic photo-essayist Jim Richardson, visual artist Zhang Hongtu, and National Geographic Editor Emeritus Dennis Dimick, 4-5 p.m.

Thomson Hall.

Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture by Dennis Dimick, 7 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.


Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Wiggly, Spider Friends, 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.

Memory Care Gala, 4-7 p.m.

Benefit for The Alzheimer’s Association Northeast Kansas Regional Office.

Home of the Flint Hills, St. George.

FHDC Lecture: “Dr. Hertzler: The Horse & Buggy Doctor” by Carrie Herman, 6:30 p.m.

Featuring the fascinating story of Arthur E. Hertzler, who is world renowned for his excellence in pathology, his love of children and his concern for health education of the general public.


Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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.

Open Mic Night, 7-9:30 p.m.

K-State Student Union Wildcat Chambers.

Trivia Smackdown with Jeff Kreuser, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Wonder Workshop Wee Arts Studio, 10 a.m.

For 3- to 5-year-olds.

To register, call 785-776-1234 or visit

Hillel and UPC Free Film: “Ushpizin,” 6 p.m.

Hebrew for “The Guests.”

K-State Student Union Flint Hills Room.

K-State Theatre presents “Taking Steps,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

This fast-paced, hilarious farce by Alan Ayckbourn is set in a Victorian mansion in which all the rooms, passages and stairways are portrayed on a single level.

Directed by Jennifer Vellenga,

Chapman Theatre, Nichols Hall.


Department of English Cultural Studies Mini-Seminar: “The Country and the City,” 3:30 p.m.

English/Counseling Services building, Room 17.

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: “Scream,” 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: Haunted Union, 8-11 p.m.

Free haunted house, costumes welcome.

K-State Student Union Courtyard.


Wonder Workshop: Face Portraiture, 10 a.m.

Cost: admission to the museum.

For information, call 785-776-1234 or visit

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

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

For information, visit


MAC Auditions: “Miracle on S. Division Street,” 7-9 p.m. Also Monday.

Performances Dec. 6-8 and Dec. 13-15. Written by Tom Dudzick, directed by Kim Riley.

Manhattan Arts Center.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Second Sunday Music featuring classical music by the faculty of the Community School for the Performing Arts, 1:30 p.m.

Manhattan Public Library.

Rose Bentley and Kara Whitaker, horn recital, 3 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Student Recital: Rachel Wright, alto, and Sarah Keller, soprano, 3:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

McCain Performance Series presents Russian Renaissance, 7:30 p.m.

Russian Renaissance has firmly established itself as one of the most electrifying and exhilarating chamber music ensembles of today.

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

McCain Auditorium.


Tuba/Euphonium Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


McCain Performance Series presents An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt, with special guest Adam Chaffins, 7:30 p.m.

Almost 45 years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters.

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

McCain Auditorium.


Showcase Recital, 11:30 a.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Happy Sleepy Dead with Pretend Friend, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Read Southall with Mitchell Ferguson, 7 p.m.

For tickets, visit

The Hat.

Hale Library Concert Series: Donald Livingston, harpsichord, 7:30 p.m.

Reception to follow concert.

Cost: $30 adults, $10 students. For tickets, call 532-7442 or

First Congregational Church, 700 Poyntz Avenue.

BirdHouse Fine Acoustic Music Series: The Honey Dewdrops, 7:30 p.m.

The Honey Dewdrops have long felt the push-and-pull between their original roots in the Appalachian mountains and their current home in urban Baltimore. Their songs sparkle with intensity and warmth.

General admission: $18 adult, $12, military/student/child.

For tickets and information, visit

Manhattan Arts Center.


Student Recital: Morgan McCabe, alto, 1 p.m.

K-State Early Music Ensemble: The Dawn of the Madrigal, 3 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.

Percussion Studio Recital, 3 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.


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.

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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