K-State Homecoming Philanthropy 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m. at the Alumni Center.

Also Pant the Chant at 8 p.m. in Bramlage Coliseum.

Also Wildcat Request Live, 8 p.m. Tuesday in Bramlage Coliseum.

For a complete list of events, visit k-state.com.

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.

Riley County Historical Society and Museum Program: “The Ranger Ideal: A Discussion of the Best of That Famous Organization” by Darren Ivey, 2 p.m.

Ivey is an author and a museum assistant at the RCHS. Book signing will follow the free presentation.

Co-sponsored by the Kansas Corral of the Westerners. For more information about the Kansas Corral of the Westerners, visit kansascorralofwesterners.weebly.com.

Manhattan Public Library.

Paint & Sip: Fall in Love, 4 p.m.

Also Tall Sunflower at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Fall Barn at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Aurora Mountains at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Coffee & Canvas: Sunflower, 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Kids Kanvas: Halloween Cat, 10 a.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit uncorkedinspiration.com.

Uncorked Inspiration.

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

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

Manhattan Arts Center.


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. Also 10 a.m. Friday.

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

Tech Training: Internet Basics, 2 p.m. Tuesday. Register online.

KS Humanities Book Talk, 2 p.m. Thursday.

K-3rd Unplugged, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Zoofair Tails Storytime: Nocturnal Animals, 10 a.m. Friday.

Mad Scientist Party, 2 p.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 mhklibrary.org.


Riley County Extension Master Gardeners Knowledge at Noon: DIY Holiday Decorating from Your Backyard, noon.

Featuring demonstration by Riley County Extension Master Gardener Alvena Jacobsen on making wreaths, swags, garland and other decorating ideas with items found in your garden and backyard.

Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.


Board and Brush Mini Sign Workshop, 6:30 p.m.

Also ThursDIY, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Also a Costume Parade and Trick-or-Treating, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Board and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

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.

Randolph Fall Supper, 5-7 p.m.

The menu will include Swedish meatballs, creamed chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads, homemade bread and homemade pies. Proceeds will support the missions of the United Methodist women.

Cost: $9 adults, $3 children K-6, free preschool.

Randolph United Methodist Church.


Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum Discovery Days, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Friday.

On this no school day, our students will explore our children’s museum exhibits, make bubble bath, bath salts, soap and bath bombs, as well as take a hike, make and decorate cupcakes, and build a fort. For more information, visit wonderworkshop.org, call 785-776-1234 or email wonder@wonderworkshop.org.

HOGtoberFest, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

A Cox Cares event featuring tasty BBQ, live Polka music at 6 p.m., and more. Donate to have one of the Mercury’s Readers’ Choice winners kiss a pig at 6 p.m.

A fundraiser for Meadowlark’s Good Samaritan Fund.

Cox Brothers BBQ.

The History and Art of Tea, 5:30 p.m.

Talk and demonstration by Tea Master Shozo Sato, assisted by Marc Anthony Macon.

Leadership Studies Building.

Children’s Carnival, 6-8 p.m.

Celebrate Manhappiest Place on Earth and K-State Homecoming.

Costumes encouraged.

K-State Student Union Ballroom.

Canvas & Cork: Spooky Night, 6 p.m.

Craft Workshop: BOHO Yarn Tapestry, 6 p.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit straightuppstudio.com.

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

The Historic Columbian Theatre presents “Dearly Departed: A Columbian Theatre Murder Mystery,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Also November 1-2.

Put on your detective hat, dust off your magnifying glass, and solve a case that will keep you guessing (and laughing) until the end.

For tickets and information, visit columbiantheatre.com.

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

K-State Theatre presents “Stop Kiss” by Diana Son, 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

After Callie meets Sara, the two unexpectedly kiss, provoking a violent attack that transforms their lives in ways they could never anticipate.

Directed by Teva Spencer, senior in theatre.

Purple Masque Theatre, West Stadium.


K-State Homecoming Parade, 5 p.m.

Manhattan Town Center to Aggieville.

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 presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 10:30 p.m. preshow featuring Mary Renee. Film at midnight.

Cost: $7. Includes preshow, film, and prop bag.

K-State Student Union Ballroom.


K-State Family Day, all day.

Wonder Workshop: Whistle Post and Emotion Faces, 1 p.m.

Cost: $5.

For information, call 785-776-1234 or visit wonerworkshop.org.


Meet the Makers at Prairiewood, featuring local and regional makers, artists and musicians, 3-7 p.m.

Parking and admission are free.

Food and drink sales onsite by Cox Brothers BBQ and Arrow Catering Company.

Also Prairiewood Preserve trails will be open for hiking, and an evening campfire with s’mores.

Blue Sage Gallery, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

McCain Performance Series presents comedian Ken Jeong, 7:30 p.m.

Jeong has been blending comedy and medicine all his life. After graduating Duke University and attaining his MD at the University of North Carolina, Ken completed his Internal Medicine residency in New Orleans all while developing his comedy and cult-like following in the stand-up circuit.

Tickets are available at the box office, by calling 785-532-6428, or at k-state.edu/mccain.

McCain Auditorium.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

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.


KSU Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.


Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.


Concert Band and Wind Symphony, 7:30 p.m.

McCain Auditorium.

Student Recital: Cheryl Richt, voice, 7:30 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Mike Hosty-One Man Band, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Guest Artist: Demandrae Thurman, euphonium, 7:30 p.m.

All Faith Chapel.


K-State Concert Choir and 2019 Homecoming Choir, 2 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


Push and Pull, now open.

Wonder Workshop Children’s Museum, 506 4th Street.

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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