Friends of the Sunset Zoo: Kids Free Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunset Zoo.

Sundown Salute: Ottaway Amusement Co. Carnival, noon-close.

Junction City.

Open Trail Days at Prairiewood, 1-8 p.m.

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

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

Also learn about the 200 acres that will be placed into a conservation easement during the Non-Groundbreaking Celebration at 5:45 p.m.


Camp MAC: Cyborgs and Fairies, 9 a.m.-noon through July 12.

Also A Galaxy Far Away, 1-4 p.m.

For information, visit

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

Pre-K Storytime Stars, 11 a.m. Tuesday. Also 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Friday.

Teens’ Free Movie, 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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

K-1st Grade Club, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

4th-6th Grade Club, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

2nd-3rd Grade Club, 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Manhattan Public Library.


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.


Kids’ Summer Art Camp, 10 a.m.

Canvas & Cork: Let’s Camp Under the Stars, 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Couples Canvas: Sunset of Love, 6 p.m. Saturday.

For information and to register, visit

Straight Upp Creative Studio.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


Bike Night, 7-9 p.m.

Featuring bikes, bands, and BBQ.

RC McGraw’s.


Paint & Sip: Kayak on the Kansas, 6:30 p.m.

Also Howl at the Moon, 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Tuttle Falls, 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.

Sheldon Edelman One Act Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For tickets, visit or call 785-537-4420.

Manhattan Arts Center.

Astronomy Night, 8-11 p.m.

Join the Flint Hills Discovery Center off-site for exploration of the night sky with high-powered telescopes.

Make fun crafts and learn about the universe.

For information, visit


K-State Athletics Movie Night: “Incredibles 2,” 7 p.m.

Free, hosted by the Junior Wildcats Club.

Bill Snyder Family Stadium.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.


Manhattan Municipal Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.


Landshark Music Series: Slow Burn, 8 p.m.

Coco Bolos.


Arts in the Park: Mikey Needleman, 8 p.m.

A K-State alum and band from Kansas City.

Larry Norvell Band Shell.


Redd & Blue, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


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.

Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West, through December 21, 2019. 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.

An Endless Line. Strecker Nelson West Gallery, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

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