Labor Fest Potluck Picnic, noon-3 p.m.

Featuring keynote speaker Donn Teske, president of the Kansas Farmers Union, comments from elected officials, and live music from Ann Zimmerman.

Burgers, hotdogs, drinks and table service provided.

Larry Norvell Band Shell, City Park.

Paint & Sip: Pastel Dandelions, 4 p.m.

Also Blue Flower at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Milky Way at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Lakeside Starry Night at 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.


Labor Day


1s and 2s Storytime, 9:30 a.m. Also 11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

3s and 4s Storytime, 11 a.m. Also 10 a.m. Friday.

Tech Training: Drop-In Tech Training, 2 p.m.

Yack & Yarn, 6 p.m.

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

Lee Elementary School Spirit Night, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

Parks and Rec 101 Days of Summer Celebration, 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Family Fun Storytime, 11 a.m. Saturday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Wonder Workshop Hooked on Clubs, after school.

Monday: art. Tuesday: cooking. Wednesday: science. Thursday: field trip/games.

WW picks up children from schools, parents pick up between 5:30-5:35.

Cost: $7 per day for non-members, $6.30 for members. To reserve a spot, call 785-776-1234 or email


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.


C.L. Hoover Opera House presents “Working: A Musical,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

The situations are everyday situations, but this musical is anything but ordinary. A different look at the seemingly humdrum lives of working people reveals a myriad variety of hopes, aspirations and dreams.

Directed by Mary Louise Stahl and Brittany Lamb.

For tickets and information, visit

C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Friends of the K-State Gardens September Stroll, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Tour the garden and ask questions to board members, master gardeners and volunteers.

K-State Gardens.

UPC Film: “Rocketman,” 7 and 10 p.m. Also Saturday.

All films are closed captioned.

Cost: Free for K-State students, $3 for adults, $1 off for military ID and children under 12.

K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

K-State After Hours: Trivia Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Union Station by JP’s.


Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity House dedication, one hour after the K-State Football game.

Tours and a public ritual of dedication. The facility was previously occupied for 80 years by Sigma Nu.

513 Sunset Ave.

Columbian Theatre presents Boos and Brews, 5 p.m.

Featuring a Paranormal 101 class and investigations. For 16 years and up.

For tickets and information, visit

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.


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.

Plein Air Painting Meetup with Susan Rose, 1-5 p.m.

Rose, an established Kansas landscape painter and plein air enthusiast, will be a supportive guide, but not lead a class or workshop during this meetup. Participants should bring their own supplies and be largely self-guided. Be prepared to walk a reasonable distance and for whatever weather conditions might present themselves.

For updates, visit the Blue Sage Gallery Facebook event page.

Prairiewood’s RetreatHouse, on top of the hill at 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

Riley County Historical Society and Museum Lecture: “Men on a Mission: The Arizona Territorial Governor’s Party on the Santa Fe Trail in 1863” by Juti Winchester, 2 p.m.

Winchester is an assistant professor at Fort Hays State University. She has written extensively on the American West and is a Past President of Westerners International and former Curator of Western American History at the Buffalo Bill Museum.

Riley County Family and Child Resource Center, 2101 Claflin Road.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.


Faculty Recital: Paul Hunt, trombone, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


Parker McCollum with Wynn Williams, 7 p.m.

For tickets, visit

The Hat.


McCain Performance Series presents the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, 7:30 p.m.

With a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music.

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

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.

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.

Beach Museum of Art, K-State.

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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