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 wonder@wonderworkshop.org.

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

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

For information, visit thevollandstore.com.

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.

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

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 manahttanarts.org.

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 columbiantheatre.com.

Columbian Theatre, Wamego.

Jim Richardson and Zhang Hongtu in conversation with the exhibition Hungry Heartland, 2 p.m.

Volland Store Gallery, Alma.

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

Rocky Ford School House.

Paint & Sip: Four Seasons, 4 p.m.

Also Moon Cat at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Game Day at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, and Are you My Mummy? at 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit uncorkedinspiration.com.

Uncorked Inspiration.


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.

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

Story Walk in the Children’s Room, 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Escape Library, 4 p.m. Featuring two rooms. Sign up on the website.

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

Lecture: “A Thousand Colors for my Town” by Edwin Rodriguez, founder of director of the Columbian Peace and Reconciliation Foundation, 5 p.m. Thursday.

Strategy Board Game Night, 4:30 p.m. Friday.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit mhklibrary.org.

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.

Trivia Smackdown with Jeff Kreuser, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


New Yorker on the Prairie: Talk by Zhang Hongtu, Prairie Studies Institute Artist-in-Residence, 5:30 p.m.

While visiting Manhattan in 2018, the New York-based artist fell in love with the Kansas Prairie and embarked on a year of intense research into its history and broad significance.

Beach Museum of Art.

McCain Performance Series presents Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring Siudy Garrido, the renowned flamenco dancer, choreographer, and artistic director.

For tickets and information, visit k-state.edu/mccain.

McCain Auditorium.

K-State Theatre presents “Taking Steps,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday. Also 7:30 p.m. October 17-19 and 2:30 p.m. October 20.

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,

Mark A. Chapman Theatre, Nichols Hall.


Memories in Color: Talk by Edwin Rodriguez, 3 p.m.

Rodriguez is founder of the Colombian peace and reconciliation nonprofit, Memories in Color.

Beach Museum of Art.

International Coffee Hour: Turkmenistan, 4 p.m.

International Student 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.

Anime Double Feature Free Film: “Howl’s Moving Castle” at 7 p.m. and “The Take of the Princess Kaguya” at 9:15 p.m. Also Saturday.

All films are closed captioned.

Free snacks while supplies last.

K-State Student Union Wildcat Chambers.

K-State After Hours: Headphone Disco, 8 p.m.-midnight.

K-State Student Union Courtyard.


The Fitness Experience, 7 a.m.

Health and fitness fair with free health checks from 7 a.m.-noon.

The Fitness Experience 5K, 8 a.m.

Yoga in the Park, 9 a.m.

MHK Bootcamp Gantlet, 10 a.m.

MHK Community Zumba, 11 a.m.

Bring donations of your no longer used exercise clothing, active wear, shows, and sports equipment.

For information, visit TheFit3xp.com.

Northeast Community Park.

Body Science Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dive into human health with live performers, science demos, art activities, storytelling and more.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Wonder Workshop: Beginning Cake Decorating for kids and teens, 10 a.m.

Cost: $10.

To register, call 785-776-1234 or visit wonerworkshop.org.

Tallgrass Artist Residency Symposium, 1-4 p.m.

For information, visit beach.ksu.edu.

Beach Museum of Art.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.


Steve Maxwell, tuba recital, 7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church.


Arthur Dodge and the Horse Feathers with Ramblin’ Deano from the Waco Brothers, 8 p.m.

Also Renaissance Jazz Combo, 8 p.m. Friday.

Auntie Mae’s Parlor.


Chancey Williams, 7 p.m.

For tickets, visit thehatksu.com.

The Hat.


Student Recital: Rachael Gros, 6 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


Student Recital: Taylor Crawford, oboe, 1 p.m.

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

All Faiths Chapel.

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.

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 k-state.edu/mccain.

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 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.

Zoo in You: The Human Microbiome, through Jan. 12. Explore the vibrant world of our inner microorganisms through interactive and bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibits.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.

Three Naive Portrait Artists, through Oct. 12. Featuring portrait artists Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar, and Luke Townsend.

Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Land of the Living, through Oct. 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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