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 and dress accordingly.

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

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

Grandparent’s Day, 1-4 p.m.

Featuring $5 admission for all grandparents.

Midwest Dream Car Collection.

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

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

For information, visit

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.

C.L. Hoover Opera House presents “Working: A Musical,” 2 p.m.

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.

Paint & Sip: Lakeside Starry Night, 4 p.m.

Also Cotton Candy Forest at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Fall Red Trees at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Mystic Flowers at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Purple Flower at 4 p.m. Sunday.

For information and to register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration.


MAC Classes: Drawing and Painting with Robert Hubbard.

Drawing Exploration, session 1 begins Monday.

Photo Realistic Painting, begins Tuesday.

Painting Exploration, session 1 begins Thursday.

For information, visit

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

Monday Movies for Teens, 3 p.m.

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

Tech Training: Genealogy Basics: Heritage Quest, 2 p.m. Register online.

Woodrow Wilson School Spirit Night, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Escape Library, 4 p.m. Offering two rooms. Register online.

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

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

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


Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Bosco Student Plaza.

Lecture: Schuyler Bailar, the first trans athlete on an NCAA D1 men’s team, 7:30 p.m.

K-State Student Union Wildcat Chambers.

Little Apple Pride presents Drag Bingo, 8-11 p.m.

Cover includes one complimentary bingo card.

Also Trivia Smackdown, 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Auntie Mae’s.


9/11 Flag Commemoration Display, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Quad.

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.


UPC Film: “Aladdin,” 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.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s, 9:15 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

More than 54,000 individuals in the state of Kansas have Alzheimer’s disease — the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Of the top 10 causes of death in the United States, Alzheimer’s is the only one that has no prevention, no cure, and no way to slow it down.

This Walk is free to all who want to participate, but we encourage walkers to raise at least $100 in order to receive the event T-shirt. This is an all-ages event and we welcome anyone to walk with us.

For information, visit

Manhattan City Park

SEPT. 15

Community Day, noon-5 p.m.

Free admission to the FHDC. Featuring the exhibits and train rides sponsored by Hy-Vee will be available from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Interact with local partners.

For information, visit or call 785-587-2726.

Flint Hills Discovery Center.



Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

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.


Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m.

Wildcat Chambers.

Faculty Recital: Reg Pittman, tenor, 7:30 p.m.

Also Tod Kerstetter, clarinet, 7:30 p.m.

All Faiths Chapel.


Landshark Music Series: Los Yumas, 7-9 p.m.

Coco Bolos.

Sally and the Hurts, 8 p.m.

Auntie Mae’s.


Casey Donahew, 7 p.m.

For tickets, visit

The Hat.

McCain Performance Series presents The Four Italian Tenors, 7:30 p.m.

A salute to four treat Italian Tenors: Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli.

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

McCain Auditorium.

UPC presents Josie Dunne with Taylor Phelan, 8 p.m.

Bosco Student Plaza.


BirdHouse Fine Acoustic Music Series: Jason Eady Band, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring a mix of blues-infused Americana and ahead-of-the-curve country.

For information and tickets, call 785-537-4420 or visit

Manhattan Arts Center.

C.L. Hoover Opera House presents Harmony Junction, 7 p.m.

Featuring Spencer Rains and North 40.

For tickets and information, visit

C.L. Hoover Opera House.

Howl at the Moon Dueling Painos, 9 p.m.

For tickets, visit

RC McGraws.


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.

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.

Three Naive Portrait Artists, through October 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 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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