Keep the new year’s resolution to stay active strong with the Owl Prowl Nite Hike Friday evening.

Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism will host a guided Owl Prowl hike, starting at the State Park Office at 7 p.m. Participants should dress in winter hiking gear.

Preregistration is required and the event is limited to 35 participants. To register, call the office, 785-539-7941. A state park vehicle permit is required and is the only cost for the event.

Here’s a look at other area events:


Baby Rhyme Time, 9:30 a.m.

Also, K-3rd Unplugged, 4:30 p.m. Crafts, Lego, snacks and more, each second and fourth Thursday through April 23.

For a complete list of storytimes and events, visit

Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave.

Pick Your Project Workshop, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Select a wood project from the gallery, and create with provided materials and step-by-step instructions.

To register, visit

Cost: $68 for adults, must be 16 or older.

Board and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

Grateful Dudes, 7 p.m.

No cost; seating is first-come, first-served.

Tallgrass Tap House.

Stewart Ray, 8 p.m.

No cost.

Finn’s Neighborhood Pub.


Strong Hearts, 1 p.m.

Part of the Kansas Day speaker series, Allana Parker, part of the Riley County Historical Society, will tell the history of the Strong family of Riley County, who helped with the underground railroad in the past and is part of Grandma Hoerner’s Foods.

Riley County Seniors’ Services Center, 301 N. Fourth St.

The Columbian Artist Group: Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m.

Meet the artists behind the newest gallery, which runs Jan. 11-Feb. 15.

Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave.

Honey Dew Gooders, 6-7:30 p.m.

Dusty Bookshelf.

Paint & Sip: Jack Frost, 6 p.m.

Additional Paint & Sips include January Winter at 6 p.m. Saturday, and Winter Tree at 4 p.m. Sunday.

To register, visit

Uncorked Inspiration, 1223 Moro St.


Keepers in Action: Happy Zoo Year!, noon-4:30 p.m.

Zoo animals “unwrap” their enrichment gifts.

Also, Science Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Family-friendly event with hands-on interactive experiments featuring zoo staff and local scientists.

Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak Street.

Kids Intro to Martial Arts, 1-2 p.m.

Free beginners class to learn the fundamental and philosophy of Martial Arts.

Evolution Training Center, Fourth Street and Fort Riley Boulevard.

After Dinner Theatre: Beyond Therapy, 8:30 p.m.

A staged reading of “Beyond Therapy,” directed by Teva Spencer.

Cost: $5.

Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave.


Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro.

Jazz Brunch featuring the Andy Bell Trio, noon.

Coco Bolos.

Flint Hills Bridal Show, noon.

Over 50 vendors to help plan the big day.

Free to attend.

Cash bar, free samples and prizes available.

Manhattan Hilton Garden Inn, 410 S. 3rd St.

Birding Seminar, 10 a.m.

KSU Research and Extension Geary County Horticulture Agent Chuck Otte will lead the discussions on birds.

Blueville’s Garden Store, 4539 Anderson Ave.

Comedian Lucas Bohn, 7 p.m.

Teacher-turned comedian Lucas Bohn, who has shared the stage with Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart will perform.

Tickets, $12-$25.

C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.