Tuesday, April 28, 2015



Upcoming Events

  • Week of Sunday, April 26, 2015

  • April 26, 2015
  • 12:00 am Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the artist’s encounter with stacked rock sculptures in woods near Lake Perry, Cairns on the Beach highlights the natural beauty of our region’s geology and pays homage to the long history of built stone structures in Kansas. Herd, who is best known for his work as a crop artist—arranging rocks, dirt and plants into compositions best seen from above—acted as lead artist on this collaboratively designed project. Throughout the fall 2014 semester, Herd will work with students from the K-State departments of Art and Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to design and install this temporary outdoor installation.

  • 12:00 am Wild Weather @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Create a bolt of lightning by experimenting with different combinations of electrical charges, calculate the distance of a thunderstorm and observe differences between the speed of light and sound.

  • 9:30 am Move & Groove Storytime @ Manhattan Public Library

    A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, and dancing with scarves or a parachute.For ages 2-5 years with adult caregiver.

  • 11:00 am Baby & Toddler Rhyme Time @ Manhattan Public Library

    Featuring bouncy rhymes, nursery songs, short books, music and baby sign language. For ages 0-24 months with adult caregiver.

  • 11:00 am Jazz Brunch @ Bluestem Bistro

    Weekly on Sundays.

  • 12:00 pm Flint Hills Festival @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Join in the celebration of music and food special to the Flint Hills during the annual Flint Hills Festival.

    Regional band, Annie Wilson and Tallgrass Express String Band will kick off the day’s festivities at 12 p.m. and play until 3:30 p.m. Original songs regarding the land and life of the Flint Hills, as well as bluegrass favorites, folk ballads, Western swing tunes and Celtic melodies will be heard by all.

    Kelley Hunt, American blues pianist, singer and songwriter, performs at 4 p.m. at the Manhattan Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. Hunt’s CD, “Heartland” is currently being sold in the Flint Hills Discovery Gift Store for $4.00 plus tax and will also be available that day to purchase.

    A variety of attractions will be held inside the Flint Hills Discovery Center throughout the day from noon to 6 p.m. Food vendors include KSU Meat Science Club, Sweet Granada, Radina’s, Grandma Hoerner’s and many more.

    Local storyteller, Steve Keck, “Mr. Steve,” will be in the classroom to perform three 30-minute performances of stories and sing-a-longs. These performances are geared towards preschoolers and younger children and will be scheduled for 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children of all ages can decorate an apron and build their very own guitar to take home with them. Follow the day’s festivities and participate in the fun by sharing family photos using the hash tag, #flinthillsfest.

    Those who attend will have the opportunity to tour the two latest temporary exhibits located on the second floor. Save the Last Dance features photographs of North American Grassland Grouse by award-winning photographer, Noppadol Paothong.  Wild Weather is designed to help those of all ages understand the ways of weather through hands-on exhibits focusing on wind and water, air and heat, light and sound.  In addition to the two temporary exhibitions, all permanent exhibits, the Immersive Experience Theater and the Family Fun Zone are included with paid admission. The Gift Store will also be open during the festivities for those of all ages to purchase something to remember the day.

    Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. All activities, including the concert, are included in the general admission price. Admissions fees are: 18-64 ($9); Educators, Student, Military with ID, 65 + ($7); children 2-17 ($4). Tickets are on sale now.  Visit http://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org to purchase general admission tickets or for more information, call 785-587-2726.

  • 2:00 pm R.E.A.D. with Dogs @ Manhattan Public Library

    Children can sign up to read to a certified therapy dog for 15-20 minutes. The R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program gives kids the opportunity to practice and enjoy reading in a fun environment. Come read to the friendliest dogs around!

  • 6:00 pm Scott Senn, Jazz pianist @ della Voce
  • April 27, 2015
  • 12:00 am Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the artist’s encounter with stacked rock sculptures in woods near Lake Perry, Cairns on the Beach highlights the natural beauty of our region’s geology and pays homage to the long history of built stone structures in Kansas. Herd, who is best known for his work as a crop artist—arranging rocks, dirt and plants into compositions best seen from above—acted as lead artist on this collaboratively designed project. Throughout the fall 2014 semester, Herd will work with students from the K-State departments of Art and Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to design and install this temporary outdoor installation.

  • 12:00 am Wild Weather @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Create a bolt of lightning by experimenting with different combinations of electrical charges, calculate the distance of a thunderstorm and observe differences between the speed of light and sound.

  • 9:30 am Move & Groove Storytime @ Manhattan Public Library

    A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, and dancing with scarves or a parachute. For ages 2-5 years with adult caregiver.

  • 11:00 am Baby & Toddler Rhyme Time @ Manhattan Public Library

    Featuring bouncy rhymes, nursery songs, short books, music and baby sign language. For ages 0-24 months with adult caregiver.

  • 11:30 am Baby and Toddler Play Date @ Manhattan Public Library

    A fun play time with blocks, puppets, and other activities for your babies and toddlers to enjoy.

  • 4:05 pm Happy Hour 405 @ della Voce

    Featured tapas and drinks, only $4.05

  • April 28, 2015
  • 12:00 am Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the artist’s encounter with stacked rock sculptures in woods near Lake Perry, Cairns on the Beach highlights the natural beauty of our region’s geology and pays homage to the long history of built stone structures in Kansas. Herd, who is best known for his work as a crop artist—arranging rocks, dirt and plants into compositions best seen from above—acted as lead artist on this collaboratively designed project. Throughout the fall 2014 semester, Herd will work with students from the K-State departments of Art and Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to design and install this temporary outdoor installation.

  • 12:00 am Wild Weather @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Create a bolt of lightning by experimenting with different combinations of electrical charges, calculate the distance of a thunderstorm and observe differences between the speed of light and sound.

  • 9:30 am Sing-A-Long with Mr. Steve @ Bluestem Bistro

    If you want to bring your kids in for a fun activity, come join us in our meeting room as our manager, Mr. Steve, plays silly kid’s songs!  Feel free to dance around with your child, or just watch as your children are entertained by Mr. Steve’s singing and story-reading.  Don’t forget to stop by our front counter and treat yourself to one of our yummy bakery items or an espresso drink!

  • 4:05 pm Happy Hour 405 @ della Voce

    Featured tapas and drinks, only $4.05

  • April 29, 2015
  • 12:00 am Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the artist’s encounter with stacked rock sculptures in woods near Lake Perry, Cairns on the Beach highlights the natural beauty of our region’s geology and pays homage to the long history of built stone structures in Kansas. Herd, who is best known for his work as a crop artist—arranging rocks, dirt and plants into compositions best seen from above—acted as lead artist on this collaboratively designed project. Throughout the fall 2014 semester, Herd will work with students from the K-State departments of Art and Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to design and install this temporary outdoor installation.

  • 12:00 am Wild Weather @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Create a bolt of lightning by experimenting with different combinations of electrical charges, calculate the distance of a thunderstorm and observe differences between the speed of light and sound.

  • 10:00 am Storytime @ Bluestem Bistro
  • 4:05 pm Happy Hour 405 @ della Voce

    Featured tapas and drinks, only $4.05

  • 8:00 pm Trivia Smack Down @ Auntie Mae’s Parlor
  • April 30, 2015
  • 12:00 am Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the artist’s encounter with stacked rock sculptures in woods near Lake Perry, Cairns on the Beach highlights the natural beauty of our region’s geology and pays homage to the long history of built stone structures in Kansas. Herd, who is best known for his work as a crop artist—arranging rocks, dirt and plants into compositions best seen from above—acted as lead artist on this collaboratively designed project. Throughout the fall 2014 semester, Herd will work with students from the K-State departments of Art and Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to design and install this temporary outdoor installation.

  • 12:00 am Wild Weather @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Create a bolt of lightning by experimenting with different combinations of electrical charges, calculate the distance of a thunderstorm and observe differences between the speed of light and sound.

  • 9:30 am Baby & Toddler Rhyme Time @ Manhattan Public Library

    Featuring bouncy rhymes, nursery songs, short books, music and baby sign language. For ages 0-24 months with adult caregiver.

  • 11:00 am Move & Groove Storytime @ Manhattan Public Library

    A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, and dancing with scarves or a parachute.For ages 2-5 years with adult caregiver.

  • 5:00 pm Thursday: Martini Night @ della Voce

    Our specialty martinis are $5 each.

  • May 1, 2015
  • 12:00 am Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the artist’s encounter with stacked rock sculptures in woods near Lake Perry, Cairns on the Beach highlights the natural beauty of our region’s geology and pays homage to the long history of built stone structures in Kansas. Herd, who is best known for his work as a crop artist—arranging rocks, dirt and plants into compositions best seen from above—acted as lead artist on this collaboratively designed project. Throughout the fall 2014 semester, Herd will work with students from the K-State departments of Art and Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to design and install this temporary outdoor installation.

  • 12:00 am Wild Weather @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Create a bolt of lightning by experimenting with different combinations of electrical charges, calculate the distance of a thunderstorm and observe differences between the speed of light and sound.

  • 10:00 am Zoofari Tails @ Sunset Zoo

    Featuring stories about animals. Children’s librarians and zoo docents will read stories, followed by zoo staff showing animals and animal artifacts or leading tours to specific exhibits.

    Free admission for families attending the ZOOfari Tails program.

  • May 2, 2015
  • 12:00 am Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Inspired by the artist’s encounter with stacked rock sculptures in woods near Lake Perry, Cairns on the Beach highlights the natural beauty of our region’s geology and pays homage to the long history of built stone structures in Kansas. Herd, who is best known for his work as a crop artist—arranging rocks, dirt and plants into compositions best seen from above—acted as lead artist on this collaboratively designed project. Throughout the fall 2014 semester, Herd will work with students from the K-State departments of Art and Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to design and install this temporary outdoor installation.

  • 12:00 am Wild Weather @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Create a bolt of lightning by experimenting with different combinations of electrical charges, calculate the distance of a thunderstorm and observe differences between the speed of light and sound.

  • 10:00 am Science Saturdays @ Manhattan Public Library

    For children ages 10 and older.

  • 11:00 am All Ages Storytime @ Manhattan Public Library
  • 11:00 am Move & Groove Storytime @ Manhattan Public Library

    A lively story and music session with great picture books, action songs, and dancing with scarves or a parachute. For ages 2-5 years with adult caregiver.

  • 5:30 pm Doc gizmo @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Parents, leave the kids with us for Kids’ Science Theater! Kids will witness weather related experiments, enjoy a dinner provided by Chick-fil-A and make their very own lip balm, rain gauge and weather vane to take home. FHDC Members: $20 | Non-Members: $25

  • 5:30 pm Doc Gizmo @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Parents, leave the kids with us for the evening for our Kids’ Science Theater. Doc Gizmo will be at the Flint Hills Discovery Center to provide demonstrations and science experiments. Doc Gizmo has provided Science Assemblies for the past 16 years to over 236,000 students.

    Through our latest interactive exhibition, Wild Weather, and Doc Gizmo’s experiments, children will learn about safety, thunder and lightning, radar tracking, along with how to understand and prepare for a storm in the Flint Hills.

    The program is geared towards kindergarten through 8th grade. Children will create their own lip balm to protect their lips from the weather, a rain gauge to keep track of the rain at home and a weather vane to keep an eye on wind changes in their area.

    Dinner is included with pre-registration and is sponsored by Chick-fil-A. This event is open to the public; FHDC members pay $20 and non-members pay $25. There are a limited amount of spaces available so please register in advance.

    Wild Weather is on exhibition through May 13. This exhibit is designed to help those of all ages understand the ways of weather through hands-on exhibits focusing on wind and water, air and heat, light and sound.

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