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  1. Going Home: Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills

    September 24, 2016, 10:00 AM - January 8, 2017, 5:00 PM

    Laura Ingalls Wilder once said, "Home is the nicest word there is." What is your town or home is no longer there? Explore hidden places in the Flint Hills and tell us about what "going home" means to you. This exhibit features the work of Kansas State University students.

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  2. $1 off admission to Sunset Zoo (Nov & Dec)

    November 1, 2016, 12:00 PM - December 31, 2016, 5:00 PM

    On your next visit to the Zoo, bring a non-perishable food donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket and Mayor's Holiday Food & Fund Drive, and receive $1 off Zoo Admission. $1 off discount must be taken at time of donation. Good through December 31, 2016.

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  3. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Indian Paintbrush

    December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Preschool-age children begin discovering the wonders of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity FHDC members: $7 Non-members: $9 To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  4. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Indian Paintbrush

    December 6, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Preschool-age children begin discovering the wonders of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity FHDC members: $7 Non-members: $9 To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  5. Breakfast with Santa

    December 10, 2016, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    The whole family is invited to join Santa for a morning of food, fun, and holiday cheer. Start with a delicious hot breakfast as Santa judges the ugly sweater contest. Then children can decorate real gingerbread men, face the North Pole obstacle course, and search for clues on the candy cane scavenger hunt! Everyone will have the opportunity to get their family photo with Santa including printed photos and custom picture frames for the kids to take home! Youth and Adult FHDC members: $14 Youth and Adult non-members: $16 To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  6. Science Saturdays

    December 10, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Go Behind the Science at this family-friendly event featuring Zoo staff and local scientists.

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  7. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Fun Fish

    December 20, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Preschool-age children begin discovering the wonders of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity.

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  8. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Fun Fish

    December 20, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Preschool-age children begin discovering the wonders of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity.

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  9. Adventure Camps, Ice, Ice Baby, K-2nd

    December 21, 2016, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    On this chilly day, learn all about ice! Campers will discover the science behind glaciers and make ice cream, frost pine cones and more! Please call 785.587.2726 for more information. Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  10. Adventure Camps, Town and County, K-2nd

    December 22, 2016, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Learn all about being a farmer! This program will offer campers the opportunity to learn all about running a farm, farmer’s markets and more. Please call 785.587.2726 for more information. Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  11. Adventure Camps, Inventing the Future, K-2nd

    December 23, 2016, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    The future is here! Campers will make new discoveries, look at the science behind virtual reality and design a zip line. Please call 785.587.2726 for more information. Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  12. Adventure Camps, We Like Ike!, 3rd-6th

    December 27, 2016, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center/ Field Trip to Abilene

    Campers will take a trip to Abilene and explore the childhood home of President Eisenhower, learn more about his life and the impact he made on the nation’s history. Please call 785.587.2726 for more information. Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  13. Adventure Camps, Pioneer Technology, 3rd-6th

    December 28, 2016, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    In this program, campers will learn about the technology of the pioneers. The day’s activities will include quill pen making and making rope and paper! Please call 785.587.2726 for more information. Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  14. Adventure Camps, Technology of Time 3rd-6th

    December 29, 2016, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Even time has its own history. Campers will spend the day learning about historical methods of telling time, recording history, cave paintings, oral histories and sun dials. Please call 785.587.2726 for more information. Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  15. Adventure Camps, Ancient Tools 3rd-6th

    December 30, 2016, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Learn all about the tools t hat people of the past used on a daily basis. Through this program, campers will be immersed in history. Please call 785.587.2726 for more information. Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both the Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. The age of the child attending determines the camp location when offered at both sites. Children may be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. each session in which they are enrolled. Pick up for half-day registration is between 12:00 p.m. and 12:15 p.m., and pick up for full-day registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Day registrants must bring their own sack lunch. To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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  16. Family New Year’s Eve 2017 - Flint Hills Superheroes!

    December 31, 2016, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Ring in the New Year with Flint Hills Super Heroes! The evening will include a variety of fun activities including a balloon drop at 9 p.m., kid’s dancing music, make your own superhero mask and decorate your own cape, snack on superpower food, a costume contest and much more! To pre-register, please visit www.flinthillsdiscovery.org or call 785.587.2726.

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Meetings

  1. Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting

    December 5, 2016, 4:30 PM

    Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 4:30 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  2. Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board

    December 5, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board, 7:00 p.m., City Hall, City Commission Room, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  3. Briefing/Discussion Session

    December 6, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Briefing/Discussion Session, 5:30 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  4. City Commission Meeting

    December 6, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    City Commission Meeting, 7 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  5. Canceled-Flint Hills MPO Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

    December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Flint Hills MPO Technical Advisory Committee, 1 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  6. Partner City Advisory Committee Meeting

    December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Partner City Advisory Committee, 4 p.m., Harmon Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  7. Douglass Community Center Advisory Board Meeting

    December 8, 2016, 5:45 PM

    Douglass Community Center Advisory Board, 5:45 p.m., King Room, Douglass Community Center Annex, 901 Yuma St.

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  8. Airport Advisory Board Meeting

    December 12, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Airport Advisory Board, 11 a.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  9. City Commission Work Session

    December 13, 2016, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    City Commission Work Session, 5:30 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  10. Board of Zoning Appeals

    December 14, 2016, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Board of Zoning Appeals, 7:00 p.m., City Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  11. Cemetery Advisory Board Meeting

    December 15, 2016, 4:00 PM

    Cemetery Advisory Board, 4 p.m., Parks and Recreation Conference Room, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  12. Joint City/Riley County/Pottawatomie County Commissions Meeting

    December 15, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Joint City/County/County Meeting, 4 p.m., Riley County Commission Room, 115 N. 4th St.

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  13. Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting

    December 16, 2016, 9:00 AM

    Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, 9 a.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  14. Riley County Law Board Meeting

    December 19, 2016, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Riley County Law Board, 12 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  15. Historic Resources Board Meeting

    December 19, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Historic Resources Board, 4 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  16. Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board

    December 19, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board, 7:00 p.m., City Hall, City Commission Room, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  17. Briefing/Discussion Session

    December 20, 2016, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Briefing/Discussion Session, 5:30 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  18. City Commission Meeting

    December 20, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    City Commission Meeting, 7 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  19. Canceled-Flint Hills MPO Policy Board Meeting

    December 21, 2016, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Flint Hills MPO Policy Board, 3:30 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  20. Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration Meeting

    December 21, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Flint Hills Regional Transit Administration, 4:30 p.m., Commission Room, City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave.

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  21. City Offices Closed

    December 26, 2016, All Day

    City offices closed in observance of Christmas

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