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Flint Hills 50 and Marathon, 7 a.m.

Green Valley Community Centre, 3770 Green Valley Road.

Walk or run 1 mile or 5 km races.

Downtown Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Third and Leavenworth Streets.

Craft vendors, shows, activities, food trucks and more.

Party for the celebration of Planet Earth Day, 9:30 a.m.

Live shows, community booths, scavenger hunts and more.

Regional Art Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lazy T Ranch, 2103 Zeandale Road.

Little Apple Pride Parade and Festival, 11:30 a.m.

The parade begins at the municipal park swimming pool parking lot at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment, catering and vendors from 1:30 p.m.

Wefald Pavilion, City Park.

Graduate Recital: Olivia Bazanos, 1 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

K-State Football at Nebraska, 1 p.m.

Saturday Crafternoon Choose Your Project Workshop, 2 p.m.

Also Mini Sign Workshop at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, FriYAY! Choose your project workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday DIY Choose your project workshop at 6:30 p.m. on April 30.

Tip and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

Learn the basics of Latin dancing. No previous experience or partner necessary.

Ballroom dance school, 416 Laramie Street.

Enid Stover Poetry Recitation Festival, 2-4 p.m.

Free, open to all ages. Book designs, roses and refreshments available. Bring a poem to share and listen to others recite their favorites.

Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave.

A social bike ride with tacos.

Recital: Piano Studio, 4 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

African Evening: Entertainment, Culture and Gastronomy, 6-8 p.m.

Discover African culture with the dance, poetry, food and music of DJ Air-Ric.

Court, K-State Student Union.

Paint and Sip: Rainbow Falls, 6 p.m.

Also Paint and Sip: Pride Lake at 4 p.m. Sunday; Comb and sip: Spring Barn at 6 p.m. Friday; Kids Kanvas: Tiny Tiger at 10 a.m. April 30; and Paint and Sip: Glow Tree at 6 p.m. on April 30.

Uncorked Inspiration, 1223 Moro St.

A Night with Skylar Thompson, 6-8 p.m.

A benefit for the Thompson Family Fund for Cancer Research at the Johnson Cancer Research Center. Barbecue buffet, Greek encounter with Skylar, silent auction, live music and more.

Goolsby’s, 1212 Bluemont Ave.

Tulip Festival After Party, 6:30 p.m.

Live music from Chappie and Mindy’s Snack Shack on site.

456 Vineyards, 503 Miller Drive, Wamego.

Shine On: Concert with Karla Bauer with The Columbian Students, 7 p.m.

Kansas City jazz artists Karla Bauer, Roger Wilder, James Albright, Stanton Kessler and Doug Auwater will perform with students from the Columbian Theater Summer/Winter Theater Academy.

Colombian Theater, 521 Lincoln Ave, Wamego.

JCLT Presents: Peter and the Starcatcher, 7:30 p.m.

An orphan is sent to a remote island with a mysterious trunk on board.

Also at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 and 30 and at 2 p.m. on April 24 and May 1.

CL Hoover Opera House, 135 W. Seventh St., Junction City.

Tony’s Swagtastic Composition Recital, 7:30 p.m.

Live Music: Drake White with Kasey Tyndall, 8:30 p.m.

The Hat, 1315 Laramie Street.

Blood drive, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Also 12:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays at Crestview Christian Church, 3940 Excel Road; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pottorf Hall, CiCo Park.

First United Methodist Church, 621 Humboldt St.

Senior Recital: Gabby Yager, 11 a.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

Potluck and Ranch Women’s Celebration, 12:30 p.m.

Mark Feiden and Farrell Hoy will share highlights from a series of local interviews recorded in 2021. Barbecue, drinks and waiter service provided. If attending, bring a side dish or dessert to share. The screening of the film starts at 2 p.m.

The Volland store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma.

Wind ensemble concert, 1 p.m.

Youth Outdoor Adventure Challenge, 2-4:30 p.m.

Children ages 5-14 will participate in a one-mile course including running, climbing, jumping and sliding. Each participant will receive a medal and jersey, as well as professional photos.

Wildwood Outdoor Adventure Park, 375 Johnson.

Trails open at Prairiewood, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Check in at the Blue Sage Gallery, wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and water if needed.

Prairiewood Retreat and Preserve, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

K-State Collegiate Choir Concert, 3 p.m.

Brass recital: Mitchell Betancourt and Christopher Hovis, 6 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

K-State Men’s Golf at the Big 12 Championship, all day.

Also Tuesday and Wednesday.

Faculty Recital: Patricia Thomson, 7:30 p.m.

K-State Wind Symphony and Concert Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.

What matters to me and why: Corey Williamson, noon.

The Executive Director of K-State Student Union will present.

RSVP by Monday. Lunch offered.

Leadership Studies Building.

K-State Men’s Baseball at Nebraska, 6:30 p.m.

Watch, listen, live stats: BTN+, KMAN.

Senior Recital: Ryan Hernandez, 7:30 p.m.

Performance by the University Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.

K-State Athletics at Drake Relays, 11:30 a.m.

Also 10 a.m. Thursday, 8:50 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.

K-State Faculty and Professional Staff Retirees Ceremony, 4 p.m.

Graduate recital: Briele Vollmuth, 7:30 p.m.

Senior Recital: Masie Dulitz, 7:30 p.m.

Mark A. Chapman Theatre, Nichols Hall.

Performance by a percussion ensemble, 7:30 p.m.

Performance by the K-State Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.

Meadowlark Market, 10am-3pm

Visit Meadowlark to find home items for sale, which benefit the Good Samaritan Fund. Cash or credit card.

Also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30.

Meadowlark Market, 120 N. Scenic Drive.

Athletics at Corky/Crofoot Shootout, 1:30 p.m.

Coffee Hour: Latvia, 4-5 p.m.

Learn about the geography and culture of Latvia.

Manhattan Library Association Book Sale, 5:30 p.m. also from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 1.

The sale is open to the public on April 30 and May 1, while the first night is for MLA members only.

Wefald Pavilion, City Park.

An evening of puppies and sundaes.

Pi Kappa Phi, 513 Sunset Ave.

K-State Baseball at Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m.

Watch, listen, live stats: Bally Sports Oklahoma, KMAN.

Hale of a Time, 6:30 p.m.

Food and drinks while exploring Hale.

K-State Drag Show, 7 p.m.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with a pre-show at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free with K-State ID, $10 for general admission.

Senior Recital: Sarrah Sultz, 7 p.m.

K-State Flute Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m.

Kirmser Hall, McCain Auditorium.

K-State Rowing at Sunflower Showdown, all day.

Downtown Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Third and Leavenworth Streets.

Junk in the Trunk Community Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to noon.

City park Water park parking lot, city park.

Randolph Citywide Yard Sales, 8 a.m.

Girls on the Run 5K, 8:30 a.m.

Zen at the Zoo, 8:30 a.m.

Yoga classes for all levels with Jessa from Chapter 5 Yoga. The ticket includes a one-hour yoga class, post-event zoo entry, and refreshments.

K-State Gardens Run for the Roses, 9 a.m. to noon.

Start and end the race in K-State Gardens, going around campus.

Guided Konza Grassland Hikes, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Explore the tallgrass prairie as the guides give you an overview. Each hike is 2.6 miles and takes no more than 90 minutes. Each hike departs every 20 minutes between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM. Wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes. Each tour is first come, first served and limited to 15 participants. Meet at the trailhead.

Konza Grassland Nature Trail.

Mastery Recital: Mengting Yu, 1:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of the waltz.

Ballroom dance school, 416 Laramie Street.

Tulip Tea, 3:30 p.m.

Eat sandwiches, macaroons and drink tea while listening to the Konzanetta Quartet.

K-State Concert Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

Movie: Ghost in the Shell (unrated), 7 p.m.

Forum Hall, K-State Student Union.

Manhattan Public Library Online Story Hours, all day.

Watch previously recorded children’s storytimes.

Exhibition: Melanie Johnson and Kim Taggart.

Manhattan Center for the Arts, 1520 Poyntz Ave.

Exhibition: New works by Aaron Morgan Brown and Nathan Novack.

SNW Gallery, 406 ½ Poyntz Ave.

Exhibition: Big Apple Style.

SNW Gallery, 406 ½ Poyntz Ave.

Attachment: measuring rulers.

Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. Third St.

Exhibition: IN (and Out of) Place.

Ten Flint Hills artists work, organized to showcase the area.

The Volland store, 24098 Volland Road, Alma.

Country dance class, 7:30 p.m.

Grab boots and learn new moves. Everyone, from beginner to expert, is welcome.

RC McGraws Bar and Grill, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd.

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