THIS WEEK IN THE ARTS | Auditions, basketball, painting and more | Features

Open Trail Days in Prairiewood, 1 p.m.-dusk.

Check in and get a hiking map at the Blue Sage Gallery. Bring water and good walking shoes. No pets. No costs.

Blue Sage Gallery, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

Paint and sip: Hoar Frost, 4 p.m.

Uncorked Inspiration, 1223 Moro St.

Men’s K-State Basketball at Texas Tech, 6 p.m.

See, hear: ESPN2 / U, K-State Sports Network.

Take and Make Craft: Paint Kansas Sunflowers all day.

Get a craft kit with paper, paint, and pipe cleaners for making flowers and leaf stamps. Matches the online storytime published on January 11th. Limited to families, 1 per child while supplies last. Suggested for PreK up to third grade with support from parents.

Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave.

Harvesters Mobile Food Drop, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The volunteers gather at 3 p.m. and the distribution begins at 4:30 p.m.

Blue Methodist Memorial United Methodist Church, 835 Church Ave.

Painting and slurping: Pastel Winter, 6 p.m.

Also Kids Kanvas: Tiny Elephant on Saturday at 10 a.m., Paint and Sip: Winter vignette on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Paint and Sip: Calm winter sunset on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Uncorked Inspiration, 1223 Moro St.

Eagle Day at Milford Lake, 9 a.m.

Come and look for the national symbol.

Milford Nature Center, 3415 Hatchery Drive, Junction City.

K-State Athletics Wildcat Invitational, all day. Ahearn Fieldhouse.

As part of the Law Enforcement Appreciation Week, RCPD will bring some vehicles, including the Bearcat Tactical Vehicle. Officers and the K9 unit are available to answer questions.

Midwest Dream Car Collection, 3007 Anderson Ave.

Choose your project workshop, 2:30 p.m.

Choose a wood project from the store’s gallery and create a decor for your home. The staff will provide all materials and step-by-step instructions, including a variety of paints and wood colors.

Board and Brush, 311 Fort Riley Blvd.

K-State Men’s Basketball versus Oklahoma State, 5 p.m.

See, hear: ESPN / 2 / U, K-State Sports Network.

Open Trail Days in Prairiewood, 1 p.m.-dusk.

Check in and get a hiking map at the Blue Sage Gallery. Bring water and good walking shoes. No pets.

Blue Sage Gallery, 1484 Wildcat Creek Road.

K-State Women’s Basketball in Baylor.

See, hear: K-State Sports Network.

Audition: As you like it, 7pm to 9pm

Try to bring this Shakespeare classic to life on stage. Rosalind escapes from her uncle’s court with her cousin Celia when a case of false identities causes confusion and comedy.

Looking for a cast of 12, open from 15 years. Masks required.

Performance dates: February 19-21 and February 26-28.

The auditions also took place on January 11th from 7pm to 9pm

Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave.

Free Covid-19 tests, 11 am-1pm; 5-7pm

No appointment or referral required. Nasal swab PCR Covid-19 test.

Wear a mask and enter CiCo Park from Kimball Avenue and the entrance to Candlewood Drive. Follow signs to the 4H barns near Pottorf Hall. Results take an average of 48-72 hours and all participants will be contacted, positive or negative results.

Manhattan Public Library online stories all day.

Watch previously recorded stories for children.

Winter Reading Challenge.

Register on the Manhattan Public Library website to track reading time or download the free tracking app to keep track of time from your phone. Receive a free book to complete six of the eight winter readings.

Country dance lessons, 7:30 p.m.

Grab a pair of boots and learn some new moves. Everyone from beginners to experts is welcome.

RC McGraws Bar and Grill, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd.

Takes place in the Bluehills Room next to RC McGraws. Traded first hand at 7pm

RC McGraws Bar and Grill, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd.

Ice skating, Manhattan Ice Rink.

Face masks required for all customers and employees. Tickets required. Tickets are sold in two hour session time blocks and are date specific. No spectators allowed.

Opening times: Fridays 4-8:30 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-7: 30 p.m. and Sundays noon-7 p.m. On USD 383 vacation breaks: 10 am-7:30pm, on USD 383 on individual holidays: 12 pm-7pm

Wefald Pavilion in the city park.

Exhibition: Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Pulse.

Beach Museum of Art. Link available to view the exhibition on the Beach Museum website:

The Beach Museum has turned upside down, showing window installations of art from the permanent collections. Walk around the building to see the displays. The staff recommends seeing special lighting around dusk or evening. Download Smartify, a free phone app for label text.

Virtual drop-ins in the Career Center, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Come by virtually every Monday through Thursday to discuss criticism of résumés and other short questions with the advisors at the Career Center.

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