Manhattan local events calendar for July 12-18


Arts in the Park: Aloft Circus Arts

July 14, 2017, 8 p.m. 10 p.m. at the Larry Norvell Band Shell in Manhattan City Park.

This week’s Arts in the Park performance is by the Aloft Circus Arts. This Chicago-based circus company is dedicated to telling original stories through world-class circus acts.

Astronomy Viewing Night

July 14, 2017, 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.
View the moon, Jupiter, Saturn and various stars and constellations through an 8-inch reflecting telescope and a 4-inch refracting telescope. Chris Sorensen, distinguished professor in physics, will assist in pointing out major stars and summer constellations.

Kaw Valley Junior Rodeo

July 15, 2017, 1 p.m. 4 p.m. at Manhattan Town Center.

Children ages 3 to 12 from across the state are welcome to compete and display their rodeo skills at this event hosted by the Kaw Valley Rodeo Association.

Build Your Own Robot

July 18, 2017, 2:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Public Library.

This event allows visitors to explore the world of robotics through building one’s own robot out of everyday items.

Kansas Territory Beer Tasting

July 18, 2017, 7 p.m. 10 p.m. at Arrow Coffee Co.

Patrons 21 years of age and older can sample eight different varieties of Kansas Territory beer and learn about state-of-the-art brewing techniques at this event.