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1. Catch a show

SALINA — “Euflora,” an exhibit of floral paintings and photographs by Michael Jilg and Leon Staab, of Hays, will be featured in The Gallery at Sams Hall of Fine Arts at Kansas Wesleyan University.

The exhibit runs from Oct. 2 through Nov. 10, with a reception held from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and by appointment on weekends.

A love of flowers and a common acquaintance formed the bond that led to this exhibit. Jilg brought flower arrangements to his friend, Hazel Dick, for more than 20 years from his wife Joyce’s gardens. Their friendship and her suggestion inspired him to begin painting flowers. Staab, a son-in-law of Hazel, is well-known for his floral photography. The two artists decided to collaborate on an exhibit as a memorial to Hazel, who passed away in 2014. The exhibit was first displayed in The Hays Art Center and has since traveled to the Shafer Gallery in Great Bend, the Deines Cultural Center in Russell and Garden City Art Center.

Both artists live and work in Hays. Jilg, now retired, was professor of art at Fort Hays University since 1981. Staab operated Pioneer Photography, a full-service portrait studio from 1975-2014. 

2. Spot a short

The McPherson Opera House once again presents Manhattan Short: the collection of juried short films from filmmakers from around the world that gives the audience a chance to vote for their favorites. The votes are combined with results from hundreds of other theaters worldwide to pick the final winners.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Tickets are $6 at the door.

3. Service to Man

The McPherson Opera House will host the showing of “Service to Man” at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in conjunction with the Tallgrass Film Festival held in Wichita.

The 2016 Tallgrass Film Festival’s Audience Favorite Feature Film Award Winner. Based on a true story, in the Spring of 1968, an ambitious white student from Brooklyn finds himself an outcast at Meharry, Nashville’s legendary, all-black medical school. There, he and his peers battle the intricate mysteries of medicine, demanding professors, and each other in their quest to, ultimately, become healers in the Service to Man.

Tickets are $6 at the door.