Community Events

McPherson Exhibits                                          

McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin, 620-245-2570. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 2-5 p.m.  October – Acrylics by Gene Marsh.  November – Acrylics by Kerry Wiens Rayl and Raegan Tatro.  December – Oil paintings by Noah Flores

McPherson Arts Alliance VAAM Gallery, 223 S. Main St., 620-241-5774, www.mcphersonartsalliance.com.
Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation,
1111 E. Kansas Ave., 620-241-8464. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. or by appointment. Closed Mondays and holidays. 

Heritage Gallery, 219 S. Main St. (located in the McPherson Opera House), 620-241-6131, www.mcphersonartsalliance.com. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Other Area Exhibits

 Canton Military Museum, 135 N. Main, Open for all Military and Patriotic Holidays or by appointment. 620-628-4484

 Galva Historical Museum, 206 S. Main, Galva, 1st Sunday 2 p.m.-4 p.m.; 2nd Saturday 10 a.m.-noon; 3rd Thursday 7 p.m.-9 p.m., or by appointment. 620-654-3343

 Inman Museum, 101 N. Main, Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., or by appointment. 620-585-6756 or 585-6477 

 Kansas Motorcycle Museum, Open:  Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m., most holidays, and by appointment.  120 N. Washington, Marquette, KS.  Donations accepted. 785-546-2449 or www.ksmotorcyclemuseum.org

McPherson County Old Mill Museum, 120 Mill St., Lindsborg, 785-227-3595. Hours:  Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fee. Closed on Sundays and all holidays.

Birger Sandzen Art Gallery- 401 N. First St., Lindsborg; open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. 785-227-2220 or fineart@sandzen.org.  

2017Events Calendar 

 Now-Thursday, May 11th

All Schools Day Button Hunt- Traditional button hunt with a medallion AND a virtual version of the hunt. $250 cash prize to person who finds the medallion and $250 prize to first person to identify the location in the virtual hunt (answers must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm May 11th). $5 button hunt license required, purchase at McPherson Sentinel, 116 S. Main. Winners of both button hunts announced on All Schools Day. Button clues posted in McPherson Sentinel on publication days, McPherson News Facebook page, ASD website (allschoolsday.com) and announced on KBBE 96.7 and KSKU 106.1. Page 2 of 14

 

Saturday, May 6th

McPherson College Annual Motoring Festival- 18th Annual Car and Motorcycle Show 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday. McPherson College Automotive Restoration and C.A.R.S. Club celebrating the 40th anniversary of the automotive restoration program. McPherson College campus, 1600 E. Euclid. For information, 620-241-0731 or www.mcpherson.edu.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court- 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Elyria Christian School, 1644 Comanche Rd. ECS spring play.

Bulldog Visit Day- McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid. Admissions/Financial Aid overview, campus tour, meet with faculty, Auto Restoration program information, and more! Visit www.mcpherson.edu/visit or call 620-242-0400.

McPherson County Historical Society- 2:00 p.m. at McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Program will be Eric Dudley, Adjunct Instructor of History, K-State, who will speak on "The Memory of James Birdseye McPherson." All are welcome. For information, 241-0604.

Inman Citywide Garage Sales- Beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Inman.

Tour de Trails- 7:00 a.m. Registration, 8:00 a.m. Races and Fun Run/Walk begin at the Meadowlark Trail Head, 1300 Moccasin Rd. 8 or 4 mile run or 2 mile fun run/walk. 4th annual family friendly event to benefit Central Kansas Conservancy. www.centralkansastrails.org.

Global 6K For Water- 9:00 a.m. at Wall Park. Registration fee; $50 (the cost of clean water for a lifetime for 1 individual), 15 & under, $25, which is matched by large donors to reach the $50 mark. Each participant receives a t-shirt and finisher’s medal. Fun for the whole family! Register online www.teamworldvision.org/team/mcpherson, 620-755-3447 or 785-392-4320.

Lindsborg City-Wide Garage Sale- 6:30-10:30 a.m. breakfast at First Bank Kansas, 118 N. Main & pick up a sale map. Free will donation to benefit future happenings in Lindsborg. Rain date May 13th.

 

Saturday, May 6th-Sunday, May 7th

McPherson Gem and Mineral Club 25th Annual Show and Sale- 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday, at 4-H Building, 710 W. Woodside. Vendors, door prizes, concessions & free rock ID. Free admission. Dinner 6:30 p.m. (prepay) and Rock Auction 7:15 p.m. Saturday. 620-755-5415 or 620-241-7600.

Central Kansas Boxer Shootout- Red Dirt Sports and Central Kansas Shootout Softball 2017 USSSA Fastpitch tournament at Wall Park Sports Complex. A/B/C 10U/12U. Email reddirtsports@yahoo.com, call or text 620-755-3709.

Millfest- 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, Noon-5:00 p.m. Sunday at McPherson County Old Mill Museum, 120 Mill St., in Lindsborg. Family event celebrating history of the Smoky Valley Roller Mill and pioneer heritage of the region. Features guided mill tours in operation, live music and BBQ. For information, 785-227-3595 or www.lindsborgcity.org.

 

Sunday, May 7th

Artist Reception- 2:00-4:00 p.m. Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. 1st St., Lindsborg. Sculpture by Glenn Zweygardt, Paintings by DeAnn Melton and Prints by Nicholas Hill. 785-227-2220.

Duck Soup- Games beginning at Noon at Grant Complex, 1800 N. Main. Softball tournament with a different, crazy rule for each inning! Proceeds benefit the McPherson County Ulster Project.

 

Monday, May 8th

"Harp" Program- 7:00 p.m. The Cedars, 1021 Cedars Dr. RoJean Loucks, performer, teacher, recording artist, composer and publisher of harp music, from Lindsborg. She will be playing different types and styles of music. Everyone welcome. Page 3 of 14

National Travel and Tourism Celebration- 1:00-4:00 p.m. at McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau in McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week and the 1 year anniversary of the McPherson CVB office being housed at the Museum. Enjoy a come and go celebration with cookies, punch, giveaways and a free gift for everyone who stops by! 620-241-3340.

Spring Band Concert- 7:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium at McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid. Come enjoy the McPherson College Bands. Free admission.

Fiesta with the Fossil- 5:30 p.m. at McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas. Members Only Event. Enjoy Ice Age margaritas and MORE in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. ""Must be 21 and older to attend**. 620-241-8464.

 

Monday, May 8th-Saturday, May 13th

McPherson County All Schools Day Celebration- Weeklong celebration including: carnival, concessions, May Fete, Madathon, Button Hunt, Free movie and the All Schools Day Parade. www.allschoolsday.com.

 

Tuesday, May 9th

Bop & Swing Jazz Band Concert- 7:00 p.m. The Warehouse at Central Christian College, 1200 S. Main. Free admission.

"Our African Safari"- 3:00 p.m. at The Cedars, 1021 Cedars Dr. Rick and Trudy Racine are excited to share their stories and Photo Safari about Botswana and Zimbabwe, Africa. Free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday, May 10th

May Fete- 5:45 p.m. MHS Jazz Band. 7:00 p.m. May Fete at Lakeside Park. Showcasing talents of school age children across McPherson County. Alternate location due to bad weather will be MHS Roundhouse, 801 E. First St.

Dayln Partain Medical Fund Fundraiser- 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Wendy’s, 610 N. Main. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to help with medical expenses for Dayln Partain. Come support a great family!

 

Thursday, May 11th

May Fete- 5:45 p.m. MHS Jazz Band. 7:00 p.m. May Fete at McPherson High School Roundhouse, 801 E. First St. Showcasing talents of school age children across McPherson County.

YP MAC May Mingle- 5:30-7:00 p.m. Co-Mingle with Salina YP at the Ol’ Stuga, 119 S. Main in Lindsborg. Find a co-worker or friends & join for some adult conversation & beverages. Drawings for $100! No cost to attend.

Drive 4 UR School- 3:30-7:30 p.m. at Grant Complex at Eisenhower Elementary School, 301 Wickersham Dr. Help raise $6,000 for the Pups! Hosted by Midway Motors Supercenter. Semi-annual fundraiser with Ford paying $20 per test drive to the McPherson High School Booster Club. Stop by, take a quick test drive in a new Ford, pick up some free stuff and the donation is made – it’s that easy. Bullpup Baseball & Softball going on all afternoon & evening so take time to enjoy a ballgame while you’re out and about. "Rescheduled from Monday, May 1st*.

??Moundridge Community Work Day- Big dumpsters available for cleanup of public areas and residential yards. *confirm date.

 

Friday, May 12th

McPherson County All Schools Day- 10:30 a.m. Parade down Main St., McPherson. Madathon, carnival, concessions and more. www.allschoolsday.com

Kiwanis Fundraiser- Walking Tacos on The Plaza on Main St. before, during and after the All Schools Day Parade. Page 4 of 14

May Day Burger Luncheon- 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at American Legion, 401 N. Main. Burgers and brats from the grill served a-la-cart or as a meal with potato salad and baked beans after the Parade.

King Midas Street Dance- 8:00-11:00 p.m., 214 E. Euclid. Free concert and street dance!

McPherson County Republican Luncheon- Following the All Schools Day Parade at McPherson Opera House Grand Ballroom, 219 S. Main. Keynote speaker Congressman Roger Marshall. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Clark Shultz will be the MC. BBQ lunch, suggested donation $20. RSVP to lshultz123@gmail.com or text 785-212-9028.

The OMEGA Project Women’s Center Open House- 12:30-2:00 p.m. at 201 S. Chestnut St. Guided tour & meal after All Schools Day Parade. $5 pulled pork sandwiches, sides and cookies. See the construction progress and hear what is in store for this immediate temporary shelter for homeless women & children. 620-241-1371.

ASD Pre-Parade Sale- 8:00-10:00 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) at McPherson Main Street member participants in Downtown McPherson. Bargains for everyone! See McPherson Main Street on Facebook for participating stores and discount details.

Truckers Against Trafficking- 8:00-10:30 a.m. and 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Daylight Donuts, 122 N. Main. The Freedom Drivers Project provides a glimpse into the realities of human trafficking, how trucking is driving change in this area, and simple action steps anyone can take to fight it. This powerful multimedia experience brought to McPherson by Set Free, a local grassroots non-profit faith-based anti-human trafficking group.

??Annual Hog Heaven Barbecue Feed- St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 105 W. Sutherland. Serving during and after the ASD Parade. *confirm*

 

Friday, May 12th-Saturday, May 13th

Good Ol’ Boys BBQ Contest- Activities at Journey @ McPherson Church Friday night- hotdogs, sno cones, Craft Coffee. Public sampling Sat. at noon in front of Hopp’s Sound, 214 E. Euclid. $10 wristbands. Shop downtown for special discounts with your wristband. Locations listed at event. For information, call 785-443-1137.

 

Saturday, May 13th

Movies in the Park- Moana. Free movie begins at dusk at Lakeside Park Bandshell. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Sponsored by Nex-Tech. All movies hosted by the McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau. For information, 620-241-3340.

The Squarshers- 7:30 p.m. McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Self proclaimed "groovegrass" band pulls heavily from funk and jam styles. Featuring former McPherson boys John Henry and Brennan Johnson. Tickets at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or 620-241-1952.

The OMEGA Project Women’s Center Open House- 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 201 S. Chestnut St. Guided tour, see the construction progress and hear what’s in store for this immediate temporary shelter for homeless women and children. 620-241-1371.

2017 Blake Reed Miracle Mile- 9:00 a.m. Registration, 10:00 a.m. Race at McPherson College Stadium, 400 N. Eshelman. T-shirts guaranteed for entries by 4/28/17. Mail forms to McPherson College – Attn: Dave Barrett, P.O. Box 1402, McPherson, KS 67460. Checks made payable to Mac College. Bring your family and friends to join in this run/walk to raise money for the Blake Reed Mac2Mac Football Scholarship that was funded in memory of Blake Reed. Facebook: 2017 Blake Reed Miracle Mile. Page 5 of 14

Stamp Out Hunger- Volunteers will pick up donated non-perishable food items to be given to McPherson County Food Bank. Leave your bag of donated items by your mailbox by 8 am and help support this great food drive with United Way of McPherson County and McPherson Letter Carriers!

Optimist Memorial Golf Tourney- 8:00 a.m. tee time at Turkey Creek Golf Course, 1000 Fox Run. 4 man scramble. To register, 620-245-1532. Sponsored by McPherson Optimist Club.

 

Monday, May 15th

Songwriters Concert- 7:00 p.m. The Warehouse at Central Christian College, 1200 S. Main. Free admission.

Law Enforcement Memorial- 7:00 p.m. at McPherson Free Methodist Church, 1010 S. Maple. This memorial event, which occurs on the first day of National Police Week, will honor the sacrifices of fallen officers from McPherson, the State of Kansas, and the United States with rememberances and a candle light vigil. The event will also honor those who continue to serve the public and each other as peace officers.

 

Thursday, May 18th

Family Night- 5:00-6:30 p.m. at American Legion, 401 N. Main. This month will benefit 4H Youth Development. Hamburger, fries, drink and dessert for $5.00. To-Go boxes available. Tickets from 4H members and volunteers and at the Legion.

 

Friday, May 19th-Sunday, May 21st

Central Kansas Blowout- Red Dirt Sports and Central Kansas Shootout Softball 2017 USSSA Fastpitch tournament at Wall Park Sports Complex. A/B/C 12U/14U. Email reddirtsports@yahoo.com, call or text 405-574-5436 or 620-755-3709.

 

Saturday, May 20th

Thunder On the Smoky- Beginning at 6:30 a.m. with Biker Breakfast at the American Legion, Marquette. Motorcycle rally and festival in downtown Marquette. Poker run, bike races, live band, vendors, food, entertainment and more! Proceeds benefit the Kansas Motorcycle Museum in Marquette. www.ksmotorcyclemuseum.org or 785-546-2449.

BAM FAM- 8:00 a.m. beginning at First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Kansas Ave. 20, 40 and 62 mile fun rides. Bike Around McPherson for Families fundraiser for McPherson Housing Coalition. Light breakfast, goodie bag, SAG stops, t-shirt and full lunch included with registration at bikereg.com/bamfam.

 

Sunday, May 21st

Artist Reception for Britney Arnett- 2:00-4:00 p.m. at McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin. Celebrate her Art Exhibit, Rediscovering the Fun: Acrylics by Britney Arnett.

 

Monday, May 22nd

Residential Safety Awareness- 10:00-11:00 a.m. at McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin. Officer Marla Hawkinson from the McPherson Police Department presents the latest trends and developments in residential safety, phone scam awareness and social media safety.

 

Wednesday, May 24th

McPherson Middle School 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony- 9:00 a.m. at McPherson High School Roundhouse, 801 E. First St. Note this is a different location than in previous years.

Summer Reading Program Registration Begins- 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin. Page 6 of 14

 

Tuesday, May 25th

The Wonders of Grand Canyon National Park- 7:00 p.m. The Cedars Wellness Center, 1021 Cedars Dr. Bob and Judy Carson will share about some of their trips to the Grand Canyon National Park, including three hikes and a 15-minute movie of a Colorado River raft trip through the canyon.

 

Saturday, May 27th

??Marquette High School Alumni Banquet- *time at school gymnasium.

 

Sunday, May 28th

McPherson Water Park Opens- Keep updated on hours and special events at www.mcphersonwaterpark.com.

 

Monday, May 29th

Memorial Day Ceremonies- 9:00 a.m. at New Gotland Church and 10:30 a.m. at McPherson Cemetery. Join at either location for a guest speaker and to honor and remember those that have passed before us.

 

Tuesday, May 30th

Fire Prevention for Families- 6:00-7:00 p.m. at McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin. Division Chief TJ Wyssman from the McPherson Fire Department presents how parents and caregivers can keep their homes and loved ones safe from fire.

??Sign Up for Scouting- *date/time/place.

??Summer Swim Club Registration

??McPherson Youth Football Association Registration

 

Thursday, June 1st

Concerts for a Cause- 7:00-9:00 p.m. in front of Hopp’s Sound, 214 E. Euclid. Ian Miller to benefit McPherson Arts Alliance.

 

Friday, June 2nd

Relay for Life of McPherson County- 4:30 p.m.-Midnight at Wall Park. Celebrate. Remember Fight Back.

A Conversation with Roy Clark- 7:30 p.m. McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Intimate evening with country music legend. He tells stories, answers questions and performs songs, up close and personal. Tickets at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or 620-241-1952.

McPherson Special Olympics Torch Run- 9:00 a.m. starting at 1330 N. Main. The Torch Run will make a stop at The Plaza, 201 N. Main at approximately 9:30 a.m. for a short ceremony, then will continue to the end of the route at 319 S. Main.

 

Friday, June 2nd & Saturday, June 3rd

Black Kettle Festival- Moundridge. Parade, events in the park, live music, activities for children, sand volleyball, community dinner & bonfire, craft & food vendors, farmers market & more! Facebook: Moundridge Black Kettle Festival.

 

Friday, June 2nd-Sunday, June 4th

Lady Express Shootout- Red Dirt Sports and Central Kansas Shootout Softball 2017 USSSA Fastpitch tournament at Wall Park Sports Complex. A/B/C 8U/10U/12U. Email reddirtsports@yahoo.com, call or text 405-574-5436 or 620-755-3709.

 

Saturday, June 3rd

Spring Wildflower Tour- Guided tram tour at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, Canton. Reservations required. 620-628-4455 or maxwellwildliferefuge.com. Page 7 of 14

Vintage In the Valley- 8:00 am.-3:00 p.m. in downtown Marquette. Antiques, repurposed items, home décor, vintage items, metalworkers, live music and street food. $3 admission.

Marquette Citywide Garage Sales and EMS Pancake Feed- 7:00 a.m., Marquette. Donations benefit Marquette EMS. Maps available at American Legion.

 

Monday, June 5th-Friday, June 9th

Kids Summer Art Camp- 1:00-4:00 p.m. McPherson Arts Alliance, 223 S. Main. Grades 1st-3rd. Multi-arts experience including classes in clay, drawing, painting, tie dye, 3 dimensional projects, music, games and more! $25 enroll in the VAAM Gallery. 620-241-6131.

VBS: Maker Fun Factory- *times at New Hope Church, 501 Wickersham Dr.

 

Thursday, June 8th

Concerts for a Cause- 7:00-9:00 p.m. in front of Hopp’s Sound, 214 E. Euclid. Sam Unruh to benefit McPherson County 4-H

Farm Safety Camp Day- 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at McPherson 4-H Fairgrounds, 600 W. Woodside. Ages 8-11 years. Come join for a fun-filled day of learning and hands on experience. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt, free lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Limited to first 80 kids. Registration deadline Wednesday, May 31st. For information or registration, McPherson County Extension Office, 600 W. Woodside, 620-241-1523.

 

Friday, June 9th & Saturday, June 10th

McPherson Citywide Garage Sales- Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Fundraiser for Women and Children Combating Cancer (WACCC). Join the fun by registering for $10 (before May 26) or $15 (May 27-June 5) at Kindred Hospice, 900 E. 1st St. Maps will be available starting June 7th. For information, 620-242-4461.

 

Saturday, June 10th

Three Billy Goats Gruff- 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Free show presented by Wichita Children’s Theatre. Sponsored by Lisa Waldhauer Memorial Fund at the McPherson County Community Foundation. Contact McPherson Opera House, 620-241-1952 or www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.

Movies in the Park- Zootopia. Free movie begins at dusk at Lakeside Park Bandshell. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Sponsored by Rep. Les Mason & Sen. Rick Wilborn. All movies hosted by McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau. For information, 620-241-3340.

Spring Wildflower Tour- Guided tram tour at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, Canton. Reservations required. 620-628-4455 or maxwellwildliferefuge.com.

McPherson Chamber of Commerce 26th Annual Tartan Turkey Golf Tournament- Shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. at Turkey

Creek Golf Course, 1000 Fox Run. Register your Competitive or Non-Competitive 4 person scramble team now. Team registration includes 18 holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, golf gifts, hole prize games and more! Take time to enjoy this annual Chamber fundraising event with friends and colleagues. Contact the McPherson Chamber of Commerce at 241-3303, come by 306 N. Main or visit www.mcphersonchamber.org.

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