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 

Saturday, March 18th

McPherson Spring Garden Show- 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at McPherson 4-H Building, 710 W. Woodside. Sponsored by McPherson Master Gardeners and Friends. Garden talks presented by garden center professionals, garden exhibits and products. Come and go event, free admission.

??Riverview Estates Auxiliary Potato Bar- **time at Riverview Estates, 202 S. Washington, Marquette. Variety of toppings for baked potatoes and homemade pies. Free will donation benefits extra needs of residents and the nursing home. For information, 785-546-2211.

 

Sunday, March 19th-Saturday, May 13th

Walk Kansas- Team-based 8 week fitness challenge through K-State Research & Extension Office, 600 W. Woodside. 241-1523. Register at www.walkkansas.org, find more info on the McPherson County Extension Office Facebook page. Page 2 of 13

 

Tuesday, March 21st

Storm Fury on the Plains Meeting- 6:30 p.m. at McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Storm Spotters, Weather Enthusiasts and the general public are welcome to attend, no cost!

 

Friday, March 24th

"Rural Surgery Around the World"- 7:00 p.m. at The Cedars Wellness Center, 1021 Cedars Dr. Dr. Tyler Hughes was a surgeon in McPherson for 21 years and will present this program about surgery in Thailand and Newfoundland, his recent transition to recruiting and training the next generation of rural surgeons and the need for them.

 

Saturday, March 25th

Mac County Round Up- 8:00 a.m. Downtown Marquette. Sponsored by the McPherson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee to fund an Agriculture Future of America Scholarship for a McPherson County student studying an ag related field. 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk. Top 3 male and female finishers will be awarded unique prizes of cuts of meat. Discount and guaranteed shirt for paid registrations received by Friday, March 10. More information and registration www.mcphersonchamber.org. McPherson Chamber, 306 N. Main, 241-3303.

REZA- 7:30 p.m. at McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Cutting edge illusion with humor and charm. Contact McPherson Opera House for tickets or information, 620-241-1952 or www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.

Vaffeldagen- Beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Lindsborg. Celebrating all things waffle – featured on local menus, events downtown and 2nd annual Kubb Tournament in Swensson Park, 400 block of N. Main St.

MHS Alumni Baseball Game- Activities begin at 10:45 a.m. at Grant Complex, 1632 N. Main. 12:45 Field Time for Kids (batting cages, wiffle ball, play catch on the field). 2:00 p.m. Alumni baseball game. Fun filled family day with concessions & raffle. Contact heath.gerstner@mcpherson.com with questions.

 

Monday, March 27th

All Schools Day Float Meeting- 5:30 p.m. at McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas. Get all your questions about building an All Schools Day float answered! For more information, www.allschoolsday.com.

 

Tuesday, March 28th

Fish Fry- 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Marquette Senior Center, 102 N. Washington. Arnie’s fried fish, gourmet potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, cornbread, homemade pies, coffee and tea. Free will donation.

 

Thursday, March 30th

Bethany Choirs & Handbells- 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall at Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson, Lindsborg.

2nd Annual Progressive Dinner Party- 5:30-8:30 p.m. Appetizers at McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main; Dinner at McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas; Dessert at The Clayworks, 107 N. Main. $50 per person, limited tickets available. Proceeds benefit McPherson Museum and McPherson Opera House. For tickets, 620-241-8464 or 620-241-1952.

YP MAC March Mingle- 5:30-7:00 p.m. sponsored by Wise and Reber at The Courtyard On Main, 203 S. Main. Find a co-worker or friends & join for some adult conversation and beverages. No cost to attend.

 

Saturday, April 1st

Farkel 4 A Cause- 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 N. Elm. An afternoon of Farkel, prizes, refreshments, silent auction and family fun. Fundraiser for Women and Children Combating Cancer (WACCC). Everyone welcome! Registrations available at www.wacccinmac.org. Pre-registrants entered in an extra prize drawing. Page 3 of 13

Deadline for May Pole Registration- All 5th grade girls in McPherson County are invited to participate in the 2017 winding of the May Pole at May Fete, May 10th & 11th. Parent/guardian permission required as well as attendance to all practices & both May Fete performances. Part of All Schools Day. Submit your entry at www.allschoolsday.com, send email to mayfete@allschoolsday.com or call Kathy Hawkinson, 620-755-2445 with questions.

McPherson County Historical Society- 2:00 p.m. at McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Program by Bethany College history professor, Dr. Thomas Jorsch, speaking about the student project on Lindsborg’s involvement in W.W.I. All are welcome. For information, 620-241-0604.

 

Wednesday, April 5th

Applied Lesson Recital- 4:00 p.m. in Greer Auditorium at Central Christian College, 1200 S. Main. Performances by students involved in applied lessons; including bass, guitar, voice, piano, trumpet, trombone and horn students. Free admission.

Retaining Good Employees- 8:30-10:00 a.m. at The Well, 101 N. Main (back room). McPherson Chamber of Commerce presents this workshop with Mike Henke. Through this interactive workshop you will learn how to motivate employees, build a strong team, attract and retain the best talent. $10 per person for Chamber members, $15 for non-members. RSVP by March 31st to chamber@mcphersonks.org or call 620-241-3303.

 

Thursday, April 6th

Poverty Simulation- 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Smoky Valley High School, 1 Viking Blvd. in Lindsborg. Circles of McPherson County is offering this unique opportunity to experience poverty and learn more about the challenges of daily life in poverty. Discussion following. 620-241-9011.

 

Friday, April 7th

Free Preschool Screening- 8:30-11:00 a.m. in Galva. Birth to age 5. Sponsored by McPherson County Special Education Cooperative. 620-241-9590 for an appointment.

Lindsborg Jazz Walk- 7:00-10:00 p.m. in downtown Lindsborg. Featuring Kansas City percussionists and Bethany graduate, Brandon Draper. The walk will feature different styles of jazz at different locations on Main St. Part of the Messiah Festival of the Arts. For information, 785-227-8229 ext. 8235 or www.messiahfestival.org.

First Friday’s MC @ The Cedars- 2:00 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Dr. "Moment by Moment: The Flash Memoir" by Dr. Kim Stanley. Free educational opportunity from McPherson College and The Cedars. For questions, contact Monica Rice in the Alumni Office, ricem@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0432.

 

Saturday, April 8th

Eggnormous- 10:00 a.m. at New Hope Church, 501 Wickersham Dr. Easter Egg Hunt & family activities.

 

Sunday, April 9th

Take 6 Concert- 3:00 p.m. in Presser Auditorium on Bethany College campus, 335 E. Swensson St., Lindsborg. Jazz vocal a cappella group performing for part of Messiah Festival of the Arts. Tickets on sale www.messiahfestival.org or call 785-227-8229 ext. 8235.

 

Monday, April 10th

Theatre Improv Workshop- 6:30 p.m. in Pearson Chapel of Performing Arts at Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson St., Lindsborg. Free and open to the public. Part of the Messiah Festival of the Arts. For information, 785-227-8229 ext. 8235 or www.messiahfestival.org. Page 4 of 13

 

Wednesday, April 12th

Applied Lesson Recital- 4:00 p.m. in Greer Auditorium at Central Christian College, 1200 S. Main. Performances by students involved in applied lessons; including bass, guitar, voice, piano, trumpet, trombone and horn students. Free admission.

 

Thursday, April 13th

Brush Up Mac Applications Due- The McPherson Housing Coalition is seeking donations, volunteers and homeowners who need their help. Today is the deadline for volunteer and homeowner applications. Brush Up Mac helps the elderly, disabled and low income homeowners with projects such as yard work, minor home repairs and debris removal. Brush Up Mac is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, with a rain date of Saturday, May 6. Applications may be picked up at McPherson Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main and need to be returned to McPherson Housing Coalition, 1826 14th Ave. For information, 620-241-7828 ext.12.

 

Friday, April 14th

J.S. Bach’s "Passion According to St. Matthew"- 7:30 p.m. in Presser Auditorium at Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson St., Lindsborg. Historic performance by the Bethany Oratorio Society. Part of the Messiah Festival of the Arts. For information, 785-227-8229 ext. 8235 or www.messiahfestival.org.

Travis Kinast Family Fundraiser Drawing- Winners will be drawn today! The Kinast family home was destroyed in the recent fires surrounding Hutchinson, get your tickets to participate in the raffle fundraiser with 100% of ticket sales donated to the Kinast’s. Tickets are $20 each, buy 5 get one free. Prizes include Jim Bowie Green Mountain Grill with WiFi and one bag of pellets, Diamond Back AR-15 and Vizio 43" LED HDTV. Tickets may be purchased at Hedlund Electric, 1201 S. Main.

 

Saturday, April 15th

Instameet- 12:00 p.m. at Sundstrom Conference Center, 102 N. Main in Lindsborg. National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson will give a seminar on "The Secrets of iPhone Travel Photography." Limited space available. Learn why there is #NoPlaceLikeKS and about the current contest using the hashtag. Information and registration at www.travelks.com.

Easter Egg Hunt- 11:00 a.m. at Grant Complex Soccer Field, 1632 N. Main. Ages 0-8. Sponsored by McPherson Optimist Club.

??Inman Recreation’s Easter Egg Hunt- **time at Inman Wellness Center, 404 S. Main, Inman.

??Children’s Easter Egg Hunt- **time in Marquette at the American Legion building and park. Children 1-8 years receive numbers and hunt downtown businesses.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt- Noon at Swensson Park in Lindsborg. Ages 1-10 years old.

 

Sunday, April 16th

Handel’s "Messiah"- 3:00 p.m. in Presser Auditorium at Bethany College, 335 E. Swensson St., Lindsborg. Historic performance by the Bethany Oratorio Society. Foundational event of the Messiah Festival of the Arts. For information, 785-227-8229 ext. 8235 or www.messiahfestival.org.

 

Wednesday, April 19th

Applied Lesson Recital- 4:00 p.m. in Greer Auditorium at Central Christian College, 1200 S. Main. Performances by students involved in applied lessons. Performers include bass, guitar, voice, piano, trumpet, trombone and horn students. Free admission. Page 5 of 13

 

Thursday, April 20th

??Family Night- 5:00-6:30 p.m. at American Legion, 401 N. Main. This month will benefit **. Hamburger, fries, drink and dessert for $5.00. To-Go boxes available. Tickets at***.

 

Thursday, April 20th-Saturday, April 22nd

"Love and Information"- 7:30 p.m. in Mingenback Theatre at McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid. McPherson College’s final theater performance of the 2016-2017 season. For information and reservations, 620-242-0444, theatre@mcpherson.edu or http://www.mcpherson.edu/event/love-and-information/.

 

Saturday, April 22nd

A Band Called Honalee- 7:30 p.m. at McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Modern day folk trio inspired by the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary. Contact McPherson Opera House for tickets, 620-241-1952 or www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.

27th Annual Inman Area Classic Car Show- Registration 8:00 a.m. Show 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Main St., Inman. Classes for cars, tractors and motorcycles. For information, 620-664-1711.

 

Monday, April 24th

Kindergarten Roundup- 6:30 p.m. at all four McPherson Elementary Schools. Parents are encouraged to attend if they are considering enrolling their child in kindergarten next fall. A child is eligible to attend kindergarten if he or she will be five years old on or before August 31. Parents are asked not to bring children other than their future kindergartener. Contact your neighborhood school for information.

 

Tuesday, April 25th

Taco Tuesday- 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 N. Elm. 10th Semi-Annual fundraiser for Mt. Hope Sanctuary. Tacos, nachos, taco salad, burritos, homemade desserts and drinks for free will donation. To go boxes available and Bake sale. To serve, donate baked goods or be a sponsor visit www.mthopesanctuary.org or call Jana at 620-755-3157.

 

Thursday, April 27th

YP MAC April Mingle- 5:30 p.m. at Stupka Chiropractic, 114 W. Euclid. Find a co-worker or friends & join for some adult conversation & beverages. No cost to attend.

 

Friday, April 28th-Sunday, April 30th

Central Kansas Pre Season Shootout- Red Dirt Sports and Central Kansas Shootout Softball 2017 USSSA Fastpitch tournament at Wall Park Sports Complex. A/B/C 10U/12U. Information at www.facebook.com/RedDirtSportsTournaments/, email reddirtsports@yahoo.com, call or text 405-574-5436 or 620-755-3709.

 

Saturday, April 29th

Brush Up Mac- Project of the McPherson Housing Coalition to help the elderly, disabled and low income homeowners with projects such as yard work, minor home repairs and debris removal. Rain date of Saturday, May 6. Applications may be picked up at McPherson Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main and need to be returned by Thursday, April 13 to McPherson Housing Coalition, 1826 14th Ave. For information, 620-241-7828 ext.12.

3rd Annual Clutch The Future: An Evening of Possibilities- 7:00 p.m. at McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Proceeds benefit MCDS and Circles of McPherson County, tickets available from each organization or at www.clutchthefuture.org.

??Moundridge Citywide Garage Sales- *times

??Lindsborg In Bloom- *times 1960’s themed festival with family-friendly events, costume contests and shopping. Page 6 of 13

 

Sunday, April 30th

Chamber Music- 2:00 p.m. at Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, 401 N. First St., Lindsborg. Featuring Bethany faculty member Dr. Lillian Green on viola.

Concert Choir Home Tour Concert- 3:00 p.m. at McPherson Free Methodist Church, 1010 S. Maple. Central Christian College Choirs will present repertoire performed on the choir tour to the North Central part of the country. Free admission.

 

Tuesday, May 2nd

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

 

Wednesday, May 3rd

Applied Lesson Recital- 4:00 p.m. in Greer Auditorium at Central Christian College, 1200 S. Main. Performances by students involved in applied lessons; including bass, guitar, voice, piano, trumpet, trombone and horn students. Free admission.

 

Friday, May 5th

Free Preschool Screening- 8:30-11:00 a.m. in McPherson. Birth to age 5. Sponsored by McPherson County Special Education Cooperative. 620-241-9590 for an appointment.

First Friday’s MC @ The Cedars- 2:00 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Dr. "My Hobbies" by Dr. Shane Kirchner. Free educational opportunity from McPherson College and The Cedars. For questions, contact Monica Rice in the Alumni Office, ricem@mcpherson.edu or 620-242-0432.

 

Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th

McPherson College Annual Motoring Festival- Cruise-In Friday at 6:00 p.m. 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. Registration discounted before April 15. 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. Adult $7, Child/Adult $4.

 

Friday, May 5th-Sunday, May 7th

McPherson Gem and Mineral Club 25th Annual Show and Sale- 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday, at 4-H Building, 710 W. Woodside. Vendors, door prizes, concessions & specimen identification. Free admission. For information call Kim Vasper, 620-755-5415 or Brett Whitenack, 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. Information at www.facebook.com/RedDirtSportsTournaments/, email reddirtsports@yahoo.com, call or text 405-574-5436 or 620-755-3709.

 

Saturday, May 6th

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, call 620-242-0400 or email admiss@mcpherson.edu for information.

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.

??Tour de Trails- 4 or 8 mile run or 2 mile walk. Central Kansas Conservancy. Page 7 of 13

??Inman Citywide Garage Sales- *times.

 

Saturday, May 6th and Sunday, May 7th

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.

 

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. at The Warehouse at Central Christian College, 1200 S. Main. Free admission.

 

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.

 

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 p.m. Co-Mingle with YP Salina at the Stuga, 119 S. Main in Lindsborg. Find a co-worker or friends & join for some adult conversation & beverages. No cost to attend.

??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

??ASD Pre Parade Sale- *times. McPherson Main Street.

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

Men in Harmony- Festival of Tones- 7:30 p.m. at McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Contact McPherson Opera House for tickets or information, 620-241-1952 or www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.

 

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.

Monday, May 15th

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

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