CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

Community Calendar of Events

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McPHERSON EXHIBITS

McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Museum hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-12 noon & 1 p.m.5 p.m. / Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Don’t miss the McPherson Globe Refiners exhibit documenting the first gold medal basketball team awarded in Olympic history and the Museum’s permanent “hands-on” model train exhibit. 620-241-8464.

McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin, 620-245-2570. Library hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. / Friday: 9 a.m.6 p.m. / Saturday: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. / Sunday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. July 1st through September 24th you can enjoy the Library’s new exhibit “Wind & Spirit: Mixed Media by Kerry Rayl.

One Door North, The Gallery of The Clayworks, 107 N. Main. 620-504-6550 An entrepreneurial creation of Disability Supports of the Great Plains, offering individuals with disabilities the chance to explore their own unique creativity and artistic expression using different media – such as clay, painting, and drawing.

OTHER AREA EXHIBITS

Canton Stars and Stripes Military Museum, 104 W. Allen, in Canton. Exhibits include memorabilia from all military branches. Open for all Military and Patriotic Holidays or by appointment. 620-628-4484

Galva Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, in Galva. Documenting Galva’s history as well as surrounding country schools, displays of past businesses, and information regarding the Cherokee and Santa Fe Trail. Hours: 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, in Inman. Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., or by appointment. 620-585-6756 or 620-585-6477. The museum has a life-size village square with six buildings constructed with 100-year-old materials, a restored train deport complete with a caboose, and a full early prairie homestead. www.inmanmuseum.com.

Kansas Motorcycle Museum, 120 N. Washington, in Marquette. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.785-546-2449 or www.ksmotorcyclemuseum.org. Three galleries that are home to over 100 vintage and rare motorcycles of various makes and models, motorcycle racing memorabilia, photos, clothing, trophies, and posters.

THE McPHERSON COUNTY OLD MILL MUSEUM IS NOW THE LINDSBORG OLD MILL & SWEDISH HERITAGE
MUSEUM. THE NAME CHANGE IS THE ONLY CHANGE IN THE ENTRY.

Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, 120 Mill St., in Lindsborg. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and County holidays. For more information go online to www.mcphersoncountyks.us/20/Old-Mill-Museum. 785-227-3595

Birger Sandzén Art Gallery- 401 N. First St., in Lindsborg. 785-227-2220. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. To view online work from Sandzén’s early, middle, or later years or to see selections from the gallery’s other collections visit their website at www.sandzen.org

The Cole House, 405 E. Cole St. in Moundridge. Tours are available by calling 620-345-2427. Be sure to also visit the Moundridge Depot Museum, which is also open by appointment only for tours.

2021 EVENTS CALENDAR

Saturday, August 14th
6th Annual BBQ Competition- 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. in the 100 block of South Main in Lindsborg. Then at 6 p.m. enjoy a pulled pork sandwich meal downtown or do a cash-and-carry. All entry fees and meal sales will benefit the Smoky Valley After Prom.

Mud Volleyball- 8 a.m. at the Wolverine Sports Complex, 310 Harold St. in Marquette. For more information go online to marquettekschamber.com

Fall Wildflower & Bison Tours- at 8 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. Take a tram ride and enjoy Fall wildflowers and see close-up spring bison calves romping on one of Kansas’s last remaining Native
Prairies. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email your reservation to [email protected]
For more information and cost, go to the event tab on the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at https://www.maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Antique Tractor Pull & Show- 2079 Industrial Lane, Galva (enter from Hwy. 56 & 21st Avenue). Antique Tractor Show at 9
a.m. Antique Tractor Pull at 1 p.m. Free admission. Bring your lawn chairs! Food Trucks available on the Pull grounds. Band at 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

Pups Night at the Pool- in Moundridge, hosted by the Moundridge Recreation Commission. This is a chance to bring your
four-legged friends for a plunge in the pool! 620-345-2608

Concerts for a Cause 2021 – Back to School Bash- Concert starts at 7 p.m. at 214 E. Euclid, featuring music by Kyle Killgorg. Free and open to the public. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets, sit back, and enjoy some great music. Sponsored by McPherson CVB, Hopp’s Sound, and Ellene McKean Realtors & Associates.

Lindsborg Street Dance- 8 p.m.-11 p.m. in the 100 block of South Main Street in Lindsborg. Enjoy the sweet sounds of King Midas & the Muflers! Bring the family, your lawn chair, and get ready to dance the night away at Lindsborg’s Annual Street Dance!

Tuesday, August 17th
Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Thursday, August 19th
Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Family Night- 5 p.m. McPherson American Legion, 401 N. Main. Come get a hamburger, fries, drink and dessert for the low price of $5.

Thursday, August 19th – Saturday, August 21st
Fall Open House- in McPherson. Individual store hours. Check out fall merchandise as you gather gift ideas for your family and back-to-school bargains. Citywide!

Friday, August 20th
Draws for Paws- 4 p.m.-9 p.m. at Three Rings Brewery, 536 S. Hwy. 81 Bypass. Benefit for the McPherson County Humane Society (MCHS). 50/50 Cash Raffle. Food from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Live music from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. $1 from every beer sold will benefit to MCHS.

Community Water Fight- 5:30 p.m. in Swensson Park, in the 400 block of North Main in Lindsborg. Bring your super soaker and join the Lindsborg Fire Department for an evening of back-to-school fun! Free hot dogs will be provided by People’s Bank and Trust.

Saturday, August 21st
Southern Gospel Saturday Night- Concert at 5 p.m. at Elyria Christian School, 1644 Comanche Rd. Enjoy gospel music by the Liberty Quartet and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. Doors open at 4 p.m. with a hamburger or hotdog meal available for purchase. A love offering will be received to benefit Elyria Christian School.

Sunday, August 22nd
Ice Cream Social Fundraiser- 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at New Gottland Evangelical Covenant Church, 1700 Pawnee Road.
Homemade ice cream, cookies, and brownies! Proceeds will go to the McPherson Housing Coalition Oak Harbor Cottages.

Tuesday, August 24th
Kick Off Event for McPherson Area MOMS- 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at 1106 N. Hospital Dr. An opportunity to meet other moms, let the kids enjoy playing, and learn more about the group. For more information visit the McPherson Area MOMS Facebook page.

Wednesday, August 25th
Walk With a Doc (Lindsborg Chapter)- 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Lindsborg Community Hospital. Meeting place is Riverside Park, 502 S. 1st St. in Lindsborg. No fees. All are welcome. A “walk at your own pace” event. The walk will begin with a short health talk.

Saturday, August 28th

NEW INFORMATION FOR THE “OLD EMPIRE DAYS” EVENT ON AUGUST 28. PLEASE USE THE ENTRY BELOW
THE LINED OUT ENTRY.

Old Empire Days- in Galva. Events throughout the day. At the Galva Fire Station (300 S. Main): at 1 p.m.- Infantry Soldier of the 1860s – Rex Abrahams / at 3 p.m.- Reception for the 1996 Boys Baseball State Championship Team. Visit the Galva, KS Old Empire Days Facebook page for updates.

Old Empire Days- in Galva. Car Show- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Face Painting, Carnival Games, Inflatables, Live Music, Dunk Tank, Raffles, Fireworks Display, and much, much more!. Events throughout the day. At the Galva Fire Station (300 S. Main): at 1 p.m.- Infantry Soldier of the 1860s – Rex Abrahams / at 3 p.m.- Reception for the 1996 Boys Baseball State Championship Team. Visit the Galva, KS Old Empire Days Facebook page for updates.

Marquette Meltdown- 8:30 a.m. at Quivira Disc Golf Course, 310 Harold St. in Marquette. To pre-register go to the Marquette Meltdown Facebook page.

Phillips Motor Sports & Old Farts Drag Main Car Show- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 102 S. Main in Galva. Free Entry. Door Prizes. Trophies. 50/50 Drawing.

4th Annual Bluestem PACE 5K Race Run/Walk– 9 a.m. at Bluestem PACE, 113 S. Ash. Register at www.bluestemks.org/events. Early Bird Registration is $30 through June 30th, beginning July 1st it will be $35. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Bluestem PACE Good Neighbor Fund. For event updates visit the Bluestem PACE Facebook page or their website.

Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Sunday, August 29th
Trail Ride- 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. Riders must furnish their own horses. Full or half day ride. Lunch provided by the Friends group. Reservations required by emailing [email protected] For more information go online to the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website.

Tuesday, August 31st
Kansans Can Success Tour- 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Part of a 50-city event which will facilitate community conversations gathering feedback on the State’s vision for K-12 education. Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Deputy Commissioner Dr. Brad Neuenswander will share success stories, as well as challenges, discuss the Kansans Can School Redesign Project, answer questions, and gather information. Learn more by going to the Kansas State Dept. of Education website at www.ksde.org
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Wednesday, September 1st
Afterschool Art- On Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. hosted by McPherson Recreation Commission at Lincoln Elementary School in Art Room 203 (Door #4). Ages: Pre K-5th Grade. First class is on September 1st. Monthly registration is required. Register in person at 220 N. Walnut (620-241-0363) or online at www.mcphersonrecreationcommission.org

Thursday, September 2nd
Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Friday, September 3rd
First Friday MC at The Cedars- 3 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Drive. The topic that will be
discussed by guest speaker Kelsy Gossett Dennis is “Power & Identity in Photography.”

Saturday, September 4th
Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Kelley Hunt Outdoor Concert- at the Moundridge High School Football Stadium, 526 E. Cole. Hosted by the Moundridge
Arts Council.

Tuesday, September 7th
Fall Adult Art- 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Deerfield Clubhouse, 816 Clubhouse Dr. $25 per person. Register online at
mcphersonrecreationcommision.org or in person at the MRC at 220 N. Walnut. 620-241-0363

Saturday, September 11th
McPherson Firemen’s Benefit Car Show- 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the McPherson Water Park Parking Lot, 511 N. Lakeside Dr. The Firemen’s Benefits Association will be holding its first annual car show. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Firemen’s Benefit Fund.

Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th
McPherson Cyclocross- at Wall Park, 403 South Park Street. McPherson Cyclocross is a USA Cycling sanctioned bicycle race format that involves riding off-road and also utilize obstacles (natural or man-made) to cause riders to dismount and run with their bikes. For more information or to register go online to https://www.bikereg.com/mcphersoncyclocross

Sunday, September 12th
YP MAC Annual Golf Tournament- 9 a.m. – Turkey Creek Golf Course, 1000 Fox Run Road. Hosted by YP Mac, the tournament is a 4-person scramble that includes 18 holes, 2 drinks, a meal, and prizes! For more information or to get registered email [email protected]

Sunday, September 12th and Monday, September 13th
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour- 7 p.m. each night at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Two nights – two different shows! More information visit the Rendezvous Adventure Outfitters Facebook page. * * (8/11)

Thursday, September 16th
Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Saturday, September 18th
4th Annual Cattyshack Golf Tournament- 8 a.m. at Turkey Creek Golf Course, 1000 Fox Run Road. 4-person scramble.
Player registration: [email protected] Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle. Drawing held at the close of the tournament. Need not be present to win. All proceeds from event will benefit the McPherson County Humane Society.

Meadowlark Trail Sunrise Sprint- 8 a.m.-12 noon, 1300 Moccasin Road. Hosted by Central Kansas Trails. Events start at
8 a.m. 4-mile & 8-mile run / 45-50 mile bike ride / 2-mile fun run/walk. Registration information will be available on the
Meadowlark Trail Sunrise Sprint Facebook page.

Monday, September 20th
The Lettermen- 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Tickets available on the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or call the box office at 620-241-1952.
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Tuesday, September 21st
Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Thursday, September 23rd
McPherson Community First Responder’s Night- 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lakeside Park, 500 W. Lakeside Drive. Hosted by the McPherson Police Department. Tour the helicopter, ambulance, and fire engines. There will be drone and K-9 demonstrations, information on Child Safety Identification Kits, a dunk tank, bounce house, and free food!

Saturday, September 25th
17th Annual Thunder on the Smoky Motorcycle Rally- in Marquette. Event will kick off with a Flag Parade at 10 a.m. Mark your calendar! For more information regarding times and events, visit the Thunder on the Smoky Facebook page or the Marquette Chamber website.

Suicide Prevention & Resource Awareness Community Walk- 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Wall Park, 401 S. Park. An event to honor those who have been lost to suicide. There will also be service provider booths, regarding local resources, available for those who may need them.

Canton Fall Market- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the McPherson County Fairgrounds, 1514 27th Ave. in Canton. There will a fabulous variety of fun and friendly vendors. Don’t miss out on the Canton Days Medallion Hunt, and Treasure in the Haystack Hunt for Kids! Visit Canton Fall Market Facebook page for updates on vendors and activities!

Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Sunday, September 26th
4th Annual Central Kansas Fall Classic- at Wall Park Sports Complex, 500 S. Maxwell and Grant Sports Complex, 1632 N. Main. Divisions: 14U, 16/18 High School. For updates go to the Kansas Kids Sports Facebook page.

Friday, October 1st and Saturday, October 2nd
Homecoming Weekend- on the Central Christian College campus, 1200 S. Main. Registration in the Wesley Black Fine
Arts Center on October 1st: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. / October 2nd 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Class Reunions, Dalke Drive Dedication, Tiger’s
Baseball Fall World Series, CCCK Family Cookout, Spirit Week Celebration & Coronation, Late Night Madness featuring
Men & Women’s Basketball, and Dinner Under the Tent. More information available at
www.centralchristian.edu/alumni/homecoming/

Kansas Barn Sale- at Lakeside Park, 500 W. Lakeside Drive. Open 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. An art & antique show with antiques, vintage, repurposed items, artisan goods, and delicious food. Vendors from across the Midwest. Check Kansas Barn Sale Facebook page for updates!

Friday, October 1st – Sunday, October 3rd
Mountain Man Fall Rendezvous- at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. Hours for the event are: Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / Sunday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website or email [email protected]

Homecoming Weekend- on McPherson College campus, 1600 E. Euclid. All Classes Reunion, Tennis Court Dedication, Library 50th +1 Anniversary & Open House, Football & Volleyball games, and a Pancake Feed. Activities begin October 1st at 12 noon and on October 2nd at 8:30 a.m. A complete schedule of events and registration will be available in September at www.mcpherson.edu/homecoming

Saturday, October 2nd
KKS Fall State Championship- at Wall Park Sports Complex, 500 S. Maxwell and Grant Sports Complex, 1632 N. Main. Divisions: 10U / 12U. For updates go to the Kansas Kids Sports Facebook page.

Sidewalk Chalk Competition- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 300 N. Main. Hosted by The Pink Flamingo and the McPherson Convention &
Visitors Bureau.

Burnin’ Down Main Cook-Off- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Downtown Plaza in McPherson. Soup & Chili Cook-Off. Entries open in September to anyone who wants to win great cash prizes. $5 sampling wristbands sold to public who vote for favorites. Live music and family fun! Organized by McPherson Main Street. Sponsored by People’s Bank & Trust.

Sunday, October 3rd
KKS Fall State Championship- at Wall Park Sports Complex, 500 S. Maxwell and Grant Sports Complex, 1632 N. Main. Divisions: 14U and 16/18 HS. For updates go to the Kansas Kids Sports Facebook page.

Friday, October 8th
Friday MC at The Cedars- 3 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Drive. The topic that will be discussed
by guest speaker Dr. Norm Hope is “Stewardship: A Biblical Approach to Management.”

Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th
Svensk Hyllningsfest- in Downtown Lindsborg. A community-wide festival, complete with art & crafts, special foods, ethnic music, and Swedish folk dancers. The Hungry Vikings Food Court will be open Friday- 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday- 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the corner of Main Street & Grant Street. The Grand Parade will be Saturday at 10 a.m. For a complete festival schedule of activities, visit www.svenskhyllningsfest.org.

Saturday, October 9th
2021 Coronado Heights Run- 121 S. Main in Lindsborg. Organized by Smoky Valley Athletic Foundation. Registration: 6
a.m. 2-Mile Walk starts at 7:15 a.m. 15K & 5K Run starts at 7:30 a.m. 1-Mile Youth Fun Run (ages 5-14) starts at 8:30 a.m. Information, registration, and fees are available online at https://www.active.com/lindsborg-ks/running/distancerunning/coronado-heights-run-2021
24th Annual Scout Golf Tournament- at McPherson Country Club, 1396 Pioneer Rd. 18 hole, 4-person scramble. Check In at 7:30 a.m. Tee Off – Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to enter a team go to Troop 130 McPherson, KS Facebook page.

Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Sunday, October 10th
3rd Annual Independent Team Fall Brawl- at Wall Park Sports Complex, 500 S. Maxwell and Grant Sports Complex, 1632 N. Main. Divisions: 14U, 16/18 HS. For updates go to the Kansas Kids Sports Facebook page.

Falun Classic Bicycle Ride- 1:30 p.m. Ride will start and end in Swensson Park, 400 N. Main in Lindsborg. A 32-mile loop through Smoky Valley and the town of Falun on paved roads. Watch the McPherson Area Cyclists Facebook page for more information.

Thursday, October 14th & Friday, October 15th
Haunted House- Located next door to the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas.

Saturday, October 16th
Second Annual Painting with Hope Fundraiser- 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House Ballroom, 219 S. Main. Create a fun canvas artwork to take home. For more information about the event visit Mt. Hope Sanctuary’s Facebook page or call 620-241-1993. All proceeds will help support the mission of Mt. Hope Sanctuary.

Monday, October 18th
Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Wednesday, October 20th
Public Tram Tour- 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A forty-five minute tour of the
Kansas prairie. Reservations required three days prior to the event. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com Friday, October 22nd & Saturday, October 23rd
Haunted House- Located next door to the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas.

Sunday, October 24th
Trail Ride- 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. Riders must furnish their own horses. Trail ride begins at 10 a.m. Full or half day ride. Lunch provided by the Friends group. Reservations required. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information and cost, go to the event tab on the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

Thursday, October 28th
Trick or Treat Main Street- 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (or until candy runs out!) In Downtown McPherson. Trick or Treat with McPherson merchants up and down Main Street. All businesses are welcome to participate.

Friday, October 29th – Sunday, October 31st
Haunted House- Located next door to the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas.

Saturday, October 30th
Neewollah Bat (COVID-19) Buster Finale at Wall Park Sports Complex, 500 S. Maxwell and Grant Sports Complex, 1632 N. Main. Divisions: 10U, 12U, 14U, 16/18 HS. For updates go to the Kansas Kids Sports Facebook page.

Monday, November 1st – Friday, December 31st
Candy Cane Cash!- in McPherson. Shop local to check off your Christmas lists and get registered to win! Shop at participating stores November 1st through December 31st, 2021 and earn points to enter for the Candy Cane Cash. You could win a $1,000 OR $500 in Candy Cane Cash just for shopping locally! A McPherson Chamber of Commerce & McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Thursday, November 4th
Snowball Drop- 5:30 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Adults can catch a numbered “snowball” and win shopping related prizes like coupons and gift cards to encourage shopping locally. Santa will be present to greet the kiddos. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Thursday, November 4th – Saturday, November 6th
Holiday Open House Weekend- Start checking those lists for who’s naughty or nice and get an early start on your Christmas shopping. Sample treats and see what’s new this year at citywide locations. Individual store hours. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Friday, November 5th
First Friday MC at The Cedars- 3 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Drive. The topic that will be
discussed by guest speaker Tony Helfrich is “Bulldog Adventures.”

Saturday, November 6th
Goods to Go Craft & Vendor Show and Foodapalooza- in the Inman Community Building in Inman. Get an early start on your Christmas shopping list! Check out the super fun and crafty items for sale by area crafters and businesses. And don’t miss the opportunity to get something yummy to eat at the food trucks!

Saturday, November 13th
Holiday Open House- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Lindsborg. Start your holiday season with a full day of fun and shopping in Little Sweden USA. Individual store hours.

On the Trail to Your Ancestors!- 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum, 120 E. Mill Street in Lindsborg. An opportunity to learn how to research ancestors that lived during Santa Fe Trail Period and traveled on the trail.

Thursday, November 18th
Girl’s Night Out- 4 p.m.-9 p.m. in McPherson. Mark your calendars for a fun shopping outing with your friends which will include games, prizes, refreshments, and more! Details TBA. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Saturday, November 27th
Shop Small in Mac- Support our local stores as you shop for bargains citywide. Individual store hours.

December 2021
Holiday Movies & Cookies with Santa. Join us for FREE movies at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main, in December. Movie titles TBA. “Cookies with Santa” will be Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings, and Saturday afternoons in December — locations & times TBD. Check Facebook for updates. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

Friday, December 3rd
First Friday MC at The Cedars- 3 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Drive. The topic that will be
discussed by guest speaker Dr. Herb Smith is “Christianity in Ethiopia.”

Saturday, December 4th
Main Street Mini-Main- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. A children’s shopping experience for Pre-K through 5th grade. Elves help kids shop. All items $10 and under. Free gift wrapping. Cookies and more! Volunteers always needed.

Snowflake Parade- in Downtown Lindsborg. The Snowflake Parade is for everyone! Don’t just come and watch! Plan to be a part of the fun! All snowflakes, Christmas bells, snowmen, reindeer, tomtes, and ungle sweater wearers are welcome!

Holiday Open House- at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas.

Jingle Bell Jog 5K – 5 p.m. at Lakeside Park, 510 Lakeside Drive. A fundraiser for Mt. Hope Sanctuary. Light refreshments will be served following the event, in addition to an awards ceremony. For more information about the event visit Mt. Hope Sanctuary’s Facebook page or call 620-241-1993. All proceeds will help support the mission of Mt. Hope Sanctuary.

Sunday, December 5th
Trail Ride- 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. Riders must furnish their own horses. Trail ride begins at 10 a.m. Full or half day ride. Lunch provided by the Friends group. Reservations required. Email reservation to [email protected] For more information and cost, go to the event tab on the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com

“Jultide at Bethany”- 4 p.m. at Presser Hall, 335 E. Swensson St. in Lindsborg. The Bethany College Department of Music will present this special program, which many consider as the beginning of the Christmas season in Lindsborg.

Saturday, December 11th
St. Lucia Festival- The festival begins at 10 a.m. in Downtown Lindsborg with live holiday music. You’ll also enjoy Swedish folk dancing and live Scandinavian music. The processional will go to Bethany Lutheran Church, 320 N. Main in Lindsborg, where the annual St. Lucia is honored with a crown of candles. For more information go to the Visit Lindsborg Facebook page.

Old-Fashioned Christmas- 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Old Mill Museum, 120 E. Mill Street in Lindsborg. Ring in the holiday season with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned prairie Christmas. Enjoy a shepherd sharing the traditional Christmas story in the stable, a guided tour of the Smoky Valley Roller Mills, Santa Claus, kids crafts and cookie decorating. Follow the glowing lanterns from activity to activity in the historic buildings.

Saturday, December 18th
Christmas Cookies with Mrs. Claus- at First Bank Kansas, 118 N. Main in Lindsborg. Stop in and share your Christmas wishes with Mrs. Claus. There will be sugar cookies for the kids to decorate and hot chocolate for all to enjoy!

Saturday, December 25th
Julotta- 5:45 a.m.-7:15 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 320 N. Main Street in Lindsborg. This traditional Swedish Christmas Lutheran service begins at 6 a.m. Come early and enjoy the beautiful sounds of a brass ensemble sending a call to worship at 5:45 a.m. from the bell tower of the beautiful church.

Sunday, December 26th
Annandag Jul- 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 320 N. Main Street in Lindsborg. Experience a traditional Lutheran Church service in Swedish.

2022 EVENTS CALENDAR

Thursday, March 24th
Celtic Angels Ireland- 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music, and song. Tickets can be purchased on

 

 

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