CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS

Community Calendar of Events

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To be included in the Calendar of Community Events and for more info contact the McPherson Chamber of Commerce 241-3303
TO OUR KNOWLEDGE, AND AT THE TIME OF THIS CALENDAR PUBLICATION, THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE AS SCHEDULED:

2021 Events Calendar

Every Sunday, in March
Bingo at the McPherson American Legion, 401 N. Main. The Early Bird Session starts at 2:30 p.m. Regular Games begin at 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 11th
Model-T Exhibit Reception- 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas. A farewell reception for the Model-T Exhibit with a cash bar reception. Guests 21 years of age and older may attend, as drinks will be served. Cover charge: Non-Members: $5 / Members are free. Feel free to dress up as the reception will be vintage themed. Pictures with the cars are encouraged! Short presentation by Chris Paulsen, McPherson College Auto-Restoration Professor.

“Med Instead of Meds”- 6:45 p.m. hosted virtually by K-State Research & Extension FCS Agents. A part of the Family & Consumer Science Program Series. Learn more about Mediterranean diets, which have been shown to promote health and decrease risk of many chronic diseases. Presenter will also share seven simple steps to eating the Med way everyday! For more information or to register for this program you can go online at https://bit.ly/LivingWellTogether-MAR

Friday, March 12th
Registration Deadline for Spring Soccer Academy- McPherson Recreation Commission, 220 N. Walnut. A Spring Soccer Academy for children 3-5 years old and also an Academy with three divisions for K-6th grade students. Students will learn fundamental skills, coached by McPherson College soccer players. Games will be Tuesdays & Thursdays March 23rd-April 22nd at Grant from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Register online at ymca-mrc.org or in person at the MRC. For more information call 620-241-0363.

Saturday, March 13th
Potatoes to Go!- 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at Riverview Estates, 202 S. Washington in Marquette. Hosted by the Riverview Estates Auxiliary. Baked potatoes with toppings, salad, bread, and pie! All packaged in “to go” containers. Pull up into the East Parking Lot at Riverview Estates and they will come take your order and deliver your food to your car. Freewill donations accepted.

Thursday, March 18th
YP MAC March Mingle- 5:30 p.m. hosted by YP MAC. The March Mingle will be at the Ark Antiques & Flea Market, located at 301 S. Main St. Grab a friend and join YP MAC to network and socialize with other young professionals from McPherson County in a relaxed and friendly environment. This is a come and go event.

“Family Meal Times”- 6:45 p.m. hosted virtually by K-State Research & Extension FCS Agents. A part of the Family & Consumer Science Program Series. Learn more about opportunities for family members to come together, strengthen ties, and build better relationships. For more information or to
register for this program you can go online at https://bit.ly/LivingWellTogether-MAR

Friday, March 19th
Spring Family Night- 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School, 900 N. Ash, Door #16. Hosted by the McPherson Recreation Commission. Instructor will be Linsey Morris. Snack and an acrylic paint project are included in the cost of the evening. Space is limited. Masks are required. Register at the MRC, 220 N. Walnut – 620-241-0363.

Saturday, March 20th
Våffeldagen (International Waffle Day) – at 10 a.m. in Downtown Lindsborg. Enjoy hot waffles, waffle-y savories and sweets, waffle games, and waffle photo ops with local residents dressed in waffle costumes!

Virtual Swedish Genealogy Workshop via Zoom- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. hosted by the Old Mill Museum. Four presentations. Presenters are Kathy Meade, Robert Johnson, and Greg Parish. For more information visit the Old Mill Museum Facebook page. You can register on the Old Mill Museum website at www.oldmillmuseum.org Registration limited to 100 attendees.

Sunday, March 21st
Handel’s “Messiah” Dress Rehearsal- 3 p.m.-6 p.m. at Presser Hall, 335 E. Swensson St. in Lindsborg. Student soloists from the Bethany College Department of Music will sing the arias as part of the annual dress rehearsal. The event will be livestreamed. If the COVID situation allows, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event. Watch www.messiahfestival.org for additional information.

Wednesday, March 24th
Pet Fest!- 6:30 p.m. hosted by McPherson Public Library via Zoom. Introduce your pet. Share a favorite story, fave pet nicknames, or tricks your pet can do. A great opportunity to meet other pet owners. Registrations for this adult virtual program are limited. Email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Thursday, March 25th
“Science of Sleep”- 6:45 p.m. hosted virtually by K-State Research & Extension FCS Agents. A part of the Family & Consumer Science Program Series. Your body craves sleep, much like it hungers for food. But what happens to our mind and physical body when we do not get enough of it? Presenters will discuss the science and benefits of sleep. For more information or to register for this program you can go online to: https://bit.ly/LivingWellTogether-MAR

“Container Gardens”A Virtual Master Gardener & Friends Program- 7 p.m. hosted by the K-State Extension Office. Presenter will be Cassie Homan. A Master Gardener & Friends program. For a link to the virtual program, contact the K-State Extension Office at 620-241-1523. Bring your questions!

Tuesday, March 30th
Kindergarten Roundup & Prospective Family Open House- 7 p.m. Elyria Christian School, 1644 Comanche Rd. For questions call 620-241-2994.

Thursday, April 1st – Saturday, April 3rd
Spring Open House- in Downtown McPherson. Check out the spring merchandise, uptown, downtown, and all around town!

Friday, April 2nd
CANCELLED – Bach’s “St. Matthew’s Passion”- 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Bethany College, 335 E Swensson St. in Lindsborg. www.messiahfestival.org

Saturday, April 3rd
Easter Egg Hunt- in Marquette. More information to follow.
The Fantastic Fair Reboot!- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Harmony Christian Church, 1713 Mohawk Road. World’s greatest VBS party and EASTER EGG HUNT! Games, food, prizes! Don’t miss out!

Sunday, April 4th
Handel’s “Messiah”- 3 p.m.-5 p.m. at Presser Hall, 335 E Swensson St. in Lindsborg. The event will be livestreamed. If the COVID situation allows, a limited number of tickets for balcony seating will be available at the door on the day of the event. Watch www.messiahfestival.org for additional information.

Wednesday, April 7th
The Kitchen Window with Anne Kirchner- 6 p.m. via Zoom and hosted by the McPherson Public Library in celebration of National Library Week. A virtual cooking session with the opportunity to bake along in your own kitchen while exploring three delicious cookie recipes. Email your first and last name to [email protected] for a link.

Friday, April 9th
Growth and Development Screening- 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Inman. Birth to age 5. Due to COVID-19, screening might be cancelled and/or change depending on state recommendations. Call the Early Childhood Office for an appointment, 620-241-9590.

Friday, April 9th – Sunday, April 11th
5th District Annual Convention at McPherson Post 24 – 401 N. Main. Convention will involve the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion. More information to follow.

Saturday, April 17th and Sunday, April 18th
Central Kansas Spring Classic- at Wall Park Sports Complex and Grant Sports Complex, 500 S. Maxwell and Grant Sports Complex, 1632 N. Main. Divisions: 10U, 12U, 14U. For updates go to the Kansas Kids Sports Facebook page.

Thursday, April 22nd
“Rain Gardens”- A Virtual Master Gardener & Friends Program- 7 p.m. hosted by the K-State Extension Office. Presenter will be Sarah Graber. A Master Gardener & Friends program. For a link to the virtual program, contact the K-State Extension Office at 620-241-1523. Bring your questions!

Friday, April 23rd and Saturday, April 24th Saturday, April 24th
Community Wide Garage Sale- city wide in Moundridge. Mark your calendar!
Brush Up Mac- 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Hosted by the McPherson Housing Coalition. This event to lends assistance to seniors, veterans, and single parent homeowners. Volunteers needed to help clean up yard debris, make small home repairs, construct wheelchair ramps, and complete small painting projects. More information to come.

McPHERSON EXHIBITS
McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Museum hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-12 noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. / Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Be sure to visit the McPherson Globe Refiners exhibit which documents the first gold medal basketball team awarded in Olympic history and train enthusiasts will want to check out the fabulous hands-on model train exhibit. Visit the museum’s website at mcphersonmuseum.com/virtual-tour for a peek at some of the exhibits. 620-241-8464.

McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin, 620-245-2570. Library hours are: Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. / Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. / Saturday: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. / Sunday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

The current exhibit at the library features watercolors and is titled “I Noticed, Visual Stories by Susan Bartel.” Be sure to visit the library website to discover all the services they have available, including their streaming service which features movies, television, concerts, as well as education courses.

One Door North, The Gallery of The Clayworks, 107 N. Main. 620-504-6550 An entrepreneurial creation of Disability Supports of the Great Plains, this studio offers individuals with disabilities the chance to explore their own unique creativity and artistic expression. Clayworks artists work with different media – clay, painting, and drawing and are guided by professional art educators and staff. Clayworks artists strive to produce a product worthy of value and an act of self-expression.

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 with old newspapers, photos, exhibits, school records from Galva Public School as well as surrounding country schools, displays of past businesses, plus 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. At the Inman Museum you’ll discover the story of the Inman community beginning in 1887. 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. To learn more about the Inman Museum, and for a peek at some of the exhibits they currently have, go online to 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. The museum’s three galleries are home to over 100 vintage and rare motorcycles of various makes and models. You’ll also find motorcycle racing memorabilia, photos, clothing, trophies, and posters. Due to COVID-19, please call ahead to confirm museum is open.

McPherson County Old Mill Museum, 120 Mill St., in Lindsborg. The museum preserves the early heritage of McPherson County with an emphasis on the period from 1870-1910. Their archives are also very helpful for those researching ancestors who lived in McPherson County. Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays and County holidays. For more information visit their website at 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. Born in Sweden, Sandzén was a prolific painter and printmaker, completing more than 2600 oil paintings and 500 watercolors in his lifetime. A special comprehensive collection of works by Birger Sandzén will be exhibited January 17th – March 7th to commemorate the artist’s 150th birthday. 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. The first house located in what is now Moundridge, began as a two-room two story house with a lean-to kitchen in 1875. Tours of the Cole House are available, during which you’ll hear stories and experience the history of one family in Moundridge. For more information call 620-345-2427.

Be sure to also visit the Moundridge Depot Museum. During the late 1800s the Depot had four trains come through a day bringing passengers, mail, and freight and was a center of activity in Moundridge. The Moundridge Depot Museum is open by appointment only for tours.

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