McPherson Community Calendar of Events

McPherson Community Events

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McPHERSON EXHIBITS

McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Museum hours: Monday-Friday: 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. The detailed artistry of the McPherson Quilt Guild is now on exhibit in the library gallery through the month of January. The show, titled “Snipped, Ripped and Passed,” is a collection of quilts created with patriotic fabric samples that were shared between members of the guild.

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.

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.

2022 EVENTS CALENDAR

Friday, January 21st and Saturday, January 22nd
Model T Ford Winter Clinic- at McPherson College / Templeton Hall, 305 N. Baer. The clinic will be focused on maintenance and driving upkeep of your car. The meet & greet on Friday evening is at 5 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in McPherson. On Saturday the doors will open for registration at 8 a.m. at Templeton Hall. Cost $5. The 9 a.m. session is entitled “Model T Maintenance.” The 1 p.m. session topics include – “Maintaining Your Paint Finish” and “On the Right Track: Making the Most of the Front Axle.” For more information call Chris Paulsen at 316-648-7887 or email [email protected]

Thursday, January 27th
Real Men Sing Concert- 2:30 p.m. in Presser Hall Auditorium on the Bethany College campus, 335 E. Swensson in Lindsborg. Young men, from 5th-12th grades, will be performing representing middle and high schools from across the state of Kansas. In previous year’s events, students from 38 different middle and high school participated. This is a free concert.

Master Gardeners & Friends Program – “Trees”- 7 p.m. at the McPherson County Extension meeting room, 600 W. Woodside. Topics covered by featured speaker Kody Kramer, McPherson Arborist, will include: the correct time and proper technique in pruning & trimming of trees, tree diseases & insect damage, and how to keep trees living a long, healthy life.

Thursday, January 27th – Saturday, January 29th
McPherson High School Girls Varsity Invitational Basketball Tournament- McPherson High School, 801 E. First. Games for this 27th Annual Mid-America Classic will be played at The Roundhouse starting at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Saturday games begin at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, January 28th
“White Rabbit/Red Rabbit”- 7:30 p.m. at McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid in Mingenback Theatre. A unique one night only performance! The actor will receive a script in a sealed envelope for the first time on stage on opening night. What follows is a unique journey for the actor and the audience that is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Alum and Department Chair, Jd Bowman will be performing the script he receives that evening. For updates regarding tickets, visit the college website at www.mcpherson.edu/programs/theatre/season/

Saturday, January 29th
Swedish Luau- 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Lindsborg. Drag out that favorite, loud Hawaiian shirt, grab a lei, and you’re set to go! Enjoy a round or two of lutefisk limbo, show off your speed at the Swedish meatball races, or join the “Conga Line” tour through Lindsborg’s favorite restaurants and drinking establishments! Shake off the winter blues at the Swedish Luau!

Friday, February 4th
McPherson County Development Screening- 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Moundridge Elementary, 207 S. Drucilla Ave. in Moundridge. Birth to age 5. Screenings are by appointment only and need to be scheduled 24 hours prior to screening. Call the Early Childhood Center for an appointment, 620-241-9590 or visit their website at www.418earlychildhood.weebly.com to complete a screening informational sheet.

First Friday MC at The Cedars- 3 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Drive. Featured speaker is Dr. Amanda Yamasaki. The title of her presentation is “Stem Cell Biology.” Guests are welcome to attend this free seminar series. No registration is required for attendance.

 

Monday, February 7th
McPherson Chamber of Commerce Annual Farm Forum- 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Kansas. The guest speaker will be Rick McNary, creator of Shop Kansas Farms. The McPherson County 2021 Farm Family of the Year and 2021 Friend of Agriculture will also be recognized at that time. Tickets are required to attend. Visit the Chamber’s Facebook page or website for updates.

Saturday, February 12th
Chocolate Lovers Prom Night- 7 p.m. at the J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center, 102 N. Main in Lindsborg. The Lindsborg Arts Council is hosting its 28th Annual Chocolate Lover’s Affair & Art Auction. Break out that tiara, prom dress, and tux and get ready for some fun! There will be live & silent art auctions, “swoon-worthy” chocolate, and a photo booth. The Arts Council will also be announcing the 2022’s Artist of the Year. Cost: $25. Proceeds from the evening will go toward scholarships for two college bound, high school students who have demonstrated promise in an artistic field.

Selah Concert- 7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. With more than half-a-billion streams, over 4 million albums sold, and 8 GMA Dove Awards to their credit, Selah has earned a reputation for not only delivering compelling new anthems, but also for reviving great hymns of faith with their soaring harmonies and distinctive lead vocals. Tickets can be purchased on the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or call the box office at 620-241-1952.

Tuesday, February 21st
Elyria Christian School’s Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner- 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the McPherson County 4-H Building, 710 W. Woodside. More details to follow!

Thursday, February 24th
Master Gardeners & Friends Program – “Bee Hotels”- 7 p.m. at the McPherson County Extension meeting room, 600 W. Woodside. Guest speaker Katie Schmidt from the Hesston Dyck Arboretum will talk about bee hotels!

Saturday, February 26th and Sunday, February 27th
Auditions for The Little Mermaid- A McPherson Community Theatre production. For more information visit the McPherson Community Theatre Facebook page.

Monday, February 28th
McPherson’s 150th Celebration – Progressive Dinner- 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. The evening will include appetizers at the McPherson Museum (1111 E. Kansas Ave.), dinner at the McPherson Community Building (122 E. Marlin), and dessert at the McPherson Opera House (219 S. Main). Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased at the McPherson Opera House. There will be a limited number of tickets available

Friday, March 4th
First Friday MC at The Cedars- 3 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Drive. Featured speaker is Dr. Bradley Vogel. The title of his presentation is “Capturing Air in a Bottle: Ideas and Composing Music.” Guests are welcome to attend this free seminar. No registration is required for attendance.

Friday, March 4th and Saturday, March 5th
“Gaslight (on Angel Street)”- 7:30 p.m. at McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid in Brown Auditorium. This classic, performed by MC Theatre Department, was last presented at McPherson College in the 1988-1989 Theatre Season. For updates regarding tickets, visit the college website at www.mcpherson.edu/programs/theatre/season/

Thursday, March 24th
Master Gardeners & Friends Program – “Innovative Ways of Gardening”- 7 p.m. at the McPherson County Extension meeting room, 600 W. Woodside. The evening’s guest speakers include Tom Buller from the Douglas County Extension Service and Jeanne Strausz, who will share some innovative ways to garden!

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 the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.

Friday, April 1st
McPherson County Development Screening- 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Inman Elementary, 207 N. Maple in Inman. Birth to age 5. Screenings are by appointment only and need to be scheduled 24 hours prior to screening. Call the Early Childhood Center for an appointment, 620-241-9590 or visit their website at www.418earlychildhood.weebly.com to complete a screening informational sheet.

First Friday MC at The Cedars- 3 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Drive. Featured speaker is Dr. Kirk MacGregor. The title of his presentation is “Middle Knowledge: Theory and Applications.” Guests are welcome to attend this free seminar. No registration is required for attendance.

Saturday, April 16th
2nd Annual Spring Classic Shootout – at Wall Park, 500 S. Maxwell. 3GG for 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U. For more information go online to www.kansaskidssports.com or register at www.playncs.com

Tuesday, April 26th
Taco Tuesday – a Mt Hope Sanctuary fundraiser. More information to follow.

Thursday, April 28th
Master Gardeners & Friends Program – “Landscaping”- 7 p.m. at the McPherson County Extension meeting room, 600 W. Woodside. Featured speaker is Jordan Pflughoff, who will share tips and new, fresh ideas for improvements in yard/curb, under trees, hot dry spots, low spots, and challenging places when you’re looking at doing some landscaping.

Thursday, April 28th – Saturday, April 30th
“The Laramie Project(s)”- 7:30 p.m. at McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid in Mingenback Theatre. A documentary, performed by MC Theatre Department, based on interviews done in 1998 and 2008 after the death of Matthew Shepard in Laramie,WY. This case kicked off a national conversation, with the result of the creation of hate crime legislation in America. For updates regarding tickets, visit the college website at www.mcpherson.edu/programs/theatre/season/

Saturday, April 30th
Brush Up Mac- Sponsored by the McPherson Housing Coalition. An event to help seniors, veterans, and single parent households (homeowners). Volunteers will do small home repairs, yard work, or small painting projects, at no cost to the owners. The deadline for Homeowners Applications is March 15th. For more information, or to volunteer, call 620-241-7828, Ext. 16.

Thursday, May 5th
McPherson County Development Screening- 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary, 900 N. Ash. Birth to age 5. Screenings are by appointment only and need to be scheduled 24 hours prior to screening. Call the Early Childhood Center for an appointment, 620-241-9590 or visit their website at www.418earlychildhood.weebly.com to complete a screening informational sheet.

Friday, May 6th
First Friday MC at The Cedars- 3 p.m. at The Cedars Conference Center, 1021 Cedars Drive. Featured speaker is Dr. Ku-Sup Chin. The title of his presentation is “Memories of a Future Home: Race & Transnationalism.” Guests are welcome to attend this free seminar. No registration is required for attendance.

Saturday, May 7th and Sunday May 8th
3rd Annual MAC BBQ Showdown – presented by Easy Bar & Grill at 1010 S. Clark in McPherson. Saturday: Setup from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Cooks’ Meeting at 4 p.m. On Sunday: Turn in starts at 11 a.m. Entry fee: $100. Four categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork butt, and brisket. For competition entry, or more information, go to “Mac BBQ Showdown” on Facebook. All donations will go to the McPherson EMS.

Friday, May 13th
2022 All Schools Day Parade – Downtown McPherson. For more information visit the McPherson County All Schools Day Facebook page or their website at www.allschoolsday.com/

 

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