OCTOBER 6, 2021
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.
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.
2021 EVENTS CALENDAR
Thursday, October 7th
McPherson Community Mental Health Event- 6:30 p.m. McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Two-part series, with the first night’s focus on anxiety and depression. The second night (10/26) will focus on the topic of suicide. To create a safe space and seating for all who attend, please RSVP at www.essdk.me/MacCircles The content of the evening will most generally apply to junior high students through adults. Sponsored by McPherson Public Schools, ESSDACK, and the McPherson County Community Foundation.
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.” Masks are required inside The Cedars Conference Center.
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/distance-running/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.
Blackwood Quartet: The Gospel Side of Elvis- 7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Tickets are available on the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or call the box office at 620-241-1952.
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.
Halloweenie Hot Dog Feed- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Avenue. Hot dogs-$1 or $5 for a meal- which includes a side, dessert, & drink. Free admission into the museum. Pumpkins with carving kits will also be available in limited supply for a $10 donation. All proceeds will benefit the McPherson Museum to help preserve and present the culture, art, and history of McPherson.
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.
Monday, October 11th
Elyria Christian School Annual BBQ Dinner- 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at the McPherson County 4-H Building, 710 W. Woodside. Menu: BBQ beef or pork sandwich, baked beans, potato chips, & cabbage slaw. Featuring Knackies Meats & BBQ Sauce! Not a dine-in event. Two ordering options: 1) Call ahead on Monday (10/11) ONLY at 316-251-5352 OR 2) Carside – pull up and they’ll take your order. Free will donation.
Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th
Paranormal Investigation- at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Learn about the past of the museum’s property and various artifacts as you investigate paranormal phenomena in high-activity areas not open to the public, led by Spirit Hunters Paranormal Society based out of Wichita. Each time slot is limited to 30 people, with 10 people each group. Visit the McPherson Museum Facebook page for more information and times.
Saturday, October 16th
When Pigs Fly- 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the McPherson Airport, 1000 S. Hwy. 81 Bypass. Activities include: 7 a.m.-9 a.m. – Scout troop breakfast & fly-in / 9 a.m.-2 p.m. – Young Eagle plane rides for kids 8-17 / 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – food trucks and music by the Mood Swings / K-State Skydivers with tandem jumps / vintage airplanes & cars will be on display.
3-On-3 Basketball Tournament- 9 a.m. at the Marquette Elementary Gym, 310 N. Swedonia St. in Marquette. Sponsored by the Marquette Recreation Commission. All games will be played on half court to 15 points. 20-minute game clock if needed. 5 player max. 16 and up. Cash championship prize! Text 785-546-7030 to register. Visit the Marquette Recreation Commission Facebook page for more information.
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.
Great Glittersby Party- 7 p.m. at MPNaz Church, 1455 N. Main. A MPNaz “Whodunnit Murder Mystery” game. Tickets: $15 per person. Be creative, dress up and practice some 1920s lingo! For more information visit JeffnDanielle Black Facebook page.
Old Farts Drag Main- 8 p.m. Downtown McPherson. This will be the last one for this year. Donations for the McPherson Animal shelter and the Humane Society will be collected at that time. Let’s help our furry friends get through another winter.
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
Thursday, October 21st
Family Night- 5 p.m. at the McPherson American Legion, 401 N. Main. Come get a hamburger, fries, drink, and dessert for the low price of $5. Proceeds from Family Night will benefit the McPherson County 4-H.
McPherson County Republicans “Meet and Greet”- 7 p.m. at the McPherson Senior Center, 112 E. Euclid. State Senator Rick Wilborn and State Representatives Stephen Owens and Steven Johnson will share their vision and updates. Everyone is welcome.
Friday, October 22nd
Crawl for Cancer- 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m. A fundraiser to benefit Women and Children Combating Cancer in McPherson County. 5 downtown locations, prizes, and FUN! Start at any of the participating locations (Tres Amigos, Ristorante Italiano di Famiglia, the American Legion, Hank’s Place, or Easy) at any time. The evening will end at Hank’s Place at 8:30 p.m. with prizes! Tickets ($25 per person) are available at MCCU, 1999 S. Main. Participants must be 21 years of age. For more information visit the WACCC Facebook page.
Witches Night Out Wicked Paint Party- 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Sponsored by Noffy’s Sandwich Shop & Pub. 40 spots available. Registration is $30 per person, which includes your supplies & canvas, instruction by Nicky Bowers, and food provided by Noffy’s. For more information or to purchase a ticket go to the McPherson Museum Facebook page or go online to www.mcphersonmuseum.com/fundraisers. 620-241-8464
Ryan & Ryan: Piano Duo- 7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. A dynamic father-son piano duo who blend together classic and contemporary music. They also perform jazz, ragtime, classical, and even gospel song arrangements. Tickets are available on the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or call the box office at 620-241-1952.
Tuesday, October 26th
Spooky Ladies Night Out Acrylic Painting Project- 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. hosted by the McPherson Recreation Commission at the Girls Scout Cabin, 300 N. Lakeside Drive. Cost: $25, which includes the project and chili & cinnamon roll. Register at www.mcphersonrecreationcommission.org or in person at 220 N. Walnut. 620-241-0363
McPherson Community Mental Health Event- 6:30 p.m. McPherson Community Building, 122 E. Marlin. Second night of a two-part series. The focus of the evening will be on the topic of suicide. To create a safe space and seating for all who attend, please RSVP at www.essdk.me/MacCircles The content of the evening will most generally apply to junior high students through adults. Sponsored by McPherson Public Schools, ESSDACK, and the McPherson County Community Foundation.
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.
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.
Trunk or Treat- 7 p.m. in Downtown Marquette. For updated information visit the Marquette Chamber of Commerce website at www.marquettekschamber.com/events
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.
Wednesday, November 3rd
Annual Buffalo Auction- 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton by the Dept. of Wildlife & Parks. Open to the public. Auction starts at 11:00 a.m. Coffee, hot chocolate, and cinnamon rolls served by the Friends of Maxwell. For more information visit the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge website at maxwellwildliferefuge.com
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!
Sunday, November 7th
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, November 11th
Veteran’s Day Celebration- 8 a.m-10 a.m. – free breakfast for Veterans and their guest at the American Legion, 401 N. Main, hosted by Kindred Hospice. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. in Downtown McPherson. A ceremony will be held at the Park Department Building at 11 a.m. and will be carried live by the McPherson radio station.