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. Currently on display in the Library’s gallery, through December 20th, is the work of Abilene artist Andrea Fuhrman.
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
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.
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 or hot dog, 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.
Sunday, October 24th
Debut Concert of the Chamber Orchestra of the Smoky Valley- 3:30 p.m. at the Swedish Pavilion in Heritage Square, 120 E. Mill Street in Lindsborg. Concert admission will be a donation at the door. For more information visit the Chamber Orchestra of the Smoky Valley Facebook page.
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.
Friday, October 29th
Trick or Treat Street- in Downtown Moundridge. For updates visit the Moundridge Chamber Facebook page.
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
Sunday, October 31st
5th Annual Trunk or Treat- 6 p.m. at Zoar Church, 400 S. Walnut (east parking lot) in Inman. The Inman Fire Department will be providing hot dogs and water!
Monday, November 1st
Virtual Dementia Tour- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin, in the meeting room. Sponsored by Kindred Hospice, this Virtual Dementia Tour is designed to help participants gain a better understanding of the emotional and physical needs of someone with dementia. Session length is 30 minutes. Contact Shannon Brake at 620-245-2570 or [email protected] to reserve a time. For more information visit the McPherson Public Library website at www.macpl.org/ or their 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.
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!
Catapult- 7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Catapult is an America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8. This magical production features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Tickets are available on the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or call the box office at 620-241-1952.
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
Monday, November 8th
POSTPONED — Vienna Boys Choir- 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. The Vienna Boys Choir, an ensemble of talented young singers ages 10-14, come from all over the world. Tickets are available on the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org or call the box office at 620-241-1952.
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.
Honoring Veterans- 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the McPherson Senior Center, 112 E. Euclid. Hosted by Hospice & HomeCare of Reno/McPherson County to show appreciation of our Veterans and their service to our country. Veterans and a guest can enjoy a free root beer float treat!
Thursday, November 11th – Saturday, November 13th
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”- 7:30 p.m. at McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid in Mingenback Theater and Brown Auditorium. This popular children’s story will be performed by MC Theatre Department and is a part of the college’s Children’s Theater initiative with USD 418 Elementary Schools. For updates regarding tickets and showtimes, visit the college website at www.mcpherson.edu/programs/theatre/season/
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.
Royal Tea Party- 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.at St. Peters Church, 111 N. Pine in Inman. Hosted by the Inman FFA for girls K-5th grade. Some of the activities will include jewelry making, crown decorating and carriage rides! Cost: $25. Payment and registration due to the Inman High School office by October 22. Questions: email [email protected]
Tuesday, November 16th
Community Fridge Project Food & Funds Drive- 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at MPNaz Church, 1455 N. Main. A drive thru fundraiser collecting food and funds for the upcoming community fridge project which will help those with food insecurity. For more information regarding this event, visit the MPNaz Facebook page.
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.