McPherson Community Calendar of Events

McPherson Community Calendar

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NOVEMBER 24, 2021

 

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. 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 appointment620-628-4484 

 

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 

 

Now through 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 now through December 31, 2021 and earn points to enter for the Candy Cane Cash. You could win a $1,000 OR $500 in Candy Cane Cash by just shopping locally!  A McPherson Chamber of Commerce & McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Wednesday, November 24th – Tuesday, November 30th

VIRTUAL Alternative Christmas Gift Market– Give the gifts of hope, love, housing, food, companionship, self-sufficiency and so much more this holiday season! Twelve organizations that serve persons in need will be featured at this year’s Alternative Christmas Gift Market. This year the event will occur virtually via social media and online giving will be made possible via Square. Go to facebook.com/ACGMMac for more information.

 

Thursday, November 25th

26th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building – 122 E. Marlin. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. No reservations required. This free dinner is paid for through the generosity of area businesses and individuals and served by Community Volunteers. To volunteer to help call or text: 620-755-0752. For home delivery or questions call: 620-747-2760. Additional information can be found on the McPherson Community Dinners Facebook page.

 

Saturday, November 27th

Shop Small in Mac– Support our local stores as you shop for bargains citywide. Individual store hours.

 

American Legion Riders 33rd Annual Toy Run– The motorcycle parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Walmart parking lot (205 S. Centennial) and end up at the McPherson American Legion (401 N. Main).  Benefitting McPherson families in need. 

 

Benefit Concert for the Diane Fallis Family: An Evening with PARAMOUNT Live– 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. All proceeds from the evening will go toward medical, travel costs, and living expenses that have accrued. Tickets can be purchased on the McPherson Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org

 

After Thanksgiving Dance– 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. at the McPherson American Legion, 401 N. Main. Music by King Midas and the Muflers! $10 per person.

 

Sunday, November 28th

Deadline for Toy Drive for Foster Children– at Pipers Fine Foods, 102 S. Washington in Marquette. This event will support foster children ages 0-18 in central Kansas. Items or Gift Cards may be dropped off at Pipers during normal business hours. For more information visit online www.Christmas-For-Kids.org 

 

Wednesday, December 1st

Holiday Open House– 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin. Join the folks at the Library for festive treats, books, music, and fun! For more information and updates visit the McPherson Public Library website at www.macpl.org/ or their Facebook page.

 

Wednesday, December 1st – Friday, December 3rd

Free Gingerbread House Kit for Virtual Gingerbread House Contest! at the McPherson Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. Open 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Limited quantities. To enter the Virtual Gingerbread House Contest, send a photo of your completed gingerbread house to [email protected] by 5 p.m. on December 10th. Winners will be announced December 14th. For more information go to the Visit McPherson Facebook page or call 620-241-3340. Sponsored by Walgreen’s and the McPherson CVB.

 

Thursday, December 2nd

Cookies with Santa– 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Stupka Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 114 W. Euclid. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Holiday Open House – at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Avenue. Visit the McPherson Museum Facebook page or website for more information.

 

42nd Annual Community Carol Along– 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. A FREE family event, featuring the McPherson Community Brass Choir AND a visit from Santa! Sponsored by Home State Bank.

 

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

Christmas at the Depot- at 102 N. Washington in Marquette. Meet Santa from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Dance/Clog performance at 3:30 p.m. Chili and bake sale at the Senior Center at 4:30 p.m. Lighted Parade at 5:30 p.m. Activities at the Train Depot throughout. For updated information visit the Marquette Chamber of Commerce website at www.marquettekschamber.com/events 

 

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. 

 

Public Tram Tour– 10 a.m. at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. A 45-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 

 

Snowflake Parade– 11 a.m. 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 ugly sweater wearers are welcome! For more information go to the Visit Lindsborg website at www.visitlindsborg.com 

 

Selah Christmas Show – 7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Tickets are available on the McPherson Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org  

 

Sunday, December 5th

Free Holiday Movie – “Sing”– 3 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion. We appreciate all our movie sponsors.

 

A Christmas Handbell Hymnfest– 4 p.m. at Presser Hall Auditorium, 335 E. Swensson in Lindsborg. Presented by the Bethany College Department of Music. Free and open to the public. Masks will be required. For more information call the Department of Music at Bethany College at 785-227-3380, ext. 8235.

 

“In Winter’s Time”– 4 p.m. at the McPherson Church of the Brethren, 200 N. Carrie Street. A Christmas concert celebration in text and song performed by the McPherson College Choir, with Dr. Bradley Vogel, conductor; Dr. Brett Janssen, piano; and special guests Dr. Steven Gustafson, organ and Kathryn Whitacre, narrator. 

 

Tuesday, December 7th

MAC Wrestling Club Annual Chili Supper– 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the McPherson American Legion, 401 N. Main. Tickets are $5 per dinner and can be purchased in advance or at the door. They will also have “drive thru” orders. For more information visit the MAC Wrestling Club Facebook page.

 

Thursday, December 9th

Cookies with Santa– 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Emprise Bank, 201 E. Kansas. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Bethany Band & Bethany Jazz Band– 7:30 p.m. at Presser Hall Auditorium, 335 E. Swensson in Lindsborg. Presented by the Bethany College Department of Music. Free and open to the public. Masks will be required. For more information call the Department of Music at Bethany College at 785-227-3380, ext. 8235.

 

Thursday, December 9th and Friday, December 10th

McPherson Holiday Lights Trolley Tour– Hosted by McPherson CVB. Tickets go on sale November 1st. Trolley will board and drop off at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. each night. Masks are REQUIRED to ride the trolley. Cost per ticket is $5. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 620-241-3340 or visiting the McPherson CVB office at 1111 E. Kansas. 

 

Thursday, December 9th – Sunday, December 12th

Steel Magnolias– at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. Presented by the McPherson Community Theatre. Performance times for December 9th-11th will be at 7:30 p.m. On December 12th the curtain will go up at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org. For more information visit the McPherson Community Theatre Facebook page.

 

Friday, December 10th

Arts After School Fall Showcase– 7 p.m. at [email protected], 201 E. Euclid. Come check out what students in the Arts After School program have been up to this semester as they showcase their projects during the event.

 

Saturday, December 11th

Christmas Craft & Vendor Show- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Inman Community Building, 406 E. Center in Inman. Tons of beautiful handmade crafts, clothing, and home décor items to choose from to complete your holiday gift shopping!

 

St. Lucia Swedish Pancake Feed– 8 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Covenant Church, 102 S. Washington in Lindsborg. Come out and support STEPMC at the pancake feed. Donations will be matched by local sponsors!

 

Cookies with Santa– 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at Craft Coffee Parlor, 120 N. Main. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Christmas Marketplace– 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the McPherson County 4-H Building, 710 W. Woodside. Entry is free. Over 25 vendors!

 

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. 

 

Christmas on the Prairie Tour & Cookies– Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, 2565 Pueblo Road, Canton. Includes a 45-minute prairie tour to view bison and elk starting at 10:00 a.m. Cookies, hot beverages, and story time by the tree upon return to the Tour Center. 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

 

Cookies with Santa– 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at McPherson Classical Coaching Academy, 206 N. Main. Part of the McPherson Chamber of Commerce and McPherson Main Street Holiday Promotion.

 

Old-Fashioned Christmas– 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage 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.

 

McPherson’s Christmas Parade of Lights 2021– 6:15 p.m. Downtown McPherson. A “Cruise Style” parade. Parade route will start at 800 E. First and end up at Lakeside Park. All participants must be registered. Registration deadline is December 5th. For registration and information email [email protected] or call 620-504-2662. Visit the McPherson’s Christmas Parade of Lights event page on Facebook for updates and more details!

 

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