October 2018

Celebrate with Hands of Time Gallery
Saturday October 6th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Hands of Time Gallery is mixing it up for October. Fall is in the air and football is in full swing, so October's First Friday Celebration is moving to Saturday. You're invited to view the newest additions of artists and art to the gallery with a pumpkin treat, wine and music, Saturday October 6th, from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Hands of Time Gallery, 118 S Main St in Lindsborg.

Private Art Lessons Coming to Hands of Time Gallery
Hands of Time Gallery is pleased to announce private art lessons for children grades 2-6! Sessions will be highly individualized with necessary materials supplied. Once a student has completed a body of works, the gallery will host a showing for them. Current options include drawing (colored pencil and marker), pastels (oil or soft), and painting. Future offerings may include sculpture and ceramics. Limited to 10 students, the cost is $45/hr for each lesson and includes the cost of supplies. Email here for more information.

Mountain Man Rendezvous
Friday October 5th - 7th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

You're invited to celebrate the 25th annual re-enactment of the pre-1840's on the Great Plains of Kansas, at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge , Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 7th. There will be trappers, traders, blacksmiths, flintknappers and more, demonstrating the survival skills of life on the prairie.
Bring the family and enjoy the music of Kansas Bluegrass Association youth group, "The Treblemakers" and "The Ecotones" from Wichita Kansas, Saturday starting at 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
Buffalo burgers and chili will be available at the concession stand. Hourly bison tours are given each day by the volunteers of The Friends of Maxwell. Gate entry for this event is free. Reservations for bison tours are suggested for large groups by calling 620-628-4455 or e-mailing

Makers Street - The Lindsborg Art Walk
Friday October 12th, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Make plans to attend Makers Street - the Lindsborg Art Walk . Enjoy the atmosphere and creative conversations while exploring downtown Lindsborg from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Come early or leave late, but don’t forget to enjoy dinner at one of your favorite restaurants! For the month of October, Makers Street will celebrate the Swede life found at Bethany College. Help Lindsborg celebrate Bethany alumni, students and staff alike on Main Street in Downtown Lindsborg. 

Coronado Heights Run
Saturday October 13th, 6:30 AM

Saturday, October 13, take part in the annual Coronado Heights Run. With a 15K or 5K run and a 2-mile walk or 1-mile Fun Run, you can choose your challenge! Register here by September 28 for early-bird pricing and a tee-shirt. Day-of-race registration begins at 6:30 AM with races starting at 7:30 AM. Find more information at the Coronado Heights Run page on Facebook. 

Falun Classic
Sunday October 14th, 1:00 PM

Can’t make the run? No worries! Sunday, October 14, join the Falun Classic Bike Ride. Registration begins at 1:00 PM for this 32-mile ride that begins and ends at Swensson Park on the 400 block of Main Street in Lindsborg. Register online by September 30 for early-bird pricing and a tee-shirt. Finish your ride with a light celebratory lunch that will be waiting upon completion of the course. For more information on this and other area rides, follow McPherson Area Cyclists on Facebook.

A Fika Feeling
Friday Mornings

What is fika? It's a Swedish concept that many already do without knowing it. It's a time for catching up with friends, sipping coffee and snacking. Fika is slowing down for a few minutes everyday to engage with the people around you while nourishing your soul. It's the feeling you get when you savor that warm sip of a pumpkin spice latte from your favorite coffee shop. Fika is fresh baked banana bread from home that was too good to not share with office buddies.

In Lindsborg, there are several groups to indulge in fika with. The Swedish Friendship group meets every Friday morning at 10:00 AM in the Bethany Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 320 N Main Street. There is no charge to attend and all are welcome! To join, simply drop by. You might even catch some Swedish being spoken. Additionally the Bethany Alum & Friends group meets each first and third Friday at 9:00 AM in the alumni office at Presser Hall on the campus of Bethany College, 335 E Swensson Street. This group is also free and open to all.

Kasino Royale
Saturday October 20th, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

You are cordially invited to join the Svensk Hyllningsfest Board at the J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center in Lindsborg for Kasino Royale , an evening full of fun and "fun"draising to benefit 2019 Svensk Hyllningsfest!

Tickets are $35.00 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, prizes, a cash bar and a stack of chips for the evening. Take a risk and play casino style games from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM, but don’t risk missing out!
Tickets are limited, so get yours now at People’s Bank and Trust at 201 South Main Street in Lindsborg. People's Bank and Trust is open Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

Red Barn Studio Museum

The Red Barn A.I.R. Studio welcomes mixed media artist Kayann Aushermanof rural central Kansas, from October 7th through October 19th. Kayann's work includes altered books, mosaic frames, journals, handmade envelopes, original artwork, and note cards, funky lamps, or whatever project catches her fancy. She says, "I love to reuse and repurpose items that have been discarded or set aside."

During her residency at Red Barn Studio, Kayann will be focusing on creating a series of small collage and mixed media works. A reception during Maker's Street will be held where visitors are invited to create a small collage or contribute to a larger collaborative community canvas.

Watch for more information about the reception here.

The Raymer Society Consignment Art Auction
Saturday October 27th, 11:00 AM

The Red Barn Studio Museum hosts two Consignment Art Auctions every year, the next one coming up on October 27th in Lindsborg, KS. Interested guests may preview what will be available by visiting the Auction Preview Exhibition, now through October 6th.

This Raymer Society auction will include more than 170 works of art. Consigned to the auction are 12 original works by Lester Raymer, including oils, lino-cuts and three small ceramics. Up for auction will be 11 works by Birger Sandzén, including an oil painting, lithographs and lino-cuts .

Additionally, there will works from regional, national, and international artists and much more. All of which will be on display during the Auction Exhibition. Guests may view the preview exhibition during The Red Barn’s open hours, Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. For more information visit or call the Red Barn Studio Museum at 785-227-2217.

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