June 2019

Midsummer's Festival
Saturday, June 15th

Midsummer's , widely celebrated in Sweden, is a holiday associated with nature and the hope of a plentiful harvest. Lindsborg celebrates Midsummer's on Saturday, June 15, with activities spanning the entire day.
Enjoy food, demonstrations, crafts, dancing, and entertainment. With seminars in the Vision Tek building (121 S Main), at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, and 2:00 PM, you can learn a bit of Swedish with Dr. Gretchen Esping or at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM, the Old Mill Museum staff will delve into Swedish genealogy basics.
Stop in at the Senior Center, located at 116 S. Main, for Swedish pancake, Kringler, and spritz cookie demonstrations from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Making a blomkrans (a crown of flowers) is a long-standing Midsummer's tradition. Make one for yourself, beginning at 3:00 PM, in Riverside Park.
While you’re there, take in craft demonstrations including broom-making, basket weaving, spinning, and wood carving. Bring your littles for kiddie train rides, bouncy castle, face-painting, water games and bubbles! And don’t miss the Rice County Line Band performance in Riverside park that evening. For full details and schedule of events visit .

Makers Street - The Lindsborg Art Walk
Fiber Arts EditionFriday, June 14
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fiber products are all around us! Cozy up with fiber arts, enjoy refreshments, and learn about creative works that are as diverse as the artists themselves. Makers Street, Friday, June 14, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, celebrates fiber art, from paper to clothing.
To find out more about Makers Street, follow Makers Street – The Lindsborg Art Walk on Facebook.

New Exhibits
Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery
June 8 - August 11

On exhibit at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, June 8 through August 11, 2019:
  • Quilters and Weavers and Hookers, Oh My!: American textiles from the Tim Johnson collection
  • Favorite Places and Things Near and Far: paintings by Maleta Forsberg of Lindsborg, Kansas
  • Absolution Du Jour: paintings by Aaron Morgan Brown of Lawrence, Kansas
  • Thingmaker: works by Kearney, Nebraska, artist Elmer Holzrichter (1924-2016)
Join for a reception on Saturday, June 8, from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM with artist gallery talks beginning at 5:30 PM. The Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery is located at 401 N First Street in Lindsborg.  For further information, contact the Gallery at 785-227-2220 or .

Photo Art Gallery, New Exhibitions
Into Africa, June 1 - 16
Sea to Shining Sea, June 22 - July 14

Lindsborg’s newest gallery, Photo Art Gallery , brings you Into Africa with the newest exhibit featuring images from Gregory Wagner’s two trips to Africa, from Saturday, June 1 -16. Then enjoy Sea to Shining Sea , showcasing Americana images from June 22 - July 14. Taken about 2 years ago, the above photo seems like it would fit in the Into Africa exhibit. Though it looks like a scene from Africa, it was actually taken at the Living Desert in Palm Springs, California and will be featured in the Sea to Shining Seadigital show, beginning June 22. Photo Art is open Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 5:00 PM, and will be open Friday June 14, from noon to 8:00 PM, for Makers Street. Learn more about Photo Art Gallery here .

Summer Performances
Lindsborg City Band

Lindsborg’s summer heats up with the return of the Lindsborg City Band for a few memorable band performances. In the rousing tradition of John Philip Sousa, the Lindsborg City Band is slated to perform several outdoor concerts under the direction of Smoky Valley band director Adam Keller.Performances are as follows:
  • Saturday, June 15, 5:15 PM, Midsummer's Festival Performance, Riverside Park entertainment stage, 500 Block S First St
  • Friday, June 21, 7:30 PM at the Swensson Park Band Shell located in the 400 block of north Main St
  • July 4, 6:00 PM, Old Fashioned Fourth of July Concert, Swensson Park Bandshell located in the 400 block of north Main St
  • Friday, July 12, 8:00 PM, Maker's Street Pie Bake-off, Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S Main St.

Summer Reading Program - A Universe of Stories
Lindsborg Community Library
111 S Main Street

This summer the Lindsborg Community Library explores A Universe of Stories ! A wide variety of events and self-paced challenges for children, youth, and adults will be available throughout June and July. Keep handy these dates to start your summer with, and find the full Summer Reading Program calendar here .
  • Kick-off Party, June 1, 1:00 PM
  • Watch & Learn: A Year in Space, June 3, 7:00 PM
  • Game Night, June 7, 7:00 PM
  • Makers Street: make & take Mug Rugs, June 14, 5:00 PM
  • Watch & Learn: Wild Way of the Vikings, June 17, 7:00 PM
  • Game Night, June 28, 7:00 PM

Spring Wildflower Tours
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, June 15 & Saturday, June 22

Board the trams for Maxwell Wildlife Refuge's annual prairie wildflower tours. Learn plant names and how they were used by the pioneers of the prairie, over 200 years ago. Tours include a brief visit of the bison herd. Some walking is involved. Closed toe walking shoes are suggested. Trams leave the tour center at 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM. Tickets are $10 per person and reservations are required. Tours are not appropriate for children aged 12 and under. For more information, please contact Maxwell Wildlife Refuge through , or call 620-628-4455.

Kansas Bluegrass Association
Pickin' Picnic
June 12, 12:00 PM - June 16, 3:00 PM

Join in a weekend of camping, music, fellowship, and exploring the fun town of Lindsborg! The Kansas Bluegrass Association sponsors camping picnics - open to the public - throughout the state of Kansas. The June Pickin' Picnic will be from June 12, beginning at 12:00 PM until June 16, at 3:00 PM. Hotel rooms are available at the Coronado Motel & RV Park, for those who don't want to camp (mention the KBA when making reservations). A potluck dinner will be held Saturday, June 15, at 6:00 PM, all are welcome. For more information about this event and the Kansas Bluegrass Association please visit .

Lindsborg Golf Course
Now Open

Golf season is back in swing! Enjoy one of the Smoky Valley’s hidden treasures, the Lindsborg Golf Course, a manicured, 64-acre, 9-hole municipal course located southeast of Lindsborg at 1541 Svensk Road. Experience new and enhanced play areas with lush greens and an established rough. You’ll love playing in this scenic, relaxed environment. Open 8:00 until dusk, the Lindsborg Golf Course offers affordable membership fees, call 785-227-2244 for more information or visit .

Kandango Bicycle Tour
8:00 AM, May 31 - 11:00 PM, June 1

In the Kandango 2019 edition, cyclists will meet up each morning and evening in Brookville at the Sandstone Saloon. Entertainment, camping, and a “first-class barbecue" inspired by the saloon’s Old West style will be available. Showers and secure bike storage will be at the town’s old high school. New to the 2019 Kandango is the offer of an e-bike tour, perhaps the first of its kind nationally.

About this year’s Kandango, coordinator Shannon Corley said, “I am excited to return to Lindsborg and bring friends who didn’t make the 2014 tour. The charms of your community — not to mention the fun at the Ol Stuga — make this an important part of the visit for us this year." Corley and Kandango board members expect to further expand gravel road rides in 2020 and beyond, as well as get more cyclists hooked on rural in a way that benefits local organizations and communities in the long term. In the meantime, camaraderie and adventure are coins of Kandango cyclists’ realm.
More information about the 2019 ride and Kandango's organization can be found at .

Written by Kathy Richardson

Lindsborg Municipal Pool Opening
Saturday, May 25
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Lindsborg Municipal Pool is now open! Featuring “Thor’s Revenge” a 153-foot water slide, you’re sure to enjoy some cool summer fun. Pool hours are 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Sunday, with adult lap swim Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and Fridays from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Daily Admission is three dollars per person, children 3 and under are free with a paid adult admission per child. Season passes are available as well. For additional information or to request a pool party reservation, please call 785-227-3355, or visit .

Coronado Heights Celebrates 100 Years
Picnic & Fireworks
Saturday, July 27
6:00 PM

Saturday, July 27, at 6pm, bring a picnic basket for an old-fashioned supper in celebration of Coronado Heights’ 100 th anniversary. Don’t want to pack your meal? Grab a bite to eat, to go, at your favorite local restaurant or the deli at Scott’s Hometown Foods! You can also take advantage of the Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers food truck that will be available at this event. After a few speeches and award presentations, a small instrumental band will provide music before the finale shortly after sunset, with an aerial firework display. Join in an evening of fun, relaxation, and awesome views!

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