March 2019

7th Annual Daddy/Daughter Dance
Saturday, March 2
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

With an "Under the Sea" theme, the 7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance will be held Saturday, March 2nd, at the J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center. The cost is $30.00 per couple and $5.00 per additional child for registrations recieved by the deadline of February 19th. Late registrations will be accepted until February 27th with a late fee of $20.00. No registrations will be accepted at the door. Enjoy a Live DJ, sweet snacks, a fun craft, and a memorable photo to take home. For more information, please call the Lindsborg Recreation Department at 785-227-3333.

Mezzo-soprano Mary Brown Bonacci Concert
Saturday, March 2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery

Mezzo-soprano Mary Brown Bonacci will perform at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 2 p.m. She will be accompanied by J. Bradley Baker on piano. The concert is a part of the Sandzen Gallery's 2018-19 chamber music series.
Mary Brown Bonacci is an active vocalist who performs regularly in southern New England, Boston, and New York. Recent opera performances include work with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre, as Santuzza in Cavalleria , Mother Goose in Rake’s Progress , Suzuki in Madama Butterfly , and Zita in Gianni Schicchi . Brown Bonacci is an associate professor in applied voice and music theatre at Westfield State University, in Westfield, Massachusetts.
Pianist J. Bradley Baker enjoys an accomplished career as a soloist, collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and educator. Baker has performed in concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. He is a dedicated arts educator and currently teaches music theory, directs the Music Preparatory School, and coaches vocal students at Tabor College.
The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg. There is no charge for the concert, however donations are appreciated. For further information, please call the Gallery at 785-227-2220 or email .

Japanese Kimono History Lecture
Sunday, March 3

The Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery will host a lecture on Japanese kimono history by Dr. Karen Mack on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 2:00 PM. Her presentation, “From Geisha to Formal – The Roots of Modern Formal Kimono” will focus on Japanese kimono and will be of special interest to kimono aficionados everywhere.
Dr. Mack will first introduce “what is kimono ?,” continue on to “from formal to informal – the styles of modern kimono,” then lead into the main topic of the roots of modern kimono styles, the debt they owe to geisha fashion, and how that came to be. Additionally, a selection of kimono will be on display, courtesy of the Historic Costume and Textile Museum at Kansas State University.
This talk is a part of the  Silk Road Through Kansas , a year-long series of exhibitions and special events highlighting cultural intersections between Asian countries and the United States. Museums across the state are collaborating, including the Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University, the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery, the Mulvane Museum of Art at Washburn University, the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, and the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University.
The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg. There is no charge for the lecture. For further information, please call the Gallery at 785-227-2220 or email .

Winter Bridal Bash
Sunday, March 3
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at the J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center

Planning a 2019 wedding? Extraordinary Events and the 10th semi-annual Bridal Bash is here to help! The Winter Bridal Bash is the perfect place to start wedding planning. Come and meet the areas best wedding professionals. You'll find options for entertainment, rentals, photography, catering, wedding planning, beverages, and transportation.
Everyone who pre-registers will receive drink tickets for the evening. Brides and Grooms who pre-register will receive an entry for door prize drawings, as well as the GRAND PRIZE drawing! Couples utilizing Extraordinary Events vendors will receive one additional grand prize entry per contracted vendor. Click here for more information and to pre-register.

Makers Street - The Lindsborg Art Walk
Friday, March 8
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Don't miss the Kansas edition of Makers Street - The Lindsborg Art Walk on Friday, March 8, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Make plans now to enjoy Makers Street cheer with make-and-takes, food and drink, and great conversations with the best of people. Follow Makers Street - The Lindsborg Art Walk on Facebook to learn more.

Film Screening: A New Deal for Public Art
Saturday, March 9
2:00 PM

View the documentary film premiere of A New Deal for Public Art, by filmmaker Kara Heitz. Heitz's film documents the history of murals painted for Kansas post offices as part of New Deal arts programs and some of the controversies they created in Kansas communities.

Stay after the screening for a conversation about the murals' historic and contemporary significance. Heitz is a lecturer at the Kansas City Art Institute. "A New Deal for Public Art in a Free State" is a film by Clio's Scroll Productions LLC in conjunction with the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery and funded by a grant from Humanities Kansas.

The Sandzén Gallery is located at 401 North First Street in Lindsborg. For further information on the screening, please call the Gallery at 785-227-2220 or email .

Soprano Kimberly Robert Concert
Sunday, March 10
1:30 PM

Iowa-based Soprano Kimberly Roberts and Pianist Michael Patterson will perform at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at 1:30 PM. The duo last performed at the Gallery in 2015 and are a welcome addition to the Sandzén Gallery's 2018-19 chamber music series.

Kansas Sampler Foundation
Big Rural Brainstorm: Network It!
Tuesday, March 19
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The purpose of the 2019 "Big Rural Brainstorm: Network It", a project of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, is to utilize networking to answer questions about communities or businesses in rural Kansas.
Community volunteers, doers, leaders, local government and business owners and rural advocates from state agencies and other community-supporting organizations will be there. It's an un-conference. There aren't break-out sessions with speakers like at the We Kan! Conference.
Throughout the day, we'll change the form of the groups and give you an opportunity to hear numerous ideas and responses to other questions. You might even be able to help someone else. That is what a network is. You ask, you give. We help each other.

Everyone will have the opportunity to have a voice (introverts, just be you). Your "voice" might be heard by you posting on a sticky note, sending an e-mail ahead of the conference, checking a box on the registration form, or speaking up that day. At the Big Rural Brainstorm, we will bring together those with the same questions you have and mix in people who have maybe found some solutions through experience. For more information or to register, click here .

Questions? Contact Marci Penner at .

Saturday, March 23
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Våffeldagen celebrates the glorious Scandinavian waffle in Lindsborg's own low-key, quirky style. Eat hot waffles, savor waffle treats, and mug with friendly Waffle People. Wear your own waffle accessories. Be sure to snap a selfie with the roaming waffles. For more information, or to share your own wacky waffle pics, follow Lindsborg Våffeldagen on Facebook.

Spring Swedish Genealogy Workshop
Saturday March 23 & Sunday March 24
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Discover your Swedish roots with the McPherson County Old Mill Museum's two-day genealogy workshop for beginning levels through advanced researcher. The workshop begins with a review of what all beginners need to know to for successful research in Sweden and continues toward more advanced topics as the weekend progresses. There are many new features on ArkivDigital and Kathy Meade, the company’s North American representative, will instruct attendees on how to use them.

Past attendees know Kathy is a wonderful instructor and makes even advanced topics easy to understand. There are new records being added at ArkivDigital along with new indexing tools to make your research efforts pay off quickly and efficiently. If you think you’ve ‘seen it all’ from ArkivDigital, you will quickly realize that there have been many new features added. Join the fun and see what all the excitement is about. Click here for the spring packet or here to register online. Questions? Call 785-227-3595 or email .

The seventh annual “Lindsborg Collects…Lindsborg Art” exhibition will celebrate local art collectors at 105 N Main St, Lindsborg, beginning March 24 th through April 21 st . The exhibit will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM and on Easter day from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. A reception will be held Sunday, March 24 th from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Additionally, the exhibition will be open during Lindsborg’s Makers Street Artwalk on Friday, April 12 thfrom 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Favorite and unusual works by local artists from collectors in the 67456 zip code will be on display. The stories submitted by the collectors will be displayed along with the artwork during the exhibition. The exhibition is free to the public. For more information contact the Raymer Society at or call 785-227-2217.

Coming Soon!

The Messiah Festival of the Arts has begun announcing the soloists for its 138th performance. Click hereto learn more about this year's performers. Tickets are now available to purchase online. Bundle up and save by purchasing tickets for the Palm Sunday Performance, Bach's "Passion According to St. Matthew" performance, and Handel's "Messiah" performance all at once. Even better, attend all three events and receive a 2019 Messiah Festival of the Arts poster signed by the Messiah soloists!

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