Community Calendar
08/17/17McPherson Uplands Women's/Youth Instructional Shoot at McPherson UplandsMcPherson Uplands Women's/Youth Instructional Shoot...McPherson Uplands Women's/Youth Instructional Shoot at McPherson Uplands Outdoor Learning Center Thursday, 17 August, 2017 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM | Free hot dogs, chips, drinks & shooting sports activities for the whole family! All materials provided. Recommended ages 4-18, but all are welcome. Sling Shot, Pallet gun, .22 Rifle & Archery Range, Clay Shooting Range for kids old/strong enough to shoot a 20 gauge shotgun. Instructors at each station. McPherson Uplands Outdoor Learning Center 732 Limestone Rd. McPherson, KS 67460 Contact Joe Schieferecke/Jason Austin Phone: 620-242-8161/620-755-4727
08/17/17Family Night with the Scottish Society at the American LegionFamily Night at American Legion...Family Night at American Legion Post 24 Thursday, 17 August, 2017 | 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM | This month will benefit Scottish Soiciety & McPherson Hospital Volunteers.  Hamburger, fries, drink & dessert $5.00.  To Go boxes available.
08/17/17Concert for a Cause-D.A.R.E.Concerts for a Cause at...Concerts for a Cause at 214 East Euclid McPherson, Thursday, 17 August, 2017 | 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM |Enjoy a great concert & support a local cause. Jeremy Hanna to benefit D.A.R.E.
08/18/17Canton Senior Center Bake SaleCANTON SENIOR CENTER BAKE SALE...CANTON SENIOR CENTER BAKE SALE  FRIDAY, AUG. 18 9:30 - ??? CAKES, PIES, COOKIES, AND BAKED GOODS
08/18/17Canton Senior Center Bake SaleBake Sale at Canton Senior...Bake Sale at Canton Senior Center Friday, 18 August, 2017 | 09:30 AM Pies, cookies, cakes & baked goods. Canton Senior Center 112 S. Main St. Canton, KS 
08/19/17United Way Triathlonhttp://www.unitedwaymcpherson.org/triathlon-.html   Saturday, August 19thRegistration is...http://www.unitedwaymcpherson.org/triathlon-.html   Saturday, August 19thRegistration is now open for Triathlon 2017Event distances included a 200-meter swim, 7-mile bike ride and 2-mile run. Cost is $50 per individual  or $90 per 3-person relay team. Registration is  limited to 225 competitors. NEW THIS YEAR, Junior Triathlon !!!!! In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Triathlon we will be adding a Junior Triathlon (ages 5 to 15). The Junior Triathlon will include a 100M swim, 3.5 mile bike ride and a .75 mile run. The Junior Triathlon will follow along the same routes as the adult trithlon. The cost to register is only $25 and includes a free t-shirt. Talk your child today and encourage them to start a tradition of fun, health, and competition and join the Junior Triathlon.
08/19/17Kansas State Industrial Softball Tournament2017 Kansas State Industrial Softball...2017 Kansas State Industrial Softball Championship at Wall Bicentennial Park Saturday, 19 August, 2017 | All Day | Kansas ASU/USA Softball will stage a Kansas State Industrial Slow Pitch Softball tournament.  All businesses, industrial, manufacturers and government agencies are welcome to participate. Email for information & registration prior to Monday, August 14th. Wall Bicentennial Park E. Ave A McPherson, KS 67460  Email: [email protected]
08/19/17Fill the Boot-McPherson Fire DeptFill the Boot at Intersection...Fill the Boot at Intersection of Main & Kansas Saturday, 19 August, 2017 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM | The McPherson Fire Dept. will hold its annual Fill the Boot event to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  They are hoping to double the $5,500 amount they raised last year. Intersection of Main & KansasMcPherson, KS 67460
08/19/17Tea with Nellie Taft at the Opera HouseTea with a Personality at...Tea with a Personality at McPherson Opera House Saturday, 19 August, 2017 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM | First person Nellie Taft performance. Reservations for catered tea & performance before August 12th. McPherson Opera House 219 S. Main McPherson, KS 67460 Email: [email protected] Phone: 620-241-1952 EVENT CONTACT Phone: 785-493-5246
08/20/17New Gottland Covenant Church Ice Cream SocialThe New Gottland Convenant Church,...The New Gottland Convenant Church, 1700 Pawnee Road will hold an Ice Cream social August 20th from 5-7 pm. Homemade Ice Cream, cookies and bars. Cost is a free will donation.
08/20/17Auditions for Neil Simon's RUMORSMcPherson Community Theatre Auditions at...McPherson Community Theatre Auditions at McPherson Opera House Sunday, 20 August, 2017 | 07:00 PM | Auditions for the McPherson Community Theatre fall production of Neil Simon's comeday/farce, "Rumors".  Enter through stage door off Sutherland. Casting for five men & four women ages 20 and up. Cold read, no prepared monologue needed. McPherson Opera House 219 S. Main McPherson, KS 67460 Email: [email protected] Phone: 620-241-1952
08/21/17McPherson Community Theater Auditions for Neil Simon's RUMORSMcPherson Community Theatre Auditions at...McPherson Community Theatre Auditions at McPherson Opera House Sunday, 20 August, 2017 | 07:00 PM | Auditions for the McPherson Community Theatre fall production of Neil Simon's comeday/farce, "Rumors".  Enter through stage door off Sutherland. Casting for five men & four women ages 20 and up. Cold read, no prepared monologue needed. McPherson Opera House 219 S. Main McPherson, KS 67460 Email: [email protected] Phone: 620-241-1952
08/23/17Long Term Care Insurance informationK-State Research & Extension McPherson...K-State Research & Extension McPherson County will be partnering to offer monthly free educational programs designed to provide information to help with the XYZ's of life.  August 23rd evening - Long Term Care Insurance. McPherson County Extension Office meeting room, 600 W. Woodside. Conan McPherron, Long Term Care Regional Director, Pacific Life Insurance Company will be the guest speaker providing the basics on this type of insurance. There will be no sales pressure. Class is limited to 30 participants. RSVP at 620-241-1523. Supper will be provided. 
08/25/17Inman Blood DriveInman Community Blood Drive Friday,...Inman Community Blood Drive Friday, August 25, 12:00 to 6:00 pm St Peters United Church of Christ - 111 N Pine Donors will be served a free meal! Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment. Bring your donor card or photo ID.
08/26/17Galva Senior Center - Empire DaysThe Galva Senior Center will...The Galva Senior Center will be serving pie during Old Empire Days Saturday August 26th from 5-7 pm. Cost is a free will donation.
08/26/17King Midas Street Dance-LindsborgAnnual King Midas Street Dance...Annual King Midas Street Dance at Lindsborg Saturday, 26 August, 2017 | 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM | Bring the family, your lawn chair and get ready to dance the night away with the best rock and roll band in Kansas! 100 block of N. Main Lindsborg, KS 
08/26/17Backyard BBQ Contest-LindsborgBackyard BBQ Competition at South...Backyard BBQ Competition at South Main St. Parking Lot Saturday, 26 August, 2017 | All Day| Fundraiser for Smoky Valley After Prom Beginning at 8:00 a.m. Judging at 5:45 p.m. Frisbee Feed at 6:00 p.m. Menu is pulled pork, beans, chips & drinks for $7. Email for entry forms. Email: [email protected]
08/26/17Galva Old Empire DaysActitivies for the entire family...Actitivies for the entire family 1 pm Decorated Kids Wheels contest parade 2 pm Kids Pedal Tractor Pull 3 pm Bby Crawl 3-4 pm Candy Hunt 4-7 pm Car Bash 4-8 pm Dunk Tank 5-7 pm Main Street Bar-B-Q 6:30 pm Future Fireman's Competition 9:30 pm Fireworks at the Ball Park Plus many other activities throughout the day.
08/31/17McPherson Community Blood DriveThere is no substitute for...There is no substitute for human blood!  Almost everyone knows someone who needs blood.  Blood is especially needed this time of year. Thursday, August 31, McPherson YMCA 220 N. Walnut, McPherson, KS 67460 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Please schedule your donation today by visiting redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767). Bring your donor card or photo ID. 
09/02/17Historical Society At The McPherson MueumThe group will discuss several...The group will discuss several tragedies of McPherson's past. Including the fires of 1898 and 1933 as well as a fatal sandpit collapse in 1911. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn about the history of McPherson. Call 241-0604 for more information.
09/05/17Volunteers needed to work the McPherson Booth at State FairIf you would like to...If you would like to work a 3 hour shift at the state fair to promote the city of McPherson, and in exchange get a pass into the fair for that day, contact the CVB at the McPherson Museum at 241-3340. KS State Fair is Sept. 8th-24th
09/08/17McPherson Community Blood DriveThe American Red Cross will...The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in McPherson. Thursday, September 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church 119 N. Elm, Mc Pherson. 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Friday, September 8, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM To schedule an appointment, visit http://redcrossblood.org or call 1-800 RED CROSS (800-733-2767).
09/20/17Social Security Basics informationK-State Research & Extension McPherson...K-State Research & Extension McPherson County will be partnering to offer monthly free educational programs designed to provide information to help with the XYZ's of life.  September 20th 2 pm - Social Security Basics. McPherson County Extension Office meeting room, 600 West Woodside. RSVP strongly encouraged to have enough handouts and seats for all. RSVP at 620-241-1523.
10/01/17Canton Heritage DaysCanton Heritage Days September 30th...Canton Heritage Days September 30th and October 1st-looking for participants-vendors-craft fair is Saturday only. No fee to vend. 620-654-2859 text or Call Cathy to participate.
10/07/17Burnin' Down Main Chili & Soup Cook-offOctober 7th Burnin’ Down Main...October 7th Burnin’ Down Main –Chili Cookoff 11:30-1:30, free pumpkin decorating contest Touch a Truck” 12-2pm No Hands Cream Pie eating contest. Sampling wristbands $5 each (sample all entries and vote for your favorite) 620-241-7430
10/07/17Swedish Genealogy WorkshopJoin genealogist experts from Sweden...Join genealogist experts from Sweden for a Swedish genealogy weekend in Lindsborg October 7th & 8th 2017. Anna-Lena Hultman from  Västergötland, Anneli Andersson from Dalsland, and Charlotte Börjesson of Gothenburg will present informative sessions for both beginners and experienced family researchers.  The Swedish team will be joined by American Swedish genealogy experts, Geoff Morris of Salt Lake City, and Kathy Meade, North American representative for the company ArkivDigital.   Sessions include:  Where Do I Start?, Research in Church Records, Searching for Place Names, Benefits of  Databases, Swedish Records on ArkivDigital, Swedish Military Records,  Emigration from Sweden and Reading & Meaning in Swedish Records.   The two-day workshop includes time on computers to research your own projects. Participants will have access to numerous online resources free of charge. The Swedish experts will help in the computer lab, providing translations and answering questions. Find full details at www.oldmillmuseum.org, by emailing [email protected] or calling  (785) 227-3595. 
11/23/17McPherson Community Thanksgiving DinnerThe 22nd Annual Free McPherson...The 22nd Annual Free McPherson Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 23rd at McPherson High School Commons due to renovations at the Community Building. Doors will open at 11:15am and serving starts at approximately 11:30am, continuing until 1:30pm or until all are served. No Reservations are required.  Volunteers are needed in various areas both the day before and the day of the event, so please call 620-755-8108 if you are able to help.  To donate pies call 241-5686. For Home delivery call 241-1686. Questions call 241-0035. We thank USD 418 for allowing the dinners to be served in the High school with entrance from the west parking lot off of North High Drive.
12/22/17Trolley Christmas Light ToursPublic Tours on the McPherson...Public Tours on the McPherson Trolley to view Christmas Lights will be held at 6, 7 and 8pm December 8th, 15th, 17th-19th and 22nd. Tours start at the McPerson Museum, and tickets are $5 each. Call 241-3340 to schedule a private tour.
12/25/17McPherson Community Christmas DinnerThe 21th Annual McPherson Community...The 21th Annual McPherson Community Christmas Dinner will be held Christmas Day, Monday December 25th 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:15 am) at McPherson High School Commons at 801 East 1st. All are Welcome. This is a free dinner prepared and served by community volunteers. To volunteer to help, call or text 620-755-8108. For home delivery call 620-241-1686, Questions call 620-241-0035 or email: [email protected] For the most up-to-date information, check facebook atwww.facebook.com/McPhersoncommunityDinners To send a donation: CTI. PO Box 14, McPherson, KS 67460 We thank USD 418 for allowing the dinners to be served in the High school with entrance from the west parking lot off of North High Drive.
12/31/17Loaves & Fishes MealLoaves & Fishes, (a local...Loaves & Fishes, (a local ministry serving a free meal and offering fellowship) is usually held @ the 4-H Building on Sundays @ 4:00.