3 Cheers-BBQ & Blues - Bethany
Wedding at Sundstrom
Lindsborg in Bloom
Fake $100 bills are circulating
Smoky Valley Young Professionals
City Wide Garage Sales
Community Water Fight
Kansas Sampler Festival
AD HOC 4-17-17
Messiah & Bach went well
Lindsborg Collects wraps up this week, was well attended
Ryan Biegert-Parade chair
Next Dala will be May 6th @ noon-Auburn
Lindsborg in Bloom
“Putting on the Dog”
This weekend-April 22nd
Something to think about from Corey
Expect a busy week ahead....
Bethany College's Messiah Festival of the Arts continues through Sunday with lectures, visual arts exhibits, recitals and performances. Of special note are the performances of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" on Good Friday evening and Bach's masterwork, "Messiah" on Easter Sunday afternoon. Tickets at the doors. Details: https://www.messiahfestival.org/2017/events/
From 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 14, stroll down Makers Street for an art walk featuring new works and faces, as well as arts demonstrations, short talks, and opportunities for hands-on creativity. Maps available at participating locations. Stop for beverages or meals; invite friends and family. Be relaxed and at your own pace.
On Saturday, April 15, Lindsborg hosts Kansas Travel and Tourism's first statewide Instameet. In these gatherings, guests are invited to use cellphone cameras to photograph what they see in a place, then post resulting pictures to a photo-sharing site called Instagram using the hashtags #noplacelikeks and #lindsborg or #lbk. (Hashtags provide a way to search Instagram so users can find photos about particular places or ideas.) To help kick off Kansas' Instameet concept, Lindsborg's own Jim Richardson will present "Secrets of iPhone Travel Photography" at noon in the J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center. Then Instameet guests will be invited to try out new photo skills in Lindsborg. Our Convention and Visitors Bureau has prepared for guests a list of local photo-rich locations ranging from natural wonders to artists studios to dancing on the street. Advance registrations and Instagram accounts are required. Go to www.travelks.com for info.
Also on Saturday, Apr. 15: Drop by at 4 p.m. or shortly after for refreshments to help Lindsborg's Tara Killingsworth celebrate her first year in business at The Ivory Thimble. Our town is so fortunate to have connected with Tara, a clothing designer and tailor. She's already put her creative shoulder to the wheel with the business community, Bethany College and Broadway RFD -- in addition to building her own business. Cheers to you, Tara.
A week from today, 7-8 p.m. on Monday, April 17, we are invited to get an update and review of Bethany College's five-year strategic plan. Head to Pearson Chapel on campus to engage with President William Jones and his cabinet.
Further ahead is Lindsborg in Bloom on Saturday, April 29. It's new and improved in 2017 with outdoor performances from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., a mini-Makers Street to showcase creatives and their items, and plenty of 1960s-era ham.
Programming note: News and Notes is on a planned hiatus until the week of Monday, May 8.
One of Ad Hoc's honorary cans of Lindsborg Elbow Grease was passed this morning to our own Queen of Waffles, Carla Wilson of Scott's Hometown Foods (left). Carla personally launched Lindsborg Våffeldagen seven years ago, and she remains its key creative spark -- as well as as advocate for many other good things, seen and unseen, going on in our town. Thanks so much for being in Lindsborg, Carla! (Presentation made by previous holder, Molly Johnson (right) of The Good Merchant. Shy guy Gus Applequist (center) of The Courtyard Gallery is reluctantly along for the ride in this shot...Sorry, Gus.)
New stuff being brainstormed:
• We have a possible donation of an upright piano So we're thinking: Could we place a piano in the downtown area that could be moved in and out of a building for spontaneous public honky tonk on nice days? What are the considerations? Workable? (Funky piano paint job needed, natch.) If ideas occur, contact Becky Anderson or Ann Parr.
• What does the community need in the way of a highly portable, easily storable stage/platform? Nothing so large as those at Bethany College and in Hyllningsfest storage -- but still enough for small group performances. If you have ideas about specifics of community needs, email Kathy Richardson for guidance on best connections.
Treats! Our friends at Peoples Bank & Trust will serve complimentary ol'-fashioned root beer sodas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 7. While in Peoples' lobby, do thank the bank for its community support.
Events for Sunday, April 9, that we have not yet mentioned:
• Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancer Pancake Feed at Messiah Lutheran Church from 11 to 2.
• Bethany Home's potluck supper, serving begins at noon.
Retail/attraction note for Thursday, April 6:
• Be prepared for a group of 30 "mystery trip" guests starting at 9:30 a.m. with a performance
downtown by the Lindsborg Swedish Folk Dancers. Shopping/exploring is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Also prepare for a contingent of antique auto enthusiasts who will arrive Thursday and stay for much of the weekend.
Registration forms now available at Bank of Tescott, Swedish Country Inn and The Good Merchant for the Community Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 6. Fee of $15 covers maps and advertising costs. (Also plan to sweep through First Bank's parking lot early that morning to score biscuits and gravy breakfast. Your at-will donations for breakfast support the July 4th community fireworks fund.)
In the hours between Friday evening, April 7, and Sunday afternoon, April 9, Lindsborg will have critical mass for high-caliber performing artists and visitors and locals who want to immerse themselves in it. All in a central Kansas town of 3,500. Sometimes you just gotta pinch yourself.
• From 7-10 p.m. Friday, the Lindsborg Landmark Concert Series will host its first progressive jazz walk. Check the Facebook page by the same name for details. The performers' credentials are superb. Free, thanks to sponsors.
• At 3 p.m. Sunday at Presser Hall, the Messiah Festival of Arts presents a call to the heavens through the performance of Take Six. It is perhaps the most respected (certainly one of the most awarded) acapella vocal groups in the country. With gospel and old-time music as part of its repertoire, the vocal acrobats of this group will amaze. Tickets will be available at the door.
To that add the dress rehearsal for Messiah featuring student soloists at Presser Hall on Saturday night, student visual art exhibitions at the Mingenback Gallery on campus, the historic Midwest Art Exhibition at the Sandzen Gallery, and the "Lindsborg Collects" pop up art exhibit at the old lumberyard? That's a wow -- even for much larger communities. Let's share the word, everybody, and roll out to support those who create extraordinary opportunities in our lives.