• Please join with us in cheering on Smoky Valley High School students and their families during Promenade starting at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 1, outside the J.O. Sundstrom Conference Center. Students will pull up in front of Prom 2017 in the transportation of their choice -- from shiny and sleek to, ahem, alternative. Main Street will be blocked for an hour as students walk a red carpet into the Sundstrom, complete with announcements and music. Even if you don't know a student personally, it's a delight to see them dressed to the nines and watch them have fun. C'mon out, please.
• Just think. Within the space of 48 hours between April 7 and 9, Lindsborg will be host professional musical talent of the highest caliber. On Friday night, April 7, we'll be able to sample various instrumental and vocal jazz styles during the Lindsborg Landmark Concert Series laid-back jazz walk. In four downtown locations, musicians of national note will be performing to come-and-go, strolling audiences. It's free. To finish the evening, everyone is invited to join in a New Orleans-style procession to the final venue at 104 N. Second, where all the musicians will gather for a final jam around 8:30 p.m. At 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, we'll be able to enjoy one of the world's premiere acapella groups when Take Six commands the Presser Hall stage as part of Bethany College's Messiah Festival. Take Six live and breathe the close harmonies of gospel, old-time, classic and jazz. You'll be fascinated. You'll want to say you were there to see this Grammy-winning group. So: Please "like" the Facebook page for Lindsborg Landmark Concert Series and share details of its jazz walk. Please consider buying Take Six tickets for yourself, your staff or clients. They are available at www.messiahfestival.org or by calling the festival office at 785-227-3380, ext. 8235.
• We also invite you to "like" and share monthly Facebook details of upcoming second Friday Makers Street demonstrations, classes and exhibits.
• Please also share word of the Lindsborg Collects show of 40 locally collected art and craft and their back stories. That's 104 N. Second, open most weekend afternoons through Sunday, April 17. Beautifully laid out with fascinating background of what the people of 67456 value about the visual arts.
April 1: Promenade for SVHS Prom 2017
Apr 1-2: Swedish Genealogy Workshop at McPherson County Old Mill Museum
Apr 2: Kansas Dialogue meets in Lindsborg at the J.O. Sundstrom Center
Apr 6-8: large antique auto club meeting in Lindsborg with overnights
Apr 6-16: Bethany College’s Messiah Festival of Arts and Music www.messiahfestival.org
Apr 7: Landmark Concert Series Jazz Walk/M Dreier
Apr 9: Performance by Take Six/Palm Sunday
Apr 14: Performance of Bach’s “Passion”
April 14: Makers Street 2nd Friday Art Walk
Apr 15: State Travel and Tourism "Instameet" on photography at J.O. Sundstrom
Apr 16: Performance of Handel’s “Messiah”/Easter
Apr 29: Lindsborg In Bloom, a celebration of the '60s
Apr 29: Raymer Society/Red Barn Studio consignment auction@Trinity Church
May 6-7: Millfest at McPherson County Old Mill
May 6-7: Kansas Sampler Festival/Lindsborg goes to Winfield
May 6: City-Wide Garage Sale
May 12: Makers Street 2nd Friday Art Walk
May 13: SVHS graduation ceremony at Presser Hall
May 14: Mothers Day
May 21: Bethany College baccalaureate and commencement
May 29: Memorial Day