An Ad Hoc scheduling note: At next Monday's gathering we will receive a presentation on behalf of a local group that went looking for inspirations and ideas in Berea, KY, also home of Berea College. Learn why the group chose to go to Berea and what they saw. Then chime in on the reactions and brainstorming to follow. All are welcome. That's 8-9 a.m. in Lindsborg City Hall, 2nd floor City Council chambers.
• A regular pleasure in the Smoky Valley is our tradition of music in everyday life. Many of us read music; both as professionals and enthusiasts we love to play instruments and sing out -- and act, too. We also place a priority on music in educating our children. That's why we tote our lawn chairs to the Swensson Park bandshell tonight, June 6, at 7:30 to help open the season of the Lindsborg City Band. Directed by Smoky Valley Schools director of bands Adam Keller, the Lindsborg City Band is *us* -- our friends and neighbors doing their thing for our enjoyment and their own. C'mon out, everybody! (If not tonight, then please do aim for June 13's performance at the Old Mill and June 20's performance back at Swensson Park.) Thanks in advance to musicians, Mr. Keller and everyone in attendance.
• Sweden's Royal Academy tours its finest vocalists and pianists in the US each year to key national locations such as Los Angeles, New York, and, yes, little Lindsborg. Did you know that former Lindsborg mayor Don Anderson helped Lindsborg get its first Jenny Lind concert many years ago? You can see the heart-filling 2017 Jenny Lind concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Sandzen Gallery. Thanks to all.
• Do you or a friend have reasonably good handwriting and an hour or two to help a good cause? Contact CVB director Holly Lofton, pls. Requests for information in response to Lindsborg's advertising in Midwest Living is going gangbusters. Kinda cool, yes? If you could help hand-address replies (it's the Lindsborg way, of course), that would help.
• We're seeing steady growth and creative people from our area during Maker's Street: The Lindsborg Art Walk. Warm thanks to the team organizing this new event every second Friday. Next Maker's Street is 5-8 p.m. this Friday, June 9. Come stroll and grab a bite to eat. • Reminder: The Ad Hoc group sells two styles of Lindsborg mugs for $10 each. We are able to generate a dab of cash to make memorial donations, send flowers, and cover the occasional unanticipated group expense. Whether you want to stock mugs for sale on your own shelves or buy a few for your own use or as gifts, get them Scott's Hometown Foods, The Swedish Country Inn, or Small World Gallery. Nobody makes any money off this project, all proceeds over mug cost go to Ad Hoc.