Two big reminders:
• At 6:30 tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 30, we have a chance to talk as a community about results of a survey about a possible new recreation center in Lindsborg. Now it's your time to chime in again. Please, take time to be at Lindquist Hall on the Bethany College campus tonight.
• SVHS football is now in post-season bracket play, so if you're available to cheer, get a seat at the first playoff game against Hesston on Friday, Nov. 2, at Anderson Field. Go Vikings!
Five to cheer:
• your useful responses to last week's questions about Maker's Street. Thanks, Jan Cambridge-Lewis, for your willingness to help Tayla Mace. We appreciate you both.
• SVHS post-season athletic accomplishments. Hats off our talented student-athletes and their coaches!
• Salemsborg Lutheran Church for its super-successful area attraction, the Haunted Forest. Over three days, the church entertained more than 4,000 people.
• the healthy balance between community wants and needs with community willingness to step forward to help.
• our friends in Marquette who are acting, singing and making merry in the 30th Annual Melodrama and Olio. Showtimes 7:30 on Friday and Saturday nights, with Sunday showtime at 2 p.m. It's one of the best things, truly.
31 Halloween trick or treat parade downtown by Sprout House, 10 a.m. Plan for 18 if giving treats
31 Soderstrom Elementary trick or treat parade downtown 2:45 p.m. start; all are welcome; 300 treats can be individually dispensed if you wish to participate
31 Witches Wail at American Legion Post 140, a community classic event wrapping up with the sounding of city sirens to signal the end of trick or treating, 6-8 p.m.
31 Trick or Treat at Bethany Home starting at 6:30 p.m. Please use the Chestnut Street door.
1 Cover display windows for Nov. 9 unveiling
2 KU visits Lindsborg: Sandzen, Crown, Hemslojd and at large roaming 10-4
2 reception for internationally known artist Anne Austin Pearce and her exhibit at Mingenback Gallery on the Bethany College campus, 5-7 p.m.
3 Lindsborg Community Hospital Auxiliary's "extravaganza" of warming chili and chicken noodle soup, bake sale and gift shop, 10-1:30 at Trinity Church with carryout lunches available
3 Sandzen Gallery's members preview of its annual Holiday Gift Show featuring the work of 50 artists; also an exhibit by Kansan Chuck Bonner and well-known Bethany College alum Ray Troll of Alaska
4 Open house for Akerhuset (The Farmhouse), a historic house transformed into its next life as executive stay lodging, 2-4 p.m. at 204 W. Grant
9 Makers Street Art Walk 5-8 p.m. featuring many artists and makers goods for holiday season giving; also 5 p.m. lighting of trees and Old Mill Bridge and unveiling of decorated shop windows
10 Lindsborg Holiday Open House 10-4 p.m. with Tomte Scrambler game, gift certificate/gift item baskets as prizes; also a large slate of "make and take" ornament opportunities for adults and kids, many free or low cost
24 Small Business Saturday 10-4 p.m. with multiple in-store raffles, horse-drawn wagon rides and treats for children
1 Artists Studio Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with maps to participating galleries and local artists studios in the Lindsborg area; demonstrations, refreshments and new projects
1 Snowflake Parade 11 a.m. downtown, a friendly little parade for children and other imaginative people
1 Pulled pork meal 11:30-2 at Trinity Methodist, by donation
2 Jultide at Bethany College, afternoon performance of beautiful holiday music
8 Lucia Festival, check the schedule of offerings at www.visitlindsborg.org for this beautiful and popular Swedish-American celebration of light
8 Old-Fashioned Christmas at the McPherson County Old Mill
15 Cookies and Mrs. Claus, morning, First Bank Kansas; visit Mrs. Claus and decorate your own cookies
31 Roaring ‘20s-themed NYE party to launch the celebration of Lindsborg’s 150th year; costumes encouraged, see www.lindsborg150th.com