• From 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, please drop by The White Peacock Coffee and Tea Company at 124 N. Main St. for cuppa with Lindsborg City Council members. Come share your dreams for Lindsborg, as well as your observations about results of the 2017 Citizen Survey. Survey results were published in the latest city newsletter., and if you haven't seen them, info will be provided at the come-and-go coffee time.
• The weekend of Friday, March 23, to Sunday, March 25, will be chock-a-block with fine music, extra company from out of town, and a little wackiness. Friday night brings us the second Lindsborg Jazz Walk, presented this year by the Lindsborg Landmark Concert Series as part of the Messiah Festival of Arts calendar. It's a don't miss event that concludes with a final performance at the J.O. Sundstrom Center. Saturday brings Lindsborg Våffeldagen (Waffle Day). Sunday is the Messiah Festival's "Messiah Sing Along" at Bethany College's Presser Hall. That makes now a great time to plant pansies, clean windows, and clear winter's grit from sidewalks and gutters.
• Casting ahead: Lindsborg in Bloom, our community send- up of the Flower Power Era, will be on Saturday, April 28. Many responding to the 2017 Lindsborg Citizen Survey said the liveliness of downtown has improved since the 2014 survey -- and we believe that events like Lindsborg in Bloom build the community's reputation among residents and visitors alike. This year, we're planning groovy outdoor entertainment and hands-on activities for families and friends, and we need the community's help to make it happen. Would you/your organization be willing to make a $50 donation toward Lindsborg in Bloom and the ongoing work of the Ad Hoc Roundtable? If so, please send a check to the Lindsborg At Work Association in care of David Hay at First Bank Kansas or Kathy Richardson at Small World Gallery.
• Please drop by and relish the newly re-situated Connected Fair Trade at 129 N. Main St. It is a pleasure to have proprietor Amy Kay Pavlovich continue one of her three successful Kansas fair trade businesses in Lindsborg's downtown area.
• We're also looking forward to the debut of Hands of Time Gallery at 118 S. Main -- *perhaps* as early as the first week of April. Hands of Time will feature the furnishings and wood sculptures of Brandon Sherwood, paintings of Dawn Sherwood, and fine art and craft from near and far. We know that Hands of Time will be a key addition to the Lindsborg lineup.
• Here's a kind reminder from Scott's Hometown Foods about the availability of its electronic monitor for community announcements. Please work with Danyel Patterson at the store. Either send a digital file in landscape format -- or send event details and Danyel would create the digital file for you. That email is email@example.com. Thanks so much, Danyel and everyone at Scott's.