As you know, in Lindsborg you can always expect the unexpected! From the creative thinking of Lindsborg’s downtown merchants and a strong desire for warmer climates, a mash-up of Swedish proportions takes place on Saturday, January 26th from 2 to 5 pm.
Join the fun and you might see Swedish dancers doing the hula, happy luau revelers doing the lutefisk limbo or ukeleles playing as conga lines wind their ways through downtown.
Picture this! A roasted pig, featured in many luaus, combined with a dish of Swedish meatballs and voila! a new and amazing dish called a Swedish Meatball Pig. This concoction will be leading the conga line. Here is the schedule, subject to weather conditions, of course:
2:00 PM – costumes available at The Ivory Thimble or come wearing your favorite luau attire (maybe a Tommy Bahama flowered shirt over fleece?) with lutefisk limbo to follow.
2:30 PM – Swedish Dancer hula lessons at Lucia Park just south of City Hall. Go check out the restaurant and merchants and their island flare displays. Make sure to purchase your ukulele at Trollslända at 135 N. Main St for the play along that starts at….
3:00 PM – play your ukulele at Lucia Park
4:30 PM – conga line with the Swedish Meatball Pig around downtown
(Many thanks to the Lindsborg CVB for letting me copy their copy!)
Sarah Smarsh and her family lived and worked near Kingman, Kansas for generations. They all worked hard, played even harder but never thought of themselves as being poor in the richest country on earth. Her memoir, Heartland, is New York Times Bestseller, was a National Book Award finalist with many more accolades flowing in. It is definitely worth your time!
Glen Suppes has just been named the 2019 Kansas Superintendent of the Year by the Kansas School Superintendents’ Association. This award was very much earned for the long list of accomplishments since at USD 400.
The Swedish Crown, in downtown Lindsborg, is creating a four-course meal paired with craft beers from Three Rings Brewery out of nearby McPherson. Dinner starts at 7 pm on Friday, November 2. Tickets are going fast, so call 785-227-8422 now! Here’s the menu:
Appetizer: House-made pretzel bites served with spicy cheese sauce and carmelized onion dip — served with Vertigo IPA
Salad: Arugula salad with raspberries, pumpkin seeds, gorgonzola and champagne vinaigrette — served with Love Shack or Raspberry Gose
Entree: Beef tenderloin filet with truffle mashed potatoes and bacon-wrapped asparagus — served with Wanderlust or Scottish Red Ale
Dessert: Stout chocolate cake with espresso cream and raspberry coulis — served with Bulldog or Oatmeal Stout
24/7 Wall Street recently published their list of the best fifty cities to live in America. Here are McPherson’s attributes:
> Population: 13,212 > 5 yr. population change: 0.0% > Median home value: $135,800 > Median household income: $54,057
“The median household income in McPherson, Kansas of $54,057 a year is just below the national median of $55,322. However, a dollar goes a long way in McPherson as goods and services are 14% less expensive than they are on average nationwide. Indeed, extreme financial hardship is relatively rare in the city. Just 7.3% of residents live in poverty compared to 15.1% of Americans.
McPherson residents also have many options when it comes to entertainment and recreation. The city has a far greater than typical concentration of restaurants, fitness centers, museums, golf courses, and movie theaters.”
The methodology of 24/7 Wall St. included a weighted index of 25 measures that fall into four categories: affordability, economy, quality of life and community. To avoid geographic clustering, only the top-ranking city, with a minimum population of 8,000, in any given county was selected.
Blues Masters at the Crossroads starts this coming weekend! (If you wait until ‘Stormy Monday” you’ll be too late! In fact, this is their last ever blues concert!
Blues legends and legends-to-be will perform at Blue Heaven Studios 201 S. Eighth Street in Salina. Buy your tickets at AcousticSounds.com or by calling 800-716-3553. So give up some ‘green’ for the blues!
Friday, October 26
Bobby Rush – “King of the Chitlin’ Circuit”
Mud Morganfield – Son of blues great, Muddy Waters
Marquise Knox – Blues guitarist on the rise from St. Louis
Beverly “Guitar” Watkins – 79 years old, but she’s still playing the blues
Saturday, October 27
Kenny “Real Deal” Neal – Guitar impressario – ‘swamp’ style
Robert Finley – soon-to-be-legendary soul singer
Larry Garner – Three-time blues writer of the rear
Li’l Ray Neal – Guitarist / bluesman from Baton Rouge