Final music series performance Friday

Tyler Gregory will perform at Lakeside Park Bandshell July 19 in the final concert of this year’s McPherson Museum and Arts Foundation’s summer music series. The free event will begin at dark. Listeners should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location is the McPherson Community Building.

Playing the guitar, stomp box, and banjo, Tyler’s growly voice singing a mix of folk, roots music, and blues harkens back to times past.

Hailing from the rolling hills of Kansas, Gregory can regularly be found busking on city streets with steam-powered melodies bouncing off the architecture. The sturdy songcraft takes cues from World War II-era blues bellowers. Gregory's mix of blues and roots music howls with a sense of passion and freedom. Singing songs portraying stories of travel, land, and the meaning of simplicity, Gregory goes full force on his guitar/stomp-box live performance arrangements. For more about this Lawrence artist, visit http://www.

In its sixth year, the McPherson Museum and Arts Foundations’ Summer Music Series has hosted an eclectic mix of state-wide bands. If you have suggestions for Kansas performers for the 2014 series, call the McPherson Museum at 620-241-8464 and ask for Carla Barber.

Drivers safety course available

GALVA — The Galva Senior Center, 218 S. Main St., is hosting a two-day AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course from 1 to 5 p.m. July 23 and 24. The courses are for drivers 50 and older and could lead to discounts on car insurance. To register, call 620-654-3404 or visit Cost is $12 per person for AARP members, and $14 per person for non-AARP members.

Lindsborg Farmers Market open Thursdays

LINDSBORG — Fresh, local and seasonal produce has arrived at the new Farmers Market. Vendors are providing products they planted, raised and harvested themselves. Products currently available are local honey, fresh baked goods, rutabaga, kohlrabi, onions, beans, squash, beets, dill, lettuce, tomatoes, flowers and other surprises. Year-round favorites like honey and fresh eggs are available as well. Wine tastings are courtesy of Rosewood Winery from Pawnee Rock and will be July 11 and 18.

Located in the shade-filled area behind Bank of America, 118 N. Main St. the Market is open from 4:30 to 7 p.m. every Thursday.

Pine Village to host Variety Show

MOUNDRIDGE — Pine Village will have its annual Benefit Day Variety Show on July 28 at the Wellness Center. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. and will include performances by Moundridge High School students Chase Stucky on guitar, Tyler Kaufman on the trombone, and Elizabeth Schrag performing a forensics skit. Others on the evening’s roster are the McKinney’s, Carley Bartell, Moundridge Senior Singers, Sandy Miller on the oboe, and Rachel Knight on the saxophone. A free-will donation will be collected for 2013 Benefit Day Project — wrapping up funding for the widening of 17th Street.

Other upcoming Benefit Day events include:

- Bierock dinner — Aug. 23

- Sept. 26 — Walk-A-Thon

- Sept. 27-28 — Garage and bake sale

- Oct. 17 — Benefit Day dinner and auction