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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • 5 Things We would like to see happen this week in McPherson

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  • 1. Attend YP MAC events
    The YP MAC quarterly Lunch and Learn will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Associated Colleges of Central Kansas Office, 210 S. Main St. The program will be a LinkedIn presentation. Lunch will be provided for $10. RSVPs are required and can be sent to ypmac.ks@gmail.com or made online at the YP MAC Facebook page.
    YP MAC also will have a mingle from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Meadowlark Trailhead, just west of North Highway 81 Bypass and Northview Road intersection. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.
    2. Partake in a play
    The student production of “Moon Over Buffalo” will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Brown Auditorium at McPherson College. The comedy by Ken Ludwig features two aging actors desperate to land any lead roles they can, but who are called upon by their grown daughter to take on the role of parent instead.
    For more information, call 620-242-0400.
    Tickets to all shows cost $5 for adults and $3.50 for children ages high school and younger as well as seniors.
    3. Run for fun
    Autumn in the Valley 5K and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in downtown Marquette. Registration fees are $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile fun run/walk. Family discounts are available. Registration forms can be picked up at the Marquette Farmers State Bank, Marquette City Hall or online at www.facebook.
    com/autumninthevalley5K.
    For more information, contact Betsy Patrick at 785-227-5707 or betsy_larson@hotmail.com.
    4. Remember a music legend
    “Ricky Nelson Remembered” will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main St.
    Back for a third performance, Gunnar and  Matthew, Ricky Nelson’s twin sons, will take the audience on a musical, visual and spoken journey through three generations of the Nelsons.
    For more information, call 241-1952 or visit www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.
    5. Live like a Scot
    “Exploring Scotland: Archaeology, History and  Politics” will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Cedars Conference Center. Cost is $10. Register by calling 1-877-404-5823 or visit http://www.osher.ku.edu/.
    Gates for the 20th Annual Scottish Festival open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lakeside Park, McPherson. Park free and ride the shuttle from McPherson High School. There will be 16 venues of family-centered activities celebrating the culture and history of Scotland and Ireland. Offerings include live Celtic music, pipe bands, Highland dance, Highland heavy athletics, food court and Celtic products. For more details, see www.macfestival.org or join us Facebook. There will be scotch tasting and barbecue dinner at McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave. The scotch tasting will be at 4 p.m. Call 620-241-8464. Buffet will be at 6 p.m. Call 241-3340 or www.macfestival.org. A headliner concert will be at 7:30 p.m.
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