A look at events around the McPherson community.

1. Exercise for freedom
The FREE2WALK 5K will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Central Christian College plaza.
This event is a benefit run/walk to raise funds and awareness for the Set Free Movement in the McPherson area. The Set Free Movement seeks to end slavery around the world and create new futures.
For more information or to register check out https://www.eventbrite.com/event/9075205183.

2. See the trouble backstage
McPherson Main Stage & Thespian Troupe #3796 will perform “Noises Off” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at McPherson High School.
This play shows what happens backstage during the final dress rehearsal of the traditional British farce “Nothing On.”
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and $2 children under 5 and adults over 65.

3. Donate food
The 33rd Annual Kiwanis Club/Lions Club and Boy Scouts Christmas Basket Food Drive will be Saturday. The drive will collect non-perishable food items from area citizens and businesses for those families in need. Monetary donations, employee food drives, volunteering to pick up food on this collection day, preparing food baskets for distribution and/or distributing food baskets on Dec. 14 are appreciated. For more information, call 620-755-1760, 620-504-6294 and 620-241-0311.

4. Learn about charity
The Alernative Christmas Gift Market, sponsored by the McPherson Church of the Brethren, will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Cedars Conference Center.
The purpose of the market is to encourage persons to learn more about charitable organizations that help persons in need and to give donations and gifts for Christmas. 

5. Enjoy a melodrama
The 25th Annual Marquette Melodrama will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Marquette Fine Arts Center, 110 N. Washington, with proceeds going to the Marquette Fine Arts Center.
The title of the show is "Dogsbreath Devereaux." This will be a reunion of sorts with appearances from past cast members.
This show is an old fashioned melodrama and olio full of laughs. For more information, call 785-546-2393 or email marquettefac@outlook.com.
Tickets $12 and are available at the following locations: Hopp's Sound & Electric, Marquette Farmers State Bank, City Sundries Soda Fountain and Gift Shop, Marquette MKC and Lindsborg Hospital (ask for Jeremy Snapp).