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1. Meet an artist

The Red Barn Studio Museum, 212 S. Main St., Lindsborg, will host a reception for Maud and Alf Brorson from the Province of Torsby, Sweden, during Lindsborg’s 2nd Friday Makers Street Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13

During the reception, textile artist, Maud Brorson will demonstrate traditional decorative fiber techniques such as needle binding on i.e., mittens, woolen hats and wrist warmers. Among other items she will make textile carry bags.

Alf Brorson intends to “meet the readership.” He writes “A Sweden Letter” published, monthly, in the Lindsborg News Record.

Many artists will participate in both the Friday Artwalk and the Svensk Hyllningsfest celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14 on the Red Barn Studio grounds. Artists include Pam Rees, alcohol ink and mixed media, Maria Martin, Southwest style modern art, Susan Buchanan, fiber and mixed media, Kathleen Hayward, wind chimes created with recycled materials, vintage tea services, vintage silverware, beads and gems, and Linda Baranski, acrylic abstract pours.

Also with booths on the grounds, Salina’s Randy Clark and son, Peter Clark, will be selling their art. Peter will have metal sculptures and unique handmade wood serving boards among other items. Hutchinson’s Debra Ringler, Randy Oberle and Scott and Michelle Brown will join the artists on the lawn.

Debra Ringler is a multi-dimensional artist trained in sculpture with a concentration in ceramics. Randy Oberle, utilizing the art of repurposing creates artwork in amazing detail and interprets art of historic master pieces through images in his own designs. Scott and Michelle Brown will display their collaborations, made from found objects, such as bottle frames, mobiles and small sculptures.

2. Catch a show

At 4 p.m. on Oct. 22. in Hesston, the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains Prairie Window Concert Series will continue its 2017-18 season with The Talbott Brothers. The concert will take place in the Prairie Pavilion at the Arboretum overlooking the lake.

Tickets are by reservation at http://dyckarboretum.org/event/the-talbott-brothers/ or by calling 620-327-8127. Cost of tickets is $20 for adults and $10 for children, plus tax. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s mission to promote environmental landscaping with native plants.

The Talbott Brothers is a Portland based duo composed of Nick and Tyler Talbott. They form an alternative sound that balances sibling-blood-harmonies with their instrumental ensemble of guitars, mandolin, harmonicas and percussion. Their entertaining effect on stage is embraced by multiple generations, as they are known for charming and energetic performances that blend singer-songwriter styles with folk, rock, pop and blues.

In addition to high quality acoustic music, the PWCS provides delicious savory and sweet food options during intermission, with a menu provided by Crust & Crumb Company.

3. Meet an author

Author Paul Cummings will be at The Bookshelf, 206 N. Main St. in McPherson for a book signing from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17. His book, “It All Matters,” presents a framework for life.

Everyone has the capacity to author their own destiny; it’s not our circumstances that shape our lives, it’s our response to those circumstances that either propels us to great heights or keeps us stuck in the mud.

Through a fast-moving series of engaging stories, readers will learn how to ask the right questions to achieve greatness by thinking in bigger and more positive terms.

Professionals from across the globe have implemented this framework to achieve what they truly wanted out of life.