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1. Meet a musician

Central Christian College will host Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink in a solo piano recital performance on at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20. The free recital is a part of the Kansas Music Teachers Association state conference, and will be presented to conference participants and community members free of charge.

Lister-Sink will perform works by Chopin, Gershwin, and Ravel. The McPherson area community is invited to the recital performance, to be held in the Wesley Black Fine Arts building.

This year marks the 106th annual conference, and will be the first time the conference has taken place in McPherson. Vice president of the conference, Dr. Brett Janssen, and KMTA President Dr. Daniel Masterson have organized the weekend’s events.

KMTA is the state organization of Music Teachers National Association and is dedicated to helping each student experience the joy of music. Through its educational programs and activities, KMTA empowers its members – teachers with high professional standards – to foster in students a lifelong commitment to music as patrons, performers, teachers, and hobbyists.

Barbara Lister-Sink, a former member of the Artist Faculty of the Eastman School of Music, has collaborated with some of the world’s most distinguished performers, composers, and chamber ensembles. She is Director of the School of Music and the Music Graduate Program at Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As a teacher, Lister-Sink is acknowledged as a global leader in injury-preventive keyboard technique. Her video/DVD “Freeing the Caged Bird– Developing Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique” won the distinguished 2002 Music Teachers National Association-Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award. She has been featured artist or clinician in over 20 Music Teachers National Association state conventions.

2. Take a hike

MARQUETTE — For the second year in a row, the trail will offer a Haunted Trail Hike at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28 north of the Wolverine Sports Complex in Marquette and will include parts of the Pioneer Trail and the nature trail.

The hike will include a scary story told at the beginning of the trail.

While walking on the trail, there will be scare stations related to the story along with spooky guests hiding in the trees. Entry fee is $5 for adults and children under age 12 are free.

This event is a fundraiser for Starlight Literary Club and is put on by the Marquette Lions Club in conjunction with the Marquette Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers are welcome to sign up to be a part of the hike.

3. Snap a photo

Tractor Supply Company is inviting customers to attend a Halloween Pet Photography event at its McPherson store. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 at 1330 N. Main Street.

A local photographer will be on site shooting Halloween-themed photos of customers’ four-legged family members and the first 25 customers who get their photo taken will also receive a free magnetic picture frame.

This event is open to the public. For more information, please contact the McPherson Tractor Supply store at 620-245-9900.