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1. Library screening
At 10 a.m. on Feb. 3, the McPherson Public Library will offer the public a chance to preview a new PBS Kids show: Pinkalicious & Peterrific. The series is based on the best-selling Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann and premieres on KPTS, Channel 8 on at 8 a.m. on Feb. 19.
Pinkalicious & Peterrific is designed for pre-school children ages 3 to 5. It encourages kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts. The series follows the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother Peter, as Pinkalicious imagines creative possibilities everywhere she looks.
“We are so excited that KPTS has offered us the chance to share this series with our families,” said Jennifer McCulley, Youth Services Coordinator. “The book series has always been incredibly popular and we hope that the kids will enjoy seeing it come to life. As educators, we know how important it is for children be encouraged in creative expression and we think this is a fun way to showcase those skills.”
The McPherson Public Library will be showing the first five episodes of the new series, and participants will also leave with a Pinkalicious book of their own.
For more information about this and other events please visit the library website at macpl.org or call 620-245-2570.
2. Mac's got talent
The McPherson Arts Alliance Art Gallery presents the Mary Anderson Arts Center student art show.
Featured are student and instructor works of various media spotlighting the creative artistic talents of the Mary Anderson Arts Center students.
There will be a special reception honoring the students from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 11, which will be free and open to the public.
For more information contact the McPherson Arts Alliance Gallery, by calling 620-241-6131 or visit them at 223 S. Main St. in McPherson.
3. Ground hog dinner
The 76th Annual Ground Hog Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at 111 N. Pine, Inman.
The all-you-can-eat meal will be served family style with sausage, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, rolls, pie. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and ages 4 and under are free.