Catch some music

Mac Jazz will perform an annual jam session at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the McPherson Opera House. Mac Jazz musicians have been coming together at the Opera House for the last several years as a benefit for the theatre. 

Some of the band members who perform have changed year-to-year, and this year the performers include Gary Casebeer, Mark Casebeer, Steve Kail, Guy Cunnimgham, Ralph Brown, Jim Keefer, and friends Benny Watson and Jeremy Hanna. Most all of the musicians are or were members of King Midas, The Avontes, Jazz Associates, and The Dave Kubin quartet, but many friends have also joined in. 

The reuniting all started in 2014 when former students of Bryce Luty, who taught at McPherson High School for 13 years and then headed up the Jazz Studies Program at Hutchinson Community College, decided to perform a concert in his honor. Luty was supposed to be one of performers but, before the performance date, discovered he had cancer and died weeks later. The occasion created the concept of an annual reunion concert of old McPherson High School 60’s and 70’s musicians and their musician friends (“Mac Jazz”) and pay tribute to the memory of their friend and mentor. Gary Casebeer remarks that there have been an unusual number of professional musicians that have come from this area of Kansas because of music educators like Bryce Luty.

The show is free, although a free will donation is encouraged. The band will be performing two 45-minute sets. Seating is open, with no tickets required. Doors, bar, and concessions open at 6 p.m.; the theatre opens at 6:30 pm. 

Head to Inman

Santa Fe Days 2019 – "Inman: People, Pets, & Possibilities" - In downtown Inman. Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. Festival is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parade at 10 a.m. Bounce house, kid games. Kids' Fishing Derby at 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Hamburger feed at 6:30 p.m. Outdoor movie at 8 p.m. See Santa Fe Days 2019 Facebook page for updates on the day's events.


The  Canton Township Carnegie Library,  300 N Main St, Canton,  will be throwing a party at 5 p.m. Sept. 27 to celebrate ground breaking of a new addition. 

Go for a run

The Bulldog Benefit Blitz, a 5K and one-mile fun run, is set for September 28 and will support McPherson College’s Toys For Tots toy drive. The event is open to all on campus and in the McPherson community.

Entry for the event is a new toy or a cash donation to the toy drive. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the fun run will begin at 8:30 a.m. from McPherson College Stadium.Pre-registration is available online now through the McPherson College Student Life Facebook page or by calling the Student Affairs office at (620) 242-0508. Registration will also take place prior to the event beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Head to Canton

Canton is hosting its second indoor and outdoor fall event! Fall home and porch decor, Christmas gifts to get a head start on holiday shopping, and amazing baked goods are just the beginning of a tantalizing smorgasbord of products our vintage, crafty, rustic, handmade, metal, artsy, and woodsy crafters will have to offer.

The market will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28, 1514 27th Ave., Canton.