1. Take a ride

The Falun Classic, an annual bicycle ride held in October that starts and ends in Lindsborg, will be 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Swenson Park, 400 block of North Main Street in Lindsborg.

The ride offers cyclists of all abilities a 32-mile loop with assistance stops through the Smoky Valley and the town of Falun, on paved roads. A light lunch will be provided after the race.

The Falun Classic is sponsored by the McPherson Area Cyclists and helps raise funds for local cycling infrastructure and advocacy work. Register for the event at bikereg.com/falun-classic.

2. See the play

“Dearly Departed” will be on stage Oct. 11 and 12 in Brown Auditorium. This is the second time the show has been on campus. The theatre department last produced the show during its 2005-2006 season with rave reviews.

Set in the backwoods of the Bible Belt, “Dearly Departed” is the story of the rough-around-the-edges Turpin family, who prove that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy but always hilarious. It’s the most fun you’ll have at a family funeral, said Bowman.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for each performance with shows starting at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $5 and tickets can be purchased at the box office prior to the performance.

3. Crawl

The “Crawl for Cancer” will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct 10 in downtown McPherson. The event is a benefit for Women And Children Combating Cancer (WACCC). Tickets: $25 and available at Kindred Hospice, 900 E. First Street. Limited number of tickets available. Participants must be 21 years of age. Ticket will get you one beverage (select beverages & soda) at each of the six locations.


4. Check out the Bazaar

The 16th Annual "Talents Galore" Church Bazaar at the New Gottland Lutheran Church will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12. The event is a craft and bake sale. Cinnamon rolls and coffee will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Soups and homemade desserts being served at 11 a.m. Free will donation.

5. Meet the chamber

The McPherson Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting will be 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at the McPherson Community Building. The Chamber will be recognizing the 2019 President's Honoree, Mr. Fred Bohnenblust. Cost: $25 per person, includes lunch. Reservations are required to chamber@mcphersonks.org or 620-241-3303.