1. Remember Veterans Day

The 2019 Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 at the American Legion and proceed down Main Street to Marlin Street, west to Walnut Street, north to Woodside Street, west to Mulberry Street, and north to the Park Department building.  A ceremony inside the Park Department building will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a free chili luncheon. The Legion will host a dinner at 7 p.m. in the post, 401 N Main St.

There will be a military museum display set up at the American Legion Hall. 

At the dinner the  keynote speaker this year will be Lt. Col. Zach Mills who was deployed with 432nd Civil Affairs battalion to Iraq.

The commission approved an application from the McPherson Area Veterans Committee for street closures to precipitate a parade. 

2. Explore the nooks and crannies

The Smoky Valley Historical Association will host “Exploring the Nooks and Crannies of Kansas and what else does the Kansas Sampler Foundation do?”  at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Bethany Home, 321 N Chestnut, Lindsborg.

Authors Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe take you on a photo journey of 40 interesting and lesser-known places to visit in Kansas. Penner and Rowe share intriguing historic places, quirky customs, grassroots art, fabulous cafes and more. 

3. See a play


"Play On!" will be at the McPherson Opera House, presented by McPherson Community Theatre. Written by Rick Abbot, "Play On!" is the story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from an author who keeps revising the script. Showtimes are 7 p.m.  Nov. 14 through 16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets can be purchased on the Opera House website at www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.

4. Check out the VFW festival 

The VFW Auxiliary Fall Festival will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at  VFW Post #2715, 120 S. Taft. 

The Auxiliary will host a variety of arts and crafts, games, face painting, and be serving refreshments. Free and open to the public.

5. Learn about depression


"The Silent Epidemic: A Real Story of Victory Over Severe Depression" with featured speaker Coach Mark Potter and his wife Nanette will be 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the McPherson High School Theater, 801 E. First St. Sponsored in part by K-State Research & Extension. Program is free to the public. For more information call 620-241-1523.