Community Events Jan. 21-Feb. 4

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Jan. 21
Sammie King’s Inside Out Jazz Band– 7:30 p.m. in The Warehouse

Veterans Story Night – 6 p.m. at the McPherson American Legion Post 24, 401 N. Main. Food and social hour at 6 p.m. Presentation at 7 p.m.

Play Date – 9:30 a.m. Countryside Covenant Church, 940 Northview Ave. Bring the kiddos and join us for an indoor play date in the church’s gym!

Keyforge Free Play – 6:30 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Bring your Keyforge Deck and play with your friends. When you play tonight, you earn a sticker towards redeeming your rewards card!

X-Wing Miniatures Free Play – 6 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Casual play for Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game, an easy-to-learn dogfighting game set in the Star Wars Universe. This is the best time for new players to come learn to play! Participants will receive a VG Rewards sticker! See Less

Treg Fawl to speak at Optimist – 7 a.m. atThe Well, 101 N. Main St. Stop by the The Well Tuesday morning for coffee at the Optimist meeting and listen to Treg Fawl speak about Turkey Creek Golf Course.

Jan. 22

Corn Hole – 6:15-9 p.m., McPherson American Legion Post 24, 401 N. Main. $10/person double elimination bracket format. Blind draw for partners. Signup is at 6:15 p.m. and tournament will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash payout for first, second and third place.

Water Rate Checkup Tool Workshop – 9 a.m. at Hutchinson Community College, 2208 E. Kansas Ave. in McPherson. The Rate Checkup program is a free on-line tool that was developed to assist small Kansas public water supply systems with the process of reviewing water rates. This tool was made available and developed through funding from KDHE and additional technical assistance is available and provided by Ranson through a technical assistance contract with KDHE. This training will provide classroom instruction as well as interactive use of the RateCheckup tool. The session provides participants with a basic understanding of the on-line tool’s functionality and usability. Participants will be able to work through the on-line registration process, input of historical data, forecasting of revenues and expenses, capital improvement projection functions, building up reserves, and multiple scenario analysis. For better discussion opportunities, it is recommended that a participant has attended a Rates & Financial Planning Workshop prior to attending a Kansas Water Rate Checkup Tool Workshop, but is not a requirement.

Jan. 22 – 23

T&D Switching Workshop – KMU Training Center, 2090 E Avenue A. This workshop will provide an overview of the numerous regulatory requirements associated with T&D switching operations, as well as provide participants examples of how other electric utilities execute switching orders to ensure compliance and worker safety. Many of the sessions will be facilitated by public power and investor owned electric utility professionals in a panel format to facilitate the sharing of best practices across a spectrum of system sizes. The workshop is provided over two days and will be held at the KMU Training Center in McPherson. The workshop is designed for managers, safety professionals, electric utility engineers, crew leaders, as well as all electric utility field personnel that have decision making responsibilities for the electric transmission and distribution switching order creation and execution of his or her utility.

Jan. 23 – 25
McPherson High School Boys Invitational Basketball Tournament – McPherson High School, 801 E. First Street. Games will be played at The Roundhouse starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Saturday games begin at 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 23
“Insects in Gardening” – 7 p.m. at the K-State Extension Office, 600 W. Woodside. Presenter is Pam Paulsen. A Master Gardener & Friends program. Will be held in the Meeting Room. Bring your questions!

“Speak Truth to Power” – 7:30 p.m. at McPherson College, 1600 E. Euclid. By Ariel Dorfman, based on the book by Kerry Kennedy. For tickets call McPherson College Theatre Box Office at 620-242-0444.

IDPA – 7 p.m. Treasure Chest Shop & Indoor Range 1100 W. Kansas Ave. Come enjoy some friendly competition at our IDPA shoots. You and 5-15 other shooters will hone your defensive shooting skills on various courses setup at each event. Each shooter should bring a center fire pistol of there choice and at least 150 rounds of ammunition, 3 mags, holster, magazine pouch, eye and ear protection. Come out and enjoy the fun and fellowship with like minded folks!

MTG Commander Free Play – 6 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Come join us every Thursday evening for casual Commander play for Magic the Gathering!

Jan. 24

Friday Food – 6 p.m. at the McPherson American Legion Post 24, 401 N. Main. $8 dinner.

Ford v Ferrari – 10:30 a.m. at McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main St. Film tickets available at the door $6 Adults $4 Children. American automotive designer Carroll Shelby and fearless British race car driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary vehicle for the Ford Motor Co. Together, they plan to compete against the race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Open Board Game Meetup – 6:30 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St.  Come join us for our weekly board game meetup! Play board games from our library for free or bring your own. Participants will receive a VG Rewards sticker.

Commodity Distribution – 1 p.m. at theMcPherson Senior Center, 112 E. Euclid St. Must meet current income guidelines. please call to sign up in advance.

Jan. 25

Karaoke – 9 p.m. at the McPherson American Legion Post 24, 401 N. Main.

MTG Beyond Theros Draft – 7 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. $15 entry includes three packs of Beyond Theros + prize support for each player. For an explanation of Draft format, go here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/booster-draft

Ladies Only Basic Handgun Skills – 6 p.m. Treasure Chest Shop & Indoor Range 1100 W. Kansas Ave. Ladies only course covering the basics of handgun safety, handling, and marksmanship skills. Approximately 1 hour classroom session followed by two hours of live fire on the range. Students will need a reliable handgun, approximately 100 rounds, and at least two magazines or speed loaders. Perfect for the beginning shooter or someone that needs a quick tune up.  Cost for this course is $50 and will be limited to 15 students. You can sign up and pay with a credit/debit card on our website.
http://www.centralstatetraininggroup.com

Pokemon Sword & Shield PreRelease – 6 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Come join us as we celebrate the release of the newest Pokemon set: Sword & Shield! Each player will receive a Build & Battle box with which they will build their 40 card deck (we’ll supply energy cards), and compete against other players in a 4-round tournament. $25 entry.

Model T Ford Winter Classic – at McPherson College, in Templeton Hall, 305 N. Baer St. Hosted by the Sunflower State
Crankers Chapter and the Flatland T’s of Kansas Chapter. Featured topic: “Model T Speed Secrets of the Montana 500
Racers.” Montana 500 racers will be on display. Vendors. Tour the McPherson College Auto Restoration facilities. For more
information call 316-648-7887.

30th Annual Boy Scout Troop 133 Pancake Feed – 6 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 N. Elm St. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKES! Link Sausage or Bacon, Coffee & Orange Drink Included Pancake mix available for purchase at event. $5 per person in advance or $6 at the door.
 
Jan. 26
Low Light Encounters – 5 p.m. Treasure Chest Shop & Indoor Range 1100 W. Kansas Ave. A three-hour course covering low light shooting and tactics. We’ll discuss equipment recommendations, theory of flashlight use in defensive encounters and shooting technique. Range drills will occur under various lighting conditions and will include both static and dynamic exercises. Students will need their carry handgun, holster, belt, at least two magazines or speedloaders, 100 rounds, hand held flashlight (weapon mounted light optional), eye and ear protection. Class size limited to 12 students. Cost $40.00 Please sign up on our website well in advance.
 
Kansas Concealed Carry Course – 8 p.m. Treasure Chest Shop & Indoor Range 1100 W. Kansas Ave. This is the eight-hour Kanas Concealed Carry Course that is required to obtain your permit. You still need a permit for out of state travel, carry within a school, to avoid the check when purchasing a firearm, and to have a good understanding of the laws in Kansas. Approx. 6 hours classroom and 2 hours of range qualification. Any safe handgun, 50 rounds, eye/ear protection. Cost for the course is $50 with advance reservation and payment or $60 at the door. You can sign up and pay with a credit/debit card on our website or at Treasure Chest. http://www.centralstatetraininggroup.com.
 
Jan. 27
Explore 2-1-4 Winter Social – 6:30 p.m. at the McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin St. The winter social event for the members of the online literary group, Explore 2-1-4. Anyone interested in joining Explore 2-1-4 is also invited to attend. This event will include a time to mingle with other book-loving patrons, plus try fun foods that are associated with particular books. Can you guess the book based on the snack? We will also discuss how food and books are intertwined in our reading lives. For more information, email shannon@macpl.org
 
Winter Toddler Time – 9:30 a.m. at the McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin St. Toddler Time is for 2 year olds and their caregivers. The program includes short stories, puppets and activities especially for children from ages 24-36 months. Each session is followed up with our Stay & Play time. We invite parents to linger for another 15 minutes or so and chat while the children play with age-appropriate activities

Jan. 28

Trivia Night – 6:30 p.m. at the McPherson American Legion Post 24, 401 N. Main. Mature audiences only.

Soup & Success – Noon at Hutchinson Community College, 2208 E. Kansas Ave. in McPherson. Join us for lunch. The topics we will be discussing are Scholarship Tips and Maintaining Financial Aid. Soup and Snacks will be provided! Sign up at the McPherson Center Front Desk.
 
Keyforge Free Play – 6:30 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Bring your Keyforge Deck and play with your friends. When you play tonight, you earn a sticker towards redeeming your rewards card!
 
X-Wing Miniatures Free Play – 6 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Casual play for Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game, an easy-to-learn dogfighting game set in the Star Wars Universe. This is the best time for new players to come learn to play! Participants will receive a VG Rewards sticker!
 
Jan. 29
Corn Hole – 6:15-9 p.m., McPherson American Legion Post 24, 401 N. Main. $10/person double elimination bracket format. Blind draw for partners. Signup is at 6:15 p.m. and tournament will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash payout for first, second and third place.

Jan. 30

“Off the Beaten Path” by Photographer Jeff Heidel – 7 p.m. at The Cedars Wellness Center, 1021 Cedars Drive. Heidel,
a local landscape and wildlife photographer, will be sharing photos he has taken as he has explored the back roads and
small towns in Kansas. The public is welcome.

2020 Mid America Classic – 2 p.m. at McPherson High School, 801 E. First St.  The Mid America Classic is the premier high school girls basketball tournament in Kansas hosted by the McPherson Optimist Club and the McPherson High School. The tournament is one of the McPherson Optimist Club’s largest fund raisers of the year and provides for many of the donations we make for the youth of the community each year. 
 
Thursday Night with Debbie Uhrig –  6 p.m. at the Cook’s Nook, 219 N. Main St. Looking for something fun to do on a Thursday evening? Join us at The Cook’s Nook with Deb Uhrig for a fun cooking class! The menu will feature cheesecakes made in a pressure cookers, a delicious mocha drink to pair with it, and an appetizer that will be perfect for the Super Bowl! Call the store at 620-241-7180 to reserve your spot or sign up online: https://thecooksnookmcpherson.com/collections/cooking-classes/products/thursday-night-with-deb-uhrig-january-30-6-00pm Debbie Uhrig is the founder of The Covered Dish, she teachers her love for cooking in classes at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, and her ideals shine through in all of her work!
 
MTG Commander Free Play – 6 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Come join us every Thursday evening for casual Commander play for Magic the Gathering!

Jan. 31

Will Simmer AND Jenn Byers from SST – 9:30 p.m. at Ristorante Italiano di Famiglia, 204 N. Main St. Great duo and great food!
 
Open Board Game Meetup – 6:30 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Come join us for our weekly board game meetup! Play board games from our library for free or bring your own. Participants will receive a VG Rewards sticker.

Jan. 30 – Feb. 1
McPherson High School Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament – McPherson High School, 801 E. First Street. Games
will be played at The Roundhouse starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday and, Friday. Saturday games will begin at 1 p.m.

Feb. 1
Men’s Pancake Breakfast – 7:15-10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Kansas. Pancakes,
sausage, coffee, other drinks.

“Feel Your Oats (with Help from a Goat), J.R. Brinkley” – 2 p.m. at the McPherson Museum, 1111 E. Kansas. Hosted by
the McPherson County Historical Society. Program is open to the public and free of charge.

Mandy Harvey – 7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Opera House, 219 S. Main. A deaf American singer-songwriter, Mandy’s
message is universal … Hope, Dream, Believe, no matter what. Although her hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch, and
passion are perfect. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.mcphersonoperahouse.org.

Best Recipes of 2019 with Debbie Uhrig –  10 a.m. at the Cook’s Nook, 219 N. Main St. Spend a Saturday with Deb in the kitchen! On the menu is a chicken quinoa casserole, a sausage tortellini soup, and a winter green salad with walnuts, feta cheese, red onion, oranges and craisins with a made from scratch poppyseed dressing. And for dessert – german chocolate upside-down cake made in a cast iron skillet…Drool, this one is awesome! Call the store at 620-241-7180 or follow the link: https://thecooksnookmcpherson.com/collections/cooking-classes/products/best-recipes-of-2019-with-debbie-uhrig-saturday-february-1-10-00am Debbie Uhrig is the founder of The Covered Dish, she teachers her love for cooking in classes at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, and her ideals shine through in all of her work!
 
 
D&D Open Campaign – 7 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Come join us every other Saturday for our Open D&D Campaign! Players characters are members of Dearborn Company- an adventurer’s guild. Each session is standalone, with characters beginning and ending in the Guildhall. Cost is $7 per session, However you can purchase four sessions for $25. New players will receive a free miniature for their character at their first session.
 
 
Auxiliary Breakfast – 8 a.m. atVFW Auxiliary 2715, 120 S. Taft St. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Join us for breakfast – buffet style! Cost per person is $6.00. Children 4 to 8 are $4.00 and children under 4 are free! Menu will include: *Biscuits & Gravy *Pancakes – made to order hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee, tea or water.
 
MTG Standard Showdown – 1 p.m. at The Village Geek, 116 N. Main St. Come play Magic the Gathering!
 
 
Feb. 2
MPNaz Superbowl Party – 5 p.m. 1455 N. Main St. Bring some snacks and board games while we watch the game together! kickoff is at 5:30!

 

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