Little Sweden USA

A blog about Lindsborg

Hello everyone,

Next Wednesday, July 4th, Lindsborg offers an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration. Begin your evening at the north park, where you can chow down on burgers, brats, home-made ice cream and pie, and then enjoy live music provided by a variety of local performers. The food isn’t free, but admission to the park is, so bring your lawn chairs and appetites to the north park on Wednesday, July 4th. Food will be available after 5pm and the musical performances begin at 6.

Then, as the sky starts to turn dark, head on over to Anderson Field for Lindsborg’s annual fireworks display; it’s a wonderful way to cap the celebration of our country’s independence.

Speaking of local musicians, the Lindsborg Community Band is now forming. Under the direction of Doug Talbott the band has performed during the July 4th celebration on an annual basis. Anyone in Lindsborg who enjoys playing in a concert band is encouraged to give Doug a call at 227-3877 or 227-5209.

On Sunday, July 8th, from 2-4pm there will be a special Swedish Genealogy workshop at the Bethany Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. This free workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn more about researching your Swedish ancestors. You may call 227-3595 for more information.

The Red Barn Studio will be hosting Rodger Gerberding, Council Bluffs, Iowa, as the Artist-in-Residence from July 1st – 21st. Rodger works in diverse media, including sculpture, printmaking, collage, box construction, drawing and painting.

During his residency Rodger will be working in mixed media and recycled material. He will also lead a Box Assemblage Workshop incorporating found or personal items on Saturday, July 14th , 12:15 – 4pm.

For more information about the class call the Red Barn at 227-2217

till next week, this is Mike Rodriquez with the Lindsborg Update.

Listen to the podcast of the Lindsborg Update from the 29th of June 2007 simply by clicking the previous link. The Lindsborg Update is a podcast of a weekly bit I do on a local radio station, KSAL 1150AM. The Lindsborg Update usually airs on Fridays, a couple of minutes after 12:30 PM. Btw, if you use an RSS aggregator, and iTunes, you can automatically load this podcast into iTunes from within the aggregator.