Little Sweden USA

A blog about Lindsborg

Welcome to Lindsborg Town Talk, your source for news about upcoming events and activities in Lindsborg.

August is known as one of the hottest months of the year, and in Lindsborg that doesn’t just mean the weather. Today is the Lindsborg Classic Car Show, next weekend is the Thor’s Roar motorcyle rally and August 23rd is the date of the Lindsborg Live street dance featuring King Midas and the Mufflers.

Of course, the arts scene is always happening in Lindsborg. The Red Barn Studio is pleased that artist Shin-hee Chin of McPherson has returned as the artist-in-residence through tomorrow, August 3rd. Shin-hee will be continuing her work on portrait quilts during her stay at the Red Barn. And then, starting August 4th, Linda Wisely will be in residence through August 17th, working in acrylic and pastel. On August 10th, the Red Barn Studio will host a reception for Linda at 2pm. On August 11th and 12th she will be teaching a 2 day pastel workshop; contact the Red Barn for more information.

If you are interested in classic cars, you’ll want to attend the Lindsborg Classic Car show today, August 2nd. Held in beautiful (and shady!) Swensson Park, this is a great chance to see a great selection of classic cars. Judges will select winners in a wide variety of categories, including the humorous, “most likely to be stopped” category.

Next Saturday, August 9th, motorcycle enthusiasts from across the midwest will be gathering in Lindsborg for the 2nd annual Thor’s Roar Motorcycle Rally. This is an all day affair starting with special biker breakfasts at many local restaurants, a vending area in the BofA south parking lot, a Wild Dala scavenger hunt, a bike show at the Lindsborg State Bank’s parking lot, a Poker Run through the beautiful Smoky Valley and finishing with a dance from 7 to 9:30 at the Hemslojd, featuring the band Nostalgia. And that’s only a quick overview of everything that’s happening on August 9th!

One last note, mark your calendars for August 23rd! That’s when Lindsborg Live hosts King Midas and the Mufflers for a street dance in downtown Lindsborg. Food and fun starts at 5pm and the dance runs from 8 until 11pm.

till next time, this is Mike Rodriquez with Lindsborg Town Talk.

Listen to the podcast of the Lindsborg Town Talk from the 2nd of August 2008 simply by clicking the previous link. Lindsborg Town Talk is a podcast of a weekly bit I do on a local radio station, KVOB, 95.5 FM. Lindsborg Town Talk usually airs on Saturday mornings around 8:20am. Btw, if you use an RSS aggregator, and iTunes, you can automatically load this podcast into iTunes from within the aggregator. Go to the iTunes store and search for “Little Sweden.”