Little Sweden USA

A blog about Lindsborg

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

I hope everybody had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday this year.

Lindsborg continues to celebrate the holidays this weekend, when the Christmas Committee premieres community wide lighting! The event begins tonight at 5:30pm, at Mill and Second streets, with the lighting of the Smoky Hill Bridge. Then, onward to Lucia Park in downtown Lindsborg, with the grand finale at Swensson Park. There, the lighting of the Heritage Tree will take place, as well as a benediction by Mary Bridges and a community sing-along, complete with refreshments. A big hand to the Christmas Comittee for their tireless efforts to bring this special evening to life in Lindsborg.

Over at the Red Barn Studio, puppet artist Michelle Meade will be the artist-in-residence through December 14th. During her residency she will study and draw inspiration from the toys and puppets created by Lester Raymer.

Looking ahead to next Saturday, it’s time for the 5th annual Lindsborg Artists’ Open House on December 6th. From 10am until 5pm participating galleries and artists studios around town will open their doors so you can experience, first hand, the creative space of area artists. As in the past, a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums will be on display, and in addition, holiday refreshments will be served at participating studios.

Also next Saturday is an Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Old Mill, filled with the sights and sounds of and old-fashioned prairie Christmas. I’ll have more details next week.

Finally, Bethany’s seventh annual Alternative Gift Market and Christmas Bazaar is next Friday and Saturday. The market will be open from 11 until 2 on Friday and from 10 until 2 on Saturday. The location is the Phihlblad Memorial Union at Bethany College.

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

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