Annual Community Events

Join us for our annual community events! Check our website regularly for news and updates regarding dates and time.

PACE Race 5K

Join us for the 2nd annual PACE Race! This 5K route will start and finish near the Bluestem PACE Center. All runners, joggers and walkers are welcome to join us for this flat course looping through central McPherson. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Bluestem PACE Good Neighbor Fund. This fund assists participants who encounter unforeseen circumstances and assists Bluestem PACE in providing high quality services. Registration is available here

WHEN: April 6, 2019
WHERE: McPherson, KS

Bluestem Gala

The Bluestem Gala is our annual gala event to benefit the residents and participants of Bluestem Communities. We hope you join us for this community event as we gather in support and to celebrate the mission of Bluestem Communities. It’s a night you won’t want to miss!

For more information, contact the Fund Advancement Office at 316-836-4879 or 620-327-3413.  

WHEN: November 7, 2019
WHERE: Meridian Center – Newton, Kansas

Bluestem PACE Open House

Join us during National PACE month for an Open House event. Tours provided. Learn more about what PACE offers caregivers and participants.  

WHEN: September 24, 2019
WHERE: McPherson, KS

Country Breakfast

In early October, an annual breakfast at Kidron Bethel Village is hosted by Friends of Kidron. Come join us on the Saturday morning of Bethel College Fall Fest for a delicious breakfast!

WHEN: October 5, 2019
WHERE: Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton

Fireworks Extravaganza

Find the only fireworks show in North Newton on the campus of Kidron Bethel Village. This event is fun for the whole family! You can expect concessions, children’s games, live music and a festive fireworks show. 

WHEN: July 4, 2019
WHERE: Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton

Garden Party

The Garden Party is an annual fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Caring Fund. RSVP is required. The evening features wine and appetizer pairings.

WHEN: June 1, 2019
WHERE: Hesston, KS

Gathering in the Garden

On the Friday evening of Bethel College’s Fall Fest, come enjoy an informal evening of socializing in Kidron Bethel Village’s Peace Garden. The outdoor event is complete with live music and appetizers paired with wine. 

WHEN: October 4, 2019
WHERE: Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton

Holiday Marketplace

On Saturday, December 7th Friends of Kidron will hold the annual Holiday Marketplace. Kidron Bethel residents and several local vendors will be available for your holiday shopping needs. This event will support the Health Care Benevolent Fund, a ministry of Kidron Bethel Village, assisting residents who are unable to cover the full cost of their care. Cinnamon rolls and coffee by donation. 

WHEN: December 7, 2019
WHERE: Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton

Innovations in Living with Dementia Community Forum

This event features a speaker and interactive booths about programs and services available for those living with or caring for persons with trouble thinking. Speaker to be announced soon.

WHEN: June 26, 2019
WHERE: Hesston Mennonite Church | Hesston, KS

Villa Days in collaboration with Home Sweet Hesston

Villa Days is held in conjunction with Home Sweet Hesston. This community-wide homecoming event is a celebration of Hesston and the people who call it home. Designated events throughout the weekend will benefit Schowalter Villa’s Good Samaritan Caring Fund.

WHEN: September 27-28, 2019
WHERE: Hesston, KS