Expert to speak on antique glassware
Donavon Schmidt, rural Newton, will speak about and show antique glassware during the Friday, April 5, session of Lifelong Learning.
The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus.
Schmidt invites those who have their own collection to bring a piece to hear his personal comments.
Donavon and wife Deloris operated DonDel Antiques at Walton. He is serving as chairman of the board of directors at the Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum, Goessel.
He has a reputation as a glassware expert and is called on to give presentations and appraisals. The couple are members of the Wichita Glass Gazers Glass Club and the National Depression Glass Association Inc.
Lifelong Learning meets regularly during the school year. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple), payable at the door. Registration allows for an optional lunch at discount in the cafeteria following the session.
For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-5964, or conniei@tabor. edu.
TEEN board plans April 4 meeting
The Technology Excellence in Education Network will have a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.
For more information, call Brandi Hendrix at 620-877-0237.
Herb use is focus of Lunch ‘n Learn
The Marion City Library, 101 Library St., is having a Lunch ’n Learn from noon until 1 p.m. April 10.
Angela Ciero will provide information on how to use herbs and other natural remedies to help fight sickness and remain healthy.
Anyone planning to attend will need to make a reservation by Monday, April 8.
For more information or to reserve a place, call 620-382-2442.
Big Trucks-Big Fun Saturday at stadium
Families are invited to the Big Trucks-Big Fun event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at USD 408’s football stadium in Marion.
The event will include tractors, 18-wheelers, dump trucks, fire trucks and more. Family members are encouraged to bring a camera for photo opportunities.
“Enjoy climbing around on the tractors and trucks,” said Amy Kjellin, director of Butler of the Flint Hills.
For more information, call 620-382-2183.
TC choir to present home concert
The Tabor College Concert Choir, just returned from its annual spring tour, will present its home concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
Under the direction of Brad Vogel, professor of choral music, the choir will perform its concert series with the theme, “The Radiance of His Glory,” based on Hebrews 1:3.
The concert will include a variety of pieces from hymn arrangements to contemporary versions of ancient texts. Composers include Walker, Galbraith, Steffen, Berry, Hakes and Gjeilo as well as spirituals arranged by Hogan, Jefferson and Jensen.
Also sung will be Vogel’s own arrangement of the hymn, “Holy Holy Holy.”
Students Megan Wiebe and Zach Neumann will accompany the choir on piano. Rachel Goering will play the flute, and Ryan Loewen, Cheyenne Derksen, Jessica Coldwell and Natalie Wiens will comprise a string quartet.
During the spring tour the choir sang in Denver, Colo., and central California.
Evangelist coming to Marion churches
Matt Henson, a United Methodist evangelist, will be preaching during “Three Days for God,” April 7-9 in Marion.
Eastmoor and Valley Methodist churches are meeting together for evangelistic services at 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
On Sunday, Henson will be preaching at Eastmoor for the 9:30 a.m. worship service and the evening service. He will be preaching at Valley Monday evening and at Eastmoor Tuesday evening.
Also planned is a pizza party for older children and youth at 5 p.m. Sunday at Eastmoor; a women’s salad luncheon at Monday noon at Eastmoor; and a men’s breakfast at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Valley.
Henson directs “Living the Adventure,” a ministry seeking revitalization within the church and missional outreach.
Chat and Dine Club to meet April 13
The Marion County Park and Lake Chat and Dine Club is having its first potluck dinner of the season at 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the lake hall.
Following the potluck, the club will plan its activities for the year.
Organizers encourage everyone planning to attend to bring ideas with them.
For more information, call 620-382-2900.
Fun Class Day slated April 6 in Marion
The fourth annual free Fun Class Day for everyone in the Marion County community will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 6, at Butler of Marion, 412 N. Second St.
In addition to a variety of classes ranging from financial planning, flint-knapping and quilting to digital scrapbooking, exercising and card-making, MHS students will also have their art on display.
Amy Kjellin, director of Butler of the Flint Hills, said it isn’t too late to sign up for classes.
To review what classes are available, go to www.funclassdaybccmarion.eventbrite.com or call 620-382-2183.
Screenings planned at Centre USD 397
The Centre school district will be conducting kindergarten screenings Friday, April 12, at the Centre K-12 School, 2374-310th St., Lost Springs.
The kindergarten class will not meet the day of screenings.
Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are encouraged to participate in the screening.
For an appointment or for more information, call 785-983-4304.
Kiwanis Club plans 90th year in Marion
Marion Kiwanis Club is celebrating its 90th anniversary at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Marion Community Center, 208 Santa Fe St.
Everyone is invited to attend the celebration whether they are a Kiwanis member or not.
The cost for non-members is $12 and includes the meal and program.
For more information or to make a reservation, call any Kiwanis member or 620-382-2129.