Library offering used books for sale
Hillsboro Public Library will be having a used-book sale in the hall outside of the library through Dec. 21.
All books are priced at $1 each. Selections will change on a daily basis.
“Hillsboro public library believes a book is a gift you can use again and again,” said librarian Cathleen Fish.
Proceeds from the book sale will be used to purchase new books for the library.
Silent auction to benefit charities
A silent auction for gift baskets benefiting local charities is taking place until Dec. 15.
Baskets are located in businesses around Hillsboro. A list of locations is available in participating businesses.
Proceeds will be donated to the winner’s choice of Main Street Ministries, Hillsboro Senior Center or Marion County Boys and Girls Club.
MHS groups plan two performances
Marion High School music groups will present two annual concerts in the next week.
The Singers Christmas concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Performing Arts Center. Sacred and secular music will be presented.
The High School Winter Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the Performing Arts Center. The band and choirs will perform.
The community is encouraged to attend.
GES student to present program
The K-5 students of Goessel Elementary School will present a Christmas musical program at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the GES gymnasium.
Students in kindergarten through grade three will present “Ring the Bells of Christmas.”
The fourth- and fifth-grade choir will present Mozart’s “Alleluia” and “Walking in the Air” and conclude with “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.”
The K-5 choir will lead the audience in “Angels We Have Heard on High” and “Joy to the World!”
Marcia Brubaker is the K-5 music teacher. Choirs are accompanied by Michelle Unruh.
The fifth-grade band will make its debut performance by playing “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” and “Silent Night.” Each fifth-grader will perform a solo. Rob Tierney is the band director.
The community is invited to attend.
Community invited to HHS concert
The Hillsboro High School Fine Arts Department invites the community to its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, in the USD 410 auditorium.
The concert will feature performances by the high school band, concert choir and Spirit-N-Celebration.
Selections include Mannheim Steamroller’s “Deck the Halls,” a choral jazz version of “Carol of the Bells” and “Forever King.”
The choirs and band will invite audience participation at the close of the concert with a traditional Christmas sing-a-long and a composition that has been performed each of the past eight years, “Peace, Peace.”
Early arrival is recommended due to limited seating.
Santa letters due Dec. 12 at library
Marion City Library is forwarding letters to Santa for area children, but the deadline for mail is Dec. 12.
Any letter received by that date will get an answer back from Santa.
For more information about this or other library activities, call 620-382-2442 or stop by the facility at 101 Library St., Marion.
TEEN board will met via phone
The Technology Excellence in Education Network board will use a conference call for its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.
The call will originate from the Hillsboro District Office located at 416 S. Date, Hillsboro.
For more information, call Brandi Hendrix at 620-877-0237.
Youth group plans Christmas program
The Alexanderfeld Youth Group will present a singing Christmas program at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at Alexanderfeld Church, one mile west and one mile south of Hillsboro.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information, call 620-947-5648.
Christmas party planned in Durham
The community of Durham is celebrating the coming of Christmas starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Hot dogs and a variety of treats will be served.
Christmas sacks for children will also be handed out. Tram rides will begin at about 6 p.m.