‘Christmas in July’ set for Lincolnville
A Christmas in July event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 28 at the Lincolnville Community Center, 213 W. Sixth St.
Organizers report “a lot of vendors” will be selling items.
In addition, the event includes a “Buy, Sell Gold/Silver Party” to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Wellness class to start in Peabody
The Marion County Department on Aging is offering a wellness class in Peabody starting Tuesday, July 31. The class will meet at the Indian Guide Terrace Activity room every Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for six weeks.
The program, developed by Stanford University, helps people learn techniques to cope with the symptoms and frustrations of living with a chronic condition to improve their quality of life.
Participants will learn how to reduce pain; deal with fatigue; frustration and isolation; handle stress; use medication effectively and learn from others.
This class is open to anyone living with diabetes, pain, lung disease, heart disease and arthritis. It is also open to family, friends or caregivers of people living with these conditions.
The cost for the class is $6. If interested, call 620-382-3580 by Monday, July 30.
Tabor holding child auditions for play
An informational meeting about children participating in Tabor College’s homecoming musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” is planned for 6:30 p.m., Aug. 7, in the Lohrenz Chapel-Auditorium.
Boys and girls who are entering grades two through six are invited to audition.
Children should bring one or both parents/guardians to the Aug. 7 meeting.
Instructions and a sign-up sheet for auditions will be available at the meeting. Auditions will take place the evenings of Aug. 14 and 16. Following auditions, six to eight kids will be selected.
Public performances of “Joseph” are scheduled for Oct. 4-7.
Call Judy Harder at 620-947-2510 with questions or if unable to attend the Aug. 7 meeting but are interested in auditioning.
Youth invited to special event at fair
Everyone is invited to attend “Explore the Projects” from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Marion County Fair.
The event will be in the grassy area just east of the 4-H building and youth ages 7 to 19 can participate for a chance to win a prize worth $25.
Two of these prizes will be given away—one for girls and one for boys.
Participants will be able to pet horses and rabbits, identify insects, judge pictures, make a snack mix, plant a seed and build with wood.
For more information, visit the Marion County 4-H website at: www.marion.ksu.edu.
Lutheran church plans Bible school
Our Savior Lutheran Church is planning a Bible school from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from July 30 through Aug. 3 at 320 S. Cedar St., Marion.
The theme for the week is “Amazing Desert Journey.” Children age 4 through sixth grade will be involved in activities, verse memorization, singing and daily Bible stories to the key elements of the Lord’s Prayer.
For enrollment information, call 620-382-2432 or 382-2564.
Public invited to Hmong celebration
Trinity Church invites the public to join in the celebration of the completion of the church building project for the Hmong Church in Nahongtai, Thailand, Sunday, July 29.
Kuaying Teng, denominational minister for Asian Ministries of Mennonite Church USA, will speak during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour.
Pastor Vang Kou Yang, former president of the Hmong 7th District Churches of Christ in Thailand, will be among the speakers during the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Members of the Denver, Colo., Hmong Mennonite Church will sing a traditional Hmong poetry song written especially for the celebration. Girls from the church will preform a Hmong dance and the group will also sing.
A fundraiser meal for the Nahongtai Church is planned for noon. The menu will be pulled pork and chicken, with a variety of sides, salads and desserts. Donations welcomed.
Trinity Church is located at 211 S. Elm in Hillsboro. For more information, call pastor Jeff Wintermote at 620-877-0179.
Community hymn sing slated July 29
A community hymn sing is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
The theme for the evening, “Songs of Eternity,” will include singing, prayer and Scripture readings.
Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns to be sung, according to organizer Steve Vincent.
Driver’s class open to education folks
AARP driver safety classes will be offered in July and August for anyone connected with education in Marion County.
The eight-hour course—1 p.m. to 5 p.m. over two days—will be available in Peabody, Marion and Hillsboro.
In Peabody, the classes will be July 30 and 31 at the Peabody Township Library, 215 N. Walnut St. To register, call 620-983-2502.
In Marion, classes are Aug. 6 and 7 at Marion Elementary School, 1400 E. Lawrence St. To register, call 620-382-2117.
The Hillsboro classes will be Aug. 13 and 14 in the USD 410 Hillsboro High School tech room.
The course is designed to improve driving skills and participants will also receive an insurance discount.
The cost is $5 and open to teachers, aides, bus drivers, custodians, cooks, Sunday school teachers, pastors, homeschool and preschool teachers, including family members.
High school students are also eligible to take the course.
3 quartets to sing at museum benefit
Three quartets will be featured at a concert Saturday, Aug. 4, at Goessel High School in conjunction with Country Threshing Days. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The quartets are the following: Detour, a women’s group singing a cappella in close harmony; Huxman Boys Quartet, from the Moundridge area; and Heritage Quartet, a men’s group whose members live in Newton, Goessel, Hesston and rural Canton.
The concert is a benefit event for Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum. Admission is free, but donations will be welcomed.
For more information or to register, call Richard Riemer, one of the coordinators, at 620-947-3453.