Home-school group plans info meeting
Marion County Home Educators are hosting a home-schooling information meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at the Hillsboro City building.
Anyone with questions or interest in home schooling or the McHomes group is welcome to attend.
For more information contact Betsy Walker at 316-772-6578.
Hospital auxiliary to meet July 2
The Hillsboro Community Hospital Volunteers/Auxiliary are having a quarterly business meeting at 2 p.m. July 10 in multipurpose room 14 of the hospital.
Gail Boaldin, HCH chief nursing officer, will talk about HIPPA issues. HIPPA is a privacy act with its sole purpose to protect individuals and their medical privacy.
In addition, Shawn Strunk will give an inspection control update and Toni Dreiling, District IV coordinator of Wichita, has planned her annual visit and will give ongoing information.
New members are welcome and would receive additional orientation.
Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to call Velma Hadley at 620-947-3802.
Magician to perform July 11
Tampa State Bank and Marion City Library are sponsoring a free program featuring Eric Vaughn, a magician, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Marion Community Center.
Children who stop by the Marion library will be given free coupons which will entitle them to win prizes that will be given at the end of the program.
“Eric focuses on delivering amazing magic in a funny, lighthearted style to create a truly memorable experience for his audience,” said Janet Marler, library director. “He gives a funny, high quality, blow-your-mind magical entertainment that everyone will enjoy.”
For more information, call or stop by the library, 101 Library St., 620-382-2442.
Marion Car Show July 7 in the park
The second annual Marion Car Show begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at Marion Central Park.
The event, sponsored by Marion Kiwanis Club, will include street rods, early and late model trucks, classic cars, motorcycles and more.
Other events in conjunction with the car show include an American Legion breakfast beginning at 8 a.m.; farmer’s market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the annual garden tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, call Greg Carlson, 620-382-2985, days, or 620-382-2228, evenings.
Community invited to join HHS band
The Hillsboro High School Band is inviting community members to join students during the Marion County Fair Parade Wednesday, July 25.
The band will ride a trailer during the parade, performing marches and patriotic music.
Rehearsal is planned from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 16 in the HHS band room. Contact Bruce Major at 947-5985 if you plan to perform or want more information.
‘Hugo’ to be shown July 6 in Hillsboro
The Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau and Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church are sponsoring a “First Friday Family Film Nights,” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Memorial Park, east of the Scout House.
The July Friday movie is “Hugo,” about a 12-year-old boy who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station with his survival depending on secrets and anonymity.
The plot thickens when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, jeopardizing Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret.
Admission is free and concessions will be available. Organizers encourage movie- goers to bring blankets or lawn chairs to watch the movie.
Marion’s annual garden tour July 7
The “Flowers in the Flint Hills” garden tour is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 7. Tickets can be purchased for $5 only at the Marion City Library on or before the day or the event.
Gardens featured include Gary and Karen Chaput, 203 Meadow Lane, Marion; Margie and Dick Schwartz, 4 Hill Road, Marion County Lake; Gary and Mindy Carpenter, 16 Rock Road, Marion County Lake and Randy; Judy Mills, 1123 X Ranch, Florence and Doyle Creek Mercantile, 510 Main, Florence.
According to Janet Marler, library director, this will also be special because the Santa Fe Depot is 100 years old this year.
Tours will be available for those interested.
Flower artwork by local artists will be on display at the library.
Refreshments will be served at the library.
For more information, stop by 101 Library Street, Marion, or call 620-382-2442.