Free child screening in Marion March 12
Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, March 12, at the Marion Presbyterian Church, 610 Lawrence St.
Appointments will be available from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of learning, motor, language and social. Vision and hearing will also be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
Soccer club opens spring registration
MC United Soccer Club is re-opening registration for its 10th spring season in Marion County.
Kids who played last fall are guaranteed to play this spring for no extra charge. The reopening of registration will allow additional kids to participate.
Registration forms can be picked up at both Hillsboro and Marion elementary schools, with Margo Yates at the Marion Chamber of Commerce, or by contacting Stephanie Moss at 620-877-7454 (soccerfamily.sm@ gmail.com ).
Deadline for registration is March 15, with practices beginning the week of March 25 and games beginning April 6.
Cost for players this spring is $35 for pre-kindergarten through second grade, and $50 for third through 12th grade.
TEEN board plans March 13 meeting
The Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the USD 408 District Office, 101 North Thorp, Marion.
For more information, call Brandi Hendrix at 620-877-0237.
Class offered on barrels, composting
Marion County Economic Development and Marion County Extension are sponsoring a “Rain Barrel and Composting Class” from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 28 at the Lake Hall, Marion County Park & Lake.
Cheri Miller, from the Wyandotte County Conservation District, will be demonstrating the rain barrel and composter.
The cost of the class is $45, which includes lunch and rain barrel with kit. Attendees will receive information about rain barrels, composting, storm water, watershed, backyard conservation and native plants. Door prizes also will be awarded.
To register, call Teresa Huffman by March 22 at 620-382-8830 or 620-381-3920.
Storytime to begin at Marion Library
The Marion City Library will begin spring storytime for children ages 3 to 5 Friday March 15.
Stories, crafts and snacks will be enjoyed by the children from 10 to 10:30 a.m. through April 19.
Space is limited, so call the library, 620-382-2442, to reserve a spot.
‘The Fight Lady’ to visit MOPS March 9
Becky Spencer, a singer/songwriter, will be the Mothers of Preschoolers guest speaker from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 9 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 229 Walnut, Marion.
Spencer is known as “The Fight Lady,” not because she likes confrontations, but because life’s hardships have taught her to be a “scrapper in the Spirit.” The event is open to all ladies.
Spencer said she believes a lot of things are worth fighting for including marriages, orphans, purity, wayward children, a sound mind, and most recently, eating right. For more information or to RSVP, email—email@example.com.
USD 408 plans kindergarten screen
USD 408, Marion-Florence, will hold a kindergarten screening evaluation March 25 and 26 at Marion Presbyterian Church for children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31.
Parents who wish to enroll kindergarteners in the fall must contact Deb Shipman at MES, 620-382-3771, to set up an appointment for the screening.
Author to speak at Marion City Library
Robert Collins will present “Kansas County Seat Conflicts” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Marion City Library.
After the presentation, there will be time for questions. Collins’ books will also be available for purchase.
The public is invited to the free event. For more information, call the library, 620-382-2442.