Marion library to sponsor home tour
Marion City Library will sponsor its annual Christmas Home Tour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.
Homes on the tour include Garry and Sharlyn Dunnegan, 41 Lakeshore, Marion County Lake (formerly Kingfisher’s Inn); Scott and Rolana Heidebrecht, 219 N. Third St.; Vickie Kraus, 307 Elm St.; Bruce and Belinda Skiles, 1914 Quail Creek Road, Highway 256 and refreshments at the library, 101 Library St.
Tickets are $5 and available at the library or at each home the day of the tour.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.
Trombonist to play senior recital
Cody Schroeder, a Tabor College student from Goddard, will perform his senior trombone recital at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the college chapel.
Schroeder, son of Nate and Bonnie Schroeder, is a business management major studying trombone under Brian Postier.
Schroeder will perform four solos: “Blue Bells of Scotland” by Arthur Pryor; “Visions of Light Movement II” by Eric Ewazen; “Nocturno” by Franz Strauss and “Concertino” by Ferdinand David.
He will by accompanied by Zach Neumann.
Schroeder will be joined by Daniel Baldwin, Emery Schroeder and Postier to perform his own arrangement of “Pachelbel’s Canon.”
Deadline for HCF grant apps is Friday
The deadline is Friday, Nov. 16, to submit an application to the Hillsboro Community Foundation for grant funds to be distributed in 2013 from the Hillsboro Area Impact Fund.
Organizations may apply that are exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) and serve Hillsboro and surrounding communities.
Application forms can be downloaded from hillsborofreepress.com or cityofhillsboro.net, or picked up from Eileen Unruh at The Insurance Center at 105 S. Main, Hillsboro.
The Impact Fund is an unrestricted grant fund created by the generosity of individuals who have contributed to this endowment. Grants will not be limited to a particular issue or target population.
Successful applications assist the foundation in fulfilling its mission to improve the quality of life for the Hillsboro community.
For more information about the Impact Fund and other non-profit funding opportunities, contact executive director Kathy Decker at 620-947-0170 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community concert to aid the needy
The Tabor College Concert Choir and Concerto Bella Voce will present the annual Praise and Thanksgiving concert Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Tabor is joining with the Hillsboro Area Ministerial Alliance to raise funds for the organization’s work assisting needy families in the area. An offering will be gathered, and canned goods will be collected to benefit Main Street Ministries.
Tabor’s concert choir is directed by Brad Vogel, professor of choral music; Concerto Bella Voce is directed by Janie Brockenicky, assistant professor of choral music.
The concert also will feature a string trio performed by violinist Stephanie Rempel and cellist Natalie Wiens, both Tabor students. They will be accompanied on piano by Sheila Litke, associate professor of piano.
Rec commission announces dates
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor open gym from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the remaining three Wednesdays of November (14, 21, 28) and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. the remaining two Sundays of the month.
Open gym is for youth and adult basketball players who would like to play in pick-up games or practice shooting. Participants must bring a separate set of clean basketball shoes to wear on the gym floor and must provide their own basketballs.
For more information, contact Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Technology pros, cons is LL topic
Emerson Wiens, retired Illinois State University professor, will illustrate the positive and negative aspects of technology during the Friday, Nov. 16, session of Lifelong Learning.
The session will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Tabor College campus.
Wiens was a student at Tabor for one semester before transferring to Bethel College to earn a degree in industrial arts education. He taught for 23 years at Bethel and earned a doctorate in vocational and technical education at the University of Illinois.
Wiens taught “technology in society” courses at Illinois State in Normal for 12 years.
Lifelong Learning meets through the fall and spring semesters. Fees are $4 per session, or with semester membership. Registration allows for an optional lunch at a discount price in the cafeteria after the session.
For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-5964, or firstname.lastname@example.org.