Country Stitchers to meet Oct. 1
Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.
Final plans for the quilt show will be made, along with a discussion about going Oct. 8 to McPherson’s guild program.
Seniors’ annual meeting set Oct. 18
The Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. Board are inviting the public to its 52nd annual meeting Oct. 18 at the Hillsboro Senior Center.
The cost to attend the meeting and meal is $5. Those planning to attend can pay for their registration at their local senior center or contact the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580.
This year’s program includes patriotic music and a patriotic dramatic reading. In addition, the board will honor 16 veterans, who served in World War II or the Korean conflict.
The registration deadline is Oct. 9.
Flu vaccinations to begin Oct. 3
The Marion County Health Department will begin offering flu vaccine to the public Wednesday, Oct. 3, at its office at 203 E. Main in Marion.
The vaccine will be administered from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Wednesday until further notice. No appointment is needed.
Flu shots and flu mist will be available while supplies last. Shots will cost $30 and the mist will cost $35.
If clients provide their insurance card, the office will file with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare and state insurances (Medicaid, State Coventry and UniCare).
For more information call 620-382-2550.
Canton-Galva FBLA plans pancake feed
Canton-Galva’s Future Business Leaders of America will have its annual pancake feed and silent auction from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Canton-Galva High School commons area.
Proceeds will go toward Canton-Galva FBLA to help students attend the national fall leadership conference in Denver, Colo., and the state conference in Topeka.
Tickets are $5, adults, and $3, children, for an unlimited amount of pancakes, sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee.
Lifelong Learning begins Friday
A “Saengerfest” sing-along will kick off the fall series of Lifelong Learning sessions at 9:45 a.m. Friday in the lobby of the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center at Tabor College.
The sing-along will be directed by Brad Vogel, chair of Tabor’s music department, and accompanied by Phyllis Epp and 2012 graduate David Vogel.
After a song is sung, Betty Seibel of Hillsboro will share “the rest of the story” regarding its background.
Lifelong Learning meets during the fall and spring semesters. Fees are $4 per session or $15 per semester ($29 per couple) payable at the door. Registration allows for an optional lunch at a discounted price in the cafeteria after the session.
For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-5964, or email@example.com.
Storytime begins Oct. 12 in Marion
Fall Storytime at Marion City Library, 101 Library St., will be from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. beginning Oct. 12 through Nov. 16.
This session is for children ages 3 to 5 years old and will include a story, craft project and snack each week.
Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. For more information or to reserve a place for a child, call 620-382-2442 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marion to celebrate Old Settler’s Day
The 101st annual Old Settlers’ Day, sponsored by the Marion Kiwanis Club, is scheduled for Sept. 28 and 29.
A golf tournament will kick things off at noon, Friday, Sept. 28, at Marion Country Club.
Saturday activities start early with a 5K run beginning at 8 a.m. at Marion County Park and Lake, followed by a one-mile Fun Run.
The Marion Historical Museum, 208 Santa Fe St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the event.
The annual parade on Main Street begins at 11 a.m. Those entered in the parade are asked to line up on Walnut Street.
Following the parade from noon until 1 p.m. is the picnic in Central Park with four serving lines available. The menu includes sandwiches, chips, beans, pie, water and soft drinks.
Starting at 1 p.m. several favorite games will be available and at 2 p.m. the high school and middle school bands will present a concert in the park.
Marion High School alumni recognition begins at 2:30 p.m., also at the park. All MHS classes having reunions will be introduced.
Rounding out the day will be the Class of ‘82 dance starting at 8 p.m. at Marion County Lake, Pier Point Cove. Three bands will be featured to include Clearview, Greenhorns and Shag Nasty. The public is welcome and donations will be appreciated.
This year’s theme is “Marion City Library—Opening Books and Minds for 100 years,” and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 Marion Library will be having an open house.