Hillsboro library book group to meet
The Hillsboro Public Library book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, May 11, in the City Building meeting room.
The book for this month is “The Persian Pickle Club” by Sandra Dallas.
It is not necessary to have read the book to come to the meeting.
Museum friends plan lawn concert
The Friends of the Hillsboro Museums will hold the first of a series of “Concerts on the Lawn” at 4:30 p.m. May 12 at the historic Schaeffler House Museum.
In concert will be the popular Bob Delk and the Boys. The local group plays a variety of well-known contemporary folk and popular music. Opening for Delk and his group will be the high school’s “Spirit-N-Celebration” boys’ group.
The Friends of the Hillsboro Museums will be serving a sloppy joe sandwich meal at the back door of the house. The $5 meal will also include baked beans, potato salad or chips, carrot sticks and condiments. Water and tea will also be available.
Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and a hearty appetite.
The Friends plan to hold a second “Concert on the Lawn” with live music and food in October.
For more information, call 947-3775.
Sign-up starting for reading program
Sign-up begins May 14 for the “Get A Clue at Your Library” summer reading program for children age 3 through fifth grade at the Hillsboro Public Library.
Classes begin June 6 or 7 and end July 18 or 19.
An independent reading program is available for a $1 registration fee for those who can’t attend the classes.
Classes for 3- and 4-year-olds will be from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday or Thursday, for pre-K and kindergartners from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday or Thursday, for children finishing first and second grade from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and for children finishing third to fifth grade from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Registration fee is $3.
Activities will include reading books, playing games, making crafts and eating snacks. Children’s librarian Delora Kaufman, assisted by Krista Reimer and Krista Benda, will head the program.
Young teens will complete their own independent reading goals with the theme “YNK (You Now Know) At Your Local Library.”
Call the library at 947-3827 to sign up.
Vicky’s to hold spring dance recital
Vicky’s School of Dance in Hillsboro will present its 24th annual recital May 12 and 13 in the Hillsboro High School Auditorium.
This year’s theme is “Billboard Hits,” with more than 100 dancers from across Marion County performing routines in ballet, tap, jazz and Irish.
Younger dancers will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Older dancers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free.
Vicky’s plans 1-day hip hop dance class
Vicky’s School of Dance in Hillsboro will offer a one-day hip hop class for girls Monday, May 14, taught by former instructor Hannah Fischer.
Class for third- and fourth-graders is from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., fifth- and sixth-graders from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and seventh- to 12th-graders from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fee for the class is $10.
To enroll, call Vicky Mohn at 947-3413 or come to the studio at 107 W. Grand at the designated time.
Goessel schools plan BBQ, concert
The Goessel Music Department will hold its annual community barbecue and concert Tuesday, May 15, at the Goessel High School cafeteria and auditorium.
The barbecue will start serving at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:45 p.m. The menu will consist of pork burgers, baked beans, chips and cookies.
The concert will showcase the highly regarded Goessel High School band and choir, which will perform their 2007 State Music Festival presentations. Both the band and choir received all “Superior” ratings atthe KSHSAA State Large Group Festival at Ellsworth this spring.
Also featured in the concert will be the fifth-grade band, junior-high band and choir, high-school men’s and women’s choruses and Elbiata Singers.
Band director is Bud Meisel and choral director is Greg Bontrager.
There is no charge for the annual event but all donations will go toward the travel fund of the high-school band and choir.
Various businesses and community people throughout the area donate 100 percent of the items needed for the dinner.
Chamber making service project list
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is compiling a list of community service projects in Hillsboro as a way to bring together groups in Hillsboro looking to do community service.
Tabor College has a program that required students to do community service, and Golden Heritage Foods WE CARE program allows employees two paid work days per year to do community service.
For more information about a community service project to join or to add your organization’s need or desire to the list, call the Chamber at 947-3506.
Veterans’ rep plans visit to Marion
Veterans’ service representative Ken Morris of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs, will visit the Marion Senior Citizen Center from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.
Call 620-342-3347 prior to the visit to make sure all files and information are available.
HHS all-activities banquet May 22
The Hillsboro and Durham LIONS clubs and the Hillsboro Kiwanis Club will host their annual all-activities banquet at 7 p.m. May 22 in the Parkview Church Activity Center.
The banquet will honor Hillsboro High School students participating in school activities, their coaches and directors.
Deadline is May 17 to purchase tickets for $8 each from the following locations: Central National Bank or Emprise Bank in Hillsboro, HHS office, Lynn Penner or G&R Implement in Durham.
The public is invited to attend.