Canadian author to kick off Tabor’s spring 60+ program

The Spring 2001 Tabor College Learning in Retirement program will begin Feb. 8 with author Helen Grace Lescheid, Abbotsford, B.C., who will tell of her mother’s courage in the face of horror during the Russian Revolution and World War II.

Sessions are held every Thursday from 10:10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 9:40 for registration, coffee and fellowship.

Future sessions

Feb. 15: “Little Casey, Our Spina Bifida Boy.” Have you seen the photo of the tiny hand clinging to the surgeon’s finger? Marilyn Ratzlaff’s grandson had the same fetal surgery. She’ll share challenges they’ve faced.

Feb 22: “From One-room School to the World Wide Web.” David Karber, associate vice president, California State University, Dominguez Hills, will use projected computer images to trace changes in how we “deliver” education.

March 1: “It’s a Cat, but Does It Purr?” Frank Huebert, state game warden, Fairview, Okla., will bring Felix and Cleopatra, 1-year-old bobcat litter mates he’s raised as family pets.

March 8: “Behind the Scenes of the Evening News.” Roger Cornish, co-anchor on KWCH TV12, will give us the “inside scoop” and show a fun video of “bloopers.”

March 15: “Getting to Know the Amish Mennonites.” Perry L. Miller, and/or his brother David Miller, rural Hutchinson, will share the history and current practices of their church.

March 22: Spring break.

March 29: “Essential Main Street Retailers.” Ken Koslowsky, co-owner, Hillsboro True Value Hardware, will bring man-pleasing gadgets and tools from his expanded store. Especially for the women, Nancy Klaassen, Nancy’s Fashions, will coordinate a showing of outfits sure to put us in the mood for spring.

April 5: “Home on the Range: Kansas Folklore.” Yam spinner, Jim Hoy, rural Emporia, will bring slides and songs about prairie customs and culture. Sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council.

April 12: “Listening with My Eyes.” Erlene Unruh, using specially selected slides, will share personal thoughts in response to what she hears God saying in nature.

“The Good Shepherd.” Harold Buller, Beatrice, Neb., will don the personna of a shepherd who stood at the manger, followed Jesus’ ministry, and found faith at the Cross.

April 19: “A Holocaust Survivor Speaks.” Cantor Leo Fettman, Omaha, Neb., an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi who survived Auschwitz, yet communicates tolerance and hope. His book, Shoah: Journey from the Ashes, will be available.

A nominal fee is charged. First-time visitors are encouraged to attend one session free of charge.

Lunch in the Tabor Cafeteria following the session can be purchased for $3. For additional information, contact Connie Isaac at 316-947 5964.

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