HES Carnival Saturday, April 20
The Hillsboro Elementary School Carnival will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at the high school gym and commons.
The menu will include such items as walking tacos, hot dogs, pizza, popcorn and funnel cakes.
Participants will be able to join in activities such as the following: face painting, mini golf, basketball throw, fish pond, lollipop tree, jail and a moon walk.
There will also be drawings for a video, T-shirts, collectible cars, bedding plants, massages, honey bears, family portrait and a basketball signed by Roy Williams.
The public is invited.
Canadian author to speak at CMBS event
Rudy P. Friesen of Winnipeg, Man., author of Into the Past: Buildings of the Mennonite Commonwealth, will speak at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies annual spring dinner at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 19.
The dinner and presentation, titled “Tensions, Twists and Turns: The Unfolding Drama of Mennonite Architecture in Russia/Ukraine, 1789-2002,” will be held in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the college campus.
Fascinated by stories his parents told him about their lives prior to emigrating from Russia to Canada in 1926, Friesen has traveled to the Ukraine more than 15 times and has documented hundreds of buildings still remaining in the former Mennonite colonies.
Friesen, who has written and lectured extensively on Russian Mennonite architecture, is a founding partner of Friesen Tokar Architects, a 20-person firm based in Winnipeg, and has served as president and fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Other honors include being named honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects, director of the renovation and restoration of the former girls’ school in Halbstadt, now the Mennonite Centre in Molochansk, and the architect for the Mennonite Family Centre in Zaporizhzhe, a facility for seniors and the disabled.
Friesen has made professional presentations in places such as Jamaica, Malaysia and the United States.
The dinner is by pre-paid reservation only. For more information, contact Peggy Goertzen, CMBS director, at 947-3121, ext. 1211.
Burns city-wide garage sale April 13
The Burns city-wide garage sale will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, April 13.
A map showing the garage-sale sites is available at the Burns Cafe & Bakery at 106 E. Broadway, the city building and the post office.
The cafe will begin serving breakfast at 6:30 a.m.
Garage-sale patrons are urged to stop by the PRIDE fund-raiser garage sale in front of the Community National Bank at 207 N. Washington.
MCRW to hold luncheon meeting
The regular meeting of the Marion County Republican Women will be held Wednesday, April 17, at Marion City Hall.
The program will include a presentation on flag etiquette and a video by President George W. Bush about the events on Sept. 11.
Hillsboro MCRW members will host the luncheon.
Clothing protectors donated by 4-H Club
Members of the South Cottonwood 4-H Club recently donated ten clothing protectors to Hillsboro Community Medical Center and New Life Development Center.
Members who sewed the protectors as part of a club service project were Briana Loewen, Jet Skiles, Gina Andrews, Lora Andrews, Cheryl Prieb and sewing leader Sally Andrews.
Tampa Lions Club to host pancake feed
The Tampa Lions Club will host a pancake feed from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13, at the Tampa Senior Center.
A free-will offering will be accepted, and profits will benefit medical research groups and local projects supported by the Loins Club.
Five youth complete confirmation classes
The Hillsboro United Methodist Church recently had five youth complete confirmation classes and formally become members of the church.
The youth were Hope Darting, Laura Skiles, Chad Hughbanks, Kurtis Shaw and Adam Scheele.
The classes, organized in five sessions, explain the central beliefs of the Methodist Church. Upon completing the classes and memorizing the topics, the students then become confirmed and are received as members of the church.
All of the five youth had been previously baptized, with the exception of Darting. Baptism is a prerequisite of being confirmed in the Methodist Church.
Cottonwood Crossing group to meet April 11
The quarterly meeting of the National Santa Fe Trail Association Cottonwood Crossing Chapter will be held at Marion, Thursday, April 11.
The group will meet at 6 p.m. at the Marion County Museum to see artifacts that shaped local history.
Dinner and a short program will follow at 7:30 p.m. at McGillicuddy’s Restaurant, 214 E. Main, for dinner and a short program.
For dinner reservations, call Gil Michel at 316-284-0313.
MCSEC board to meet April 15
The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 15, in the MCSEC conference room at 302 W. Eighth in Florence.
Ebenfeld MB Church program on Sunday
The Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church will hold a musical-request program at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 14, at the church.
The program will feature music by the children’s and adult choirs, a flute choir, instrumental solos, and vocal duets and solos.
A children’s feature and scripture will also be offered.
The public is invited.
Volunteers needed for LPGA tournament
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas is seeking volunteers to work at concession stands at the U.S. Women’s Open on July 1-7 at Hutchinson’s Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Morning and afternoon shifts are available all seven days. For volunteers, the admission price of $95 to watch the tournament will be waived.
For more information, call Janie Meyers at 316-838-9474.
33rd concert season begins April 14
The Kansas Mennonite Men’s Chorus, directed by Ron Garber, begins its 33rd season of spring concerts.
The scheduled events include the following:
Presser Hall-4 p.m., Sunday, April 14, at Bethany College in Lindsborg;
Central Community Church-7 p.m., Sunday, April 21, at 6100 W. Maple St., Wichita;
Oklahoma Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale-Friday, Nov. 1, in Enid, Okla.
The men’s-chorus motto is “We Sing That Others May Live.” Proceeds go to support world relief, hunger and community development work of MCC.
The concert programs will feature such selections as “O Mein Jesu’ Du Bist’s Wert,” “Redeemed of God” and “This Joyful Eastertide.”
A representative group of the men’s chorus will also tour churches of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, August 2 through August 12.
For more information, visit http://communities.msn.com/KMMC/kmmc.msnw.