Tabor releases 60+ fall program schedule

The Tabor College 60+ Learning in Retirement program will begin its fall schedule Sept. 25 with published author Fred Brock, R.M. Seaton Professional Journalism Chair at Kansas State University.

Coffee will be served preceding the first session from 9:30 to 10 a.m.

Upcoming sessions include:

Oct. 2: “Uncounted Blessings.” Ken and Muriel Greene, Tescott, representing Lutheran World Relief, will report their volunteer work.

Oct. 9: “74th District: A Wonderful Rural Area and I Want to Keep It That Way.” With election day only a month away from this session, McPherson County commissioner Don Schroeder, rural Inman, will explain why he jumped into the political ring on the state level.

This meeting will be in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center (WMEC) Rehearsal Hall.

Oct. 16: Fall break.

Oct. 23: “Evangelical in a Pluralistic World: What Does It Mean?” Winnie Bartel, Shafter, Calif., is this year’s Tabor Alumni Merit Award recipient. She has met with government leaders around the world as chair of the Commission on Women’s Concerns, World Evangelical Alliance.

Oct. 30: “Finding the Joy of Art in the Golden Years.” Susan Kruger has been instrumental in forming an art club at Schowalter Villa, Hesston. She’ll twll how one of the club’s projects found its way to Washington, D.C.

Artwork by the late Ruby Patton and Emma Flaming, as well as living local artists will be exhibited.

Nov. 6: “Prescription for Growing Up Alaskan.” Author Naomi Gaede Penner, Denver, Colo., will show-and-tell the adventures of a young Kansas girl growing up in the Alaska frontier with a hunting and flying daddy-doctor and homestead mother. This meeting will be held in the WMEC Rehearsal Hall.

Nov. 15: “Persecution: Not a Nice Word.” Steven Humber, associate pastor at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, Hillsboro, will show a video concerning reports of genocide and persecution in various countries of the world.

Nov. 20: “What’s Pumpkin Doin’ in My Chili?” Becky Walters, chair of the Kansas Advisory Council for Agritourism, transitioned from the city to the country when she married. From growing a few miniature pumpkins in 1988, their farm has become an agritourism destination offering original products.

Nov. 27: “How I Became a ‘Bunico’ Grandpa.” Returning from his 20th trip to Romania, Ken Shultz, Wichita, will describe his ministry resulting from nurturing a Romanian orphan for several years to have her reclaimed by her parents.

Dec. 4: “Annual Christmas Coffee.” Carol singing will be led by Jona Baltzer and seasonal selections brought by Lonn and Beverly Richards with soprano Julia Jost. Featured speaker will be Marlene Schroeder, co-owner of Pine Creek Christmas Tree Farm, Goessel. Those attending are encouraged to bring a plate of finger-food to share.

Older adults are invited to attend. Enrollment is $15 per person a semester, $28 per couple or $4 a session. In an effort to encourage participation, first-time visitors will be admitted free of charge.

Registration and discount lunch cards will be available at the door.

Most sessions will be held in the WMEC lobby, located on the Tabor College campus. Those being held in the Rehearsal Hall are indicated above.

For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator, at 620-947-5964.

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