Legislative coffee April 4 in Hillsboro
A legislative coffee is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Hillsboro City Building.
The event is sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and will feature State Rep. Don Schroeder and State Sen. Rick Wilborn.
Everyone is invited to attend. Doughnuts and coffee will be served.
Community teams wanted for Relay
The ACS Relay for Life of Marion County is asking every community in the county to be represented with a team at the Oct. 10 event, which will be from 5-11 p.m. at the Marion High School athletic stadium.
?This year we are celebrating 30 years of Relay, which puts us like right in the middle of totally tubular ?80s awesomeness,? said Deborah Conner, a member of the organizing committee.
The ACS theme this year is ?Walking, Fighting, Surviving.? The Relay slogan is ?Back To Fighting For The Future!?
Currently, only Marion and Hillsboro have teams. Burns, Durham, Florence, Goessel, Lehigh, Lincoln?ville, Lost Spring, Peabody, Ramona and Tampa are not yet represented.
Anyone interested in starting a team, or wanting more information about it, can e-mail Conner at email@example.com.
Free child screening in Lincolnville
Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, April 14, in Lincolnville. Appoint?ments will be available from 9-11:30 a.m.
At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech/language and social/ emotional. Vision and hearing also will be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
Lunch ?n Learn program April 8
Marion City Library is having its Lunch ?n Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8.
Jason Graves, Saline County horticulture agent, will speak on gardening and how to avoid common mistakes to ensure plants will perform at their best.
Flowers and gardens will both be addressed in the program.
Reservations need to be made by April 3. For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442 or stop by 101 Library St.
?Teens and Twitter? at Lifelong Learning
Wendell Loewen, Tabor College professor of youth, church and culture/ministry, will speak at the Life?long Learning program at 9:45 a.m., April 3 in the Wohl?gemuth Music Education Center on campus in Hills?boro.
Loewen’s program, titled ?Connecting with Teens in a Twitter World,? will explore the lives of modern teens.
“In recent years, a new adolescent landscape has emerged, making the journey to adulthood more treacherous than ever,? Loewen said. ?This is a session for caring adults who want to understand the heart of the teenagers in their lives and walk the path of growth together.?
The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door. Fees are $5 per session. Attendees may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
?For more information, contact Miriam Kliewer, director of Lifelong Learning, at (620) 947-0294 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUMC ?Skeeter Run? set for April 18
Hillsboro United Metho?dist Church will be sponsoring its annual Skeeter Run April 18.
The 5-kilometer and one-mile races/walks will begin at 9 a.m. from the church.
Proceeds from the event will go to the UMC ?Imagine No Malaria?project.
Participants will be eligible for awards and door prizes and can enjoy a fruit, cinnamon roll and beverage bufffet after the race.
For more information or a registration form, contact the church office at 620-947-5643 or go to the church?s Facebook page. Those who register before April 10 will receive a race T-shirt.
Library announces holiday hours
Hillsboro Public Library will close at noon Friday, April 3, and remain closed until Monday, April 6, in observance of Easter holiday weekend.
Normal library hours are 10 a.m. to 7 pm Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Librarian Cathleen Fish encourages patrons to ?stop in to make your selection for the winner of the ?modern? versus ?classic? March Madness book contest.?
Florence Easter egg hunt Saturday
The Florence Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at Grandview Park.
The event is for children 12 and under with the youngest going first; middle ages, second and oldest, third.
Certificates for Susan B. Anthony coins will be inside some of the Easter eggs, sponsored by Cottonwood Valley Bank, On the Corner Cafe and the Florence Chamber of Commerce.