Daily Life, April 22, 2015

Fall-prevention classes to begin

Marion County Depart?ment on Aging will offer the fall-prevention class, ?Matter of Balance,? in Hillsboro from 2-4 p.m. starting Thursday, April 23.

Sessions will be in the community room at Grand Oaks Apartments, 506 W. Grand Ave.

The class will address how to prevent falls, teach exercises that improve strength and balance and invite group discussion.

The class is designed for people who have fallen in the past and those who want to prevent falls in the future.

The class will meet every Thursday for eight weeks; cost is $8. Register by calling 620-382-3580 by Thursday, April 23. If you are unsure about the class, you can visit a session this Thurs?day.


Goessel student to give senior recital

Bethel College student Michelle Unruh, Goessel, will give her senior piano recital at 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Administration Building chapel in North Newton.

Unruh will graduate from Bethel in May with a degree in music and plans to complete her education licensure the following semester. She is a student of Karen Bau?man Schlabaugh, Bethel College professor of music.

Unruh is a 2011 graduate of Goessel High School and the daughter of Diane and Fred Unruh of Goessel.

The recital is free and open to the public.


Reservoir cleanup seeks volunteers

Organizers of the 13th Marion Reservoir clean-up day are inviting more helpers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25.

Volunteers are needed to pick up trash around the reservoir and connecting waterways and riparian zones. Organizers also hope to plant 1,500 trees.

Gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers should meet at the Corps of Engin?eers Office on the east end of the dam.

To RSVP call 620-382-2006 or 620-382-2101.


TC?s Neifert to give recital April 28

Krista Neifert will perform her senior piano recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, in the Tabor College Chapel.

Neifert, daughter of Mike and Susan Neifert of Pratt, will perform pieces from a variety of time periods and styles.

Neifert is pursuing degrees in music education, music/piano pedagogy, plus biblical and religious studies.

The recital is free and open to the public.


Book swap set for Saturday at Marion

The Happy Hustler 4-H Club is sponsoring a Marion County Community Book Swap from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25, in the commons area of the Marion Sports and Aquatic Center.

People are invited to swap a gently used book for another one. The book swap will happen the fourth Saturday of each month unless otherwise posted.

For more information, call 620-381-0585


HHS academic awards April 17

Hillsboro High School Site Council will host the 2014-15 Academic Awards Night at 7 p.m. Monday, April 27 in the Hillsboro Middle School Gymnasium.

HHS students who have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher will be awarded an academic letter for their achievements for the school year.


?Sick Child? events set for this week

Parents as Teachers and Head Start are hosting a “What to Do When Your Child Gets Sick? workshop this week.

Parents can choose between two options: 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Marion Elementary School, or 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Hillsboro Ele?men?tary School.

CPR and first-aid skills will be taught by Sue Wat?kins with Marion County Emergency Medical Ser?vices.

Chris LeBlanc, Head Start registered nurse, will lead a practical discussion on the book ?What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick.? Each adult will receive a free copy of the book at the class.

An RSVP is required as space is limited to 24 adults per event. Free child care is will be provided at both locations.


Hillsboro blood drive April 30

Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm in Hillsboro, will be hosting an American Red Cross community blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.


Tampa game night scheduled May 3

The first game night is at 7 p.m. May 3 at the Tampa Senior Center. Those attending should bring a snack to share. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, call 785-965-2639.


Tampa PRIDE to sponsor market

Tampa PRIDE is sponsoring its Farmers Market starting at 6 p.m. the first Wednesdays of May, June, July, August, and September.

The markets will be at the Tampa Senior Center.

The May meal is being served by Centre?s FBLA as a fundraiser. Baked goods will be available to buy.

Venders are invited to participate.

For more information, call 785-965-2639.


Burns High School reunion May 24

The Burns High School Reunion is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 24, with registration.

Any person who attended or taught at the Burns school system is invited.

The business meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with a catered meal at 12:30 p.m.

Reservations are required for the meal by May 9 and may be made by sending $15 per meal payable to Burns Alumni Association in care of Diane Nelson, Box 56, Cassoday, KS 66842.

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