Daily Life, April 29, 2015

Hillsboro blood drive April 30

Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm in Hillsboro, will host 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.


Lifelong learning final event May 1

Celebrating another semester of sessions will be the focus of the sixth and final Lifelong Learning gathering at 9:45 a.m. Friday, May 1, in the Wohlgemuth Music Educa?tion Center on the Tabor College campus.

Cinnamon rolls and drinks will be provided.

Attendees are asked to bring a plate of fruit to share.

Sheila Litke, professor of music at Tabor, will provide piano music.

David Martens, director of contemporary Christian music, will talk about his role at the college.

The public is welcome to attend and may register at the door for a fee of $5. Attendees may enjoy lunch in the 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 miriamkliewer@tabor.edu.


Marion library plans fundraiser

The Marion City Library is having a fundraiser May 6 with all proceeds going toward library projects.

The fundraiser will include a quilt designed and constructed by an anonymous donor. The fabric was donated by Dorothy Gilbert; Fern Goodwin did the machine quilting.

For more information, call 620-382-2442 or stop by 101 Library St., Marion.


Tampa plans Cinco de Mayo on May 2

Tampa Pride is sponsoring a Cinco de Mayo fiesta with a taco bar from 5 to 7 p.m. May 2 at Tampa Senior Center.

In addition to the meal, a salsa-making contest, pi?atas and games for everyone will be available.

The meal is $7 for adults and $4 for children.

For more information, call 785-965-7269.


Free child screening in Hillsboro May 11

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Monday, May 11, in Hillsboro. Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.


Tai Chi classes will begin in May

The Marion County Department on Aging will offer Tai Chi for Arthritis classes starting in May.

The class will teach the first 12 moves. Tai Chi is designed for individuals with arthritis, but can be beneficial to others in improving balance and reducing stress.

The class in Marion will be from 1:15-2 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at the Marion Senior Center. The class in Hillsboro will be 4:30-5:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

The cost for six-week, twice-a-week class is $6. Call Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to register.


TC instrumental groups to perform

The Tabor College Sym?phonic Band and Chamber Strings ensemble will perform their annual spring concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 3.

This concert will complete their annual spring tour of schools and churches in Nebraska and South Dakota April 23-27.

Under the direction of Larry Ediger, assistant professor of instrumental music, the theme for this year?s tour is ?Symphoniae laudis,? Latin for ?Symphony of Praise.?

The Symphonic Band will perform a variety of pieces while the Chamber Strings will perform traditional and modern classics.


Mac brass choir to play spring concert

The McPherson Com?munity Brass Choir, under the direction of Jerry Toews, will give its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5 at the Church of the Brethren, 200 N. Carrie St., McPherson.

The choir consists of four trumpets, four french horns, four trombones, a euphonium and a tuba.

Old-time marches as well as a variety of brass music will be performed. The Brass Quintet also will perform.

A donations will benefit CASA, which provides volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children.

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