Meet and greet June 14 for doctor
A meet and greet social event in honor of physician Tim McVay is planned from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at St. Luke Medical Clinic, 537 S. Freeborn, Marion.
For more information, call 620-382-2033.
Reading program to begin at library
Signup continues for the summer reading program at Hills?boro Public Library.
The theme is ?Every Hero Has a Story,? and will include super heroes, hometown heroes and animal heroes.
Classes will be Thurs?days, June 18 and 25, and July 2 and 9.
Children ages 3 to 4 years old will meet at 10:15-10:45 a.m.; pre-kindergarten and kindergarten is from 11-11:30 a.m.; first and second grades from 1:45-2:30 p.m. and third through fifth grades from 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Independent programs are available for children in those age groups and for toddlers age 1 to 11?2.
A registration fee of $4 will help pay for supplies. For independent programs, the cost is $1, and for toddlers it is free.
For more information, call the library at 620-947-3827 .
Marion library sets summer program
The Marion City Library is having its annual summer reading program for preschool through eighth grade beginning June 15 through July 17.
This year?s theme is ?Every Hero Has a Story.?
Preschool children who have 20 books read to them will receive a prize.
Kindergarten through eighth-grade children will receive prizes for books read for different goals.
According to library staff, studies show many children during summer lose up to two months of what they learned during the school year, which makes the summer reading program important for children to retain reading and math skills.
For more information or to register, call 620-382-2442.
Song on the Lawn returning June 14
Song on the Lawn, an annual outdoor mini-music festival and meal hosted by the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale, Mennonite Central Committee and Willow?Spring Downs, is planned for 5-8 p.m. June 14.
Six music groups will be featured: Bethesda Band, The Flannelbacks, Cotton?wood River Band, Men in Harmony, Wheel of Faith, and Diva Mea (aka Michelle Armster).
Keith?s Foods will cater dripped beef with carmel?ized onions, hot dogs and all the trimmings, and apple crisp for dessert. Attendees are encouraged to bring table service, lawn chairs and blankets.
The event is a benefit for MCC, supporting local, national and worldwide work for relief, development and peace.
WillowSpring Downs is located at 1582 Falcon, rural Hillsboro. Directions from Goessel are three miles north on Kansas Highway 15, four miles east on 150th and three-fourths mile north on Falcon.
From Hillsboro, drive four miles south on Indigo, three miles west on 150th and three-fourths mile north on Falcon.
In case of rain, the event will be at the Goessel Elemen?tary School. Call 316-283-2720 or 620-386-0709 for more information.
Library, Parkside to host quilt party
Hillsboro Public Library and Parkside Homes will be hosting a quilt block paint party in the Parkside dining room from, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednes?day, June 17.
The $40 fee includes the primed 2-foot by 2-foot outdoor board, paints, pattern and other supplies needed to complete the block. Parkside residents will enjoy the event, as well.
Katherine DeFilippis, Palette of Dreams owner, will be leading the class.
For more information about the pattern, go to the library?s Facebook page, or stop by the library. To reserve a spot for the event call the library at 620-947-3827. email email@example.com or reply on the library?s Facebook page.
Goessel museum plans car show
Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum?s eighth annual antique and classic car and truck show is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in the museum parking lot at 200 N. Poplar in Goessel.
Vehicles and motorcycles manufactured from 1900 through 1980, and in any condition, are welcomed. A $10 exhibitor?s entry fee will be charged.
Admission for visitors is free. All are welcome to tour the eight-building museum.
Six awards will be given: People?s Choice; Best of Show; second place in the car and truck divisions; and third place in the car and truck divisions.
A low-cost lunch will be available. In case of rain, the show will be June 27.
TEEN board plans June 17 meeting
The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will meet at 6 p.m. Wednes?day, June 17, at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.
For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
Free child screening in Marion June 23
Marion County Early Intervention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, June 23, in Marion. Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the screening, development will be checked in the following areas: 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 welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
AL to retire flags June 14 in Hillsboro
The American Legion Post in Hillsboro is having a flag retirement and ceremony starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14.
The event is in conjunction with Flag Day, which is a celebration commemorating the adoption of the U.S. flag.
Activities are open to the public. For more information, call 620-947-3624.
Relay collecting food for weights
The ACS Relay For Life of Marion County is collecting canned food to use as luminary weights.
After the event, the food will be distributed to food banks in Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody and Goes?sel.
Ten-ounce to 16-ounce can sizes are preferred. Drop-off locations through Oct. 8 are St. Luke Hospital, 535 S. Freeborn St., Marion, and Kessler Kreations, 112 S. Main St., Hillsboro.
Last year?s event included about 1,200 luminaria and more are anticipated this year. That means at least 300 cans for each food bank.
To have your business added as a collection site, contact Debbie Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-381-1405.
McHomes planning information event
The McHomes group is planning a home-school informational meeting 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at the Hillsboro City Building, 118 E. Grand Ave.
Garden tour set June 27 in Marion
The sixth annual Flowers in the Flint Hills Garden Tour is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, and features rural and city locations.
Those on this year?s tour include Les and Pam Byer, 1950 230th; Gary and Elaine Ewert, 816 E. Main St.; Roger and Janelle Holter, 15 Back Bay; Duane and Lori Kirkpatrick, 1426 Sunflower and Dwight and Julie Nelson, 1832 140th.
For more information, call Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.
Marion library sets LEGO time June 15
The Marion City Library will have LEGOs from 4-5 p.m. June 15.
No registration is required, and library staff encourages everyone to stop by for an afternoon of designing LEGOs.
For more information, call 620-382-2442.
Museum to focus on Santa Fe Trail
The Marion Historical Museum is hosting ?The Santa Fe Trail and the Civil War? at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 13, featuring Leo E. Oliva.
Everyone is invited to attend the free program.
Oliva is a historian with a research focus on 19th-century Kansas and author of ?Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail.?
The presentation is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.
For more information, call the museum at 620-382-3703.