Daily Life, June 24, 2015

Summer Morning Garden tour slated

A Summer Morning Garden Tour, sponsored by Friends of Canton, is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, with five yards featured.

The event is come-and-go. Maps and tickets are $3 and available at Three Sisters Tea & Treasures, 105 N. Main St., Canton.

In addition to the tour, a guide will assist in gardening tips. An optional Three Sisters Garden tea and lunch is also planned by reservation only.

For more information about the event or reservations, call 620-628-4484.


Tai Chi classes open for July, August

The Marion County Department on Aging is offering learn-as-you-follow Tai Chi classes this summer.

The class in Hillsboro will meet at 8 a.m. each Thursday starting July 2 and continuing through August at Memorial Park.

The Marion class will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday starting July 2 and continuing through August at the Marion Senior Center.

Tai Chi is slow, flowing motions that improve balance, stretch and strengthen muscles while lowering blood pressure and heart rate.

It is an excellent exercise for those looking to get back into an exercise program or simply to release stress, according to Gayla Ratzlaff, department coordinator.

The class will last 20 to 30 minutes. There is no charge.


Florence fireworks to benefit PRIDE

The fireworks stand in Florence will continue to stay open from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 4-10 p.m. Friday; from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday.

The air-conditioned fireworks stand is at the Florence PRIDE building, 310 Main St., with all proceeds going toward PRIDE activities.

Prizes will also be available. For more information, organizers are encouraging everyone to stop by.


Flint Hills Garden Tour slated June 27

The sixth annual Flowers in the Flint Hills Garden Tour is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The tour features rural and city locations.

For more information, call Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.


Caregiver group will meet July 6

?Caregivers? Bill of Rights? is the topic for the next McPherson County Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by Prairie View Inc.

The group meets from 2:30-4 p.m., Monday, July 6, in the north conference room at Pine Village Wellness Center, 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge. Admission is free and open to the public.

Joan Brubacher, a licensed specialist clinical social worker with Prairie View Inc., facilitates the caregiver group.

The support group is open to caregivers for older adults as well as older adults who are caregivers. The group offers education, mutual support and problem-solving with others who are dealing with similar situations.

For information about the group or any caregiving needs, call Brubacher at 800-992-6292 or see prairieview.org.


Community Bible Study begins July 9

?On the Light Side of Serious? is a community Bible study for women scheduled to begin July 9.

The study will meet at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday through Aug. 12 in the Hearth Room, Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church at 300 Prairie Point.

Participants will need to bring a notebook and Bible. All translations are welcome.


Meeting at Marion Senior Center

Marion County Democratic Women will meet at noon Friday, June 26 at Marion Senior Center.

Bring pasta or boxed mac and cheese for the Marion Food Bank.


Band to play Sunday in Canton

Cottonwood River Band will play for morning worship at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 28, at First Baptist Church in Canton, located at Fourth and McPherson.

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