Free child screening in Marion March 10
Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in Marion.
At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of learning, motor, language and social. 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.
Charity auction set for March 8
The annual Holy Family Parish charity auction will be March 8 in the Pilsen Community Center.
A dinner will be served by the center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and all proceeds from the meal will benefit the center.
A silent auction will be under way when people arrive and the live auction will start after the meal. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Marion County Charities and families in need.
The public is invited.
For a look at some of the donated items, visit the church Facebook page: Holy Family Parish Charity Auction. For more information, call Kim Oborny at 620-732-2146.
Health fair set for March 21 at HES
The Marion County Health Fair is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Hillsboro Elementary School, 812 E. A St.
For more information about the event, call Ken Johnson at 620-947-1460; Diedre Serene at 620-382-2550 or Roger Schroeder at 620-382-2177.
MBF trio to speak on ?10 decisions?
?Top 10 Decisions to Make Sooner than Later? will be the topic at the Tabor College Lifelong Learning session at 9:45 a.m. Friday, March 6, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.
Jon Wiebe, Garvie Schmidt and Andy Shewey from Mennonite Brethren Foundation in Hillsboro will be the speakers.
?The tendency for all of us is to put things off,? Wiebe said. ?But when it comes to decisions in the last quarter of life, they need to be handled sooner rather than later.?
The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door. Fees are $5 per session, $15 per semester or $29 per couple. Attendees may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
For more information, contact Miriam Kliewer at 620-947-0294 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marion City Library plans Lego event
The Marion City Library is offering children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade the opportunity to make their own unique Lego creations.
The event is free and no registration needed.
For more information, call 620-382-2442.
Alzheimer?s group to meet March 10
Marilyn Ediger of Prairie View will lead the next McPher?son Alzheimer?s Support Group meeting at 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the chapel at The Cedars, 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson.
The group is for family members and caregivers of persons experiencing Alz?heimer?s or other dementias.
?The focus of the group is to provide support and information for the caregiver, joining with others who are going through some of the same situations,? said Ediger, a licensed specialist clinical social worker.
Sponsored by Prairie View, The Cedars and the central and western Kansas chapters of the Alzheimer?s Association, the meetings are free of charge and open to newcomers.
Those attending will use the business office entrance to the main building.
Daddy Olympics set for Saturday
The annual Daddy Olympics for men and children is planned for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Marion Aquatic Center.
Fathers, uncles, grandfathers and friends are welcome to attend with their children, age birth to 5 years for free swimming, indoor sports and giveaways.
The event is sponsored by Marion County Parents as Teachers, Marion County Head Start and Marion County Safe Kids.
For more information call Lori Soo Hoo at 620-947-4041.
Parkinson?s group to meet Tuesday
?Understanding Parkin?son?s Disease? is the topic for Prairie View?s monthly Park?inson?s Disease Support Group that will meet from 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, in the community room at Prairie View, 1102 Hospital Drive, McPherson.
David McDonald, a licensed psychologist, leads the group, which is open to anyone interested in Parkinson?s disease, including caregivers and care receivers.
For information about the group, call 620-245-5000 or 800-992-6292.
Soup supper to support Carol Laue
A benefit soup supper is planned from 5-7 p.m. March 4, sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and the Marion Christian and Our Savior Lutheran churches to help pay medical expenses for Carol Laue.
The menu includes homemade chicken soup, chili or vegetable soup, pies and brownies. Payment is by donation.
A bake sale booth at Gillett Auction is planned for Saturday, March 14, at the downtown Suffield Building.
For those unable to attend the soup supper, donations may be made to the Carol Laue Benefit account at Tampa State Bank in Marion or Tampa.
For more information, call Ruth Lange at 620-382-2564.
Blood drive set March 12 in Canton
Canton-Galva High School is having a blood drive from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Canton Community Build?ing in downtown Canton.
To donate blood, individuals will need a blood donor card or driver?s license or two other forms of identification at check-in.
For those 17 years and older, weighing at least 110 pounds and in good, general health, they may be eligible to donate.
Those 16 and under might need parental consent in some states. All blood types are needed.
To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit: redcrossblood.org.
MES kindergarten screening March 12
USD 408 Marion-Florence School District will screen children enrolling in kindergarten this fall.
These children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31.
The evaluation will be March 12 and 13 at Marion Presbyterian Church.
Parents who want to enroll their children in kindergarten this fall should call Deb Shipman at MES to set up an appointment.
For more information, call 620-382-3771.
Birthday event set for Pauline Winter
A come-and-go birthday party for Pauline Winter is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Hillsboro Senior Center, 212 N. Main St.
No gifts, please.