Daily Life (October 26, 2016)

Alternative Gift

Market Nov. 5

The sixth annual Alter­native Gift Market will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 5, in the Marion Com­munity Building at Third Street and Santa Fe.

The gift at the Alternative Gift Market is a humanitarian gift given in honor of a friend or relative, and the market is not a craft show.

The 30 projects at the market range from water wells in South Sudan to medicine for Burmese refugees.

For more information or questions about the market, call Margaret Pickering, coordinator, at 620-382-5473.

CVB offers contest for jack-o-lanterns

The Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau will sponsor a pumpkin-carving contest Oct. 31.

Between 4-5 p.m. participants can bring their jack-o-lanterns to the Chamber of Commerce office at 109 N. Main St. Judging begins at 5 p.m.

Three categories are offered. The winner of each designated category will receive $25 in Chamber Bucks.

The categories are:

• Decorated, for individuals of all ages.

• Painted, for individuals and businesses.

• Carved, for individuals and businesses.

Children can enter a painted or carved jack-o-lantern in the appropriate age division: age 10 and under, or age 11 and older.

For more information, call the Chamber at 620-947-3506.

Soprano Pickett to perform Friday

Amy PrickettSoprano Amy Prickett will be the featured performer at the next Tabor College Recital Series starting at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the chapel. The recital is free and open to the public.

Pricket has performed as a guest artist with the Arkan­sas Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic and many others.

Her solo performances include Brahms’ “Requiem,” Handel’s “Messiah” and Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” She also has taken on operatic roles such as Anna Maurrant in “Street Scene,” Donna Anna in “Don Gio­van­ni” and Dido in “Dido and Aeneas.”

“Amy Prickett is a world-class performer and I’m so excited that we were able to bring her to Tabor to interact with our students and present a recital within our community,” said Jen Stephenson, assistant professor of music at Tabor.

CMBS to host

2nd seminar

The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College is hosting its second genealogy seminar Saturday, Nov. 5. It will begin at 10 a.m. in the Library Conference Room.

“We were overwhelmed by the positive response of our initial seminar last spring and have decided to create a series of workshops as a result,” said Peggy Goertzen, CMBS director.

The goal of the follow up seminars is to provide practical working sessions. Participants do not have to have attended the first session to find the series helpful.

The Nov. 5 event will focus on various aspects of German Mennonite genealogy. Steve Fast will present, “Deciphering Printed Ger­man Text and Handwritten Gothic Script.” Participants are encouraged to bring personal examples and materials on which they would like to work.

Goertzen said examples include letters, postcards, pages from a family Bible or poems and songs as examples of artifacts that might be used in the workshop.

The workshop is expected to last about an hour. The cost is $15. RSVP by Nov. 3 to Goertzen at 620-947-3121 ext. 1211 or peggyg@tabor.edu.

Hillsboro TAPP

tailgate Oct. 27

Hillsboro Trojan After Prom Party organizers are hosting a tailgate supper starting at 5:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 27, at Joel Wiens Stadium.

The meal will include taco soup, cinnamon roll and drink for $6. This is the last home football game of the season.

All proceeds will benefit TAPP.

Trunk R Treat

at HUMC Oct. 30

The public is invited to Trunk R Treat Sunday, Oct 30, at Hillsboro United Meth­odist Church, 905 E. D St.

Games and food will be available; participants are encouraged to come in costume.

For more information, call HUMC at 620-947-5643.

Marion businesses

plan trick or treats

Marion PRIDE is sponsoring a trick-or-treat event from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Businesses will hand out Halloween treats during that hour.

ACS Relay for Life

meeting Nov. 1

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Marion County will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the St. Luke Hospital basement, 535 S. Freeborn, Marion.

The theme for the Aug. 5 event will be chosen, and volunteers are needed to help plan it. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, email Debbie Conner at djcflmnco@gmail.com.

Trunk-or-Treat in

Peabody Oct. 31

Peabody is having its Trunk-or-Treat from 5-7 p.m. Monday Oct. 31 in the downtown area.

Children are invited to trick or treat. Anyone who would like to pass out candy is encouraged to arrive between 4-4:30 p.m. to decorate vehicle trunks.

For more information, call 620-983-4040.

HUMC turkey dinner is Nov. 4

The annual turkey dinner sponsored by Hillsboro United Methodist Church will be from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 4 at 905 E. D St. The event includes a silent auction with bidding to end by 7 p.m.

People wishing to buy carryout dinners should enter the south door of the fellowship hall with no need to call ahead. Cost of the meal is by donation. Pro­ceeds will go toward missions and church projects.

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