Free screening in Peabody Sept. 8
Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Peabody.
Development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech/language and social/emotional. Vision and hearing also will be screened.
The 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.
Relay participants invited to Florence
Organizers of the ACS Relay For Life of Marion County invite supporters of the event to walk as a group in the Labor Day Parade at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 in Florence.
Walkers are encouraged to wear a survivor shirt, any Relay shirt or dress in their favorite 1980s attire. As they walk, they will be handing out fliers with information about the Relay For Life event.
Walkers are asked to meet at 10:30 a.m. at the football field on the West end of Eighth street in Florence.
Relay participants from any team or past Relays are welcomed.
Big Truck Night set for Sept. 10
The public is invited to join the Marion County Early Childhood Task Force for the annual Big Truck Night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Hills?boro Elementary School.
Participants can explore trucks with their children while learning about the variety of community resources Marion County has to offer?all in a fun and safe learning environment.
In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date will be Sept. 17.
Bees topic of first Lifelong Learning
The first fall session of the Lifelong Learning program at Tabor College will begin at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4 in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.
Debbie McSweeney, a Peabody bee farmer and co-chair for the Bee Friendly Farm Task Force in Wash?ing?ton, D.C., will describe the decline of the bee population and what people can do to change the situation.
?If you like food and like flowers, then you need to come hear what is happening to the bees,? McSweeney said.
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.
Participants may enjoy lunch in the college cafeteria after the sessions at the discounted price of $4.
For more information, contact Miriam Kliewer, director, at 620-947-3121 ext. 1706 or miriamkliewer@?tabor.edu.
Parkinson?s group will meet Sept. 8
David McDonald, a licensed psychologist, will lead a discussion on ?Mental Health and Parkinson?s Disease? at the next meeting of Prairie View?s monthly Parkinson?s Disease Support Group.
The group will meet from 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the community room at Prairie View, 1102 Hospital Drive in McPherson.
The group is open to anyone interested in Parkin?son?s disease, including caregivers and care receivers.
McDonald has been part of the Prairie View team since 2012. For information about the support group, call 620-245-5000 or 800-992-6292.
Vendors wanted for Kaffee Haus
Organizers of the Sept. 19 Hills?boro Arts & Crafts Fair Kaffee Haus are inviting people to participate by providing quality baked goods for sale to fairgoers.
Spaces are available to persons and groups at no cost; 100 percent of the proceeds are retained by the vendor.
The Kaffee House is located in the city building. For more information and to reserve a table, contact Marcella Mohn at 620-947-3336.
Tampa plans last dinner and market
Tampa PRIDE is sponsoring the last farmer?s market of the season at 6 p.m. Sept. 2 in the Tampa Senior Center.
The meal is being furnished by the Centre Future Business Leaders of America as a fundraiser for the group.
Baked goods will be available, and everyone is invited to attend.
Tampa PRIDE will also meet at 7 p.m. at the senior center to discuss a project plus the Tampa Christmas celebration. Volunteers and ideas are welcome.
For more information, call 785-965-2639.
Church to host annual music event
The Spring Valley Mennonite Church will host its annual music program at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6.
Michelle and Sammie King of Galva will sing and play primarily old Southern Gospel music. Michelle left Nashville to go home and raise a family. They have been singing and playing together for more than 25 years.
Everyone is welcome. The church is at 2896 Frontier Road or three miles south and two miles east of Canton.
Florence library plans book sale
The Florence Public Library is sponsoring a Books and Baked Goods Sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 5, at 324 Main St., Florence.
The books will include fiction, nonfiction and collectibles. All proceeds will go to the library.