Hillsboro blood drive April 24
The next Hillsboro community blood drive is planned for 1-6 p.m. Monday, April 28, at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash.
To learn about donor eligibility or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
April 18 deadline for tai chi signup
The Marion County Department on Aging will offer a six-week tai chi class starting April 21.
The class will meet from 5:15-5:45 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesday at the Marion Senior Center. Participants will learn the 12 basic moves.
The cost is $6. Call 620-382-3580 by Friday, April 18, to register.
Second town hall set for April 23
The second annual Marion County Town Hall Meeting about substance abuse will begin at 6 p.m. Wednes?day, April 23, at Centre High School.
The featured speaker will be Jared Estes from the Paige Estes Foundation. He will share about the loss, hardships, perseverance and recovery his family experienced following a drunk-driving accident.
Participants can turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal by local law enforcement.
The event is sponsored by the Marion County Sub?stance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Marion County Peace Officers Association and the Paige Estes Memorial Foundation.
The public is invited; pizza will be provided.
MES students to sing April 21, 22
Marion Elementary School students will perform their annual spring concerts under the direction of elementary music teacher Anita Hancock.
The third- and fourth-grade students will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21. Kindergarten and first- and second-grade students perform at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22.
Both concerts will be held at the Performing Arts Center in Marion. Each concert is free and open to the public.
Christian author featured at library
Deborah Raney, a Kansas author of Christian novels, will present a program at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Marion City Library.
Raney will talk about how she got started writing and describe her journey in that field. She has been writing Christian-based stories for 20 years.
The cost is $5; reservations are required by April 21. To make a reservation, or for more information, call 620-382-2442.
CGHS first photo auction tonight
Canton-Galva High School will host its first ever Photography Auction next Wednesday, April 16, in the high school commons. The best of yearbook and magazine?s photos from this school year will be matted and framed for sale.
The silent auction will take place from 5-8 p.m. and will include images from sports, academics and special events.
The event is come-and-go, winners need not be present at the end of the evening.
?It is a great opportunity for students, parents, grandparents and friends to purchase these memories captured in print, and for local businesses to buy school spirit-themed artwork,? said Jessica Bowman, CGHS student publications adviser.
All funds raised will support the CGHS journalism program. For more information, contact Jessica Bow?man at CGHS, 620-628-4401.
?Spring Fling? set
April 27 in Florence
Children and adult activities will start at 3 p.m. April 27 at the Florence gymnasium, Seventh and Dean streets.
In addition to the Marion Cub Scouts sponsoring a special activity, other games featured will include paper airplane contest, water brigade contest, cake walk, hula hoop contest, duck pond and ring toss.
A barbecued meal featuring grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, chips, pickles, tea and lemonade will be by donation.
The traditional cake auction starts at 5:30 p.m., along with the winner of a half of beef will be announced.
SCMC to award annual scholarship
The Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. Board will award a $500 scholarship this spring to a 2014 Marion County High School senior.
The award is given to encourage young people who are interested in pursuing a degree in an aging-related field, such as medicine, nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, speech) or gerontology.
Interested seniors can pick up an application from their school counselor or from the Marion County Department on Aging, 309 S. Third, Marion.
The application must be returned by April 18 to SCMC, 309 S. Third St., Marion, KS 66861.
Car wash for fighting hunger
High school youth from several churches in the Hills?boro area will be available to wash vehicles from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in the United Methodist Church parking lot, 905 E. D Street.
Organizers are asking for donations in exchange for a clean vehicle.
The event is a fundraiser in support of World Vision?s 30 Hour Famine project. According to World Vision, 9,500 children under age 5 die each day from lack of food.
Five openings left
for market meals
Five openings remain for individuals and groups interested in providing meals for this year?s Hills?boro Farmers Market.
The location of the market is changing this year from the Schaeffler House to the area of Memorial Park between the museum complex and the east shelter house.
Anyone interested in providing a meal should contact Lena Hall, the new market manager. She can be reached at the Chamber of Com?merce office by calling 947-3506.