Daily Life

?Fizz, Boom, Read? program beginning

?Fizz, Boom, Read? is this year?s summer reading program title at the Hillsboro Public Library. The dates offered include June 19 and 26 and July 10 and 17.

The 3- and 4-year-olds will meet at 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; pre-kindergarten/kindergarten group meets from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; first and second graders at 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and third through fifth graders from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A registration fee is $4.
A new program for toddlers ages 11?2 to 2 years old is offered at no cost, and parents can come to the library the week of June 19 to pick up a packet with ideas to use with their young children.
For more information, call Hillsboro Public Library at 620-947-3827 or stop by 120 E. Grand Ave. to register.


Class on barn quilt block set for July

The Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail is offering a class next month on learning how to paint a barn quilt block.
?Barn Quilt 101? will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Marion Lake Hall, Marion Park & Lake, 101 Office Drive.
A fee of $35 will be due upon arrival at the class. It includes a 2-foot by 2-foot primed board, brushes and paint.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Teresa Huffman at 620-382-8830 or by email at thuffman@marioncoks.net.


Three blood drives planned for June

The American Red Cross will offer three opportunities for people in Marion County to donate blood during the last 10 days of June.

On June 20, the Red Cross will be at the Lincolnville Community Center, 213 W. Sixth, from 2-6 p.m.

On June 26, donors will be welcomed from 1-6 p.m. at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm in Hillsboro.

The following day, from 2-6 p.m., the Red Cross will be at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.


Marion library gears up for tour

The Flint Hills Garden Tour, sponsored by Marion Public Library, is from 8:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28.
The annual benefit, with proceeds going toward the betterment of the library, will again be providing a showcase for real gardeners.
Gardens on this year?s tour include Linda and Bub Lovelady?s, 747 S. Freeborn; Elora Robinson?s, 620 Hudson; and Julie and Dwight Nelson?s, 832 140th St.
Admission is $5 per visitor and for more information, call 620-382-2442 or stop by the facility at 101 Library St.


?Spark a Reaction? is library theme

In addition to Hillsboro Public Library?s summer reading program for young children, teens and tweens can also participate.
?Spark a Reaction? lunch meetings are from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 and 24 and July 1, 8 and 15. A $4 fee will cover the cost of food, awards and books.
Adults may also sign up for their free, independent program of reading and fun.
For more information, call Hillsboro Public Library at 620-947-3827.

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