Barbara Baxter Trio
to perform Oct. 18
The Barbara Baxter Trio is performing from 2-3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Elgin Hotel, 115 N. Third St., Marion.
The event is presented by the Marion High School Chris Hauser and Sons Memorial Scholarship Committee.
For more information, call 620-957-5000.
22nd annual Toy Run set for Nov. 7
The 22nd annual Marion County Toy Run is planned for Saturday afternoon, Nov. 7. The event has turned into a major benefactor for the underprivileged children of Marion County.
Sponsored by the Sons of American Legion No. 366, ABATE of Kansas Dist. 9 and Route 56 Classic Crui?sers, the event invites participants to donate one new toy as their entry fee.
These toys, as well as donations and money raised at an auction and chili feed after the Toy Run, are donated to community Christmas Trees, area ministerial organizations and Marion County children?s service organizations to provide a better holiday season for children.
Over the past 21 years, the event has raised more than $162,000.
This Toy Run will begin at 1 p.m. at SherBowl Lanes, 131 S. Thorp, Marion. Toys will be collected for distribution at Hillsboro State Bank, followed by the auction and chili feed at Hillsboro Ameri?can Legion.
Donations may be sent to the Marion County Toy Run, c/o Hills?boro SAL No. 366, 405 S. Floral Drive Hillsboro, KS 67063, or contact one of the sponsoring organizations.
Blood drive in Hillsboro Oct. 26
The American Red Cross is planning a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
To schedule online, visit redcrossblood.org, search sponsor code ?Hillsboro? and log into your donor profile, or reserve a spot by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.
PAT to launch first Roll & Read Oct. 17
Marion County Parents as Teachers is hosting the first Roll & Read event at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Peabody Township Library, 214 N. Walnut St., Peabody.
The event is part of the Pea?body Scarecrow Festival.
Parents are encouraged to bring their children from birth to age 5 in a stroller or wagon. Older children can walk, bike or skate as families follow a three-fourth-mile course around Peabody while doing fun literacy activities, crafts and games along the way.
Following Roll & Read, families are encouraged to take in the rest of the Scare?crow Festival, including a downtown chili cook-off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Goessel museum plans hymn-sing
An old-fashioned hymn sing, where a chorister helps participants, is planned for Sun?day, Oct. 25, in the Preparatory School at Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum in Goessel.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. Faspa, a traditional light Mennonite Low Ger?man meal, will be served at 4 p.m.
The Mennonite Hymnal will be used. The hymn sing will end with the book?s most-loved hymn, No. 606, informally referred to as ?the Mennonite anthem.?
The event is free and open to the public.
Scams topic of next Lifelong Learning
Sgt. Scott Plummer from the Sedgwick County Com?munity Liaison Unit will be the speaker at Lifelong Learning 9:45 a.m., Friday, Oct. 16, in the Wohlge?muth Music Education Center, Hillsboro.
His session is titled ?Are you the next victim? How to protect yourself against fraud and scams that target the older generation.?
Plummer brings a wealth of experience on the subject of scams and fraud targeting seniors.
The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. Attendees may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
?For more information call 620-947-0294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Circles group plans
movie Oct. 20
Circles of Marion County is sponsoring a documentary film titled ?Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert.?
The movie is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
FACT offering free parenting class
Families And Communi?ties Together Inc. will sponsor a free parenting class Saturday morning, Oct. 24, at the Marion Public Library, 101 Library St.
The goal of the class, led by Rachel Boden, is to reduce parental stress by learning techniques that improve relationships between caregiver and child.
Three sessions are planned according to different age groups: 0-3 years old, 9-9:45; 4-6 years old at 10-10:45 a.m.; 7-9 years old at 11-11:45 a.m.
Participants with children of different ages are encouraged to choose a time and bring them all.
Play activities, music, snacks, books and craft materials will be provided.
Funding for the class is provided by a Central Kan?sas Community Founda?tion Kids Fund grant to FACT Inc.
The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 16, by calling Boden at 620-327-4198 or emailing her at email@example.com.
Church to mark 75th anniversary
Our Savior Lutheran Church, 320 S. Cedar St. in Marion, is celebrating its 75th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 18.
A celebration church service with holy communion is planned for 9 a.m., with fellowship at 10 a.m., a potluck at 12:30 p.m. and a time for sharing memories from 2-4 p.m.
The theme of the day is ?Looking Back on His Bless?ings, Looking Forward to His Promises.?
signup due Oct. 14
Families and Communities Together Inc. is sponsoring a poverty experience simulation from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Marion Community Center ballroom, 203 N. Third St., Marion.
Ashlee Gann, FACT executive director, said the cost is $10 per person and the deadline to register is Oct. 14.
In order to have the event, at least 30 people are needed.
?This is a great opportunity to gain a different prospective on another person?s life experience,? she said.
For more information, call 620-877-0197.
meet with reps
Kansas Sen. Rick Wilborn, 70th District Rep. John Barker and 74th Dis?trict Rep. Don Schroeder are scheduled to attend the Marion County Commis?sion meeting at 11:20 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the courthouse.
The upcoming legislative session will be discussed, and members of the public and/or local government officials are welcome to attend.
For more information, please contact the Marion County clerk?s office at 620-382-2185 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.