TC instrumental groups to perform
Tabor College Symphonic Band and Chamber Strings will perform a home concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
Under the direction of Larry Ediger, assistant professor of instrumental music, the theme for this year?s concert is ?Bright Shining As The Sun,? based on the lyrics of the beloved hymn ?Amazing Grace.?
?Both ensembles will play a mixture of classical and sacred music that is sure to lift the spirits and encourage the hearts of listeners,? Ediger said.
Chamber Strings will perform a variety of sacred and secular classics, including a strings-only arrangement of John Philip Sousa?s ?The Stars and Stripes Forever.?
The combined ensembles will perform several pieces as well.
Public invited to poverty simulation
The public is invited to participate in a poverty simulation from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hills?boro Menno?nite Breth?ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
The simulation, which is free of charge, is sponsored by Circles of Marion County and FACT Inc.
The event will include an introduction, the actual simulation exercise and a debriefing period at the end.
It is appropriate for participants age 16 years through senior citizens, according to organizers.
Participants are asked to preregister by contacting Linda Ogden 620-382-4559 or email@example.com; or Ashlee Gann, 620-877-0197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tampa PRIDE plans farmers market
Tampa PRIDE is sponsoring a farmers market on the first Wednesday evening of May, June, July, August and September.
The market will begin at 6 p.m. May 7 with a meal at the Tampa Senior Center. The meal will be served by the Centre Future Business Leaders of America.
Everyone is invited, and all venders are welcomed.
For more information, call Carole Spohn at 785-965-2639.
Commodities to arrive here May 7
USDA commodities will arrive Wednesday, May 7, at senior centers in Marion County. Each site will distribute them according to its own schedule and may not distribute on the same day.
Check with local sites for specific schedules.
If no commodities remain at a particular site, call the Marion County Department on Aging to find out where to find more.
The commodities, available to persons who are income eligible, should be picked up from the local distribution sites.
For more information or to check on commodities, call 620-382-3580.
Quilt guild to learn about barn quilts
Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will be meeting at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.
The program will be about barn quilts and led by Sandy Hieman of Burns.
Guests are welcomed.
continues May 13
Florence had its first farmers market of the season from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Moses Shane Park by U.S. Route 77.
The market will continue each Tuesday, same time, same location throughout the summer.
Smart driving class offered in Marion
The American Associa?tion of Retired Persons will be offering a smart driving safety class from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 12, and Tuesday, May 13.
The class is for all licensed drivers; no actual driving is required to complete the course.
Participants will receive a workbook and have the opportunity for discussion. There is no written pass/fail tests. The cost is $20, or $15 for AARP members.
Richard and Marilyn Riemer of Hillsboro will teach the class. Sign up for the course at Marion Senior Center or by calling 620-382-2942, or by calling the Riemers at 620-947-3453.