Farmers Market to change location
The Hillsboro Farmers Market will kick off its 2012 season May 3 in a new location.
The market will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the courtyard immediately north of Emprise Bank until further notice.
The market was moved for the time being to accommodate the new lawn planned for the Schaeffler House grounds.
May demo derby to add junior division
The Hillsboro Demolition Derby planned for Sunday, May 27, will offer a junior division in the Compact Figure 8 competition.
Young people between the ages of 14 and 16 are invited to enter their compact cars.
For entry information go to the Marion County Fair website (sites.google.com/site/marioncountyksfairassociation/).
Fellowship is focus of last LIR session
The last session of Learning in Retirement this spring will feature food, music and fun Friday, April 27, on the Tabor College campus.
Participants can enjoy rolls made by Dorene Thiessen while listening to music provided by David Anderson, Hesston, with selections on his dulcimer.
The morning will be complete with a fun segment as Ron Braun moderates a version of ?Name that Tune.?
?This is a great opportunity to gather for fellowship,? said Connie Isaac, LIR coordinator.
Learning in Retirement meets at 9:50 a.m. in the lobby of the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.
Participants may eat lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria following the program for a discounted fee of $4.
For more information, contact Isaac at 620-947-5964, or email@example.com.
Spring Fling slated April 28 in Florence
The annual Florence Spring Fling begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, with games for children to include Plinko, wheel games, bean bag toss, duck pond, bullseye, mini-basketball and moon walk.
A Mexican meal will be served at 5 p.m., followed by a dessert auction and tickets to Wichita State University athletic events, Kansas City Royals? games, Wichita Thunder and Wichita Wild games.
Another featured event is the ?One Minute to Win It,? with prizes awarded in different age categories.
All events will be in the Florence gymnasium, at the intersection of Seventh and Dean streets.
This annual event is a fundraiser for the Labor Day celebration in Florence, which will be observing its 75th anniversary.
For more information, call Melanie Grimmett at 620-381-1083 or Melvin Honeyfield, 620-382-6434.
Tabor home band concert Sunday
The Tabor College Symphonic Band will present its home concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 29, in the Tabor College Chapel. The public is invited to attend.
Selections from the ensemble?s repertoire will include standard and classical instrumental literature, contemporary pieces?including a composition by Tabor instrumental director Daniel Baldwin?and some simply entertaining music.
This concert will be the final performance of the band?s spring tour, which will have included stops in Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Violinist to give senior recital
Violinist Mary Goering will perform her senior recital at 7 p.m., Monday, April 30, in the Tabor College Chapel. The public is invited to attend.
Goering, of Newton, is a music and biblical religious studies major studying under Nancy Johnson.
She will perform a variety of pieces that spans the continuum of musical periods.
After graduating in May, Goering said she hopes to pursue a degree in music therapy.
Hazard mitigation meeting April 26
Marion County is beginning the process of developing a hazard mitigation plan and the public is invited to the planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at Lincolnville Community Center, Lincolnville.
According to the Marion County Emergency Management office, hazard mitigation plans identify reasonable strategies to reduce the potential loss of life, human suffering and loss of property from manmade or natural disasters, such as floods, fires, snow and ice storms, tornadoes, power outages and other public health emergencies.
For more information, call 620-382-2144.
Alums invited to HHS FFA banquet
The Hillsboro High FFA chapter invites past chapter members to the annual HHS FFA Chapter Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in the commons.
The newly formed Hillsboro FFA Alumni Chapter will sponsor a silent auction during the banquet meal. A list of items are posted on the Hillsboro FFA Alumni Chapter Facebook page.
Former members interested in attending should RSVP by April 26 to Sonya Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-947-3991 or 620-338-0600.
Mayor?s prayer breakfast May 4
The Hillsboro mayor?s annual prayer breakfast is at 7 a.m. May 4 at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash St., Hillsboro.
The event is sponsored by the Hillsboro Ministerial Alliance with breakfast provided by the First Mennonite Church Kitchen Committee.
The cost is $8 and reservations are needed by April 30. For more information or to make a reservation, call Hillsboro City Hall at 620-947-3162.
?Lunch, Learn, Live? topic on April 25
St. Luke Hospital in Marion is presenting ?Lunch, Learn and Live,? from noon until 1 p.m. April 25 in the clinic basement.
Sheryl Simmonds will talk about physical therapy services and fall risk.
Lunch will be provided free and no reservations are required.
For more information, call 620-382-2177.
Marion to offer market May-Oct.
Marion will hold a Farm & Art Market in Central Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday, during May through October.