Commodities arrive in county April 25
Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County April 25.
Each site will distribute them according to their own schedule and may not distribute on the same day. Check with your local site for its schedule.
Lehigh residents should pick up commodities at Main Street Ministries in Hillsboro.
If there are no commodities left at your site, call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to find out where commodities are available.
Commodities are available to persons who are income eligible and should be picked up from your local distribution site.
To be eligible for commodities, household monthly income must be below $1,316 for a one-person household, $1,784 for two persons, $2,252 for three persons, $2,720 for four persons, $3,188 for five persons.
For each additional family member, add $468.
Brass choir plans Sunday concert
The 16-member McPherson Community Brass Choir, under the direction of Jerry Toews, will perform its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. April 29, in the Brethren Church, 200 N. Carrie, McPherson.
The concert will feature brass music, including featured numbers with pipe organ, a French horn quartet and a trombone sextet.
The concert is free.
Free child screening in Hillsboro May 7
Marion County Early Intervention Services will provide a free screening for children birth through age 5 on Monday, May 7, in Hillsboro. Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. Vision and hearing also will be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
HRC self-defense class for females
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is bringing in Cindy Coughenour, founder of Fearless and Female, for a high-energy, hands-on informational personal safety and self-defense program for women and girls age 12 and older.
The program teaches women, teens and young girls how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations in their daily lives.
But if fighting back is the only recourse, women need the motivation, skills and confidence to fight back.
This class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30, fin the Hillsboro Middle School gym. The cost is $20 per person.
“We are encouraging mothers and daughters to take it together, but it’s not a necessity for both to take the class,” said Doug Sisk, recreation director.
To sign up, go to hillsboroks.recdesk.com/Community/Home.
Dance set for May 4
Marion County FACT will host the third annual Daddy-Daughter Dance from 6:30-8 p.m. May 4 at the Marion Community Center.
Dads and father figures are invited to bring their special girls, age 3 and up.
The evening will include a DJ and dancing, a photo booth and food and beverages.
Registration is required by April 30. The cost is $15 per daddy/daughter couple; bring an additional $5 if bringing multiple daughters.
Registration can be turned in with payment at Ampride locations in Hillsboro or Marion, or it can be mailed to: FACT Inc., 416 S. Date St., Hillsboro KS 67063. For more information, call Ashley Gann at 620-877-0197.
Youth invited to test baseball skills
Hillsboro Recreation Commission is hosting a Scotts Pitch Hit and Run competition at 11 a.m. April 28, at the Sports Complex.
The competition is open to boys and girls age 7-14 years as of July 17. Each competitor will throw for accuracy, hit for distance and accuracy, run for speed and compete for an overall score.
This is a free competition; the winner in each event will go on to compete at Council Grove on May 20. For more information visit www.pitchhitrun.com/.
TC vocalists to sing
‘Viva la France’
Student vocalists with Tabor College Music Department will perform “Vive la France!” at 7 p.m. May 1 in the Vogel Choral Hall of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.
The recital will be an evening of French songs performed by voice students and accompanied by J. Bradley Baker, collaborative pianist and vocal coach at Tabor.
The occasion will showcase Tabor students who are music majors or minors and studying voice with either Jen Stephenson or Bradley Vogel. The event also will include artwork by several students of art professor Shin-hee Chin.
“Vive la France” will perform the music of Fauré, Debussy, D’Indy, Hahn and Duparc.
The audience can expect to enjoy French treats and share in discovering a little taste of French art, history and culture.
The recital is free. For more information, contact the music department at 620-947-3121 ext. 1403 or email Stephenson at email@example.com.