Daily Life (April 27, 2016)

Safe disposal for old medications

The Hillsboro Police Department will accept unused or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The police department is at 414 N. Ash St. For more information, call 620-947-3440.

Mid-CAP to host 2 housing meetings

Mid-Kansas Community Action Program has two community meetings scheduled regarding the affordable-housing twin-homes project currently under construction in Hillsboro.

The meetings will be at City Hall, 118 E. Grand Ave. The first one will be 11:30 a.m. April 28 and the second one at 5:15 p.m. May 3.

Information about the project and the application process will be shared, with opportunities for questions.

The public is invited.

Free screening in Hillsboro May 9

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through age 5 Monday, May 9, 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 will also be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.

Tabor Oratorio to present May 8

The Tabor College Spring Oratorio will begin at 7 p.m. May 8 at Hillsboro Menno­nite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The annual concert features a selection of works by Antonio Vivaldi and showcases student, faculty and community performers.

The concert will open with the “Concerto for Strings in C Minor, RV 120” for strings and harpsichord, featuring Sheila Litke, professor of piano at Tabor.

Additional guest instrumentalists include violinist Adrienne Dougherty of the Wichita Symphony Orche­stra, adjunct instructor of oboe Haley Roe, and organist Christopher Shaw.

Vocal solos will be performed by Nicholas Ediger of Hillsboro, Casey Guthals of Manhattan, Olivia Klie­wer of Hillsboro, Rachael Morris of Kansas City, Krista Neifert of Pratt, Zach Neumann of Osborne, Ruth Springer of Berryton and professor Holly Swartzen­druber.

County seeking volunteer drivers

The Marion County Department on Aging is in need of volunteer drivers to transport individuals age 60-plus to medical appointments, shopping trips and other trips of necessity.

The department supplies a Dodge Caravan for these trips. If interested, contact in person the Marion County Department on Aging, 309 S. Third St., Marion, or call 620-382-3580.

Centre preschool

begins in August

Children who will be 4 years old by Aug. 31 are encouraged to attend a preschool screening/enrollment from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. May 5. To reserve a time or for more information, call Centre USD 396 District Office at 785-983-4304.

Tampa PRIDE plans

dinner May 4

The Tampa PRIDE committee is sponsoring a dinner on the first Wednesday of every week from May through September.

The event begins at 6 p.m. May 4 with proceeds going this first Wednesday to the FBLA fundraiser. A bake sale will also be available. For more information, call 785-965-2639.

MPR offering free babysitting clinic

Marion Parks & Recrea­tion is offering a free baby­sitting clinic from 8:30 to noon May 14 for ages 10 to 16 years in Marion County.

The clinic will bet at Marion Middle School.

Participants can learn what it takes to be a responsible, caring, trustworthy, capable and safe babysitter. Topics are safety, first aid, food, entertainment, child development and the business aspects of babysitting.

Preregistration is recommended by April 29. Forms are available at the MPR office, 203 N. Third St. For more information call Shawna Hake at 620-382-4495 or shake@mcsec.org.