Cinderella?s Closet opens March 6
Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church is sponsoring its annual Cinderella’s Closet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 6 at the church, 300 S.Prairie Pointe, Hillsboro.
The event is open to any girl in Marion County who is looking for a 2011 prom dress.
Organizers are encouraging anyone to come pick from a variety of brand new dresses as well as one-time used dresses at no cost for any of the dresses.
Marion plans blood drive March 7
The American Red Cross is having a blood drive at Eastmoor Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor, Marion, from 2:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. March 7.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-733-2767 or go online to: redcrossblood.org. Walk-in doors are also welcome.
Youth can still register for soccer
MC United Soccer Club is re-opening registration for its eighth spring season of soccer in Marion County.
Youth who played last fall 2010 are guaranteed to play this spring for no extra charge. The re-opening of registration will allow those who are interested to add in.
Registration forms can be picked up at Hillsboro and Marion elementary schools, with Margo Yates at the Marion Chamber of Commerce, or by contacting Stephanie Moss at 620-947-3713.
The deadline for registration is March 11. Practices begin the week of March 21 and games begin April 2.
The cost for players this spring is: $35 for pre-kindergarten through second grade, and $59 for students in third through 12th grade.
Free child screening March 1 in Marion
Marion County Early Inter?vention Services will offer a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, March 1 at the Marion Presby?terian Church, Lawrence at Elm streets.
Appointments will be available from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the learning, motor, language and social areas. Vision and hearing will also 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 1-877-878-4519, ext. 113, or 620-382-2858.
Wendy?s to benefit HHS Chess Guild
Wendy?s restaurant, 812 E. D St. in Hillsboro, is offering a parents? night Monday, Feb. 28, in support of the Hillsboro High School Chess Guild.
From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wendy?s will 20 percent of all sales in support of guild activities.
Inspirational talk set at Aulne UMC
The public is invited to hear singer/songwriter Becky Spencer at the 9:10 a.m. Feb. 27 worship service at Aulne United Methodist Church.
Spencer, according to church officials, is also a motivational speaker, author and mother of eight, four birth children and four adopted.
In addition, Spencer said she enjoys ministering to the needy of the world and teaches women to love their husbands.
For more information, call 620-382-3749.
Legislative coffees planned for Feb. 26
Sen. Jeff Longbine of Emporia and Rep. Bob Brookens of Marion will be convening a legislative coffees in Hillsboro and Marion Saturday morning, Feb. 27
The two legislators will be at the Hillsboro city building from 8:30 a.m to 9:30 a.m., then will be at the Marion Community Center, 203 N. Third St., starting at 10 a.m.
Brookens and Longbine will provide legislative updates and answer questions or hear concerns from the public.
Longbine represents the 17th District, which includes Lyons, Chase and portions of Marion, Coffey, Osage, Morris and Greenwood counties.
Brookens represents the 70th District, which includes all of Chase and Marion counties and part of Butler County, including Cassoday and Elbing.
Tai chi coming to Goessel, Hillsboro
Tai chi sessions will be offered next month by the Marion County Department on Aging at the senior centers in Goessel and Hillsboro.
The sessions at both locations will be twice a week?Tuesday and Thursday?starting Tuesday, March 11.
The session at Goessel will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. andthe one at Hillsboro from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $12.
Tai chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching with benefits for lowering stress.
To perform tai chi, participants do a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner.
To register for the session, call the Deptartment on Aging at 620-382-3580.
Red Cross blood drive Feb. 25
A Goessel community blood drive is planned from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church, Goessel.
Appointments can be made by calling 800-733-2767 or go online to: redcrossblood.org.
Walk-ins are welcome and free T-shirts will be given to everyone who donates blood.
All blood types are needed. In order to give blood, individuals must be 17 or 16 with a parental consent form, weight at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health.
?With this latest round of severe winter storms, the Red Cross has been unable to collect blood in certain parts of the country,? said Bev Kerbs, senior donor recruitment representative, ?which has forced the cancellation of more than 750 blood drives and over 28,000 scheduled blood donations since Jan. 1.
For more information, call Kerbs at the Central Plains Region in Emporia at 620-342-2557 or 316-641-3602.
RFL pork chop meal set for March 5
The Relay for Life Pork Chop Dinner is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 5 at the Marion VFW.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Proceeds from the dinner go to the Marion County Relay for Life event, set for April 29-30 at Warrior Track in Marion.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact Jamie Norris at 382-5848.
Marie Kessler is creating another RFL quilt which will be raffled this year to raise additional funds. It will be showcased throughout the county, including the pork chop dinner. The drawing will be Aug. 15.
Contributions to the Relay For Life help the American Cancer Society fight cancer in four main ways: research, education, advocacy, and patient services.
Strength-training open to public
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Hillsboro High School will be opening the HHS strength-training facility to the public.
The facility will be open to Hillsboro students who are accompanied by a parent, as well as residents of Hillsboro over the age of 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
People should enter the facility through the east door of the new addition on the east end of the main high school building.
For additional information contact Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490.