Daddy Olympics Saturday, March 3
The Marion County Parent as Teachers and Marion County Head Start are hosting a “Daddy Olympics,” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. March 3 at the Marion Aquatic Center and Sports Complex, 104 N. Thorp.
The event is open to all children ages birth to 5 years old, and games and swimming will be come-and-go.
Children can bring their dad, grandpa, uncle or neighbor while moms enjoy the extra time alone with friends having coffee, reading a book or any other fun activity for them.
Organizers ask dads not to forget little swimmer’s diapers, towels and dry clothes.
Some of the highlights of the two-hour event include
◼ gross motor play centers in the Mezzanine area,
◼ free swim with your child in the pool,
◼ and snacks and activity ideas for home.
For more information, call Susie Kliewer at 620-947-4041.
Girl Scout cookies
arrive in the county
Girl Scout leaders announced Friday that their annual cookie sales have started.
There are few, if any, girl scouts selling cookies in Hillsboro or Lincolnville, but all the rest of the troops are willing to pick up the slack and deliver to anywhere in the county.
For more information call Brenda Soyez, cookie manager, 620-381-1511, or Tina Spencer, girl scout leader in Peabody, 620-382-6193.
Marion library to open water exhibit
The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and grand opening of Marion City Library’s Waterways Exhibit at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.
The exhibit, located in the Santa Fe Room, focuses on three influential water-related developments: the history of Chingawassa Springs, the 1951 flood and the history of Marion Reservoir.
The library is located at 101 Library St.
Local history group seeking members
A grassroots movement is working to activate the Marion County Historical Society. This organization would promote the history of the towns and communities in Marion County.
All county residents may become members. The cost of a membership is $10 per year. Memberships are due March 1, 2018.
Checks may be made payable to the Marion County Historical Society with “membership” noted on the memo line. Mail to P.O. Box 132, Marion, KS 66861.
Tabor to host jazz music night Feb. 20
The Tabor College music department will host a night of jazz music at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the atrium of the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.
Students and faculty will collaborate to present “Broadway Cabaret,” with students performing songs from the genres of Broadway, jazz and musical-theater. The evening also will feature Tabor’s student-led a cappella choir, the Tabor FX.
Accompanying the students will be members of the Tabor College music faculty.
Adrienne’s, Tabor’s coffee shop, will be open for this event. Admission is free to all guests.
Commodities arrive in county Feb. 21
Government surplus commodities will arrive at senior centers in Marion County Feb. 21.
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 $1,307 for a one-person household, $1,760 for two persons, $2,213 for three persons, $2,665 for four persons, $3,118 for five persons.
For each additional family member, add $453.
Severe weather meeting Feb. 21
“Storm Fury on the Plains,” the annual weather identification and safety presentation that provides severe-weather training and education is planned for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Hillsboro Middle High School auditorium.
Chance Hayes, the warning coordination meteorologist from the Wichita office of the National Weather Service, will be the presenter. The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more information, call Randy Frank at 620-383-3462.