Daily Life (February 28, 2018)

Daddy Olympics Saturday, March 3

The Marion County Parents as Teachers and Marion County Head Start are hosting “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.

For more information, call Susie Kliewer at 620-947-4041.

Severe weather meeting March 19

“Storm Fury on the Plains,” the annual weather identification and safety presentation that provides severe-weather training and education, has been rescheduled for March 19.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Free child screening March 13 in Marion

Marion County Early Intervention Services is offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Tuesday, March 13, in Marion. Appointments will be available from 3-5:30 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 welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one,call 620-382-2858.

‘Bug Lady’ to lead Lifelong Learning

Tabor College’s Lifelong Learning program is hosting “The Bug Lady,” Carrie Tiemeyer, at 9:45 a.m., Friday, March 2.

Tiemeyer teaches about habitats, animal diets, animal biology and other fun facts. She will bring more than 20 animals, ranging from tarantulas to lizards to the event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact and be up close with the animals.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and can register at the door for $5. Attendees may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.

Lifelong Learning is hosted in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts Heritage Lobby.

Area music profs to perform March 2

The Tabor College Music Department will host a recital featuring members of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and faculty of area colleges at 7 p.m., Friday, March 2.

The event will be in the Richert Auditorium of the Shari Flaming Center of the Arts. The quintet ensemble is comprised of music professionals from the area who perform in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and are faculty members at area colleges.

Performers include violinists Betul Soykan, violist Lillian Green, cellist Leonid Shukaev, bassist Mark Foley and pianist J. Bradley Baker.

Soykan, Shukaev and Foley teach at Wichita State University, Green teaches at Bethany College and Baker is the collaborative pianist and vocal coach director at Tabor College and instructor of piano at Hesston College.

“I am honored to bring these internationally recognized artists to Hillsboro for an unforgettable concert of passionate chamber music by Franz Schubert and Gabriel Fauré,” Baker said.

Admission for this event is free to the public.