Daily Life (January 18, 2017)

Goessel museum meeting is Jan. 22

The Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum annual meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, in the Alexanderwohl Men­nonite Church Fellowship Hall.

The church is located one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15.

Following a short business meeting, Rod Ratzlaff will speak on “Children of Przechowka: The Low German Mennonites of 19th Century Volhynia.” Ratzlaff has been researching this topic for nearly 20 years.

The public is invited to attend the program and the traditional faspa that will follow.

Herb workshop planned in Florence

An herb workshop focusing on information for relaxation and to help nerves is planned at noon on either Jan. 20 or 21.

Items discussed include teas, white lily biscuits, cream cheese biscuits, mini Italian trittatas, lavender shortbread, lavender cookies, lemon verbina-blueberry muffins and apple-oatmeal scones.

For more information or to register a class, call Karyn Woodward at 620-878-4600 or Phoebe Janzen at 620-382-4191.

Marion gym, pool hours on Sundays

Marion Parks and Recre­ation is offering “open gym” at the Sports & Aqua­tic Center from 2-5 p.m. each Sunday, beginning Jan. 22.

The swimming pool will be open during the same hours. Pool admission will be $2 per person.

Marion library plans adult coloring

The Marion Library is having a free adult coloring program, “Coloring, Cookies and Conversation,” from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.

Coloring isn’t just for children either based on information in Neurology, a journal said people who engage in arts and crafts activities in middle and older age have a lower risk of developing memory problems that can precede dementia.

No registration is re­quired to attend and it’s open to ages 18 and older.

The library is providing coloring pages designed for adults as well as colored pencils.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.

PJ Reading Events planned at libraries

Marion County Parents As Teachers is having its annual PJ Reading Events at area libraries.

In coordination with local librarians, the book, “The Mitten,” by Jan Brett, will come to life through reading, playing, arts and games.

Activities will be geared toward children ages birth to three.

The following is a schedule for the libraries:

• Hillsboro Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23.

• Burns Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24.

• Goessel Library from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

• Marion Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30.

PAC and USD 408 set

‘Warrior Steak Out’

Marion Elementary School’s Parent Advisory Council and the Marion School District are asking everyone to “raise a fork for education” by attending a banquet-style meal at 6 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Marion Commu­nity Building.

All proceeds will go to support organizations with­in USD 408 Marion.

Tickets are $50 each and must be purchased by Jan. 25. In addition to the meal, a raffle, entertainment and dessert dash is scheduled.

Free childcare with meal is also available.

For more information or to buy tickets, call Stephanie Kraus at 620-382-8991 or Jenile Taylor at 620-382-8812.

Community gala planned in February

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Winter Community Gala starting at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church.

More information about the Winter Gala will be released soon.

For more information or questions, call 620-947-3506.