Daily Life (January 3, 2018)

Elvis at the Marion Senior Center Jan. 5

It’s time to put on a poodle skirt and saddle oxfords to greet Elvis at 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Marion Senior Center, 309 S. Third St.

The event celebrates Elvis’ birthday, with Marc Baker of Wichita taking on the role of the “King of Rock and Roll.” The famous local “Pinkettes” will be making an appearance.

Other activities include playing Elvis music and showing a DVD during the center’s regular hours that day. For more information, call 620-382-2942.

Relay for Life begins

organizing for 2018

Relay for Life of Marion County meets the second Tuesday of each month in the basement of St. Luke Hospital, Marion.

The next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, will be to determine either a super hero or Dr. Seuss theme for the Aug. 11 Relay for Life.

Debbie Conner, event leader, encourages anybody interested in participating to attend the next meeting.

“Our mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer,” she said.

County Democrats next meeting Jan. 6

Marion County Demo­crats will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, in the Marion City Library Sun­flower Room.

Jo Schwartz, candidate for the 70th District of the Kansas House, is the featured speaker.

In addition, the group will gather items for the Marion County Food Bank.

One Community, One Book event set

“Everyone is Reading” is the theme of the Marion City Library’s One Com­mun­ity, One Book reading event.

The book chosen for the year is “Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson. The program begins Tuesday, Jan 2.

Stevenson was a young attorney when he founded a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned and those trapped in the criminal justice system.

The program is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading, and to compel friends, families and neighbors to share their experience while reading the same book.

Copies of the book are available for check out at the library.

Discussions and views about the book will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15, at 101 Library St.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.

Town and Country Garden Club to meet

The Town and Country Garden Club in Goessel will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the community room of the Harvey County Courthouse in Newton.

Anyone who would like to car pool is asked to meet at 6:30 p.m. at Bethesda Home.

Scott Eckert will discuss organic pest control.

For more information, call Luanne Soukup, 620-367-2410. Everyone is welcome to attend.