Daily Life (Mar. 28, 2012)

Farmers? Market scheduling meals

Hillsboro Farmers? Market organizers are scheduling fundraising meals for May through September.

For available dates, call Joni Calam, 620-947-0270. The first market is May 3.


Tabor choir home concert is Sunday

The Tabor College Concert Choir, having recently returned from its spring tour through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, will complete the series of concerts with a performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The theme for the concert series is ?Eternity in our Hearts.?

Director Brad Vogel said the repertoire features a variety of styles, including Renaissance psalm-settings, classical and contemporary choral music, and arrangements of early-American hymns and gospel songs.

The following student instrumentalists will be featured: Benjamin Heyen, Maria Loewen and Megan Wiebe on piano, Cheyenne Derksen, Rebecca Friesen, Mary Goering and Ryan Loewen on violin and Matthew Wiebe on trumpet.

Vocal solos will be performed by Hillsboro natives baritone Benjamin Heyen, mezzo-soprano Lauren Just, bass Aaron Stepanek, tenor David Vogel and soprano Hanna Vogel.


Kreider to speak at Tabor March 28

The public is invited to hear Robert Kreider, Mennonite historian, church leader and past president of Bluffton College, speak on the Tabor College campus at noon Wednesday, March 28.

Kreider will speak on the topic, ?The Significant Impact of Mennonite Brethren Friends in My Journey,? in the Blue-Gold Room in the student center.

Those interested in lunch may purchase a meal from the cafeteria or bring their own.

Kreider has been influential in many areas, including assisting in the formation of the Teachers Abroad Program through the Mennonite Central Committee.

Now retired from full-time work but still active, Kreider continues to travel, consulting and serving the larger Menno?nite community in a variety of ways.

For additional information, contact Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, at 620-947-3121, ext. 1211.


Quilt guild to meet April 2 in Hillsboro

Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.

The speaker is Linda Everhart with a program and trunk show. Guests are welcome.


Youth plan Easter program April 1

An Easter program will be given by the youth of Morning Star Church, 3403 Falcon Road Tampa, at 7 p.m. April 1. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, call 620-732-2129.


?Healthy aging? is LIR topic on Friday

Licensed clinical psychologist Phillip Miller will provide tips for ?Successful Retirement and Healthy Aging? at Learning in Retirement Friday, March 30.

Miller sees clients in the McPherson and Hillsboro offices of Prairie View.

An Iowa native, Miller graduated from Hesston College. He obtained his bachelor?s degree at Iowa State, and went on to earn his masters and doctorate there as well.

Learning in Retirement meets at 9:50 a.m. at Tabor College in the lobby of the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center. Registration for the series of presentations is $15 per semester for an individual or $29 per couple. For a single session, admission is $4.

LIR participants can have lunch in the cafeteria following the program for a discounted fee of $4. For more information, contact Connie Isaac, coordinator at 620-947-5964, or conniei@tabor.edu.


HHS groups plan contest concert

The Hillsboro High School band and vocal music departments will present their contest concert at 7 p.m. Monday, April 2 in the auditorium.

The band is directed by Bruce Major and the concert choir by Lynn Just. The concert will feature pieces to be performed at the State Large Group Festival April 18 at Marion High School.

Also performing will be Spirit-N-Celebration and the Mixed Ensemble. The ensembles and soloists will compete Saturday, March 31, at the Regional Festival at Tabor College.

Performance times at these festivals can be found on the school website and Facebook. The public is invited to attend.


Big truck event March 31 in Marion

Butler Community College is sponsoring a ?Big Trucks? event from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 31 at the Marion USD 410 football stadium.

The event is open for children and families.

For more information, call 620-382-2183.


Marion Chamber requests donations

The Marion Chamber of Commerce is having a garage sale and is seeking donations, large or small.

Items may be left at the Hoppy Building, 113 N. First St., between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Chamber officials encourage residents to donate any extra items they may have for the garage sale planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5.

For more information, call 620-382-2779 or 620-382-2125 for pick up.

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