Daily Life (March 16, 2016)

Museum preparing for annual dinner

The Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum is having its annual Heritage Dinner at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at Tabor Mennonite Church, one mile north of Kansas Highway 15 on 90th Street.

The program for the annual fundraiser for the museum will be a program by the Sunflower Trio celebrating Kansas. Trio members are Kenneth Rodgers, Rebecca Schloneger and Matthew Schloneger.

General ticket prices are $50 per person, $25 per adult who is attending for the first time, and $5 per child ages 12 and younger.

The deadline for reservations is March 16. Call the museum at 620-367-8200 during office hours, 12-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, or send an email to mhmuseum@mtelco.net.

The menu for the meal will include smoked pork chops, fruit salad, hash brown casserole, green beans with saut?ed mushrooms, almonds and onions, and a special Kansas dessert.

Fall risk (part 2) at Lifelong Learning

Part 2 of the series on fall risk and osteoporosis is the topic for Tabor Col?lege?s Lifelong Learning program at 9:45 a.m., March 18, in the Wohlgemuth Music Educa?tion Center, Hillsboro.

This session will feature Amber Monson, a physical therapist from Hillsboro.

?Falls happen every day and can increase your risk of a fracture and limit your future independence,? she said.

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

For more information call 620-947-0294 or email miriamkliewer@tabor.edu.

SCMC to award senior scholarship

The Senior Citizens of Marion County Inc. Board will award a $500 scholarship to a 2016 Marion County high school senior this spring.

The award is to encourage young people who are interested in pursuing a degree in an aging-related field: medicine, nursing, social work, therapies (physical, occupational, speech) or gerontology.

Applications are available from each school counselor or from the Marion County Department on Aging, 309 S. Third, Marion.

The application must be returned to by April 6 to SCMC, 309 S. Third, Marion, KS 66861.

GES screenings set

April 1 at church

Kindergarten screening for Goessel is Friday, April 1.

For those who have a preschooler age 5 on or before Aug. 31 is eligible for the 2015-16 school year.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call GES at 620-367-8118.

Screenings will take place at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church St., Goessel.

Marion offering gymnastics for kids

Marion Parks and Recre?ation will be offering gymnastics classes for children age 3-7 on Mondays during the months of April and May in the Marion Community Center basement.

Two sessions will be offered: the first from 5-5:30 p.m. and the second from 5:30-6 p.m. Time slots are determined on first-come basis.

Lisa Werner is the instructor. The cost to participate is $25 each month, due on the first of the month.

For more information call Werner at 620-381-3535.

HES kindergarten roundup in April

Kindergarten screening will take place at Hillsboro Elementary School on Thurs??day and Friday, April 7 and 8.

If you have a preschooler who will be eligible for kindergarten in the 2016-17 school year, contact the HES office at 947-3981 to set up an appointment for the round-up. Children will need to be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2016 to be eligible for kindergarten this fall.

CMBS genealogy seminar April 2

The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies will be offering a Mennonite Ge?neal?ogy Seminar April 2 on the Tabor College campus.

The event will highlight the areas of Prussia, Poland, Volhynia and Ukraine.

Glenn Penner will keynote the day of sessions with presentations on the Alexander?whol Mennonites and property and inheritance records. Other featured speakers are Steve Fast, Rod Ratzlaff, Peggy Goertzen and John Thiesen.

?We have an excellent lineup of speakers on the history and how-to?s of Mennonite genealogy,? said Peggy Goertzen, CMBS director. ?Our sessions will cover the latest tools and technology helpful to advanced researchers and beginners in study.?

Session descriptions and schedule for the seminar can be found on tabor.edu. The cost is $65 with RSVP and payment due March 29. For information, contact Goertzen at 620-947-3121 ext. 1211 or peggyg@tabor.edu.

ACS Relay for Life

first event April 8

The American Cancer Society?s Relay for Life of Marion County is kicking off the 2016 season April 8 at the Marion Relays track meet.

Event leadership is from 3:30-6:30 p.m. with early-bird prizes for any who register at that time. Luminarias and quilt raffle tickets also will be for sale.

For more information, email Debbie Conner at: djcrflmnco@gmail.com.

Dr. Seuss story time

at Marion library

Marion City Library is having a Dr. Seuss story time for children ages 3-8 from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, March 17 in the Santa Fe room of the library.

The Happy Hustler?s 4-H Club plans to do the readings. Crafts and snacks will also be available.

For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442 or stop by 101 Library St., Marion.

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