State AG to speak on scams March 11
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will speak about how to protect yourself from scams and identity theft at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, in the Peabody Township Library, 214 N. Walnut St.
The public is invited to this event, which highlights National Consumer Protec?tion Week.
TEEN meeting March 9 in Marion
The Technology Excel?lence in Education Network will be meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.
For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
Lifelong Learning to focus on falls
Tabor College Lifelong Learning program will begin a two-part series on ?Fall Risk and Osteoporosis? at 9:45 a.m., Friday, March 4, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on the Hillsboro campus.
The two-session presentation will feature Hillsboro primary-care doctor Alicia Schmidt and physical therapist Amber Monson.
The sessions will provide information about causes of osteoporosis and fall risk and offer advice for preventing falls or fractures.
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.
The Hillsboro Senior Center?s Chili and Soup fundraiser is being rescheduled to April because of the community breakfast. A new date will be announced.
For more information, call the center, 620-947-2304.
Marion City Library
quilt exhibit begins
The Marion City Library?s annual Quilt Show, which started Monday, will continue through March 12 during regular hours.
More than 20 quilts, wallhangings and table toppers are on display from quilters from Marion County.
Everyone is encouraged to stop by and see the quilts.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442 or stop by 101 Library St.
Daddy Olympics set for March 5
Marion County Parents as Teachers and Marion County Head Start classrooms invite fathers and their children, birth to 5 years of age, to the Marion Aquatic Center from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, for the annual Daddy Olympics.
The event is come and go for men and children. It features free swimming, snack and indoor playground with slides, basketball, bowling, ball pit, soccer, bobsleds and more, including a baby crawling and climbing area.
Door prizes and give-aways will be offered.
This event is open to all Marion County fathers, uncles and grandfathers and children in the designated age range.
No RSVP is needed.
Tampa PRIDE hosts
games March 6
Tampa PRIDE is hosting game night at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the senior center. Everyone is welcome. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a snack to share.
For more information, call 785-965-2639.
HRC class for kids at Parkside Homes
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Parkside Homes are hosting ?Kids in the Kitchen-Cooking-Crafts and Games with the Resi?dents? from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 and March 17.
The class, intended for first- through fifth-graders, will be led by Parkside chef Rob Scott and his team. The class will consist of one or both days with lunch being provided.
The cost is $15 for each day or $25 for both days. The limit is 20 participants each day. The deadline to register is March 9. For more information call Doug Sisk at 620-947-3490 or visit the city of Hillsboro website to print off entry flyers at cityofhillsboro.net/rec.html.
Writing group to meet March 5
Creative Writers Fellow?ship will meet at 2 p.m. March 5 in the Hesston Public Library.
Writers Kevin Hower and Marilyn Helburg will share tips for ?Writing Believable Fiction.?
Area writers are invited; RSVP regrets only to Marilyn Helburg, program chair.