Daily Life (March 30, 2016)

Walk Kansas effort will begin April 3

K-State Research and Extension, Marion County, invites people to participate in Walk Kansas, the eight-week healthy lifestyle challenge from April 3 to May 28.

Walk Kansas is an opportunity to get family, friends, and coworkers on a path to healthier living. Physical activity, vegetables and fruits and water consumption will be encouraged.

Teams of six may sign up at walkkansas.org, or by contacting Renae Reidy at the Marion County extension office, 620-382-2325 or renaer@ksu.edu.

Being part of a team is not a requirement for participation in Walk Kansas.

TC student help up for bid March 31

The Multicultural Stu?dent Union organization at Tabor College invites people to bid to hire students who can pitch in with cleaning, painting, yard work or other ?to-do? tasks.

?Help for Hire? will take place from 8-9 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Java Jays in the college student center. Students have signed up to work as individuals or in small groups. Work can be arranged at the event.

Proceeds will be donated to Abundant Life Home in Thailand under the leadership of Ricky and Karen Sanchez with MB Mission. For more information, email michaelawager@tabor.edu.

Centre screening for kindergarten

Centre USD 397 will be conducting kindergarten screening Friday morning, April 8, at the Centre K-12 School.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31 are encouraged to participate in the screening.

For an appointment, call the district office at 785-983-4304. Kindergarten class will not meet April 8.

WW II POWs topic for April 1 session

Peggy Goertzen, director and archivist at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, will share some of research on the World War II German prisoner of war camp located in Peabody.

Her Lifelong Learning presentation will begin at 9:45 a.m., Friday, April 1, in the Wohlgemuth Music Edu?cation Center on the Tabor campus.

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.

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. Luminaries and quilt raffle tickets also will be for sale.

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

MCDA offering six caregiver classes

The Marion County Department on Aging is offering ?Powerful Tools for Caregivers,? a six-week educational program designed to provide caretakers with the tools to take care of themselves.

Topics include learning to reduce stress, improving self-confidence, communicating feelings, increasing the ability to make difficult decisions and connecting to other services.

Each weekly session will be 90 minutes, with no charge to caregivers.

Classes will be 7-8:30 p.m. each Monday from April 11 to May 16 in the activity room (lower level) of Park?side Assisted Living, 1 Park Ave., Hillsboro.

Pre-registration is required. Call the Marion County Department on Aging at 620-382-3580 to register or for more information.

GES screening 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.

HES kindergarten roundup April 7-8

Kindergarten screening will take place at Hillsboro Elementary School 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 to be eligible for kindergarten this fall.

HUMC Skeeter Run to fight malaria

Hillsboro United Metho?dist Church will sponsor its annual Skeeter Run Saturday, April 16.

The 5-kilometer and 1-mile races/walks will begin at 9 a.m. from the church. Proceeds from the event will go to the UMC ?Imagine No Malaria? project.

Participants will be eligible for awards and door prizes and can enjoy fruit, cinnamon rolls and beverages after the race.

For more information or a registration form, contact the church office at 620-947-5643 or go to the church?s Facebook page. Those who register before April 8 will receive a race T-shirt.

MPR offering free babysitting clinic

Marion Parks & Recrea?tion is offering a free baby?sitting clinic from 8:30 to noon May 14 for ages 10 to 16 years in Marion County.

The clinic will bet at Marion Middle School.

Participants can learn what it takes to be a responsible, caring, trustworthy, capable and safe babysitter. Topics are safety, first aid, food, entertainment, child development and the business aspects of babysitting.

Preregistration is recommended by April 29. Forms are available at the MPR office, 203 N. Third St. For more information call Shawna Hake at 620-382-4495 or shake@mcsec.org.

Library inviting adults for coloring

Marion City Library is inviting adults age 18 to 110 to participate in, ?Coloring, Cookies and Conversation,? from 1-3 p.m. Friday, April 1.

According to librarian Janet Marler, coloring is not just for children anymore.

?According to news reports, adult coloring delivers a de-stressing and calming effect, generates well?ness, stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity,? she said. ?It is a wonderful relaxation technique.?

The library will provide coloring pages designed for adults as well as colored pencils. No registration is required for this free event. For more information call the library at 620-382-2442.

HRC class April 18 on spring cleaning

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Jill Utecht are offering a class, ?Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils Make & Take Night? at 7 p.m. April 18 at city hall.

The class focuses on how to use essential oils to make natural cleaners that are simple, effective and safe. It includes instructional time covering: the best oils to use for cleaning, protocols for using oils in cleaning, and recipes and instructions for making your own cleaning supplies.

Everyone will get to make a few of their own natural cleaners to take home.

Cost of the class is $25. Registrations are due at city hall by 5 p.m. April 8. A flyer about this program can be downloaded from cityofhillsboro.net/hrc.html. For more information contact Doug Sisk at 620-947-3490.

Concerto Bella Voce sings April 10

The annual Concerto Bella Voce home concert has been set for 4 p.m. April 10 at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The concert will be dedicated to former Concerto Bella Voce member Jenessa Hlad, who died suddenly last July. The group is comprised of 15 women representing five states and Canada.

Scott to lead class on summer grilling

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and chef Rob Scott are offering a grilling class from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 11, in Parkside Duplex No. 10 on the Park Avenue circle.

Scott has worked in a professional kitchen for the past 15 years, with eight years as a food service director in the healthcare setting.

The class is for high school freshmen through adults interested in different types of grilling. The cost is $20; the class has a minimum six participants and a maximum of 16. The deadline to sign up is Friday, April 8.

For more information, contact Doug Sisk at 620-947-3490, or by email at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net.