Free child screening March 14 in Marion
Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children age birth through 5 years old Tuesday, March 14, Marion.
Appointments will be available from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Development will be checked in the cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional areas. Vision and hearing also will be screened. This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete.
All children are welcomed, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
TC offers genealogy seminar March 11
The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College will host its third genealogy seminar at 10 a.m. March 11 at 10 a.m. in the Library Conference room on campus.
The seminar will be a repeat of the content explored in the fall workshop “Deciphering Old German Text and Hand-written Script.” It will again be presented by Steve Fast.
The fall session topic was so popular, Peggy Goertzen, director of CMBS, decided to offer the same topic hoping to reach an even broader audience. Her goal for the workshops is to provide practical working sessions and instruction.
Participants are invited to bring personal examples and materials to work on. These include letters, postcards, pages from a family Bible or poems and songs.
The workshop is expected to last about an hour. The cost is $15. RSVP by March 9 to Goertzen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-947-3121 ext. 1211.
Walk Kansas begins
March 19 in the area
This year’s Walk Kansas begins March 19 and continues through May 13.
The event is hosted annually by Kansas State Research and Extension to celebrate healthy living.
Participants are encouraged to form a team of six people by March 18.
Registration online is: walkkansas.org or by calling 620-382-2325, or emailing email@example.com, or stopping by the facility at 202 S. Third St., Marion.
HES kindergarten screening April 6-7
Kindergarten screening will take place at Hillsboro Elementary School on Thursday and Friday, April 6-7.
If you have a preschooler who will be eligible for kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year, contact the HES office at 947-3184, ext. 1, to set an appointment.
Children will need to be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2017, to be eligible for kindergarten this fall.
Relay for Life meets March 14 at St. Luke
Relay for Life of Marion County is meeting at 7 p.m. March 14 in the St. Luke Hospital basement, 535 S. Freeborn, Marion.
The event is Aug. 5 at the Marion High School Warrior stadium and volunteer opportunities are open to those determined to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
This year’s theme is “Cancer is Not a Game.”
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting and share ideas.
Alzheimers group offers free training
The Alzheimers Association of McPherson is offering free caregiver training Wednesday April 12, at The Cedars, 1021 Cedars Drive.
The training will cover the basics of dementia, effective communication strategies, and understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior.
Topics will include understanding dementia, knowing the 10 signs, coping strategies, communicating and connecting, and understanding needs and feelings.
For more information, contact the Alzheimers Association at 800-272-3900.
Goessel will screen for kindergarten
USD 411-Goessel will offer kindergarten screening will take place at Goessel Mennonite Church Friday, March 31.
Families with a preschooler who will be eligible for kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year should contact the elementary school office at 620-367-8118 to schedule an appointment.
Children need to be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2017, to be eligible for kindergarten this fall.
TEEN will meet March 15 in Marion
The Technology Excellence in Education Network will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at the USD 408 district office, 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.
For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.
Goessel museum dinner is March 17
The Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum’s Heritage Fundraiser Dinner is planned for 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 17 at the Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Fellowship Hall.
A speaker from the Kansas Cosmosphere will present “Living in Space,” including astronaut nutrition, fitness and health.
Tickets are $50 per person; first-time attenders $25; children 12 and under $5. Non-members are welcome to attend. To reserve tickets, call the museum at 620-367-8200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 13.
Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church is located 1 mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15.
HRC, Parkside offers kids cooking classes
Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Parkside Homes are hosting two classes in March, “Grandma’s Kitchen-Cooking-Crafts & Games with the Residents” and “Cooking Essential.”
“Grandma’s Kitchen-Cooking-Crafts & Games,” intended for grades one through five, will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21 and 23 at Parkside Homes.
A specialist from the Sedgwick County Zoo will give a presentation on animals from Africa March 23.
Cost of the class is $15 for one day and $25 for both days and includes a lunch. The deadline to sign up is March 15.
“Cooking Essentials” is a two-hour class where young chefs will practice essential kitchen skills and the fundamentals of cooking.
This class, for sixth- through eighth-graders, will meet from 2-4 p.m. March 23 and 24. Cost of the classes is $35 for both days. The deadline to sign up is March 17.
A form can be picked up at Hillsboro Middle School or Hillsboro City Hall.
The classes will be led by Parkside’s dining services team under the direction of Chef Rob Scott and Penni Funk.
For additional information contact Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490.
Tabor to sponsor soccer academy
Tabor College women’s soccer is hosting the third annual Tabor College Youth Soccer Academy for players first grade and older.
The academy, run by Tabor coaches and players, will provide fun, positive, age and ability appropriate training sessions with competitive games for all players.
The spring session is March 22 to April 30. All games and practices will be played at the Tabor practice soccer field south of the football parking lot. Practices will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
First and second graders will meet 4-4:45 p.m.; third grade and older will meet 5-6 p.m. Games will be Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoon. The cost is $35 per player. Deadline to sign up is March 21. Each player will receive two T shirts included in the price. If you have any questions, call 620-249-4027.
Funk to lead
‘Clean Eating Class’
Learn how to enhance overall well-being through the Hillsboro Recreation Commission’s “Clean Eating Class.”
Participants learn the reasons our standard American diet is undermining our health and how clean eating can change that.
Carisa Funk, who teaches in the education department at Tabor College, will lead the class.
The class is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Hillsboro City Hall. There is no charge for the class, but registration is needed by 5 p.m. March 15 at city hall.
Reserve a seat by calling city hall at 620-947-3162. For more information about the class, email Funk at email@example.com.
Canton church plans
Spring Valley Mennonite Church invites the public to join them March 12 for a Mennonite Central Committee fellowship dinner at the church, 2896 Frontier Road, Canton.
The church service is at 10:30 a.m. for those who want to attend.
The suggested donation is $20 per adult and children welcome with additional donation. All proceeds going to the Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale.
RSVPs are due by March 10 by calling 620-628-4877.
Marion library plans
14th quilt show
The Marion City Library is hosting its 14th annual quilt show, which started Monday and will continue through March 18 during regular library hours.
Thirty items including quilts, wall hangings and table runners will be on display.
For more information, call 620-382-2442.