Daily Life (March 9, 2016)

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.

Peabody book club marks first year

Peabody Book Club celebrated its first anniversary at its March meeting.

The monthly club was created by Sarah Kallans?rud, Sharon Schmill and Faie Frederickson. It meets 1 p.m., the first Thursday of each month in the Ann Potter Room of Peabody Township Library.

One-year anniversary mementos were passed out at the March meeting, including bookmarks and copies of Anne Morrow Lindbergh?s book ?Gift from the Sea.?

Some members download the books, while others borrow the books through the library?s interlibrary loan program.

Members take turns suggesting titles and bringing refreshments, and new members and drop-ins are always welcome.

Driver safety class planned for Burns

Richard and Marilyn Riemer of Hillsboro will be leading an American Associ?ation of Retired Persons ?Smart Driver Safety Course? from 1-5 p.m. March 21 and 22 at the community center in Burns.

By completing the two four-sessions, licensed drivers of any age will receive a certificate to present to insurance companies for a premium rededuction.

The class will not require actual driving, and there will be no written pass/fail tests. Each participant will receive a workbook. The cost of the class will be $20, or $15 for AARP members.

Those interested in taking the class should sign up at the community center, 301 N. Washington, or call the Riemers at 620-947-3453.

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.

Marion City Library

quilt exhibit begins

Marion City Library?s annual Quilt Show will continue through March 12 during regular hours.

More than 20 quilts, wall hangings and table toppers are on display by 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.

HRC offering class on Cajun cooking

Hillsboro Recreation Commission will offer a ?Cajun Inspired? cooking class led by chef Rob Scott from 6-8 p.m. March 22 in the Hillsboro Middle/High School teachers? workroom.

The class is for high school freshmen through adults who are looking for Cajun-inspired recipes. The cost is $20; the class has a minimum limit of six participants and a maximum limit of 16. The deadline to sign up is March 16.

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

A flyer about the class can be downloaded from cityofhillsboro.net/hrc.html.

Florence library

plans garden event

Florence Public Library is presenting a gardening program at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at the library.

Denise Fetrow of Cedar Point, who is a master gardener since 2010, will talk about a planting calendar for vegetables. She will also discuss what flowers can be planed in the Kansas climate for this area of the state.

Fetrow is president of Pioneer Bluffs, a volunteer organization in the Flint Hills at Matfield Green.

Everyone is invited to attend the event.

MES kindergarten

roundup March 24

Marion-Florence USD 408 is looking for students who will be enrolling in kindergarten this fall. Children must be 5 years of age by Aug. 31.

The kindergarten round?up is March 24 at Marion Elementary School.

Parents who want to enroll kindergartners in the fall are asked to contact Deb Shipman at MES, 620-382-3771, to set up a round-up time for those who don?t already have an appointment scheduled.

HRC class for kids at Parkside Homes

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.

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