Daily Life (May 18, 2016)

Event to mix fun, food and learning

The Kansas Mennonite Relief Sale and Mennonite Central Committee are hosting a Weekend at Willow­Spring Downs June 11-12.

From 1-5 p.m. June 11, in the tradition of Day on the Farm, Fun on the Farm will feature interaction with animals, relays, snacks, games, nature scavenger hunt, obstacle course, stick horse race, rides and crafts for children of all ages.

Participants also can learn about MCC’s work around the world in the process. Admission is free. In case of rain, call 620-386-0709 or 620-367-8432 for updates.

From 5-8 p.m. June 12, Song on the Lawn will feature the Book of JEBB, Cottonwood River Band, Newton Men’s Quartet, Senior Jammers, and Elaine Unruh/Emil Schmidt and Friends.

The meal will be catered by Keith Banman. Bring lawn chairs, table service, friends and family.

Admission is free, donations accepted for Menno­nite Central Committee. In case of rain, Song on the Lawn will be at Goessel Elementary School. Call 620-386-0709 or 620-367-8432 for updates.

Directions to Willow­Spring Downs for both events: From Goessel: 3 miles north on Kansas Highway 15, 4 miles east on 150th, 3/4-mile north on Falcon. From Hillsboro: 4 miles south on Indigo, 3 miles west on 150th, 3/4-mile north on Falcon.

Parkview to host hymn sing May 22

Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church, 610 S. Main, Hillsboro, will host another community hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22. The public is invited to participate.

Dems to introduce Senate candidate

The public is invited to join the counties of the 35th District in introducing the Democratic candidate for the Kansas Senate at 10 a.m. May 21 in the Lin­coln­ville Community Center, 213 W. 6th St.

The 35th Senate District, which includes all or part of Morris, Dickin­son, Marion, Chase, McPher­son, Rice and Ellsworth counties, is currently represented by Repub­lican Rick Wilborn of McPherson.

For more information, contact Shelley Dunham at 620-327-7358, or Eileen Sieger, at 620-382-2032.

Retirement event

to honor Bill Seidl

Bill Seidl, Canton-Galva USD 419 superintendent of schools, will be from 2-4 p.m Sunday, May 22, in the Canton-Galva Jr./Sr. High School Commons.

Students, parents, em­ployees, district patrons and others are encouraged to attend.

HRC reschedules cooking class

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission has rescheduled its Mediterranean Inspired cooking class with chef Rob Scott to 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Hillsboro Middle/High School teacher’s workroom

The class was rescheduled because of threatening weather on the orignal date.

The class is for high school freshman through adults who are looking for Cajun-inspired recipes.

The cost is $20 with a minimum six and a maximum of 16 participants. deadline to sign up is 5 p.m. May 19. A flyer is available at cityofhillsboro.net/­hrc.html.

Mchomes invites public to showcase

Marion County Home Educators is inviting the public to its Mchomes End of Year Showcase at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in the Hills­boro Middle/High School auditorium.

The program includes dance, vocal and instrumental music, puppets, comedy, and drama. Students and families will have tables set up in the lobby to share highlights from their school year.

Organizers invite the attenders to bring donations for the food bank at Main Street Ministries as their “ticket.”

The food bank needs boxed dinners, boxed food items, condiments, canned meats and other canned items and snack foods.

Certificates can be purchased through Dale’s Supermarket in Hillsboro and brought to the program.