Daily Life News (Week of February 15, 2017)

HRC sponsoring trip to Hutch salt mines

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission is sponsoring a field trip for youth in grades 1-6 to Strataca the Under­ground Salt Mines in Hutch­inson Feb. 24.

Participants should meet at Hillsboro City Hall at 8 a.m. and be back around 4-4:30 p.m.

The trip includes a guided tour of the underground museum, a 30-minute tram ride through the mines and a souvenir piece of salt.

Afterward, the group will eat a pizza lunch at Strataca, then drive back to Hillsboro for an hour of bowling at Bluejay Lanes. Children can be picked up there between 4-4:30 p.m.

The cost is $30 and must be turned in by Feb. 17. Send extra money for any other souvenir purchase. For more information, call 620-947-3490 or email recreation@cityofhillsboro.net.

Hillsboro FFA to host pancake feed Feb. 18

The Hillsboro High School FFA chapter will host a pancake feed for the public from 6-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Olde Towne Events Center, 126 N. Main.

A donation of $5 is suggested; a percentage of the proceeds will be used to purchase protein items for Main Street Ministries.

GES students plan Feb. 16 concert

The K-5 students of Goessel Elementary School, directed by Marcia Bru­baker, will present a music program at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the GES gymnasium.

The theme of the program is “MusicGo” and will include songs from a variety of topics: exploring the world, enjoying nature, building character, having fun and music.

The theme corresponds with the school-wide theme for this year, “BluebirdGo,” which encourages students to achieve personal and class goals.

Kindergarten and first-grade choir will sing favor­ites such as “It’s a Beautiful Day,” “The Music’s in Me” and “The Chicken Dance.”

Second- through fourth-grade choir will perform “This Land is Your Land,” “Down Down Baby” and “This Pretty Planet,” along with other songs.

The fifth-grade choir ties the program together with songs and choreography, featuring “Yakety Yak,” “Stand by Me” and “Big Yellow Taxi.”

Fifth-grade band, directed by Scott Taylor, will perform songs such as “Mickey Mouse March” and “Saints Go Marching In.”

The public is invited.

Dance classes for adults begin Feb. 21

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and instructor Tricia Marshall are offering dance classes for adults and young adults.

These non-certified classes will be about an hour long and are targeted for beginning levels of dance. Styles will include Line Dance, Jazz & Salsa, Hip Hop, Stepping and Praise Dance.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The class will meet at 6 p.m. in the west meeting room at city hall every Tuesday and Friday from Feb. 21 to March 31. The cost of the class is $3.

For more information, call 620-947-3490 or email recreation@cityofhills­boro.net.

Coloring, cookies, more set Feb. 17

A come-and-go adult coloring program is being offered from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, by the Marion City Library, 101 Library St.

The program is free and the library is providing coloring pages designed for adults and colored pencils.

No registration is re­quired and the event is open to anyone ages 18 to 110.

For more information, call 620-382-2442.

Service dogs topic at Lifelong Learning

Janice Ronald, co-owner and founder of Family Dog Training and Behavioral Center in Valley Center, will present her work at Lifelong Learning at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.

Ronald will highlight the training of service dogs, especially dogs who are trained to work with people who struggle with post traumatic stress syndrome and traumatic brain injury.

Due to current campus construction, participants are encouraged to park in one of the south Tabor parking lots where golf-cart shuttle service will be available to the Wohlgemuth Center.

The main entrance doors are closed for construction, so participants need to use the west doors to enter.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. Participants may enjoy lunch in the Tabor cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.

Applications open for Project SEARCH

Applications for internships with Tabor College Project SEARCH are being accepted through Feb. 28.

Applications can be picked up and dropped off at all Marion County high schools and district offices.

Tabor College Project SEARCH is a school-to-work internship program for people with disabilities, age 18-30.

For more information, call the Mation County Special Education Coopera­tive at 620-382-2858.

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