Marion library to host Santa and wife
Marion City Library will host a come-and-go with Santa and Mrs. Claus between 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
The public can visit with Santa and have cookies, cocoa and Christmas stories, and complete a craft if they choose. Parents as Teachers will be helping the children with their activities.
Bring your children’s letters to Santa to the Marion City Library between Nov. 27 and Dec. 8. Include your child’s name and address so Santa can write them back.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442.
MCDA assisting with prescription plans
Marion County Department on Aging will assist individuals during the open enrollment season for prescription drug plans.
Gayla Ratzlaff, department coordinator, can assist in comparing plans as well as enrolling in a new plan.
“It is important to do a comparison every year since plans change premiums, their formulary and deductible,” she said.
Ratzlaff will be at Hillsboro Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov 30. Call Brenda Moss at 620-947-2304 to make an appointment.
Alexanderwohl has Thanksgiving event
Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church near Goessel is having a Thanksgiving service starting at 9:45 a.m. with an organ prelude, and the service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23.
Everyone is invited to enjoy the music and an inspirational message from new pastor Caleb Yoder.
Santa to visit kids
Dec. 3 in Tampa
Santa is planning a visit to Tampa and will arrive at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Tampa Community Building.
Marion Home Tour will be Dec. 3
Marion City Library is preparing for the annual Christmas Home Tour scheduled for 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.
The tour includes homes owned by Kathy Biswell, Doug and Lori Heerey, Max and Barbara Jackson and Rodney and Diane Richmond.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Marion City Library, and at the homes on the day of the tour.
Refreshments will be available at the library. Collective Goods, formerly Books are Fun, will have a display with items for sale.
For more information, call the library at 620-382-2442, or stop in at 101 Library St., Marion.
Tickets available for ‘Down-Home’ event
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will present the third annual Down-Home Christmas Concert at 7 p.m Friday, Dec. 1, in the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Fellowship Hall.
The concert is hosted by David Vogel and will feature performances by the Tabor Chamber Voices.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Community Plaza Splash Pad project. Tickets are $15 each, or a reserved table of eight for $90, and may be purchased at The Shops at Kessler’s, Emprise Bank and Hillsboro State Bank.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cheesecake, coffee and other beverages will be served.
HRC offers yoga class starting Nov. 29
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Lesli Beery will offer a modified yoga class starting Nov. 29.
The class will meet each Wednesday from 7:15-7:45 p.m. for four weeks in the meeting rooms at City Hall. Classes end Dec. 20. Cost of the class is $3 per session for adults.
Beery started learning yoga four years ago and also teaches an intermediate yoga class for the HRC.
A modified yoga class is a half-hour basic class with multiple poses offered for beginners and participants with limited stretching ability. Benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, core strength and improved balance.
Holiday craft night offered Dec. 8
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will host a Christmas Craft Night, led by Greta Wiebe and Dana Maxfield, for women ages 18 and older. It will start at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the Scout House located in Memorial Park.
Class members will make a Christmas embroidery hoop wreath and a set of three felt Christmas trees and gift tags.
The cost is $30 per person and is due to the Hillsboro city office by Friday, Dec. 1. A minimum of 15 women need to sign up to have the class; the class size is limited to 24 participants.
Tampa community plans benefit dinner
The Tampa community is having a benefit dinner for Kathleen Hyman, who is battling cancer.
The event is from 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Tampa Community Building, and includes potato and chili dog bar with ice cream. The cost is free-will donation.
‘Giving Tuesday’ Nov. 28 in Hillsboro
The Hillsboro Community Foundation is sponsoring Giving Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 28 at the Hillsboro City Building in the west room.
This community event is open to everyone, and offers three ways for the public to partner through charitable giving to make an impact on the community and support causes that matter.
Those first way to partner is by donating to the Hillsboro Community Foundation funds by learning about HCF and its funds, with total donationsup $4,000 to be matched.
The other two ways are donating canned food for Main Street Ministries and third by donating new stocking caps, gloves and socks for Hillsboro students.
Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 620-947-0170 or go to the website: hcfoundationks.org.