Daily Life (November 29, 2017)

Santa to visit kids

Dec. 3 in Tampa

Santa Claus is planning a visit to Tampa and will arrive at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Tampa Com­munity Building. The public is invited to visit with him.

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.

Annual lights tour Dec. 3 at county lake

The annual free Christ­mas lights tour at Marion County Lake is planned for 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

The tour features festively decorated houses, Santa Claus talking with children and distributing candy canes to all who are young at heart.

The drive-through tour begins on Hill Road and continues around the lake; it includes a 25-foot Christmas tree on Lakeshore Drive. Organizers are hoping Rudolph will land Santa’s sleigh at the lake again.

Upon arrival at Marion County Lake, turn left off Upton (airport) Road onto Lakeshore Drive to Hill Road.

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.

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.

Free child screening in Goessel Dec. 12

Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children from birth through age 5 on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Goessel. Appointments will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At the screening, development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language, and social and emotional. 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, 620-382-2858 for an appointment.

Hillsboro library offers story, crafts

Hillsboro Public Library will participate in Down- home Christmas with a Christmas-themed story and craft time for all children at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. For more information call the library at 620-947-3827.