Daily Life (Sept. 21, 2011)

American Brass to perform Sept. 29

The internationally known American Brass Quintet will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Hills?boro Mennonite Brethren Church as part of a two-day residency at Tabor College Sept. 28-29.

?They have established themselves as one of the, if not the, finest brass quintets in the world,? said Daniel Baldwin, first-year director of Tabor?s band and orchestral students.

The ABQ members are Raymond Mase and Kevin Cobb on trumpet, David Wakefield on horn, Michael Powell on trombone and John D. Rojak on bass trombone.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students, significantly lower than comparable ABQ performances.

?This will be a must-see concert,? Baldwin said. ?I hope we will have a packed house.?

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Tabor College music department at 620-947-3121, ext 1401. Tickets also are available at Thee Bookstore in downtown Hills?boro.


Canton library plans open house

An open house is planned Oct. 1 at the Canton Township Carnegie Library, 203 N. Main, Oct. 1, to mark the building?s 90th anniversary.

The open house is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will include story time for children and feature authors Jill Ewert and Todd Vogts, graduates of Canton-Galva High School.

Refreshments and a prize drawing will be available.


Monthly hymn sing Sept. 25 at FMC

The monthly community hymn sing will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at First Mennonite Church, Ash and Grand streets in Hillsboro.

The evening will include singing, Scripture readings and prayer. Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns to sing.

This month?s theme is ?The Believer?s Focus of Hope,? with Steve Vincent coordinating. Vocal music will be provided by Holly Swartzendruber, adjunct professor of voice at Tabor College.


Crop Walk Oct. 2 at county lake

The annual Crop Walk begins at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 at the area west of the Marion County Lake office.

The walk is open to everyone with the desire to raise money for Church World Service, an organization that helps meet human need by providing seeds, tools, water wells and systems for people who need them.

In addition, 25 percent of the money raised will be used to families through the Marion County Emergency Food Bank.

For more information, call Donna Kreutziger at 620-382-2931 or e-mail her at: canada@southwind.net. In Hillsboro, call Darlene Bartel, 620-947-3009.


AGAPE center plans biscuit, gravy event

The AGAPE Senior Center in Goessel is having a biscuit and gravy fundraising event from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24.

The breakfast is by donation and proceeds go to help keep the AGAPE?center open. No reservation needed.


Quail Forever to offer hunter safety

The Marion County Quail Forever chapter is sponsoring a hunter safety course at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Marion VFW.

All applicants must first complete an online hunter safety course to qualify to finish in Marion. The online course can be found at kdwpt.state.ks.us/ news/hunting.

Participants should bring the completed online test.

The course in Marion will be four hours of classroom time and four hours of hands-on and live-fire training at the rural home of Gary and Marcia Vogel, south of Marion Reservoir.

The course will be limited to 50 people. The minimum age is 11. Please pre-register with the Quail Forever by calling Mike Ottensmeier at 620-381-0824, or Torey Hett at 620-382-7391.


NAMI group to meet in McPherson

NAMI McPherson, an organization that offers support, education and advocacy for people with mental illness and their families, will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Crossroads Assembly of God Church just south of McPher?son.

That week is Mental Health Awareness Week. People are encouraged to attend the meeting to find out what the organization offers. NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Health. For more information, contact Jane McIrvin, 620-241-4770 or gmajane@gmail.com.


Marion City Library fall StoryTime nears

Fall StoryTime registration is under way at Marion City Library for children ages 3-5.

The event runs from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 through Nov. 18, said Janet Marler, librarian.

?Come and enjoy fall stories, activities and snacks,? she said.

Space is limited. For more information, call 620-382-2442 or stop by 101 Library St., from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.


PATs Big Truck Night Sept. 29

Marion County Parents as Teachers will sponsor its annual Big Truck Night from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.?Thursday, Sept. 29 at Hillsboro Elementary School, 812 E. A Street.

Activities at the free, community event will be geared toward children birth to 5 years. The event will include car safety, Ident-a-Kid fingerprinting, toy trucks and sand, toddler riding trucks and ?lots of big trucks.?

Free refreshments and free gifts for kids will be offered.

For safety, A Street will be blocked off from Wilson to Eisenhower from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the day of the event.

In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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