Daily Life (Sept. 22, 2010

Admission free to annual Rendezvous


The annual Mountain Man Rendezvous will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at Maxwell Wildlife Refuge near Canton.

Organizers are inviting people to take a step back in time to the early 1800s and experience living history.

?Mountain men and women living in their primitive tents and teepees, dressed in buckskins and furs, will demonstrate their skills for survival on the prairie,? a spokesperson said.

Other activities include buffalo tours departing every hour, bluegrass music by Walnut River String Band and concessions offered by Three Sisters.

Admission is free and buffalo tours are $6.

Maxwell Refuge is six miles north of Canton.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 620-628-4455.


Sleepy Creek series in Peabody Sunday



The Sleepy Creek Concert series will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Santa Fe Park, downtown Peabody with ?Acrosstic,? a country and pop music band.

Acrosstic?s members are from all around the area.

Organizers encourage everyone attending to bring a lawn chair and appetite and enjoy the food and music.


Dinner planned for all cancer survivors


The American Cancer Society will be hosting the first Relay For Life of Marion County Cancer Survivors? Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Hillsboro American Legion, 405 Floral Dr.

In past years, the Survivor Dinner was a part of the Relay for Life event, but organizers said they wanted to make the dinner a celebration of its own.

Survivors will receive a complimentary bowl of soup and a slice of pie. Guests may purchase the soup and pie dinner for $5.

?We are very excited about this year?s cancer survivors? dinner,? said Jeri Klose, ACS volunteer. ?We are looking forward to paying tribute to the tremendous personal journey that cancer survivors have been on.

?Every survivor is invited, whether they were diagnosed yesterday or 30 years ago.?

Janet Herzet, county chairwoman, said, ?At Relay, and at the Survivors? Dinner, everyone understands the challenges that cancer survivors have overcome, and there is peace of mind knowing that together we can face the challenges ahead.?

Space at the Survivors? Dinner is limited. Reservations are required by Sept. 30.

For more information, or to make a reservation, call Klose at 620-947-1934 or Herzet at 620-382-3690.

For more information about the American Cancer Society call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit cancer.org.


Town & Country Club meeting nears


The first meeting of the season for the Town and Country Club of Goessel will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 23.

At this first meeting, club members will spend time cleaning the butterfly garden at Bethesda Home. This will be followed by a business meeting.

The club meets the fourth Thursday of the month, except in November and December when the group has a holiday program Dec. 2.

The meetings are open to anyone interested in joining.

For more information, call Jane Hiebert at 620-367-2639.


Players sought for fundraising event


A benefit co-ed softball tournament is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 2, with all proceeds going toward the purchase of a new wheelchair to help a Hillsboro woman battling multiple sclerosis.

Tammy Chizek, 50, has battled MS for more than 15 years and her body is deteriorating from the autoimmune disease that affects the brain and central nervous system.

For more information about registering for the tournament, call Doug Sisk, Hillsboro recreation director at 620-947-3490.


Library book sale will begin Sept. 24


The annual Hillsboro Public Library book sale will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Hillsboro City Building.

The sale will extend through the following week.

Books will be available for sale during the library?s normal hours. Books will not be sold until the official start of the sale.


Haiti Lifeline event Oct. 3 near Buhler


A fundraising concert for Haiti Lifeline?s ophanage and education is planned for 4 p.m. Oct. 3, at the Moe Yoder Farm, one mile east and 11?2 miles south of Buhler on Victory Road.

The concert will feature ?Riders for the Cross,? from the Prairie Rose Chuck Wagon. Other entertainment will include ?The Brothers and Sisters? of Goessel and two other groups from Buhler, Jake Schmidt Combo and Ladies Trio.

In addition, horse-drawn hay rack rides and concessions will be available.


Webinar topics begin Wednesday


Library professionals, students and patrons are invited to join ?Learning Express? for the first in a series of special topical webinars beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillsboro Public Library, 120 E. Grand Ave., Hillsboro.

Resume expert Wendy Enelow, co-founder and director of Resume Writing Academy, will present; ?Resumes to Get You Hired: Write to The Future!?

This webinar details how to leverage past experience to support current career objectives, organizers said.

The resume writing event is for anyone who wants to build and strengthen their resume writing skills, including library professionals who assist computer-users in the library.

Following the webinar will be a special presentation of the resume-building functionality of Job & Career Accelerator.

Colleagues, students, patrons and friends are encouraged to attend. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, call Hillsboro Public Library at 620-947-3827.


Crop Walk near Goessel set Oct. 3


The Goessel-area Crop Walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, starting at Tabor Mennonite Church, three miles south of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15 and one mile east on 90th.

Each walker will receive a free T-shirt and donations may be designated to the organization of the donor?s choice.

Walkers are asked to sign-up at 1:15 p.m.

For more information, call Denise Nickel, one of the coordinators, 620-367-2226.


Big Truck Night planned Sept. 23


The annual Big Truck Night is planned for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, for children ages birth to 5 at Hillsboro Elementary School.

All Marion County children are welcome to attend, said Lori Soo Hoo, Marion County Parents As Teachers.

Highlights include lots of big trucks, small trucks in sand, free ident-a-kid fingerprinting, free carseat checks, popcorn, give-aways and information about community resources, she said.

For more information, call Soo Hoo at 620-947-4041.

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