Free screening in Marion Oct. 11
Marion County Early Intervention Services will offer a free screening for children from birth through age 5 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Marion.
Development will be checked in the areas of cognitive, motor, speech and language and social and emotional. Vision and hearing will also be screened.
This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To make one, call 620-382-2858.
Parkview to host hymn sing Oct. 2
Parkview Church, 610 S. Main, Hillsboro, will host a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.
In addition to singing hymns, including requested favorites, participants will hear three music groups from the community.
The public is invited.
Pancake feed to aid FBLA at CGHS
The Future Business Leaders of America chapter at Canton-Galva High School will host its annual pancake feed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the high school cafeteria.
Money raised will help support student trips to the National Fall Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas, and other chapter activities.
The meal includes all the pancakes you can eat, plus scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee.
Tickets can be purchased in advance from CGHS students, or upon arrival, for $5; tickets for children age 10 years and under are $4.
The event also includes a silent auction for food and craft items.
Estate planning is LLP topic Friday
Garvie Schmidt and Andy Shewey, planned giving advisers with MB Foundation, will be the featured speakers at the Friday, Sept. 30, Lifelong Learning Program.
The program will begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center.
Whether you are single or married, completing your first plan or reviewing an existing plan, this presentation will help you think through the many options and decisions that go along with planning a will or trust, according to Schmidt.
Because of the 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 public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. Participants may enjoy lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
HRC offering class to learn Tai Chi
Hillsboro Recreation Commission is offering a six-week tai chi class led by Gayla Ratzlaff at 7 p.m. beginning Oct. 11 at Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand Ave. The class will meet mostly on Tuesdays.
Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is used for stress reduction and can improve the key fitness components of muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility. It also has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.
The cost is $2 per class. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and good tennis shoes.
Ratzlaff has been teaching Tai Chi for six years around the county. She is certified in tai chi for arthritis and for diabetes.
For more information about the class, email Ratzlaff at email@example.com.
HYP kickoff event set for Thursday
Young professionals between the ages of 18-39 who live, work, learn or play in Hillsboro are invited to the Hillsboro Young Professionals kick-off event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Bluejay Lanes, 121 S. Main.
The event will include a free meal of hot dogs, chips, soda and free bowling. Spouse and kids are welcomed.
The event will introduce the purpose of HYP, a new organization formed by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce to encourage socialization, networking and service opportunities.
Open house for
An open house will be 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the Canton Carnegie Library.
Area authors Susan Davis, Carol Duerksen and Mary Allen Tippen will be available for book signing. Among local celebrities featured will be USD 419 superintendent John Denk, elementary teacher Sue Unruh and Mark Barnett, Canton’s police chief.
Sidewalk art will be available for children.
The Canton Carnegie Library was the last one built with money donated by businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Plans are to launch a renovations plan to preserve Canton’s historic library.