Big Truck Night set for Sept. 8
The 12th annual Big Truck Night is planned for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Hillsboro Elementary School, 812 East A St.
Sponsored by the Marion County Early Childhood Task Force, the event provides opportunities for children and young families to explore a variety of large trucks as well as engage in fun activities geared for children birth through 5 years old.
The free event also will provide parenting resources provided by local organizations, plus free refreshments and gifts for the children.
Fall-prevention class in Tampa
The Marion County Department on Aging will offer a free six-week fall-prevention class from 9:30-11:30 a.m. starting Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Tampa Senior Center.
This award-winning program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who are concerned about falls.
Participation will help older people maintain independence and give them confidence in their mobility so they are able to undertake everyday activities safely and without risk of falling.
The program covers a range of issues, including falls and risk, strength and balance exercises, home hazards, safe footwear, vision and falls, safety in public places, community mobility, coping after a fall, and how to initiate a medication review.
If interested, contact MCDA at 620-382-3580.
Line dancing class
scheduled Oct. 11
An introduction to line dancing will be from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Marion Community Center.
Participants will learn and practice line dances for Copperhead Road, Cupid Shuffle, Cha Cha Slide and Boot Scootin’ Boogie.
For more information, call 620-382-3425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch n’ Learn
deadline Sept. 9
The Marion City Library is hosting a Lunch n’ Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, with author Julane Hiebert presenting.
The daughter of a cowboy, and named after a character in a Western magazine, Julane’s love for the Kansas prairie comes naturally.
While encouraged to pen the family’s story of raising two daughters with a incurable neuromuscular disease, she chose to incorporate the lessons learned into the lives of the characters in her novels.
She has a passion to present God’s truth in everyday events with ordinary not-too-perfect characters,
Reservations must be made by Friday, Sept. 9 by calling the library, 620-382-2442. The cost of lunch is $5.
Harders to speak at lake gathering
The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Lake Hall. The hosts will be Les and Colleen Greenemeyer and Bob and Judy Priest.
The program, given by Keith and Judy Harder, is titled “Pilgrims on the Journey.” The couple will describe their 300-mile walking journey on Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrim path in Spain.
Judy Harder is a retired Tabor College professor and Keith Harder is a retired pastor.
All county lake residents, mobile home owners, visitors and friends are invited. Bring a dish.
format on events
Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 904 East D St., Hillsboro, is changing its regular Wednesday night activities to Sundays with the first Sept. 11.
The Christian Life Club or CLC is from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and offers events for preschool to fifth graders; youth—middle and high school students and adult classes.
Basic car care class
Oct. 13 in Marion
Marion City Parks and Recreation announced a basic car care class from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at a cost of $7. Registration is due by Oct. 10. For more information, call Josh at 620-382-3425 or email: email@example.com or stop by the Parks and Recreation office at Marion City Hall.
The minimum age for the class is 15 and those
under 18 require a waiver signed by a parent.
fall storytime near
Preschoolers age 3 through kindergarten are invited to sign up for Storytime at the Hillsboro Public Library.
Classes are from 10:20-11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 14 and 15, and concluding
Dec. 14 and 15. A $4 registration fee is needed to help cover the costs.
Delora Kaufman, children’s librarian, will lead the children by reading books, playing games, fingerplays and doing crafts each morning. Kaufman said the goal is to introduce young children to the library and begin their lifelong love of books.
For more information or to signup, call the library at 620-947-3827.