HHS students plan 2 service projects
Hills?boro High School students are initiating two projects as part of a service emphasis during November.
The first project will be raking leaves for residents who are unable to do it themselves. Every high school student will participate in the effort Nov. 24.
Students are inviting community members who desire to have their lawn raked to call the school (947-3297) or email Kalen Moss at email@example.com.
The second project is a coat drive sponsored by the Leos Club Nov. 16-20. Mem?bers are looking for coats of all sizes. The coats can be dropped off at the school during the designated dates.
Also, club members will be at Main Street and Grand Avenue from 9 a.m. until noon Nov. 21 to receive coats from the public.
Third BLOCK Fest set for Nov. 19-21
Marion County Parents as Teachers and Marion County Head Start will be hosting the third annual BLOCK Fest Event. Parents and their children can choose from three days and times to participate:
? 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Lincolnville Community Building.
? 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Marion City Build?ing.
? 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, from at the Marion City Building.
Space is limited to 20 families per event, so RSVP early by calling or texting Lori Soo Hoo at 620-947-4041.
Tabor and HAMA to present concert
The Tabor College Music Department and Hillsboro Area Ministerial Associa?tion will present a concert titled ?With Praise & Thanks??giving? at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Hills?boro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
The concert is free and open to the public.
In addition to the Concert Choir and women?s choir Concerto Bella Voce, the newly formed Chamber Voices will make their debut performance. Also making a debut performance is Jen Stephenson, assistant professor of choral music, who will be conducting Concerto Bella Voce.
The concert will feature Sheila Litke, professor of piano and piano pedagogy, as piano soloist. Joining Litke at the piano for the concluding song will be J. Bradley Baker, director of the Tabor College Preparatory School.
Congregational songs are also part of the event.
One ministry of the Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association is to provide assistance for people. Funds are used to help several hundred local and transient people each year with rent, food and utility bills.
An offering will be received for support of HAMA?s work. Food donations can be brought to the concert for the Main Street Ministries Food Bank.
Photographer?s spouse to present
Kathy Richardson, wife of National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson, will be the speaker at Lifelong Learning, 9:45 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20, in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center on campus in Hillsboro.
Richardson, who?s been married to her husband for 36 years, will share highlights from his 30 stories with National Geographic and showcase work from his studio, Small World, located on Main Street in Lindsborg. Richard??son will also share personal tales of his journey.
The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning sessions and may register at the door for $5. Participants may eat lunch in the Tabor College cafeteria after the session at the discounted price of $4.
For more information, call Miriam Kliewer at 620-947-0294 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HRC offering class on holiday cooking
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and chef Rob Scott are offering a ?Christ?mas Entertaining Cooking? class from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, in the Hillsboro Mid?dle/High School teacher?s workroom.
Scott has worked in a professional kitchen for the past 15 years, including eight years as a food-service director in the health-care setting.
The class is for high school freshmen through adults who are looking for creative cooking ideas; the class is limited to 24 participants. The cost is $20 and the deadline to enroll is Nov. 25.
A flyer is available at cityofhillsboro.net/hrc.html, or contact Doug Sisk at 620-947-3490.
Open gym to start in Hillsboro Nov. 18
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will sponsor open gym from 7- 9 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Nov. 18, and from 2-5 p.m. on Sun?days until mid-March at the high school.
Open gym is for youth and adult basketball players who would like to play in pickup games or practice shooting.
Participants are asked to bring a separate set of clean basketball shoes to wear on the gym floor and to provide their own basketball.
Thanksgiving event at Goessel church
The public is welcome to attend the Thanksgiving Day service at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, rural Goessel, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26.
The prelude will begin at 9:45 and will feature Braden Unruh on trumpet and Karen Unruh on piano and organ.
Pete Emery will provide the meditation, and a multi-media presentation will feature Nelson Voth on harmon?ica and photography by Fern Bartel.
A Thanksgiving offering will also be received. The church is located 1 mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15.
St. Luke to celebrate
Rural Health Day
In recognition of National Rural Health Day, St. Luke Hospital and Living Center is planning events from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the facility.
St. Luke is planning guided tours of the facilities for those interested from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in recognition of National Rural Health Day.
The day was created in 2011 as a way to showcase rural America and increase awareness of health care challenges that rural citizens face.
For more information about St. Luke or the tour, visit: slhmarion.org.
Marion library plans Lunch ?n Learn
The Marion City Library is planning a Lunch ?n Learn from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, with Kathy Silhan demonstrating how to do unique gift wrapping.
Some of the items she will be using include brown kraft paper and natural items found in the yard. Silhan will also show participants how to make bows with curling ribbons.
Reservations are needed before Nov. 30. There is also a $5 charge.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 620-382-2442.