Daily Life (Week of September 9, 2015)

Storytime to begin Sept. 16 and 17

Preschoolers age 3 through kindergarten are invited to sign up for Story?time at the Hillsboro Public Library.

Classes will meet Wed?nesday or Thursday from 10:20-11 a.m. and will begin Sept. 16 and 17. The program concludes Dec. 16 and 17. A $4 registration fee is required to help cover costs.

Delora Kaufman, children?s librarian, will lead the kids by reading books, playing games, fingerplays and doing crafts each morning.

The goal is to introduce young children to the library and begin a lifelong love of books.

Big Truck Night begins at 6 p.m.

The public is invited to join the Marion County Early Childhood Task Force for the annual Big Truck Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Thurs?day, Sept. 10, at Hills?boro Elementary School.

Participants can explore trucks with their children while learning about the variety of community resources Marion County has to offer?all in a fun and safe learning environment.

The target age group is children through age 5.

In the event of inclement weather, the alternate date will be Sept. 17.

Tabor to present chamber recital

The Tabor College Depart?ment of Music will host a chamber recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe. The concert is free and open to the public.

Sheila Litke, professor of piano, will be joined by musicians Adrienne Dough?erty, violin; Camille Burrow, cello; and Jordan Robert, French horn, in performing ?Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 110? by Robert Schumann and ?Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40? by Johannes Brahms.

Dougherty, a retired instrumental music teacher in the Wichita Public Schools, is beginning her 45th season performing with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, as well as serving as concertmaster for Music Theatre of Wichita for 44 years.

Burrow plays with the Wichita Symphony Orches?tra and teaches strings and orchestra at Allison Magnet Middle School in Wichita.

Robert performs with the Wichita Symphony Orches?tra and Music Theater Wichita. He also is a French horn adjunct instructor at Tabor.

TEEN group will meet Sept. 16

The monthly meeting of the Technology Excellence in Education Network will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the USD 408 district office at 101 N. Thorp St., Marion.

For more information, call Lena Kleiner at 620-877-0237.

Chat and Dine Club plans dinner/game

The Chat and Dine Club at Marion County Park and Lake is having its next potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the lake hall.

In addition to the dinner, it is bingo night, which is one of the more popular dinner events of the year.

Everyone is asked to bring a white elephant gift for prizes.

Guests are welcome with members.

Blood drive slated in Marion Sept. 10

A community blood drive from 2:15-6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, is planned at East?moor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor, Marion.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Hillsboro block party set Sept. 22

Hillsboro is having a community block party from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in the downtown business district.

The event is sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber Promotions Committee.

Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

All students, including children not yet in school through college (with a Tabor ID), will be free for their first hot dog or hamburger.

For others and adults, hot dogs are $1 and hamburgers are $2.50.

In addition, downtown stores are open, along with home-based businesses; entertainment is planned.

For more information, call 620-947-3506.

Bible study begins Sept. 14 in Canton

Everyone is welcome to participate in a Bible study beginning Sept. 14 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the McMannis Building in downtown Canton.

The nine-week study will use a lecture/discussion format that on the Book of Galatians in the New Testa?ment.

Pastor David Norris of Spring Valley Church will lead the study.