Prairie Days event at Maxwell refuge


Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, located six miles north of Canton, will hold its 19th annual Prairie Days event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.

The event includes buffalo tours every hour, stagecoach rides, mountain men camps and traders, early-day Kansas demonstrations, baby calf viewings, wildflower and bird walks and arts and crafts.

Concession will include buffalo burgers.

Musical entertainment will feature Tall Grass Express String Band at 10 a.m. and Powder River Band at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Walnut River String Band at noon Sunday.

Gate admission is $2 per person and free for children 4 and under. Buffalo tours are $5 per person and stagecoach rides are $3 per person.

For more information, call 620-628-4455.


i268 concert set for June 1 at Tabor


i268, Tabor College?s performing arts ministry team, will perform their first program of the summer on Friday, June 1.

The public is invited to attend the debut performance of their program, ?Our Heart?s Desire,? at 3:30 p.m. in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center lobby, located on the Tabor College campus.

The 60-minute program will have a fresh, artistic flare with drama and video presentations, and a mix of music infused with a modern beat and an infectious energy. The program is geared toward youth, said Jason Mohn, director of church relations, but is enjoyed by people of all ages.

?With more than 60 events planned throughout the country this summer, we wanted to give the Hillsboro community the first chance to see this new dynamic presentation,? said Mohn. ?We encourage community members to turn out to provide encouragement and prayer support to these students as they dedicate the summer to spreading the name and renown of our Lord Jesus Christ, Tabor College and Hillsboro, Kansas.?

Through music, drama, video and student testimony, i268 explores the intricacies of the group?s theme verse, Isaiah 26:8, which says, ?Yes, Lord, walking in the way of the Lord; we wait for you. Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.?

For more information or to book a future i268 event, call 620-947-3121 ext. 1039 or e-mail i268@tabor.edu.

The members of this season?s i268 are: Tobias Berg, Hillsboro; David Campbell, Wichita; Joanna Chapa, La Grulla, Texas; Luke Jost, Olathe; Kyle Schmidt, Corn, Okla.; Kayla Vix, Wichita; Brandon Voth, Lynden, Wash.; and Trenton Voth, Halstead.

To follow the progress of the team throughout the summer, check out their blog at http://i268.blogspot.com.


Chat and Dine set for June 2 at lake


Chat and Dine will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 2 at the South Lake Hall at Marion County Lake.

All lake residents past and present are invited to attend. Bring a covered dish and your own table service.


Farewell reception for Kim Hall, MD


Marion Family Physicians and St. Luke Hospital will host a farewell reception for Kim Hall, M.D., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at Marion Family Physicians.

Friends, family and coworkers are invited to attend.

Father Kapaun Day June 3 in Wichita


The fifth annual Father Kapaun Day is planned for June 3 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 307 E. Central in Wichita.

For the past four years, the celebration has been at Father Kapaun?s home parish in Pilsen.

At 3 p.m., Father John Hotze will talk about the life of Father Kapaun, followed by a 3:30 p.m. Rosary for Father Kapaun?s intercession.

Celebration of the Eucharist will be at 4 p.m. with Bishop Michael Jackels as the main celebrant. Any visiting priest is invited to be concelebrant.

Following the mass, a reception will be held in the cathedral gym.

For more information, call the Kapaun Guild at 316-269-3960.


Song on the Lawn event on June 3


In August, Agri-Urban?s Day on the Farm brings hundreds of people to the WillowSpring Downs farm between Goessel and Hillsboro.

At Christmas, Night in the Barn shares a living nativity with visitors from near and far.

On June 3, a new event called Song on the Lawn will debut on the farm of Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen.

?Song on the Lawn is a mini-music festival, and it?s a fund-raiser for Joyful Noise Community Child Care,? said Brandy Ashley, board chair for Joyful Noise.

The event begins at 5 p.m. and includes a pork-burger meal, music and animals.

Six groups will be performing: Brothers and Sisters, a family gospel/bluegrass band from Goessel; Lighthouse Quartet, a men?s quartet from Hillsboro; Cross Road, a gospel group from Tabor Mennonite Church; The Master?s Trail Hands, a men?s quartet from Chisholm Trail Bible Church in Goessel; Bill Froese (soloist) and Brian Voth (guitarist); and One Way Up, a contemporary worship band whose members include Jesse Goertzen and Chris Voth of Goessel.

WillowSpring Downs farm is located, from Goessel, three miles north, four east, three-quarter north. From Hillsboro, it is four miles south, three west, three-quarter north.Signs will be posted.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be at the Goessel Elementary School.

The public is invited, and is encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating.


VBS June 3-7 at Hillsboro UMC


Children age 4 through fifth grade are invited to attend a week of Vacation Bible School from 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. June 3-7 at Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

The theme for the week is ?Be Bold! God Is With You!? Stories from the Old and New Testaments will challenge children to trust in the God whose message is always the same: ?Do not be afraid, for I am with you.?

Each day?s worship time introduces a new Bible story through drama and singing. Ten interactive ?Courage Connection? stations will provide hands-on learning to reinforce the theme.

Closing program will be held at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, June 7. A special offering will be taken for the Mennonite and Methodist churches of Greensburg.

A special feature this year is the added leadership of a Traveling VBS Troupe that will make stops in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Under the direction of Norma Johnson, a Christian educator and pastor, the troupe includes Regina Weaver of Hesston College, Megan Klaassen and Rebecca Claassen of Bethel College in North Newton and Teresa Hershberger of Bluffton (Ohio) University. A grant from the Schowalter Foundation to the Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA is funding the VBS project.

Congregations involved in the Hillsboro community are Trinity Mennonite, First Mennonite and Hillsboro United Methodist.

To register, call Sharon Ressler at 927-3791, Penni Funk at 947-2432, Sonya Roberts at 947-3868 or the Methodist church at 947-5643.


Quilt Guild to meet June 4 in Hillsboro


The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. June 4 at Quilts and Quiltracks at 130 N. Main in Hillsboro.

Sue Cameron will talk about ?Down South? quilts from Gee?s Bend, Ala.

Guests are invited to attend.


Veterans? rep plans June 5, 19 visits

Veterans? service representative Ken Morris of the Kansas Commission on Veterans? Affairs will be at the Marion Senior Citizen Center from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 19.

Call 620-342-3347 ahead of time to make sure all files and information will be readily available.


Creative Arts Camp in Parkview MB


Kids? detective skills are wanted at this summer?s Creative Arts Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 11-15 at Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro.

Kids who have completed first through sixth grade are invited to attend.

For more information, call 947-2338.


Craft sessions at Marion library


Several summer craft sessions are scheduled at Marion City Library, all held at 2 p.m.

Pre-registration is required for all sessions by June 1. Limit for each class is 10 participants age 7-14. Supplies are provided.

On June 12, participants will transform a T-shirt at no cost.

On June 19, participants will decorate a canvas book bag at a cost of $2 each.

On June 26, participants will make no-sew fleece pillows at a cost of $3 each.

On July 3, participants will make patriotic friendship bracelets and decorate shoelaces at a cost of $2 each.

On July 10, participants will decorate frames at no cost.

On July 17, participants will make concrete stepping stones at a cost of $3 each.

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