Rock concert to feature five artists
A rock concert featuring five artists is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the 4-H Building on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.
Performing will be Repentance (Wichita), For the Love of God (Salina and Hillsboro), Show at the Ballroom (Derby), Elephaz (Ellsworth and Manhattan) and Kelsey Unruh (Hillsboro).
The public is invited.
Marion Library sets Lunch n? Learn
The Marion County Library will have a Lunch n? Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 8.
The program, ?What?s fine in 2009 from A-Z,? in spring gardening will be presented by Sharon Boese from The Garden Center in Hillsboro.
Lunch will be provided for $5 and reservations are needed by Friday, April 3.
?Space is limited, so call the library to reserve your space,? said Janet Marler, librarian.
For more information, call 620-382-2442.
NPR pianist to play at Tabor April 7
Pianist Nathanael May, whose performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio affiliates across the nation, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
May will perform selections from ?Sonata quasi una Fan?tasia, Op. 27, No. 1,? by Ludwig van Beethoven; ?Fantasy in F# Minor, Op. 28,? by Felix Mendels?sohn-Bartholdy; ?Fantasy, Op. 16,? by Alan Hovhaness; ?Makro?kosmos II,? by George Crumb; and, ?Fantasien, Op. 116,? by Johannes Brahms.
May is an assistant professor of applied piano and pedagogy at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo.
He is scheduled to complete a doctorate in piano performance at the University of Kansas in May. He holds additional degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., and the University of Wisconsin-White?water.
May?s performances in 2009 include recitals in San Francisco at UC Berkeley?s ?Center for New Music and Audio Technologies,? Mansfield University?s ?Keyed up for Winter? in Pennsylvania, and Bisbee Arizona?s ?For the Love of Music? program.
He also is scheduled to perform more than a dozen performances at universities and colleges throughout Kansas.
Violins topic at potluck event
The Marion County Lake Chat and Dine Club will hold its first pot luck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the County Lake Hall, said Paul White, one of the organizers.
?There will a very informative and interesting presentation on making and repairing violins. Everyone is encouraged to attend and kick off this year's series of dinners.
For more information, call White at 620-382-2900.
Fitness class will focus on 5K prep
The last Fit ?n Fitness class for spring will meet during April. The class will focus on ?Training for a 5K.?
Classes meet Monday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. at the Hillsboro Elementary School gym. The cost is $35.
Childcare will be provided by donation. For more information contact Anna Woods at 620-877-7503, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preschool fair beginning April 3
Preschool application fairs will soon be held in Hillsboro, Peabody and Marion. The first fair is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, at the Hillsboro Elementary School Cafeteria, 812 East A St.
Parents planning to enroll their children are asked to bring birth certificate, immunization records and proof of income.
?There are a lot of ways to qualify for our preschool,? said Karen Fryhover, Hillsboro Family Advocate. ?The basic requirements are that you live within Marion County and your child must be at least 3 years old by Aug. 31.?
In addition, applications are being accepted for Head Start, 4-year-old at-risk and peer spots.
For more information, call Keli Wray, teacher or Fryhover at 620-947-3981. Marion Preschool Application Fair is Monday, April 6, and in Peabody, Monday, April 13. Times for both fairs will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fundraiser/auction now set for April 4
Because of the recent snowstorm, the Kids Connection Preschool and Child Care Center fundraiser has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church Fellowship Hall, 300 Prairie Pointe.
All proceeds will go toward expanding playground equipment for the center.
The sloppy joe meal is by donation. An auction will begin at 7 p.m. with Clint Seibel as auctioneer.
Items for the auction were donated by area businesses.
For more information, call Tracy Hefley, director of Kids Connection Preschool and Child Care Center at 620-947-3004.
New sheriff to talk at Kiwanis Club
Marion County Sheriff Rob Craft, newly-elected to his position, is the guest speaker at the noon Tuesday, April 7, meeting of Hillsboro Kiwanis Club.
Meetings are at Hillsboro City Hall, 118 E. Grand Ave. Non-members can make meal reservations with Kirby Rector at 620-947-5437.
Free child classes planned April 7
Conscious Discipline? is a free comprehensive classroom management program and a social-emotional curriculum for adults, teachers and other professionals dealing with young children. The classes are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Marion Elementary School, 1400 E. Lawrence, Marion.
Coursework is held consecutive Tuesdays from April 7 through April 27.
?It is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices. The four-week class has been specifically designed to make changes in the lives of adults first. The adults, in turn, change the lives of children,? an official spokesperson said.
Participants who attend all four classes will receive one $10 gift certificate per household to a local grocery store.
For more information or to register, call Linda Ogden, 620-947-3200 or e-mail her at Linda.email@example.com.
HMBC to present Palm Sunday music
The choir and praise teams of Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren will present the worship musical, ?3:16 the Numbers of Hope? Palm Sunday, April 5.
The musical, based on the book by Max Lucado and arranged by Travis Cottrell, celebrates God?s salvation, love and reach.Worship begins at 10:40 a.m. The public is welcome.
Quilt guild to talk about luncheon
The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.
Agenda items include discussion on the April 25 Luncheon and Bed Turning. Fat quarter of the month is Easter or pastels.
Food drive planned during ?Hop Shop?
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Leo?s Club (sponsored by the Hillsboro Lions Club) is planning a food drive Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 9-11 for Main Street Ministries.
The food drive is in conjunction with the Bunny Hop Shop, an annual Chamber event.
Many downtown businesses will be accepting non-perishable food donations those three days.
For questions, call 947-3506.
Mock car crash planned April 3
A program emphasizing student safety behind the wheel is held at Centre Junior-Senior High School every three years and this year is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, in the parking lot.
In past years, the event was primarily for Centre faculty, staff and middle and high school students, but this year the committee has opened it to the public.
Featured is a mock car crash with multiple victims and some casualties. On site will be emergency medical personnel, fire rescue, law enforcement, special guests and others.
Jessie Brunner, one of the organizers, said the reason for the mock event is to help raise awareness among students about the dangers of drinking and driving or driving with distractions.
?We do this before prom and graduation to make students more aware of their vulnerability,? he said.
Although, anyone can benefit from seeing what happens when drivers fail to pay attention because of some type of impairment.
American Legion plans dinner April 2
The Canton American Legion Post 192 is sponsoring an April Fool?s dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2..
The menu includes a breakfast-type meal with biscuits and gravy, breakfast casserole, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
All proceeds will benefit the post home?s outdoor sign fund.
MCSEC to hold special meeting
The Marion County Special Education Cooperative?s board of directors will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 9.
The meeting will be held in the conference room, 302 W. Eighth St., Florence.