Happenings (June 9, 2010)

Goessel Rec plans two pool evenings

The Goessel community is invited to gather for fun at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on two Sunday evenings, June 27 and July 5.

The evenings are sponsored by the Goessel Recreation Commission. Drinks will be provided. Participants are asked to bring a dessert, cookies, snack item or fruit tray to share. Lawn chairs are recommended.

In the event of bad weather, check the GRC link on the USD 411 Web site for cancellation information. If you have questions, call Dale Wiens at 620-367-2540.

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Free outdoor movie planned June 12

Classic cartoons and a movie will be shown on the lawn of the Schaeffler House, 510 S. Ash, at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 12.

Organizers suggest people bring lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy a free movie.

Concessions will be sold by the Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information, call the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce at 947-3506.

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Free child screening planned for June 28

Marion County Early Intervention Services will be offering a free screening for children birth through 5 years old Monday, June 28, at the Marion Presbyterian Church, located at Lawrence at Elm streets.

Appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. At the screening, development will be checked in the learning, motor, language, and social areas. Vision and hearing will also be screened.

This process usually takes at least one hour for a child to complete. All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary.

To make an appointment, call 1-877-878-4519, ext. 113, or 620-382-2858.

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Zookeeper to visit with kids at library

A zookeeper from Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventures, a non-profit wildlife organization near Salina, will be in Hillsboro at 3:30 p.m. June 23 to kick off its summer reading program.

?All children are invited whether interested in the summer reading program or not,? said Delora Kaufman, librarian.

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Children are invited to ?fancy? tea party

All young children are invited to a ?Fancy Nancy? tea party, sponsored by Hillsboro Public Library at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15 in the west room of city hall, 118 E. Grand Ave.

?Fancy Nancy,? said Delora Kaufman, librarian, is a fictional character in books by Jane O?Connor, who thrives on dressing and speaking fancy at all times.

?We will listen to a story or two about being fancy,? she said, ?and make corsages to decorate our wrists.?

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 620-947-3827.

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Fun nights planned for June evenings

The Goessel community is invited to enjoy fun activities at several baseball and softball games at the city ball fields this month.

The Goessel Recreation Commission will be providing the activities as well as free hot dogs, drinks and snow cones for everyone.

The games are Pony Boys at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9; Rookie Girls at 6 p.m. and Rookie boys at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16; and Pony Girls at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30.

Activities on the adjacent field include running the bases, Frisbee fun in the outfield and playing under the outfield sprinklers to cool off.

Participants are encouraged to bring flip-flops, towels, swimsuits or extra clothes.

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Club plans soccer event for public

MC United Soccer Club will be hosting evening ?pickup games? for the duration of the World Cup competition.

Beginning June 10 and running through July 8, Monday and Thursday evenings will be for players from sixth grade through adult to enjoy the international appeal of soccer.

Anyone interested in participating should arrive at the Hillsboro Sports Complex at 7 p.m. on the south soccer fields.

This event is not limited to MC United Club players, but is open to everyone with a passion for soccer, according to Stephanie Moss, director.

For more information call Moss at 620-947-3713 or 620-877-7454.

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MCC/CROP plans June 16 meeting

The 2010 MCC/CROP canvass kickoff meeting is planned for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church, 300 Praire Pointe.

CROP envelopes and MCC donor material will be available.

For more information, call David Esau at 620-367-2358.

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Legion auxiliary plans salad supper

The Hillsboro American Legion Post 366 Auxiliary will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, with a salad supper at the Legion Hall, 405 Floral Drive.

Table service, plates and drinks will be provided, a spokesperson said. Everyone is asked to bring a favorite salad, and all members are encouraged to attend.

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Reading program registration begins

Signup for the 2010 Summer Reading Program is under way for children in four age groups at Hillsboro Public Library.

?The time will be spent reading books, playing games, activities, snacks and crafts with awards given for goals reached throughout the four weeks,? said librarian Delora Kaufman.

This year?s theme is, ?Make a Splash at Your Library.?

Children ages 3-4 will meet from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; prekindergarten and kindergarten students from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; first- and second-graders from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays and third- through fifth-graders from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., also Wednes-days.

The first session begins June 30 and July 1.

For more information or to register, call 947-3827 or stop by the library at 120 E. Grand Ave.

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