Happenings (May 26, 2009)

Luminary Stroll scheduled May 29


The second annual Summer Luminary Walk at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston is planned from 9 p.m. to 10: 30 p.m. Friday, May 29.

?Stroll the candle-lit gardens, which offers visitors the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the gardens at night,? said Julie Torseth, director. ?You may catch a glimpse of a night-flying sphinx moth or hear the calls of bull frogs as you walk the half-mile illuminated path.?

In addition to the walk, native and adaptable plants will be offered for sale in the greenhouse.

Horticulturist Scott Vogt will be available to answer gardening and landscaping questions and provide tips.

In the greenhouse, visitors will receive a free plant to take home.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $2.50 for children. All net proceeds go toward landscaping the greenhouse area.

For more information or to determine status of walk if weather looks questionable, call 620-327-8127.


Legion Auxiliary seeks items for sale


The Hillsboro American Legion Auxiliary is holding a benefit garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the post home, 405 S. Floral. All net proceeds will go to Relay for Life, which is a fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Members are encouraged to drop off good, sellable household goods and clothing items from May 26-29 after 3 p.m. at the post home.

Anyone interested in being a part of the Legion Relay for Life team scheduled for Friday, June 19, should call 620-947-3624.


Elderly Dept. has new summer hours


The Marion County Depart?ment for Elderly will be adjusting its office hours for the summer. Starting June 1 through Aug. 28 the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


?Song on the Lawn? planned for June 7


The third annual ?Song on the Lawn? is planned for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 7, on the farm of Maynard Knepp and Carol Duerksen between Goessel and Hillsboro.

The mini music festival and meal will feature five groups from Goessel, Hillsboro, Newton and Wichita.

Brothers and Sisters of Goessel/Hillsboro will be on stage that evening, along with the Generation Gap, a blues/gospel group led by Doug Evering?ham of Wichita.

Coming from Hillsboro will be the Lighthouse Quartet, and the Goessel/Newton area will be represented by The Book of JEBB as well as Patrick Flaming with Eric Schrag.

The event is by donation and will include a pork burger meal with all the trimmings and ice cream. Song on the Lawn is a fundraiser for Joyful Noise Community Child Care Center in Goessel.

To get to the farm from Goessel, drive three miles north on Kansas Highway 15, four miles east and three-quarter north. From Hillsboro, drive four miles south on Indigo, three miles west, three-quarter north.

People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be at Goessel Elementary School. Call 620-367-8432 or 620-386-0709 with questions.


City administrator to talk at Kiwanis


Larry Paine, Hillsboro city administrator, will be the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club at noon, Tuesday, June 2 at the city building.

Paine will present an update on city finances, said Kirby Rector with Kiwanis.

Non-member meal arrangements can be made by calling Rector, 620-947-5437.


Hymn-sing planned Sunday, May 31


A hymn-sing is planned for 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 S. Prairie Pointe.

Scripture and songs will draw attention to the Bible doctrines of the Ascension of Jesus and the Holy Spirit?s coming at Pentecost. For more information, call 947-3151.


Hospice Care plans free child?s camp


Hospice Care of Kansas will hold a bereavement camp June 5-7 for children and teens ages 7-17 who are having difficulty with the death of a loved one.

?Healing Hearts?We?ll Laugh Again? will be held at Horizon Camp and Recreation Center just outside Arkansas City, said Rhonda Schur-Abell with Hospice Care of Kansas.

Camp Healing Hearts will be staffed by Hospice Care of Kan?sas professionals and trained volunteers, all of whom have undergone background checks.

A camp nurse and security staff will provide peace of mind.

?The death of a friend or loved one can be especially difficult for children and teens,? she said. ?Adults are often overwhelmed with their own grief and children become the forgotten mourners.?

The camp will provide a safe place to get away for a weekend and connect with others who have had a similar experience.

Because no other children?s bereavement camps are in the area, Hospice Care of Kansas made a commitment to meet the need, Schur-Abell said. ?Due to the economic times, there will be no cost to the families.?

Hospice Care of Kansas provides services for the mind, body and spirit to patients and families during their time of transformation.

Deadline for application is late May.

For more information or to receive a brochure or application, call toll free 800-565-0950.

Applications will be reviewed prior to acceptance.

BBQ, concert will raise school funds


A fundraising barbecue dinner and concert featuring the Larry Thompson and the Big Buckle band is planned for Saturday, June 6, on the campus of Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center.

For two school years, the elementary school in Walton has been open as Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center. Many hands-on learning experiences are made possible by the charter school program. After this school year, funds will no longer be available through the charter school system.

Larry Thompson and the Big Buckle Band will perform traditional country and classic rock from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The barbecue dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Audience members should bring lawn chairs and a blanket.

Tickets are $10 each and include the dinner and admission to the concert. Tickets are available prior to the concert at Walton Rural Life Center.

Funds from the concert and dinner will go toward supporting the programs of this agricultural-based charter school.

For more information, call Walton Rural Life Elementary at 866-837-3161.

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