Happenings (Oct. 14, 2009)

Goessel potluck set for Thursday


Everyone is invited to take part in the Goessel Senior Center potluck beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

?The program will be beautiful powerpoint scenery pictures by Ken Bachman of special back country places in Kansas and Colorado,? said Elaine Goertzen, one of the organizers.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring a food dish and table setting.

For more information, call 620-367-2320.


Storytime features author and dogs


Storytime at Hillsboro Public Library will feature Elaine Ewert, author and illustrator, from 10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 14-15. Ewert will be reading her book, ?Estelle Wants to Fly,? spotlighting her boxers, Estelle and Izzy, who will be in attendance.

All preschoolers and parents are welcome and there will be activities and snacks available.

For more information, call Delora Kaufman at 620-947-3827.


MHS fall concert season Oct. 21


Marion High School?s music department will begin its concert season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the Performing Arts Center with its annual Fall Concert.

The jazz band, directed by Adam Johnson, will perform ?The Sponge,? ?Fake Bacon? and ?April In Paris.?

Marion Singers and the concert choir will present a variety of classical music literature to include ?For Thy Sweet Love? from ?Two Love Songs,? a setting of ?Set Me As A Seal? from ?A New Creation,? an accompanied piece, ?The Plans I have For You,? the girls singing, ?My True Love Has My Heart? and ?Jonah? by the boys.

The concert choir will sing ?Three Madrigals,? ?Blow Thou Winter Wind? and ?Nothin?s Gonna Stumble My Feet.?

The choral groups are directed by David Clark.

Karla Telganov is the accompanyist for the choral students.


CGHS group plans Halloween event


The Canton-Galva High School chapter of Future Busi?ness Leaders of America will offer its annual Halloween Carnival at the Canton Fair?grounds from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

The event will include fun games and prizes, as well as a haunted hayrack ride. Children from ages birth through grade six are invited to attend and are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome to help support the Canton-Galva FBLA chapter and offset expenses.


?Fall Into Reading? begins Oct. 23


?Fall Into Reading? is the theme for fall storytime at the Marion City Library, open to children ages 3 through pre-kindergarten.

Storytime will be held from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Fridays beginning Oct. 23 and continuing until Nov. 20. Stories, fall activities, snacks and crafts will be available.

Space is limited, said Janet Marler, library director. To reserve a spot, call 620-382-2442.


Session offered on Medicare plans


The Marion County Depart?ment for Elderly will be offering the second session in a three-part series about preparing for retirement at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19 at the Hillsboro Civic Center.

The meeting is for anyone thinking about retiring in the next year or two. This session will focus on Medicare Supple?mental Plans compared to Medicare Advantage plans.

Everyone is welcomed to attend. If you have not registered for the series, call the Depart?ment for Elderly (620-382- 3580) to ensure a sufficient number of handouts.


Holly Days Parade needs participants


Holly Days Parade is coming to Hillsboro at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and people are needed.

Participants can include individuals, groups, organizations, bands, floats, classic cars, horseback riders, carriage rides, carrollers and more.

?If you would like to participate in the spirit of the holidays, please consider participating,? said Sue Watkins, one of the organizers.

For more information, call Watkins at 620-947-2844.


Solid-waste group will meet Oct. 21


The Central Kansas Regional Solid Waste Authority's regular quarterly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the McPherson County Transfer Station.

CKRSWA includes Marion County. The meeting is open to the public.


Hillsboro event seeking vendors


The third annual Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Craft Bazaar and Soup Lunch will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at First Mennonite Church, corner of Grand and Ash, Hillsboro.

Table space is available for $10 for vendors of homemade crafts and gifts.

For more information call Renee Gilkey, director, at 620-947-3506 or Sheryl Lehr at 620-947-1715.


Dementia group will meet Oct. 20


The Marion County Dementia Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the chapel at Salem Home in Hills?boro.

Facilitators for the evening are Esther Pankratz and Sharon Ressler. Time will be available at the end of the meeting for those who wish to share.

The support group is for families and caregivers of dementia patients. For more information, contact Hillsboro Community Hospital at 620-947-3114.

Legion commander plans visit Oct. 19


National American Legion Commander Clarence Hill will be visiting the Hillsboro Post, 405 S. Floral, from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, as part of his Kansas tour.

For more information, call Dick Carr with the Hillsboro American Legion, 620-947-3306.


Halloween events Oct. 30 in Hillsboro


Halloween photos during Trick or Treat Main Street in downtown Hillsboro will be taken from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the city building, 118 E. Grand. The event is being sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Other festivities include trick- or-treating downtown for area children from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 947-3506.


Library schedules ?Kansas Train Tales?


The Marion City Public Library is hosting Robert Collins of Andover and his program, ?Kansas Train Tales,? at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the library, 101 Library St., Marion.

The program is open to anyone interested in the history of Kansas and its railroads, said Janet Marler, director.

Included will be stories of short lines and ghost railroads, like the Scott City Northern, the St. Joseph & Topeka and the Marion Belt and Chingawassa Springs.

Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 620-382-2442.


Hymn sing planned Oct. 18 at HMBC


An inter-church hymn sing will begin at 7 p.m. with singing Sunday, Oct. 18, in the Hearth Room of the Hillsboro Menno?nite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The theme of this month?s hymn sing is ?Celebrating God?s Goodness,? said Steve Vincent, church member and leader of the program. Those attending will have an opportunity to select their favorite hymns to be sung, he said.

For more information, call 947-3011.


Burns Church to host annual bazaar


Burns United Methodist Church is hosting its annual supper and auction bazaar with the meal served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 in Fellowship Hall. The auction begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Burns Community Building, which will be open at 4 p.m. to receive items that will be sold.

Menu items include turkey, dressing casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn or green beans, salad, dinner roll, pie or cake, coffee and iced tea. Donations will be accepted.

In addition, a country store will offer craft items, baked goods and more.

Proceeds from the meal and auction will go to support programs in the local church and community.

For more information, call 620-726-5545.


CDDO to meet Oct. 19 in Newton


The Board of Directors of the Harvey-Marion County Community Developmental Disability Organization will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the commission meeting room at the Harvey County Courthouse in Newton.

?There will be opportunity for public comment,? said Elizabeth Schmidt, executive director.

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