Happenings (Oct. 21, 2009)

4-Hers reschedule trail ride and roast


The hot-dog roast and beginners trail ride, sponsored by Marion County 4-H Horse Project has been rescheduled to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Walker farm, 1743 Jade Road, two miles south of Hillsboro.

The roast is open to 4-H members interested in horses, organizers said. Participants are asked to bring hot dogs for themselves and a side dish to share.

For more information call Belinda Engler, 620-923-5254, or Betsy Walker, 620-947-0200.


Guitarist to play at free coffeehouse


Lester Estelle Sr., acclaimed acoustical guitarist from the Kansas City area, will be featured at a come-and-go coffeehouse concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The public is invited to enjoy free coffeehouse drinks, snacks and Estelle?s unique musical talent that has taken him to popular jazz venues and appearances with The Gaithers.

Estelle communicates joy through his musical artistry and testimony. His repertoire includes contemporary Christian worship and praise favorites, traditional hymns and timeless classical jazz tunes.

Estelle learned to play the guitar as a child and to this day holds it upside-down when he plays. As an adult he has performed in prisons, coffeehouses and many other venues in the Kansas City area.

Estelle works as the worship arts director at Indian Creek Community Church, Olathe, and has produced five instrumental CDs.


Canton church plans soup supper


Canton Christian Church, 208 W. Railroad, Canton, is sponsoring a soup supper and bake sale from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

The menu includes chili, vegetable and potato soups, pie, relish, tea and coffee. Donations will be accepted.


HMS/HHS to give fall concerts Oct. 22


The Hillsboro middle school and high school vocal departments will be presenting their fall concerts Thursday, Oct. 22, in the sanctuary of the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.

The seven- and eighth-grade choir and ensembles from the choir will sing at 6:30 p.m.

The high school portion of the evening will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Mixed Chorus, Spirit-N-Celebration, and Concert Choir.

The choirs are under the direction of Lynn Just. The public is invited to attend.


CGHS plans ?Think Pink? night Oct. 23


The National Honor Society at Canton-Galva High School is hoping to raise awareness and funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation by sponsoring a ?Think Pink? night at the football game Oct. 23 with Goessel at Margreiter Stadium in Canton.

The night will include bake sales, hosting a field-goal challenge at halftime, drawing for cakes, distributing ?Think Pink? ribbons and collecting donations to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

NHS is encouraging fans of both teams to wear as much pink as possible.

?We are trying to create an all-pink atmosphere that night from before kickoff to the end of the game,? said Jessica Bowman, NHS adviser.


MMS will present fall concert Oct. 26


The Marion Middle School Music Department will present its annual fall concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the performing arts center.

The middle school band and choirs will perform. Adam Johnson directs the band and David Clark directs the choirs. Karla Telganov is the accompanist.


Prairie Window Concert set Oct. 25


The second of the Prairie Window Concert Series (formerly Old Settlers Inn) will feature Boston-based husband-and-wife duo Matt and Shannon Heaton at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at Dyck Arboretum in Hesston.

?Matt and Shannon Heaton offer updated and traditional Irish music on flute, guitar, bouzouki, accordion, stirring traditional-style singing, and a fresh, appealing stage show,? said Julie Torseth, director, Dyck Arboretum.

The Prairie Window Concert series overlooks the prairie at the arboretum and visitors are encouraged to arrive early and walk in the gardens.

A soup supper will be served between sets for a donation to offset the costs of vandalism at the arboretum this summer.

To reserve tickets for the concert, call 620-327-8127. Concert proceeds help to maintain the native plantings at the arboretum.


Women invited to attend Bible study


All women are invited to attend the Beth Moore Bible Study at 7 p.m. Thursday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe, Rm. 302.

The study will be ?Esther: It?s Tough Being a Woman.? The story of Esther, according to organizers, is a profile of courage and contains many modern parallels for today?s women.

Study guides are available at Thee Bookstore. For more information, call Charlene Driggers, 620-947-3286.


Hillsboro UMC plans turkey dinner


Hillsboro United Methodist Church is sponsoring its annual turkey dinner from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in Fellowship Hall, 906 East D St.

A silent auction is also scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. For carry-out dinners, organizers are asking people enter at the south door to Fellowship Hall. No need to call ahead.

Donations will be accepted and all proceeds go toward mission and church projects.


USPS announces holiday deadlines


The U.S. Postal Service released recommended mailing dates for sending holiday packages and letters to military men and women stationed around the world.

The deadline for most overseas military installations, including Iraq and Afghanistan, is Friday, Nov. 13.

For more information, call Rebecca Larsen, Hillsboro postmaster, 947-3631.


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.


MHS begins season with fall concert


Marion High School Music Department begins its concert season with the annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Performing Arts Center.


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.

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.

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