Happenings (Sept. 9, 2009)

TEEN board to meet Sept. 16 at Marion


The monthly meeting of the Technology Excellence in Education Network will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the USD 408 Central Office, 108 N. Thorp, Marion.

For more information, call Brandi Hendrix, TEEN adviser, 620-382-2168.


Country Stitchers Quilt Guild to meet


Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.

Susannah Pangelinina of Lawrence will talk about a trunk show and tips on the appliqu? technique.

The fat quarter of the month is leaves or apples.


TeamKID begins Sept. 16 at Parkview


Parkview Mennonite Breth?ren Church is sponsoring TeamKID, a ministry helping children connect through Bible stories and more, from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting Wednesday, Sept. 16.

TeamKID is for children third through sixth grade. The Awana program will continue for children age 3 through second grade.

For more information, call the church at 620-947-2338. The church is located at 610 S. Main, Hillsboro.


USDA Commodities to arrive Sept. 10


USDA commodities will be available at senior centers in Marion County Thursday, Sept. 10, according to Gayla Ratzlaff, coordinator of the Marion County Department for Elderly.

Commodities include egg mix, tuna, canned chicken, orange juice, applesauce, peanut butter, instant non-fat dry milk, peas and mixed fruit.

Each senior center will distribute commodities according to their individual schedules, she said.

For more information, call specific senior centers or Ratzlaff at 620-382-3580.


Parkside Voices to begin rehearsals


Parkside Voices, a chorus for senior adults, will begin fall rehearsals at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.

Rehearsals are in the Park Village Congregate Building activity room, Parkside Homes Inc., 200 Willow Road, Hillsboro.

The group sings a variety of music, including sacred, popular and Broadway, said Steve Vincent, director.

?New singers are welcome to join,? he said.

For more information, call 620-947-2301.


Hillsboro library to launch Storytime


Hillsboro Public Library will begin its fall session of Story?time Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 16-17, according to Delora Kaufman, children?s librarian.

Beginning Sept. 1, 40-minute sessions of book reading, activities and crafts are available for 3-year-olds through kindergarten.

The library is offering sessions at different times, Kaufman said. Classes will be held Wednesday or Thursday from 10:20 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Class size is limited to 12 children, she said.

A $4 registration fee is requested for the three-month session and payment is due at the start of the program.

For more information or to register, call 947-3827.


Dementia support to meet Sept. 15


The Marion County Dementia Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the chapel at Salem Home, 704 S. Ash, Hillsboro.

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

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


Dyck Arboretum plans fall plant sale


Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston is having its annual Fall FloraKansas plant sale Sept. 10-13 .

?The first day of the sale is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, to thank the members of the arboretum by giving them first pick of the plants for sale,? said Julie Torseth, director at Dyck Arboretum.

Scott Vogt, arboretum horticulturist, will be available to help members and the public choose the right plant for the right place, she said.

?There are so many new cultivars of coneflowers such as tomato soup and mac ?n? ?cheese,? she said.

Torseth added that Vogt?s expertise extends to figuring out where to plant or use in landscaping.

The event to support the arboretum continues from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, she said.

To see many of the plants that will be for sale, go to www.dyckarboretum.org.

For more information, call 620-327-8127.

Big Truck Night

planned Sept. 10


The annual Big Truck Night for all Marion County children ages birth to 5 years is planned for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thurs?day, Sept. 10, at the Hillsboro Police Station, 414 N. Ash.

?Bring the whole family to experience the wonder of trucks, learn about vehicle safety, receive free car seat checks, participate in the Ident-a-Kid program, eat free popcorn and obtain several big-truck goodies for your kids,? said Lori Soo Hoo, one of the co-coordinators.

This event is jointly sponsored by Marion County Parents as Teachers, Marion County Head Start, Communities in Schools and Safe Kids.

Farmers? market accepts Vision card


The farmers? market in Hillsboro is participating in the Kansas Farmers' Market Electronic Benefits Transfer Project.

This means, according to the coordinator, that anyone who has a Vision card may now use it at the Thursday market in Hills?boro.

Those planning to use their Vision card are asked to stop by the information table to receive tokens for use at the market.

The Kansas Farmers' Market EBT Project is a joint venture between the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and the Kansas Rural Center.

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