Happenings (Week of April 16, 2008)

Steiner to speak at Parkside April 27

Amanda Steiner, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas, will speak about parking accessibility at 4 p.m. April 27 at Parkside Homes in the main building chapel (large dining room).

The presentation will last about 20 minutes. A free-will offering will be taken to help defray costs for Steiner?s trip to the national Ms. Wheelchair competition in July.

Special ed board to meet April 21

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21 in the Marion County Special Education Cooperative conference room, 302 W. Eighth, Florence.

Marion City Library to hold book sale

The Marion City Library will have its annual book sale May 2 and 3.

On Friday, the sale will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Donations of good, clean books, videos, audios and DVDs are requested. Donations can be made at the library during regular business hours.

For more information, call the library, 620-382-2442.

BBQ brisket dinner set for April 25

A barbecue brisket dinner will be held as a fundraiser for Hope Valley Christian School from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Hillsboro Senior Center.

The menu will be barbecue brisket, gourmet potatoes, broccoli salad, butterhorns and pie. The meal will be served by Alexanderfeld Church. A program, including singing by the school children, will follow the meal.

To RSVP call Orlan Becker, 947-0231.

Flint Hills geology program May 18

The Pioneer Bluffs Foundation will hold a public event, ?Geology of the Flint Hills,? from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at Pioneer Bluffs, located one mile north of Matfield Green on Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, Kansas Highway 177.

Ken Warren, managing director of The Land Institute, Salina, will lead discussion on the geologic scaffolding that forms the base of the Flint Hills.

To make reservations for the free event, e-mail info@pioneerbluffs.org, or call 620-753-3414.

Polish speaker to make presentation

Jarek Pajakowski, director of the Lower Vistula River Valley Landscape Park in Swiecie, Poland, will present ?Mennonite History in the Lower Vistula River Valley in the 17th and 18th Centuries.? The presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20 at Mennonite Heritage Museum?s Preparatory School, Goessel.

The event will also include a quilt presentation from the city of Goessel to Pajakowski and Henryk Zamojski, director of the Opole State Agricultural Advisory Center in Losiow, Poland.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Ewert ordination planned for April 27

A service of ordination for Linda Ewert will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in Goessel. The public is invited to attend.

Taylor to speak at Dyck Arboretum

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will host ?Planting Monarch Waystations? at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26 in Hesston.

The class will be taught by Chip Taylor, an entomologist at the University of Kansas. Taylor will explain how to plant wildflowers that support monarch butterflies.

Taylor is also the director of Monarch Watch, an educational outreach program based at the University of Kansas that engages citizen scientists in large-scale research projects relating to conservation issues.

To make reservations for the free class, call Dyck Arboretum at 620-327-8127.

The class is offered during the FloraKansas Native Plant Sale, open to members on April 25 and 26 and May 8 and 9. Members, or individuals who become members of Dyck Arboretum, will receive a 10 percent discount on plants. The FloraKansas Native Plant Sale will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10, from noon to 4 p.m. May 11, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 12.

CHS horticulture class plans plant sale

The Centre High School horticulture class will hold its annual plant sale from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 16 and 17 in the CHS Greenhouse.

Available plants include begonia, coleus, dusty miller, geranium, impatiens, marigold, pansy, vinca, pepper, broccoli, cabbage and tomato.

For more information call Gaea Wimmer, 785-983-4321, during school hours.

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