Happenings (Week of April 4, 2007)


Various events and news items in the Free Press readership area.

Lake residents plan Chat and Dine

Marion County Lake residents will have their first Chat and Dine potluck gathering of 2007 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the South Lake Hall.

All residents past and present are invited to attend.

Grief sessions start April 5 in Marion

Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice will sponsor ?Seasons of the Heart,? a series of four sessions offering insights on grief and positive coping skills, to be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Thursday in April at Marion Presbyterian Church at 610 E. Lawrence.

There is no charge to participate and prior involvement with hospice is not required to attend. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions if possible.

Eric Edwards, a clinical social worker with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, will facilitate this weekly support group. Those interested in attending should contact Eric at 1-800-767-4965.

Storm spotters training in Marion

The Marion County Emergency Management will host a weather watch and storm spotting training opportunity at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at the Marion City Building.

Training will be provided by the National Weather Service from Wichita. Representatives from the McPherson Sunflower chapter of the America Red Cross will also be on hand to give a brief overview of the Family Disaster Plan.

For more information, call 620-382-4840.

Sign up by April 6 for Goessel VBS

All children are invited to attend Goessel Community Daily Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon June 4 to 8 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church in rural Goessel.

Curriculum for the 2007 sessions has been selected from the Mennonite Publishing Network, titled ?Be Bold! God is with you!?

The children will offer a program for the community on that Friday evening.

Enrollment forms are available at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church and Goessel Mennonite Church and are due back by Friday, April 6.

Easter Bunny, egg hunt in Lincolnville

The Easter Bunny and an egg hunt will be at Lincolnville City Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7.

Feel free to bring cameras to take pictures with the Easter Bunny.

The egg hunt will have four age divisions with a money egg in each division.

SNO(W) event at Goessel Mennonite

Goessel Mennonite Church will host its monthly Sunday Night Overdrive Worship at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8.

SNO(W) features contemporary-style worship music and a brief message in a casual atmosphere.

The public is invited to attend.

HHS music groups in concert April 9

Hillsboro High School band and choirs will be presenting a concert Monday, April 9 in the high school auditorium.

The band and ensembles will perform at 7 p.m., and the Mixed Chorus, Concert Choir and vocal ensembles will begin at 8:15 p.m.

The concert will feature the contest literature that the groups will be performing at regional and state contest in the upcoming weeks.

The public is invited to attend.

Marion library plans meeting April 10

The Marion City Library will hold an informal information meeting at 7 p.m. April 10 to discuss and plan committees for upcoming events, such as homebound delivery, book sale and other programs.

For more information, call Penny Marler at 620-382-2703.

Centre Elementary to hold screenings

Centre Elementary will host a 4-year-old screening April 10 and a kindergarten screening April 13.

Children must be 4 on or before Aug. 31, 2007, for the 4-year-old screening and 5 or older on or before Aug. 31 for the kindergarten screening.

For an appointment, call the district office at 785-983-4304.

Reception April 15 for Klassen?s 80th leonardklassen.jpg

The family and friends of Leonard Klassen will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion.

A short program and tribute time will be held at 2:30 p.m. If unable to attend, feel free to send written tributes to Vickie at vfisher1@marykay.com or 9423 Wyncroft Court, Wichita KS 67205.

Fund-raiser lunch April 12 in Marion

A fund-raiser luncheon to help cover medical expenses for Mike Jeffrey?s hip replacement surgery will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the basement of the Marion City Building.

To donate food items, call Melissa Parmley or Donna Bernhardt at 620-382-2165 or 382-4223. Needed are hot dogs, hot dog and hamburger buns, browned hamburger, chips, desserts, ketchup, mustard, relish, relish trays, napkins, paper plates, cups and forks.

Marion Reservoir cleanup day April 14

The fifth annual cleanup day at the Marion Reservoir will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14.

Gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided. Dress to get grubby and meet at the Corps of Engineers office on the east side of the dam.

To sign up, call 620-382-2006 or 382-2101.

The event is sponsored by Great Plains Computers & Networking, the Marion Reservoir Army Corps of Engineers, Tampa State Bank, Missouri Strem Team No. 2642 and MudPuppies Nature Club.

Area variety night April 14 in Marion

The Marion County Community Theatre Co. will host a countywide variety night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Marion City Auditorium.

The event will feature artists from Burns, Goessel, Hillsboro and Marion.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for students through 12th grade and free for kids 5 and under. Refreshments and ?autograph signing? will be offered during the intermission and immediately after the performances.

Openings may still be available for short acts.

For more information, call Jami and 620-382-3703, Margo at 382-3425 or Teresa at 382-8830.

Peabody 4th of July button contest open

The button design contest for the 86th annual Peabody Fourth of July Celebration is now open for submissions.

Designs must be hand-drawn using the colors red, blue and black to fit a 2 1/4-inch circle.

The following three items must be on the button: ?Peabody,? ?2007? and ?4th Fest? or ?4th of July.?

Entries must be submitted by April 30 to Peabody July 4th Celebration Society, P.O. Box 74, Peabody, KS 66866. Include entrant?s name, address and phone number.

For more information, call Kristi at 620-983-2589.

Blood drive April 9 at First Mennonite

A blood drive will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, April 9, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to make an appointment. Walk-in donors are also welcome.

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