Happenings (Week of August 8, 2007)

Book group to meet Friday at library


Hillsboro Public Library?s book discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at the public library.

The discussion will cover ?The Kite Runner? by Khaled Hosseini.

It is not necessary to have read the book to attend the meeting. For more information contact 947-3827.

State fair to host BBQ lamb cook-off


The Kansas State Fair will add a new contest to the schedule for the 2007 fair.

The first Fresh American Lamb Sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off Contest, organized by the Kansas Sheep Council, along with the American Lamb Board and the Kansas City Barbeque, will allow contestants an opportunity to win cash prizes and trophies for their BBQ skills.

Contestants will cook lamb legs, chops and ground lamb using only natural fuels?no propane allowed.

The cook-off will be Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson.

Early entry is recommended as space is limited. The contest is open to everyone. Contact 785-366-7791 for entries.


KSHA to offer wildlife habitat class


The Kansas Sport Hunting Association will offer a workshop, ?Developing Wildlife Habitat for Upland Game Birds,? Aug. 10 at the Holiday Manor Convention Center, McPherson.

Steve Adams, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, will present. Workshop topics will include steps to improve wildlife habitat and information on available funding programs.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in improving upland game bird habitat. Participants do not need to be a member of KSHA. Pre-registration is requested, but may be done on-site. There is a fee.

More information on the workshop, Saturday?s convention sessions and registration forms are available online at www.huntkansas.org, by clicking the 2007 convention link, or by calling the KSHA office toll-free at 1-866-672-4868.


Goessel ?Get a Clue? program to wrap up


The Goessel Public Library will wrap up its summer reading program, ?Get A Clue,? with a presentation by Mike Sauer?wein, senior investigator for Harvey County, and Tim Boese titled ?Fingerprints and Investigations? at 7 p.m. Thursday Aug. 16 in the library.

The program is open to all ages. At the conclusion of the program, the winners of the summer reading will be announced.

More than 65 kids attended programming and read for prizes.


Marion library plans Friday movie night


The Marion City Library will have movie night at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, on the lawn.

The newly released comedy ?Unaccompanied Minors,? about five teens stranded at Hoover International Airport on Christmas Eve, runs 90 minutes and is rated PG.

Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket, lawn chairs, refreshments and bug spray.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, contact the Marion City Library at 620-382-2442.


HRC gymnastics to begin Sept. 11


Gymnastics classes sponsored by the Hillsboro Recrea?tion Commission will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 and run through Nov. 27.

?Gymnastics is great training for a child?s flexibility and coordination, besides being fun and beneficial for all sporting events,? said Cheri Marsh, instructor.

To register, contact Marsh at 620-367-8173.


The Hub to sponsor block party


The HUB, a non-profit organization for youth development in Peabody, will sponsor its second annual block party from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 11.

Continuous entertainment, featuring five Christian bands includes, 3 Year Plan, Love As Scarlet, Project: Zero and Antemortem.

For a donation, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided.

The evening will again feature ?Peabody?s Best Baked Beans? contest.

For more information, or to help with the event, contact 620-983-2949


Compassionate Families to meet


Compassionate Families of Marion County, formally known as Compassionate Friends, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at Chris and Melissa Stuchlik?s home near Pilsen.

The evening will be spent in Anthony?s gardens, sharing ways to honor children?s memories. Dessert will be provided.

For more information, contact Chris or Melissa at 620-924-5793.

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