Happenings (Week of Dec. 26, 2007)


HRC plans aerobics start for Jan. 8

The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Melanie Johnson will be offering an aerobic class for the intermediate-level participant who is looking for a fun and challenging workout.

The format will vary from standard hi/low impact aerobics, step aerobics, kickboxing, strength training and circuit/interval style classes, with an emphasis on overall wellness, safety and enjoyment of exercise.

Classes will begin Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Hillsboro Elemen?tary School gym starting at 7 p.m. and lasting an hour. The fee for the nine-week course will be $25.

Johnson. involved with aerobics since she was 15 years old, is certified by the Manitoba Fitness Council. She has instructed various aerobic activities, such as kickboxing, boot camp, strength training, and interval and circuit classes.

For more information contact Doug Sisk at 620-947-3490 or by e-mail at recreation@cityofhillsboro.net.

CMBS offers second historical tour

Due to the overwhelming response to the Tabor College Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies? Mennonite Historical Tour, scheduled for May 25 to June 9 through Poland and Ukraine, a second tour has been scheduled and will be leaving a week later, on June 2, with an identical itinerary.

?The tour is remarkable in that it combines two trips in one, moving through two countries of Mennonite significance, replicating ?the Mennonite trek,? as it were, from Poland (formerly known as Prussia) on into the Ukraine (formerly known as Russia),? said Peggy Goertzen, CMBS director.

The tours are planned in conjunction with the Tabor College centennial celebration and will be led by two authoritative Mennonite guides: Peter J. Klassen, a specialist in Reforma?tion history who has studied the Mennonite story in Poland and Prussia; and Alan Peters, a Tabor graduate and expert in Mennonite genealogy, who will lead the Ukraine portion of the trip.

The approximate cost for the 16-day trip is $4,200 per person. The price includes airfare to and from Chicago O?Hare airport, flights from Warsaw to Kiev, as well as two internal flights in Ukraine, two meals per day, and gratuities for bus drivers and guides.

The second tour is only partially filled at this point, but anyone interested in making the trip is encouraged to send a deposit of $400 ($100 non-refundable) as soon as possible.

Checks can be mailed to Tabor College, Advancement Department, 400 S. Jefferson, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Doris Ewert, Marion, to celebrate 90th

Doris Ewert of Marion will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church in Marion.

If unable to attend, cards can be sent to 200 Eisenhower Drive, Marion KS 66861. No gifts, please.


?Elvis? to perform in Marion on Jan. 8

To celebrate Elvis? birthday, Marc Baker, a teenage Elvis impersonator from Wichita, will be in Marion Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Marion Senior Center.

The entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. The evening also will include an Elvis display and handmade Elvis items for sale.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, contact Janet Bryant at 620-382-2942.

Florence pancake feed set for Jan. 1

Florence United Methodist Church will offer a pancake feed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, at Florence Senior Center.

The public is invited to attend. Cost is by donation.

Centre Leos to offer soup supper Jan. 6

The Centre Leos Club will sponsor a soup supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Tampa Senior Center.

The meal will feature homemade chili, chicken noodle soup, Santa Fe soup, pie and drinks.

Donations will be accepted for Tampa Park improvements. The monthly Sunday evening game night will follow the meal.

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