Happenings (Week of Jan. 16, 2008)


GPNC to sponsor art contests for kids

Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are eligible to compete in an art contest sponsored by Great Plains Nature Center.

Children can submit an entry for the ?Kansas Critters: Birds? book project, and if selected, will be a published artist and author. Children can pick from a list of 26 birds listed in the official brochure found at www.gpnc.org.

The deadline for bird entries is Feb. 15.

Great Plains is also sponsoring the Junior Duck Stamp art program for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. The deadline for this project is March 15.

Send entries to Lorrie Beck, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N, Wichita, KS 67220.

For more information, contact Beck at 316-683-5499, ext. 108; vie e-mail at Lorrie_Beck@ fws.gov; or visit www.gpnc.org for rules and entry forms for both art contests.

Card shower for Sadie Bernhardt

Sadie-Bernhardt.jpg Sadie Bernhardt of Marion will celebrate her 96th birthday on Jan. 25.

She taught in Marion County and city schools, was active with the children?s department at Eastmoor Methodist Church for many years, and she and her husband owned Marion Hardware.

Friends, family and former students are invited to send cards to Sadie Bernhardt, Golden Living Center room 119, Marion, KS 66861.

Schmitt to perform at Ebenfeld Jan. 20

Sheila Schmitt, associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy at Tabor College, will present a piano concert of hymns and sacred music at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren Church. The public is invited to attend.

Parents as advocates to meet Jan. 22

Parents as Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities in Marion County will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Eastmoor Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Drive, Marion.

The meeting will focus on planning and refining the organization?s non-profit status and its future vision.

The purpose of the group is to give support to parents of children with disabilities. Issues such as education, social networking, community education, family life and advocacy will be ongoing topics of discussion.

For more information, contact Jane Wiens at 620-947-2402.

Card shower for Lois Peterson

A card shower is requested in honor of Lois Peterson?s 80th birthday, Jan. 21.

Cards can be sent to Box 95, Burdick, KS 66838.

Special Ed board to meet Jan. 21

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board of Directors will meet for their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21 at the Unified School District 398 Peabody? Burns Central Office, 506 Elm.

Soup and pie lunch to be held Jan. 19

The Hillsboro Senior Center will host a soup and pie luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.

The menu will include chicken noodle soup or chili, relishes, crackers, homemade pies and drinks. Donations will go toward on-going expenses at the Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.

Goessel garden club to meet Jan. 24

The Town and Country Garden Club of Goessel will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the meeting room at the west end of Bethesda Home.

Scott Vogt from Dyck Arboretum will talk about Kansas Wildflowers. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Nancy Stucky at 620-367-2610, or Deb McCauley at 620-367-3745.

Museum to hold annual meeting

The Mennonite Heritage Museum of Goessel will have its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Alexanderwohl Church fellowship hall, rural Goessel.

The meeting will include annual reports as well as a presentation by Brian Stucky on Pioneer Trails in Central Kansas. Faspa will be served.

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