Happenings (Week of Jan. 28, 2008)

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County spelling bee to be held Feb. 6

The Marion County Spelling Bee will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the Hillsboro High School auditorium. The public is invited to attend.

Cub Scouts to host Pinewood Derby

The Cub Scouts will host a Pinewood Derby at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Hillsboro Scout House.

Contestants will be given pinewood to carve into a car to race.

For more information, contact Frank Morey at 620-382-5463.

Country Stitchers to meet Feb. 4

The Country Stitchers Quilt Guild will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro. Fat quarter of the month is valentine theme.

Included in the evening will be fabric bingo. Attendees should bring a card and a prize.

Community chorale to resume rehearsal

The Tabor College Community Chorale will resume rehearsals at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 in the Wohlgemuth Music Education Center rehearsal hall at Tabor College.

New voices are invited to join the current 36-voice choir as it prepares for its May concert to be performed with the Tabor College Concert Choir.

There is a $25 registration fee for membership in the Community Chorale.

For more information, contact director Brad Vogel at Tabor College, 620-947-3121.

Food for Shepherds to begin Feb. 14

The first session of Prairie View?s Food for Shepherds program spring schedule will feature licensed psychologist Nate Regier on Thursday, Feb. 14.

The program, titled ?There Isn?t Anything New Under the Sun…Except Change,? was first presented in 2005 and was one of the most highly praised programs ever offered by Food for Shepherds, which is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The ongoing aim of the Food for Shepherds lecture series is to help clergy and church workers build skills that will help them serve their congregations more effectively.

Regier, director of Prairie View?s Process Solutions Group, will provide new tools for understanding and managing change, both personally and in congregations. He will also lead a discussion of how to apply readi?ness-for-change theory to the church.

The presentation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Prairie View Auditorium, located at 1901 E. First St., Newton.

Tuition is $15 and includes handouts and lunch.

For more information, or to register by Feb. 7, contact Judy Janzen, education coordinator of the Prairie View Learning Institute, at 1-800-362-0180 ext. 6412 or 316-284-6412.

Birthday reception for Rubena Bartel

BartelRabina.jpg Rubena Bartel will celebrate her 90th birthday with a come and go party from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Hillsboro Senior Center hosted by her children and grandchildren.

If unable to attend, cards can be sent to 701 S. Main Apt. 1, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Polio support group to meet Feb. 2

The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 in conference rooms B and C on the lower level of Hutchinson Hospital.

The guest speaker will be Russell Johnston, of Hutchinson, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2002.

The meeting is free of charge and open to the public.

Larry Paine to speak at Hillsboro Kiwanis

The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Feb. 5 at the city building. A $7 lunch will be provided by Fat N Sassy BBQ.

In addition to the regular meeting, the club will hear a presentation from Larry Paine, one of the club?s newer members. Paine, who is also the Hillsboro City Administrator, will talk about a variety of subjects related to the city. Some topics of discussion will include the Buxton retail search process, strategic planning and utility rates.

If you are interested in attending and are not a Hillsboro Kiwanis member, please contact Jayson Hanschu at 947-5686 so appropriate seating and eating arrangements can be made.

PCF to hold annual pancake feed Feb. 2

The Peabody Community Fund will hold its annual Ground Hog Day pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Peabody Senior Center. Donations will go toward the fund and future grants to promote and enhance the community.

The PCF Board will also present three grant awards for $300 each at the event.

Tampa to have two community events

Tampa game night will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Tampa Senior Center. Attendees should bring a snack to share. Drinks will be provided.

Disney?s ?Ratatouille? will be shown for Movie Night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Tampa Senior Center. Pizza and pop will be sold at the event.

For more information about the events, contact 785-965-2639.

PAT child nutrition nights, Feb. 5 & 7

Marion County Parents as Teachers will sponsor a parent information night focusing on nutrition at two Marion County locations.

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Peabody Elementary School and from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 at the Lincolnville Community Building.

Information shared by guest speaker Mattie King will focus on nutrition for children birth to 3 years. Five door prizes will be given away each evening. No childcare is provided.

The event is free and open to all families with children prenatal to three years.

Family fitness event to begin Feb. 4

Fit in Fitness will begin ?Kid?s Fitness?A Family Event? at 5:45 p.m. Monday Feb. 4 at Hillsboro Elementary School.

The class will follow a strength and conditioning and cardiovascular exercise format, and will focus on small group exercises that families can do together.

Cost is $35 for the month with $10 per additional family member. Biggest Loser contestants can participate for a reduced fee, $30 for the month. Participants should be at least 8-years-old. Parents are asked to participate in the class with their children, no drop-offs please.

Call Anna Woods, 620-877-7503 with questions.

Family Conference to begin Jan. 30

Cottonwood Valley Independent Baptist Church of Hillsboro will hold a Family Conference beginning Wednesday, Jan. 30 through Sunday, Feb. 3 at the church, 114 S. Main St. Night services will begin at 7 p.m. and the Sunday morning services are at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The conference is designed to help and strengthen the home and family. Evangelist David Maynard from North Carolina will be the guest speaker.

The event is free and open to the public.

ALR to hold Super Bowl fundraiser

The American Legion Riders Post 22 will hold a Super Bowl Party fundraiser beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Marion VFW, 420 W. Santa Fe.

The event will feature an 8-foot screen to watch the game, a potato bar and desert for $5 and nachos for $3. The VFW bar will be open. For individuals wanting to watch the game without food purchase, cost will be $5 to help pay for the big screen.

The event is for members and guests. For more information, call Peggi Wilson, 316-323-7807.

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