Happenings (Week of March 19, 2008)

Dental seminar set for March 26

Brian Kynaston and Austin Babcock from Hillsboro Dental Care will present a seminar on dentures and implant stabilization at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Parkside Homes in the Con?gregate Building.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

Dad and daughter evening April 12

Heartland Pregnancy Care Center of Newton is presenting the third-annual Dads and Daughters Evening Out at 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the Fox Ridge Conference Center, 800 S. Kansas, Newton.

The semi-formal evening, this year sponsored by Elcon Services Inc. of Hillsboro, is planned to help strengthen relationships between dads and daughters in sixth grade or older.

Tickets are $10 for dad and one daughter. Additional daughters are $2. Tickets can be reserved by calling 316-283-7333.

HUMC to present Easter cantata

The Hillsboro United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, directed by Allen Ediger, will present an Easter cantata, ?In Christ Alone,? at 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, March 23 at the church, 905 E. D St.

The public is invited to attend.

Book discussion to be on ?Family Tree?

Hillsboro Public Library?s Book Discussion group will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, March 14 at the library.

The group will discuss the book ?Family Tree? by Barbara Delinsky. It is not necessary to read the book to attend.

Value Cards on sale through March 31

The Hillsboro High School choir value cards expire at the end of March. Students are selling new cards for $10, and are good for six months.

Money from sales will go toward the student?s portion of the choir trip to Colorado this spring.

Two new businesses, A Cut Above and Jess? Tresses, were added to the card. Other businesses include Alco, Ampride, Brenda?s Bloomers, La Cabana, Mary?s Mats & More, Nancy?s Fashions, Odd?s N Ends, Quick Flick, Rod?s Tire, Sonic, Thee Bookstore and Vogt?s.

Cards can be purchased from any choir member until March 31.

Sod houses to be topic of final lecture

The final presentation of the ?Voices of the Prairie? Winter Lecture Series will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the Dyck Arboretum Visitor Center in Hesston.

Jacki Blaesi-Freed of Topeka will present ?Sod Houses of Kansas,? focusing on the history of sod houses in Kansas and identifying where the structures still remain.

There is a $2 charge at the door for the lecture. A soup supper will be served at 6 p.m. for $5. Call 620-327-8127 by March 24 to place reservations for the supper. Books about sod houses will be available in the arboretum gift shop.

HMBC to offer Holy Week celebrations

The public is invited to Hillsboro Mennonite Breth?ren Church Holy Week celebrations.

A Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. March 20, and will include a candle ceremony.

An Easter sunrise gathering will begin at 7:45 a.m. March 23 in the fellowship hall. A light breakfast will follow a brief program.

At 10:40 a.m. the choir will present the Easter cantata, ?The Love of Jesus,? by Mike Speck ,during the morning service.

Agape Sr. Center to hold barbecue

The Agape Senior Center in Goessel will hold a pork barbecue supper at 6 p.m. April 5. The meal will be catered by Bob and Connie Boese.

The annual fundraiser will also feature Dave Anderson on dulcimer.

Reservations are required by March 26. To make reservations, call 620-367-2275.

Spring gardens topic of Lunch n Learn

Marion City Library will host Lunch n Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2.

Sharon Boese from The Garden Center will present ?What?s hot for spring.? Topics include new flowers, getting gardens ready and how to plant.

Lunch is $5. Reservations are required by March 27. To make reservations, call the library, 620-382-2442.

?Cats? musical to be performed in Salina

?Cats,? an award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Bicen-tennial Center in Salina.

Tickets are $30 and $45 and are available at the Bicentennial Center Box Office, or charge by phone at 888-826-7469 or online at www.bicentennial.org.

Reception to honor Sgt. Mark Raleigh

A welcome home reception for Sgt. Mark A. Raleigh will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Marion VFW Post 6958.

Raleigh recently completed a tour in Iraq. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raleigh of Marion.

For more information contact Kevin Hoffer at 620-381-3904.

Ramona Spring Tea planned for May 10

The 2008 spring tea in Ramona is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Trinity Lutheran Parish Hall.

This annual event for ladies of all ages is hosted by the California Sisters, Jessica Gilbert and Pat Wick.

The menu includes sandwiches, scones, cakes and puddings.

This year, each guest will be assigned a bird, and guests are invited to dress in those colors.

Tickets are $15 each and seating is assigned as payment is received. Invitations giving complete details of the event are sent to those who have made reservations.

The Ramona Spring Tea sells out weeks in advance, so call for reservations at 785-965-7110.

Kiwanis egg hunt set for Saturday

The Hillsboro Kiwanis Club will again hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt at at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at Memorial Park.

Children through age 10 are welcome to participate. Every child will receive an Easter basket paid for by participating business sponsors. Each basket will include the name and address of the business sponsor. Parents are encouraged to take their children to the business to express their thanks or simply send a note.

Morning Star Ranch plans April 5 banquet

Morning Star Ranch, a discipleship ministry located near Florence, is planning a banquet for April 5 at the Tabor College Gymnas-ium.

Keith Phillips, president and founder of World Impact, will be the keynote speaker.

Tickets are $10. Seating is limited. To make reservations, call 620-274-4465.

Spring garden series to begin March 27

The 2008 Garden Trends Series at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Visitor Center in Hesston.

Scott Vogt, arboretum horticulturist, will present the first landscaping class, focusing on ?Green Roofs.?

Call 620-327-8127 to register.

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