Public invited to vesper service
Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church is inviting the public to its Christmas Vesper Service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.
The service will include two music groups singing a variety of Christmas carols, according to pastor Linda Ewert. The groups are the Alexanderwohl Young Men?s Quartet and Jammin? Biscuits, a bluegrass and gospel vocal group.
Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service, she said. The church is one mile north of Goessel on Kansas Highway 15.
For more information, call 620-367-8192.
Lake lights tour set for Sunday, Dec. 5
The annual Christmas lights tour at Marion County Park and Lake is planned for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5.
The public is invited to drive through the tunnel of lights and enjoy more than five acres of a Christmas wonderland.
Santa Clause will be giving out candy canes. Hot chocolate and fresh popcorn will be served as cars drive through, and a brass trio will be playing live Christmas music.
USD 410 concerts next two weeks
USD 410 music departments will be presenting their Christ?mas concerts the next two weeks.
The sixth-grade band and choir will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the high school auditorium.
The middle school and high school band and choir concert will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, in the high school gym. Groups include the seventh-and-eighth-grade choir and band, high school band, concert choir and Spirit-N-Celebration.
A Wendy?s night for the band will be held Dec. 6. A portion of the money generated from food sales between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. will go toward band projects.
Bands are under the direction of Lynn Just. Choirs are under the direction of Just and student teacher Sean Boller.
Marion Library to offer Lunch & Learn
The Marion City Library will be having a Lunch and Learn session from noon to 1 p.m. Wed?nesday, Dec. 8.
The program, titled ?Christ?mas Delights,? will be presented by Brenda McGinness. She will demonstrate decorating ideas for Christmas, including gift baskets, gift wrapping and home holiday decorations.
Tickets for the lunch cost $5, with advance reservations requested. Call the library at 620-382-2442 for reservations or for more information.
Chamber plans meal and more
The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a soup supper and bake sale from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the city building. The meal cost is $5.
Sara?s Smiles will be taking photos of children with Santa as part of the event. A 4-inch by 6-inch photo will cost $6, a 5-by-7 is $8 and the 8-by-10 is $10. The photos will be ready to be picked up Dec. 15 at the Chamber office.
Carolers from Tabor College will sing around the Christmas tree outside Emprise Bank and will serve hot chocolate at 6:30 p.m.
Tampa Christmas party set for Dec. 5
The Tampa Pride organization is planning a community Christmas party for Saturday, Dec. 5.
A downtown parade is set to begin at 6 p.m. Entries are still welcomed. The prizes will be $20 for first place, $15 for second and $10 for third.
Santa will arrive in the parade and visit with the child?ren afterward in the Tampa Senior Center during game night.
Families are asked to bring a snack to share with others.
Tampa Pride members will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 4 to decorate the center and sack treats for the children.
For more information, call 785-965-2639.
Frostbite race set for New Year?s Day
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission will be sponsoring the sixth annual Hillsboro Frostbite Four Mile at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 1.
Participants, who can either walk or run the distance, will meet at the Hillsboro Scout House located in Memorial Park. From there the certified course winds through the streets of Hills?boro.
The entry fee is $10.?Every pre-registered participant will receive a commemorative prize. The deadline for entry is Dec. 18.
For registration forms call 620-947-3490 or e-mail Doug Sisk, HRC director, at recreation@ cityofhillsboro.net. The form can be downloaded at USD410.net/frostbite2011.pdf.
Strength-training open to publi
The Hillsboro Recreation Commission and Hillsboro High School will be opening the HHS strength-training facility to the public.
The facility will be open to Hillsboro students who are accompanied by a parent, as well as residents of Hillsboro over the age of 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
People should enter the facility through the east door of the new addition on the east end of the main high school building.
For additional information contact Doug Sisk, HRC director, at 620-947-3490.
Canton plans holiday celebration
Canton is having its Christmas Celebration starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.
Events include cookies and hot chocolate with Mrs. Claus at the Three Sisters Tea Room, 105 S. Main. Reservations are required.
Other activities include a holiday craft and gift sale at USD 419 Central Office Building, 109 S. Main; Santa at City Hall, 100 S. Main; Christmas story readings at Canton Carnegie Historic Library, 203 N. Main; and a soup supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Canton Senior Center, 112 S. Main.
In addition, a holiday home tour is planned with tickets available at the Canton Senior Center. Homes on the tour include the following: Jeff and Chris McMannis, 311 W. McPherson St.; Menford and Donna Ratzlaff, 142 Park St.; Terry and Rita Gribble, corner of Moccasin and Eighth Street; Darryl and Carla Boesker, 111 N. First St. and McMannis Duplication Building.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 620-628-4484.