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April 2018

Lifelong Learning: Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier

April 20, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Lobby in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, 400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro, 67063 United States
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Speaker: Jane Rhoads, Jane is an author and a 2009 Notable Kansas Book award winner! Frontier Kansas was not a cultural desert. Opera houses were homes to important community events such as dramatic productions, commencements, and traveling theater performances. This presentation explores how settlers arriving from European countries and Eastern U.S. cities brought with them ideas of the cultural life they wanted to establish. An important part of that life involved the construction of opera houses. Whether they were simple… Read More Lifelong Learning: Opera House Culture on the Kansas Frontier

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May 2018

Lifelong Learning: Kansas Legends and Folktales

May 4, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Lobby in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, 400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro, 67063 United States
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Speaker: Jim Hoy, Jim teaches folklore and literature at Emporia State University. Grasshoppers so big that cowboys can ride them to herd cattle. Summers so hot that corn pops in the field. Rancher Henry Mudge wrecking pianos, shooting sheep, and fooling European dignitaries. Kansas is a place of big skies and tall tales, but these exaggerated narratives help us understand the character of our state and its people. This talk will explore some of the many Kansas legends and folktales… Read More Lifelong Learning: Kansas Legends and Folktales

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October 2019

Lifelong Learning: “Thailand and Scotland”

October 4, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Franz Family Heritage Lobby, 400 S Jefferson St
Hillsboro, KS 67063 United States
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$5.00

“Thailand and Scotland” Presented by: Caleb and Cayleigh Phillips Join us as Caleb (Former Tabor student) and Cayleigh Phillips share about their lives living and growing up Thailand and Scotland respectively and how their lives intersected. Learn about their countries, cultures, and their testimony! These newlyweds with Hillsboro ties will share about their lives as missionaries in Thailand, their current furlough here in Hillsboro, their plans for the future, and God’s Faithfulness!   The public is welcome to attend all… Read More Lifelong Learning: “Thailand and Scotland”

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February 2020

Lifelong Learning- Herb House Natural Medicine and Protecting Our Rights

February 7, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Lobby in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, 400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro, 67063 United States
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$5

Presented by: Connie Newcome Connie grew up in rural Kansas, is a Christian, and is involved in her church in Hutchinson KS.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. In the early years of her marriage to her husband of 47 years she was a stay at home mom. When her husband’s lifelong health issue flared up about 38 years ago, they were introduced to traditional medicine. The fascination with simple remedies which are safe, effective… Read More Lifelong Learning- Herb House Natural Medicine and Protecting Our Rights

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Lifelong Learning- Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out

February 21, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Lobby in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, 400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro, 67063 United States
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$5

Presented By: Jim Gray The early days of ranching and trail driving required stamina and determination. The drover of yesteryear had little choice but to face the elements placed before him if he was to get his wild cattle to market. A thousand miles on the trail brought him into contact with all that nature could throw at him: lightning, flooded rivers, hail, tornadoes, and stampeding cattle were constant challenges. Today’s massive beef industry owes its beginnings to the men… Read More Lifelong Learning- Head 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out

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March 2020

Lifelong Learning- Keeping Fit and Avoiding Falls

March 6, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Lobby in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, 400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro, 67063 United States
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$5

Presented By: Hillsboro Community Hospital Come learn about the newest techniques of easy exercises and motions to keep your body moving! These are simple things that can be done safely from your favorite chair in your home. We will also focus on easy ways to prevent falls and the injuries often resulting from them. Hillsboro Hospital staff will update us on the happenings at the community hospital and all of the great resources available!

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April 2020

CANCELED- Lifelong Learning- Asian Cooking

April 3, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Lobby in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, 400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro, 67063 United States
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$5

Presented by: Analisa and Mitch Defiesta Wok and Rolls Catering Learn to prepare a delicious and simple Asian meal! Mitch and Analisa Defiesta from Wok and Rolls Catering will teach you about common Asian ingredients and how to use them. This interactive program will be fun and delicious. No cooking skills needed to attend. We will be preparing a simple Miso Soup, Tempura, and Thai Salad Rolls with signature dipping sauce!

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CANCELED- Lifelong Learning- Kansas Salt Mines

April 17, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Lobby in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, 400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro, 67063 United States
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$5

Presented by: Fred Silhan General Manager Morton Salt – Hutchinson, KS Fred was raised in Pilsen, KS by parents Terry and Kathy Silhan. He graduated from Centre High School in 1998 and from Kansas State with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 2003. He worked as a Production/Maintenance Supervisor for Cargill Dressings Sauces and Oils North America in Sidney, OH from 2003-2005. He then transitioned to a new position as Project Engineer/Manager for Cargill Meat Solutions in Schuyler Nebraska… Read More CANCELED- Lifelong Learning- Kansas Salt Mines

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May 2020

CANCELED-Lifelong Learning- The Harvey Girls (Free Program: Co-Sponsored by Humanities Kansas)

May 1, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
Heritage Lobby in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, 400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro, 67063 United States
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Presented By: Dr. MICHAELINE CHANCE-REAY Author and historian who teaches at Kansas State University The Harvey House chain of restaurants got its start in Topeka, Kansas, when Fred Harvey opened a café geared to those traveling on the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway line. Preferring the term “Harvey Girls” to waitresses, he recruited single women to work at the Harvey Houses that gradually sprang up all the way to California and Texas. Between the 1880s and the 1950s more… Read More CANCELED-Lifelong Learning- The Harvey Girls (Free Program: Co-Sponsored by Humanities Kansas)

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CANCELED- Lifelong Learning- Luau

May 15, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am

Presented by Wok and Rolls – Ukulele Performance and Hula – Studio 23 Dance Come out and experience the Aloha Spirit right here in Hillsboro Kansas! We will enjoy traditional Hawaiian Foods enjoyed at most Luau’s in Hawaii! We will enjoy watching Hula dance by the cutest little dancers from Studio 23 Dance located right here in Hillsboro. We will also be treated with live Ukulele music during our meal. This Special Event is included in the cost of the… Read More CANCELED- Lifelong Learning- Luau

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