Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2016

Knights of Columbus free-throw contest is this weekend

Rec commission also has several activities coming up

January 21, 2016

The Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus again will be challenging local youths to test their free-throw shooting skills this weeekend.

All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the council/local level of competition at the 2016 Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship.

The council competition will start at noon Saturday, with registration getting started beforehand at 11:30 a.m. in the main gymnasium at the new Tonganoxie Elementary School.

Free throw competitions through the local Knights of Columbus are free. Participants shoot 15 free throws at the council competition as separate girls and boys competitions in each age category are provided.

Council winners will represent Tonganoxie at the district competition with a chance to advance and participate in regional and state competitions. If more information is needed or you have questions, contact Mark Zerrer at 913-708-2377.

Winter indoor walking available

Indoor walking continues to be available 6-7:15 a.m. Mondays through Fridays in the Tonganoxie High School west campus hallways.

The indoor walking started in October and will be available through March. People can walk the halls of the west campus Mondays through Fridays on days when school is in session.

Interested walkers can call 913-845-3502 to register.

Multimedia art series signup ends Friday

Students will get to explore folk crafts using textiles and the influence of Japanese culture on art.

Linoleum prints will be made and exchanged. A book will be assembled and added to the library collection. Card making using natural objects, surfaces and specialty papers will be covered.

The class will run 6-8 p.m. on three consecutive Mondays starting Feb. 1 at the Tonganoxie Public Library.

Registration deadline is Friday. Brianna Guinn will be the class instructor.

Cost is $30 for youths within the school district and $36 outside of it.

The library is co-sponsoring the service with TRC.

First-aid classes next month

Registration for American Heart Association Heartsaver classes will be Feb. 6.

The course meets Occupational Safety and Health Administratinon requirments for first aid training and covers general knowledge, medical emergencies and injuries, as well as environmental emergencies. CPR (including adult, child and infant) and automated external defibrillators also are included with the course. Anyone interested in the course musrt register online by Feb. 3.

The class will run 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at a place to be determined. Fee is $55 plus another $10 for the workbook. Mandi Olberding will be the instructor.

For more information, contact TRC at 913-845-3502.

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