Grand Central to host soup dinner

Grand Central will host a homemade soup and chili supper dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 27 at the center, 122 E. Sixth. 

The fundraiser meal will benefit HVAC renovations for Grand Central. The menu includes chili, soup, fruit cobbler and drinks. Admission is by donation. 


Fundraiser to draw awareness to mental illness

Prairie View, Inc., will host  “A Beautiful View,” a fine art exhibition and fundraiser. All proceeds will support Prairie View to treat mental illness and addiction disorders.

The event, with hors d’oeuvres, live music provided by Dave Anderson and a watercolor painting demonstration by local artist Susan Bartel, is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1 at Prairie View’s Recreation Center, 1901 E. First St.

The event features more than 100 pieces by artists from the surrounding area, including Newton, Halstead, Hesston, Hillsboro, Lawrence, McPherson, Moundridge, Peabody, Wichita and Winfield.

Tickets for “A Beautiful View” are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, contact Tyra Streck at 316-284-6443 or 800-992-6292, or order them online at


Choir to perform

Bethel choir to give post-Europe tour home concert Jan. 28

The Bethel College Concert Choir will give its home concert Jan. 28 following its every-four-years European tour.

The concert is at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall and is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken to support the choir and help with tour expenses.

The 45-voice choir, under the direction of William Eash, director of choral activities, embarked Jan. 3, along with tour planner Merle Schlabaugh, professor of German.

The tour included a number of Mennonite churches and communities in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, with one concert in France.