Shelly Stafford of Bethesda Place will be the featured speaker for the Hays After 5 Christian women's group at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Bakery Shop, 230 E. Eighth.

Leslie Fogel will provide Christmas music, and both Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to make personal appearances.

The special speaker will be Janice Carlson of Holdrege, Neb., who will speak on "Happiness is a Journey." Carlson, a retired elementary school teacher of 32 years, will share the importance of observing the right signs and guideposts on the road of life.

Cost for the dinner program is $11.75. Reservations are due by Thursday to Lee at (785) 625-3770 or to dkoster@eaglecom.net. Hays After 5 is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries of Kansas City, Mo.