North Oak Community Church, 3000 Oak, will begin its after-school program, Heroes for Life, on Wednesday, with a watermelon party.

Heroes for Life is for children in kindergarten through grade five and starts every Wednesday after school until 5 p.m. HFL is a time of snacks, games, music, crafts, stories and Bible lessons.

This year's theme is "Fruit of the Spirit." Parents are to register their children Wednesday. The suggested fee is $10. For more information, call the church at (785) 628-8887 or see