Special to The Hays Daily News

Mam'zelles Ladies Apparel, 2512 Vine, will be showing off its latest fashions at the Hays After 5 Christian women's Spring Extravaganza Fashion Show and Brunch from 10 a.m. to noon April 9 at the Smoky Hill Country Club, 3303 Hall. Cost is $12.

The featured speaker is Karen Blankenship of Belton, Mo., whose topic is "Life Management 101."

Blankenship has served on her city council and is an advocate for citizen involvement in government. She has been a preschool director and college music professor, a mentor to Mothers of Preschoolers and a choir director. She and her husband, Dana, have been married for 31 years and have three children.

Reservations for the event are due Thursday to Sherrill Wendell at (785) 621-4701 or dkoster@eaglecom.net. Hays After 5 is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries of Kansas City, Mo.