On Thursday, March 21, the Marion Toastmaster’s Club will hold a speech contest at 12:00 pm at the Lockheed Martin facility on Barnabus Road in Marion. Members of the Club will speak for five to seven minutes on a topic of their choice. A panel of judges will determine the winner. There will also be a ‘Table Topics’ contest, where contestants will speak from one to two minutes on a topic that is provided on the spot, without a chance to practice ahead of time. The purpose is to be able to think on your feet and present an idea or opinion extemporaneously. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Joan Hartnett-Barry at 508-748-0027.