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City Commission to hear details of new grant program for crowd-gathering events

Quintessential Lawrence events and programs, such as the Free State Festival and Busker Festival, as well as countless other crowd-gathering affairs, will soon have a new potential source of funding if a new grant program gains City Commission approval Tuesday.

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Annual downtown holiday lighting ceremony canceled; Santa rescue rescheduled

The holiday season will officially kick off in Lawrence on Friday evening, when about 60,000 light bulbs are switched on, illuminating downtown in the colors of Christmas. But the annual lighting ceremony has been canceled and the accompanying Santa rescue has been rescheduled, said Sally Zogry, director of Downtown Lawrence Inc.

Lawrence to host Saturday festival welcoming cyclists to South Park

Lawrence’s convention and visitors bureau, eXplore Lawrence, is holding a public festival to welcome about 1,800 cyclists with Bike MS: Kansas City Ride who will stop today at South Park.

Douglas County NOW to host summit Oct. 25

The Douglas County National Organization for Women will host its 2014 Summit on the Status of Girls and Adolescents from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Lawrence Public Library.

Tour of Lawrence takes off this weekend

The sixth annual Tour of Lawrence takes off this weekend, with more than 600 professional and amateur bicycle racers and enthusiasts expected in town Friday through Sunday.

Friday deadline set for submissions for Free State Festival's first ideas 'Lightning Round'

Kansas University and Lawrence Art Center organizers will be accepting community submissions until late Friday for the Free State Festival's inaugural Lightning Round of ideas presentations.

Convertible-turned-skatepark to be featured in Saturday's Art Tougeau parade

Jeremy Rockwell will show his mobile skatepark in the Art Tougeau parade on Saturday, an annual event that displays wacky, innovative DIY vehicles from Lawrence and across the country. By Joanna Hlavacek

Monarch Watch open house and plant fundraiser set for Saturday

The monarch butterfly population has been in decline for more than 20 years, and, according to new research by the World Wildlife Fund, numbers are now at a record low.

Dogs have their moment in the sun at annual disc-dog competition

Kat darts after a bright orange disk, zooming 50 yards before leaping into the air and snagging it between her teeth. Without hesitation, she turns around and takes off, pumping her short legs to get back to her owner as quickly as she can. The 3-year-old Australian Shepherd was one of 33 dogs that participated in the yearly Skyhoundz Disk Championship on Sunday afternoon in South Park. By Nikki Wentling

Popular art festival set for Sunday

This weekend, Bob Gent will load up his car with a colorful inventory of glass bowls, plates and vases and make the less-than-a-mile journey from his house to South Park for the Lawrence Art Guild’s annual Art in the Park. By Joanna Hlavacek

Shakespeare Original Pronunciation

The KU theater department is preparing the first North American production of a Shakespeare play done in 'original pronunciation.' The performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" starts Nov. 11, 2010 at KU's Murphy Hall.

Bike race to honor former Athletic Director

The Octoginta bicycle race will have an extended 100-mile course option in honor of former KU Athletic Director Bob Frederick. More than 750 riders are expected to participate in the two-day event.

Park to host classic car show, music

Broken Arrow Park in Lawrence will host a classic car show tomorrow. The event will feature classic cars, food and music.

Midland Railway Labor Day Railfest

The Midland Railway in Baldwin City holds their Labor Day Railfest from August 30 to September 1, offering rides on a KCS Railway Post Office car.