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Annual variety show Foundation Follies set for Friday

Teachers and administrators with Lawrence Public Schools will sing, dance and entertain crowds Friday at the annual variety show fundraiser, the Foundation Follies.

Jewish Community Center to show documentary on Holocaust refugees

The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation will host a screening of an internationally recognized documentary about Jewish Holocaust survivors and refugees with an introduction by the film’s director April 26.

Lawrence Jewish community hosts Purim celebrations

Before St. Patrick’s Day engulfs Lawrence in a green, beer-filled frenzy Monday, local Jews will celebrate Purim this weekend with costumes, charitable giving and perhaps most importantly, food. Two Jewish institutions in Lawrence are holding celebrations for the Jewish holiday Saturday, both of which are open to the public. By Joanna Hlavacek

Lawrence resident combines retro hobbies into small business

Kathy Reynolds has a short attention span. But, in her line of work, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, the Lawrence crafter said it has pushed her to become adept at several different mediums, including woodworking, sewing, soap making, gardening and canning. Reynolds has put her varied skills to use, creating dolls, birdhouses, soaps, dishtowels, and canned and dried goods to sell at Lawrence’s upcoming Spring Arts & Crafts Fest. By Nikki Wentling

Douglas County businesses receive Foundation Award

Fourteen businesses in Douglas County have been named recipients of the Foundation Award, which recognizes local companies for their growth in employment.

Dress giveaway makes prom accessible for Lawrence students

Project Prom Dress will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Guests can choose from more than 200 dresses, as well as the Social Service League’s collection of shoes, bags and jewelry. By Joanna Hlavacek

Restored 1911 bike wins top award at Sunday's Mid-Winter Vintage Motorcycle Show

At the fifth annual Mid-Winter Vintage Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet on Sunday afternoon, attendees navigated a crowded building, observing the 62 antique bikes on display. Throughout the show, a constant stream of people grouped around one motorcycle in particular: a 1911 single-cylinder Pierce. By Nikki Wentling

Lawrence's Hank Booth and Beverly Smith Billings to be recognized for service at Chamber of Commerce annual meeting

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will honor two Lawrence residents for their service to the community at its annual meeting on Friday, Jan. 31. Hank Booth, a one-time radio station owner, radio executive and on-air personality, will receive the 2014 Lawrencian Award, and Beverly Smith Billings, president of Alvamar Development Corp., Alvamar, Inc. and Alvamar Realty, Inc., will receive the Athena Award. By Nikki Wentling live tweeting Transformations pageant this weekend

This weekend, will be live tweeting the Transformations Charity Gala, where 10 local women will be competing in pageant events, with the help of a female impersonator coach, on behalf of a local charity of their choice.

Lawrence women 'transform' for charity pageant

On Saturday, 10 Lawrence women will compete in the Transformations Charity Gala, a pageant in which the winner receives prize money to benefit a local charity. 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.