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Amtrak and local railroad group Depot Redux will celebrate the anniversary of the 1869 completion of the transcontinental railroad Saturday with National Train Day festivities from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m at the Sante Fe Station, 413 E. 7th St. Amtrak has sponsored the celebration for the past six years to commemorate May 10, 1869, when the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads drove the final spike into the rail line connecting the East and West coasts.
Two historians discussed a man one of them called “the most polarizing figure in American history” in Lawrence on Thursday night. Author Tony Horwitz and Jonathan Earle, a professor of history at Kansas University, took on the topic of John Brown, the abolitionist many credit with starting the Civil War, in front of a packed, engaged house at Liberty Hall. By Giles Bruce
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members are offering a boaters safety class from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Jayhawk Room of the Lawrence Fire & Medical Department facility, 1911 Stewart Ave.
Lawrence’s South Park will be the site of a tour of cultures this weekend.
The Kansas University Small Business Development Center will host a free seminar Monday, Sept. 4, for start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs.
Eudora’s biggest event of the year — the annual CPA picnic and all its festivities — runs through Saturday.
Preparations for Oktoberfest are on schedule, with about 20 volunteers cooking and peeling 300 pounds of potatoes Thursday afternoon for potato salad.
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Stepping Stones Childcare was transformed into a haunted house for the national service day. Volunteers also helped with outdoor clean-up and maintenance
Bob Frederick liked to run on campus. Now a 5K run, jog and walk is lined up for 8 a.m. Saturday, with proceeds to benefit a scholarship established in his name.
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.
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.
Broken Arrow Park in Lawrence will host a classic car show tomorrow. The event will feature classic cars, food and music.
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.