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The glow of Christmas lights illuminated the hundreds of nativity scenes on display at Centenary United Methodist Church on Sunday, the second day of the annual Festival of Nativities, a 19-year-old event that aims to show people the meaning of Christmas. The nativity scenes displayed represent more than 30 countries across five continents, they are made from a variety of materials, and range in size from two feet to two inches tall. By Nikki Wentling
Children ages 2 to 12 can visit with Santa Claus, make holiday crafts, play games and swim during Santa Splash on Sunday.
Heartland Community Health Center is holding its third annual Fill Up Pour Out benefit from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Arterra Event Gallery, 2161 Quail Creek Drive.
Workspace inside Van Go, Inc. was transformed into a gallery Saturday night for the 15th annual Adornment Holiday Art Show and Sale. White lights twinkled overhead as a hundred or so people wandered through the room, observing the art before the show began. Last night’s event served as the opening to the art sale, which will last through Dec. 23. By Nikki Wentling
More than 130 vendors were crammed into every crevice on the three floors of the Lawrence Arts Center on Friday evening for the Bizarre Bazaar. The Bizarre Bazaar, or “BizBaz,” as it’s come to be known, is in its 25th year, and they’re celebrating with more of the same: experimental, up-cycled and sometimes unusual goods. By Nikki Wentling
At the stroke of 6 p.m. on Friday, Mayor Michael Dever flipped the switch to turn on the lights wound around the trees along Massachusetts Street. After counting down from ten, there was a pop of green, red, blue and white lights, signaling the beginning of the holiday season. Moments later, hundreds aimed their phones and cameras in the direction of Weaver’s Department Store. People spilled into the street and parents hefted their kids onto their shoulders to get a better glimpse of the main event: Santa’s rescue. By Nikki Wentling
Before carving the turkey later in the day, more than 1,200 people gathered in North Lawrence early Thursday morning to burn a few calories. In what has become something of a holiday tradition in Lawrence, hundreds of people, several sporting turkey hats, showed up to Woodlawn Elementary School for the runLawrence Thanksgiving Day 5K. By Giles Bruce
Thousands of people blew into the Community Building on Sunday for the 37th annual Holiday Bazaar, an arts and crafts show that kicks off the holiday season in Lawrence. The event usually draws between 4,000 to 5,000 people, and Duane Peterson, special event supervisor for Lawrence Parks and Recreation, said this year’s Bazaar was one of the best attended. By Nikki Wentling
A line started to form late Sunday morning for entry into the 50th Annual Blintz Brunch, an event put on by the Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 917 Highland Drive. By Nikki Wentling
Dozens of families attended “Spiders, Spirits and Skeletons” at the Spencer Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum on the Kansas University campus Sunday afternoon. The two museums collaborated for the first time to offer Halloween-inspired activities for families. By Nikki Wentling
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.