Archive for Sunday, April 19, 1998


April 19, 1998


Baker University's student environmental action group Earth We Are and the Jayhawk Audubon Society will sponsor a field day at the Baker Wetlands from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.

The public is invited to walk or drive through and stop at various educational stations along the way.

Participants should enter on the east side of the wetlands at Haskell Avenue and 35th Street.

The activities will include canoe trips, snake demonstrations and plant and animal identification sessions.

Public input sought

on school district issues

The Lawrence school board needs your help.

Site council members, parent organizations and anyone concerned about facilities planning and a possible bond issue is invited to a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Free State High School auditorium.

``Part of the differences the board is having in the direction to go with the facilities planning and bond issue is how do we include the public, because it's an issue that affects the whole community,'' board member Leni Salkind said. ``We need to do some consensus building.''

For more information on the meeting, call the Service Center at 832-5000.

Library to host

concert today

The first Mary Paretsky Memorial Concert, featuring the CottonWood Winds, will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium.

Dianne Hamersky, flute; Tim Burfeind, oboe; Janet Ashburn, clarinet; and Todd Hershberger and Stuart Levine, French horn, will be performing some of Paretsky's favorite pieces.

Paretsky was a longtime director of children's services at the public library. The Paretsky Children's Room is named for her.

Paretsky died in February of this year.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

to hold navigation class

A basic coastal navigation course will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Community Action Center, 837 N. Harrison, Topeka.

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Perry Lake Flotilla 31-9, will conduct the course, which will cover an introduction to coastal navigation, marine magnetic compass, nautical charts, navigator's tools and instruments, dead reckoning, and piloting.

The cost is $45 and includes course registration, textbooks, and navigation instruments.

For more information, call Jewell and Paula Welch at (785) 272-7808.

County health board

reschedules meeting

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Board has rescheduled its April meeting for 5:30 p.m. April 27.

The meeting will be in the Health Department's large conference room on the first floor.

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