Francis Yang, a doctoral student in piano at Kansas University, is one of eight semifinalists in the 21st annual Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Competition in Canada.
The final rounds of the competition will be held through Sunday in Brandon, Manitoba.
Yang, a native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, completed his master's degree in piano at KU in 1996.
He is now completing his doctoral of musical arts degree, studying with Richard Angeletti, professor of piano.
plans racing protest
Kansas City, Mo. -- A protest against the racing industry's overbreeding of greyhounds will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the ``horse fountain'' on the Country Club Plaza, at 47th Street and J.C. Nichols Parkway.
The event is organized by the Retired Greyhounds as Pets group, a nonprofit organization.
to lead House prayer
A Lawrence resident will lead the Kansas House of Representatives in its daily prayer today.
The Rev. Tom Thorpe, Lawrence, a teacher at the Unity Church Center near Kansas City, Mo., will be the guest chaplain today in the Kansas House of Representatives in Topeka.
Rep. Tom Sloan, a Lawrence Republican, sponsored Thorpe for the day.
today at Haskell
The Lawrence Indian Education program, a school district group, is holding its fifth annual powwow today.
Organizers expect at least a dozen vendors and 50 dancers at the Haskell powwow grounds.
The powwow, partially planned by students, is to celebrate the end of the school year and high school graduation. There will be a dance contest for dancers in kindergarten through high school.
Admission is free. Gourd dancing will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Grand entry will be at 7 p.m., followed by the dance competition.
Free screening clinic
to be held for toddlers
The Douglas County Infant/Toddler Coordinating Council will have a free screening clinic for children age 3 or younger.
Children will be screened by child development professionals who will look at your child's gross motor skills, fine motor skills, speech and language development, and self-help and personal-social development.
For more information, call the Douglas County Infant/Toddler Coordinating Council at 832-5097 ext. 216 to schedule an appointment.
Screenings also are available to children 3 to 5 years old through the Lawrence Early Education Program. Call 832-5097 for more information.