The Douglas County clerk's office will be open late Monday for voter registration.
Residents may register to vote from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts. Monday is the deadline to register for the November general election.
to play at library
Backstreet will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
The duo of Patrick Bihlmaier and Russ Kapp performs blues and original tunes on bass, harmonica and guitar.
Bowlathon to benefit
Nearly 600 Lawrence employees, representing 31 local employers, will participate in Junior Achievement of Lawrence's third annual Bowlathon Oct. 23-25 at Royal Crest Lanes.
Times for the event are as follows: 9 p.m. Oct. 23; 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24; and 1 p.m. Oct. 25.
Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that links business and education. Funds raised in the bowlathon will benefit local Junior Achievement programs.
For more information, call the local JA office at 841-8245.
Professors to illuminate
Burdett Loomis and Al Cigler, professors of political science at Kansas University, will bring their wit and insight to a discussion of this year's elections -- the issues and the candidates -- at Wednesday's University Forum, held in the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building, 1204 Oread.
The forum, titled Election '98, is open to the community, KU faculty, students and staff. An optional lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Call 843-4933 by Tuesday morning for reservations. Brown bags are welcome. Beverages are provided.
Speakers begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. Parking is limited in the adjacent lot.
Scotch to begin
Share the Warmth
The 12th annual Scotch Share the Warmth program is ready for another season.
Scotch Fabric Care will be collecting coats and blankets, in good condition beginning Monday and through Nov. 19. Anyone wishing to donate coats or blankets may drop them off at the six Scotch locations in Lawrence or the 10 Topeka locations.
There is an emphasis again this year on collecting children's coats, and men's and women's large sizes coats. Scotch also is asking for blankets, hats, scarves, matched mittens and gloves.
Groups interested in collecting coats for the program are asked to call Scott Shmalberg, president of Scotch Industries Inc., to make arrangements.
In the last 11 years of the program, Scotch has collected and cleaned 93,727 coats for the needy in Topeka and Lawrence.
Scotch donates all time and materials to prepare the coats for distribution. The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary in Topeka sorts the coats and distributes them free to those in need.
The dates and times of distribution will be announced in November.