Archive for Sunday, September 20, 1998


September 20, 1998


Phone: 542-5007

Meetings: 7:15 p.m. Thursdays, East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th.

Leader: Mary Nevin

Membership: Mary Nevin, 1851 N 1200 Rd., Lawrence, 66046-9239, (785) 542-5007

Dues: $24 for seven-week session. Contact Parks and Recreation Department, 832-7930, for enrollment form.

Purpose: Aikido is a form of Japanese budo, a way of study that traces its roots to the Samurai society in Japan. It is a study in moving in harmony with others to eventually create harmony with nature. This class is suited to all people, regardless of physical fitness level.

Choristers (Lawrence Children's Choir's training choir)

Meetings: 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Mondays (September through April), Free State High School, 4701 Overland Dr.

Leader: Dicksie Lloyd, 2921 Yellowstone, Lawrence, 66047, 842-8606

Membership: Lawrence Children's Choir, P.O. Box 4173, Lawrence, 66046, 331-4662

Dues: $75 a semester

Purpose: Choristers is a training choir for the Lawrence Children's Choir. No auditions necessary. For third- through sixth-graders only.

Concerts for Young People

Meetings: As needed

Leader: Susan Ralston, 3005 W 26th, Lawrence, 66047

Membership: Susan Ralston, 3005 W. 26th, Lawrence, 66047

Purpose: Sponsors music concerts in public schools.

Crown Casting Club

Phone: 843-7700


Meetings: The club holds interesting and varied meetings and activities on a monthly basis. Meetings are scheduled around special fishing activities such as the Governor's Hooked on Fishing Classic at Wolf Creek (Coffey County Reservoir) each year.

Leader: Randy Russell

Membership: Crown Casting Club, c/o Miles Schnaer, 3400 S. Iowa, Lawrence, 66046, 843-7700

Purpose: Crown Casting Club is designed to provide opportunities for kids to learn about many, exciting and fun-filled activities associated with fishing. Our hope is that, once exposed to this wholesome sport, many kids and families will become involved in recreational activities that will help bring families together and last a lifetime. The Crown Casting Club is in association with the Kansas Hooked on Fishing -- Not on Drugs program. It also receives support from other groups and businesses. Membership is free to kids. Parents of young children are encouraged to accompany them.

Designer's Guild

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., second Mondays, at members' homes.

Leader: Mildred Kratt, 1329 Kasold Dr., D-1, Lawrence, 66049, 843-2783

Membership: Mildred Kratt, 1329 Kasold Dr., D-1, Lawrence, 66049, 843-2783

Dues: $10 a year

Purpose: The Designer's Guild focuses on flower arranging and gardening.

English Alternative Theatre (EAT)

Phone: 864-3542

Meetings: Call for auditions and performance dates.

Leader: Paul Stephen Lim

Membership: Paul Stephen Lim, English Department, Wescoe Hall, Kansas University, Lawrence, 66045, 864-3642,

Purpose: English Alternative Theatre (EAT) was founded in 1990 by Paul Stephen Lim, who teaches playwriting in the English Department at KU. EAT productions of plays by his students have been performed at regional festivals of the American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) in the past five years. We present staged readings and full productions of original scripts by KU students and also by playwrights who are not considered mainstream.

Fleet 149 Inc.

Phone: (816) 468-6996


Meetings: Business meeting second weekend of November, monthly during winter, variable May through September, one to three times a month depending on events scheduled.

Leader: Lee Vogel, (816) 510-9127,

Membership: Ruth Vinyard, 7321 N. Wayne, Gladstone, Mo. 64118, (816) 468-6996,

Purpose: Friendships, both new and old, are a major part of Fleet 149 as we all share a passion, preoccupation, fixation, love and devotion to catamaran sailing.

Free State Walkers

Meetings: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., fourth Wednesdays, Free State Brewery, 636 Mass.

Leader: Will Burris, 2612 Rawhide Ln., Lawrence, 66046, 842-7741,

Membership: Judith Galas, 1125 Vt., Lawrence, 66044, 842-4958,

Dues: $7 individual, $10 family

Purpose: The Free State Walkers promotes healthful walking and fellowship through planned walks and works to support beautification of South Park. As one of hundreds of clubs nationwide that are part of the American Volkssport Assn., the Free State Walkers are linked to a network of area walking clubs that plan and promote 10K walks.

Friends of the Art Museum

Phone: 864-4710



Leader: Judy Billings

Membership: Spencer Museum of Art, Membership Office, Kansas University, Lawrence, 66045, 864-4710,

Dues: $15 student; $25 senior, $35 and up for basic membership

Purpose: This organization supports the Spencer Museum of Art by promoting financial support for acquisitions, fostering volunteer service and cultivating interest in and education about the visual arts.

FRiends Of the THeatre (FROTH)

Phone: 864-3381


Meetings: Dinners held before each University Theatre Main Stage event.,

Leader: Michele Bach

Membership: Eleanor Kent, Kansas University, The University Theatre, Lawrence, 66045, 864-3381,

Dues: Various levels of memberships available. Call 864-3381 for more information.

Purpose: FRiends Of the THeatre (FROTH) is a not-for-profit support organization for The University Theatre at KU. The mission of FROTH is to support The University Theatre by attending all events sponsored by The University Theatre and by encouraging others to do the same. FROTH also supports KU students, faculty and staff by providing a scholarship each to a deserving student and by providing enrichment funds for the professional development of staff and students. Membership is tax deductible; receive priority seating for all University Theatre main stage events; all receptions/dinners before main stage events are free; receive University Theatre newsletter.

Great Plains Book Arts

Phone: 749-7926


Meetings: 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, September through June, West Junior High School Library, 2700 Harvard Rd. (generally, call to confirm location).

Leader: Anne Merydith-Wolf, co-founder

Membership: Anne Merydith-Wolf, 616 Miss., Lawrence, 66044-2348, 749-7926,

Dues: $15 a year

Purpose: Great Plains Book Arts is for the beginner to the professional who is interested in any of the book arts: paper making, paper marbling, calligraphy, illumination, printmaking and bookbinding. Monthly presentations, demonstrations, or hands-on learning activities. Occasional daylong workshops are sponsored.


Phone: 841-2215

Meetings: By appointment

Leader: Eunice H. Ebert-Stallworth

Membership: Eunice H. Ebert-Stallworth, 1404 Westbrooke, Lawrence, 66049, 841-2215

Dues: $10 a session, $120 a year

Purpose: Since 1984, IMAGES has presented in 14 states and internationally in Germany, Greece and England before more than 42,000 people. We try motivate young people to stay in school through the arts.

Kansas Jayhawks Rugby Football Club

Phone: 842-0377


Meetings: Teams practice Tuesdays and Thursdays, teams play on Saturdays.

Leader: Rick Renfro

Membership: Jim Bartle, 1642 Oxford Rd, Lawrence, 66044, 842-0377

Purpose: Rugby teams for women, collegiate and club level. The group has its own Rugby complex, Westwick Athletic Complex. Rugby play for all levels of players, travel with team and families on international tours, such as South Africa and New Zealand, provide community service.

Kansas Sculptors Assn.

Phone: 843-0419

Membership: Jim Patti, 2030 Ousdahl, Lawrence, 66046

Purpose: We are a contact for people who need sculpture or are looking for a sculptor.

Kaw Valley Quilters' Guild

Phone: 843-9233


Meetings: 7 p.m. the Monday night before the third Tuesday of each month, and at 9:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt.

Leader: Karla Menaugh

Membership: Jane Buckley, 3628 Kingsforest Rd., Topeka, 66610, (785) 478-3034,

Dues: $20 a year

Purpose: The Kaw Valley Quilters' Guild is an educational non-profit organization. Its purpose is to stimulate an interest in quilts and to promote and advance the art of quilting. Members receive a monthly newsletter, a roster of members, have the use of the book and pattern library, and enjoy monthly meetings, workshops, discounts and special events.

Kaw Valley Soccer Assn.

Phone: 842-2570

Meetings: The fall season begins in September with a registration deadline of July 1, the spring season begins in late March with a registration deadline of Feb. 1. Most games are played on Saturdays at the YSI fields south of the intersection of Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa.

Leader: Ron Spangler

Membership: Registrar, KVSA, P.O. Box 843, Lawrence, 66044, 865-5000, category 1131

Purpose: Kaw Valley Soccer Assn. will offer opportunities to play soccer to as many children as possible in Lawrence and the surrounding area.

Lawrence Alumni Mu Phi Epsilon

Phone: 843-3616


Meetings: Monthly meetings at members homes in conjunction with the Xi Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon Fraternity at Kansas University

Leader: Lynn Basow

Membership: Lynn Basow, 1712 Inverness, Lawrence, 66047, 843-3616,

Dues: Varies with type of membership

Purpose: Mu Phi Epsilon provides an opportunity to meet with fellow musicians who were initiated during college. The alumni meet to continue this professional relationship. This organization supports the collegiate chapter at KU. This professional fraternity supports the arts.

Lawrence Amateur Hockey Assn.

Phone: 865-4305



Leader: Dave Schwabauer

Membership: Dave Schwabauer, 373 Woodlawn Dr., Lawrence, 66049, 865-4305,

Dues: $15 annually

Lawrence Aquahawks Inc.

Phone: 841-8891


Meetings: Various times at Haskell Indian Nations University Pool and other pools in Lawrence.

Leader: Frank and Joyce DeSalvo

Membership: Melissa Moore, 626 N. 1000 Rd., Lawrence, 66047-9410, 748-9889

Dues: Dependent upon level of skill and participation.

Purpose: The Aquahawks Swim Club offers excellent aerobic fitness in a fun environment. Swimmers learn commitment, goal setting and sportsmanship. The Lawrence Aquahawks compete in the Missouri Valley Region of U.S. Swimming. Currently in our 30th year, the club is open to all swimming youth.

Lawrence Bicycle Club

Leader: Jim Turner

Phone: 842-5174



Meetings: One a month (meeting times vary)

Membership: Jim Turner, P.O. Box 3596, Lawrence, 66046, 842-5174,

Dues: $10 individual; $15 family

Purpose: The Lawrence Bicycle Club has several weekly rides designed for cyclists of all fitness levels. The bicycle club promotes safe cycling for fitness and recreation. The group also organizes cycling trips to other regions.

Lawrence Blues Society

Phone: 838-4520


Leader: Terrence ``Bones'' Morris


Dues: $15 annually

Purpose: The mission of the Lawrence Blues Society is to promote and preserve live blues music.

Lawrence Chamber Orchestra

Phone: 841-1945


Meetings: Four concerts each season. Board meets once a month on a Tuesday evening.

Leader: Rob Melton

Membership: Diane Reid, Lawrence Chamber Orchestra manager, c/o Lawrence Arts Center, Ninth and Vermont streets, Lawrence, 66044, 841-1945,

Purpose: Lawrence Chamber Orchestra brings together the finest in high-quality musicians, supported by a dedicated working board, to bring to the Lawrence area the highest level of orchestral eloquence. The chamber orchestra provides high-quality musical performances for audiences in Lawrence, provides school-age programs for area youth and provides a satisfying musical experience for its performers.

Lawrence Children's Choir

Meetings: 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Mondays (September through April), Southwest Junior High, 2511 Inverness.

Leader: Dicksie Lloyd, 2921 Yellowstone Dr., Lawrence, 66047, 842-8606

Director: Janeal Krehbiel, P.O. Box 4173, Lawrence, 66046

Dues: $300 a year

Purpose: Lawrence Children's Choir provides to children higher-level voice training and performing skills. The organization also builds self-confidence and vocal skills.

Lawrence City Band Inc.

Phone: 842-2564

Meetings: Once a week during concert season at South Park.

Leader: Robert E. Foster

Membership: Barbara Kelly, secretary-treasurer, 842-2564

Purpose: Lawrence City Band provides music for the public with Wednesday night summer concerts in South Park, just south of downtown Lawrence.

Lawrence Civic Choir


Meetings: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays, First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt.

Leader: Judy Hathaway, 3205 Riverview Rd., Lawrence, 66049, 843-0305.

Membership: Rob Reid, First United Methodist Church, 946 Vt., Lawrence, 66044, 841-1945,

Dues: $20 a semester

Purpose: The Lawrence Civic Choir provides the opportunity to perform challenging choral music under professional direction.

Lawrence Community Theatre


Leader: Dale Glenn

Membership: Theatre Office, 1501 N.H., Lawrence, 66044, 843-7469

Purpose: Lawrence Community Theatre provides people with an opportunity to get involved on stage or behind the scenes.

Lawrence Duplicate Bridge Club

Phone: 865-4049

Meetings: 6:45 p.m. Mondays, Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vt.

Leader: Eldon Herd

Membership: Mike Montgomery, 3500 Riverview Rd, Lawrence, 66049, 749-0355

Dues: $2 per person per regular game

Purpose: The group offers friendly, but challenging competition. Open to the public. Affiliated with A.C.B.L.

Lawrence Girls Fastpitch Assn.

Phone: 841-8862

Leader: Ellen Young, 801 W. 28th, Lawrence, 66046, 841-8862

Membership: Lynn Heiserman, 2832 Gill Ave, Lawrence, 842-0140

Dues: $100 per player

Purpose: Lawrence Girls Fast Pitch Assn. was formed in 1981 to promote competitive fast pitch softball for Lawrence area girls. We have teams for ages 10 and under through 18 and under. League games are played in Olathe, Johnson County Girls Athletic Assn. and Sport 2 Sport. Tournaments are played throughout Kansas, as well as in Missouri and Nebraska.

Lawrence Gymnastics Academy

Phone: 865-0856

Leader: Kelly Dirks, 2108 W. 27th, Lawrence, 66047

Purpose: Lawrence Gymnastics Academy contributes to the development of healthy, well-rounded young adults and provides opportunities for highly competitive, national caliber athletes to train with an experienced coaching staff.

Lawrence Gymnastics Academy Booster Club

Phone: 865-0856

Meetings: Calendar of meetings set monthly and posted at LGA.

Leader: Janice Griffiths or Kelly Dirks

Membership: Janice Griffiths, 2108 W. 27th, Lawrence, 66047.

Dues: $20

Purpose: Lawrence Gymnastics Academy Booster Club was created to support children who have an interest in gymnastics, encourage future team members, provide alternative methods to meet fees/payments as a team competitor and provide for a fair and balanced division of funds raised by the club.

Lawrence Lyric Opera Guild

Phone: 843-4081

Meetings: Five a year.

Leader: James Seaver

Membership: James Seaver, 843-4081, or Don Marquis, 832-2160

Dues: $15 annually

Purpose: To learn about Kansas City Lyric Opera productions and to support Kansas City Lyric Opera.

Lawrence Kenpo Karate and Self-Defense Club


Meetings: 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Community Building, 11th and Vermont. See the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department's class listing for details.

Leader: Mark and Mandana Hurt

Membership: Contact Lawrence Parks and Recreation about the Okinawan Kenpo Class.

Purpose: The club provides an organization to learn and practice traditional Okinawan Kenpo Karate and related arts. In addition to the usual physical benefits of an exercise program, the practice of these arts develops the participant's mental awareness and focus.

Lawrence Music Club

Phone: 843-3616


Meetings: 1:15 p.m., first Thursdays at members' homes.

Leader: Cindy Hallenbeck, 1022 Jana Dr., Lawrence, 66049.

Membership: Lynn Basow, 1712 Inverness, Lawrence 66047, 843-3616,

Dues: $30 annually

Purpose: This club is a member of National and Kansas Federation of Music Clubs promoting performance and the arts. The club also promotes scholarship by awarding stipends to music students at Kansas University. The club was established more than 100 years ago. The membership represents musicians and teachers in the area.

Lawrence Photo Alliance

Phone: 841-7691



Meetings: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays

Leader: Leo Lutz

Membership: Gary Taylor, 602 Ill., Lawrence, 66044-2324, 841-7691,

Dues: $15 single; $25 family annually

Purpose: The Lawrence Photo Alliance is designed to provide opportunities in photography pursuant to group interaction, networking and community involvement; an exchange of technical and artistic expression and the opportunity to exhibit. The monthly meetings usually consist of a lecture or demonstration on some aspect of photography, with an occasional sharing of members work. We sponsor a statewide photographic competition and a yearly camera show and sale.

Lawrence Track Club

Phone: 843-8039

Meetings: 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 11 to July 31, Free State High School track, 4700 Overland Dr.

Leader: Steven Lee

Membership: Steven Lee, 2305 Kingston Dr., Lawrence, 66049, 843-8039,

Dues: $85 per season

Purpose: A youth program (for 8- to 19-year-olds) for track and field training and competition.

M.A.G. -- Independence Inc.'s Music Appreciation Group

Phone: 841-0333


Meetings: Fourth Fridays

Leader: Cindy Hallenbeck

Membership: Tim Brown or Terry Thompson, Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell, Lawrence, 66046, 841-0333,

Purpose: This organization benefits its members by enhancing their knowledge of music through field trips, speakers and performers and ``jam sessions.'' These events are staggered so there is an even mix of types of music. The Music Appreciation group was formed by and for people with disabilities who play an instrument, sing or simply love music.

Ma Non Troppo Players

Phone: 843-8897 or 843-5119

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, at members' homes

Membership: Sylvia Frank, 2305 Orchard Ln., 843-5119, or Mary Boyden, 4004 Trail Rd., 843-8897

Purpose: We play chamber music for fun and to sharpen sight-reading skills. Mostly string players, but occasionally some winds.

PATH Personal Actions To Health

Phone: 843-0721

Leader: Shirley Grubbs, registered nurse

Membership: Shirley Grubbs, 336 Mo., Suite 201, Lawrence, 66044, 843-0721

Dues: $10 for eight-week class

Purpose: Eight-week program designed to help people ages 60 and over with fitness and increased knowledge about nutrition.


Phone: 842-4351

Meetings: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Lawrence High School track, 1901 La.

Leader: Steve Riley

Membership: Steve Riley, 3021 Sagebrush, 842-4351,

Purpose: A distance running club that provides information, support and fun for runners.

South Junior High School Drama Club

Phone: 841-0995



Meetings: 3:15 p.m. Thursdays

Leader: Sonja Fleischauer

Membership: Sonja Fleischauer, 2511 Jasu Dr., 66046, 841-0995,

Purpose: We do theater workshops, go on field trips to local theater productions and perform short skits and plays. At the end of the year we plan to take a trip to Worlds of Fun. During the school year, we will sponsor a school dance.

The Burning Bush Book Club


Meetings: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. monthly on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.

Leader: Jackie Nugent and Sarah Chastain

Membership: 844 Mo., Lawrence, 66044, 842-5077,

Purpose: The Burning Bush Book Club meets monthly to discuss a book that we have all read in one of the participants' homes. It's a group of committed but casual readers who desire to think in new ways and gain additional insight.

The Extra Mile Foundation

Phone: 838-9933

Leader: Rick McNabb

Membership: Rick McNabb, P.O. Box 661, Lawrence, 66044.

Purpose: The Extra Mile Foundation provides an opportunity for youth to participate in sports. Seeks to provide scholarship money for youth sports.

The Salvation Army Basketball Leagues

Phone: 843-2439

Meetings: Seasonal, in neighborhood schools.

Leader: Lt. Kirk Schuetz, 843-4188

Membership: Mike Dixon, 843-2439

Dues: From $49 to $59. Some scholarships available.

Purpose: We teach team play, spirit and sportsmanship in a positive environment.

Van Go Mobile Arts Inc.

Phone: 841-3711

Leader: Lynne Green, executive director, P.O. Box 153, Lawrence, 66044

Membership: Lynne Green

Purpose: Van Go Mobile Arts is an after-school and summer arts outreach program for at-risk youth, ages 7-17. Visual, performing and language arts are used as prevention and intervention to reach kids in the neighborhoods in which they live.

Wildcat/Free State painting

Phone: 842-3154


Meetings: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays and after school at Lawrence Riverfront Plaza Factory Outlets, Suite 110.

Leader: Wayne and Tolly Wildcat

Membership: Wayne and Tolly Wildcat, North Seventh and Locust, Lawrence, 66044, 841-5140,

Purpose: Paint and present history of the epic of Kansas' Free State struggle. Open to Lawrence High School and Free State High School students, as well as some junior high students.

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