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
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.
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)
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership: Ruth Vinyard, 7321 N. Wayne, Gladstone, Mo. 64118, (816) 468-6996, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership: Judith Galas, 1125 Vt., Lawrence, 66044, 842-4958, email@example.com
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
Leader: Judy Billings
Membership: Spencer Museum of Art, Membership Office, Kansas University, Lawrence, 66045, 864-4710, firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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, email@example.com
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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.
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
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, TBuckJBuck@aol.com
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.
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
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, email@example.com
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.
Leader: Dave Schwabauer
Membership: Dave Schwabauer, 373 Woodlawn Dr., Lawrence, 66049, 865-4305, Schwaby126@aol.com
Dues: $15 annually
Lawrence Aquahawks Inc.
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
Meetings: One a month (meeting times vary)
Membership: Jim Turner, P.O. Box 3596, Lawrence, 66046, 842-5174, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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, dreid.gte.net
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.
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, email@example.com
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
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.
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
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
Meetings: Calendar of meetings set monthly and posted at LGA.
Leader: Janice Griffiths or Kelly Dirks
Membership: Janice Griffiths, 2108 W. 27th, Lawrence, 66047.
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Meetings: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays
Leader: Leo Lutz
Membership: Gary Taylor, 602 Ill., Lawrence, 66044-2324, 841-7691, email@example.com
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Meetings: Fourth Fridays
Leader: Cindy Hallenbeck
Membership: Tim Brown or Terry Thompson, Independence Inc., 2001 Haskell, Lawrence, 66046, 841-0333, email@example.com
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
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.
Meetings: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Lawrence High School track, 1901 La.
Leader: Steve Riley
Membership: Steve Riley, 3021 Sagebrush, 842-4351, firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: A distance running club that provides information, support and fun for runners.
South Junior High School Drama Club
Meetings: 3:15 p.m. Thursdays
Leader: Sonja Fleischauer
Membership: Sonja Fleischauer, 2511 Jasu Dr., 66046, 841-0995, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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
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, email@example.com
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.