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Archive for Sunday, September 20, 1998

BETTY WASHINGTON CHAPTER, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

September 20, 1998

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Phone: 842-6697

Meetings: Third Saturdays, locations vary

Leader: Joan Woodward, Apt. 6A, 4301 Wimbledon Ter.

Membership: Phyllis Bell, 903 Pamela Ln., Lawrence, 843-6473, phylbell@aol.com

Dues: $34.50

Purpose: Historic preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavor.

Beyond Loss Support Workshop

Phone: 843-5339

Meetings: A Support Workshop is offered whenever 12 participants have applied and been interviewed. They meet once a week for two or more hours over a 10-week period.

Leader: Phil Friedmen

Membership: Phil Friedman, 808 Fox Chase Ct., Lawrence, 66049, 843-5339

Dues: $10 to cover special materials

Purpose: The Beyond Loss Support Workshop is for survivors who have experienced the loss of a family member or friend through death. The group focuses on working through the grief from the loss and on becoming reconciled to the loss through acceptance. The group aids members by providing a heartfelt, working supportive environment in which understanding of the grief process is mentally engendered and emotionally expressed when needed.

Breastfeeding Associates

Phone: (800) 420-8686

E-Mail: KclaireA@aol.com

Meetings: Monthly breastfeeding classes and support group.

Leader: Karen Trees OBNP, IBCLC

Membership: Breastfeeding Associates, P.O. Box 26392, Overland Park, 66225-6392, (800) 420-8686, KclaireA@aol.com

Purpose: We offer breastfeeding support and information on a monthly basis in Lawrence.

Celebration of Cultures Inc.

Phone: 842-6546

E-Mail: rswemson@raven.cc.ukans.edu

Web: http://www.ukans.edu/~rswenson

Meetings: Bi-monthly potluck.

Leader: Nancy Bjorge

Membership: Celebration of Cultures, P.O. Box 442083, Lawrence, 66044, 842-6546, rswenson@raven.cc.ukans.edu

Dues: $10 a year

Purpose: Celebration of Cultures is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the ethnic and cultural diversity in Lawrence and Douglas County. It provides opportunities to become friends with people of many cultures.

Citizens for Public Transportation

Phone: 843-4598

E-Mail: paulfait@midusa.net

Meetings: Call for information.

Leader: Mary Michener

Membership: Mary Michener, P.O. Box 474, Lawrence, 66044, 843-4598

Purpose: Advocates for a public bus system in Lawrence and informs the public on needs, benefits and costs of public transit.

Coalition for Homeless Concerns

Phone: 749-1316

Meetings: 2:30 p.m., third Tuesdays, Parish Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt.

Leader: Sammy Scott

Membership: Maralyn Roy

Purpose: Forum for discussion of homeless people's needs.

Dig Audio

Phone: 749-1130

E-Mail: BasicAudio@aol.com

Meetings: 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Fridays.

Leader: Robert Sokol

Membership: Robert Sokol, Oldfather Studio, 1621 W. Ninth, Lawrence, 66044, 749-1130, BasicAudio@aol.com

Purpose: Dig Audio explores emerging techniques and technologies in the developing field of digital audio production, particularly as it is used in film making. Dig Audio enhances members' knowledge of developments in digital audio production.

Douglas County Amateur Radio Club

Phone: 843-8826

E-Mail: kc0gl@aol.com

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., second Wednesdays, Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th, east entrance.

Leader: Truman Waugh N0APJ (through December 1998)

Membership: Ken Blair KC0GL, 1711 West 19th Ter., Lawrence, 66046, 843-8826, kc0gl@aol.com

Dues: Regular membership $20 a year.

Purpose: DCARC was founded January 1, 1971, and has been meeting monthly since. We provide communications for walk-a-thons and other community projects. We participate in a nationwide exercise once each year called ``Field Day'' in which we use generators and operate under emergency conditions to help prepare us for emergencies in our area when other means of communication are not available due to storms, power failures or other disasters.

Douglas County Child Development Assn.

Phone: 842-9679

E-Mail: dccda@idir.net

Web: http://cypress.idir.net/~dccda

Meetings: DCCDA board meets every other month.

Leader: Pat Pisani

Membership: Douglas County Child Development Assn., 2619 W. Sixth, Suite B, Lawrence, 66049, 842-9679, dccda@idir.net

Dues: $15 for early childhood professionals

Purpose: Douglas County Child Development Assn. offers a child care resource and referral service, child care tuition scholarships, workshops and resources for early childhood professionals and sponsors the child care food program for family child care homes. The association's major purpose is to advance the development and general well-being of young children.

Douglas County Family Day Care Assn.

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., first Thursday of month, September through May, location varies.

Leader: Darlene Leuthold, 3704 W 24th Ter., 66047, 842-7931

Membership: Sharon Cleavinger, 842-3935

Dues: $10 a year

Purpose: Douglas County Family Day Care Assn. is a gathering of childcare providers for support and education.

Douglas County Kansas Genealogical Society

Meetings: As announced

Membership: Mary Burchill, 843-9149

Dues: $15 a year

Purpose: We meet to share general genealogical research.

Douglas County Property Owners Assn. Inc.

Meetings: Third Tuesday of every month, special meeting notice appears in newspaper.

Leader: Donald Cashatt, Robert Neis, co-presidents

Membership: James F. Richie, 2012 Atchison Ave., Lawrence, 66049

Dues: Single, $15; family, $20; corporate sponsor, $50; patron, $100 a year.

Purpose: The DCPOA works for a fair and stable property tax, and accountability when property taxes are increased, as well as wise and efficient use of tax dollars.

Douglas County Family Day Care Assn.

Phone: 842-7931

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., location varies

Leader: Darlene Leuthold

Membership: Sharon Cleavinger, 842-3935

Dues: $10 annually

Purpose: The Douglas County Family Day Care Assn. provides for a gathering of child care providers, for support and education.

EAA Meadowlark Chapter 313

Phone: (785) 272-4916

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., first Wednesdays

Leader: Kevin Drewelow

Membership: Bruce Liddel, 901 Randall Rd., Lawrence, 66049-3244, 842-6673, dliddel@metpro.com

Dues: $10 a year plus membership in national EAA.

Purpose: Members of the EAA Meadowlark chapter discuss aviation-related issues and help aviation education groups such as Starbase and Wright Flight.

Freedom Coalition

Phone: 841-0992

E-Mail: cubsfan@turnleft.com

Web: http://www.turnleft.com/freedom

Meetings: 8:30 a.m., second Saturdays, location varies.

Leader: Christine Robinson

Membership: Christine Robinson, c/o the Freedom Coalition, PO Box 1991 , Lawrence, 66044, 841-0992, robinson@falcon.cc.ukans.edu

Dues: $10 for individuals, which includes a newsletter subscription and voting privileges.

Purpose: The Freedom Coalition is Lawrence's non-partisan grass-roots activist and educational organization working for equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation.

Friends of Parents as Teachers

Meetings: To be announced

Leader: John and Jean Pfeifer, 865-2813

Membership: John and Jean Pfeifer, 865-2813

Purpose: Friends of Parents as Teachers inform others about the Parents as Teachers program and raise funds for the Parents as Teachers program. Funds that we raise help sponsor new families in Parents as Teachers.

Global Bridge

Phone: 842-0391

E-Mail: global_bridge@mailcity.com

Meetings: Times and location as announced.

Leader: Frank Janzen

Purpose: Global Bridge is a social/educational organization bringing together Lawrence residents from diverse cultural and national backgrounds in activities to promote understanding and an improvement in the quality of life for all peoples of the world. Global Bridge provides economic incentives for thinking globally and acting locally.

Green Thumb Garden Club

Phone: 843-7557

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., fourth Thursdays, in members' homes.

Leader: Ann Haley

Membership: Ann Haley, 1745 E. 945 Rd., Lawrence, 66049, 843-7557

Dues: $10

Purpose: Green Thumb Garden Club is a friendly place to learn about gardening.

Heartland Storytellers

Phone: 749-0786

Meetings: 2 p.m. second Saturdays, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Leader: Rosemary Cutrer, 6033 S.W. 38th, Topeka, 66610, rcutrer@ibm.net

Membership: Barbara Duke, 902 Pamela Ln., Lawrence, 749-0786

Dues: $10 a year

Purpose: Heartland Storytellers meet once a month to tell adult and children's stories. The group provides a place for tellers to try out new stories and get feedback on how they are doing.

Jayhawk Audubon Society

Phone: 832-8659

E-Mail: dthal@eagle.cc.ukans.edu

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., second Thursdays, September through June, Lawrence Senior Center, Eighth and Vermont.

Leader: Dan Thalmann

Membership: Ed Shaw, 1635 Miss., Lawrence, 66044, eishaw@falcon.cc.ukans.edu

Dues: $15 for students; $20 for new members; $15 for senior citizens

Purpose: To encourage enjoyment, to promote understanding and to advocate conservation of the natural world.

Kansas Authors Club, District II

Phone: 865-5324

Meetings: 9:30 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.,

Leader: Patricia Ferguson

Membership: Patricia Ferguson, 255 N. Mich., No. 15-94, Lawrence, 66044, 865-5324

Dues: $15 a year

Purpose: Eastern district of oldest statewide literary club in Kansas. Provides help in creative writing

Kansas Trails Council Inc.

Phone: (316) 396-8512

E-Mail: mbarnes@ckt.net

Leader: Carl Ringler

Membership: Kansas Trails Council Inc., Mark Barnes, treasurer, 2760 N.E. Sunbird Ln., Weir, 66781, (316) 396-8512, mbarnes@ckt.net

Dues: $10 individual; $25 family and corporate; and $100 lifetime.

Purpose: Since organizing in 1974 we have built and maintained over 100 miles of trails in Kansas, and have helped and encouraged hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, canoeists and educators. KTC developed trails are located at Clinton, Elk City, El Dorado, Perry and several other areas across the state.

Kaw Valley Fiber Guild

Meetings: 7 p.m., third Tuesdays, Lawrence Community Building, 11th and Vermont streets.

Leader: Eileen ``Bebe'' Murphy

Membership: Diana Schoneweis, 321 Stockade, Lawrence, 66049, 843-9185

Purpose: To promote and study weaving, spinning and other fiber arts.

Kaw Valley Mycological Society

Phone: 842-9331

Meetings: Foray second Saturday of month; meeting on the following Wednesday, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Leader: Craig McGovern and John Thornburg

Membership: Ronald Meyers, 2431 Atchison Ave., Lawrence, 66047-2617, 842-9331, pilott29@sunflower.com; or John Thornburg, 842-1245 or 842-9331

Dues: $8 annually

Purpose: Provides assistance for those interested in identifying mushrooms and schedules trips and programs related to mushrooms. Also has members who provide identification and advice in the event of mushroom poisoning to members of the community. Group was founded in 1986 and is affiliated with the North American Mycological Assn.

La Leche League of Lawrence

Phone: 843-7932

E-Mail: tmgraham@hotmail.com

Meetings: 10 a.m., second Tuesdays, St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 964 W. Highway 40, as well as at 7:30 p.m., second Tuesdays, Conference Room G, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Fourth and Maine.

Leader: Terrell, Jane and Sue

Membership: Terrell, 843-7932, tmgraham@hotmail.com

Dues: Optional $30 a year

Purpose: La Leche League of Lawrence offers a network of support to learn about the benefits and practicalities of breastfeeding. Current information from trained La Leche League Leaders is available for members to help make breastfeeding a successful experience for mothers and babies. Members of La Leche League of Lawrence receive a quarterly magazine and discounts on products sold.

Lawrence African Violet Club

Phone: 749-5164

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

Leader: Raymond Russell, 807 W. 27th Ter., 66046, 842-5862

Membership: Della Hadley, 2714-B Chipperfield, Lawrence, 66047, 749-5164

Dues: $10 individual, $15 couple

Purpose: The African Violet Club sponsors shows and sales.

Lawrence All British Car Club

Phone: 842-7137

E-Mail: slopes3688@aol.com

Meetings: 7 p.m., first Tuesday of the month, Free State Brewery, 636 Mass., plus scheduled road trips.

Leader: Steve Lopes

Membership: Steve Lopes, slopes3688@aol.com

Dues: $1 a month, or $12 a year.

Purpose: Members assist each other in maintaining their vehicles and sharing leisure drives. LABCC is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and appreciation of cars built in the British Isles.

Lawrence Area Unaffiliated Group of Homeschoolers

Membership: Elizabeth and Pete Lauter, 407 E. 10th, Lawrence, 66044, 841-6020, charlesa@midusa.net

Dues: $5 for each family annually

Purpose: The Lawrence Area Unaffiliated Group of Homeschoolers is mixed group that uses varied curriculum to provide support for homeschooling.

Lawrence Brewers Guild

E-Mail: kpb3@cjnetworks.com

Web: http://www.cjnetworks.com/~kpb3

Meetings: 7:30 p.m., second Thursdays.

Leader: Barry Fitzgerald

Membership: Lawrence Brewers Guild, 3024 Yellowstone Rd., Lawrence, 66047, 841-2983, kpb3@cjnetworks.com

Dues: $16 for individual; $22 for family, annually

Purpose: The Lawrence Brewers Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the enjoyment of homebrewing and to the responsible use of alcoholic beverages. It helps homebrewers develop and improve their brewing skills and socialize with other brewers.

Lawrence Mothers of Twins Club

Phone: 838-3006

E-Mail: mlbwmgse@yahoo.com

Meetings: 7 p.m., second Tuesdays. Call for location.

Leader: Amy Hempleman, Debbie Norwood and Kelly White-Smith

Membership: Amy Hempleman, 2557 Ousdahl Rd., Lawrence, 66046, 838-3006, mlbwmgse@yahoo.com

Dues: $13 a year, which includes membership to National Mothers of Twins Club.

Purpose: Provides support for mothers of twins and other multiples. Also provides a social outlet for mothers of multiples.

Lawrence Parkinson Support Group

Phone: 843-8692 or 842-3862

E-Mail: jpozdro@falcon.cc.ukans.edu

Meetings: 2 p.m., third Tuesdays of each month, First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton Pkwy.

Leader: John and Shirley Pozdro and Mary Lou McGonigle, co-leaders

Membership: 4700 Muirfield Dr., Lawrence, 66047-1820, 843-8692, jpozdro@falcon.cc.ukans.edu

Purpose: The Lawrence Parkinson Support Group provides a place for support and encouragement through meetings with speakers, a library of current Parkinson literature, and personal sharing with other Parkinsonians and their caregivers. This organization is affiliated with the National Parkinson Foundation.

Lawrence Rotary Club

Phone: 865-0275

Meetings: Noon, Mondays at Holidome, Second and McDonald.

Leader: Judy Wright

Membership: Martin Moore, 110 McDonald Dr., Suite 190, Lawrence, 66044, 832-7410

Purpose: Community and international philanthropy and service.

Lawrence Schools Area Council of PTAs and PTOs

Phone: 749-1423

E-Mail: ShirkWolfe@aol.com

Meetings: 7 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, school district service center, 3705 Clinton Pkwy.

Leader: Rudy Conrad

Membership: Susan Wolfe, secretary, 25603 Loring Rd., Lawrence, 66044-7128, 749-1423, ShirkWolfe@aol.com

Purpose: Area Council strives to be a voice for parents of students in the Lawrence public schools. We are an action- and issues-oriented group dedicated to information and idea sharing among schools. Each school sends a representative to the monthly (except summer) meetings of Area Council. The group's activities include the ``In Touch'' newsletter, a clothing room, summer reading, the science fair and annual grant to teachers for increasing parent involvement, safety, and other issues as they arise. Meetings open to the public.

Lawrence Sister Cities

Phone: 841-6898

Meetings: Various events are scheduled throughout the year

Leader: Randy Weseman

Membership: Ngondi Kamatuka, 2721 Lockridge Dr., Lawrence, 66049, 843-8835

Dues: $15 for single, $25 for family

Purpose: Through sister cities membership, citizens of Lawrence can support educational and cultural exchanges and share community experiences with our two sister cities. Activities include educational programs, cultural programs and economic programs with Hiratsuka, Japan, and Eutin, Germany. The Friends of Eutin and Friends of Hiratsuka are support groups that implement and sponsor events involving these two existing sister city affiliations.

Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee

Meetings: 7 p.m., Tuesdays (beginning in January).

Leader: Debra Drummet, P.O. Box 1702, Lawrence, 66044, 843-6677

Membership: Tami McGeeney-Stim, P.O. Box 1702, Lawrence, 66044, 749-6677

Purpose: The St. Patrick's Day Parade believes in providing aid and support for a wide variety of children's charities in Douglas County while providing a good, old-fashioned St. Patrick's Day parade for all of the citizens of Douglas County.

Lawrence Stamp Club

Phone: 832-8748

Meetings: 7 p.m., first Thursdays. Enter through south door at Watkins Community Museum, 11th and Massachusetts.

Leader: Craig Sundell

Membership: Jon Dunham, 2712 Westdale Cir., Lawrence, 66049, jdunham@eandedisplay.com

Dues: $3 annually

Purpose: The Lawrence Stamp Club provides information and fellowship for collectors. Stamp auction each quarter.

Lawrence Toastmasters

Phone: 841-3761

Meetings: 7 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, Country Kitchen, 1511 W. 23rd.

Membership: 842-4016, cindyh@idir.net

Dues: $24 for six months, plus an $18 initial fee.

Purpose: Toastmasters is a place to practice and improve public speaking.

Lawrence-El Papaturro Friendship Committee

Phone: 832-8280

E-Mail: schaible@midusa.net

Meetings: Potlucks at 6:30 p.m., second Mondays, 2108 La.

Leader: Mark Larson, larson.owl@mailcity.com

Membership: Barbara Schaible, 2108 La., 832-8280, schaible@midusa.net

Dues: No dues, some fund-raising for projects in El Salvador

Purpose: We have a sister relationship with a rural village in El Salvador through the US-El Salvador Sister Cities Program. Working together we build community within our group as we strive to help Salvadorans in their struggle for justice.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Douglas County (NAMI)

Phone: 865-3609

E-Mail: dhavens@KUHUB.CC.UK.EDU

Meetings: 6:45 p.m., second Mondays, Watkins Community Museum, 1047 Mass., enter through south door

Leader: Dawn Haverkate-Ens

Membership: NAMI-Douglas County, 2813 Meadow Dr., Lawrence, 66047, 749-5927

Purpose: NAMI Douglas County is a self-help group whose purpose it is to support family members and friends of people with mental illness. We aim to support one another, educate about mental illness and advocate for persons with severe and persistent mental illness.

National Association of Retired Federal Employees

Meetings: Third Fridays, Legionacres, 3408 W. Sixth.

Leader: Charles R. Henderson

Membership: Everett Lowery, 4728 Carmel Place, Lawrence, 66047, 841-3756

Dues: $21 annually

Purpose: Meet for lunch, program and business meeting.

Older Women's League (OWL)

Phone: 842-1747

E-Mail: kitos@falcon.cc.ukans.edu

Meetings: 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., first Wednesdays, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Leader: Gwyn Kitos

Membership: Gwyn Kitos, 842-1747, kitos@falcon.cc.ukans.edu

Dues: $5 local; $25 national, annually.

Purpose: The Older Women's League advocates for mid-life and older women.

Over the Rainbow Doll Club

Phone: 865-5448

E-Mail: epdyer@ibm.net

Meetings: 7 p.m., second Thursday each month, members' homes

Leader: Suzanne McGinn

Membership: Jan Dyer, 2835 Mo., Lawrence, 66046, 841-2990, epdyer@ibm.net

Dues: $26 annually

Purpose: Over the Rainbow Doll Club is a not-for-profit organization that donates money to community organizations. Each year we host a local doll show and sale. One of the goals of the club is to help broaden and enhance members' knowledge and interest in dolls.

PFLAG Lawrence-Topeka (Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Phone: 841-2345

Meetings: 2:30 p.m., first Sundays.

Leader: Bonnie Cuevas

Membership: Bonnie Cuevas, P.O. Box 8162, Topeka, 66608, 841-2345, secmail@juno.com

Purpose: We offer support, education and advocacy.

Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Meetings: Vary

Membership: Lawrence High School Annex, 2017 La., Lawrence, 66046, 832-5097, extension 242.

Purpose: Parents as Teachers is a free learning program for parents of children from birth to 3, who live in the Lawrence school district. The Parents As Teachers group offers home visits, periodic screenings, stay and play group meetings, and teen parent groups.

PeaceWays

Phone: 843-0679

Meetings: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Tuesdays, through Nov. 10, First Christian Church, 1000 Ky.

Membership: Dale Voigt, 312 Ind., 841-7197, or Les Catlin, 1004 Andover, 749-1990, ldcatlin@juno.com

Dues: $90 (includes closing three-day retreat)

Purpose: PeaceWays has a supportive small group environment designed to assist each participant in a journey toward a more fulfilling and peaceful life.

Quivira Club

Phone: 843-3243

Meetings: First and third Tuesdays, beginning with first Tuesday of October and concluding with first Tuesday in May.

Leader: Mrs. Carl Amyx, 2125 Barker

Membership: Mrs. Herbert Jones, 2411 La., Lawrence, 66046, 843-4190

Purpose: The Quivira Club is a local study club with varying programs. For 1998-99, Quivira Club will study the topic of barns.

Rails-to-Trails Coalition of Kansas

Phone: 842-3458

E-Mail: trails.west@mailcity.com

Meetings: Meetings and work sessions scheduled as needed.

Leader: Clark H. Coan, co-chair

Membership: P.O. Box 44-2043, Lawrence, 66044, 842-3458, trails.west@mailcity.com

Purpose: Rails-to-Trails Coalition of Kansas helps expand outdoor recreational opportunities in Kansas through the advocacy of the development of rail-trails. RTCK works to conserve unused rail corridors in Kansas, such as the Haskell Rail-Trail East of Haskell Indian Nations University, and convert them into recreational trails.

Roundtable

Phone: 843-7271

Meetings: 1:30 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, October through April. No meeting on fourth Tuesdays in November and December.

Leader: Joanne Hicks, 920 Lawrence Ave., Lawrence

Purpose: Roundtable is a study club that reviews books.

SPaRK, Single Parents Raising Kids

Phone: 840-9634

E-Mail: l_spark@hotmail.com

Meetings: once or twice a month, days; times may vary

Leader: Andra Hettenbach

Membership: 1406 E. 21st Ter., Lawrence, 66044, 840-9634, l_spark@hotmail.com

Purpose: SPaRK serves as a support group and educational resource for single parents and their families. A new group in Lawrence that was formed to offer support and provide fun, affordable activities for single parents and their families. Free child care provided during support meetings and some social events.

Sons of the American Revolution, Charles Robinson Chapter

Meetings: 10 a.m., third Saturdays, September through May, Watkins Community Museum, 11th and Massachusetts.

Leader: John G. Sayler, 342 Woodlawn Cir., Lawrence, 66049, 841-5756, jsayler@ukans.edu

Membership: A.J. Lawson, 2246 Tenn., Lawrence, 66046, 842-3227, JSayler@UKANS.edu

Dues: $32 annual

Purpose: The Sons of the American Revolution provide fellowship and sharing knowledge of Revolutionary ancestors. Patriotic, historical educational.

Stroke Support Group

Phone: 840-2712

Meetings: 4:30 p.m., third Wednesdays, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, Conference Room A (in basement). Handicap accessible.

Leader: Grant Caughy

Membership: 840-2712

Purpose: The Stroke Support Group provides continuation of the rehabilitation process, opportunities for socialization, education and family and individual support.

Subtle Energies/Energy Medicine

Phone: 887-6070

E-Mail: leeluc@aol.com

Web: http://www.nekes.org/~issseem/lawrence.html

Meetings: 7 p.m., first Tuesday every month, Prairie Commons, 5121 Congressional Dr.

Leader: Rita Lucas

Membership: Rita Lucas, P. O. Box 324, Lecompton, 66050, 887-6070, leeluc@aol.com

Dues: $12 per year to cover mailings

Purpose: We are a forum and study group. We sponsor presentations and discussions about subtle energy therapies, research and practice. There is a focus on the use of integrative and alternative therapies for creating wellness.

Sunflower Water Garden Society

Phone: 843-1717

E-Mail: sunflower_wgs@yahoo.com

Meetings: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., first Tuesdays, variety of locations.

Leader: Captain Gray

Membership: Captain Gray, P.O. Box 1092, Lawrence, 66044, 843-1717, ckgray@aol.com

Dues: $12 individual; $18 family, annually

Purpose: Sunflower Water Garden Society promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of all aspects of water gardening and shares with its members related information and educational activities.

TOPS Club International

Phone: (800) 932-8677

Meetings: 7 p.m. Thursdays, Wakarusa Township Fire Department Hall, 31st and Louisiana

Leader: Ardy VanderPol, 914 W. 28th Ter., Lawrence, 66046

Membership: Ardy VanderPol, 914 W. 28th Ter., Lawrence, 66046, 749-0754 or 842-2445

Dues: $20 annual; $2 monthly.

Purpose: TOPS is low-cost support group for losing weight.

TOPS Club International

Phone: (800) 932-8677

Meetings: 10 a.m. Fridays, Centenary United Methodist Church, North Fourth and Elm

Leader: Joan Knight, 120 Fla., Lawrence, 66044

Membership: Joan Knight, 120 Fla., Lawrence, 66044, 843-2036

Dues: $20 annual; $4 monthly

Purpose: TOPS is a low-cost support group for losing weight.

TOPS Club International

Phone: (800) 932-8677

Meetings: 7 p.m. Mondays, Centenary United Methodist Church, North Fourth and Elm.

Leader: Virgina Clark

Membership: Virgina Clark, 1722 E. 1500 Rd, Lawrence, 66044, 842-4998

Dues: $20 annual; $4 monthly.

Purpose: TOPS is a low-cost support group for losing weight.

Tennola

Phone: 841-7400

Meetings: 1 p.m, first and third Tuesdays

Leader: Jody Kurt, 4508 Turnberry Dr., 841-7400

Membership: Jody Kurt

Purpose: Tennola is a local study club.

The Astronomy Associates of Lawrence

Phone: 841-1183

E-Mail: twarog@kuphsx.phsx.ukans.edu

Web: http://kustar.phsx.ukans.edu:8000/~shawl/observatory/aal.html

Meetings: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., second Sunday of every month, 500 Lindley Hall, Kansas University.

Leader: Torry Crass

Membership: Torry Crass, 915 La., Apt. 2, Lawrence, 66044, 841-1183, torman@idir.net

Dues: $6 for students; $12 for non-students

Purpose: The Astronomy Associates of Lawrence is a loose organization of people who share an interest in astronomy. Benefits include subscription to ``The Celestial Mechanic,'' the AAL monthly newsletter, the right to vote in and participate in club elections, invitations to all AAL events both public and private, and access to and training for the telescopes at the observatory.

Tourette Syndrome Support Group

Meetings: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., third Saturday of the month, Centennial School, 2145 La.

Leader: Karen Warner, 2709 Princeton Blvd., 66049, 842-3050

Membership: Susan Pomeroy, 842-3367

Purpose: The Tourette Syndrome Support Group supports and informs families dealing with Tourette. We are affiliated with the Kansas City Tourette Syndrome Assn.

Town and Country Republican Women of Douglas County

Phone: 748-9836

Meetings: 7:30 p.m. fourth Monday of the month; location varies.

Leader: Martha J. Parker

Membership: Martha J. Parker, 261 N. 851 Diagonal Rd., Lawrence, 66524

Dues: $10 annually

Purpose: The Town and Country Republican Women of Douglas County is designed to provide to all women of Douglas County the opportunity to fully participate in the Republican Party with the guarantee of the individual freedom of speech at regularly scheduled open meetings.

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Meetings: 7 p.m.-9 p.m., second Fridays, Borders Bookstore cafe, Seventh and New Hampshire.

Membership: Allyn Elliott, 749-0679 or Lucy Miller, 842-3326.

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