Topeka Topeka's sixth annual community celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. today will begin with a carry-in dinner at 6 p.m. at the Christ the King Church, 25th and Wanamaker.
The program, which starts at 7 p.m., will feature a presentation by the Rev. Delmar White, pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, and music by the mass choir from his church.
For more information, call (785) 232-4388.
Warmth not expected
to damage plants
Trees and other plants are not expected to be harmed when warm weather returns to the area.
Typically, trees may start to bud during warm periods in Kansas winters, according to the Douglas County Extension Service, but a return of cold weather will not kill the trees.
Highs today through Wednesday were expected in the 50s, with highs in the 40s Thursday and Friday. Lows were expected to be in the 30s throughout the week.
Typically, the last freeze in the Lawrence area is April 12, said Paul Frantz, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Topeka.
Conference to focus
on roots of violence
An author who has published a book on the connection between early brain development and violence will be featured Wednesday during a satellite presentation at selected sites throughout the state, including Kansas University.
Robin Karr-Morse co-authored "Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence" and will present evidence that a predisposition to violence exists in an infant's earliest months of life. She also will discuss during the satellite conference interventions to improve the lives of children. The conference will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will be shown in the Frontier Room of the Burge Union on the KU campus.
The free presentation is open to the public. For more information call (785) 266-6422.
The program is sponsored by Gov. Bill Graves' administration, the state Department of Education, the Office of Judicial Administration, the Kansas Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Governor's Advisory Committee on Children and Families.