Meetings: 7:30 p.m., second Monday in the month, at members' homes
Leader: Mildred Kratt
For membership: Mildred Kratt, 843-2783
Dues/Fees: $10 per year
The Designer's Guild focuses on the interest of flower arranging and gardening.
English Alternative Theatre (EAT)
Meetings: Call for auditions and performance dates.
Leader: Paul Stephen Lim
For membership: Paul Stephen Lim, 864-3642, email@example.com
Dues/Fees: Never more than $6 per event. Often free.
EAT was founded in 1990 by Paul Stephen Lim, who teaches playwriting in the English Department at Kansas University. 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.
Friends of the Art Museum
Leader: Judy Billings
For membership: 864-4710, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dues/Fees: $15 student; $25 senior; $35 and up for basic membership
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
For membership: Eleanor Kent, 864-3381, email@example.com
Dues/Fees: Various levels of memberships available.
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 UT and by encouraging others to do the same. FROTH also supports KU students, faculty and staff by providing a scholarship to a deserving student and by providing enrichment funds for the professional development of staff and students.
Great Plains Book Arts
Meetings: 7:30 p.m. third Wednesday, September through June, West Junior High School Library (generally, call to confirm location).
Leader: Anne Merydith-Wolf, co-founder
For membership: Anne Merydith-Wolf, 749-7926, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dues/Fees: $15 annually
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 are open to all.
Harvest of Arts
Meetings: Quarterly and summer festival planning
For membership: 749-0470, email@example.com
Harvest of arts is a volunteer organization dedicated to celebrating local arts in Lawrence by creating opportunities for artists to share their creativity with the community.
Meetings: 2 p.m., second Saturday each month, location varies.
Leader: Rosemary Cutrer, president
For membership: Anne Haehl, 842-7708, AHAEHL@juno.com
Dues/Fees: $10 annually
We 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.
Hearts for the Arts
Meetings: 7 p.m. Nov. 3, 1999, at Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth
Leader: Chris McGrew, president
For membership: Tami Keasling, 842-6797
Hearts for the Arts promotes and advances the welfare of the Lawrence Arts Center by providing financial support and services to the education, performing and visual arts programs offered by the center.
Meetings: Once a week to practice skits
Leader: Dan Spurgin, 841-4640, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Monthly at member agency locations throughout the state, contact DuBwa Moses, membership coordinator for locations and dates.
Leader: Martin Chislom, president
For membership: DuBwa Moses, 913-371-4782, KanArts@aol.com
Dues/Fees: Individuals $25; organizations $100
KanArts is the collective voice of diversity in the Kansas arts community.
Kansas Authors Club, District II
Meetings: 9:30 a.m.-noon, third Saturday each month at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Leader: Patricia Ferguson
For membership: Patricia Ferguson, 865-5324
Dues/Fees: $15 a year
Eastern district of oldest statewide literary club in Kansas. Provides help in creative writing
Kansas Sculptors Assn.
For membership: Jim Patti
We are a contact for people who need sculpture or are looking for a sculptor.
Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships
Meetings: Weekend of the fourth Sunday in August, South Park, Lawrence
Leader: Mike Rundle, coordinator
For membership: Brad Levy, 749-1356, email@example.com
Held annually for nearly 20 years, the Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships offer music and fun for the whole family, not just musicians.
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
For membership: Jane Buckley, 785-478-3034, TBuckJBuck@aol.com
Dues/Fees: $20 annually
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 in all its forms.
Kaw Valley Shape Note Singing Assn.
Meetings: Monthly sing at 1:30 p.m., first Sunday of the month. Occasional special sings.
Leader: Joe Casad
For membership: KVSNSA, 749-1356, firstname.lastname@example.org
Purpose: To provide opportunities for shape note (Sacred Harp) singing in the northeast Kansas area.
Lawrence Chamber Orchestra/Lawrence Society for Chamber Music
Meetings: Four concerts each season. Board meets once a month.
Leader: Sidney Roedel
For membership: Diane Reid, 841-1945, dreid.gte.net
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 group provides high-quality musical performances for audiences in Lawrence, provides school-age programs for area youth and provides a richly satisfying musical experience for its performers.
Lawrence City Band Inc.
Meetings: Once a week during concert season, at South Park.
Leader: Robert E. Foster
For membership: 842-2564
The band provides music for the public, with Wednesday summer concerts in the park.
Lawrence Civic Choir
Meetings: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Mondays, at First United Methodist Church
Leader: Judy Hathaway
For membership: Rob Reid, 841-1945, email@example.com
Dues/Fees: $20 per semester
Opportunity to perform challenging choral music under professional direction.
Lawrence Community Theatre
Leader: Peg Sampson
For membership: Theatre office, 843-7469
Offers an opportunity to get involved onstage or behind the scenes.
Lawrence Lyric Opera Guild
Meetings: Five evening meetings a year.
Leader: James Seaver
For membership: James Seaver, 843-4081, or Don Marquis, 832-2160
Dues/Fees: $15 annually
To learn about up coming Kansas City Lyric Opera productions and to support Kansas City Lyric Opera.
Lawrence Music Club
Meetings: 1:15 p.m. first Thursday of the month.
Leader: Cindy Hallenbeck
For membership: Lynn Basow, 843-3616, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dues/Fees: $20 for current members
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.
Ma Non Troppo Players
Meetings: Mondays, 7:30 p.m. at members' homes
We play chamber music for fun and to sharpen sight-reading skills. Mostly string players, but occasionally some winds.
New Dawn Native Dancers
Meetings: The group practices on Tuesday night, performance schedule will be posted on our web page or in community publications.
Leader: Bruce and Lee Ann Martin, directors
For membership: Bruce Martin, 843-5423, email@example.com
Powwow dance group for Native American children and youth.
Old Castle Morris and Garland Dancers
Meetings: We meet weekly to practice our dances. Once a year we go on a four-day trip to a secluded area, where we will not be distracted by outside sources, to perfect our performances.
Leader: Sylvia Forbes
We are a group of about 20 teen age girls and boys who learn and perform Morris and Garland dances. We are the only youth group in the country that is a combined morris and garland dance group. These are typically old english style dances. We have performed at area events for a number of years. We are entirely funded by our performances, volunteers and donations. We have danced at the Renaissance Festival and the Rose Garden, and Powell Gardens in the Kansas City area. Also at the Eudora Fall Festival and Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin. Our dancers are from Baldwin and Eudora.
Pelathe Center Cultural Programs
Leader: David Cade, executive director
For membership: Teresa Chief Eagle, 841-7204, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography, beadwork, painting, literature, guitar, storytelling, drum making, powwow dancing and traditional Native American crafts.
South Junior High School Drama Club
Meetings: 3:15 p.m. each Thursday
Leader: Sonja Fleischauer
For membership: Sonja Fleischauer, 841-0995, email@example.com
Dues/Fees: $1; $10 for T-shirts
We do theater workshops, go on field trips to local theater productions, and we perform short skits and plays.
Van Go Mobile Arts Inc.
Leader: Lynne Green
For membership: Lynne Green, 841-3711
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 where they live.
Watkins Community Museum
Meetings: Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
Leader: Steve Jansen, director
For membership: Steve Jansen, 841-4109
Dues/Fees: $25 through $500 annual donation
The museum and Historical Society are run by countless volunteers and a small paid staff. The museum provides programs and exhibits on Lawrence and Douglas County history and genealogy.
West Side Folk
Meetings: hosts several concerts a month, September through May
Leader: Bob McWilliams
For membership: West Side Folk, 842-1163, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dues/Fees: admission for concerts varies
West Side Folk presents the best in traditional and contemporary folk music, including celtic, bluegrass and singer-songwriters.