700 youths expected at chemistry carnival
Kansas University's department of chemistry invites children to enjoy an afternoon of fun-based chemistry education.
The seventh annual Carnival of Chemistry will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Malott Hall.
The carnival will feature new events based on the theme of "Kitchen Chemistry: Get Cooking! With Chemistry."
More than 700 children are expected to attend and enjoy activities like the "Wizard of Oz" show, synthesis of "Oobleck" and the Elemental Cookie Walk.
Previous carnivals have received awards from the American Chemical Society.
City commission to meet early on Election Day
Because of the general election on Tuesday, Lawrence city commissioners have changed their regularly scheduled meeting time.
The commission will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at city hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
The commission usually meets at 6:35 p.m.
Center puts on finishing touches for grand opening
As the new Community Drop-In Center, 214 W. 10th St., nears its grand opening on Nov. 12, nine volunteers spent Saturday morning sprucing up the grounds and putting finishing touches on the interior.
"We've got a great group of volunteers today. It's been wonderful," center coordinator Tami Clark said. "We're so excited. It feels like everything is coming together."
The Drop-In Center is a nonprofit organization that provides homeless people a warm, dry place to rest and bathe each weekday morning, plus coffee, a snack and some counseling and assistance. Since opening Sept. 28, the center has averaged 30 guests a day, Clark said.
"We've had an outstanding turnout from the community in terms of volunteering," said Teresa Thompson, board of directors chairwoman, as she worked on a flower bed.
Anyone wishing to donate to the center or volunteer can call Clark at 832-8864.