KU to have open house on Oct. 6
Kansas University will have an open house Oct. 6, featuring exhibits, demonstrations, campus tours, lectures, musical performances and hands-on activities for children.
The KU Visitor Center will sponsor the event. Representatives from the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., Edwards Campus in Overland Park and the School of Medicine-Wichita will participate.
The open house will include science demonstrations by students and faculty members, athletic contests, health fairs, tours of campus buildings and other family activities.
Local quilters slate annual show, sale
The Kaw Valley Quilter's Guild will have its 2001 show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
The show includes more than 100 examples of members' work, vendors, a mini-quilt auction, a sale of small Christmas items, an "opportunity" quilt and a "bolt to bed" team contest.
The guild also will have a show Aug. 31 through Sept. 9 at Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.
Spanky, Taylor Mason head SUA lineup
Student Union Activities has scheduled several events for the fall semester. The lineup includes:
Aug. 25: Comedian Spanky, 8 p.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. Vouchers are required and are available beginning Aug. 23 at the SUA Box Office in the Kansas Union.
Sept. 8: Comedian Taylor Mason, 8 p.m., Kansas Union Ballroom. Tickets are $5 for students with a KU ID; $7 for others with a KU ID; $5 for children ages 5-12; and free for children 4 and younger.
Wednesdays: Brown Bag Classics, free performances by KU students and faculty, 12:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union.
Fridays: Tunes at Noon, free band concerts, noon-1 p.m., plaza in front of the Kansas Union.
Also, the Kansas Union Gallery displays rotating exhibits of student work as well as one or two national shows a year. The exhibits are free and open to the public. To apply for an exhibit, stop by the SUA Box Office in the Kansas Union.
'Black Jack' to be staged in Baldwin
"The Ballad of Black Jack" will be revived for performances in mid-October.
The musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in Rice Auditorium at Baker University in Baldwin.
Area singers and actors will tell the story of John Brown and the first battle of the Civil War in this full-length family musical written by playwright-composer Don Mueller.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.
For more information, call Cary Danielson, (913) 486-5595.
Book group centers on Langston Hughes
The Lawrence Public Library will offer "Poetry in Motion: Reading and Remembering Langston Hughes," a book discussion group centered on writer-poet Langston Hughes, who grew up in Lawrence.
The group will meet on Oct. 10 and 24 and Nov. 7 and 28. Books include "Not Without Laughter," "Collected Poems of Langston Hughes," "The Big Sea" and "The Best of Simple."
For more information, call the library, 843-1178.