Archive for Saturday, February 10, 2001

Lawrence Briefs

February 10, 2001


Boater safety course begins today

Three boating safety education courses have been scheduled to help area residents meet a new boating law that went into effect at the beginning of the year.

The first course, Boating Skills and Seamanship, starts today and runs from 9 a.m. to noon for four consecutive Saturdays at Gaslight Village Club House, 1900 W. 31st St.

Other classes include Boating Safety, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 in Leavenworth, and Kansas Boating Basics, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28, in Ozawkie.

Persons who complete of one of these courses will receive a state certificate permitting the operation of a motorboat or sailboat in the state, and may help lower the cost of marine insurance.

The law states that any person born on or after Jan. 1, 1989, must complete an approved boater safety education course in order to operate a boat powered by motor or sail on public waters in Kansas.

For more information, contact Shirley Higgins at 841-1419.

Seem-To-Be Playersstaging 'Amazing Grace'

The Seem-To-Be Players will present "Amazing Grace," an adaptation by Shay Youngblood of Mary Hoffman's children's book, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. today and 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth St.

The play tells the story of Grace, a little girl who loves to act out stories and overcomes stereotypes by proving that she can play Peter Pan in the school play even if she is black and a girl.

The Seem-To-Be Players is the resident children's theater company at the Lawrence Arts Center.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. A family pass for three is $15.

Organization plans forum on loving relationships

The Lawrence chapter of an Episcopal Church organization for gays, lesbians and others will conduct a community forum on building loving relationships of all kinds.

The Integrity in the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas as well as the Kansas University religious studies department are sponsoring the forum from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at KU's Smith Hall, which is across the street from the Kansas Union.

Speakers will be Robert Shelton, associate professor of religious studies and KU ombudsman, and David Rodeheffer, a licensed psychologist in private practice.

The Rev. John Macauley, associate professor emeritus of religious studies, will moderate.

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