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Archive for Friday, October 5, 2001

Area briefs

October 5, 2001

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Shape note sing slated for Sunday

The Kaw Valley Shape Note Singing Assn. will be having a shape note sing from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

The event is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary.

Free State band competes in Missouri marching festival

The marching band at Free State High School will compete Saturday in the annual Blue Springs, Mo., marching festival.

Free State was grand champion of the competition in 1999 and placed second in the field show category in 2000.

The Marching Firebirds band has 155 student musicians under the direction of Avian Bear, Sharon Leopold, Tom Hunt, Patrick Kelly, Greta Danner, Daron Bennett and Margaret Roose. This year's show features nine jazz tunes.

Free State is scheduled to perform at 2:40 p.m. at the Blue Springs High School field.

KU dancers to perform as part of open house

Eight members of the University Dance Company will perform Karole Armitage's new dance as part of the Dance Sampler planned for Kansas University's Open House on Saturday.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 240 Robinson Center.

In addition to Armitage's piece, the dancers will perform excerpts from contemporary and ballet dances.

From 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., the dance company student will become "dancers on the move" when they present five-minute performances outdoors along Jayhawk Boulevard.

An "Encore Video" will be shown from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room 240 Robinson Center. The video features highlights from the company's concerts in the Lied Center.

Seniors to tour historic sites

The Leisure and Learning Department of the Lawrence Senior Center is sponsoring an inter-generational tour to Historic Seeley House, Eisenhower Center and a guided tour of the city of Abilene.

The tour will begin at 6:30 a.m. Saturday and conclude at 8:30 p.m. Participants will have lunch at the Kirby House, then board the Smoky Valley antique train for a ride through the Kansas countryside. Dinner will be served on the train. The fee is $95 per person. For more information, contact Jessie Kwatamdia, 842-0543.

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