The Lawrence Barn Dance Assn. will sponsor three dance-potlucks this fall. Gatherings are scheduled at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9 at Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
The dance begins at 4 p.m., with dances explained and demonstrated by the caller before each dance. The potluck begins at 5:30 p.m. Participants should bring two food items and their own dinnerware, cups and picnic blanket.
Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 16. No partner is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call Lauralyn Bodle, 842-7149.
Irish musicians on tap
at Weston festival
Weston, Mo. -- The Weston Irish Festival will be Friday-Sunday in O'Malley's Courtyard at Short and Welt streets.
Performers include The Prodigals, Brigid's Cross, The Elders, Barry Nelson, Siucra, Sean McRactagan, Ellis Island, Connie Dover, Eddie Delahunt, Bob Reeder, Shenanigans and Tullamore. Irish food and wares will be available.
Admission is $5 for Friday and $8 for Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are free.
For more information, call (866) 624-7474 or go to www.westonirish.com.
KC film series
to feature B-movies
Mission -- Psychotronic Saturday Nights, a B-movie film series, will run at 10:30 p.m. Saturdays, beginning Saturday through Jan. 5, at the Fine Arts Theatre, 5909 Johnson Drive.
The series includes science fiction, horror, fantasy and exploitation films of all caliber in their original 35mm print form. The movies include "Cool and Crazy," Saturday; "Teenage Caveman," starring Robert Vaughn, Oct. 20; Bug-a-thon, with "Men in Black," "Deadly Mantis," "The Spider," "Tarantula," "Black Scorpion" and "Them!" Oct. 27; "Hercules in the Haunted World," Nov. 4; "Devil Girl From Mars," Nov. 11; "Rodan," Nov. 18; "Sinister Urge," by Ed Wood, Nov. 25; "Spawn of the Slithis," Dec. 1; "Lost, Lonely and Vicious," Dec. 8; "Curse of the Living Corpse," starring Roy Scheider, Dec. 15; "Robot Monster," Dec. 22; "Creature from the Black Lagoon," a 3-D presentation, Dec. 29; and "Italian Stallion," starring Sly Stallone, Jan. 5.
Each week, except for the Bug-a-thon, features a chapter of the superhero movie serial, "Adventures of Captain Marvel." Admission is $5, except for the Bug-a-thon weekend and the special 3-D presentation.
Programs are subject to change. Most movies are for mature audiences.
Polka band to appear
The Oompahfest, featuring the Alpen Spielers Polka Band, will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th.
The festival will include dancing, games, live polka music and talent shows. German food -- bierocks, bratwurst, sauerkraut, hot potato salad, German chocolate cake and more -- and beverages will be sold.
Live and silents auctions will offer Wild Wings artwork, Kansas University sports items and tickets, Roy Williams autographed basketballs, carved mallard duck decoy, Stomp tickets at the Lied Center, French-style lingerie chests, restaurant and grocery certificates, and other items.
Proceeds go to the Immanuel Lutheran Church's building fund. For more information or reservations, call 843-0620.
Natalie Cox schedules
concert at library
Singer-songwriter Natalie Cox will perform from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Recently, Cox participated in the Stop the Coal Train Extravaganza in Mitchell, S.D., to create awareness of the transportation of hazardous waste by rail. She has released three albums.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Author to speak
at writer's conference
Topeka -- June Rae Wood, author of "The Man Who Loved Clowns," will discuss the characters she creates for her books and share tips with young writers at the Washburn University Young Authors Conference Oct. 23 in the Kansas Room in Memorial Union.
Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for grades 4-6 and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for grades 6-8.
Wood, winner of the 1995 William Allen White Children's Book Award, also has written "A Share of Freedom," "When Pigs Fly" and "Turtle on Fence Post."
Cost is $10 a student. Registration is due Monday.
For information, call Mary Shoop, (785) 231-1010, ext. 1420, or Rita Moore, (785) 231-1010, ext. 1474.