Topeka parade seeking entries
Topeka Entries are needed for the Seventh Annual Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 in downtown Topeka.
All entries must be lighted, and registration is required.
Send your name, address, phone number, title of entry and estimate of how many people will participate in the entry to Downtown Topeka Inc., MKA Parade, 515 S. Kansas Ave., Suite A, Topeka, Kan. 66602.
Acoustic Showcase lists performers
The lineup for the Acoustic Showcase Saturday night at Brown Bear Brewing Company, 729 Mass., has been announced. The event begins at 5 p.m.
Performing are David Slade, Anthony Ware, Carol Dressler, Beth Scalet, Mike Garfield, Steve Wharton, Duane Woner, Chris Stout, Garet Phillips, John Swift, Annie Ohrazda and Random Harmony.
KU flute professor to present recital
Kansas University flute professor John Boulton will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.
Boulton will play Miles Davis' trumpet solos on the flute in "Kind of Blue," while KU music faculty Vince Gnojek, saxophone; Kim Haaheim, electric bass; John Parks, drums; and Keith Wright, flute add accompaniment.
Other works on the program are "Sonatina" by M. Camargo Guarnieri and "Sonatine" by Pierre Boulez.
Boulton has taught at KU and been active in the Midwestern Music Camp since 1963. He is a member of the Kansas Woodwinds and the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and has performed with a number of performing arts groups.
The recital is free and open to the public.
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in music at Michigan State University and his doctorate in music education at KU.
Gallery of Gifts opens in Ottawa
Ottawa Gallery of Gifts, the annual holiday boutique sponsored by the Ottawa Community Arts Council, is open through Dec. 22 at the Carnegie Cultural Center, Fifth and Main streets.
Artists include jewelers, potters, weavers, painters, sculptors, china painters and craftsmen. Food also will be available.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays.
Doctor to talk on historic medicine
St. Joseph, Mo. Dr. Francis E. Cuppage will present "Simple Medicine with Undaunted Courage," a program about the medicines of the Lewis and Clark expedition, at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grinter Place State Historic Site, 1420 W. 78th St., Kansas City, Kan.
The presentation will be made during the meeting of the Missouri-Kansas River Bend Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.
Cuppage will discuss conditions of the western expansion in 1800, medical concepts of the time, Thomas Jefferson's goals and the medical problems and therapies of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Cuppage is a retired physician, scientist and educator and an emeritus professor at Kansas University Medical Center.
Anne Frank display at Hutchinson Mall
Hutchinson "Anne Frank: A History for Today," an exhibition created by the staff of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, is on display through Nov. 5 in the Hutchinson Mall.
The exhibit depicts Anne Frank's life through narrative text and photographic reproductions. It also includes testimony from Holocaust survivors and helpers.
Hannah Pick, a childhood friend of Frank, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hutchinson Sports Arena.
The Hutchinson Mall is one of the smallest venues to display the exhibit, which made its American debut at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Exhibit shows works related to the West
Omaha, Neb. "Painters and the American West," an exhibition of works from the collection of Philip Anschutz, will be displayed Saturday through Jan. 20 at the Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.
Anschutz, a Denver businessman who earned his fortune in oil, railroads and telecommunications, is the founder of Qwest Communications International.
The exhibit features works by Albert Bierstadt, Alfred Jacob Miller, George Catlin, Frederick Remington, Walter Ufer and Georgia O'Keeffe.
Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and college students and $7.50 for children ages 5-17.
For more information, call (402) 342-3300 or visit www.joslyn.org.
Salzman to sign copies of new book
Fairway Mark Salzman, author of "Lying Awake," will speak about his book at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rainy Day Books, 2706 W. 53rd St.
The book is about a woman's devastating decision to sacrifice her own connection with God for the well-being of her community.
The talk is free and open to the public.