School resumes this week
Summer days are over for students in the Lawrence school district.
Classes will be back in session on Wednesday for Lawrence public school students.
Not all students will head back to school on Wednesday. Students in first through sixth grade will meet for the full day, while students in grades seven and 10 will meet in the morning.
All students will have school on Thursday.
KU schedules activities to celebrate expansion
Kansas University is celebrating its expansion in Johnson County with a week's worth of events.
The events culminate at 5:30 p.m. Friday, when officials will dedicate Regnier Hall at the Edwards Campus at 127th and Quivira in Overland Park.
Other events include kid-friendly activities from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday; a lecture by Victor Bailey, director of the Hall Center for the Humanities, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; athletics night, featuring an autograph session with basketball coach Bill Self, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; and a performance by the Kansas Brass Quintet, 7 p.m. Thursday.
Guided tours of the new building will begin at 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fahy CD release party at Vermont Street BBQ
Acoustic songwriter Lance Fahy will throw a CD release dinner party at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Vermont Street BBQ, 728 Mass. In between bites of smoked chicken and pork ribs, the Lawrence musician will perform cuts from his latest disc, "Your Lucky Stars." The album further explores Fahy's bluesy, grass-roots sound that he has been perfecting during the past two decades.
Wine reception to kick off CornerBank exhibit
A sculptor and a group of painters are the featured artists in the next exhibit at CornerBank.
George Paley is a Lawrence sculptor whose works incorporate stone, metal and found objects. His works will be shown alongside Painting Together, a group of painters who prefer painting outdoors. Members include Martha Barr, Carol Bloom, Pat Doemland (who created the horse painting above), Mary Jane Grinter, Maryam Hjersted, Jan Holmer, Joyce Schild and Linda Tuttle.
The public is invited to meet the artists at a wine reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at CornerBank, 4621 W. Sixth St. The exhibit remains on view through Oct. 1.