Don't forget to vote
Voters will choose a new president and decide a full slate of state and local races on Tuesday.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. In addition to the hotly contested presidential race, voters will decide contests ranging from U.S. Senate and House seats to township positions.
For information on where to vote, Douglas County residents can call the Douglas County Clerk's office at 832-5147 or log onto www.douglas-county.com.
In the Lawrence area, several organizations or businesses are providing free rides to the polls, including the Lawrence Transit System and Midwest Transportation. Voters can ride the T for free by going to any of the system's scheduled bus stops. People who want a ride from Midwest Transportation can call the cab company from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 838-4500.
KU Dance Company to present fall concert
The Kansas University Dance Company will evoke the wonder and beauty of nature at its fall concerts.
The performances -- at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Lied Center -- will feature "Skylife," a new ballet by Leawood choreographer Michael Simms, who taught the dance to company members during a late-September residency.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. They can be purchased by calling 864-2787.
Kansas University plays host to sporting events
Saturday is a big day for sports at Kansas University. The football team will tangle with Gary Barnett's Colorado Buffaloes at 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The swim team will compete against Illinois at 2 p.m. at Robinson Natatorium and the volleyball team plays host to the University of Oklahoma at 7 p.m. at Horejsi Center.
Sunday, Kansas University's basketball team will open the exhibition season with a game against Emporia State. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Concert to celebrate Sousa's 150th birthday
Robert Foster, who directed bands at Kansas University for 31 years, will be transformed into "March King" John Philip Sousa for an upcoming concert at the Lied Center.
When Foster takes the podium to conduct "A Star-Spangled Spectacular" at 3 p.m. Sunday, he will don the duds that Sousa might have worn during his band's three visits to Lawrence early in the last century. The Lied Center concert, which will feature some of the Midwest's finest musicians, serves as a 150th birthday salute to Sousa.
Foster, above, is a professor of music and assistant chair of KU's music and dance department.
Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling 864-2787.