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The kids of summer

A roughly three-month guide for Lawrence youth for what to do between vacations and hanging out

May 30, 2006

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Winter may be the most appropriate time for young'uns to curl up in front of the TV and master the latest PlayStation game.

But summer is the season to indulge in actual activities. No excuses.

Our activities guide presents concerts, blockbuster movie releases, Summer Youth Theatre shows, county fairs and all the amusing Royals promotions that can take one's mind off the team's escalating loss count.

Everyone from chipper pre-schoolers to mopey teens can enjoy these opportunities that Lawrence and its surrounding areas have to offer.

MAY

May 31: Dave Matthews Band, 7 p.m., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

JUNE

June 3: Animal Fair, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

June 7: Concert with acoustic guitarist Andy Mckee, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

June 8-11: Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival, featuring The Flaming Lips, Gov't Mule, Robert Randolph, Les Claypool and dozens more artists and activities, Clinton State Park, Clinton Lake.


Young men play a game of "bucket" last summer at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center.

Young men play a game of "bucket" last summer at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center.

June 9: Hershey's Track and Field Meet, 10 a.m. at Southwest Junior High School, 2511 Inverness Drive. Children ages 9-14 can run in no more than three events and may qualify for the June 23-24 state meet in Emporia.

June 9-11: Royals play Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 7:10 p.m. Friday and 1:10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sluggerrr's 10th Birthday Party Weekend, fireworks, concert and family fun run.

June 9: Movie matinee: "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Opening June 9: "Cars," featuring the voices of Owen Wilson and Paul Newman.

June 10: Summer Youth Theatre presents "Great Fairytale Villains Volume I," 11 a.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

June 15-17: Summer Youth Theatre presents "Tales from the Arabian Nights," 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

June 16: Movie matinee: "King Kong," 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.




Useful numbers

¢ Lawrence Public Library: 843-3833 ¢ Lawrence Arts Center: 843-2787 ¢ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater: (913) 721-3400 ¢ Kansas City Royals: (816) 921-8000

Opening June 16: "Nacho Libre," with Jack Black.

June 17: Juneteenth 2006, Burcham Park, 200 Ind.

June 17: Right Between the Ears, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.

June 19: Warped Tour, featuring Thursday, Anti-Flag, NOFX, Against Me!, Rise Against, Underoath, Senses Fail, Saves the Day, Protest the Hero, Relient K, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and more, noon, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

June 20: Magic Bob, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.

June 22-24: Summer Youth Theatre presents "The Threepenny Opera," 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

June 23-24: St. John's Mexican Fiesta: St. John's Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.

June 23: Movie matinee: "War of the Worlds," 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Opening June 23: "Click," with Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale.

June 24-25: Territorial Days, Constitution Hall, Lecompton.

June 24: Royals play Milwaukee Brewers, 6:10 p.m., Frank White Bobblehead.


Reggie and the Full Effect will be one of the acts for the Warped Tour, which will be June 19 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs.

Reggie and the Full Effect will be one of the acts for the Warped Tour, which will be June 19 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs.

June 25: Royals play Milwaukee Brewers, 1:10 p.m., Salute to the Negro Leagues, replica Monarchs cap, family fun run.

June 26: Sonic Youth, 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.

June 27: Tiffany and Her Puppets, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.

June 30: Movie matinee: "The Lost Boys," 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Opening June 30: "Superman Returns," with Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey.

JULY

July 1: Red, White and Boom, featuring Pink, Nick Lachey, Ashley Parker Angel, Teddy Geiger, Cheynne, Saving Jane, Mario Vazquez, Dirtie Blond and more, 2:30 p.m., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

July 3-4: Royals play Minnesota Twins, 7:10 p.m., Fireworks Spectacular Show.

July 4: Lawrence City Band Fourth of July Concert, 8 p.m., South Park.

July 7: Movie matinee: "The Birds," 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Opening July 7: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," with Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley.

July 9: Royals play Toronto Blue Jays, 1:10 p.m., Rawlings Full Size Bat Day.

July 12: Lawrence City Band Children's Concert, 8 p.m., South Park.

July 14: Movie matinee: "Godzilla," 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

July 21: Movie matinee: "Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride," 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

Opening July 21: "Lady in the Water," with Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard; "Monster House," featuring the voices of Jon Heder, Nick Cannon and Jason Lee.

July 21-22: The Victor Continental Show, 10 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.

July 22: Royals play Anaheim Angels, 6:10 p.m., Dick Howser Bobblehead.

July 23: Royals play Anaheim Angels, 1:10 p.m., Build-A-Bear Workshop, kids eat free and family fun run.

July 24-28: Weeklong Workshop: "Be Bop with Aesop" (Grades 1-5), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Fridays, Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.

July 27: Concert with traditional Celtic act Rowan, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

July 27: Movies in the Park presents "Bambi 2," 8:30 p.m., South Park.

July 28: Movie matinee: "Men in Black," 1 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

July 29-Aug. 6: Douglas County Fair: 2110 Harper.

July 30: Rancid, The Unseen, 8 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass.

July 31-Aug. 4: Weeklong Workshop: "The Princess and the Pea" (Grades 6-8), 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Fridays, Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.

July 29: Beachball II, featuring: 311, Dashboard Confessional, Yellowcard, Hawthorne Heights, Soul Asylum, Matchbook Romance, Pepper, Eagles of Death Metal, Damone, Elefant, Rock Kills Kid, Morningwood, 30 Seconds to Mars and People in Planes, noon, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

AUGUST

Opening Aug. 4: "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," with Will Ferrell, Amy Adams and Sacha Baron Cohen; "The Ant Bully," featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep.

Aug. 3: Movies in the Park presents Pick-A-Flick Surprise, 8:30 p.m., South Park.

Aug. 5: "Bleeding Kansas," featuring Death Cab for Cutie, Broken Social Scene, Mates of State, Secret Machines, Murder by Death and Boy Kill Boy, noon, Burcham Park, Second and Indiana streets.

Aug. 5: Royals play Minnesota Twins, 6:10 p.m., Military Appreciation Day, Camouflage On-Field Replica Cap.

Aug. 6: Royals play Minnesota Twins, 1:10 p.m., Back to School Royals Lunchbox, kids eat free and family fun run.

Aug. 8: Royals play Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m., Back to School Supply Drive.

Aug. 10: Movies in the Park presents "Hoodwinked," 8:30 p.m., South Park.

Opening Aug. 11: "Zoom," with Tim Allen and Spencer Breslin

Aug. 19: Royals play Oakland Athletics, 6:10 p.m., George Brett Bobblehead.

Aug. 20: Royals play Oakland Athletics, 1:10 p.m., Royals Crayon Set, kids eat free and family fun run.

Aug. 24: The Family Values Tour 2006, featuring Korn, The Deftones, Stone Sour, Dir En Grey and Flyleaf, 3 p.m.,

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Bonner Springs.

Comments

Kookamooka 8 years, 6 months ago

I'm guessing this is a calendar for the older kid, say 11-16? I don't think I'll be taking my little kids to see "Lady in the Water or Dave Matthews." Lady in the Water looked like a horror film from the preview.

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