Lecture: Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 8 p.m., Lied Center, 864-7469.
University Forum: "Diversity and Political Stability: Understanding the History Behind Nation Building in the Middle East," by Elif Andac, assistant professor of sociology, noon, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., $3-$5.50 optional lunch, 843-4933.
Open mic/open stage talent show, for junior high students, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., www.wahlonline.org.
"Politics of Disaster" with Dole Fellow Scott Morris and guest speaker, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, 864-4900.
Lawrence Transit System public hearing, on policy and fare changes for fixed-route and paratransit service, 5 p.m., City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., county courthouse, 1100 Mass.
Free State High School pre-contest concert, 7 p.m., 4700 Overland Drive.
Talk by mystery author Susan Wittig Albert, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.
Documentary screening: "Green Green Water," 7 p.m., Ottawa University Chapel, 10th and South Cedar streets, Ottawa, www.greengreenwater.com.
Graduate Honors Recital, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU's Murphy Hall, 864-3421.
Student Chamber Ensemble Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., free, 864-3436.
"Keely and Du," 7:30 p.m., KU's Inge Theatre, 864-3982.
Presentation on personal safety, by Gary Squires, of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, geared toward the widowed and caregivers, 10 a.m.-noon, Community Health Building, second-floor conference room, 200 Maine, free.
Lawrence High School Focus Film Festival, public screenings of student work, 3:30 p.m., Lawrence High School, Room 125, 1901 La., free.
Reading and book signing for "White Night," by Jim Butcher, author of the "The Dresden Files" series, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Oread Books, Kansas Union, 864-4431.
Study Group: "You Be the Governor: Policy vs. Politics," with Dole Fellow Bob Holden, former Missouri governor, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, 864-4900.
Gaming tourneys for sixth- through 12th-graders, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833, ext. 121.
Lawrence Public Library book sale, members night, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., 707 Vt.
NAACP Lawrence Branch meeting, 6:30 p.m., gallery room at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Also this week ...
Immunization clinic by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, flu shots available, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays, and 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays, 200 Maine, 843-0721.
Storytime in English and Spanish, 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Lawrence Public Library's children's room, 707 Vt.
Books & Babies Storytime, for 8- to 23-month-olds with parent, 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday, Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.
Storytime for all ages, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesday and Friday, and 3:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m. Sunday, Lawrence Public Library's Children's Room, 707 Vt.
Thursday Evening Storytime, for all ages, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library's Children's Room, 707 Vt.
Toddler storytime for 2-year-olds and adult, preregistration requested, 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday, (except April 13), Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833, ext. 117
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County informational meeting, 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday, 1525 W. Sixth St., Suite A, 843-7359.