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April 12, 2007

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12 Today

Lawrence Public Library book sale, members night, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., 707 Vt., 843-3833.

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.

Chicks with Sticks, knitting for sixth- through 12th-graders, 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833 ext. 121.

NAACP Lawrence Branch meeting, 6:30 p.m., gallery room at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

"An Evening with Walter Mondale," 7:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, free, but with wait list for tickets, 864-4900.

"Keely and Du," 7:30 p.m., KU's Inge Theatre, 864-3982.

13 Friday

"Liquid Assets," a program sponsored by Douglas County Family and Community Education, 9:30 a.m., Deal Six Auditorium, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St., 843-7058. Free.

Lawrence Public Library book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 707 Vt.

Lecture: "A Role Reversal: Implications of Text and Image in a Jeweled-Pagoda Mandala," by Halle O'Neal, noon, 3002 Wescoe Hall, 864-1457.

Poetry reading and reception: B.H. "Pete" Fairchild, 3:30 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-3516.

Lecture: William Poy Lee, author of "The Eighth Promise," 3:30 p.m., Hall Center's Conference Hall, 864-4798.

Haskell Indian Nations University Art Gala, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), with art exhibits, poetry readings and music, Stidham Union, free.

Film: "Satin Rouge," part of the "Women around the World" film series, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.

Timothy Deighton, viola, and Ann Deighton, piano, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, KU's Murphy Hall, 864-3421.

KU Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, KU's West Campus, $7/$5, 864-2787.

Opening night: "On Golden Pond," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469.

14 Saturday

Downtown Farmers Market, opening day, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 824 N.H.

MS Walk, 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m. at Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., (800) FIGHT MS or www.msmidamerica.org.

Nail-driving ceremony, for the Building on Faith house, Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, 9 a.m., 175 N. Comfort Court.

Lawrence Public Library book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 707 Vt.

Squiggle Puppet Productions show, 10:30 a.m., Oread Books, Kansas Union, free, 864-4431.

Day on the Hill, noon, Lied Center, 864-7469.

Lawrence Art Auction, doors open at 6 p.m., live auction at 7:45 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 843-2787.

"On Golden Pond," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469.

15 Sunday

Lawrence High School Focus Film Festival, awards ceremony and winning films screening, 1 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Mass., free, donations accepted.

Lawrence Public Library book sale, half-price day, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., 707 Vt.

"On Golden Pond," 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469.

West Side Folk Concert: John McCutcheon, 7:30 p.m., Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, www.westsidefolk.org.

"A United States Perspective on Religion, Politics and Government," by Derek Davis, 2:30 p.m., Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road.

16 Monday

Douglas County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., county courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Lecture: "The End of the Balkans," by Andrew Baruch Wachtel, 4 p.m., Kansas Union's Malott Room, free, 864-3313.

Lawrence Public Library book sale, $7 bag day, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 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.

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