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Archive for Sunday, April 15, 2007

Lawrence Datebook

April 15, 2007

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15 Today

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.

Lecture: "Working Together," by Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Ford Motor Co., 7 p.m., Lied Center, KU's West Campus, free, 864-7369.

Lecompton City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Lecompton City Hall, 327 Elmore St.

17 Tuesday

Dupont retirees luncheon, 11:30 a.m., King's Buffet, 1601 W. 23rd St.

Lecture: "Valentin Rasputin at 70," by Jerry Mikkelson, professor of Russian, East European and Eurasian studies, brown bag lunch, noon, Bailey Hall Room 318, free, 864-4248.

Community volunteer fair, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.

Downtown Farmers Market, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., 1020 Vt.

Peace Corps general information meeting and film, 5:30 p.m., Burge Union Room 149, 864-3624.

Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

Film: "Spell Bound," 7 p.m., Kansas Union's Alderson Auditorium, 864-SHOW.

Civil Air Patrol informational meeting, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Kansas National Guard Armory, 200 Iowa, 841-0752.

"Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom and the Making of History," with John Patrick Diggins, author and historian, 7:30 p.m., with book signing to follow, Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, 864-4900.

KU Women's Recognition Program, 7:30 p.m., Kansas Union's Big 12 Room, free, 864-3552.

Concert: Student Chamber Ensemble, KU Trumpet Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, free, 864-3436.

18 Wednesday

Lawrence Memorial Hospital board meeting, 9 a.m., LMH auditorium, 325 Maine.

Volunteer fair, 11:30 a.m., Baehr Audio-Reader Center, free, 864-4634.

University Forum: "The History and Contours of Latin American Immigration to Kansas," by Ruben Flores, assistant professor of American studies, noon, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., optional lunch $3/$5.50, 843-4933.

"Politics of Disaster" study group, with Dole Fellow Scott Morris, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, 864-4900.

Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., county courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Student Chamber Ensemble, KU Camerata, 7:30 p.m., Murphy Hall's Swarthout Recital Hall, free, 864-3436.

Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 843-2787.

Elton John and TIm Rice's "Aida," 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, KU's West Campus, 864-2787.

19 Thursday

"Eating for One," by Hilary Kass, of the Community Mercantile, geared toward the widowed and caregivers, 10 a.m.-noon, Community Health Building, second-floor conference room, 200 Maine, free.

Lawrence Technology Association luncheon, with speaker Stacy Walters, of Heartland Works Inc., 11:45 a.m., Scarlet Orchid, 2223 La., $10 LTA members, $12 nonmembers, 832-2824.

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.

Downtown Farmers Market, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., 1020 Vt.

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

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