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Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2007

Lawrence Datebook

August 16, 2007

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16 Today

Kansas University: first day of classes.

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce U.S. Legislator Series, with U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, 8:30 a.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., free, but registration required, 865-4420 or bbooth@lawrencechamber.com.

Lunch Pail Lecture: "Lecompton, Kansas," part of Civil War on the Western Frontier events, noon-1 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., free, 841-4109.

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

Lecture: "Battle of Westport," part of Civil War on the Western Frontier events, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., free, 841-4109.

Film: "Hot Fuzz," 7 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art auditorium, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Historic Resources Commission meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

17 Friday

Lied Center Family Arts Festival, 6 p.m., Lied Center lawn, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Concert: Trout Fishing in America, 7 p.m., Lied Center lawn, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Lecture: "How the Civil War Ended the Women's Rights Movement," part of Civil War on the Western Frontier events, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., free, 841-4109.

18 Saturday

Downtown Farmers Market: Tomato tasting, 7 a.m.-11 a.m., 824 N.H.

Quantrill's Raid 10K run/5K walk for history, 7 a.m. check-in, 7:30 a.m. start, South Park east side, $10-$15, 841-4109.

Quantrill's Raid Walking Tour, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., start at Murphy-Bromelsick House in Hobbs Park, 10th and Delaware streets, register at 832-7030.

Pinckney Neighborhood Association meeting, 10 a.m., Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 841-6902.

KU community service project, 10 a.m., Kansas Union, 864-4250.

White Glove Tour, 10:30 a.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, 864-1420.

Lecture: "L is for Lincoln," 10:30 a.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., free, 841-4109.

Wild Detectives, with the Rolling Prairie Learning Lab, all ages, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library's west lawn, 707 Vt.

Lecture: "The Army in 19th Century Kansas," 11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., free, 843-3833 ext. 123.

Lecture: "Corsets and Crinolines," with catered lunch, noon, Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., reservations required, 841-4109.

Lecture: "Civil War and the Indian Wars," 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833, ext. 123, free.

Lecture: "German Immigrants in the Civil War," 3 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., 843-3833, ext. 123, free.

"An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. John Speer," 8 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., reservations required, 841-4109.

Wild Detectives! with the Rolling Prairie Learning Lab, all ages, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library's west lawn, 707 Vt., 843-3833, ext. 117.

19 Sunday

Headquarters Counseling Center volunteer information eeting, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt., www.hqcc.lawrence.ks.us.

Lecture: "Quantrill's Thieves," part of Civil War on the Western Frontier events, 3:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., free, 841-4109.

20 Monday

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

American Red Cross blood drive, noon-6 p.m., First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky streets, 843-3550 or (888) 719-8929 (for eligibility questions).

Lecture: "August Bondi, Soldier and Settler," part of Civil War on the Western Frontier events, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., free, 841-4109.

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

21 Tuesday

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

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

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

Lecture: "Bloody Dawn: The Lawrence Massacre," part of Civil War on the Western Frontier events, 7 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass., free, 841-4109.

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