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Archive for Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Lawrence Datebook

February 28, 2007

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"Winning the Nomination," with David Yepsen, leading authority on the Iowa caucuses and political reporter with the Des Moines Register, Tom Rath, national GOP political strategist, and Jonathan Epstein, national Democratic political strategist, part of the Dole Institute's Presidential Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, 864-4900.

Safari Club, for 7- to 12-year-olds, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library's auditorium, 707 Vt., registration requested, 843-3833, ext. 117.

Study group: "Politics of Disasters," led by Dole Fellow Scott Morris, director of FEMA's Florida long-term recovery office. First session of seven-week study group; attend any or all sessions. 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, free, 864-4900.

Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission meeting: canceled.

Lawrence shelter benefit: Girl Parts, a concert in the round with Julie Loyd, Liz Clark and Melineh Kurdian, 7 p.m., Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., $5 admission.

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"A Conversation with Kwame Anthony Appiah," philosophy professor, Princeton University, 3 p.m., Kansas Union's Alderson Auditorium, free, 864-4798.

Douglas County Commission, Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission discussion on subdivision regulations, 3 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Study group: "You Be the Governor: Policy vs. Politics," led by Dole Fellow Bob Holden, former Missouri governor. First session of seven-week study group; attend any or all sessions. 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, free, 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.

Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

Southwest Junior High School New Classroom Addition Open House, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., 2511 Inverness Drive, 832-5550.

Veritas Christian School's Making the Difference convocation, by Gabe Allen, of Wallbuilders, 7 p.m., Lawrence Holidome, 749-0083.

KU Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, KU's West Campus, $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, 864-2787.

Lecture: "Making Sense of Moral Conflict," by Kwame Anthony Appiah, philosophy professor, Princeton University, 7:30 p.m., Kansas Union ballroom, free, 864-4798.

"The Curious Savage," 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469.

2 FRIDAY

Pilot Club Antique Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, $3, benefits local community projects.

"ReTooling Practice" lecture by Bill Sharples, Principal of SHoP Architects, New York City, part of KU Architecture spring lecture series, 11:30 a.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union.

"Building Bridges Within Our Communities," a program sponsored by Douglas County Family and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Deal Six Auditorium, Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St., 843-7058. Free.

Panel discussion: "The Other Side of Publish or Perish," 3:30 p.m., Spencer Research Library's Johnson Room, free, 864-9060.

Lecompton baseball/softball season registration, with hot dog and hamburger feed fundraiser, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Lecompton United Methodist Church, registration $35 with $10 concession stand fee, also bingo at 7 p.m., $10, Community Building, www.lecomptonballassn.com.

KU Jazz Festival, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 864-3436.

"The Maids," 7:30 p.m., KU's Crafton-Preyer Theater in Murphy Hall, 864-3982.

Also this week ...

TODAY: Health screenings for people 60 and older by Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Babcock Place, 1700 Mass.

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.

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, 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, 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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