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Archive for Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Lawrence Datebook

March 14, 2007

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14 Today

University Forum: "The Future of Lawrence Public Library," by Bruce Flanders, library director, noon, Ecumenical Christian Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave., $5.50/$3, 843-4933.

"Architecture and Urban Design in Berlin Since 1989," lecture by Ulf Meyer, part of KU Architecture Spring Lecture Series, 11:30 a.m., Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union.

Wednesday @ Liberty Hall: viewing of "The Cup," for junior high school students, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Liberty Hall, 642 Mass., www.walhonline.org.

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.

Riverdance, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Lied Center, KU's West Campus, $39/$55 public, 864-2787.

"Disaster: The Media's Roles," with Bobby Block, co-author and Wall Street Journal reporter, part of the Politics of Disasters study group, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., book signing to follow, Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, 864-4900.

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

Lawrence City Commission and school board candidate forum, by the Voter Education Coalition, 7 p.m., City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

"Operation Homecoming: Writing the War Time Experience," documentary film preview and panel discussion, 7 p.m., Kansas Union's Woodruff Auditorium, 864-4798.

"Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security," with Bobby Block, co-author and Wall Street Journal reporter, 7:30 p.m., book signing to follow, Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, 864-4900.

15 Thursday

Lecture: "Planning for Changing Livelihood Strategies in African Cities: Challenges and Opportunities," by Francis Owusu, Iowa State University, 3:30 p.m., Kansas Union's Alderson Auditorium, free, 864-3745.

"Lobbyists and Good Government: Can They Work Together," by guest panelists Amy Blouin, Woody Overton and Joe Maxwell, part of the "You Be the Governor: Policy vs. Politics" study group, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, free, 864-4900.

Public Transit Advisory Committee, special meeting to address rising demand of T Lift paratransit service, 4:10 p.m.-5:30 p.m., 933 N.H., 832-3465.

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.

Informational meeting on city sewer project in 1400-1600 blocks of Tennessee Street, 6:30 p.m., Lawrence High School Cafeteria, 1901 La.

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

Film: "Mardi Gras: Made in China," with commentary by director David Redmon, 7 p.m., Kansas Union's Alderson Auditorium, 864-3832.

Lecture: "Copperheads," by author and professor Jennifer Weber, 7:30 p.m., Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass.

16 Friday

Recital by pianist Anthony de Mare, 1 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall in KU's Murphy Hall, free, 864-9742.

"Rock Against the Occupation," benefit for local anti-war organizations, 7 p.m., Solidarity! Revolutionary Center & Radical Library, 1119 Mass., 865-1374.

17 Saturday

Program: "The Agony of 'De Feet,'" 9 a.m.-11 a.m., with 8:30 a.m. registration, Lawrence Memorial Hospital auditorium, 325 Maine. Contact hours available for RN/LPN relicensure, 840-2569.

White glove tour of the Dole archives, 10:30 a.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus, 864-1420.

St. Patrick's Day parade, 1 p.m., downtown Lawrence.

19 Monday

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

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, 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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