River City Reading Festival, with keynote speaker Jim Lehrer, host of "The NewsHour" on PBS, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., 843-2787.
Black Jack Battlefield tours, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., starting at Robert Hall Pearson Memorial Park at North 175 and East 2000 roads, three miles southeast of Baldwin City, free, www.blackjackbattlefield.org.
Concert: Jonathan Maracle and the Brokenwalls, 6:30 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations University auditorium, 155 Indian Ave.
Douglas County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St.
American Red Cross blood drive, no appointment necessary, noon-6 p.m., First Christian Church, 1000 Ky., http://douglascountyks.redcross.org.
Program: "All I Know about the Art World," by Louis Copt, 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt., 979-7039.
Lecompton City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Lecompton City Hall, 327 Elmore St.
Film: "Daratt," 7:30 p.m., Kansas Union's Woodruff Auditorium, $2, 864-9060.
Musical Interlude with Dino O'Dell, musical stories for all ages, 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt., 843-3833 ext.117.
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.
Study group: "Presidential Politics from the Inside," with Fellow Jerry Austin, introductory meeting, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Dole Institute of Politics, KU's West Campus.
Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
Program and panel discussion: "Universal Health Care Access: The Case for National Health Insurance," by Dr. David Goering, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Hospital auditorium, 200 Maine, www.khcfa.org.
South Junior High School 7, 8, 9 Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m., SJHS, 2734 La., 832-5450.
Civil Air Patrol informational meeting, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Kansas National Guard Armory, 200 Iowa, 841-0752.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital board meeting, 9 a.m., LMH auditorium, 325 Maine.
Sleuth Society, 7- to 12-year-olds, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vt., registration requested, 843-3833, ext. 117.
Lawrence Farmers Market, 4 p.m.-6 p.m., 925 Iowa.