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Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lawrence Datebook

September 27, 2007

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Senior Employment Expo, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vt.

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

Lawrence Public Library fall book sale, members night, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., 707 Vt.

Public hearing: Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs, by the Neighborhood Resources Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

Lecture: "The Enigma of Ralph Ellison," by Stanford University English professor Arnold Rampersad, 7:30 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium, 1301 Miss., 864-4520.

Baker Sesquicentennial Reading Series, featuring student works, 7:30 p.m., Baker's McKibbin Recital Hall, Baldwin City.

Concert: David Wheeler, Japanese flute, and Yoki Hiraoka, 7:30 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, 864-3436.

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

28 Friday

Lawrence Public Library fall book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 707 Vt.

Opening reception: "Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist," 5:30 p.m., Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Miss., 864-4710.

Pawsible Dream, a benefit for the Lawrence Humane Society, 6 p.m. silent auction, 8 p.m. live auction, Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive, $25 or $40 for couples, 843-6835.

KU Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, KU's West Campus, $7/$5, 864-2787.

Kansas Concert Opera: "Tosca," 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., $12/$8, 843-2787.

"The Secret Garden," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469.

29 Saturday

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

Healthier Haskell, speaker and walk/run, 8 a.m. registration, Haskell Indian Nations University stadium, 155 Indian Ave., 830-2758, agipp@haskell.edu.

Lawrence Public Library fall book sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 707 Vt.

Fall Parade of Homes, noon-5 p.m., free, 748-0612 or www.lhba.net.

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.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre Co., 2:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, 864-2787.

Oktoberfest, with 4 p.m. polka mass, dinner and dancing until 10 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Ky.

Blue Valley Tiger Invitational, with performances by Lawrence and Free State high schools' marching bands, 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., 6001 W. 159th St., Stilwell, $5-$8.

"The Secret Garden," 8 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469.

30 Sunday

Fall Parade of Homes, noon-5 p.m., free, 748-0612 or www.lhba.net.

Great Expectations, Lawrence's second annual pregnancy fair, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H.

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.

Lawrence Public Library fall book sale, half-price day, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., 707 Vt.

"The Secret Garden," 2:30 p.m., Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H., 843-7469.

"Remembering Miss Nottingham, Eudora's Favorite Teacher," 3 p.m., Nottingham School, 1428 Elm St., (785) 633-0756.

Concert: Jack Winerock, piano, 3 p.m., Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall, suggested donation $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, 864-3436.

1 Monday

Douglas County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St.

Lawrence Public Library fall book sale, $7 bag night, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., 707 Vt.

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

Lawrence High School Orchestra Pops Concert, 7:30 p.m., LHS, 1901 La., 832-5050.

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