Today in LawrenceToday in Lawrence is an early-morning digest of essential and not-so-essential info to start your day in Lawrence and Douglas County. Click here for past installments.
Summer's holding on
There was some prattle on Facebook last week that suggested a nip of fall might be in the air. Don't get ahead of yourself, everyone. Today's high is forecast for 94 degrees and a super-sticky 71 percent humidity. , The low is expected to be 69, with a 50 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms during the night as the humidity rises even higher.
You started that quilt, then lost steam. Or maybe you just didn't know how to proceed from there. At its August meeting, the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild has the expertise to help you take the next step. Betty New will present, “I’ve Made a Quilt Top. What Do I Do Now?!” for beginning free motion quilting from 7 to 9 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St. Finish up that project, and learn enough to tackle a new one!
All that jazz
It's never too late to find your rhythm. Professional jazz singer Donna Tucker will direct the Nine Four-O jazz vocal show choir for eighth- to 12th-graders, and auditions are today. Students should prepare a jazz, contemporary or musical theater piece and bring sheet music. Auditions run from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.
- Man jumps into Kansas river in attempt to elude police
- Two-alarm fire damages home in North Lawrence
- Some Lawrence residents say 10-foot smoking rule not being enforced
More Aug. 18 events
Domestic Violence 101, 3-4 p.m., The Willow Domestic Violence Center, call 331-2034 extension 104 for location.
Lawrence Bike Club Summer Fun Ride, 6:15 p.m. mechanical tips, 6:30 p.m. ride, starts at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold Drive.
Lecompton City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Lecompton City Hall, 327 Elmore St.
Baldwin City Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., City Hall, 803 S. Eighth St.