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Today in Lawrence: Farmers’ market and the science of storytelling

The Lawrence Farmers' Market draws fans young and old with fresh food from local vendors.

The Lawrence Farmers' Market draws fans young and old with fresh food from local vendors.

June 24, 2014

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Ah, summer!

Finally, a summer day we can be proud of! The high of 86 is warm without being blistering and the evening might bring a little rain and lightning, perfect for an evening on the porch or for sleeping. Enjoy it while you can, because while Wednesday and Thursday promise cooler temperatures, there are more storms in the forecast.

Get it fresh

Things are heating up, and the produce is really rolling in. Get what makes your stomach happy at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market. Local farmers and vendors have everything from produce to flowers and more. Be there from 4 to 6 p.m. at the parking lot at 824 New Hampshire St.

Science on tap

What if scientists could convey their work as compellingly as professional writers, journalists and moviemakers? Would the world be a different place? Science communicator and writer Brendan Lynch will talk about skills scientists (and others) can use to connect people to their work, no matter how esoteric. You might want to sample a brew while you listen at Science on Tap: Scientists as Storytellers, 7:30-9 p.m., Free State Brewing Co., 636 Massachusetts St.

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More June 24 events

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., and 6 p.m., west side of South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.

Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 4-6 p.m., parking lot at 824 New Hampshire St.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County volunteer information, 5:15 p.m., 2518 Ridge Court.

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., west side of South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.

Lonnie Ray’s open jam session, 6-10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St., no cover.

Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Gamer Night, 8 p.m., Burger Stand at the Casbah, 803 Massachusetts St., free.

Free State Festival events on June 25

All events at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., unless otherwise specified. See full schedule at lawrenceartscenter.org.

4-6 p.m., VIP Cocktail Party at Pachamamas, 800 New Hampshire St.

6:30 p.m., FILM Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty, Lawrence Arts Center main stage, $6.

8:30 p.m., Johnny Winter concert at 940 New Hampshire, opening band TBD 7:30 p.m. (free — VIP passholder area).

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