Weekend Guide: Ploughman’s Lunch; a memorial concert for Bill Lee; Holiday Bazaar; Veterans Day Run
This weekend features and old-fashioned food tradition, a tribute to a local music icon, the handmade arts and crafts of the Holiday Bazaar, and a run to benefit our veterans.
Ploughman’s Lunch and Trinity Treasures Sale
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St.
Based on the traditional English pub lunch, this long-standing tradition offers patrons a choice of soup (this year’s selections are French onion, Tuscan minestrone and white chili) with cheese, bread and apple pie for $8 per meal.
The annual Trinity Treasures and Bake Sale promise a variety of handmade items (including sweaters, scarves, gloves, hand-sewn quilts and home decorations) and a variety of baked goods.
Lunch is served at 11 a.m., while the sales run the entirety of the event. All proceeds benefit Douglas County charities, including Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK), Douglas County CASA, Health Care Access, Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry and the Willow Domestic Violence Center.
A Memorial Concert to Celebrate the Life of Bill Lee
7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.
Friends and family of the late Bill Lee, founder and president emeritus of the Kansas Music Hall of Fame, will honor the local music and radio icon with a memorial concert.
Kansas City’s Riverrock will be on hand with live music, and anyone who would like to join in onstage is welcome.
Lee, who also worked as program manager at KLWN and KLZR in the 1970s and ’80s, died at age 68 last month in Lawrence.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
Cross a few items off your shopping list a little early this year at the 39th annual Holiday Bazaar, hosted by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department.
Handmade arts and crafts — including pottery, paintings, stained glass and jewelry from local and regional artists — will be on hand as well as holiday music throughout the event.
For more information, contact Duane Peterson, the city’s special events supervisor, at 832-7940.
2015 Veterans Day Run
9 a.m. Sunday, Memorial Stadium, 1101 Maine St.
Lace up those sneakers for a good cause this weekend at the annual Veterans Day Run, which kicks off Sunday morning at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
The charity event, which benefits the KU Wounded Warrior Scholarship Fund and the KU Student Veterans Association, will take runners past the campus’ war memorials before returning to Memorial Stadium for “fun and festivities.”
Participants can pick up their 5K Run packets at Ad Astra Running, 16 E. Eighth St., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or starting at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race.
To learn more, including how to register, visit www.kualumni.org.