Lawrence and area events for Thursday, Sept. 20

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Today, Sept. 20

Free State Festival:

Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (unless otherwise noted).

Partner Event: Citizen Jane:Battle for the City, 7-9 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

Film: Meow Wolf: Origin Story, 8-10 p.m.

Don’t Miss:

League of Women Voters Hot Topic: Domestic Violence, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.

More Events:

Red Dog’s Dog Days Fitness Program, 6 a.m. & 6 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 E. Indian Ave.

Kaw Valley Bridge Club, lessons 8:30 a.m., mentor game 9:30 a.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120.

Willow Drop-in, 9 a.m.-noon, Atrium Study, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Toddler Storytime, 9:30-10 a.m. & 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

FSHS Homecoming Assembly, 9:35-10:15 a.m., Free State High School Gym, 4700 Overland Drive.

Skillbuilders: Lifestyle Changes, 10-11:30 a.m., Brandon Woods Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive.

Drum Circle with Emily Bachert, 11:30 a.m.-noon, The Toy Store, 936 Massachusetts St.

Kiwanis Club of Lawrence, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire St.

Lawrence Toastmasters, 12:05-12:55 p.m., Capitol Federal (formerly Capital City Bank), 740 New Hampshire St.

Behind the Bricks: Informal Watkins Tour, 2-2:30 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 New Hampshire St.

Scrabble, 3:30-6:30 p.m., J&S Coffee, 4821 W. Sixth St.

Genealogy and Local History Drop-In, 4-5 p.m., Osma Local History Room, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Teen Zone Cafe, 4-5:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Cottin’s Outdoor Farmers Market, 4-6:30 p.m., 1832 Massachusetts St.

Grassland Heritage Foundation Fall Native Plant Sale, 4-6:30 p.m., Cottin’s Farmers Market, 1832 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence Superintendent of Schools’ Listening & Learning Tour, 5-6:30 p.m., West Middle School, 2700 Harvard Road.

Supt. Anthony Lewis: Listening and Learning Tour, 5-6:30 p.m., West Middle School, 2700 Harvard Rd.

Reading & Book Signing: Michelle Tea: Against Memoir:Complaints, Confessions & Critisms, 6 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Historic Resources Commission meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Camp Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.

Third Thursday Book Club, 7 p.m., above John Brown’s Underground, 7 E. Seventh St.

Library Storytime, 7-7:45 p.m. Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Action Civics, 7-8:30 p.m., Auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Write Club, 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room B, 707 Vermont St.

KU Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Weekly Tango Lessons and Dancing, 7:30-10:30 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.


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Friday, Sept. 21

Free State Festival:

Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (unless otherwise noted).

Partner Event: Keeping Legends Alive, 10 a.m. – Sat., 7 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 Indian Ave.

Ideas: When Women Wrote Hollywood: Book Talk & Signing with Laura Kirk, 2-3:30 p.m., Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Ln.

Art: Mind Expanding VR Experience. Luke DuBois, 3 p.m.- 9/22 9 p.m.

Ideas: Red Hot Research: 4-6 p.m.

Film: The Price of Everything, 5-7 p.m.

Partner Event: The Watkins Building: 130 Years Young, 5 p.m.- 9/22 5 p.m., 1047 Massachusetts St.

Film: Mankiller, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations, E. Indian Ave.

Art: Johanna Winters: The Middle Tell, 7:30-8 p.m.

Partner Event: Atlas Obscura: Kansas Edition, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

Partner Event: Pass-Holder Reception: Late Night at The Burger Stand, 9-11 p.m., 803 Massachusetts St.

Don’t Miss:

Pilot Club Antique Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds building 21, 2120 Harper St.

More Events:

Library Storytime, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Community Resource Clinic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Meeting Room B, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120.

Tween Club: Perler Beads (grades 3-5), 3:30-5 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

FSHS Homecoming Parade 4-5:30 p.m., Game 7 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Dr. Parade starts at Wakarusa & Overland Drive.

Teen Zone Cafe, 4-5:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Perry Lecompton Farmers Market, 4-6:30 p.m., 24 Highway and Ferguson Road.

AB’s Fried Chicken, 5-7 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St.

Author Laura Moriarty: American in the current national culture, 7 p.m. Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Casual Bridge, 6:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120.

American Heart: An Interfaith Perspective, 7 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.


Saturday, Sept. 22

Free State Festival:

Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (unless otherwise noted).

Partner Event: Rev It Up! Hot Rod Hullabaloo, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

Film: The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales, 10-11:30 a.m.

Film: Sadie, noon-2 p.m.

Ideas: Enemy of the People? Newspaper Reporting in the era of #FakeNews, noon-1:30 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.

Art: Synthesizer Performance: Luke DuBois, 2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Film: William Allen White: What’s the Matter with Kansas, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

Pass-Holder Reception: Happy Hour, 4-5:30 p.m., Crystals Spot, 704 Massachusetts St.

Film: Burden, 6-8:30 p.m.

Music: Fantastic Negrito, 9-11 p.m.

Don’t Miss:

Pilot Club Antique Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds building 21, 2120 Harper St.

More Events:

Red Dog’s Haskell 2 mile run, 7:30 a.m., Cross Country Course, Haskell University, 155 E. Indian Ave.

Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m.-noon, 824 New Hampshire St.

Community Workshops Open House, 8 a.m.-noon, Premier Martial Arts, 3201 Clinton Parkway Court.

Monarch Watch: Tagging Event, 8 a.m.-noon, Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, 1365 North 1250 Road.

Divide and Multiply: Seed Collection, Plant Propagation and Winter Garden Prep, 9 a.m., KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden, 1865 East 1600 Road.

Jayhawk Model Masters: “Big Bird” Fly-In, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clinton International Model Airport, 3.1 m w. of Hwy 59 on rd 458.

Keeping Legends Alive, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 Indian Ave.

Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine St.

Cuentacuentos: Spanish Storytime (all ages), 10:30-11 a.m. Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Free Concert: Rockabilly Music Fest, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

Tail Wagging Readers (grades K-5), 1-2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

American Legion Bingo, 6:45 p.m., American Legion Post 14, 3408 W. Sixth St.

Trevor Noah, 7:30 p.m., Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

FSHS Homecoming Dance: Ancient Greece, 8-11 p.m., Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.


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