Holiday Happenings & Gift Catalog 2006

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Downtown parade back for 14th year
November 26, 2006
Radio stations start up the holiday music Nov. 1. Retailers put out their Christmas wares before Halloween’s over.
Just kid stuff
Lawrence sites offer creative ventures for children during the holidays
November 26, 2006
There’s no shortage of engaging activities for Lawrence youngsters as the holiday season approaches.
20 years later, Shelter fundraiser spruced up
Festival of Trees raises spirits
November 26, 2006
When her husband volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club, Janine Colter never guessed how much joy it would bring to her life.
Musical magic
Vespers, chorale plan performances to enchant longtime audiences
November 26, 2006
When Amy Luckenbill remembers Kansas University vespers, she reminisces about the thrill of conducting and the joy of singing. But her favorite memories are set backstage, where the energy truly peaked.
Health Care Access Clinic offers sneak peek
New residences featured in home tour
November 26, 2006
Last year’s Holiday Homes Tour was a fundraising first for the Health Care Access Clinic, raising nearly $8,000.
Lawrence Express Network marks 5th year
November 26, 2006
The American Business Women’s Assn.’s Lawrence Express Network will celebrate their fifth anniversary in conjunction with a holiday party at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14 in the Crystal Ballroom of the Eldridge Hotel.
Sweet plans
Gingerbread House Auction so popular it’s outgrowing the hotel site
November 26, 2006
When it comes time to stuff invitation envelopes, Becky Price knows that the year’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters Gingerbread House Auction is drawing near.
JAMS Apprentice artists announce sale
November 26, 2006
Van Go Mobile Arts Gallery will be selling original holiday gifts by JAMS Apprentice-Artists for the holiday season.
Farmers, vendors offer unique niche
Holiday market back with local gifts
November 26, 2006
Vendors at the Lawrence Farmers Market carry a lot of select products. Customers know who to go to for tomatoes, for green peppers or colorful wildflowers.
Change of scene
Lawrence Arts Center changes holiday focus to ‘The Snow Queen’
November 26, 2006
Snow castles, hobgoblins and reindeer are just a few of the magical elements featured in the Lawrence Arts Center’s new holiday play, “The Snow Queen.”
Festival of the nativities
Church displays bring sense of peace
November 26, 2006
The holidays are a time for shopping, cooking, wrapping and, well, more shopping.
Art for anyone
Lawrence Art Guild’s holiday fair makes fine gifts accessible to all
November 26, 2006
Holiday Art Fair organizer Patty Boyer says part of the fun of the annual event is when it’s almost over.
How to help
Volunteering, donations make holidays special for all ages, needs
November 26, 2006
The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, but reaching out to strangers in need is a heart-warming way to share the spirit of the season. Here are some volunteer and donation opportunities, compiled by Margaret Perkins-McGuinness with the Roger Hill Volunteer Center.
Here’s a tip: Service industry appreciates gestures
How do you say thanks around the holidays?
November 26, 2006
The holidays are a festive time of year for most Lawrence residents.
Toplikar: Type of lights can cut energy costs
November 26, 2006
It was a gloomy Sunday afternoon.
Hors d’oeuvres for the holidays
November 26, 2006
Robert Scoular has a simple rule when it comes to holiday entertaining.
Critter Care:
Holidays pose special stressors, dangers for pets
November 26, 2006
It is the season to beg for stuff. My technique isn’t that good, though. I don’t really believe that my whining will get me the new car I want, so I’m thinking of studying the tactics my pets use to get stuff. It seems to work unfailingly for them.
Events kick off for Toys for Tots
November 26, 2006
Douglas County’s Toys for Tots program kicks off this Saturday, with collections intended to go to needy children at Christmastime.
Homemade wreaths make simple project
November 26, 2006
The holiday season is full of life as festive decorations spread holiday cheer.
KU students announce art sale
November 26, 2006
Kansas University’s School of Fine Arts and the Departments of Art and Design will host the Annual Art & Design Holiday Sale this week, featuring the sale of more than 100 students’ works.