Victoria Secondine, an incoming senior at Lawrence High School and an apprentice artist at Van Go Mobile Arts, works on her painting skills. Secondine and other artists will be featured June 18 at the What Floats Your Boat fundraiser for Van Go.
Above, Ben and Heidi Nelson balance their children, 18-month-old Liesl and 3-year-old Finn, on a floating stump at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. The Nelsons started both of their children in swimming lessons when they were 6 months old.
Liesl Nelson, 18 months, grabs the side of the pool at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center as her mother, Heidi, helps her float.
Kenny Eaton's Pinto has the vanity tag "X PLOD," he says, because "KABOOM" was already taken. The plate is a reference to the car's reputation for catching fire when hit from behind, which has largely been disproved since the 1970s.
Kenny Eaton, Topeka, stands with his 1975 Ford Pinto, which he purchased three years ago. Eaton plans to participate in the Pinto Stampede, a cross-country rally that will be in northeastern Kansas May 29-30.
Justin Hoffman holds his 3-year-old son, Caden, as they listen to a story at Prairie Park Nature Center. Hoffman, a first-time visitor to the Daddy and Me playgroup, said he was seeking other dads to talk to about their experiences.
Brian Vancil holds his 8-month-old daughter, Tessa, as she pets a toad at Prairie Park Nature Center. They were attending a February outing of the Daddy and Me Playgroup.
Richard Walker, music director for LAC Voices, conducts singers during a recent rehearsal at Nichols Hall on Kansas University's West Campus. The group, in its first semester, will perform Saturday (Dec. 4) at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Erin Riley rehearses with LAC Voices.
Members of LAC Voices, from left, Ben Markley, Hannah Markley, Lily Lancaster, Sophie Laufer, Katie Gaches and Erin Riley rehearse for an upcoming performance. Many of the singers say "Glee" has helped spark their interest in choral pop music.
Morgan Edens and Kerrie Leinmiller-Renick sing during a rehearsal of LAC Voices. The group performs its first concert on Saturday. (Dec. 4)
Jolie Mcwhirt, 5, demonstrates the proper way to hold a baby. Her mother, Christy Mcwhirt, is expecting a girl in November.
Teri Ediger teaches her daughter, Addison, 4, the proper way to hold a baby using a doll during a Tyke Hyke class at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Betty Pickerel, an educator with Lawrence Memorial Hospital, reads a story about having a new brother or sister to children participating in a Tyke Hyke class given in October 2010. From left are Evan Torres, 4; Jolie Mcwhirt, 5; Addison Ediger, 4; and Anne Cross, 3.
Jinyoung Cho, doctoral student in cello performance from Seoul, South Korea, rehearses with the KU Symphony Orchestra for Friday’s Collage Concert.
Yen-Ping Chen, a KU junior from Taipei, Taiwan, looks for a cue during a practice for this week's Collage Concert at the KU School of Music.
Landry Koester, left, colors with Helen Henry at the Koesters’ home in central Lawrence. Sitting in back are Landry’s parents, Corey and Kari Koester. The Koesters became close friends with the Henrys shortly after the Henrys moved to the block.
Landry Koester asks coloring advice from her father, Corey Koester. At right is her mother, Kari Koester, and sitting in the background are Rebecca and Eric Henry. In the foreground is the Henrys’ daughter, Helen. The two families often share dinner and playdates, with only half a block separating their homes.