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Cookie sale aims to help fund Lawrence Arts Center Preschool

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2011/nov/30/225774/ Kids and cookies go together like Santa and his reindeer. And for some Lawrence kids, cookies are just what they need to help bring holiday cheer to their preschool. The Lawrence Arts Center Preschool Cookie Sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday as a fundraiser for the award-winning preschool, which ...

A concert with all that Jazz: KPR presents "A Big Band Christmas"

Sarah Henning

**UPDATE:** Phil Wilke of KPR notified Lawrence.com that Kevin Mahogany has been injured and cannot travel to Saturday's concert. Replacing him will be Kansas City jazz singer Ron Gutierrez. The concert will go on as planned. http://www.lawrence.com/users/shenning/photos/2011/nov/30/225741/ Jazz lovers will get an early Christmas present again this year from Kansas ...

Keeping a lid on the party (an ode to Pinterest)

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/users/shenning/photos/2011/nov/29/225681/ As a working mom, a lot of the time I'm pretty horrible at following through. I will get all excited about something and then not have enough time/energy/remaining braincells to actually do it. I could give you examples, but honestly they're endless, just ask my friends and family. Anyway, ...

Save some of that Black Friday cash for two specialty markets

Sarah Henning

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/nov/26/203391/ If you plan on avoiding the big box stores like the plague on Black Friday, may we suggest instead checking out two Lawrence originals for gifts? Each year, the Bizarre Bazaar and The Free Trade Holiday Market open their doors after Thanksgiving to shoppers looking to buy a locally ...

Show your support for the arts and young artists at Van Go's "Adornment"

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2011/nov/21/225193/ If you think someone on your holiday gift list would love the idea of helping out a young artist while receiving something beautiful, look no further than Van Go's holiday show: "Adornment." The show and fundraiser will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Van Go Mobile Arts' ...

Are you a writer? The Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award deadline is Dec. 16

Sarah Henning

Like to write? How'd you like $500 for your words? The Lawrence Arts Center and the Raven Book Store are calling for submissions to the 2012 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award. The award is given to one poet and one fiction writer, and each winner receives $500. To be eligible: ...

Junk food logic: Congress makes pizza a vegetable, what to do?

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2011/nov/18/225022/ I'm hoping most of you had the same reaction as I did when news came earlier this week that Congress had proposed to make [pizza a vegetable][1] within the confines of the school lunch program: "Oh, that makes sense." Not that I think it's right. And not that I ...

KU music students to perform works written by KU professors, other composers

Sarah Henning

Love music? Love it even more if it's free? You'll want to be at Swarthout Recital Hall in Kansas University's Murphy Hall at 7:30 Friday night. That's when the KU student musicians will perform original compositions from the university staff as well as American composer George Crumb. The event, called ...

The bird and my dad's word: Giving thanks for precision

Sarah Henning

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2011/feb/20/224854/ If you got your paper this morning or checked Lawrence.com yesterday (or even today), you may have seen that we revamped our [Thanksgiving Survival Guide][1] that debuted last year. Basically, our guide is meant to be a handy "Cliff's Notes" to get you through the trials and tribulations of ...

How much time do you spend preparing meals?

Sarah Henning

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/oct/18/200662/ The good folks over at the USDA have put together a report on how much time Americans spend on food. And the numbers are surprising — to me, at least. I feel like half my life is spent in the kitchen — washing, chopping, whisking and cleaning —yet according ...

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