Go, See, Do: Sertoma 48 BarBQ Cook-Off, Parade of Homes and more

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Dave Childers, left, gives his opinion of just-out-of-the-smoker ribs to teammate Keith Pearson at the 2017 Lawrence Sertoma Club 48 BarBQ contest, Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Broken Arrow Park.

Nearly 50 barbecue teams will square off at Saturday’s Sertoma 48 BarBQ Cook-Off, serving up their best pork, brisket, chicken and ribs for a chance to compete in the American Royal’s World Series of Barbecue in September.

For $6 each round, visitors can taste the contest entries and vote for their favorite team. Round one of the competition begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, and round two is at 12:30 p.m. The event is cash only, and tickets can only be purchased at the event.

The annual contest is sponsored by the Lawrence Sertoma Club, a local community service organization. All 48 contestants are members of the Kansas City Barbeque Society and the event is sanctioned by the KCBS. Saturday’s grand champion will move on to the American Royal contest.

For more information, visit lawrencesertoma.com.

Day of Creativity at the Spencer

On Saturday, visitors to the University of Kansas’ Spencer Museum of Art can get hands-on experience with a number of creative disciplines at the museum’s Day of Creativity.

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Visitors enjoy a hands-on activity at the 2018 Day of Creativity. This year’s event is from 1 to 4 p.m Saturday, at the Spencer Museum of Art, 1301 Mississippi St.

A variety of university and community partners will offer more than 15 demonstrations, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages, according to a news release from the museum. Some activities include creating a plant press, recording oral histories and writing poetry inspired by the art on display at the museum. Performers at the event will include the band Balacobaco do Brasil and acrobats from The Last Carnival.

The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 1301 Mississippi St. Admission is free.

Spring Parade of Homes

Visit some of the newest houses in Lawrence during the Spring Parade of Homes, which is scheduled for this weekend and the next.

More than 20 homes will be open for tours as part of the event, which is sponsored by the Lawrence Home Builders Association. Admission is free, and no tickets are required. A map of the houses on the tour is available at the Parade of Homes website, lawrenceparade.com.

The homes will be open from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, as well as May 4 and 5.


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