Nocturnal wildlife expedition, City Band concert and more upcoming events

Friday, July 5:

Breakfast for Dinner with the Animals, 6-8 p.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. $15 admission, 2 and under free; enroll online at

Saturday, July 6:

Downtown Lawrence Farmers Market, 7:30-11:30 a.m., 824 New Hampshire St.

Lawrence Bird Alliance: Baker Wetlands Field Trip, 7:30 a.m., meet at southwest parking lot south of Wetlands Discovery Center, 1365 North 1250 Road.

Clinton Church Fourth of July Weekend Community Breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m., 590 North 1200 Road. Open to the public; donations accepted.

Garden Community Work Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Little Prairie Donation Garden, 509 Nigel Drive. All skill levels welcome.

Baldwin City’s Independence Day Celebration 2024, 4:30 p.m., live music 5 p.m., food trucks, kids’ zone, 10 p.m. fireworks show; Baldwin City Golf Course, 1102 Main St. Free admission.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Nighttime Expedition, 8-10 p.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. Explore nocturnal creatures of eastern Kansas. $40; enroll online at

Sunday, July 7:

Restoring Our Landscapes Community Group, 11 a.m.-noon, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Poetry Munch: Nontraditional Masculinity, 10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St. Ages 21 and up; $3 cover.

Tuesday, July 9:

Tues-Grass Jam Sesh, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 1115 Massachusetts St. Bring an instrument or use one provided.

Summer Movie Trivia, doors 7 p.m., trivia 7:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. $5 at the door.

Wednesday, July 10:

Summer Story Time, 10-11:30 a.m., McLain’s Market, 2412 Iowa St.

Farmers Market, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Clinton Parkway Nursery, Clinton Parkway and Wakarusa Drive.

Witches’ Art and Craft Night and Cancerian Birthday Party, 6-10 p.m., Third Eye Sadie’s, 311 N. Second St. Family-friendly event with artists, crafters, snacks, vendor booths, children’s activities.

Lawrence City Band Concert Series: “Americana,” 8 p.m., South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St. Free and open to the public. (See social media for weather relocations.)

Nerd Nite 108: Summer Shorts, doors 7:30 p.m., presentations begin 8 p.m., Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire St. Brief informative talks, social time, raffle prizes. Admission $1.

Astronomy Associates of Lawrence: Summer Public Observing, 9 p.m. (after City Band concert), South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St. (Weather permitting.)

Thursday, July 11:

Veggie Lunch, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., ECM, 1204 Oread Ave. Free community meal; donations appreciated.

KTAG Pop-Up Event: Cashless Tolling, 1-4:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Mass Street Mosey, 5-8 p.m., Downtown Lawrence. Fundraiser for Cottonwood Inc. Tickets at

Main Street Market, 5:30-8:30 p.m., CPA Park, Downtown Eudora. Vendors, food trucks, live entertainment.

NashCares Community Education Series: Minority Mental Health, 6 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. RSVP not required, but appreciated for planning purposes; see

Fundraiser for the Lawrence Humane Society featuring Alexander Diener, 6 p.m., The Nest on Ninth, 1200 Oread Ave.

“Parents of Picky Eaters: Transforming Mealtime Stress,” 6:30 p.m., The Merc, 901 Iowa St. Free class; pre-registration required at

Lawrence Beer and Hymns, 7-9 p.m., Delaware Street Commons, 811 E. 12th St. Community singing meet-up.

Penguin Project: Disney’s “Frozen, Jr.,” 7 p.m., Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive. Tickets at


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