As the dog days of summer wind down, the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center opened its doors for the annual Pooch Plunge on Monday, giving local dogs the opportunity to enjoy the water before the pool is drained for the season.
An old-fashioned Douglas County staple, the Vinland Fair, returned this week with races, music and more. The fair continues through Saturday at the Vinland Fairgrounds at 1736 North 700 Road; for more information and a schedule of events, visit vinlandfair.com.
Crowds flocked to the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Friday for the carnival, the demolition derby and other county fair staples. The fair will wrap up with a full day of events on Saturday, including the popular Bull Bash at 7:30 p.m. For a full schedule of events, go to dgcountyfair.com.