News in brief
Douglas County 4-H blood drive
Douglas County 4-H will host its summer blood drive 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lawrence Donation Center located at 535 Gateway Drive. Walk-ins are welcome or call Joyce Tallman at 785-843-0225 for appointment. All donors will receive a free cholesterol test. The first 25 donors will also receive a bean bag toy. All donors must weigh 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old. Please bring an ID. For more information contact Amanda Storm at 785-843-5383.
Kansas Blood Services/Community Blood Center is a non-profit organization serving 100% of the blood needs for Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Ransom Memorial Hospital, the Topeka Hospitals and 99% of the blood needs of the Kansas City hospitals. They rely on volunteer blood donors to supply a total of 78 hospitals in 60 counties across Kansas and Missouri.
Pioneers 4-H Club May meeting
The May meeting of Pioneers 4-H Club was called to order by president Tom Wilson. The Flag Salute was led by Sam Wilson. Roll call was answered by "What are you doing for the summer?"
Amanda Storm from the Kansas Blood Service spoke about the importance of giving blood. The blood drive will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, at Kansas Blood Service.
Linda Clay announced that the county wide Dog Project group will meet at 6:30, Friday evenings at Retke Kennels instead of Saturdays.
Tessa Dick gave a project talk on "Bringing your puppy home." Stacie Rudman gave a talk on "Things you can do for a citizenship project."
Allyson Voss gave a talk on "Photography" and Casey Wagner gave a talk on "Have you ever wondered how to get your pictures 3-dimensional instead of flat?"
Next month's meeting will be at the farm of Larry Wilson at 4 p.m. June 25. The Club will be having a mini fair and a cookout.
UMW summer salad luncheon
Esther Circle, Dorcas Circle and members at large will be hosting a summer salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. June 8 at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth Street. Donations will be accepted at the door.
The Baldwin Senior Center will be sponsoring a trip to Union Station, KC, Mo and if time permits Crown Center, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15. Fees are donation only, however $10 is suggested (lunch and other shopping is at your expense). For reservations call Liz at the Senior Center, 785-594-2409.
Clement McCrae puppet Library reading program
Baldwin City Public Library Summer Reading Program presents the
Clement McCrae Puppet Company, a musical marionette show, 10 a.m. today, sponsored by Baldwin State Bank.
Indian Storyteller Benny Smith from Haskell Indian Nations University will be the guest at 10 a.m. June 14 sharing interesting tales.
UMW meeting Ives Chapel
The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet Wednesday, June 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the home of Ava Cummings for a general meeting and breakfast on the patio. The business agenda includes planning for the Annual July ice cream social.
Meeting RWD 4
Rural Water District #4, Douglas County will have its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Conference room of the district office.
June 2000 Art Affair exhibit
Art Affair gallery in conjunction with Baker University will host the June 2000 Art Affair Exhibit showcasing a wide variety of local artists. The opening reception will be 7 to 9 p.m. June 16 at 622 High Street.
June 16 is also Baldwin City's Community Art Walk, an event highlighting local artists through downtown businesses.
The June 2000 exhibit features two-dimensional work as paintings, photographs and prints and numerous three-dimensional works. "A Medley of New Experiences" will be on exhibit at Art Affair form June 16 until July 14. For information contact Sarah Keith or call 594-7470. The show and opening reception are free. Everyone is welcome.