Archive for Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Baldwin in brief

August 21, 2002

Baldwin Bird Club

to have picnic

The first activity of the season for the Baldwin Bird Club will be a potluck supper today at 6 p.m. in the Black Jack Cabin on U.S. Highway 56, east of Baldwin. Regular meetings are at the Baldwin Elementary School every third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in birds may attend.

Red Cross blood

drive is scheduled

The Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross will be having a blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky, Lawrence. Appointments can be made by calling toll free (888) 719-8929, however, walk-ins are welcome.

There is an urgent need for blood of all types, but there is a particular shortage of O-positive and O-negative blood. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and in general good health.

ECKAN to distribute

food items

The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Baldwin City participants Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion Hall. Bring a sack or box for food items.

Book discussion series

beginning September

Friends of Baldwin City Library are hosting a three-part book discussion series September through November on the theme "Looking for Nature." Programs are at the Library, 800 Seventh St. The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council as part of its "Talk About Literature in Kansas" (TALK) program. The Council's Resource Center is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Baldwin City TALK series.

The first meeting is scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Al Pursell of Kansas City, Kansas Community College will lead a discussion of "Coming into the Country," John McPhee's search for nature in America's last frontier, Alaska. Books are available at the library.

TALK group participants will read "Desert Solitaire," (Oct. 10) and "Letters from a Wild State," (Nov. 7). For information, contact the library at 594-3411.

Worden UM Church

hosts Alpha course

Worden United Methodist Church will be hosting an Alpha course on Tuesday evenings this fall. A kick-off event will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 3 miles west of Baldwin Junction, when the course will be introduced. The free course starts Sept. 10. No reservations are required. Childcare is provided during the kick-off and throughout the course. For more information, call 594-7598 or 594-3300.

ORC cancels pool

events for the week

The following events have been canceled because of the early closing of the pool. The 50-year-old and older Senior Luau on Thursday and the Friday Fun Nite for Grades 3 through 6 scheduled for Friday are both cancelled.

Light Center to

celebrate festival

The Light Center, 1542 Woodson Road, Baldwin City, will be having a Blackberry Festival beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30. There will be a yard sale all day to benefit the non-profit retreat and workshop center. A potluck will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by music with Mark Gossman, Richard Mekdeci and Lesly Lewandowski. Donations welcome. Call for directions, (785) 255-4583.

BHS class of 1982

reunion changed

The BHS class of 1982 has changed the location of its 20-year class reunion. It's now at 7 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Johnny's Tavern in North Lawrence. The picnic and school tour have been cancelled. Call Wendi (785) 594-6641or Christina (785) 749-0749 with questions or email

Bert Nash offers

parenting classes

The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center offers parenting classes through a seven-week course called Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP). Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays of each session. The next available STEP sessions are: Sept. 4-Oct. 16, Jan. 8-Feb. 19, 2003, and May 7-June 18, 2003. Call Laura Witt, STEP Coordinator, at (785) 830-3420 for more information or to sign up!

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