Baldwin in brief
Veterans' Day dinner
American Legion Post No. 228 and Auxiliary Unit No. 228 will have a Veterans' Day potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Legion Hall, 803 High. Members and guests are welcome.
RWD No. 4 to
Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.
needed for gift shop
The American Legion Auxiliary No. 228 is collecting Christmas gift items for Veterans at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Medical Center at Leavenworth. The gifts will be made available to the Veterans to be sent to family members for Christmas gifts. Needed are items such as shirts, sweaters, gloves, toys, games, socks, blankets, pillowcases, kids' clothes, jewelry and billfolds.
Also needed are cheer items for the Veterans such as socks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, pens, tissues, cards, note pads and ball caps.
Cookies are needed also, any kind, as many as you can bake.
Items can be taken to Ethel May Carlson, 118 Seventh St., by Nov. 15.
Schutza and Symphonic
Winds host program
Gary Schutza, principal trumpet with the Kansas City Symphony and Baker music faculty member will present a master class on the trumpet audition material for this year's Kansas State-Wide Honor Band, "Rustiques" by Eugene Bozza at 6 p.m. Thursday. Immediately following the master class, the Baker University Symphonic Winds will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Both events are free and will be in the sanctuary of the Baldwin First United Methodist Church.
Day cards available
Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Anyone who wants to use computer technology to say "thank you" to a veteran can log on to The American Legion website at www.legion.org and send an electronic Veterans Day greeting card.
The site offers e-mail cards representing each military service along with the service song that plays when the card is opened. There is space to write a personal message. The service is free. Cards may be sent through Nov. 12.
Greeting cards may be sent to active duty service men and women also if their military e-mail addresses are known.
for OES dinner
The Worthy Grand Matron, Nancy A. Wentling, and Worthy Grand Patron, Johnnie W. Cowthorn, of the Grand Chapter of Kansas, Order of the Eastern Star will make their Official Visit to Evangeline Chapter No. 162, Wed., Nov. 13. There will be a dinner at 6 p.m. in the dining room of the Masonic Temple. Reservations should be made to Carol Francq by Nov. 7. At 7 p.m. there will be a presentation of 50-year pins by the Worthy Grand Patron. At 7:30, the Worthy Matron, Kathleen Thomas, will call the meeting to order. A reception will follow the meeting. All members are urged to attend.
AAUW to have
The Baldwin Branch of American Association of University Women will have two speakers at Thursday's meeting. The meeting will begin with a 6:30 p.m. dinner at Vintage Park, followed by the program at 7 p.m. Florence Boldridge, director of the Diversity Program for the University of Kansas School of Engineering, and Lynne Lammers, the Branch's scholarship winner to the Project Discovery Camp at KU this past summer, are the speakers.
set for Sunday
The first Animal Fair of Douglas County is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. There will be information booths including: Lawrence Humane Society with information and dogs/puppies for adoption and information about animal care, bite prevention, adoption, cold weather tips, etc.,
Lawrence Animal Control with animal laws, Douglas County Veterinary Medical Association Members with health care information, Animal Outreach of Kansas showing "The Witness,"
Home Sweet Home Pet Resort Heinz Pet Products with product information and tips, Petco with pet supplies, Christal K-9 with grooming and Pet Finder, a national web site with animals for adoption
There will be a bake sale, lectures, vendors, concessions, games for children, and many door prizes.
Proceeds to benefit the Lawrence Humane Society. The Lawrence Humane Society serves all of Douglas County and surrounding areas.