Baldwin in brief
Jazz concert scheduled
at Baker University
The Baker University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of J.D. Parr, will perform a concert in Rice Auditorium, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Baker Dixieland Combo, under the direction of Ray James, will also perform. Guest soloist for Thursday's concert will be alto saxophonist Will Campbell, Director of Jazz Studies at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla. Campbell was a member of the Harry Connic, Jr. Orchestra for a number of years. The concert is free and open to the public.
Baker will host its Fifth Annual Invitational Jazz Festival Friday. Nine high schools will be competing for ratings. Will Campbell will be the lead judge for the festival and will perform with the Baker Jazz Ensemble in a special noon-time concert. All events take place at Rice Auditorium and are free and open to the public.
McCollum elected to
Susan McCollum, Baldwin City, was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan and nongovernmental organization governed by a 63-member board of directors, the majority of whom are classroom teachers.
There are presently about 74 nationally certified teachers in Kansas and 16,000 nationwide. Their website is www.nbpts.org.
McCollum, who received her national certification in 1998, is a sixth-grade teacher in the Santa Fe Trails School District.
ECKAN to distribute
ECKAN will distribute food items to eligible Baldwin residents Thursday at the American Legion Hall, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Bring a sack or box if possible.
First Place earned
for BHS students
A team representing Baldwin High School earned first place honors in the 4A classification at the annual Math Day competition held recently at Washburn University, Topeka. Students from 28 Kansas and Missouri schools participated.
Team members were Katherine Lammers, daughter of Jana Jern and Ed Lammers; Rachel Miles, daughter of Deanna Miles and David Miles and Danielle Reed, daughter of Philip Reed and Ericka Reed.
Awards were based on scores earned in a competitive examination.
Topeka Symphony to
perform at Washburn
The Topeka Symphony will perform Sunday in White Concert Hall, Washburn University, at 3 p.m. A free concert preview will be presented by Dr. Luis Millan at 2 p.m. in the Choral Room adjacent to the Concert Hall. For information, contact the Symphony office at (785) 232-2032.
Artist, lecture series
presents KC Brass
The Kansas City Brass will appear in concert on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church as part of the Artist and Lecture Series. Their first recording was released in 1994 and is a collection of sacred and secular Christmas music entitled "A Kansas City Christmas." Their second release was "No Strings Attached." The program will include light classics as well as Christmas favorites along with "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Tickets are on sale at the three Baldwin banks and the University business office, 594-8306 or may be purchased at the door. Adults are $6 and youth tickets are $3.
Churches unite for
A community Thanksgiving celebration will be at Worden United Methodist Church Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Fellowship and cookies will be served after the service. Churches involved in the program are Clinton, Washington Creek, Lone Star, St. John's and Worden. Everyone is welcome.
Citizen of the Week
Paige Griggs has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Griggs, 6, is in Jean Reimer's first grade class. Her parents are Darrel and Chris and her siblings are Lauren and Tyler. Her friends include Hannah, Isabella, Jenna and Katie. She likes to read, swim and collect horse pictures.
Bizarre Bazaar to
be in Lawrence
More than 60 Lawrence artists will present the 13th Annual Bizarre Bazaar Sat., Nov. 30, at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bazaar will feature unique gifts, baked goods and local musicians. Admission is free. For more information, call Emma at (785) 841-9870.
Bert Nash offers
The Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center invites you to free screenings for depression, manic-depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress conducted by mental health professionals from 11 .m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Praise Temple Church of God In Christ, 315 East Seventh Street, Lawrence.
For more information contact the Bert Nash Center at (785) 843-9192.