Baldwin in brief
Vinland UM Church
The Annual Chili and Chicken Noodle Supper at Vinland United Methodist Church will be Saturday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.
Artist, lecture series
The Topeka Symphony Orchestra will present a Halloween Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Rice Auditorium as part of the Artist and Lecture Series. The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. John Strickler and the principal clarinetist is Dr. J.D. Parr, a member of the Baker University music faculty. Audience members may dress in costumes. The BCAC will provide cash awards for Best Adult Costume and Best Youth Costume. There will be a judging of costumes at intermission. Treats will be available following the concert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for youth and are available at the Baker business office, Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank, Kansas State Bank and at the door. Season tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for youth. For information contact Susan Buehler at 594-8421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baldwin City Business and Professional Women are sponsoring a donation drive project to coincide with National Business Women's Week. Donations are needed for the Women's Transitional Care Center of Lawrence, an organization designed to provide help for battered women and children in crisis. The BPW will have a table near the post office Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. Items needed are: household cleaning supplies, linens, personal care items, alarm clocks, new underwear, office supplies, solid new t-shirts. For children: diapers, pull-ups, art supplies, water based markers, scissors, books, games, puzzles, nice toys, plastic bins and cash donations.
BPW has scholarships available to students in college or those in the work force planning to continue their education. Applications must be returned by Dec. 31. For information, contact Lisa Robertson at 594-2911.
Citizen of the Week
Morgan Burton has been named Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Burton, 9, is in Nancy Parr's fourth grade class. Her parents are Larry and Diona and her siblings are Megan and Michael. Her friends include Ramie, Kelsi, Megan, Shaleia, Erin, Shalisha, Eileen and Myriah. Her hobbies are shopping, reading, juniors and riding bikes.
Art Affair Gallery
features Tom Russell
The Art Affair Gallery will feature Tom Russell through Nov. 15. The gallery is located at the corner of Seventh and High streets. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Book TALK discusses
caves, waterfalls, rocks
The third in the series of 'Looking for Nature' features "Letters from a Wild State" by James G. Cowan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Cowan discovers a mythical world of caves, waterfalls and rocks in the Australian outback and finds his modern assumptions thrown into question.
Leading the discussion will be Diane Quantic, associate professor of English at Wichita State University. Books can be checked out at the library. The program series has been sponsored by Friends of the Baldwin Public Library and the Kansas Humanities Council.
Club organized for
stay at home moms
A club for stay at home moms will meet at 9:30 a.m., the fourth Monday of every month at the Gardner Church of the Nazarene. For more information, call Linda, 884-2024.
families have reunion
Fifty-five members of the Newland-Rockhold families held a reunion in Baldwin City. Due to more complete descendant research information, the reunion will be renamed the Newland reunion as two more generations have been included.
Members from Kansas attending the reunion were Norma and Scott Sconce, Dottie Newland, Charlene Coates, Mabel Rockhold, Lanaya, Andrew and Casey Coates, Ashley Pearson, Barbara Goff, Jennifer and Jaimie, Brenda and Kenny Roberts, Daniel and Jennifer Coates and Britten, Merle and Sharyl Newland, Pam Bone, Jim and Florence Gilliland, June and Ralph Pine, Jr., Dee Ann Augustus, Rose Marie and Gayle Cook, Tony and Joan Habigar, Fred and Amy Cook and children, Lyndon and Linda Newland and Jay and Doreen Newland.
American Red Cross
hosting blood drive
The Douglas County Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a blood drive Wed., Oct. 30, from noon until 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky streets in Lawrence. No appointment is necessary. All blood types are needed. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health.
Vinland School to
Vinland School will have a carnival Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be a haunted house, moon walk, games for everyone, a prize hunt, a costume contest and adult bingo.
to meet in Lawrence
DivorceCare, a program for separated and divorced people, will meet 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays at the First Christian Church in Lawrence, 1000 Kentucky St. There is a cost of $12 for materials. For information call (785) 843-0679.
captures rodeo title
Rachelle Waters, Wellsville, was named Jr. Miss Central Plains Rodeo Association 2003 at the finals in Hutchinson. Waters won the categories of Modeling/Impromptu, Personal Interview and Photogenic. She will attend C.P.R.A. rodeos in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Waters is the daughter of Reta and Delbert Breithaupt Jr., Wellsville.
The Baldwin City Recreation Commission will be hosting "Monster Bash," a DJ dance party from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Baldwin Elementary School gym. The event is a lock-in program for children in the third through eighth grades. The cost is $7.50 at the door, $5 if the kids come in costume. Refreshments will be provided.
BCRC will be hosting "Spooktacular Surprises" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Baldwin Elementary School gym.
senior pumpkin party
BCRC will be hosting a "Pumpkin Party" from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Baldwin Elementary School gym. There will be pumpkin painting and other Halloween inspired activities. Help pass out candy to Trick-or-Treaters. The cost is $5 at the door, $2.50 if the participants come in costume. Refreshments for the seniors and candy for the kids will be provided.
BCRC will be hosting a daylong camp while school is out from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at Baldwin Elementary School gym. The camp is designed to keep children in kindergarten through the fifth grades active with games, sports and arts and crafts. The cost for camp is $15, and the registration deadline is Oct. 30.
BCRC is extending the registration deadline for youth basketball. Youth basketball is for children in the kindergarten through sixth grades. The cost to participate is $40, $35 for the second child. Please register before Nov. 6.