Baldwin in brief
chicken noodle supper
The Citizens For Baldwin City is having a chicken noodle supper Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Cost is $5 for individuals or $20 for a family. The proceeds will go toward the community Fourth of July event.
Ives Chapel UMW
The Evening Circle of Ives United Methodist Church will host its Mother-Daughter Annual Banquet tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the church. A program will follow the banquet.
Blood drive to
be in Lawrence
The American Red Cross will have a blood drive Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 10th and Kentucky, Lawrence. Walk-ins are welcome. All blood types are needed.
UMW to meet
at Ives Chapel
The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at noon April 16 in Fellowship Hall. Dolores Kalb will present the program, "Lent/Easter -- A Story Within a Story." Joy Uthoff is hostess.
Area churches sponsor
Good Friday services
Several southwest Douglas County churches are sponsoring a portrayal and diorama of the Last Summer with Holy Communion and a candlelight service on Good Friday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Creek Church of the Brethren, 609 E. 550 Road, Lawrence. Churches sponsoring the event are Clinton Presbyterian, Country Community Church, Lone Star Church of the Brethren, St. John's United Church of Christ, Washington Creek Church of the Brethren and Worden United Methodist. Everyone is welcome.
Artist and Lecture
has final event
The final event on the Baker University Artist and Lecture Series will feature the Wichita Chamber Chorale under the direction of Dr. Michael Pohlenz. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 26 at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church. The members represent music educators and professional musicians from the region, as well as individuals from a wide variety of professions, all who possess a love of singing. Tickets are on sale or may be purchased at the door. Adult tickets are $8 and youth tickets are $5. Contact Susan Buehler 594-7421 for information.
Fourteen Baldwin Junior High School vocal music students and two instrumentalists attended the Washburn University Solo Festival Sat., Mar. 8, in Topeka. The following students earned a 2, or excellent rating: Tracie Bacon, Colby Heckathorne, Katie Sigvaldson, Carly Young and Brandon Reed. A 1, or superior rating, was awarded to Callie Craig, Sarah Bezek, Gen Busby, Jillian Hay, Kim Gilges, Mary Clippinger, Lauren Johnson and Emily Krysztof.
ECKAN to distribute
The ECKAN Agency will distribute food items to eligible Douglas County commodity participants in Baldwin City from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Thurs., April 24 at the American Legion Hall. Bring a box or sack to carry food items.
Pittsburg State honors
Dustin Gilges, Pittsburg State University senior and 1999 Baldwin High School graduate, has been awarded the Peter Kiewit Scholarship and the Distinguished Senior Award in the Automotive Technology Program for the Spring Semester. Upon graduation in May, Gilges will be employed at Corporate Caterpillar in Peoria, Ill.
Jacob Bovee named
Citizen of the Week
Jacob Bovee has been selected Citizen of the Week at Baldwin Elementary School. Bovee, 7, is in Helene Gesink's second grade class. His parents are Matthew and Alison and his siblings are Hannah and Nick. Friends include Austin K., Nick H., Steven and Zachary G. He likes to swing, ride bikes and play Game Boy.
hosts spring festival
Sacred Heart Church and School will host its Spring Festival on Sat., April 26, 6:30 to 11 p.m. in the Parish Center at Fourth and Cedar streets, Ottawa. There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet, games, music, raffles and a silent auction including Chiefs and Indy tickets, weekend get-away packages, condo stays, theme baskets and more. Must be 21. Tickets available for donation by calling Sacred Heart at (785) 242-2174.
Appraisal fair to
be in Ottawa
Ottawa Community Arts Council will host an Antique Appraisal Fair on Sat., April 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Carnegie Cultural Center, Fifth and South Main streets, Ottawa. Reserve a time slot by calling (785) 242-8478, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Another Old Time Radio Show" will be presented Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Cultural Center, Fifth and South Main streets, Ottawa. Tickets are $5 and children 12 and under are $3 at the door.
Baldwin City Community Theatre still has some parts to cast for teen boys for this summer's production of "Bye Bye Birdie." Also need some adults and children for crowd scenes. Those wanting to audition can come to the BCCT Offices at 816 High St. from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday. Director for the production is Medora Davidison at (785) 242-5636.
The Baldwin Bird Club will have its monthly meeting Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Baldwin Grade School at Seventh and Chapel streets. The April meeting will be "Birdwatching in England," presented by Roger Boyd, Professor of Biology at Baker University. Roger and his wife Jan had the opportunity to spend the Fall 2002 semester in England. The Boyd's traveled there with five students from Baker to teach in residence at the Harlaxton Manor for the semester. The Manor is 160 years old, has 360 rooms, is 100 miles north of London and is owned and operated by University of Evansville in Indiana. Classes were held Monday through Thursday and the three-day weekends were designated for travel and adventure. Roger and Jan visited London several times, Llandudno, Caernarfon Castle, and Portmeirion of North Wales, Loch Ness, Findhorn and the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland, Windermere and Keswick of the Lake District, Hadrian's Wall near Carlisle, Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, and Stonehenge, as well as numerous birding locations along the Northfolk Coast and southeastern East Anglia, and Isle of Sheppey, Dungeness and Charles Darwin's home in Kent. Roger's presentation will visit most of these marvelous places. They also travelled to Paris and Spain. The presentation will be digital images in PowerPoint format with music and birdcalls and should be of interest to a diverse audience. We will also talk about recent sightings in the Baldwin area. The meeting is open to the public and we invite you to attend. If you have any questions Boyd at 594-3172 or Katharine Kelley at 594-6857.
Friends to sponsor
annual plant sale
Friends of the Baldwin City Library is sponsoring the Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn of the Baldwin City Library Friday, May 9 and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10.
The selection of plants will include flowering annuals, perennials, herbs and lovely hanging baskets filled with flowering annuals, greenery and ivy that make welcome Mother's Day gifts.
'Night of 1,000 Stars'
set for next week
Friends of the Baldwin City Library is sponsoring the annual event "Night of a 1,000 Stars" on Thursday, April 17 at the Baldwin City Public Library, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., which serves as one of the few occasions you can wear your pajamas in public. The children of the community, especially those from the first through the third grades, are invited to dress up in their pajamas and robes and come to the library to hear four different storytellers entertain them. Stuffed animals are also encouraged to attend. No food is allowed in the library, but cereal snack are provided for the children to take home as they leave the event.
The public is invited to join the Vinland United Methodist Church community for "Music on the Lawn and BBQ" from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to welcome Spring with an afternoon of live outdoor music and a cookout.Vinland United Methodist Church is located just off North 700 Road, North of Baldwin City. A free-will donation will be accepted tohelp put a new kitchen floor in the church.
Startup business seminar
set for next week
The KU Small Business Development Center will present a new startup seminar entitled, Exploring Entrepreneurship, on Thursday, April 17.
The seminar is designed for the new business owner, including those in the startup/pre-launch phase. Topics include resources for starting a company, business planning, financing, marketing, recordkeeping, and insurance/tax topics. Local business professionals and entrepreneurs will be involved sharing their experience relating to the small business information presented.
The seminar will be held at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce offices at 734 Vermont in Lawrence and will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The seminar cost is $25 and includes an extensive business resources notebook. Pre-registration is encouraged at (785) 843-8844 or stop by the KU-SBDC office to register. Seating is limited.
Lawrence to have
annual art parade
Art Tougeau 2003, a wheeled art extravaganza, will be at noon on Saturday, May 3, in Lawrence. This is the eighth year for the annual mobile-art parade, and continues the tradition of being larger and weirder than the year before.
One-wheel, two-wheels, three-wheels or six; roller blade, skateboard, or bicycle; lawnmower, shopping cart or wheelchair; motor-driven, pedaled, pushed or dragged; all entries are welcome to participate provided they can maintain the parade's pace of five miles per hour.
Art Tougeau (pronounced "to-go") has featured national caliber art cars from Houston, St. Louis and Omaha. Local entries range from the sublime to the truly bizarre and represent the efforts of senior citizens, special needs groups and lots of kids. Pictures of previous years' entries are available online at www.sunflower.com/~cjones/arttougeau.htm.
Awards are given based on merit and need. The only thing taken seriously is the spirit of art, expression and community. A $15 entry donation is requested, but entries by children are always free. Fully paid entrants will be eligible for prizes and trophies. Contact Charles Jones for an official entry form at (785) 841-4598.
The 2003 parade features a new route. It begins and ends at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire. Award presentations and announcements of related-events will be made immediately after the parade.
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