Baldwin in brief
The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Baldwin City Senior Center for a Christmas party. Bring a dessert or salad, a fat quarter, one yard of fabric, one item for the gift basket and a 12-inch Christmas block. For information contact Kathy Davids at (785) 841-3949.
The Vinland Family Community Education unit will meet Tuesday at the home of Lola Ford for a noon covered dish luncheon. Roll call will be answered by a helpful hint. A gift exchange will conclude the meeting.
Vinland Living Nativity
located at fairgrounds
The annual Vinland Living Nativity will be Dec. 21-23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Vinland Fairgrounds, located 1/4 mile East of Douglas County Road 1055 on Douglas County Road 460. Anyone who would like to volunteer to be a shepherd or part of the Holy Family can call Jean Moore, chairperson, at 594-3568. Shepherds can be young adults or adults. Babies should not be older than six months old. Freewill donations go to Youthville, an organization that provides places to live and counseling for troubled Kansas youth.
Baldwin Police to
The Baldwin Police Department will have an auction at 10 a.m. Saturday at 811 Eighth St. Available at the auction will be bicycles, office equipment and other miscellaneous items.
Several businesses are making available gift certificates for food for someone who is in need of assistance during the holidays. Anyone (not the recipient) who is aware of such a family should complete the application at Baldwin City Market. The applications will be reviewed and a family will be chosen on Dec. 6, 13 and 20. No applications will be accepted after Dec. 19. Sponsors are Robert's Drug Store, Black Jack Diner, God's Musketeers United Methodist Youth and Von Bargen Painting and Decorating.
for Relay for Life
Volunteers are needed for the planning committee or in any capacity to assist Relay for Life. For information, contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 594-4514.
Kathy Johnston and Joe Simunac of the Baldwin City Library attended the eighth annual Fall In-service for Northeast Kansas Library System at Topeka. The event featured Karen Hyman, executive director of the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative based in Biggsboro, N.J. who spoke on "Reinventing Your Library for the 21st Century." The event was attended by 150 librarians, trustees and library friends and volunteers. The NEKLS provides direct grants, consulting services, continuing education and other support to member libraries in a 14-county area of northeast Kansas. Visit the website at www.nekls.org/[.].
Vinland Valley 4-H
Vinland Valley 4-H Club met at Vinland Elementary School. Roll call was answered with a favorite Thanksgiving food. The program was the presentation of awards and the installation of officers. Amy Stone, president; Krystal Bateson, vice president; Zoey Fife, recording secretary; Bailey Brown, corresponding secretary; Spencer Wilson, treasurer; Lacey Hunsinger, reporter; Jennifer Tuley, parliamentarian; Brittany George and Christopher Brown, song leaders; Ben Smart and David Tuley, recreation leaders; David Bateson and Annie Smart, historians.
Centenary UMC to
host Nativity festival
Centenary United Methodist Church, 4th and Elm streets, North Lawrence, will host the ninth annual Festival of Nativities noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14, and Dec. 20 and 21. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. More than 300 Nativities will be on display with music, refreshments and a craft sale.