Baldwin in brief
Vinland FCE to
The Vinland FCE will meet Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the home of Kayellen Hess for lunch and a meeting. The lesson "Getting Organized" will be given by Mariann Bradley. Roll call will be answered by hints to be organized.
St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Kentucky St., Lawrence, will host its eighth annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 2 from 4:30 to 10 p.m. A Polka Mass will be at 4:30, authentic German food and drinks will also be served at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment and dancing will follow.
The Clearfield--Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ives Chapel UM Church. Youth sixth through 12th grade are invited.
4-H Festival set
The Douglas County 4-H Festival will be Sunday, Sept. 26 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds from 1 to 4 p.m., Building 21. There will be information and activities involving many of the 40 project areas that are currently part of 4-H and information about local clubs.
Rainbow Experience Preschool has openings for 3 and 4 year olds in the Monday-Wednesday class. Call 594-2223 for information.
Benefit auction to be
held for animals
The 10th Annual Pawsible Dream Benefit Auction to assist the Lawrence Humane Society will be Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Lawrence Holidome. Donations from Lawrence and Kansas City businesses will be auctioned. Tickets may be purchased form the Lawrence Humane Society or at the door. All proceeds benefit abandoned and abused animals of Douglas County. For more information contact the society at (785) 843-6835 or (785) 865-0159.
to perform Tuesday
Award-winning recording artist Tommy Emmanuel returns to Baker to perform at Rice Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. His performance two years ago was one of the most popular series events.
Australian by nationality and now a Nashville resident, Emmanuel exhibits his extraordinary talent and virtuosity on the guitar to audiences of all ages and nationalities, amazing and delighting them with his exciting and high-energy performances. Emmanuel has won numerous awards, and his CDs are sold worldwide. For the fourth year he will be the headliner at the Walnut Valley Association Flat-Picking Festival in Winfield Friday through Sunday. In his second appearance on the Rice Auditorium stage, Emmanuel will feature up and coming singer/songwriter Simon Bruce during the first 30 minutes of the show.
He has toured with such legends as Chet Atkins, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Jerry Reed, John Denver and Joe Walsh. Olivia Newton-John, Al Jarreau and Sheena Easton have recorded his songs. He also has four platinum and three gold albums to his credit.
Tickets for the performance are available by contacting Susan Buehler, assistant professor of music and director of the Artist & Lecture Series, at ext. 421, or may be purchased at the Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank, Kansas State Bank, and the Baker business office, or you may purchase tickets at the door. Seating is by general admission. The box office opens at 6 p.m., and the doors to the hall open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth ages 13 to 18. Children 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by an adult. Season tickets are available for $35 for adults and $25 for youth.
Vinland Fair Board
to have meeting
Community members interested in the Vinland Fair are invited to attend the fair board's September meeting to make comments and suggestions for improvement to the 97-year-old fair and to fill three board positions.
The meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday at the Vinland fairgrounds, north of Baldwin. Annually the September fair board meeting is devoted to public comment and the election of board members to the 11-position board.
Board terms are for three years. Community residents may make nominations and vote in the election.
Annual mum sale
The Friends of the Library will hold its annual mum sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and during the Art Walk from 7 to 9 p.m., as well as from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. They will be on sale on the front lawn of the library at Seventh and High streets.
Colorful, hearty chrysanthemums and asters will be available for $5 each or buy nine and get the 10th one free. Shop early for the best selection.
If you'd like to volunteer to help with the sale, a sign-up sheet is located in the lobby of the library. The Friends of the Library would like to thank C. Designs Floral and Garden for providing the plants.
to have open house
Baldwin Therapy Services has moved from 720 Eighth St. to 814 High St., Suite A. The ribbon cutting will be at 3 p.m. on Sept. 30,
and there will be an open house that same day from 3 to 6 p.m.