Archive for Thursday, May 12, 2005

Baldwin Briefs

May 12, 2005

4th of July fireworks

fundraiser set

Citizens for Baldwin City has scheduled a cookout to raise money for the 4th of July celebration. The cookout will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Salt Mine. On the menu will be chicken, brisket and pork loin with sides of beans, potato salad, chips and dessert. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Baccalaureate set

for BHS seniors

The Baccalaureate service for this year's Baldwin High School seniors includes a sermon by Pastor John Hart, Olathe, and special music by BHS seniors. The service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Baldwin Junior High School auditorium. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Hart's background includes extensive experience in the medical and business fields. He will speak on "The Graduate's Guide to the Universe."

Vinland FCE to

have meeting

The Vinland Family Community Education group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Methodist Church. Elizabeth Hemphill will present the lesson, "Color Me Healthy." Hostess will be Freida Martin.

Rotary sponsors

bicycle safety day

The Baldwin City Rotary Club is sponsoring Bicycle Safety Awareness Day from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center playground. Free bicycle helmets are available to those who need them. There will be bicycle checkups and free pop. Baldwin City police officers will have a presentation about bicycle rules.

Name omitted from

list of contributors

Baldwin Junction Greenhouse was a contributor to the plants that were sold at the Friends of the Library Spring Plant Sale Friday and Saturday. The name Baldwin Junction Greenhouse was inadvertently omitted from the list of contributors.

Library announces

amnesty week

The Baldwin City Library will receive all delinquent library material checked out by patrons with no late charges and no questions asked. The amnesty dates are May 23-28. Material may be brought in the library or left in the book drop.

Library launches

summer reading

The theme for summer reading program at the Baldwin City Library will be Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds. The 2005 Summer Reading Program is open to preschool age children through adults. Programs, prize drawings, story hours and more will be available. Registration will be all day Wednesday, May 25. The program will be June 1 through July 13. For more information, call the library at 594-3411 or visit the Web site at All children are welcome to attend and programs are free of charge.

Ives Chapel

UMW to meet

The Ives Chapel United Methodist Women will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. Joy Uthoff will be leader. The program will be "Prayer and the People of Cuba."

Ives Chapel Evening

Circle to gather

The Ives Chapel UMW will meet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. May Gorton will lead the program and devotions. Margie Adcock will be hostess.

Bible Studies set

at Baptist Temple

Bible Studies and kids' programs are available at 6 p.m. Sundays at Lighthouse Baptist Temple and at 7 p.m. Wednesday nights. Certified nursery attendants will be available to care for children both times.

The choir is meeting at 8 p.m. on Sunday nights. Community members are welcome to attend Bible Studies and Choir.

Friends of the Library

sponsor garage sales

Baldwin city-wide garage sales will be Saturday, June 4. It is necessary to register your address to be in the Garage Sale Registry. The registration fee entitles you to a sign and a free copy of the directory. Registration fees are $5 for an individual, $5 per family for multi-family sales and $20 for organizations. Registration forms and payments must be received by the library no later than May 26, 2005. Send or drop off the registration and payment to: Baldwin City Library, 800 7th St., Baldwin, KS 66006. Contact 594-3411 if you have questions.

Agency on aging

to host forum

Strengthening Social Security for Future Generations will be the topic of a forum to be held at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Marvin Auditorium, from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, Inc. is hosting the forum to commemorate Older Americans Month in May. A panel will discuss both sides of the issue. For more information call Annette Thornburgh at JAAA, 785-235-1367.

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