Baker percussion group
to present concert
The Baker Percussion Ensemble will present a fall concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at McKibbin Recital Hall.
The two students who were awarded the 2006 Baker Outstanding Music Performer and Outstanding Music Major will perform a duet. A new composition by one of the students in the percussion ensemble will be premiered.
Some Christmas music will be included in the performance.
at Worden Church
Kids for Christ will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Worden United Methodist Church. Children third through fifth grades are welcome to attend.
Learn more about the mission and the ministry of the Worden UM Church beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. Also a special worship celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Rev. William Dulin from Lawrence as guest preacher, followed by a fellowship time.
Lions Club to
The Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vintage Park Center.
Diabetes group to
The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Baldwin City Public Library.
The program, "Twelve Healthy Habits for the Holidays," will be presented by Aynsley Anderson, MA, RN, Community Education Coordinator, and Pat Hohman, ARNP, CDE, Coordinator of the Diabetes Education Center at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The public is invited to attend. For more information contact Marcia Treat, 594-6460.
Clearfield to have
The annual German Christmas Festival at Clearfield United Methodist Church will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 9.
A German dinner with brats, sauerkraut, applesauce and German chocolate cake will be served beginning at 5 p.m. and a bake and craft sale will be available along with the tree lighting and special music. A freewill donation will be accepted.
The church is located seven miles south of Eudora or four miles north of U.S. Highway 56 on Douglas County Road 1061.
Ives UM Women
Ives Chapel United Methodist Women Evening Circle has created a cookbook of recipes contributed by members.
"A Century of Cooks" can be purchased for $10 with proceeds going toward mission work. Call Amy at 594-2659 or leave a message at the church, 594-6555.
RMH to host
Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Christmas Homes Tour from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 10 that will feature three homes and three apartments.
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 the day of the tour. The hospital gift shop will host an open house with refreshments.
Girls Night Out
Many downtown merchants in Baldwin are having Girls/Ladies Night Out from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday until Christmas and will feature some specials for the ladies.
Palmyra Lodge names
Palmyra Lodge No. 23 announced that Tess Lyons is the local winner of the annual Kansas Masonic Grand Lodge essay contest. Her entry will be judged at the Grand Lodge with the possibility of receiving a scholarship award.
The contest is open to any junior or senior attending a Kansas tax-supported public high school. Scholarships are: first place - $4,000; second place - $3,000; third place - $2,000; fourth place - $1,000; four honorable mentions - $500 each.
Scholarships can be used to attend any Kansas tax-supported, accredited university, college, junior college or area vo-tech school. Only one entry is allowed per high school in the area of the local lodge to be sent to Grand Lodge.
Other entrants were Wesley Callahan and Amanda Vander Tuig. Grand Lodge winners will be announced by March 1.
Toys for Tots
Douglas County Toys for Tots is accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for children in need. Toys can be dropped off in Baldwin at Dollar General, Baldwin City Market and Baldwin City Library. Financial contributions can be left at Hickory Creek Barbeque, Wheat State Pizza and Santa Fe Market.
The annual "Drive for 500" will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Dole Center in Lawrence. Those attending can bring a new, unwrapped toy. Events featured will be games, music, auctions and more.
Toys for Tots donates to families applying primarily through the Holiday Bureau. Other families in need can apply by contacting Mary Jones, (785) 766-3023. For information about Toys for Tots, contact Michele at (913) 523-4729.