Archive for Thursday, October 12, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

October 12, 2006

Boyd to detail trip
at bird club meeting

The Baldwin Bird Club will have its monthly meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center at Seventh and Chapel.

The October meeting will be "Birds of China," presented by Roger Boyd, Ph.D., Senior Professor of Biology at Baker University. Boyd had the opportunity to participate in a scientific collecting expedition to Guizhou Province, China in April and May. They were able to visit two remote areas of the province were they lived and collected specimens for five weeks.

The expedition included two other ornithologists from the University of Kansas, two mammalogists from Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, two parasitologists from the University of Utah in Salt Lake, and a herpetologist from University of California in Berkley.

Boyd was able to identify 144 species of birds while in China, most of which were new species to him. The presentation on Wednesday will be Boyd's impression of his trip. It will include many species of birds, trees, wildflowers, the local people and their diet. The team also had several days in Beijing at the end of the trip and Boyd's adventures in Beijing will be included.

The presentation will be of digital images in PowerPoint format and should be of interest to a diverse audience. Discussion will also include recent sightings in the Baldwin area. The meeting is open to the public and we invite you to attend. For more information, call Boyd at 594-3172.

Characters needed
for Terror Tracks

The Baldwin City Community Theatre is once again teaming up with the Midland Railway to put on this year's Terror Train.

In the past, this event has drawn riders from as far away as St. Joseph, Mo., who have enjoyed this unique Halloween experience.

"This undertaking requires a significant number of volunteers and we're looking for people who like to have fun," said Chris Cook, event coordinator. "If you still enjoy dressing up this time of year, we have a place for you."

Those interested in helping with the Terror Train, which runs three times per night at 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, should e-mail Cook at

"We are asking staff to be at the Baldwin City Community Theatre Office at 816 High Street at 5:30 p.m. the nights they are working to get costumes and make up as needed," said Cook.

Vinland Fair Board
Elections are Monday

Vinland community residents are encouraged to participate in the Vinland Fair board election at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Vinland United Methodist Church.

Annually, the public is invited to participate in the board member elections and make comments and suggestions about the fair. Anyone from the community can nominate and vote in the election. Nominees must have given their consent to serve on the board.

The present board members are Mike and Julie Craig; Mike and Autumn Eckman; Miles and Nora Cleland; Larry and Eloise Craig; Ron and Linda Griffin; Daryl and Margaret Barnes; Mark and Sherri Brown; Jean Moore; Joe and Lorri Hoelscher; Allen and Karla Osborn; and Bill and Mary Gensler.

Worden UM Church
organizes kids' group

The Worden United Methodist Church is sponsoring a new group for third to fifth graders that will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays at the church.

The church is west from the Baldwin Junction on U.S. Highway 56. Community members are welcome to participate.

Lions Club
schedules meeting

Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vintage Park Center.

Legion auxiliary
to sell pies

The American Legion Auxiliary will be selling pies at the Maple Leaf Festival. Legion Hall will be open from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, to receive the pies. The auxiliary welcomes pie donations from community members.

Ives Chapel Day
Circle to gather

The Day Circle of Ives Chapel United Methodist Church will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. Joy Uthoff will lead the program and Dolores Kalb is hostess.

Reception to be held
for coach Venable

A reception in honor of Merle Venable, former head football coach at Baldwin High School, and his assistant coach Ted Zuzzio will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin Municipal Golf Course.

Former players, family and friends are welcome to attend the event. Old football films will be shown and hamburgers will be served. Contributions will be accepted to help defray costs.

For information e-mail George McCrary at or call (785) 865-8652.

BPW to collect items
for women's shelter

The Baldwin City Business and Professional Women's organization will be collecting items and monetary donations on Saturday for the Women's Transitional Care Shelter.

Members of the local BPW club will be in front of the Baldwin City Post Office from 9 a.m. until noon. Needed for the shelter are toiletry items, such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo. Please do not bring clothing, but new toys are welcome.

Vinland FCE group
to have meeting

The Vinland Family Community Education group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vinland Methodist Church. The lesson on Fall Decorations will be given by Margie Schutz and the hostess will be Freida Martin.

Young at Heart to
gather for lunch

The Young at Heart group from Lighthouse Baptist Temple will meet at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the church to travel to Wellsville for lunch at Smokey's. Community members are welcome to attend.

First UMC to have
bake sale/chili feed

The Annual Maple Leaf Festival Bake Sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in fellowship hall at the First United Methodist Church. The chili feed will begin at 11 a.m.

Quilts to be displayed at
Maple Leaf Festival

The 33rd annual Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show will be Oct. 21-22 at Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, Sixth and Chapel streets.

Community members may display their quilts of any size or age. It is not a judged show, simply an opportunity to share this art form. There is no entry fee, but quilts must have a hanging sleeve.

Bring quilts to BESPC on Oct. 20 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. or leave quilts at Quilter's Paradise, Baldwin; Overbrook Quilt Connections, Overbrook; Quilting Bits and Pieces, Eudora.

Helen Ericson will speak at 8 a.m. Oct. 22. In 1973, Helen and Enola Gish established the Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show. This year she will show 24 quilts at the quilt show. For more information contact Judy Masur, (785) 979-8346 or visit

Baker University hosts
Marching Festival

Baker University and the Baker University Bands will host the eighth annual Baker University Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5A Marching Festival beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Liston Stadium. The festival is free and open to the public.

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