Archive for Thursday, September 7, 2006

Baldwin Briefs

September 7, 2006

The Lions Club
schedules meeting
The Baldwin City Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Vintage Park Center. The meeting was delayed a week because of the Labor Day holiday.

Evening Circle
resumes meetings
The Evening Circle of Ives Chapel United Methodist Church will meet at 7:15 Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. Margie Adcock is hostess. Jeanette Kalb will provide the program and devotions.

RWD No. 4 to
meet Tuesday
Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, will have its regular meeting beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the conference room of the district office.

Clearfield -- Ives youth
schedule meeting
The Clearfield - Ives Chapel United Methodist Youth group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Clearfield UM Church. Youth sixth through 12th grades are invited.

First UMC sponsors
outdoor movie event
The First United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a Community Outdoor Movie night, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the east side of the Church.
Participants are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Worden UMC to have
new Sunday school classes
Worden United Methodist Church will begin several new Adult Sunday School Classes including the Alpha Course, starting Sunday.
Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. All are invited and all are welcome.

American Business
Women to meet
The Marais des Cygnes Network of the American Business Women's Association will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Farm Credit at Baldwin Junction.
The speaker will be Pete Ramler of Evolution Coaching. Members are $5, guests are $7 and OU and Baker students are free. Contact Susan Baker, (785) 423-4587 for information.

Book discussion
explores growing up
The Friends of the Baldwin City Library will offer a three-part discussion series this fall on "Growing Up." Community members are invited to attend the free programs.
The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the library. Thomas Prasch of Washburn University will lead the discussion of "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini. Books may be checked out at the library. The subject is adolescent and pre-adolescent life.
The next discussion will be Oct. 12, "My Last Days as Roy Rogers" by Pat Cunningham Devoto, and the final book will be "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd on Nov. 9.
For more information, contact the library at 594-3411. The Kansas Humanities Council sponsors Book TALK.

Artist and Lecture
opens season
The Baker University Artist and Lecture Series will begin Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Rice Auditorium. The Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. will be the first program of the series.
The performance is full of life and fun and features the best of ballet, acrobatics, aerodynamics and creative art and the event will be a special treat for USD 348 students. There are $1 tickets that have been distributed to schools in the district and students must present that ticket at the door. Baldwin Middle School and Baldwin High School students will be admitted for $1 by showing their school activity card. A section of seats will be reserved for the students.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth. For more information, contact or 594-8421.

Quilt Pink Day
featured in Baldwin
Quilters' Paradise has joined the nationwide Quilt Pink Day that benefits breast cancer research. On Sept. 30, quilters across the nation will make pink and white quilt blocks at their local quilt shops. The shops will piece together the blocks and send them to an online auction set for May of 2007.
Although walk-ins are welcome, Sharon Vesecky, Quilters' Paradise owner, suggests quilters call in advance to ensure adequate space and supplies. Each participant will have a chance to win a prize package from Quilt Pink sponsors.
To sign up for Quilt Pink Day, stop in the store at 713 8th St., call (785) 594-3477 or visit Blocks can be made in advance.

Music prep school
accepts enrollments
Baker University Music Prep School is accepting enrollments for the fall semester in piano, violin, viola, flute, trombone, sax, clarinet, trumpet, voice and guitar. For information, contact or call 594-4500.

Quayle Rare Bibles
on display at Baker
"Whimsy and the Middle Ages" is the theme for the 2006-2007 exhibit at the Quayle Rare Bible Collection at Baker University. The new exhibit officially opens with an open house from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 518 Eighth St., in the south wing of Collins Library.
Walt Bailey, Baker Professor of Art will demonstrate the egg's connection to medieval art at 3:30. John Forbes will write examples of a script dating back to about 800 A.D. assisted by Titivillus, the patron demon of medieval scribes.
The Quayle Rare Bible Collection is open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. Appointments can be made by calling 594-8393. Sunday hours through Dec. 10 will be 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Palmyra 4-H Club
has meeting
Palmyra 4-H Club held its annual tour to view member's projects that were being taken to the Douglas County Fair. The tour concluded at the home of John and Kathy Beins where a potluck dinner was served.
New officers were nominated during the meeting held after the dinner and fair projects discussed. After the meeting, Angie Horne provided a scarecrow that members stuffed with hay and decorated for the fair. The club received Reserve Champion for the scarecrow.
The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at Ives Chapel.

BBB warns of
check schemes
Counterfeit check scams are defrauding consumers across the state. The counterfeit cashier's check is usually from a well known bank with most checks coming in the form of International Lottery Winnings with the instructions that the money from the check is to be used to pay the fees and taxes.
The consumer is instructed to deposit the check and send the funds back to the company. Typical losses are $1,000 to $3,000. Contact the BBB if you receive any mailings concerning this scam at (785) 232-0454.

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