Meeting set for
The first organizational meeting for Baldwin High School After-Prom will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school cafeteria.
Many parents are needed to make this a fun and successful night for the students. For those who are unable to attend the first meeting but are willing to assist, call Lori Krysztof or Sheila Vander Tuig.
Civil War group
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet at 7 p.m. today at Watkin's Historical Museum, Lawrence. Community members are welcome to attend.
Young at Heart
travels for lunch
The Young at Heart group from Lighthouse Baptist Temple will meet today at 12:30 p.m. at the church to travel to Olathe for lunch. Community members are welcome to attend.
Helping Hands to
The Helping Hands group at Wellsville Family Worship Center, Sixth and Locust streets, Wellsville, will distribute food from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the worship center. Newcomers should bring a utility bill as proof of address.
to be at Ives Chapel
Ives Chapel United Methodist Women are sponsoring a chili/dessert cook-off and tasting at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Bring a large pot of chili and/or dessert. Prizes will be awarded. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Vinland FCE to
The Vinland Family Community Education unit will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Paula Johnson. Kay Ellen Hess will present the lesson.
to have meeting
The Maple Leaf Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Baldwin City Library. Julie McEathron will present the program. Visitors are welcome.
Vinland church hosts
taco, soup supper
Vinland United Methodist Church will host its annual taco, soup, dessert supper from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Freewill donations will be accepted. Proceeds go toward a new church roof.
Youth group to
host chili lunch
The First United Methodist Church Youth Group will host a chili lunch at noon Feb. 25 in Fellowship Hall.
AARP Safe Driving
The American Association of Retired People has rescheduled the Safe Driving class due to inclement weather. The class will be Feb. 28 and March 1 in the MidAmerica Bank building.
Quayle Rare Bible
The Baker University Quayle Rare Bible Collection, 518 Eighth St., will be open Sundays, Feb. 18 through May 6 (closed Easter) from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, Thursday, Friday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments may be made by calling (785) 594-8393.
5K March for Meals to
benefit senior program
The fifth annual March for Meals will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. March 3 at the Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont, Lawrence.
Participants can walk, run or stroll through downtown Lawrence, rain or shine. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Meals Program, Douglas County Senior Services, Inc.
Vinland Fair Board
The Vinland Fair board members have announced plans for the fair's centennial year. The Whole Hog Sausage and Pancake Supper will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 24 in the Exhibit Building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Proceeds benefit the fair.
The fair will be extended to four days, Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-12. An antique automobile show and a Sunday morning church service are among special events planned along with displays and exhibits reflecting the early history of the fair and Vinland. Area residents will have the opportunity to enter items from the 1907 centennial year premium list such as hand-sewn aprons made by children.
Officers for the centennial year are: Mike and Julie Craig, president; Allen and Karla Osborn, vice president; Jean Moore, secretary; Bill and Mary Gensler, treasurer. Other board members are: Daryl and Margaret Barnes, Mike and Autumn Eckman, Mark and Sherri Brown, Miles and Nora Cleland, Larry and Eloise Craig, Ron and Linda Griffin, John and Susan Johnson.
Baker orchestra to (pic of Erinn Renyer)
host children's concert
The Baker University Orchestra, with Lori McKinney as conductor, will present its second annual Children's Concert at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in Rice Auditorium.
The opening selection is "Hoe-Down" from "Rodeo" by Aaron Copeland. Erinn Renyer, Cellist and Adjunct Instructor of Low Strings and Chamber Ensembles at Baker, is the featured guest soloist. She will perform "Hungarian Rhapsody" by David Popper. "Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Seans will be the final selection.
The audience will recognize many of the melodies in this selection that have been integrated in animated films and cartoons. The public is welcome to attend this free concert.
Layton installed as
President of KVMA
Candace Layton, Baldwin City, was installed as the 2007 president of the Kansas Veterinary Medicine Association. She is a small animal surgeon at a center in Overland Park.
She earned her MS degree from Kansas State University in 1983 and was certified as a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1988. She received the Norden Distinguished Teacher award at KSU in 1989 and served on the board of admissions for the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She is past president of the KSU College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association and the Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association and is currently serving on the KSU Pet Trust Board.
Layton is married to Bill Inzer, a middle school teacher. They have two sons, Tyler and Austin and a daughter-in-law, Marcie, married to Tyler. Her mother, Jacque Layton, lives in Independence.
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