Archive for Thursday, May 31, 2007

Baldwin Briefs

May 31, 2007

City garage sales
set for Saturday
The citywide garage sales will be Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Garage sale directories listing nearly 100 sales will be available at 8 a.m. at the library and Baldwin Athletic Club for $1.
Funds raised help sponsor the Summer Reading Program, guest speakers for Book TALK programs, Night of 1,000 Stars and the purchase of needed material for the library.
Yard sale signs can be picked up at the library from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Members of the Friends of the Library can pick up advance copies of the directories from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Exercise group
meets at Liston
George McCrary has organized Dog Days again this year for anyone interested in running and exercising.
The group meets at 6 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 8 p.m. Monday and Friday at the east end of Liston Stadium by the concession stand.
There is no charge to participate. Everyone is welcome.

Worden church
hosts Bible school
Worden United Methodist Church is holding Vacation Bible School from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. June 4 through June 8. The theme is Avalanche Ranch - A Wild Ride Through the Bible.
The program is at 7:30 p.m. June 8. Community members are welcome.

Relay for Life
to have bank night
Relay for Life will have Relay Bank Nights June 5 and 6 at the Douglas County Bank. Team captains turn in donations that are totaled and then announced at the event. A silent auction will be held at the beginning of the relay.
The Relay for Life begins at 7 p.m. June 8 at the Free State High School track. Community members are welcome to attend all events, including the walk, the luminary ceremony and the silent auction.

Baldwin schedules
citywide cleanup
Baldwin's citywide cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 at the power plant, 1100 Orange.
Items accepted will be manageable sizes of limbs and yard waste, trash and debris not picked up on regular schedule and recyclable metals, appliances, plastics and glass. Not accepted will be hazardous waste, commercial waste, contractor dumping and tires. Tires will be accepted for a small fee from 8 a.m. until noon at Tires and More, 131 Baker.
Questions can be directed to 594-6907.

Diabetes group
to meet on Monday
The monthly meeting of the Baldwin City Diabetes Support Group will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Baldwin City Public Library.
Those attending will view a video of an army sergeant who refused to allow diabetes to prevent him from serving in Iraq with his fellow soldiers. There will also be time for sharing techniques, questions, recipes, etc. among those present.
For more information, contact Marcia Treat at 594-6460.

Strings workshop
to be held at Baker
Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are invited to participate in a one-day workshop for beginning instruction in violin, viola, cello or string bass on June 23 at Owens Musical Arts Building on the Baker campus in Baldwin City.
The workshop is organized by the Kansas Chapter of the String Teachers Association. Students must rent or purchase an instrument and accessories needed for the workshop. There is no charge for the workshop. Enrollment is limited.
For more information, e-mail or call (785) 594-8383. Enrollment forms can be found at

Theatre workshop
to be held in July
A musical workshop will be held July 16-20 at the Baldwin City Community Theatre office, 816 High St. entitled "At the Hop," a musical revue that will be a pre-show to the presentation of "Grease" in August.
The workshop is open to students in grades four to seven. For more information call (785) 594-7440. Deadline to register is July 6.

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