Community Calendar
 
 
 
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April 2018
 
 
 
 
Friday, April 6
--Relay for Life of University of Kansas (Lawrence) -- 6pm. Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, 1740 Watkins Center Drive. Presented by the American Cancer Society. More information at www.relayforlife.org/kuks
 
--Smoke in the Spring BBQ Contest (Osage City) -- 1pm-9pm. Jones Park, OCPR Building, and surrounding areas. Live music, BBQ team showcase with food for the public, fireworks, kids fun zone. More information at www.smokeinthespring.com  
 
--Health Champions Community Breakfast (Lawrence) -- 7:30am-8:30am. Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St. Open to the public. Presented by the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
 
--Kid's Closet Consignment Sale (Lawrence) -- 10am-7pm. First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive. Free admission. At the end of the sale we donate to Penn House, Baby Jay's Legacy of Hope, and KVC.
 
 
 
 
Saturday, April 7
--Smoke in the Spring BBQ Contest (Osage City) -- Jones Park. More information at www.smokeinthespring.com
 
--Baldwin City Community Wellness Festival (Baldwin City) -- 8:30am-11:30am. Collins Center, Baker University campus.

--Kid's Closet Consignment Sale (Lawrence) -- 9am-2pm. First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive. Free admission. At the end of the sale we donate to Penn House, Baby Jay's Legacy of Hope, and KVC.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, April 10
--Relay for Life Fundraiser (Lawrence) -- 11am-10pm. 23rd Street Brewery, 3512 Clinton Parkway. Portion of lunch and dinner sales will be donated to Relay for Life of Douglas County, and Team Altrusa Sisters.
 
 
 
 
Thursday, April 12
--Community Sales Tax Presentation (Lawrence) -- 7pm. Free State High School, Auditorium. County commissioners, jail staff, health partners and other experts will present information about the proposed half-cent sales tax and field questions from the audience.
 
 
 
 
Monday, April 16
--Community Sales Tax Presentation (Baldwin City) -- 7pm. Baldwin City Library. County commissioners, jail staff, health partners and other experts will present information about the proposed half-cent sales tax and field questions from the audience.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, April 17
--Community Sales Tax Presentation (Lawrence) -- 6:30pm. Carnegie Building. County commissioners, jail staff, health partners and other experts will present information about the proposed half-cent sales tax and field questions from the audience.
 
--Relay for Life Fundraiser (Lawrence) -- 4pm-8pm. Panera, 520 W. 23rd Street. Bring a flyer or electronic version of the announcement, and a portion of the purchase will be donated to the Relay for Life of Douglas County. More info at www.relayforlife.org/douglasks

 
 
 
 
Friday, April 20
--KU Chancellor Inauguration (Lawrence) -- 2pm. Lied Center. The University of Kansas will celebrate the inauguration of Douglas A. Girod as the university's 18th chancellor at a ceremony at the Lied Center. Those interested in attending must register for tickets at www.inauguration.ku.edu
 
 
 
 
Saturday, April 21
--Community Sales Tax Presentation (Lecompton) -- 10am. Lecompton City Hall. County commissioners, jail staff, health partners and other experts will present information about the proposed half-cent sales tax and field questions from the audience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, April 23
--Alzheimer's Support Group (Lawrence) -- 3:30pm-5pm. West Side Presbyterian Church, 124 Kasold Drive. Meets the 4th Monday of each month.This is a hometown support experience where people gather in a safe environment and where support is provided in a round table way. Anyone who serves as a caregiver to a person with dementia, such as Alzheimer's, may attend. Contact Jeanne Reeder at 913-831-3888.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, April 24
--White House Photographer Pete Souza (Lawrence) -- 7pm. Lied Center. Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer for President Obama and official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan, will give a lecture and presentation. Free and open to the public.
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, April 25
--William Allen White Film Screening (Lawrence) -- 5:30pm. University of Kansas campus, 3139 Wescoe Hall. A new documentary film about William Allen White will debut: "William Allen White: What's the Matter with Kansas." Free and open to the public.
 
 
 
 
Saturday, April 28
--Jayhawk Motorsports 2018 Unveiling (Lawrence) -- 5pm. The Oread Hotel. Students of Jayhawk Motorsports get to show off all of their hard work of the year by unveiling both the 2018 combustion powertrain and electric car which have been meticulously designed and built within the last year. More information on the event facebook page.
 
--8th Annual Rockin Red Music Fest (Lawrence) -- 3pm-7pm. Watson Park. Presented by LCNS, a cooperative preschool. Operations are funded by member fees and annual fundraising efforts. Money raised is used for day-to-day expenses, classroom supplies, building maintenance, and scholarships for families in need.
 
--Cancer Screening (Osage City) -- 9am-12pm. Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market Street. Local Masons will host free cancer screenings open to the public. Physicians from KU Med Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance will provide free skin, prostate and oral cancer screenings. More info at www.midwestcanceralliance.org/mcaoutreach
 
--Great Plains March for Babies (Topeka) -- 10am registration, 11am start. Lake Shawnee, Shelter Houses 1 & 2. An event supporting the research and resources of March of Dimes. More information at www.marchforbabies.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 2018
 
 
 
Saturday, May 5
--Kansas Food Truck Festival (Lawrence) -- 4pm-10pm. Warehouse Arts District. A benefit for Just Food. For more information, visit www.ksfoodtruckfest.com
 
--Walk of Hope (Lawrence) -- 8:30am-12pm. Holcom Park Recreation Center. All of the proceeds will be utilized to support research and services offered by the Hereditary Neurological Disease Centre, a not-for-profit organization serving families living with Huntington's Disease. Event details at the facebook page.
 
 
 
 
Saturday, May 12
--Girls on the Run 5K (Topeka) -- 9am. YWCA, 225 SW 12th Street. All race proceeds directly benefit Girls on the Run of Northeast Kansas. Further info available at the registration website.
 
 
 
 
Monday, May 21
--Cottonwood Classic Golf Tournament (Lawrence) -- All day. Eagle Bend Golf Course. An event supporting the work of Cottonwood, Inc. More information at www.cwood.org
 
 
 
 
Monday, May 28
--5K Home Run (Lawrence) -- 8:30am. South Park Gazebo, 11th and Massachusetts. Join us this Memorial Day for the 6th annual family-friendly 5K Home Run that supports Family Promise of Lawrence, an organization serving families experiencing homelessness. Certified course. There will also be a supply drive for ongoing needs. Register here: https://www.active.com/lawrence-ks/running/distance-running-races/5k-home-run-2018?int=72-3-A2
 
 
 
 
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June 2018
 
 
 
Friday, June 8
--Relay for Life of Douglas County (Lawrence) -- 6pm-12am. Rock Chalk Park, Outside Track. Benefitting the American Cancer Society. Start a fundraising team, join an existing team, make a donation or volunteer. More information at www.relayforlife.org/douglasks
 
--Relay for Life of Miami County (Osawatomie) -- 6pm-Midnight. Osawatomie High School Track. Please register your team today to be a part of the relay, and start raising money to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society. To learn more, visit www.relayforlife.org/miamicoks
 
 
 
 
Saturday, June 16
--Touch-A-Truck FUN-draiser (Lawrence) -- 10am-2pm. Broken Arrow Park. Presented by Children's Learning Center. Hands-on learning experience to explore a variety of trucks, heavy machinery, emergency vehicles, recreational vehicles, community helper vehicles and specialty vehicles. We are also collecting non-perishable food, shampoo, body wash and diapers for the Children's Shelter, Lawrence Community Shelter, and Just Food! Learn more at www.clc-ks.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 July 2018
 
 
 
Thursday, July 12
--Salute! Wine Festival (Lawrence) -- Day 1. Mass Street Mosey. Supporting the work and resources of Cottonwood, Inc. Further information at www.salutewinefest.com
 
 
 
 
Friday, July 13
--Sunflower State Games (Topeka) -- All Day. Various locations across Topeka. Runs July 13-29. This sports festival is open to Kansans of all ages and skill levels. 50 different competitions. Information at www.sunflowergames.com
 
--Salute! Wine Festival (Lawrence) -- Day 2. Winemaker Dinner. Supporting the work and resources of Cottonwood, Inc. Further information at www.salutewinefest.com
 
 
 
 
Saturday, July 14
--Salute! Wine Festival (Lawrence) -- Day 3. Grand Tasting and Auction. Supporting the work and resources of Cottonwood, Inc. Further information at www.salutewinefest.com
 
 
 
 
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