COMMUNITY CALENDAR 
 
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October 2017
  
 
 
Saturday, October 14
--Free Breast Cancer Survivor Bootcamp (Topeka) -- 8:30am-2pm. Topeka Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave. Komen Kansas and Midwest Cancer Alliance are 'calling up' breast cancer survivors for a FREE Pink Platoon wellness 'boot camp'. The program includes lunch and offers tips on boosting energy, updates on after-effects, workshops on brain fog, and more. Survivors can 'enlist' for Pink Platoon with one family member. Call 913-945-7534 to register.
 
--Oktoberfest Lawrence (Lawrence) -- 2pm-8pm. Lawrence Public Library Plaza, 707 Vermont St. Our Munich-inspired family-friendly affair will feature German-themed food by local vendors, German and craft beverages, and live music. Adults 21 and over can enjoy a variety of local and imported Oktoberfest beers and seasonal favorites. Wine and non-alcoholic drinks and family-friendly entertainment will be available too! Ticket information available at www.downtownlawrence.com
 
 
 
 
Monday, October 16
--Lone Star Church Pancake & Sausage Supper (Lawrence area) -- 5pm. Lone Star Church of the Brethren, 883 E. 800 Road. 67th Pancake and Sausage Supper. We will have whole hog sausage for sale in 1 pound packages. Free will offering. Further info on Lone Star Church of the Brethren facebook page.
 
 
 
 
Thursday, October 19
--Shakespeare's Portia and the North's Argument Against Slavery: an American Performance History (Lawrence) -- 3:30pm. University of Kansas, Adams Alumni Center, Summerfield Room. Associate Professor of English Laura Mielke will deliver the 2017 Byron T. Shutz lecture. Free and open to the public.
 
--Moonlight Madness (Lawrence) -- 5pm-9pm. Downtown Lawrence. Trunk shows, new fall arrivals, deals and discounts. Supporting local independent small businesses. More information at www.downtownlawrence.com
 
 
 
 
Saturday, October 21
--Lawrence SHE Expo (Lawrence) -- 9am-2pm. DoubleTree by Hilton, 200 McDonald Drive. A day filled with women's related information, shopping, good eats and drinks, relaxation, and fun just for you. Bring your friends and family and come enjoy this event packed full of stage presentations, guest speakers, and vendor booths. Ticket information and schedule of expo events at www.ljworld.com/shetickets
 
 
 
 
Friday, October 27
--Rock the Block: Kick Cancer (Lawrence) -- 7pm. Dale Willey Automotive. Food, drinks, incredible theme baskets, karaoke, dancing. You won't want to miss this rock star ceremony honoring cancer survivors and benefiting the LMH Oncology Center. More information at www.lmhendowment.org/rocktheblock
 
--11th Annual Lawrence Zombie Walk (Lawrence) -- 4pm gates open, 7pm world record attempt and beginning of walk. Downtown Lawrence, 7th Street, between Massachusetts and New Hampshire). Hosted by the Lawrence Humane Society. Event schedule and guidelines at www.lawrencehumane.org/zombiewalk
 
 
 
 
Sunday, October 29
--Dole Leadership Prize (Lawrence) -- 4pm. Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Honoring retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin as the recipient of the 2017 Dole Leadership Prize. Free and open to the public. More information at www.doleinstitute.org
 
 
 
 
 
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November 2017
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 1
--Relay for Life Give Back Night (Lawrence) -- 5pm-8pm. Freddy's, 23rd and Iowa. Percentage of proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life of Douglas County.
 
 
 
 
Friday, November 3
--Veterans Presentation (Lawrence) -- 1pm. Dole Institute, KU Campus. A presentation by Col. (ret) Ehrich Rose, speaking about his time as Director of Operations for the U.S. Task Force providing assistance after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Free and open to the public. Veterans invited.
 
 
 
 
Sunday, November 5
--Kansas Half Marathon and 5K (Lawrence) -- 7:30am. Watson Park. A challenging and beautiful run in and around Lawrence. All proceeds benefit Health Care Access, a health home serving the uninsured in Douglas County. More information at www.kansashalfmarathon.com
 
--Chocolate and Tea at Three (Lawrence) -- 2pm-5pm. This annual fundraising event and charity auction, a community favorite and chocoholic's dream, features a wide assortment of delectable treats prepared by select local bakeries and pastry chefs. An event supporting the Lawrence Community Shelter. More information at www.lawrenceshelter.org
 
--54th Annual Blintz Brunch (Lawrence) -- 10am-2pm. Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation, 917 Highland Drive. Funds from the Blintz Brunch help pay for our general expenses and educational programs for our children. A large portion of those funds are also donated to local charities and groups in need. Tickets and information at 785-841-7636 or ljcc@sunflower.com
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, November 15
--Anchoring Nightline: Juju Chang (Lawrence) -- 7pm. Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics. Juju Chang is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, the co-anchor of ABC News Nightline and a regular contributor for Good Morning America and 20/20. Chang will take guests inside her work as an anchor and reporter in the fast-paced world of network television for the 2017 Journalism and Politics Lecture. Free and open to the public. More information at www.doleinstitute.org
 
 
 
 
Thursday, November 16
--Ploughman's Lunch and Trinity Treasures Sale (Lawrence) -- 10am-3pm. Trinity Episcopal Church. Lunch offered 11am-2pm. Lunch ticket $10, admission to the sale is free.
 
 
 
 
Thursday, November 23
--Turkey Trot for Heroes (Topeka) -- 8:30am. Combat Air Museum, 7016 SW Forbes Avenue, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS. Join us on Thanksgiving Day in Topeka for the inaugural Kansas Turkey Trot for Heroes. Your participation in (or donation to) the Kansas Turkey Trot for Heroes provides the funding needed for our Christmas Outreach program, which gives the children of struggling Sheep Dogs (former and current veterans and first responders) gifts to open at Christmas. More information on event facebook page.
 
 
 
 
Sunday, November 26
--Organ Vespers 2017: Tandy Reussner and Friends (Lawrence) -- 3:30pm. First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont. Concert organist Dr. Tandy Reussner pulls together a program that features the largest pipe organ in Kansas with other instruments and voices, and then invites local musicians to participate in the crowd-favorite sounds of the season. This 90-minute family-friendly program is free, with donations accepted for local organizations that serve the Lawrence community. More information at www.tandyreussner.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
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December 2017
 
 
 
Thursday, December 7
--Decades Rewind (Lawrence) -- 7:30pm. Lied Center. More information at www.lied.ku.edu
 
 
 
 
 
 







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