Plenty in Lawrence to keep kids busy, entertained over spring break

Worried your kid's brain will turn to mush this spring break? School may be out, but fun — and learning — is in, at least at the Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, and the Lawrence Public Library. Here, we've rounded up a few of the camps, workshops and activities being offered locally this week. Continue reading

Today's Events

Compost & Woodchip Sale Event

1420 E 11th Street, Lawrence KS

8:00am – 3:00pm

Community

Constitution Hall tours

Constitution Hall

9:00am – 5:00pm

Lecompton, KS Community

Metzger Oil Paintings

Douglas County Courthouse

9:00am – 5:00pm

Lawrence, KS Art

Territorial Capital Museum Tours

Territorial Capital Museum

11:00am – 4:00pm

Lecompton, KS Community

Jazz Quintet

Ingredient

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Lawrence, KS Music

Jazz Quintet

Ingredient

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Lawrence, KS Music

Jazz Quintet

Ingredient

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Lawrence, KS Music

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Behind the scenes at Lawrence's Fight Club

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Lawrence musicians making commercial music heard all over the world

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