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Constitution Hall tours

Constitution Hall

9:00am – 5:00pm

Lecompton, KS Community

Jurassic Garden at Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens

9:00am – 5:00am

Activities

Exhibit: "A Hike Through History"

Lawrence Public Library

9:00am – 9:00pm

Lawrence, KS Art

University of Kansas Visual Art Faculty Exhibition

Lawrence Arts Center

9:00am – 9:00pm

Lawrence, KS Art

The Summer Collective

Weinberger Fine Art, 114 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri

10:00am – 6:00pm

Art

"One Native Spirit" a Native Art Exhibit

Ottawa Community Arts Council, 501 S. Main ST, Ottawa, KS 66067

10:00am – 6:00pm

Art

Conroy's Trivia

Conroy's Pub

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Lawrence, KS Activities

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LOOK: In the yoga world, some like it even hotter

On a day when the National Weather Service had issued an excessive heat warning for over half of the state, most in Lawrence didn’t dare set a foot outside to dip even as much as a big toe in a pool. However, on July 22, one place in town, specifically 1405 Massachusetts, had their heaters going with temperatures hovering between 100 and 110 degrees for over an hour and nobody seemed to mind.

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ConfabuLarryum festival returns with bigger space, expanded activity lineup

ConfabuLarryum, Lawrence’s festival of making and creativity, encourages kids and adults alike to dream big.

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Library says goodbye to popular storyteller; replacement on the way

A chapter in the (recent) history of the Lawrence Public Library ended last Thursday when Michael Bradley, the singing, dancing, guitar-strumming youth services assistant who twice-weekly held court over Lawrence’s littlest bookworms, led his final Toddler Storytime at the library.

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Lawrence Opera Theatre to celebrate Shakespeare in upcoming season

In his short (but by Elizabethan standards, fairly long) life, William Shakespeare authored — by himself or in collaborations — 38 plays, 154 sonnets and a handful of poems and other verses. But in death, the Bard has lived on, with hundreds or possibly thousands of works inspired by his genius being produced since, from Broadway classics like “West Side Story” to thoroughly modern teen flicks like “10 Things I Hate About You” and “She’s the Man.”

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KU mourns death of longtime film and media studies professor

Kansas University is mourning the death of Charles “Chuck” Berg, a longtime professor in the school’s department of film and media studies. Berg, 75, died Tuesday, July 26, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The cause of death has not yet been released.

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Weekend Guide: Water Balloon Dye Fight; Lawrence Opera Theatre at the library; 'Into the Woods'; Douglas County Fair

Lots of cultural offerings this weekend in Lawrence (Final Friday is here), from free opera at the library to a staging of Stephen Sondheim's classic "Into the Woods" at the Lawrence Arts Center. Plus, plenty of down-home fun at the Douglas County Fair.

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Local author Karen Vaughn talks T. rex with short story debut

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Take Two Anne Tylers and Call Me in the Morning

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The Hour of Land Explores Shared Stories and Shared Space

They look pretty good for 100 years old, don’t they? Happy Birthday to our National Parks! Well, this doesn’t date the ageless glory contained within ...

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