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Eye Opener: Alcholics Anonymous

Westside Presbyterian Church


Lawrence, KS Support groups

Freedom: Alcholics Anonymous

Westside Presbyterian Church


Lawrence, KS Support groups

Mindfulness Meditation for Peace-Be the Change

Lavender House


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Rural Grit Happy Hour

The Brick

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Kansas City, MO Music

"Running for the HILL of it"

Ad Astra Running



Rule 62: Alcholics Anonymous

Plymouth Congregational Church


Lawrence, KS Support groups

Sunshine: Alcholics Anonymous

First Presbyterian Church


Lawrence, KS Support groups

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Chef's Choice: Breaking out of the downtown box at Nagoya

It’s no secret that most often, the culinary gems of a city are typically found in the prime, downtown real estate. Zach Thompson, consultant chef for 715, agrees with such a point, but also has another message, which pretty much boils down to this: Don't overlook the strip malls.

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5 questions with 2018's Langston Hughes Award honorees

A poet whose work examines body politics and a fiction writer exploring the breakup of a family have been chosen as the winners of the 2018 Langston Hughes Awards for Creative Writing.

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Soon there will be a book that lets you play some of Lawrence's favorite songs

Most cities don't have up-to-date songbooks of all the wonderful music conceived and recorded within the confines of their city limits, but Lawrence soon will.

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Theatre Lawrence brings a relatable clan to life in "Miracle on South Division Street"

If you haven’t already completely burst at the seams from the overwhelming portions of family drama during the recent string of holiday visits, Theatre Lawrence is set to plop another large helping onto your plate with its production of Tom Dudzick’s comedy "Miracle on South Division Street," which opens Friday.

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Time-traveling activists' exploits on display at Lawrence Arts Center exhibition

The current solo exhibition under construction at the Lawrence Arts Center will feature artist Justin Marable, who’s name many will immediately recognize for his work in screen printing. However, for this show, has not focused his attention on the dynamic color gradient of the Kansas sky. Depending on one’s perspective, the skies created by the installation’s content are quite a bit gloomier, but that’s precisely the point.

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Give the gift of Lawrence art this holiday season

Maybe remembering shirt and pant sizes is not your strong suit. Or maybe you’re having second thoughts about gifting that one-of-a-kind painting of sunflowers in a vase you made after three glasses of red wine. If either of these are true, it might be helpful to remember that they don’t call Lawrence an arts town for nothing. To help you on your quest of holiday gift giving, we’ve compiled a list of Lawrence artists who might just have have what you’re looking for.

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