Arts notes

'Words on Canvas' calls for written entries

Ottawa -- The Ottawa Community Arts Council is inviting area residents to enter its annual "Words on Canvas" writing contest.

Categories include poetry, short stories and essays on any subject. The fee is $3 per entry. Deadline is Tuesday.

There is a young writer's category for those under 18.

Winning entries will be awarded certificates and prize money June 8 at Ottawa's Skunk Run festivities.

Mail entries to The Carnegie Cultural Center, P.O. Box 411, Ottawa 66067 or drop them off at the center, Fifth and Main streets in Ottawa.

Do not include names or other identifying information on entries. Enclose a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number and a list of the pieces entered.

For more information, call MaryAnne Whiteford at (785) 242-8478.

University Theatre sale to help build third stage

Looking to buy -- or get rid of -- something quirky?

The University Theatre is cleaning out its costume shop and prop storage and holding a huge garage sale to benefit Stage Too!

If you have items to donate, bring them to Murphy Hall by May 29. The theater encourages students who are graduating or moving away from Lawrence to donate unwanted items.

The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 on the circle drive in front of Murphy Hall, 15th Street and Naismith Drive.

Stage Too! is the name of a third stage that University Theatre director John Staniunas is raising money to build in Murphy Hall. The department is trying to raise $500,000 for risers, platforms, a stage and seating that would turn the stage at Crafton-Preyer Theatre into a theater of its own.

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