Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Kids ages 5 through 11 are invited to the Lawrence Public Library, 700 New Hampshire St., from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a free poetry party. April is National Poetry Month, so come on out and celebrate! Register ahead by calling 785-843-3833.
Find your voice
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Kansas University's Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access will host the inaugural March for a Voice event at 5:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd. The purpose of the event is to spread awareness about the prevalence of unreported sexual assault. Materials will be provided to make signs and pins for the march. Free snacks will also be offered from 5:30 to 6:15. At 6:15, participants will march from the Stauffer-Flint lawn to the Kansas Memorial Union to show support for reporting sexual assault.
Finally, depending on your preference for excitement, head to or away from Liberty Hall, 644 Massachussetts St., starting at 8 p.m., when the doors open for Schoolboy Q with Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples. The South Central rapper's major-label debut, "Oxymoron," dropped in February, with guest spots by Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell and ASAP Rocky, among many. This will be a wild show. Tickets: $28 at the door.
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Other March 23 events
1 Million Cups presentation, 9-10 a.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.
Hope in the Journey: A Joyous Support Group for those with dementia and their caregivers, 10-11 a.m., Bridge Haven at Alvamar, 2147 Quail Creek Dr.
University-Community Forum: Lawrence Creates by Bill Wachspress, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County volunteer information, noon, 2518 Ridge Court.
Faith Forum: Rachel Myslivy, “Rooted in Faith, Working for the Earth,” 6:30-8 p.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.
Douglas County Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St.
Author Reading: Julene Bair, “The Ogalla Road,” 7 p.m., The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St.
Ballroom/Latin Dance Class, 7-8:30 p.m., Big Six Room, The Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachusetts St. (No partner required.)
Jam: Tony & Friends, 7-9 p.m., Cutter’s Smoke House, 218 E. 20th St., Eudora.
Enid Borden: “The Hidden Hungry: Ending Senior Hunger,” 7:30 p.m., Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive.
Concert: KU Strings, 7:30 p.m., Haskell Auditorium, Haskell Indian Nations University.
Conroy’s Trivia, 7:30 p.m., Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St.
Pride Night, 9 p.m., Wilde’s Chateau, 2412 Iowa St.