Today in Lawrence: Hot weather, farmers' market and bloggers convene

The Lawrence Farmers' Market has more than 100 vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices.

The Lawrence Farmers' Market has more than 100 vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices.

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Heat is on

Hopefully the clouds will help lessen the feel of the heat that will press down on Lawrence again today. A high of 97 degrees is forecast, with 60 percent humidity. The evening will cool to about 69 with a few clouds. Rain is expected in the evening (there's a 40 percent chance), with more heat and rain to come on Wednesday and Thursday.

Mood music

The Lawrence Farmers' Market is in full swing this evening from 4 to 6 p.m. at 824 New Hampshire St., but there will be live music for your shopping entertainment. Join more than 100 vendors at the farmers' market for fine, locally grown produce and goods, and enjoy music from Grifters and Shills. The music starts at 4 p.m.

Blog night

Kansas-based mom and founder of the popular blog People I Want to Punch in the Throat, known only to readers as Jen, gathered 36 other mom bloggers to share stories about the men in their lives. The compilation, "I Just Want to Be Alone," shares stories that make us laugh, cry and wince. Meet the collaborators at "Mom’s Night Out 2: Back with a Vengeance" from 7 to 8:30 in the Crystal Room at the Eldrige Hotel, 701 Massachusetts St.

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More Aug. 5 events

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., west side of South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.

Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 4-6 p.m., parking lot at 824 New Hampshire St.

Orscheln’s Farmers Market, 5-7 p.m., west side of parking lot, Orscheln Farm and Home, 1541 E. 23rd St.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County volunteer information, 5:15 p.m., 2518 Ridge Court.

PSA (Prostate Cancer Support Advocates), 5:30 p.m., Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine St.

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., west side of South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.

Lonnie Ray’s open jam session, 6-10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St., no cover.

Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Gamer Night, 8 p.m., Burger Stand at the Casbah, 803 Massachusetts St., free.

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