Today in Lawrence: Great weather for makerspace and blood drive

The Lawrence Creates Makerspace will have their weekly meetup today, and it's open to members and nonmembers alike.

The Lawrence Creates Makerspace will have their weekly meetup today, and it's open to members and nonmembers alike.

Today in Lawrence is an early-morning digest of essential and not-so-essential info to start your day in Lawrence and Douglas County. Click here for past installments.
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High of 81. Sunny, few clouds. Low of 56 with clear skies. You might need to pinch me, because this summer makes me feel like I'm dreaming. That I'm in Hawaii. (Except without the beach.)

Meet the makers

Join the makers at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace weekly meetup. The weekly meeting of the Lawrence Creates Makerspace is open to members and non-members alike. The group has fun projects underway, including development of the Lawrence Creates Art Gallery, a Hacklab, Lawrence Creates (Solar) Power and more. The event is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. Ninth St.

Disney bound?

Do a good deed for the community: Stop at the KU Endowment Blood Drive and give blood. The drive will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in Room 114 of the KU Endowment Building, 1891 Constant Ave. Donating makes you eligible to win a Disney World Family Adventure worth $10,470!

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More Aug. 12 events

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

Coalition for Homeless Concerns, 3-4 p.m., Lawrence Community Shelter, 3655 E. 25th St.

Coalition on Homeless Concerns monthly meeting, 3-5 p.m., Lawrence Community Shelter, 3655 E. 25th St.

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.

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.

Herbs study group, 7 p.m., Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 North 1100 Road.

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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