Today in Lawrence: Overnight rain; wheat harvest documentary; gingerbread festival

It's a worthwhile cause that's good enough to eat (although you probably wouldn't want to)! The Big Brothers Big Sisters Gingerbread Festival and Live Auction event is at 7 p.m. at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. Come out and see all the gingerbread creations, and place your bid to benefit advocacy for kids!

It's a worthwhile cause that's good enough to eat (although you probably wouldn't want to)! The Big Brothers Big Sisters Gingerbread Festival and Live Auction event is at 7 p.m. at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. Come out and see all the gingerbread creations, and place your bid to benefit advocacy for kids!

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Nighttime rain

Today's high will be 44 degrees under cloudy skies; rain in the evening will evolve into more steady rain overnight. The low tonight will be 38 degrees.

Wheat harvest on film

Telling the story of families who travel from Texas to Canada custom harvesting wheat for our country and the world, award-winning filmmaker Conrad Weaver documents the inspiring heritage now threatened to be lost. The film screening and Q&A; for “The Great American Wheat Harvest” is at 3 p.m. at the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive. DVDs of the documentary will also be available.

Bring down the house

It's a worthwhile cause that's good enough to eat (although you probably wouldn't want to)! The Big Brothers Big Sisters Gingerbread Festival and Live Auction event is at 7 p.m. at Abe & Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. Come out and see all the gingerbread creations, and place your bid to benefit advocacy for kids!

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More Dec. 4 events

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Allen Fieldhouse (second floor, south side), 1651 Naismith Drive.

Share the Warmth Coat Distribution, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., Suite 104, I-70 Business Center, 1035 N. Third St., North Lawrence.

Story Time for Preschoolers, 10-10:30 a.m., Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St.

ECM Fair Trade Market, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., ECM Building, 1204 Oread Ave.

Lawrence Festival of Trees, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

Veggie Lunch: Vegetarian Community Meal by Donation, 11:30 a.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

Adornment Holiday Art Show and Sale, 1-5 p.m., Van Go, 715 New Jersey St.

Festival of Wreaths and Trees display, 1-8 p.m., Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St., Baldwin City.

Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market - Indoors! 4-6 p.m., Cottin’s Hardware and Rental, 1832 Massachusetts St.

Campus Cupboard Food Pantry, 4-7 p.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

KU Youth Chorus rehearsal, 4:30 p.m., Room 328, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.

Ryan Bearrick Junior Voice Recital, 4:30 p.m., McKibbin Recital Hall, Owens Musical Arts Building, 408 Eighth St., Baldwin City.

Percentage Night benefitting Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, 5-8 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages, 835 Massachusetts St.

Dinner and Big Band music, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post #14, 3408 W. Sixth St.

Baker University Community Choir Rehearsal, 6-8 p.m., McKibben Recital Hall (Owens Musical Arts Building), 408 Eighth St., Baldwin City.

Fair Trade Coffee Tasting and screening of “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” 6:30 p.m., ECM Fair Trade Market, 1204 Oread Ave.

Prosciutto, Mozzarella, and Parmigiano: Building Blocks of Italian Cooking, 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St.

Junkyard Jazz Band, 7 p.m., American Legion, 3408 W. Sixth St.

Big Tent Reading: Kristin Coffey, Kate Lorenz and Robert Stewart, 7 p.m., The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh 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.

Signs of Life Bluegrass Gospel Jam, 7-10 p.m., Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St.

Trivia Night, 8 p.m. The Burger Stand, 803 Massachusetts St.

Team trivia, 9 p.m., Johnny’s West, 721 Wakarusa Drive.

Thursday Night Karaoke, 9 p.m., Wayne & Larry’s Sports Bar & Grill, 933 Iowa St.

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