Today in Lawrence: Dr. Reed's heart to heart, Take Back the Night rally

Cardiologist William A. Reed, pictured in 2008, will give a talk and read from his new memoir, "The Pulse of Hope," at the Kansas Union.

Cardiologist William A. Reed, pictured in 2008, will give a talk and read from his new memoir, "The Pulse of Hope," at the Kansas Union.

It's always sunny in Lawrence (lately)

You're not imagining it: You're getting warmer. Today's temps will increase over yesterday's with sunny skies and a high near 76. There will be a northeast wind around 5 mph. Tonight calls for mostly clear skies, with a low around 46. Friday will be much of the same, mostly sunny with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Heart to heart with Dr. Reed

William A. Reed, chair of Cardiovascular Services at Kansas University Hospital, will present a reading and talk for his newly published memoir, "The Pulse of Hope." The event will take place in the Jayhawk Ink Lounge of the KU Bookstore, level 2 in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Reed is a pioneer in heart transplantation, a nationally renowned horseman, a poet, philosopher, and philanthropist. The reading, talk and signing is from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Take Back the Night

Join GaDuGi SafeCenter for the final event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Take Back the Night walk and rally will start at the Kansas Union at 7 p.m. for a solidarity march to South Park, where participants will gather for a community rally and speak-out circle at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the GaDuGi SafeCenter website. The Kansas Union is at 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.; the rally will be at South Park, 13th and Massachusetts Street.

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More April 30 events

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. (11th and Vermont streets.)

Toddler Storytime for 2 year olds, 9:30-10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Skillbuilders: Cooking for 1 or 2, 10-11:30 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Toddler Storytime for 2 year olds, 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Computer Class: eAudiobooks, 4-5 p.m., Meeting Room B, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Gaming with the Pro (6-12 graders), 4-5 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

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

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

Community shopping event to benefit Van Go, 5-8 p.m., Ten Thousand Village, 835 Massachusestts St.

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

INSIGHT Art Talk: Ann Dean, 365: From Kansas to the Caribbean, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Final Thursday with BongoTini, 7-9 p.m., Frank’s North Star Tavern, 508 Locust St.

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

Library Storytime for ages 3 & up, 7-7:45 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont 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.

Let’s Talk about Sex & Healthy Relationships, 7-8:30 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

KU Opera: “Le nozze di Figaro,” 7:30 p.m., Crafton-Preyer Theater, Murphy Hall, 1530 Naismith Drive.

Flicks for Free - “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” 8:30 p.m., Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.

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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