Event List Calendar

November 24, 2013

Lawrence Craft Collective Inaugural Show

Start: November 24, 2013 11:00 am
Cost: 0

Lawrence Craft Collective, Lawrence’s newest juried craft show, will be hosting its inaugural show on Sunday November 24th from 11am-5pm at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St Lawrence KS.

Shop from over two-dozen local vendors selling exclusively handmade items. Everything from hand cut gemstone jewelry, painstakingly pieced quilts, meticulously drawn illustrations and carefully painted works of original art just to name a few of the items from our local vendors. Craft Collective is sure to have some thing for everyone’s interest and price range.

Additionally, we think it’s important to give back to the community that supports us, so at each show we will have a bake sale, supplied by our vendors, with the proceeds donated to a local charity. This time around we have chosen the Lawrence Humane Society.

As an incentive to hit the show early we are offering a limited number of swag bags filled with samples and coupons to the first 20 people through the door on Sunday morning.

More information, such as a complete list of vendors and vendor profiles, can be found at our website,, or on our Facebook page,

November 22, 2013
Elevate and Ascension

Elevate’s Third Birthday

Start: November 22, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: Elevate and Ascension
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1403 and 1407 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: 0


6-7 p.m. Complimentary Mini-Massages

6:30 p.m. Discussion on Palm & Tarot Reading

7-9 p.m. Palm & Tarot Readings

7-8 p.m. Thai Massage and Toe Reading Party

8:15-8:45 p.m. Meditation and Chant

9-10 p.m. Musical performance by Paul Rudy

Catering by Culinaria. Silent auction and raffle with winners announced at 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit The School Fund. Thank you for helping us reach three years!

November 21, 2013
Plymouth Congregational Church

Oread Neighborhood Ass. Yearly Elections

Start: November 21, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Plymouth Congregational Church
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925 Vermont St, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: 0

Come voice your opinion and vote at the Oread Neighborhood Association’s elections for board offices next year.

November 13, 2013
Kansas Union

Nefarious: Merchant of Souls Documentary

Start: November 13, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Kansas Union
Cost: 0

Nefarious sheds light on the horrific reality of the global sex trade and follows the stories of sex trafficking victims from all around the world. The screening will be hosted by Trade 61, a new nonprofit campus group that raises awareness and funds for local organizations that fight injustice.

November 9, 2013
KU Natural History Museum

Science Saturday: Chemical Connections

Start: November 9, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: KU Natural History Museum
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1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66045
Cost: 0

Who’s a mad scientist? Join us for experiments and other activities based on chemical reactions. This drop-in event is co-hosted by the KU Chemistry Club.

November 9, 2013
Trinity Lutheran Church: Fellowship Hall

Homelessness and Houseing in Lawrence

Start: November 9, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: Trinity Lutheran Church: Fellowship Hall
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1245 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66049
Cost: 0

Homelessness and Housing In Lawrence – Where We Are and Where We Go From Here
Public Forum Brings Experts and Public Together to Identify Problems and Solutions

Our community has come together to address many of the symptoms of homelessness and poverty. Yet the needs continue to grow. A public forum on Nov. 09, Homelessness and Housing – Where We Are and Where We Go From Here, will address the primary cause of homelessness – affordable, sustainable housing. We will learn about the challenges we face on a federal and local level. After hearing from the experts, break out sessions will offer the opportunity to find solutions and take action on this most important issue.

Keynote speaker Paul Boden became homeless at the age of 16 after the death of his mother. He began volunteering at a drop-in shelter in San Francisco in 1983 and eventually became a program director there. Mr. Boden has dedicated his life directing key organizations dedicated to alleviating homelessness and its causes. In 2005, he helped bring eight of the West Coast’s strongest organizations together to form The Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP). WRAP uses a unique structure that combines national policy work, movement building and street outreach to bridge local-national divisions that have hampered homeless advocacy for the last three decades. “Our affordable Housing Programs are dying,” says Mr. Boden. “They’re in crisis. And our homelessness crisis is growing.”

Shannon Oury is the Executive Director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority (LDCHA). The main objective of our LDCHA is to be good stewards of the housing programs it is charged with managing through sound management, maintenance preservation to the highest standards of the housing industry while providing responsible and responsive assistance to the people they serve. “The Transitional Housing Program provides an opportunity for homeless households to become stably housed – causing a positive ripple throughout our community including our schools, healthcare system, and social services,” says Ms. Oury. “The loss of significant funding for this incredibly successful program negatively impacts not only those families but our community.” Ms. Oury will provide information on the programs offered by LDCHA and describe the impact on transitional and permanent housing as a result of existing cuts and changes.

Loring Henderson is Executive Director of the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS). The mission of the LCS is to provide safe shelter and comprehensive services that provide a path to a positive future for people experiencing homelessness or are at risk for homelessness. Mr. Henderson will speak to the gaps and successes that he has seen in his long career of helping people. “We wouldn’t know homelessness today as we do if it weren’t for mental illness on the streets,” says Mr. Henderson. “We didn’t fulfill our social contract when we closed the institutions to provide sufficient community services for the mentally ill.”

David Smith, Chairman of Sociology at Kansas University will moderate the event. Mr. Smith has been active in civic affairs for many years, centric on issues of low-wage work and organized an affordable housing conference. “Homelessness has been a bigger problem than ever since the economic crisis of 2008, and it shows no signs of letting up, says Mr. Smith. “Over 10 million Americans are jobless and over 20 million have incomes 50% or more below the federal poverty line. So we need bigger solutions than ever. We need a serious national conversation about how to solve this growing problem.”

Contact: Steve Ozark, (785)760-3143,

October 10, 2013
Natural History Museum

Drop in and Draw

Start: October 10, 2013 5:30 pm
Venue: Natural History Museum
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1345 Jayhawk Blvd.
Cost: 0

Bring your sketch pad to the museum for an evening of art featuring specimens from the the museum’s collections. Free coffee and cookies while they last!

August 31, 2013
Liberty Hall

Benefit For Your Friend Thad

Start: August 31, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: Liberty Hall
Cost: $5.00

Benefit to raise money for local bartending legend Thad Havercamp, with performances from Pale Hearts, Godzillionaire, and Foxy By Proxy.

June 30, 2013
Downtown Lawrence

Mass Street Mile

Start: June 30, 2013 9:00 am
Venue: Downtown Lawrence
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9th & Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: Free - $15

Do you want to sprint, walk or even dance down Mass Street? Then come participate in a one-mile, competitive or noncompetitive race for the whole family in the beautiful downtown Lawrence. The Mass Street Mile is proud to partner with the local organization, Van Go, Inc. as the beneficiary of this community run to raise money to continue to help children, teens and adults in the area! 10:00 am – Race-day Registration and Packet Pick-up Open (or register in advance at 12:30 pm – Men’s Competitive Mile 12:35 pm – Women’s Competitive Mile 12:40 pm – Recreational Mile The start & finish are on the 900 block of Massachusetts Street, near Weavers Department Store. Look for the black tents and check in flags. There will also be a street festival on 9th Street, featuring food, ice cream, and games for kids. The 12:30 pm start time is tentative. The event will not start any earlier than 12:30 pm but may start later, depending on the conclusion of the Kids Bike Race. Race Course The Competitive Mile features a fast, flat course down Massachusetts Street, New Hampshire Street, Vermont Street and back to the start on the 900 block of Massachusetts Street. It is USATF-certified and sanctioned course. Please visit our website for more information:

June 27, 2013
Douglas County AIDS Project

National HIV Testing Day

Start: June 27, 2013 10:00 am
Venue: Douglas County AIDS Project
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346 Maine St. #160, Lawrence, KS, United States, 66044
Cost: 0

National HIV Testing Day is an annual observance to promote HIV testing and awareness. This is a good time for you to get tested and get involved. Take the test, take control.

• Of the 1.1 Million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States, 18% do not know they are infected with HIV.
• 54% of adults in the United States have never been tested for HIV.
• There are about 50,000 new HIV infections in the United States every year.

On Thursday, June 27th 2013 the Douglas County AIDS Project will be providing cookies and snacks in our main lobby as well as FREE rapid HIV testing from 10:00AM – 6:00PM. It’s fast and easy – only takes 20 minutes!

Where: Douglas County AIDS Project, 346 Maine St. #160
When: Thursday, June 27th
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

DCAP also provides free rapid HIV testing Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Ways to take action in response to HIV/AIDS:

• Get tested for HIV
• Practice safer methods to prevent HIV
• Talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues
• Provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS
• Get involved with DCAP

Please contact DCAP for more information: 843-0040 or visit: – See more at:

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