Silent films for Halloween
The silent film event, Silents in the Cathedral II, will start at 7 p.m., Friday Oct. 22, at the Grace Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth St., Topeka. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, in cooperation with Grace Episcopal Cathedral, are sponsoring the event.
The program will feature two scary silent films, The Haunted House, starring Buster Keaton, and The Cat and the Canary, the film that established the haunted mansion as a film genre.
Both silent films will be accompanied by live music from the cathedral organ. Marvin Faulwell, Kansas City, Mo., will perform.
The event is free and open to the public.
McLouth blood drive
McLouth High School Honor Society members are sponsoring a community blood drive. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the cafeteria of the McLouth High School. 271 Summit.
Walk-ins are welcome, and those who would like to sign up in advance may call the high school at (913) 793-6122.
The Community Blood Center, Kansas City, Kan., Lawrence and Topeka, will be in charge of the bloodmobile. The need for blood donations has increased by 8 percent this year.
Workshop teaches benefits of journaling
The "Healing Power of the Pen," a workshop that teaches participants how to use journaling as a therapeutic tool, will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Kansas City Kansas Community College, room 2705.
Well-known Kansas City author and journalist Shifra Stein and occupational therapist Rebecca Kaiser will present the workshop.
The cost of the workshop is $45. Registration may be made by calling the Continuing Education Office, (913) 596-9660.
The first Dwight D. Eisenhower Day celebration weekend will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 14, in Abilene on the former president's 104th birthday, and will continue through the unveiling of a new statue portraying him as a young boy on Saturday, Oct. 14.
For more information, call the Eisenhower Center, Abilene, at (785) 263-4751.
Employers, dealing with disability
Breaking Down Barriers to Employment is the title of a workshop to be presented from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont. A panel of people with disabilities will talk about their experiences seeking and obtaining employment. Employers who have hired individuals with disabilities will also speak on the panel.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Independence, Inc., at (785) 841-0333.
Small business information seminar
Find out how to apply for a small business microloan of $500 to $25,000 for startup or additional working capital. Also learn how to put together a realistic cash projection, and how to read and understand your financial statements.
A seminar will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce conference room, 734 Vermont.
There is a $10 registration fee. The event is sponsored by the KU Small Business Development Center. To register, call the KU office at (785) 843-8844.