Newspaper publisher to speak to chamber
The editor and publisher of the Lawrence Journal-World will be the featured speaker during Friday's Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce meeting.
The meeting gets under way at noon at Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse.
Dolph Simons Jr. will speak to the group. Simons also is president of The World Co., which owns The Mirror, as well as three other area weekly newspapers.
To make a reservation or for additional information, call the Chamber at 845-9244.
Big band era plays out at concert
The Lawrence City Band will play its weekly concert in the park tonight.
Toes will be tapping as band members salute the big band era, as well as polkas, waltzes, the rhumba and the tango.
The weekly concerts begin at 8 p.m. at South Park, under the direction of Bob Foster.
The band concerts are sponsored by the city of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, with assistance from the Rice Foundation.
Silk painting class set at arts center
The Carnegie Arts Center in Leavenworth plans a one-day silk painting workshop on Saturday.
The event, "The Joy of Color" will introduce the technique of painting on silk using vibrant French silk dyes.
The workshop will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch break) to cover the entire process to make a 22-inch square piece to be worn as a scarf or framed. Instructor and award-winning artist Sharon Reeber has exhibited her large-scale paintings on silk across the country. Her work is featured in the book "The Best of Silk Painting" (North Light Press, 1997). Reeber's paintings are in private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe.
To enroll, call the arts center, (913) 651-0765 or visit the center, which is in the Carnegie Library building, 601 S. Fifth St.
Church sponsors Memorial concert
The Congregational Church is hosting a second Memorial Concert at 4 p.m. July 30.
Guest artist will be Chris Small of Leavenworth, who plays classical music both on the piano and the guitar.
At age 3, he was fascinated by the organist at St. John Basilica in Des Moines, Iowa, where his family attended. When the church added a piano, he "picked around on that." His mother decided he was musical and the family purchased a piano for him. At 8, he started formal piano lessons and at 13 he began guitar lesson. His father was in the military and because the family liked the area, the decision was made to retire in Leavenworth.
Chris has accompanied student musical contestants, and given a guitar concert at Carnegie Arts Center. Last fall he played with a Topeka group at the Renaissance Festival. They have recorded a CD together. He substitutes as needed at the Congregational Church.
The program on July 30 will be followed by homemade ice cream and cake provided by Plymouth Guild. No admission will be charged, and the public is invited.
Speaker to relate history of 4-H group
Bill Riley, 4-H Foundation president, will tell the story of the Kansas 4-H Foundation when he speaks on Tuesday to the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society.
The Kansas 4-H Foundation was established to assist 4-H programs through the use of private funds. This includes purchasing awards, establishing scholarships, providing college cooperative living facilities and building the facilities at Rock Springs. Rock Springs 4-H Center is administered by the foundation. It was established in 1945 on the 348-acre Flint Hills Ranch south of Junction City. The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tonganoxie Historical Site's Reno church just off Washington Street. The public is invited.
Recycling drop-off set for Saturday
The next SORT Recycling drop-off will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie School Volunteer Center will be collecting recyclable items at this drop-off.
This drop-off will take place at the east entrance of the fairgrounds.
The Aug. 12 drop-off has been cancelled, because of the Leavenworth County Fair. The next drop-off will be Aug. 26.