Archive for Wednesday, November 8, 2000

Area Briefs

November 8, 2000

Carnegie Arts Center sponsors several events

The Carnegie Arts Center offers several events during the next several weeks.

The center's sale of work by area artists will run from Nov. 17 through 19. Sale hours are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 17; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 18 and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 19. A percentage of all sales will benefit the center.

A "Homeschoolers Draw" workshop for children 6 through 8 will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 14-Dec. 19.

The "Joy of Color" workshop will focus on painting on silk. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Robin Bongers will give a benefit piano recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Call the center, (913) 651-0765, to enroll in workshops or for more information. The center is at 601 S. Fifth in Leavenworth.

Eagles auxiliary planning annual craft fair Saturday

Hall of Fame Eagles Auxiliary No. 3191 of Bonner Springs will hold its 14th annual craft fair this Saturday.

The fair will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, Kansas Highway 32 and 142nd Street.

The fair also will feature homemade treats. Door prizes will be given away hourly. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Kaw Valley Center in Kansas City, Kan.

St. John Hospital Guild sponsors fund-raiser Friday

St. John Hospital Guild will host its annual Harvest Hoedown Benefit from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

This fund-raiser will be held at Leavenworth's Riverfront Community Center, 123 South Esplanade.

Proceeds will be used to purchase new equipment for the hospital's radiology department.

Jillian Worman, the recent winner of the Riverfest fiddler contest, will provide special entertainment along with the Cloggers of Kansas City.

Tickets are can be purchased at the St. John Hospital Gift Shop or the Leavenworth/Lansing Chamber of Commerce. For more information call (913) 680-6020.

Century infant car seats involved in recall

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Century Products of Macedonia, Ohio, is recalling, about 4 million infant car seats/carriers.

When the seat is used as an infant carrier, the handle can break. An infant inside the carrier can fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.

Century is providing parents with new handles for the carriers. The company has received more than 2,700 reports of problems with the handles, resulting in more than 200 injuries, according to the product safety commission.

The recall involves all Century rear-facing infant car seats/carriers with one-piece handles manufactured from January 1991 through July 1997. The date of manufacture, written as month, day, year (010191 through 073197) can be found on a label on the side of the seat. The recalled car seats/carriers have a molded, one-piece, one-color plastic handle that is white, gray or tan.

To receive a free replacement handle, call Century toll-free at (800) 865-1419, or visit Century's web site

Lied Center of Kansas schedules performances

The Lied Center of Kansas, Lawrence, is offering several special events during the next few weeks.

Among the performances scheduled:

French a cappella Choer de Chambre Accentus, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, as part of the Swarthout Chamber Music Series. Works by Hugo Wolf, Philippe Fenelon, Arnold Schonberg and Francis Poulenc are among music performed by this group of 32 singers.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 8 p.m. Tuesday, as part of the Lied Center's Concert Series in conjunction with the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey and ICM Arts Ltd.

"Show Boat," at 8 p.m. Nov. 16, as part of the center's Broadway and Beyond Series. A nine-person orchestra will accompany the production.

For ticket information, call the Lied Center box office, (785) 864-ARTS.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital offering four classes

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering a variety of classes during the next few weeks.

Call (785) 749-5800 for information or to enroll in these classes:

Smoking cessation, 7 p.m. Nov. 16.

First aid for parents and daycare providers, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Refresher prenatal class for parents who have children, 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20.

Breastfeeding, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday.

The classes are at the hospital, Fourth and Maine streets, Lawrence.

County's Council on Aging sets insurance workshop

The Leavenworth County Council on Aging invites area residents to attend a free workshop on long-term care insurance.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln room of the Mid-American Bank and Trust (formerly Leavenworth National Bank), 401 Delaware, in Leavenworth.

Vicki Buening, consumer education coordinator from the Kansas Insurance Department, will be the presenter. The workshop will provide facts about buying long-term care insurance, who should buy it, which company sells it and how much it costs.

McLouth High School plans Veterans Day program

Four speakers from the Fort Leavenworth Command and General Staff College will speak during a Veterans Day program Thursday at McLouth High School.

The public is invited to the program, which will begin at 1:40 p.m.

The speakers are Brad Pippin, an aviator, Mark Ridley, with special forces, Julie Rhen, with the signal corps, and Paul Heying, with the transportation corps.

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