Archive for Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Area briefs

October 11, 2000

Basehor library sets book discussion

Basehor Community Library continues the fall book discussion series, "Childhood Classics," at 2 p.m. next Tuesday.

Michaeline Chance-Reay from Kansas State University will lead the discussion of "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry," by Mildred D. Taylor.

Anyone interested in attending the discussion may stop by the library to check out a copy of the book. The program is free.

For information, call or stop by the library, (913) 724-2828; 2812 N. 155th St., Basehor.

Club offers help with lung disease

The Better Breathing Club welcomes all those suffering from lung disease, as well as their family members and friends who need to share their feelings and concerns, to learn more about the disease and find support.

The Club is co-sponsored by Bethany Medical Center and the American Lung Association of Kansas.

Candace Parker, education specialist at the Department of Nursing, KU Medical Center, and an American Lung Association of Kansas volunteer, will present the next program, "Flu Prevention for the Patients with a Lung Disease," on Tuesday, in the Bethany Lung Center.

The club meets the first Tuesday of each month from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., April through November (except for July), and offers free educational programs on topics related to lung disease and provides an opportunity for participants to discuss their situations in a casual atmosphere.

Bethany is at 12th Street and Central Avenue. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (913) 281-5864.

Maple Leaf Festival seeking quilts

Would you like to show your work in the oldest annual quilt show in Kansas?

The Maple Leaf Festival Quilt Show is looking for quilts to display at the 28th annual show, held in conjunction with Baldwin City's Maple Leaf Festival, Oct. 20-22.

There is no entry fee to show quilts.

A workshop on "A New Twist on Triangles" will be presented from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23. Noted quilter and instructor Mary Sue Suit will teach the workshop. Advance reservations and book purchase are required.

For more information on the workshop, or to find out how to submit your quilts to the show, contact Quilter's Paradise, Baldwin, as soon as possible (785) 594-3477.

Mensa group offers testing sessions

On Nov. 11, Mid-America Mensa will participate in American Mensa's National Testing Day (NTD) with a test session at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park and Washburn University in Topeka

Based in Arlington, Texas, American Mensa is an organization for anyone who scores in the top two percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. For more information or to apply for membership, call (800) 66-MENSA or visit For information about the Overland Park session, contact Sue Martin at (913) 469-6474, e-mail For information on the Topeka test, call (785) 231-1010, extension 1443 or e-mail to

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