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September 2017

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Sat, September 2nd - 8:30am
FREE CANCER SCREENING SEPT 2
FREE CANCER SCREENING SEPT 2

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Description: Local Masons will host a free cancer screening Saturday, September 2, during Walnut’s Homecoming. Held from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge on 119 Main Street, it is open to the public. Physicians from KU Med Center will join Midwest Cancer Alliance, Diagnostic Imaging Centers, Be The Match bone marrow registry and Vulcan Masonic Lodge No. 229 to provide free skin and prostate cancer screenings, colon cancer home kits and mammograms for women who qualify. The screening is among the 28 hosted by the Kansas Masonic Foundation this year. For details call 620-224-3131. Submitted by: Laura Long Midwest Cancer Alliance/KU Cancer Center

Sat, September 2nd - 8:30am

 
 
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Mon, September 4th - 7:30am
Leawood Labor Day 5K Walk & Run
Leawood Labor Day 5K Walk & Run

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Description: Registration opens June 1, 2017 for the 27th Annual Labor Day 5K Run & Walk, presented by the Leawood Parks and Recreation Department and Pepsi-Cola. Whether you’re a walker, beginning runner, a veteran runner, or a wheelchair athlete, this event is for you! Join us for a morning run on Monday, September 4 at Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. The closed course will begin and end at Leawood City Park in front of the tennis courts. The course runs along Tomahawk Creek Parkway. The first 400 registrants will receive a “Leawood Labor Day 5K Walk & Run” commemorative tech t-shirt. All participants will receive post event fruit and a ticket to the pancake breakfast, provided by the Leawood Lions Club immediately following the event at the Lions Shelter. Additional breakfast tickets for guests are only $5.00 (cash). Overall first place male & female will receive a plaque and a gift certificate. The top three finishers for each male and female division will receive medals. Online registration is available at https://runsignup.com/leawoodlaborday5k More information about the event can be found online at https://www.leawood.org/parks/labordayrun.aspx Submitted by: Jacinta Tolinos Leawood Parks & Recreation

Mon, September 4th - 7:30am

 
 
Tue, September 5th - 7:30pm
YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman
YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman

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Description: 17-18 Kauffman Center Presents YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM Muriel Kauffman Theatre | Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman will perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Tuesday, September 5. Tickets for the event range from $59 to $129 plus fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 21. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org. The progressive rock band YES was co-founded by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968, and went on to sell millions of records with releases such as Fragile, Close to The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Going For The One and 90125. The band charted progressive rock and pop-rock hits through the 1970s and ‘80s, with tracks including “Roundabout,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and “Cinema.” YES was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017. This event is part of the 2017-18 Kauffman Center Presents series. More information and tickets: http://tickets.kauffmancenter.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=12412 Submitted by: Shelby Hennen Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tue, September 5th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
 
Fri, September 8th - 7:30pm
Paula Poundstone
Paula Poundstone

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Paula Poundstone can be heard regularly on NPR's #1 show, the Peabody-award winning weekly comedy news quiz Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! When asked about Poundstone, Wait, Wait host Peter Sagal replied, "Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known. On stage, Poundstone is known for her casual style, smart, observational humor, and a razor sharp spontaneous wit. Garrison Keillor described her as "the bravest and best improv comic of our time." A star of several HBO specials, Poundstone was the first woman to share the dais with the President and perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents Dinner. She is included in Comedy Central's List of the 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time.

Parental Advisory: Some material may not be suitable for children.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus.

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Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Fri, September 8th - 7:30pm

 
 
 
Sun, September 10th - 2:00pm
Jerry Barlow: Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar
Jerry Barlow: Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar

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Description: A free concert featuring acclaimed musician and storyteller Jerry Barlow, focuses on the immigration of the Irish to America in the mid-1800s and the challenges they faced once they arrived. Submitted by: Cindy McGuire Leavenworth Public Library

Sun, September 10th - 2:00pm

 
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Thu, September 14th - 7:30pm
Parsons Dance
Parsons Dance

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The sexy athleticism, exuberant personality and joyous movement that is Parsons Dance is comprised of eight full-time dancers and maintains a repertory of over 80 works (20 with commissioned scores) choreographed by Kansas City-born David Parsons. The company's style is a fusion of the gesture and movement that make up the modern dance vocabulary, and the discipline and precise execution one expects from a classical company.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Thu, September 14th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, September 15th - 7:00pm
Hillbilly Hotspot
Hillbilly Hotspot

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Description: BDS Production: Hillbilly Hotspot Come spend some quality time with the lovable Hillbillies at the "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping! Rated G Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, September 15th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, September 16th - 1:00pm
Bach Aria Soloists' Trio Bella
Bach Aria Soloists' Trio Bella

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Description: Free concert! The women of Bach Aria Soloists — Elizabeth Suh Lane, violin-Artistic Director; Sarah Tannehill Anderson, soprano; and Elisa Williams Bickers, keyboard will present an eclectic program showcasing the wide-ranging styles and genres of Bach Aria Soloists. The program will feature J.S. Bach and Claudio Monteverdi; Argentine Tango composer Astor Piazzolla; traditional Scottish music, and contemporary Brazilian composer Guinga. Submitted by: Dan Torchia Bach Aria Soloists

Sat, September 16th - 1:00pm

 
 
Sat, September 16th - 7:00pm
Hillbilly Hotspot
Hillbilly Hotspot

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Description: BDS Production: Hillbilly Hotspot Come spend some quality time with the lovable Hillbillies at the "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping! Rated G Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, September 16th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sun, September 17th - 2:00pm
Hillbilly Hotspot
Hillbilly Hotspot

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Description: BDS Production: Hillbilly Hotspot Come spend some quality time with the lovable Hillbillies at the "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping! Rated G Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, September 17th - 2:00pm

 
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Tue, September 19th - 11:00am
World Cello Day live
World Cello Day live

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The Lawrence Arts Center, in collaboration with the Oread Strings, will present a concert to celebrate the U.N. International Day of Peace. Enjoy the sounds of the finest regional cello players while viewing art during Lawrence’s 3rd Biennial Print Week. The concert will feature six cellists, each performing one of the six Bach Cello Suites, and will take place in the Large Gallery, a breathtaking space, visually and acoustically. The Bach Cello Suites are some of the most recognizable music composed for solo cello, and were popularized by the Spanish cellist Pablo Casals, who was awarded the U.N. Peace Medal for his commitment to peace, justice, and freedom. Engage with people around the world on World Peace Day by attending this not-to-be-missed concert. #PeaceDay

Ellen Lind and others visit the KPR studios for a live preview Sept 19.
 

Tue, September 19th - 11:00am

 
 
Tue, September 19th - 2:00pm
Hillbilly Hotspot
Hillbilly Hotspot

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Description: BDS Production: Hillbilly Hotspot Come spend some quality time with the lovable Hillbillies at the "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping! Rated G Adults $32.50, Students $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Tue, September 19th - 2:00pm

 
 
Tue, September 19th - 4:30pm
Educator Open House
Educator Open House

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Description: This event is for teachers who are interested in obtaining their masters degree or someone who is interested in an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. Come learn about admissions, cost, specific programs and speak with professors. Submitted by: Ally Gomer Emporia State University - Kansas City

Tue, September 19th - 4:30pm

 
 
Wed, September 20th - 2:00pm
Hillbilly Hotspot
Hillbilly Hotspot

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Description: BDS Production: Hillbilly Hotspot Come spend some quality time with the lovable Hillbillies at the "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping! Rated G Adults $32.50, Students $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Wed, September 20th - 2:00pm

 
 
Wed, September 20th - 7:00pm
Those Who Lead, Read September Event
Those Who Lead, Read September Event

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Description: Dr. John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company and current non-executive director of Applus, Erin Energy Inc. and Hunting PLC, will discuss the book “Executive Leadership: A Practical Guide to Managing Complexity” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. “Executive Leadership” by Elliott Jaques and Stephen D. Clement offers helpful tips to leaders of organizations as it focuses on the structure of the organization as a necessary ingredient for effective leadership. The event is part of Friends University's “Those Who Lead, Read” program, a monthly speaker series that engages students and the Wichita community in a timely discussion about literacy and leadership. The event is free and open to the public. Submitted by: Gisele McMinimy Friends University

Wed, September 20th - 7:00pm

 
 
Thu, September 21st - 7:00pm
Hillbilly Hotspot
Hillbilly Hotspot

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Description: BDS Production: Hillbilly Hotspot Come spend some quality time with the lovable Hillbillies at the "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping! Rated G Adults $32.50, Students $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Thu, September 21st - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, September 22nd - 7:00pm
Hillbilly Hotspot
Hillbilly Hotspot

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Description: BDS Production: Hillbilly Hotspot Come spend some quality time with the lovable Hillbillies at the "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping! Rated G Adults $32.50, Students $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, September 22nd - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, September 22nd - 7:30pm
Black Violin
Black Violin

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Description: Due to popular demand, the Lied Center is bringing back a favorite. “Black Violin was absolutely amazing last night!!! They filled up the Lied auditorium and captivated the audience with their talent and charm. A truly inspiring group of young men breaking stereotypes and proving that one can do anything once they put their minds to it,” said a Lied Center patron after their 2015 performance. Black Violin blends classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at South by Southwest in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW to standing-room-only crowds. Tickets are $11-$35. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Fri, September 22nd - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, September 22nd - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Pops Series begins! Melissa Etheridge with the Kansas City Symphony
Kansas City Symphony Pops Series begins! Melissa Etheridge with the Kansas City Symphony

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar® and Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs her rock megahits including “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window” and “I Want to Come Over.” Proudly hailing from Leavenworth, Kansas, Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most popular songs. Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center. Tickets from $40. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Fri, September 22nd - 8:00pm

 
 
Sat, September 23rd - 7:30am to 10:15am
KPR Songwriters Showcase
KPR Songwriters Showcase

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Kansas Public Radio and Maceli’s are proud to present their first Songwriters Showcase featuring local musicians Heidi Gluck, Mr. and Mrs. Dodge and Inside Baseball. Sponsored by Briggs Subaru of Lawrence. At Maceli’s on September 23 at 7:30. Tickets are $10 and are available at macelis.com. 

 

Sat, September 23rd - 7:30am to 10:15am

 
 
Sat, September 23rd - 9:00am
Kansas City NF Walk
Kansas City NF Walk

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Description: Hello, The Children’s Tumor Foundation is excited to announce that the Kansas City NF Walk will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017. I am reaching out with the hope that you can support this walk and contribute to its success. Your support will help fund critical research for neurofibromatosis (NF). NF is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. This disorder can lead to blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, disfigurement, learning disabilities, and excruciating and disabling pain. NF affects one in every 3,000 people, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined. NF research is also shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community. The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that prides itself on its 4-Star Charity Navigator rating, spending 82% of its revenue on research and programs. We have also received accreditation from the Better Business Bureau as part of the Wise Giving Alliance.Since its inception in 1978, the Foundation has grown into the largest non-government funder of neurofibromatosis (NF) research in the world. Our mission is to drive research, expand knowledge and advance care for the NF community. In addition to being a driving force behind NF research, the Children’s Tumor Foundation also supports the NF Clinic Network, which sees over 10,000 patients in 50 clinics throughout the United States. The Children's Tumor Foundation's NF Walk Program is a fundraising initiative to support NF research, raise awareness and provide support for individuals with NF and their families. Our NF Walks are a fun and engaging way to support those living with NF. They are open to all ages, engage entire communities, include not only walks, but also 5ks and kids fun runs, and offer friendship and hope for those living with NF. NF Walks are family and community events, attracting motivated individuals from all walks of life. Our events are seeking tremendous growth, and forming partnerships will result in a win/win, benefiting your business as well as a worthy cause. In 2017 we plan to raise $2 million through NF Walks across the United States. We are offering sponsorships at various levels in an effort to involve as many businesses as possible. In return, we offer benefits at each level. Please review the attached sponsorship levels to determine which is most appropriate for your organization. I am happy to discuss these opportunities with you personally. If you are able to sponsor the Kansas City NF Walk, or help in any way, please contact me at your earliest convenience to coordinate further. We hope you will join us in supporting our Kansas City NF Walk. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Hannah Duby Kansas City NF Walk Director 816-718-2601 Hduby@att.net Submitted by: Hannah Duby, KC NF Walk Director Children's Tumor Foundation

Sat, September 23rd - 9:00am

 
 
Sat, September 23rd - 3:00pm
Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary
Poet Laureate of Kansas Kevin Rabas: Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

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Description: 2017-2019 Kansas Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas discusses how poetry can illuminate the path through our daily lives, revealing beauty in mundane tasks and objects that we often overlook. With words and music, this presentation will uplift our daily experiences by exploring what poet Pablo Neruda called "ode to ordinary things." This program made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council. Submitted by: Cindy McGuire Leavenworth Public Library

Sat, September 23rd - 3:00pm

 
 
Sat, September 23rd - 7:00pm
Hillbilly Hotspot
Hillbilly Hotspot

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Description: BDS Production: Hillbilly Hotspot Come spend some quality time with the lovable Hillbillies at the "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping! Rated G Adults $32.50, Students $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, September 23rd - 7:00pm

 
 
Sat, September 23rd - 7:15pm to 10:15pm
KPR Songwriters Showcase
KPR Songwriters Showcase

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Kansas Public Radio and Maceli’s are proud to present their first Songwriters Showcase an evening of music featuring local musicians Mr. and Mrs. Dodge, Heidi Gluck, and Inside Baseball. The show, sponsored by Briggs Subaru, is on Saturday, September 23, at Maceli’s (1031 New Hampshire St.) in Lawrence; doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door or $10.50 in advance at macelis.com.
 
Arthur Dodge of Lawrence band Arthur Dodge and the Horsefeathers and his wife, Meg Hereford, (owner of the popular Ladybird Café in Lawrence) are teaming up for a rare duo performance. Dodge’s band performs indie ballads and rock and country tunes around the area and is preparing to release their fourth album this year.
 
Indie folk singer-songwriter Heidi Lynne Gluck’s confessional lyrics and expressive arrangements can be heard on her two albums: her debut EP “The Only Girl in the Room” and her self-produced album “Pony Show.” In addition to composing and producing, Gluck is a prominent side player and session musician featured on over 30 albums on background vocals, bass, guitar, piano, keys, accordion and lap steel. 
 
Inside-Baseball is a brand-new project for Lawrence singer-songwriter John LaMonica. His “Missouri St. Sessions” release features autobiographical story-songs and can be found on his SoundCloud page. Look for his first full album, “Outliers,” to come out this fall.
 
Proceeds from the concert will benefit Kansas Public Radio, which sustained a $200,000 budget cut this fiscal year. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. 

 

Sat, September 23rd - 7:15pm to 10:15pm

 
 
Sat, September 23rd - 8:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Pops Series begins! Melissa Etheridge with the Kansas City Symphony
Kansas City Symphony Pops Series begins! Melissa Etheridge with the Kansas City Symphony

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar® and Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs her rock megahits including “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window” and “I Want to Come Over.” Proudly hailing from Leavenworth, Kansas, Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most popular songs. Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center. Tickets from $40. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sat, September 23rd - 8:00pm

 
 
Sun, September 24th - 12:00pm
DACA Renewal Clinic
DACA Renewal Clinic

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Description: The University of Kansas School of Law will provide free legal assistance to individuals eligible to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) authorization before the Oct. 5 deadline set by the White House. Through the DACA Renewal Clinic, KU Law students and faculty will help eligible Douglas County residents complete and submit renewal applications so they may continue to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation. In addition, KU students may seek assistance through a separate service by Legal Services for Students (see information below). “These applications must be finished and mailed in time to be received by the government by October 5,” said Melanie DeRousse, associate clinical professor of law and director of Douglas County Legal Aid. “Any applications that are received after that date will result in a denial of renewal, and the work authorization and protection from deportation will expire on the date listed on the person’s work authorization card. The timeline is very short, and the consequences of not getting paperwork done in time are extremely harsh in this scenario.” The walk-in clinic will operate out of the Douglas County Legal Aid Society office in 105 Green Hall, 1535 W. 15th St. Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 | 3:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 | Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 | 3:30-6:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary, but please call 785-864-5564 in advance with questions or if an interpreter or other accommodations are needed. Please park in the Allen Fieldhouse garage, located on Irving Hill Road just west of Naismith Drive. Bring parking garage tickets to the clinic for validation. Clients eligible to attend the clinic to apply for a two-year renewal of DACA must: Have DACA status and a work permit that expires on or before March 5, 2018, and Not currently be involved in immigration proceedings. Be prepared to pay the $495 government filing fee upon submission of the renewal application. (KU Law services are free, but the application requires a fee.) If the above does not apply, please refer to this advisory from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (English | Spanish) and contact an immigration attorney to determine your next steps. Please bring with you: Your work authorization card, Your Social Security card, Your state-issued ID, if you have one, A copy of your first DACA application and approval notice, Two passport photos, and If you have been arrested, charged with a crime or received a ticket, any paperwork related to that offense. DACA allowed people who were brought to the U.S. as children to obtain the ability to work, attend school and remain free from deportation for two-year periods as long as they met strict eligibility criteria. Those criteria included being enrolled in or having graduated from high school or participating in military service, and being free of any criminal convictions for felonies or serious misdemeanors. Nearly 6,000 Kansans obtained lawful work authorization and protection from deportation through the DACA program by meeting those strict requirements; many will now require immediate legal assistance to determine their eligibility for renewal and to process renewal paperwork before the deadline. While the KU Law DACA Renewal Clinic is prepared to serve the broader community, Legal Services for Students is available specifically for KU students. KU students who wish to speak with a lawyer about issues related to the DACA program and its pending rescission should contact Legal Services for Students at 785-864-5665. The office is located in 212 Green Hall and open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All personal information will remain completely confidential. Submitted by: Hope Faflick KU Law

Sun, September 24th - 12:00pm

 
 
Sun, September 24th - 2:00pm
Hillbilly Hotspot
Hillbilly Hotspot

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Description: BDS Production: Hillbilly Hotspot Come spend some quality time with the lovable Hillbillies at the "Hillbilly HotSpot" campsite for side-splitting laughter and great music that will keep your toes tapping and your fingers snapping! Rated G Adults $32.50, Students $15 Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sun, September 24th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, September 24th - 2:00pm
Chamber Music Concert: "From Russia with Love"
Chamber Music Concert: "From Russia with Love"

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Description: "From Russia, With Love," compositions by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943), will be performed at the Sandzen Gallery by soprano Jen Stephenson and pianist J. Bradley Baker on Sunday afternoon, September 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. Both musicians serve on the faculty at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. The concert is a part of the Sandzen Gallery's 2017-18 chamber music series. Submitted by: Ron Michael Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery

Sun, September 24th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, September 24th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony Pops Series begins! Melissa Etheridge with the Kansas City Symphony
Kansas City Symphony Pops Series begins! Melissa Etheridge with the Kansas City Symphony

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar® and Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs her rock megahits including “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window” and “I Want to Come Over.” Proudly hailing from Leavenworth, Kansas, Melissa will share personal stories about her remarkable journey through life and the inspiration behind some of her most popular songs. Sponsored by Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center. Tickets from $40. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Sun, September 24th - 7:00pm

 
 
Sun, September 24th - 7:30pm
Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal
Kenny Rogers’ Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal

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Description: Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during his Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal. The enduring country and pop icon has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his long list of hits which comprise 24 number ones including The Gambler, Lucille, Coward of the County, Lady, Islands in the Stream, She Believes In Me, We’ve Got Tonight, Daytime Friends, Through The Years, You Decorated My Life, and Buy Me A Rose. Incredibly, Rogers has charted a record within each of the last seven decades. He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the top-ten, best-selling male solo artists of all time, according to the RIAA. Rogers has won many awards for his music and charity work, including three Grammy Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards, including the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013. Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2015, he was awarded the CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award and in 2016, he received the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award from the TJ Martell Foundation. Tickets are $26-$100. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, September 24th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sun, September 24th - 7:30pm
Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Creedence Clearwater Revisited

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Creedence Clearwater Revival's distinctive swamp rock went against the grain of the '60s psychedelic San Francisco and won a worldwide following and numerous gold and multiplatinum singles and albums. It was rebellious, sometimes militant rock, co-opted into three-minute radio gems that remain rock radio and movie soundtrack staples.

After Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded in 1972, founding members and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford remained close. Realizing both missed playing live Creedence music that had been lying dormant, Doug and Stu put together Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995 to perform in concert the hit songs — touchstones of a generation. Hear classics like "Susie Q," "Lodi," "Proud Mary," "Down On The Corner," "Fortunate Son" and "Who'll Stop The Rain!"

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Trinium Contracters.

Submitted by:
Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Sun, September 24th - 7:30pm

 
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Tue, September 26th - 7:00pm
Kansas City Symphony presents Classics Uncorked: Future Favorites
Kansas City Symphony presents Classics Uncorked: Future Favorites

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Description: Jason Seber, David T. Beals III Associate Conductor Featuring some of the best music written by today’s American composers, your Kansas City Symphony performs works sure to become your future favorites. Hear Jonathan Leshnoff’s Starburst, selections from Rachel Grimes’ Book of Leaves and Christopher Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body, then experience Helzberg Hall morphing into a techno club with Mason Bates’ Mothership. After the concert, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or champagne and mingle with Symphony musicians in Kauffman Center’s Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby. Sponsored by BMO Wealth Management. Most tickets $25. For more information or tickets, please visit kcsymphony.org or call (816) 471-0400. Submitted by: Beth Buchanan Kansas City Symphony

Tue, September 26th - 7:00pm

 
 
 
Thu, September 28th - 7:30pm
KU Symphony Orchestra with guest Simone Porter, violin
KU Symphony Orchestra with guest Simone Porter, violin

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Description: Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity and vibrant sound. At 20 years of age, Porter has already appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Houston Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with renowned conductors, including Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Nicolas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot and Donald Runnicles. She will perform the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 with the University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra. KUSO is the premier orchestral organization in the KU School of Music. Tickets are $14-$25. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Thu, September 28th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, September 29th - 11:00am
Gabriela Martinez live
Gabriela Martinez live

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The piano soloist with the Topeka Symphony previews her Sept. 30 concert with the orchestra.
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Fri, September 29th - 11:00am

 
 
Fri, September 29th - 7:00pm
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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Description: GPT'S Plain Great Players presents The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by Michele L. Vacca Young Dorothy Gale finds herself whisked away to the magical Land of Oz by a Kansas cyclone. How will she ever find her way home? Wearing the magic ruby slippers, and under the kindly protection of the Good Witch of the North, Dorothy sets out to ask the Wonderful Wizard for advice. On the way, she finds both adventure and friends; the Cowardly Lion who thinks he needs courage, the Scarecrow who thinks he needs brains, and the sentimental Tin Woodsman who desperately yearns for a warm heart. During her journey Dorothy also encounters a few obstacles, one of which is the dreaded Wicked Witch of the West! The plot thickens when Dorothy and her three friends agree to help the Wizard foil the Witch of West in exchange for brains, courage, a new heart, and a trip home to Kansas. After another long journey and further adventures Dorothy and her friends boldly and bravely succeed in their mission by drawing upon their own resources. In doing so they triumphantly find the courage, the brains, the heart and the home for which they have been searching. Tickets: Students - $8, Adults - $12 785-263-4574 or www.greatplainstheatre.com for tickets. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Fri, September 29th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, September 29th - 7:00pm
Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball
Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball

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Description: Director Mark Honer and baseball historian Mark Eberle join us for a screening and discussion of the award-winning film KS Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball. The film-- which includes material on Lawrence as the site of a Kansas town team--has gotten great reviews from viewers. Don't miss this exciting look into old-time baseball! DVDs of the film and Mark Eberle's book "Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941" will be available for purchase. Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Fri, September 29th - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, September 29th - 7:30pm
Tango Buenos Aires: Spirit of Argentina
Tango Buenos Aires: Spirit of Argentina

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Description: Tango Buenos Aires has become one of Argentina’s great cultural exports, known throughout the Americas, Europe and the Far East as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of the Tango. Tango Buenos Aires was created by the renowned composer and tango director Osvaldo Requena for the Jasmines Festival at the famous Buenos Aires cabaret Michelangelo. The company met with tremendous success and was immediately added to the season of the General San Martin Municipal Theatre. Tickets are $14-$40. Submitted by: Madi Schulz Lied Center of Kansas

Fri, September 29th - 7:30pm

 
 
Fri, September 29th - 7:30pm
The B-52s
The B-52s

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Description:

It is well known that the B-52s are the “World’s Greatest Party Band.” And nearly 40 years and over 20 million albums into their
career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. Any mystery concerning the band’s longevity and ongoing appeal is immediately solved when exposed to a B-52s’ concert experience. From groundbreaking songs like “Rock Lobster,” “Dance This Mess Around” and “Private Idaho,” to chart-topping hits like “Love
Shack”, “Roam” and “Deadbeat Club,” to their thrilling reemergence on the pop scene with their 2008 CD “Funplex,” the
B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins.

Season Tickets on sale now. Single Tickets on sale July 30.
Visit www.k-state.edu/mccain for a downloadable brochure.
The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by CivicPlus. This show is sponsored by Manhattan Broadcasting.

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Todd Holmberg
McCain Auditorium

Fri, September 29th - 7:30pm

 
 
Sat, September 30th - 10:00am
8th Annual Cars in the Park Car Show to Benefit Special Olympics
8th Annual Cars in the Park Car Show to Benefit Special Olympics

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Description: Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 30th and please join us for our 8th Annual Cars in the Park Car Show to Benefit Special Olympics! From 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Theatre in the Park, 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66217 FREE to the PUBLIC Food vendors, music, vendors, raffles, 50/50 pot, silent auctions of sports collectibles, 15 Award Categories and much more. $20 pre-registration until 9/23 $25 registration fee 9/24 to day of show NEW THIS YEAR! Additional entry fee discounts for Car, Motorcycle and Truck Clubs/Groups who pre-register 15 or more vehicles! Just $15 per vehicle if pre-registered and paid for at the same time. (Contact Lindsey Minnick at (913) 826.3027 or e-mail: lindsey.minnick@jocogov.org Also find us on Facebook - JCPRD Rangers Special Olympics And JCPRD Website: http://jcprd.com/special_events/carsinthepark.cfm Submitted by: Jodie McMahon Johnson County Parks & Rec Special Olympics & Pops

Sat, September 30th - 10:00am

 
 
Sat, September 30th - 6:30pm
HeartSong: A Mosaic of Women's Poetry, Spoken Word & Song
HeartSong: A Mosaic of Women's Poetry, Spoken Word & Song

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Description: In alliance with the global event 100,000 Poets for Change, in support of healing and transformation through the arts, and in honor of women, we present with intention through performance: "HeartSong" A Mosaic of Women's Poetry, Spoken Word & Song Featuring Original performances by Megan Luttrell, Holly Taylor, Stephanie Barrows, Beth Schultz, Karyn Kitty Marie, Crystalynn Hyatt, Autumn Paige Moler, Yeshe Chodron, Harmony Mindzeye Lovellution & Ladies of The Lawrence Women's Resistance Choir! (more to come on this lineup!!) Suggested Love Offering of $10, all are welcome! RSVP Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839661776333778/permalink/1840070269626...¬if_id=1505427630045620 More about 100 Thousand Poets for Change: September 30, 2017 marks the seventh annual global event for 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. An event that began primarily with poet organizers, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has grown into an interdisciplinary coalition with year round events which includes musicians, dancers, mimes, painters and photographers from around the world. Local issues are still key to this massive global event as communities around the world raise their voices on issues such as homelessness, global warming, education, racism and censorship, through concerts, readings, lectures, workshops, flash mobs, theater performances and other actions. Immediately following September 30th 2017, all documentation on the 100TPC Blog, which will include specific event pages with photos, video and other documentation compiled by each city coordinator, will be preserved by Stanford University in California. Stanford recognized 100 Thousand Poets for Change in 2011 as an historical event, the largest poetry reading in history. They will continue to archive the complete contents of 100TPC.org, as part of their digital archiving program LOCKSS. http://100tpc.org/ Submitted by: Crystalynn Hyatt 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Sat, September 30th - 6:30pm

 
 
Sat, September 30th - 7:00pm
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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Description: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Get more info about this event » Description: GPT'S Plain Great Players presents The Wonderful Wizard of OZ by Michele L. Vacca Young Dorothy Gale finds herself whisked away to the magical Land of Oz by a Kansas cyclone. How will she ever find her way home? Wearing the magic ruby slippers, and under the kindly protection of the Good Witch of the North, Dorothy sets out to ask the Wonderful Wizard for advice. On the way, she finds both adventure and friends; the Cowardly Lion who thinks he needs courage, the Scarecrow who thinks he needs brains, and the sentimental Tin Woodsman who desperately yearns for a warm heart. During her journey Dorothy also encounters a few obstacles, one of which is the dreaded Wicked Witch of the West! The plot thickens when Dorothy and her three friends agree to help the Wizard foil the Witch of West in exchange for brains, courage, a new heart, and a trip home to Kansas. After another long journey and further adventures Dorothy and her friends boldly and bravely succeed in their mission by drawing upon their own resources. In doing so they triumphantly find the courage, the brains, the heart and the home for which they have been searching. Tickets: Students - $8, Adults - $12 785-263-4574 or www.greatplainstheatre.com for tickets. Submitted by: Kim McDowell Great Plains Theatre

Sat, September 30th - 7:00pm

 
 

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