Information from FEMA indicates there have been more disasters in Kansas in recent years. But is severe weather actually more common in Kansas or are we just doing a better job documenting such events?
Have we lost the battle against climate change? Why do we rationalize doing nothing in the face of scientific evidence about climate change? Dr. Dale Jamieson talks about the morality of inaction, from his recent talk at Washburn University.
The market provides in-season produce, eggs, herbs, flowers and bedding plants. Every week is a new shopping experience. Bring the family! Weekly kid's craft can be made at the library booth and browse our selection of cooking and gardening books for adults and children to check out. The market is located in the parking lot of the library near 10th and Washburn.
Man’s best friend is the star as ACT Ottawa brings comedy and a chance to support Prairie Paws Animal Shelter to Franklin County.
ACT Ottawa, Ottawa’s community theater, is staging A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia in OU’s Larry Peters Auditorium at 1001 South Cedar. Opening night is Thursday July 9th at 7:00pm, and we will perform Friday July 10th at 6:30pm, and Saturday July 11th at 7:00pm. A daytime matinee is scheduled for Sunday July 12th at 3:00pm.
ACT Ottawa will be accepting donations of materials needed by Prairie Paws animal shelter or financial donations at each show. Prairie Paw’s wish list can be found at http://prairiepaws.org/get-involved/wish-list/ for what items would be welcome. Audiences are advised that this play may not be suitable for younger audience members secondary to language.
“THE STORY: Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.” –from the back cover of Sylvia by A.R.Gurney
ACT Ottawa’s mission statement:
ACT Ottawa is dedicated to the development of community culture by providing a venue for artists and audiences of any age to experience and enjoy quality live theater.
The 26th Annual Olympic style sports festival will take place in Topeka, July 10-26. Over 45 sports will be offered for participants of all ages and skill levels. Complete event information and registration procedures can be found at www.sunflowergames.com. Athletes Assemble in 2015!