We had a blast last Friday, October 26, during our first ever KPR Live Day, where we featured an entire day of live classical music from KPR's live performance studio and the Lawrence Public Library. If you missed it, here are some of the highlights. (Unfortunately, we had technical difficulties which prevented recording of the first and final performances.) Thanks for listening!
Description: MANHATTAN — Mark your calendar now for some holiday cheer as the Friends of McCain Auditorium have announced the McCain Holiday Home Tour for 2019. The popular biennial fundraiser for McCain Auditorium will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. This year's event will feature four area residences decorated for the holiday season. Selection and coordination of homes begins more than a year in advance to allow homeowners adequate time to plan and prepare for the event. Money raised will support McCain Auditorium's education and outreach activities. "McCain Auditorium's education programs, including free children's matinee performances, are supported by sponsorships, individual giving, grants and fundraising events such as the McCain Holiday Home Tour," said Todd Holmberg, executive director of McCain Auditorium. "The community also enjoys touring the homes and seeing a snapshot of the homeowners' holiday traditions while knowing they are benefiting arts-related educational programming at McCain Auditorium." Sponsorships are available for the home tour by contacting Holmberg at email@example.com or 785-532-6425. The tour will feature the Kansas State University’s President’s Residence full of history including updates to the Eisenhower bedroom. Amanda and Eric Purdom’s home on Poyntz Ave is a beautiful example of a historic home expanded over the years featuring casual classic décor. Pat and Paula Caffey’s home on College Heights is well known for its traditional exterior Christmas decorations and now people will get to see the inside, including a 1950s style diner. Sunset Cottage is a stunning vacation rental near the campus restored and managed by Capstone3D. . The variety of homes and decorations are sure to inspire everyone who goes on the tour. Tickets will be $20 in advance or $25 at the door and will be available at several area business outlets starting in November. The McCain Holiday Home Tour Committee is chaired by Julie Keenan. For more information on the tour, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-875-7456. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Auditorium
Description: The Endangered Species Act was signed into law in December 1973. To honor this legacy, this Discovery Day is all about endangered organisms. Learn what has been done to protect these species and what we can do to help. We’ll have specimens on display, hands-on activities, and scavenger hunts for the whole family. Sunday, December 8 1:00pm – 3:00pm Submitted by: Liam Mays KU Natural History Museum