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May 2020

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Discover the Watkins Online
Discover the Watkins Online

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Description: While the Watkins Museum of History is closed, we're expanding our online resources to put local history right at your fingertips! Visit watkinsmuseum.org/discover-online for continued updates on: - TERRIFIC TUESDAYS: fun stuff for kids - THOUGHTFUL THURSDAYS: links to arts and other resources - FUN FACT FRIDAYS: cool artifacts and stories from the Watkins collections Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Fri, May 1st (All day)

 
 
 
Sun, May 3rd - 4:00pm
Jeffrey Foucault - Prairie Window Concert Series
Jeffrey Foucault - Prairie Window Concert Series

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Description: In two decades on the road, Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power, a decidedly Midwestern amalgam of blues, country, rock’n’roll, and folk. He’s built a brick-and-mortar international touring career on multiple studio albums, countless miles, and general critical acclaim, being lauded for “Stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest” (The New Yorker), and described as “Quietly brilliant” (The Irish Times), while catching the ear of everyone from Van Dyke Parks to Greil Marcus, to Don Henley, who regularly covers Foucault in his live set. Submitted by: Brad Guhr Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

Sun, May 3rd - 4:00pm

 
 
Sun, May 3rd - 7:00pm
Anne of Green Gables, The Ballet
Anne of Green Gables, The Ballet

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Description: Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet™ is a playful, colorful and evocative production that will transport audiences to early 20th century Atlantic Canada. Based on the beloved Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables — The Ballet™ follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. Submitted by: Todd Holmberg McCain Performance Series

Sun, May 3rd - 7:00pm

 
 
Fri, May 1st - 8:00pm
Diamond Rio
Diamond Rio

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Description: ON SALE NOW! Coming to The Stiefel in Salina, KS, on Fri., May 1 is Grammy- and Dove-award winning group Diamond Rio. Tickets start at $39 and are available online at Stiefel Theatre, in person at the Box Office at 151 S. Santa Fe or by calling 785-827-1998. Submitted by: Valerie Johnson Stiefel Theatre

Fri, May 1st - 8:00pm

 
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Wed, May 6th - 10:00am
Story Book Science
Story Book Science

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Description: Join us every Wednesday at 10am on Facebook for Story Book Science, a fun live reading of some of our favorite science-oriented story books! The KU Natural History Museum's Education Coordinator, Colleen MacGilvray, will be reading a variety of beautifully illustrated books and we'll often include some science facts, specimens or fun activities after the readings. We hope you'll join us! STORY BOOK TIME SCHEDULE Wednesdays, 10am APRIL 8 All Birds Have Anxiety by Kathy Hoopman (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) APRIL 15 Pollen: Darwin’s 130-Year Prediction by Darcy Pattison (Mims House) APRIL 22 Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland (Kids Can Press Ltd.) APRIL 29 Walk on the Wild Side by Nicholas Oldland (Kids Can Press Ltd.) MAY 6 Wisdom the Midway Albatross by Darcy Pattison (Mims House) MAY 13 Grandmother Fish by Jonathan Tweet (Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan) Submitted by: Anne Tangeman KU Natural History Museum

Wed, May 6th - 10:00am

 
 
 
Fri, May 8th - 6:00pm
Midland Care Celebration Walk
Midland Care Celebration Walk

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Description: The Celebration Walk has been held each year in May for the past two decades to honor loved ones who have died. Hundreds of local families attend annually to participate in free children’s activities, enjoy live music and release butterflies in memory of loved ones. The event is known for the thousands of luminaries lit at dusk across Midland Care’s 22-acre campus. The Celebration Walk is free and open to anyone in the community, including those who have never used Midland Care’s services or who are visiting campus for the first time. The event does not feature a scheduled or timed walk, but is an opportunity for the public to stroll Midland Care’s scenic campus at 200 SW Frazier Circle in Topeka. The theme of Midland Care’s Celebration Walk is Celebrating the Dash of Life, honoring the dash between the day we are born and the day we die. This is our major fundraiser for the year and funds are used to provide hospice care for anyone who needs it, regardless of ability to pay. For example, a single gift of $1,000 will provide seven days of in-home hospice care. Each year, Midland Care provides over $500,000 in uncompensated care, keeping the promise we made 40 years ago to accept all referrals. Submitted by: Melissa Kershner Midland Care

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Tue, May 12th - 7:45pm
Virtual Ramadan Dinners
Virtual Ramadan Dinners

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Description: VIRTUAL RAMADAN DINNERS Dialogue Institute Kansas City would like to extend an invitation for you to join one of our special online "fast-breaking" dinners in the holy month of Ramadan. Each event we will connect Muslim families from different states with those joining online. We will have guest speakers with us from Kansas City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Oklahoma and Ohio! Discover the meaning and beauty behind this amazing month by celebrating the breaking of the fast. FREE Event! Everyone is welcome to attend. For the virtual Ramadan Dinners, our distinguished guest speakers and the event details, please see the below! When: Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: Leawood United Methodist Church Guest Speaker: Dr. Zeki Saritoprak Speaker Bio: Zeki Saritoprak is the Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies and professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in Islamic Theology from the University of Marmara in Turkey and is the author of over thirty academic articles and encyclopedia entries on topics in Islam. He is currently preparing a book on Islamic spirituality tentatively titled Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" When: Friday, May 1 at 7:30 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: Living Water Christian Church and Unification Family Life Center Guest Speaker: Dr. Mahnaz Shabbir Speaker Bio: Mahnaz Shabbir is president of Shabbir Advisors, an integrated strategic management consulting company focusing on planning, marketing, public relations, diversity transformation and education on a national and international basis. During the last fourteen years, Shabbir has given several hundred lectures, locally, nationally and internationally to organizations interested in knowing more about diversity issues. She has been the subject of dozens of articles, both locally and nationally. In March 2005, then Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed Shabbir to the REACH Health Care Foundation Community Advisory Committee, a $100 million foundation. Shabbir is also on the faculty at Park University teaching in the Masters of Health Care Leadership Program to include marketing and diversity in patient care delivery. She has been a lecturer at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and Fort Belvoir, VA. Prior to forming her own company, Shabbir was the Vice President for Strategic Planning and Business Development at Carondelet Health, a Catholic health care system in Kansas City. She had been with the organization for over 18 years. In this capacity, Shabbir planned $40 million projects like the four story medical mall at Saint Joseph Health Center. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" When: Sunday, May 3 at 7:30 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day-Saints Guest Speaker: Imam Sulaiman Imam Sulaiman Z Salaam is a community leader and religious teacher in the Islamic faith. He considers himself to be a follower of the Prophet Muhammad (G-d’s Peace be upon him), to whom the Holy book Quran was revealed; and a student of the late Imam W.D. Mohammed (G-d’s Peace be upon him also). In the year 2001, Imam Salaam earned the honorary title of “El-Hajj” after completing the fifth pillar of the Islamic faith; which is “hajj” or pilgrimage to Mecca. Imam Salaam was presented with the "Merging Leadership Award" by the Heartland Chapter of the Muslim American Council after years of Interfaith work with Harmony; The Focalore Movement of the Catholic Church; participating in Interfaith Dialog with Leaders of various faiths; being a guest speaker and addressing over 25,000 people at the World Youth Day and Gen Fest in Rome, Italy; and speaking at over 60 Churches since the September 11th Tragedy. Recently he was appointed as an Ambassador for Peace by the World Federation of Peace. Imam Salaam is the Imam of Al - Haqq Islamic Center, in Kansas City, Missouri and for several years now, has Delivered a public address on the 2nd Sunday of every month at the Public Library Entitled "Embracing Concepts that Help Us to Live A More G-d Centered, Peaceful and Productive Life”. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" When: Tuesday, May 5 at 7:30 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: Society of Precious Blood Guest Speaker: Dr. Scott Alexander Speaker Bio: Scott C. Alexander, Ph.D. is currently Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he is also Director of the school’s Catholic-Muslim Studies Program and faculty coordinator of the Master of Arts concentration in inter-religious dialogue. He is a regular consultant on Catholic-Muslim relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Association for Diocesan Ecumenical and Inter-religious Officers. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture and is co-editor of the forthcoming Dictionary of Christian-Muslim Relations (Cambridge University Press, anticipated 2015). In March of 2007, Scott was one of five U.S. scholars to be awarded an Association of Theological Schools Lilly Faculty Fellowship in support of his research and writing. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" When: Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Habitat for Humanity Guest Speaker: Dr. Imam Imad Enchassi Speaker Bio: Dr. Imam Imad Enchassi grew up in the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon. After moving to the United States at the age of seventeen, Enchassi began a long journey in education, receiving business management degrees from South Plains College and Southern Nazarene University and, then, completing his masters in management from the University of Phoenix. In 2004, Enchassi made a career move, turning his previous part-time volunteering activities into a full time commitment by becoming the founder and executive director of the Mercy Education Foundation – a multi-million dollar project creating the first accredited Islamic school of Oklahoma City. During that time, he also became the founder, imam and president of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC). In that role, he studied overseas at the Daawa University Institute and the University Institute for Islamic Studies in Lebanon, where he received his bachelors, masters and doctorate degree in Islamic Studies. Besides being the senior Imam at ISGOC, the chairman of Islamic studies and Chaplain at Oklahoma City University, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at both Phillips Theological Seminary and St. Paul School of Theology, advisory board member of CAIR, advisory board member of Wilbery School of Religion (Oklahoma City University), Enchassi is also in charge of organizing outreach and curriculum with the Muslim and non-Muslim communities throughout the state of Oklahoma. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" When: Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: GKC Interfaith Council and Unity Village Guest Speaker: Dr. Scott Alexander Speaker Bio: Scott C. Alexander, Ph.D. is currently Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he is also Director of the school’s Catholic-Muslim Studies Program and faculty coordinator of the Master of Arts concentration in inter-religious dialogue. He is a regular consultant on Catholic-Muslim relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Association for Diocesan Ecumenical and Inter-religious Officers. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Islamic Law and Culture and is co-editor of the forthcoming Dictionary of Christian-Muslim Relations (Cambridge University Press, anticipated 2015). In March of 2007, Scott was one of five U.S. scholars to be awarded an Association of Theological Schools Lilly Faculty Fellowship in support of his research and writing. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" When: Tuesday, May 12 at 7:45 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: Disciples of Christ Guest Speaker: Dr. Imam Imad Enchassi Speaker Bio: Dr. Imam Imad Enchassi grew up in the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon. After moving to the United States at the age of seventeen, Enchassi began a long journey in education, receiving business management degrees from South Plains College and Southern Nazarene University and, then, completing his masters in management from the University of Phoenix. In 2004, Enchassi made a career move, turning his previous part-time volunteering activities into a full time commitment by becoming the founder and executive director of the Mercy Education Foundation – a multi-million dollar project creating the first accredited Islamic school of Oklahoma City. During that time, he also became the founder, imam and president of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC). In that role, he studied overseas at the Daawa University Institute and the University Institute for Islamic Studies in Lebanon, where he received his bachelors, masters and doctorate degree in Islamic Studies. Besides being the senior Imam at ISGOC, the chairman of Islamic studies and Chaplain at Oklahoma City University, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at both Phillips Theological Seminary and St. Paul School of Theology, advisory board member of CAIR, advisory board member of Wilbery School of Religion (Oklahoma City University), Enchassi is also in charge of organizing outreach and curriculum with the Muslim and non-Muslim communities throughout the state of Oklahoma. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" When: Tuesday, May 13 at 7:45 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: St Mark’s Hope & Peace Lutheran Church and Centers for Spiritual Living Guest Speaker: Dr. Sophia Pandya Speaker Bio: Dr. Sophia Pandya is a professor and the Department Chair, at California State University at Long Beach, in the Department of Religious Studies. Winner of the 2016 Advancement of Women Award at CSULB from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, she received her BA from UC Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies/Arabic, and her MA and PhD from UC Santa Barbara in Religious Studies. A Fulbright Scholar, she specializes in women and Islam, and more broadly in contemporary movements within Islam. Dr. Pandya has authored a book (2012), Muslim Women and Islamic Resurgence: Religion, Education, and Identity Politics in Bahrain, on Bahraini women and the ways in which globalization and modern education impacted their religious activities. Having carried out research in Turkey on several occasions, she is also the co-editor of a second published volume (2012), The Gülen Hizmet Movement and its Transnational Activities: Case Studies on Charitable Activism. Dr. Pandya has also published articles about the Hizmet movement and its relationship to the Kurdish community. Another forthcoming article analyzes the gendered dimensions of the "Yemen Spring" and the subsequent (2015-present) war in Yemen, with a focus on the role of religious groups. Dr. Pandya is frequently invited to speak at the local, national, and international level. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" When: Tuesday, May 15 at 7:45 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: Community Christian Church Guest Speaker: Dr. Imam Imad Enchassi Speaker Bio: Dr. Imam Imad Enchassi grew up in the Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon. After moving to the United States at the age of seventeen, Enchassi began a long journey in education, receiving business management degrees from South Plains College and Southern Nazarene University and, then, completing his masters in management from the University of Phoenix. In 2004, Enchassi made a career move, turning his previous part-time volunteering activities into a full time commitment by becoming the founder and executive director of the Mercy Education Foundation – a multi-million dollar project creating the first accredited Islamic school of Oklahoma City. During that time, he also became the founder, imam and president of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City (ISGOC). In that role, he studied overseas at the Daawa University Institute and the University Institute for Islamic Studies in Lebanon, where he received his bachelors, masters and doctorate degree in Islamic Studies. Besides being the senior Imam at ISGOC, the chairman of Islamic studies and Chaplain at Oklahoma City University, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at both Phillips Theological Seminary and St. Paul School of Theology, advisory board member of CAIR, advisory board member of Wilbery School of Religion (Oklahoma City University), Enchassi is also in charge of organizing outreach and curriculum with the Muslim and non-Muslim communities throughout the state of Oklahoma. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" When: Tuesday, May 20 at 7:45 pm Where: On YouTube Live Host Group: St. Andrew Christian Church Guest Speaker: Dr. Sophia Pandya Speaker Bio: Dr. Sophia Pandya is a professor and the Department Chair, at California State University at Long Beach, in the Department of Religious Studies. Winner of the 2016 Advancement of Women Award at CSULB from the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, she received her BA from UC Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies/Arabic, and her MA and PhD from UC Santa Barbara in Religious Studies. A Fulbright Scholar, she specializes in women and Islam, and more broadly in contemporary movements within Islam. Dr. Pandya has authored a book (2012), Muslim Women and Islamic Resurgence: Religion, Education, and Identity Politics in Bahrain, on Bahraini women and the ways in which globalization and modern education impacted their religious activities. Having carried out research in Turkey on several occasions, she is also the co-editor of a second published volume (2012), The Gülen Hizmet Movement and its Transnational Activities: Case Studies on Charitable Activism. Dr. Pandya has also published articles about the Hizmet movement and its relationship to the Kurdish community. Another forthcoming article analyzes the gendered dimensions of the "Yemen Spring" and the subsequent (2015-present) war in Yemen, with a focus on the role of religious groups. Dr. Pandya is frequently invited to speak at the local, national, and international level. Join on YouTube Youtube link: bit.ly/2VpuTRp and click “ Live" Submitted by: eyyup esen Dr.

Tue, May 12th - 7:45pm

 
 
Wed, May 13th - 10:00am
Story Book Science
Story Book Science

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Description: Join us every Wednesday at 10am on Facebook for Story Book Science, a fun live reading of some of our favorite science-oriented story books! The KU Natural History Museum's Education Coordinator, Colleen MacGilvray, will be reading a variety of beautifully illustrated books and we'll often include some science facts, specimens or fun activities after the readings. We hope you'll join us! STORY BOOK TIME SCHEDULE Wednesdays, 10am APRIL 8 All Birds Have Anxiety by Kathy Hoopman (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) APRIL 15 Pollen: Darwin’s 130-Year Prediction by Darcy Pattison (Mims House) APRIL 22 Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland (Kids Can Press Ltd.) APRIL 29 Walk on the Wild Side by Nicholas Oldland (Kids Can Press Ltd.) MAY 6 Wisdom the Midway Albatross by Darcy Pattison (Mims House) MAY 13 Grandmother Fish by Jonathan Tweet (Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan) Submitted by: Anne Tangeman KU Natural History Museum

Wed, May 13th - 10:00am

 
 
Thu, May 14th - 7:30pm
Beatrice Rana, piano
Beatrice Rana, piano

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Description: Beatrice Rana, Gramophone’s 2017 “Young Artist of the Year,” is making waves in the international classical music scene, arousing admiration from critics and audiences around the world. Rana came to public attention in 2011 after winning First Prize and all special jury prizes at the Montreal International Competition. And in 2013, she won the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Rana performs in the world’s most esteemed concert halls, including Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall, among others. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

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Sat, May 16th - 8:00am
Rockstar Run North 5k/10k
Rockstar Run North 5k/10k

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Description: Join us for the annual Rockstar Run, a Mother's Day themed run is perfect for the whole family! The fun includes great swag (designer shirt, custom medal), chip-timing, live results and awards, free photos, costume contest, free kids' dash, great post-race food, and plenty of fun activities. Grab your friends and family, because you are not going to want to miss this one! Submitted by: Billy Event Vesta

Sat, May 16th - 8:00am

 
 
Sun, May 17th - 3:00pm
Northland Symphony Orchestra’s Dazzling Dances
Northland Symphony Orchestra’s Dazzling Dances

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Description: As the 53rd season comes to a close, the Northland Symphony Orchestra will perform a medley that highlights popular dance music with a performance from the Luzicka Ballet. Submitted by: Paige Buckmaster Northland Symphony Orchestra

Sun, May 17th - 3:00pm

 
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Virtual 5K Home Run
Virtual 5K Home Run

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Are you a road warrior or just happy to get the steps in from the couch to your fridge? Either way, this is the event for you! Get the whole family involved, from tiny tots to four-legged furballs. Hop on that treadmill that’s collecting dust. Or dress up in fun costumes. Make the experience what you want it to be – just keep up your physical distancing! You have from May 19-May 25 (11:59 p.m. CT) to complete 3.1 miles. Choose your favorite route to walk or jog, whether it's indoors or out. 

Instead of awarding medals to the fastest participants, we're celebrating a whole host of achievements: Silliest costume, most creative indoor and outdoor routes, silliest sidekick, top fundraising individual and team, and more. Participants also receive a race T-shirt.

Individuals register for $25, while teams of 4 or more pay $20 per person. You can sign up until May 25. To request a team discount code, contact kristin@lawrencefamilypromise.org.

All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Lawrence, a nonprofit working with families experiencing homelessness to get back into sustainable housing. FPL has been open throughout the COVID pandemic. It is currently assisting 56 local families, including 123 children, to ensure they remain in or find sustainable housing.

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Family Promise of Lawrence

Tue, May 19th (All day)

 
 
 
Songs of the Great War
Songs of the Great War

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Originally produced in collaboration with The National World War I Museum and Memorial, Musical Theatre Heritage presents a five-camera, cinematic capture of "Songs of the Great War."  This original theatrical production demonstrates how music, societies and cultures changed as a direct result of the upheaval known as The Great War. A $20 fee benefits Musical Theater Heritage, a not-for-profit professional organization. The production will be available for streaming on May 21, in honor of Memorial Day. More information is available here:  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/songsofthegreatwar

Thu, May 21st (All day)

 
 
Fri, May 22nd - 10:00am
Discovery Day: Pollinators
Discovery Day: Pollinators

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Description: Join us on Facebook on May 22, 10am-4pm, for a special (virtual) pollinator party! We'll feature hands-on activities, information with KU research scientists, community partners, and more! Learn about the essential role pollinators play in the world’s ecosystems and engage in fun science learning for the whole family. Details: We'll share new videos every hour, from 10am-4pm! Learn and try activities all about nectar, avian (bird) pollinators, how to help butterflies including monarchs, and of course bees! We’re thrilled to have great partners including the KU Beekeeping Club, Monarch Watch, the Kansas Rural Center, KU Ecology and Evolutionary Biology students, the Spencer Museum of Art and researchers from the KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum! Submitted by: Anne Tangeman KU Natural History Museum

Fri, May 22nd - 10:00am

 
 
Fri, May 22nd - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Virtual Cinema a Go-Go Brings on The Blob
Virtual Cinema a Go-Go Brings on The Blob

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We had so much fun last time that we're back again with our second "virtual" Cinema a Go-Go. Please join KPR when Retro Cocktail Hour host Darrell Brogdon holds a watch party from the Underground Martini Bunker Friday, May 22, at 7 p.m. This time featuring a real classic - The Blob (1958) starring Steve McQueen. This event is free; all we need is your name and email address in this web form, and you will get the exclusive log-in information for the event. Besides this great bad movie Darrell will have a giveaway* at the end of the film. A link to sign up for the giveaway item will be placed in the zoom comment section periodically throughout the movie.

A cult classic of gooey greatness, The Blob was made in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, by a maverick film distributor and a small studio that had previously made only religious movies. In his first starring role, Steve McQueen plays an oversexed teenager who can't get anybody to believe his story about a meteor that crashed to Earth and disgorged a ravenous gooey parasite. This low budget epic helped to launch the careers of Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut (Miss Crump on TV's Andy Griffith Show) and composer Burt Bacharach, who wrote the trippy theme song.

This event is free of charge...but we welcome contributions to support Retro Cocktail Hour and all KPR programming by clicking here. If you have any questions, reach out to Bobbi at bwashechek@ku.edu.

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Fri, May 22nd - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 
 
Sat, May 23rd - 9:00am
Pop Up Science: Rocks & Minerals
Pop Up Science: Rocks & Minerals

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Description: Join us on Facebook for Pop Up Science: Rocks & Minerals! This month, Outreach & Engagement Coordinator, Eleanor, will teach you about Earth’s minerals and rocks and show you how to you’re your own mineral ID kit! Explore the properties of minerals and learn how a geologist identifies a rock. You can find more fun hands-on geology activities to try at home by visiting our Museum From Home page. Submitted by: KU Natural History Museum KU Natural History Museum

Sat, May 23rd - 9:00am

 
 
 
Tue, May 19th - 7:30pm
An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour Featuring Special Guest Katharine McPhee
An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour Featuring Special Guest Katharine McPhee

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Description: GRAMMY Award-winning producer David Foster is embarking on an extensive North American tour beginning January of 2020 and ending at the Kauffman Center on May 19. The tour, An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour, is an extension of his highly successful and sold-out 2019 tour. Foster, who is one of the biggest musical forces of our time, created this jaw-dropping musical extravaganza that includes the greatest hits of his career. Joining the 16-time GRAMMY Award-winning writer/producer this time around will be singer/actress Katharine McPhee. Katharine joins David fresh off her Broadway and West End run of the hit Broadway musical Waitress. Katharine will join David for a number of his well-known songs including The Prayer. Submitted by: Lexei Mann Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

Tue, May 19th - 7:30pm

 
 
Thu, May 21st - 7:30am
UHY LLP Estate Planning Executive Briefing
UHY LLP Estate Planning Executive Briefing

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Description: Join UHY LLP Kansas City for our May 2020 Executive Briefing. This month's topic is Estate Planning, presented by Scott McRuer, Partner, UHY LLP. Submitted by: Megan Hill UHY LLP

Thu, May 21st - 7:30am

 
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Thu, May 28th - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Trail Mix Presents a Virtual Concert with Ordinary Elephant
Trail Mix Presents a Virtual Concert with Ordinary Elephant

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Times are changing and so are we.  Kansas Public Radio's Trail Mix presents our first virtual concert with the talented duo Ordinary Elephant. The virtual concert will take place Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m., with a portion of the ticket sales going to support KPR. Tickets are $10 with an option to give extra money to the band and KPR through the "virtual tip jar." Secure your link to this incredible show by clicking here.

Trail Mix host Bob McWilliams wants to make sure we are continuing to promote and host talented artists during this trying time. The best way to do that these days is to support artists virtually! 

International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. The collaboration of husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. “Two become one, in song...hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery,” says Mary Gauthier. The Associated Press is calling their latest album, Honest, “one of the best Americana albums of the year.”

Interested in learning more about Ordinary Elephant? Check out their website.

Thu, May 28th - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 
 
Fri, May 29th - 11:00am
Virtual Museum Day KC
Virtual Museum Day KC

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Description: Your museums miss you! Join the Watkins and other regional museums for Virtual Museum Day KC, a free and live series of videos for families and educators appearing from 11 AM-4 PM at the event Youtube Page: bit.ly/virtualmuseumdaykc Submitted by: Will Hickox Watkins Museum of History

Fri, May 29th - 11:00am

 
 
 

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